The most well-known plants having hypoglycemic potential include:
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)
Bitter melon gourd (Momordica charantia)
Climbing ivy gourd (Coccinia indica)
Mamijava (Enicostemma littorale)
Asian ginseng (P ginseng) (See image above.)
American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)
Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus)
Ackee (Blighia sapida)
Prickly pear (Opuntia robusta)
Yellow bells (Tecoma stans [family Bignoniaceae])
Hypoglycemia due to the ingestion of ginseng in patients with type 2 diabetes has been reported. Peace lilies and poinsettias have toxic properties, whereas the Christmas cactus is considered nontoxic.
Learn more about hypoglycemic plant poisoning.
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Cite this: Richard H. Sinert. Fast Five Quiz: Toxic Plants - Medscape - Nov 23, 2021.