Medicinal Plants and Herbs for Diabetes

History records that so many cultures have depended so much on herbs and plants to medicinal or healing purposes. Presently, modern medicine is now looking our for how traditional medicine can be used to manage and treat diabetes alongside with other medications prescribed.

The purity and source of a herb is quite powerful and effective and it helps to reduce side effects that might show up. Professional guidance and help is highly advised when taking herbal or traditional remedies. Lots of research had been carried out on medical herbs and they include:

1. Bay Leaf: Bsy leaf is ascertained to help the body make use of insulin more effectively as low as 500 my which is less than a tablespoon (half). Spices like turmeric, cumin, cloves, coriander and cinnamon are very good in curtailing blood sugar levels.

Berberine- Research shows that 2 to 3 times daily intake of 500mg of Bameberine was able to put in control lipid metabolism and blood sugar effectively.


Bitter Gourd– This plant is also know as bitter melon. It had gotten a considerable number of attention due to its capacity to regulate blood sugar.


Cayenne– This herb is used to ease pain that's related with diabetic neuropathy. It's widely known as chilli pepper and it's mostly used externally.


Cinnamon: This herb has the capacity to increase the level of insulin sensitivity and help a cholesterol and flux levels in people or patient who has Type 2 diabetes.


Curcumin: This is a spice used to prepare food and it is also used to heal wounds and pain but it's known to impede autoimmune disease by regulating and overseeing inflammatory cytokines.

Evening Primrose Oil – Impaired fatty acid metabolism that it's in diabetes can lead to thwarted nerve function which can contribute to the development and build up of peripheral neuropathy.


 Fenugreek – This is a popular ingredient mostly used in the Middke Eastern and Indian cuisine and it has the capacity to increase good cholesterol while decreasing the overall cholesterol.


Flax– This had the richest and abundant source of soluble fiber. It's an outstanding source of alpha aimon lenic acid which is also known as Omega-3 fatty acid.


Ginger (Zingiber officinale) – Ginger (Zingiber officinale) commoly used to add flavour to a food and it can be taken orally in huger quantities for different kind of digestive relief and comfort.


 Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) – This is found in Garcinia Cambogia and it plays a huge role in decreasing cholesterol and helps in weight loss by stifling appetite. Hydroxycitruc acid should be taken by anyone who is on diabetes and cholesterol drugs.


Onions and Garlic – The use of onions and garlic in Europe, Middle East and Asia has reduces their blood sugar level. Onions and garlic contains alkyl propyl di sulphide and ally in which have chemical structures that's quite related to insulin and it is believed to reduce the blood sugar level.


 Pycogenol – This herb is an excerpt of pine bark that was said to be used in some countries to treat diabetic ulcers and diabetic retinopathy. A study held in German shows us a positive effect pycogenol has on lowering glucose levels.


Published by sophie belmore

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