Potential Diabetes Cure in Aratiles
A 16-year-old from Iloilo City, Philippines, discovered that the aratiles fruit could possibly cure diabetes, according to a media report. The aratiles fruit is a cherry-like red fruit found in countries like Mexico, Bolivia and Philippines. The fruit is locally known as sarisa.
Apart from the fruit, it's branches, leaves, stems and flowers may also be useful in curing diabetes. The scientist, Maria Isabel Layson has listed her research on the anti diabetic properties of aratiles. Layson found that the aratiles fruit contained bio active compounds like anthocyanin, flavonoid and polyphenol. According to her research, the fruit is rich in antioxidants and has anti diabetic properties. Aratiles could cure type-2 diabetes mellitus through the prevention of postprandial hyperglycemia.
" Layson also won Best Individual Research in Life Science at the 2019 National Science and Technology Fair hosted by DepEd".