Salacia Reticulata

Last Updated: November 18, 2022

Salacia reticulata is a medicinal herb from Ayurveda which appears to have anti-diabetic activities, namely by inhibiting carbohydrate uptake from the intestines; it appears quite effective at this, similar to acarbose in potency.

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What are other names for Salacia Reticulata?
Note that Salacia Reticulata is also known as:
  • Kothala himbutu
Dosage information

Supplementation of salacia herbs (reticulata or oblonga) seem to be effective in humans when taken at the oral dose of 240-1,000mg, with the higher dose being used more frequently for the purpose of reducing glucose absorption form the intestines.

Due to this supplement acting as a carbohydrate absorption inhibitor, it needs to be taken alongside dietary carbohydrates.

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