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.
Salacia Reticulata is most often used for
- Kothala himbutu
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.