Diabetes has been treated with plant medicines for centuries. Recent scientific investigation has confirmed the effectiveness of many of these preparations, some of which are remarkably effective. Only those herbs and plants that appear most effective are relatively non-toxic and have substantial documentation of value are listed in this article.
Your diabetes natural treatments list.
Gymnema assists the pancreas in the production of insulin in Type 2 diabetes. Making this herb an effective diabetes natural treatment. Gymnema also improves the ability of insulin to lower blood sugar in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It decreases cravings for sweet. This herb can be an excellent substitute for oral blood sugar-lowering drugs in Type 2 diabetes. Some people take 500 mg per day of gymnema extract.
Fenugreek – This herb has a certain ring to it’s name.
It’s the fenugreek seeds that make the difference when it comes to using this herb as a diabetes natural treatment. The defatted sections of the seed that contain the alkaloid trogonelline, nicotinic acid and coumarin is what makes this an effective diabetes natural treatment.
Frick and Frack – Onion and Garlic
Onion and garlic have significant blood sugar lowering action. The principal active ingredients are believed to be allyl propyl disulphide (APDS) and diallyl disulphide oxide (allicin), although other constituents such as flavonoids may play a role as well.
Experimental and clinical evidence suggests that APDS lowers glucose levels by competing with insulin for insulin-inactivating sites in the liver. This results in an increase of free insulin. APDS administered in doses of 125 mg/ kg to fasting humans was found to cause a marked fall in blood glucose levels and an increase in serum insulin. Allicin doses of 100 mg/kg produced a similar effect.
Pterocarpus Marsupium – That’s easy for you to say.
The tree is the source of the Kino of the European pharmacopeas. The gum-resin looks like dried blood (Dragon’s blood), much used in Indian medicine. This herb has a long history of use in India as a natural treatment for diabetes. The flavonoid, (-)-epicatechin, extracted from the bark of this plant has been shown to prevent alloxan-induced beta cell damage in rats. Both epicatechin and a crude alcohol extract of Pterocarpus marsupium have actually been shown to regenerate functional pancreatic beta cells. No other drug or natural agent has proven to generate this action. That is what separates this herb from most of the other diabetes natural treatments.
Blueberry anthocyanosides increases capillary reliability, inhibits free-radical damage and enhances the quality of the vascular system. In Europe, it is used as an anti-haemorrhagic agent in the handling of eye diseases including diabetic retinopathy. I heard for a long time how good blueberries are. As a diabetes natural treatment this herb makes all the sense in the world to me.
In traditional Chinese medicine Asian ginseng is regularly used as a natural diabetes treatment. The evidence has been that it enhances the release of insulin from the pancreas and also increases the number of insulin receptors. A current analysis showed that 200 mg of ginseng extract per day improved on blood sugar control as well as energy levels in Type 2 diabetes (NIDDM).
Bilberry may lower the risk of some diabetic complications, such as diabetic cataracts and retinopathy.
Cinnamon – Triples insulin’s efficiency
Ginkgo biloba extract may prove useful for prevention and treatment of early-stage diabetic neuropathy.
The benefits of using diabetes natural treatments compared to ingesting drugs are many. They are safer, and get to the problem without the side effects that quite often accompany medications. You may have to experiment with these alternative remedies to find the one that is best for you. Is that a responsible way to better health? I think so.
You have been given a list of at least seven diabetes natural treatments. Use them well. I was able to reduce blood sugar levels in my body using fenugreek and gymnema sylvestre. I wish you luck with your choice.