|Studies on Diabetes
||A study of a diterpene isolated from the bark of Croton cajucara Benth. In alloxan-induced diabetic rats showed significant hypoglycemic activity almost comparable to glibenclamide, without hypoglycemic activity in normal rats (Farias et al 1997). A second study of this same isolate showed reduction in blood glucose levels and triglycerides in streptozotocin rats (Silva et al 2001).
||Folk uses include digestive disorders, diarrhea and vomiting (NMCD; http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=181&brand_id=, accessed 4/17/04).
|Formulations used by Informants
||Albumen, tannin, cascarillin, potassium chloride, calcium salt, and lignin (Grieve; http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/c/croto118.html, accessed 4/17/04).
|Potential Adverse Effects
||No clinical adverse effects were found.
|Potential Medication Interactions
||No clinical medication interactions were found.