Pterocarpus marsupium (Pterostilbene)

Pterocarpus marsupium, also known as Malabar kino, Indian kino tree or vijayasar, is a medium to large, deciduous tree that can grow up to 30 metres tall. It is native to India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, where it occurs in parts of the Western Ghats in the Karnataka-Kerala region and also in the forests of Central India. It is also known by the names benga, bijiayasal (in western Nepal), piasal (Oriya[) venkai, and many others.

Studies

Pterocarpus marsupium extract reveals strong in vitro antioxidant activity.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22495601

Pterocarpus marsupium extract (Vijayasar) prevented the alteration in metabolic patterns induced in the normal rat by feeding an adequate diet containing fructose as sole carbohydrate.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15955128

Anti-cataract activity of Pterocarpus marsupium bark and Trigonella foenum-graecum seeds extract in alloxan diabetic rats.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15234767

Low-dose pterostilbene, but not resveratrol, is a potent neuromodulator in aging and Alzheimer's disease.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21982274

A Review of Pterostilbene Antioxidant Activity and Disease Modification
http://www.pubfacts.com/detail/23691264/A-review-of-pterostilbene-antioxidant-activity-and-disease-modification.

Determination of pterostilbene in rat plasma by a simple HPLC-UV method and its application in pre-clinical pharmacokinetic study.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19488981