Corosolic acid from banaba leaves (Lagerstroemia speciosa) has been used as a traditional herbal medicine for diabetes and kidney disorders.1-3 However, whether it has significant side effects remains unknown. We report the first case of a diabetic patient who developed severe lactic acidosis after taking corosolic acid.
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Zheng, J. Q., Zheng, C. M., & Lu, K. C. (2010). Corosolic acid-induced acute kidney injury and lactic acidosis in a patient with impaired kidney function. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 56(2), 418-419. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2010.06.002