In this Article
- What other names is Banaba known by?
- What is Banaba?
- How does Banaba work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Banaba.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of banaba during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Diabetes: Banaba can affect blood sugar control, so people with diabetes should monitor their blood glucose levels closely. If you have diabetes, it's best to check with your healthcare provider before starting banaba.
Low blood pressure. Banaba might lower blood pressure. In theory, taking banaba might make blood pressure become too low in people with low blood pressure.
Surgery: Banaba might affect blood sugar levels and could make blood sugar control more difficult during and after surgery. Stop using banaba at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
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