What's this plant?

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    pobre@uyamot
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    Please help me identify this plant. Thank you.

    #488
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    Irish
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    Insulin Plant!

    #492
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    Julian
    Greenhorn

    It’s a tropical plant, isn’t it? Can it also survive in colder regions?

    What’s behind the name? Does it cure diabetes?

    #494
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    Irish
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    It can be found mostly in tropical climate. As far as I know, especially in the provincial areas they would chew the leaves because they believed that it can decrease the blood sugar.

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    Julian
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    Oh I see. It could be interesting to know if there has been any scientific study regarding this insulin plant proving the efficiency at decreasing sugar level.

    #496
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    Irish
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    There was article,this might help! https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2924971/

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    Julian
    Greenhorn

    Thanks for the link!

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    pobre@uyamot
    Greenhorn

    I saw your comments earlier but I couldn’t reply asap. I’m happy to know the name of this plant. We’ve been taking care of it for several years now without even knowing its name nor that it had medicinal use. @irish, I’ll surely take time opening the link you provided and do more research about its use to lower down sugar. Thank you very much! May God bless you!

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