Bridelia Tea- 250g
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Administration of a leaf decoction to a 49-year-old female diabetic patient caused her fasting blood sugar level to fall from 242 mg/dl to about 120 mg/dl after 12 weeks, remaining at this level for eight weeks (Addae-Mensah, 1992). A 45-year old hypertensive woman, who had diabetes diagnosed on routine examination had her fasting blood sugar level of 370 mg/dl reduced to 250 mg/dl after one week and continued to fall until it normalized after eleven weeks on immediate administration of B. ferruginea. No medication was prescribed for her hypertension, but her blood pressure fell from 180/90 to 140/90 during the treatment period (Addae-Mensah, 1992; Ampofo, 1977). Aqueous extracts of the leaves were able to normalize the fasting blood glucose levels and helped in eliminating glycosuria of patients with maturity-onset diabetes (Iwu, 1993).
- Therapeutic indications
Arthritis; diabetes mellitus; diarrhoea; gastrointestinal and urogenital disorders (e.g. syphilis); glossitis; gout; headaches; helminthiasis; oral thrush (mouth wash); oliguria, rheumatic pains (Mshana, 2000; Addae-Mensah, 1992; GHP, 1992; Ayensu, 1978).
Infusion: Put four tablespoonful of dried leaf into 300ml of boiling water; brew
for 5 minutes. Strain or decant
Drink one prepared cup of tea two times daily;
Known renal and/ or hepatic patients,
hypoglycaemia, elderly and children.
Excessive dose may lead to hypoglycaemia
Precautions for use
Not recommended for pregnant women, lactating mothers and children below 12yrs of age.
Caution should be taken in the administration of the aqueous extract in patients with compromised
liver and renal function.
Store in a cool, dry place
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. As with all dietary supplements, you should consult a qualified healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are taking any medications or have any medical conditions.