Recently, the Department of Science and Technology of Hai Duong Province has accepted the results of the project "Research into the blood sugar reducing effect of the dried extract from banana (Musa Paradisiaca L.) stems and its application in supporting the treatment of type 2 diabetes". The project was implemented by Hai Duong Central College of Pharmacy, and Dr. Nguyen Thi Dong was responsible for directing and implementing the project from 2016 to 2017.
The research team assessed the extract’s mechanism of blood sugar lowering effect in experimental animals; studied the extract’s chemical composition and toxicity; researched and developed functional foods in hard capsules; and evaluated the effect of the functional food capsules on patients with type 2 diabetes.
The banana stems after harvesting the fruit were extracted to change into powder, and then create hard capsules with a simple, easy-to-implement formulation process. The test results in patients with type 2 diabetes being treated at the Hai Duong Traditional Medicine Hospital showed that the product met the requirements for quality and was effective in supporting the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
(Department of Science and Technology of Hai Duong Province)