Banaba

Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia speciosa (L.) Pers.

Family Name: Lythraceae

Facts: 

The leaves of Lagerstroemia speciosa are well-known for its therapeutic qualities. The plant contains corosolic acid, which is thought to have anti-diabetic effects, and is used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of diseases, including diabetes and kidney disorders.

According to certain research, extracts from Lagerstroemia speciosa may have anti-inflammatory properties, making them useful for treating inflammatory diseases.

Gardeners who want to create butterfly-friendly landscapes love Lagerstroemia speciosa because of its vivid and numerous blossoms, which attract butterflies.

The nutrient-rich leaves of Lagerstroemia speciosa are fed to animals as an additional food source and are also utilized as cattle fodder.