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Pterocarpus marsupium

Latin Name: Pterocarpus marsupium
English Name: Indian Kino Tree
Sanskrit / Indian Name: Bijaka

Pterocarpus marsupium is a large deciduous tree.

Its principal constituents are liquiritigenin and isoliquiritigenin. An aqueous infusion of the wood is used in diabetes. It has been found to reduced the glucose absorption from the gastrointestinal tract and improve insulin and pro-insulin levels. It is effective in beta cell regeneration and has also been found to have a hypocholesteremic effect.