Boerhaaviadiffusa is an herb found in Ayurveda and other traditional medicines. Historically, Boerhaaviadiffusa has been used for its anti-diabetic and diuretic properties. In different areas of the world, Boerhaaviadiffusa has also been used for pain relief, anti-inflammation, and treating indigestion. Boerhaaviadiffusa is a tropical crawling root plant, with bioactive compounds in both the leaves and roots.
There have not been any human studies conducted on Boerhaaviadiffusa, but animal evidence suggests it is an effective diuretic, and can suppress the proliferation of immune cells. This can be harmful in some cases, like during flu season, but beneficial if the immune system is hyperactive. Boerhaaviadiffusa also has an anti-proliferative effect on some cancer cells, which means it prevents them from spreading. This anti-cancer effect comes from the isolated bioactive purnavarine.
Boerhaaviadiffusa also has anti-oxidant properties.
Boerhaaviadiffusa’s anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative mechanisms are plausible explanations for _Boerhaaviadiffusa’s potent anti-diabetic effects, which rivals the potency of standard drugs like Glibenclamide and Metformin. Further research is needed to confirm this relationship.
The standard Boerhaaviadiffusa dose used in rat studies is in the range of 200-400mg/kg, with a maximally effective dose of 1000mg/kg. This translates to a human dosage of 32-64mg/kg, or:
• 2,200-4,300mg for a 150lb person
• 2,900-5,800mg for a 200lb person
• 3,600-7,200mg for a 250lb person
These are estimated doses based off of animal research. There have not been any human studies conducted on Boerhaaviadiffusa.