Banaba is now available in supplement form. Proponents claim that banaba can promote weight loss and treat a wide range of health problems. Banaba contains corosolic acid, a substance shown to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antifungal, and blood-sugar-lowering properties.
The preparations of different parts of Lagerstroemia speciosa are widely used for the treatment of a number of health conditions. For example, the problems of the digestive tract, as diarrhea and constipation, and urinary disorders (dysuria, bladder and kidney inflammations) are often treated with Banaba remedies.
These days Banaba’s potential to fight obesity received wide
popularity, thus the plant is used in numerous dietary supplements for weight