Herbs for diabetes
Are there any herbs that can protect against the appearance of diabetes? Maybe they can adjust insulin levels? Of course, there are many herbs and foods we eat daily.
Indeed, many of them show very good results in lowering blood sugar, lowering hypertension and cholesterol and, of course, protecting the cardiovascular system. The properties we look for in beneficial herbs for treating and preventing diabetes are not only antidiabetic but also anti-inflammatory.
The reality of the continuing increase in diabetes in even young people is hidden in dietary habits with an increasing trend in carbohydrates, processed foods and sugar. The result is the body and particularly the pancreas, struggles to reduce blood sugar levels with constant insulin release. The next step before the onset of diabetes is the “habit” and resistance of the cells to insulin, while another step is insulin production deficiency. The result of this condition is inflammation in the body, confusion of hormones and symptoms such as fatigue and malaise. Then follows the prediabetic stagen and then the well-known follow-up.
Of course, if you want to prevent diabetes, you have to take care of your diet, dispose of processed foods and sweets from your diet, add a lot of vegetables and definitely check the magnesium levels in your body. See on Link which foods are high in magnesium. When we have already overcome this stage, either due to predisposition or diet, there are many herbs in nature that can help us and protect us:
We have already mentioned in the article about the therapeutic properties of ginseng, how important herb is to overall health and diabetes. Studies prove this as it appears to delay the absorption of carbohydrates and increase the release of insulin from the pancreas. It lowers blood glucose levels, resulting in all of the above, reducing the predisposition to developing diabetes.
In people already suffering from diabetes, it reduces glucose levels by a significant percentage. Of course, it is forbidden to use it alongside a medication as it may cause a hypoglycaemic episode. You can consume ginseng early in the morning and late in the evening, in the form of powdered root in water, decoction from the root, in capsules or in the form of tincture. The quantities are: One teaspoon of ginseng powder in a glass of water per dose, 2 grams of roots per tea, 3ml of tincture in a glass of water per dose, and in capsule form according to the dosage indicated.
Fenugreek is a herb that is particularly useful for the digestive system and for balancing metabolism. Studies now show that it has very good action on blood glucose lowering, particularly useful for the treatment of type b diabetes. Systemic consumption can correct the body’s resistance to insulin, as it enhances insulin sensitivity.
You can consume up to 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds a day, or a teaspoon of powder. The roasted seeds can be eaten in salads along with the leaves, while the soaked seeds early in the morning. The leaves can be used for therapeutic tea.
Turmeric is considered an anti-viral medicine ideal for treating infections, antioxidant and a very good herb for the digestive system. Curcumin is known for its unique therapeutic properties that lends the turmeric is also responsible for lowering blood glucose. Consuming turmeric as a dietary supplement prevents and treats the stages before diabetes. You can use turmeric in powder or paste form up to 2 teaspoons in juice, food, tea, capsules, or consume root, up to 1.5 cm a day.
This wonderful spice has many therapeutic applications. Cinnamon treats obesity, which plays an important role in the development of type 2 diabetes, treats inflammation, regulates blood sugar, and is considered an alternative medicine to treat diabetes. Half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder a day is enough for prevention and maintenance. You can add cinnamon in tea, water, juice, and you can make tea from the cinnamon stick. You will also find capsules in the market.
Roots win among the herbs to treat and prevent diabetes, with ginger being one more. Studies so far confirm the contribution of ginger to control blood sugar levels, increase insulin production and increase cell sensitivity to insulin. In addition, it activates metabolism, and contributes to weight reduction. You can consume raw root of up to 3 centimeters a day, powdered 1 teaspoon, oil 3 drops a day, or capsules. Ideally, it is consumed early in the morning while it can be added to tea, juice, cooked, soups, salads. Avoid eating after 5 in the afternoon.
Another effective herb for diabetes is the bilberry. It not only protects the eyes, as one of the negative effects of diabetes is damage to the eyes, but it also contributes significantly to the treatment of type B diabetes and to the reduction of blood sugar. You should, of course, pay great attention when consuming if you are on medication as there is a risk of hypoglycaemic episode. You can consume morning and evening, and when it comes to extract, consult the recommended dosages.
Wonderful spice and herb because of its curative properties, cumin and especially black, reduces blood sugar and cholesterol levels. It also contributes to the balance of blood sugar levels, and studies are being carried out on the possibility of diabetes treatment.
Sage has many healing properties, including strong antioxidant action, helping significantly to lower blood sugar levels. It contributes to the activation and increase in insulin production and keeps control over sugar in a prediabetic stage. To have positive results, sage tea three times a day is enough.
Additional herbs that protect against the onset of diabetes and reduce blood sugar levels:
Poppy seed for prevention, with high levels of zinc.
Lemon juice & cucumber for insulin synthesis & maintaining proper body weight.
Eucalyptus tea for complementary treatment.
Olive oil rich in fatty acids.
Molasses for stabilizing blood sugar levels.
The powerful anti-inflammatory thyme.
Chamomile as it removes extra glucose from the blood and stores it in the liver.
Raw garlic which reduces blood sugar levels and reduces inflammation.
Dandelion with bitter factors that lower blood sugar, heals the liver, reduces blood pressure and through diuresis, detoxifies the body.
Prickly pear-rich fiber.
Basil and dill for reducing blood sugar levels.
Saffron to prevent diabetes appearance.
Nettle to maintain healthy weight and healthy blood sugar levels.
Gymnema sylvestre, without being proven yet, is thought to be one of the most powerful weapons against diabetes. But let’s wait a bit longer to learn better both the effectiveness and the possible side effects
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