Antidesma bunius (Bignay) is rich in vitamins, minerals, and health-benefitting phytochemicals. Bignay is a traditional herbal remedy for diabetes and gastrointestinal problems. Studies show that bignay consists of compounds such as alkaloids, terpenes, saponins, tannins, glycosides, and flavonoids having α-glucosidase inhibitory activity which supports its antidiabetic claim. Its phenolic, flavonoid, anthocyanin, and carotenoid content possess antioxidant properties that help improve overall health.

 

Black currant tree/Bignay

Other Names: 
Currant Tree, Mao luang, Salamander tree, Queensland cherry
Other Traditional Medicinal Uses: 
  • Antioxidant
  • Antidiabetic
  • Hepatoprotective
  • For dysentery
  • For indigestion
  • Appetite suppressant
  • Gastroprotective
  • Immunobooster
  • Improves metabolism
  • Laxative
  • Antimicrobial
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Anti-aging
  • Supports cardiovascular health
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Assists weigh loss
  • Antimutagenic
  • Reduces cancer risk
References: 
  • http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874112005442
  • http://www.eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/view/1196
  • http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15538360802365913
  • http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814615002848
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  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bianca_Loranza/publication/237838304_Antidiabetic_Activity_Test_by_Inhibition_of_a-_Glucosidaseand_Phytochemical_Screening_from_the_Most_Active_Fraction_of_Buni_Antidesma_bunius_L_Stem_Barks_and_Leaves/links/02e7e51bcc1518a48f000000.pdf
  • http://www.stuartxchange.com/Bignay.html
  • https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ANBU3
  • http://www.tophealthremedies.com/15-wonderful-health-benefits-of-bignay/
  • http://news.abs-cbn.com/current-affairs-programs/10/13/10/salamat-dok-diabetes-alternatives-etc
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  • http://drhealthbenefits.com/food-bevarages/beverages/tea/health-benefits-of-bignay-tea
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  • http://opac.mmsu.edu.ph/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=3870
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