Home Remedies to Control Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a nutritional disorder, characterized by an abnormally high level of blood glucose and the excretion of the excess glucose in the urine. It results from an absolute or relative lack of insulin which leads to abnormalities in carbohydrate metabolism and metabolism of protein and fat. The cases of diabetes are much higher these days as compare to the past.

The most commonly used screening tests are the determination of the fasting blood glucose level and the blood glucose level tested two hours after a meal. The normal fasting blood sugar content is 80 -120mg. per 100 ml of blood, this can go up to a level of 160 mg. per 100 ml of blood two hours after meals. Anything above these levels can be termed as diabetic levels. It occurs in all age groups but the most common sufferers are obese people in middle or older age.

Causes of Diabetes
The various causes of diabetes are:
  • Genetic factors
  • Stress and anxiety  
  •  High carbohydrate diet  
  •  Obesity  
  •  Nutritional deficiency  
  •  Less physical activity or lack of exercise  
  • Specific disease that interferes with the proper functioning of pancreas

Diabetes Complications
1. Hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis)
2. Heart problems
3. Eye problems
4. Blindness
5. kidney problems
6. Nerve problems

Ayurveda recommends many Indian herbs and general practices to improve the secretion of insulin through natural ways. 

Some of the home and herbal remedies prescribed by Ayurveda are described below.
  • Boil 15 fresh Mango leaves in 1 glass of water. Leave overnight. Filter this water and drink first thing in the morning. It is an effective home remedy for diabetes
  • Soak one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in 1 cup of water overnight. Drink this water in the morning on an empty stomach and eat the seeds.
  • Avoid oily, fried and starchy foodstuffs.
  • Avoid coffee, sugar, refined flour and alcohol.
  • Eat tender curry leaves (fresh) twice a day to reduce sugar. 
  • Take the juice of crushed fish-berry (amruth) soaked in water for a day first thing in the morning. 
  • Consuming fruits like oranges, tomatoes, and plum is good for controlling diabetes. Take these fruits daily in limited amount of about 300 grams daily. You will be able to notice good results.
  • Dry bay leaves and make them into a fine powder. Use 5 grams of the powder in a glass of water and drink it for at least 10 days. You will be able to control the glucose levels easily.
  • Include turmeric and cinnamon in your diets. You can even take one teaspoon of cinnamon daily.
  • Take a bitter gourd, remove the seeds and saturate in a cup of water. Drain this preparation and drink every morning.
  • Boil around fifteen mango leaves in one cup of water. Keep it over night and filter in the morning. Drink every morning on an empty stomach.
  • Eat smaller meals (low fat diet) five to six times a day instead of having three large meals.
  • Increase intake of vegetables like spinach, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, sprouts, beans, garlic etc.
  • Refrain from taking stress.
  • Do regular exercise. Walk for at least 40 minutes a day.
  • Avoid red meat and excessive salt in your meals. Fish and soy can be taken due to their good protein value.
  • Bitter herbs like Azadirachta Indica (Neem), bitter gourd and fenugreek are like miracle drugs for diabetics. Take them in any form you can.
  • Avoid white bread, rice, potatoes, sweet and sugary foods.
  • Chew 8-10 curry leaves (Meetha Neem) on an empty stomach. It is very effective for bringing the urine and blood sugar to their normal levels, even in hereditary diabetic patients.
  • Emblica officinalis or Indian gooseberry (Amla) is very beneficial for diabetic patients. Prepare a fine powder of dry amala and put this powder in water. Allow it to stand for some time. Then filter the solution and mix some lemon juice in it. Take this early in the morning. You can even use extract of amla easily available in the market.
  • Syzygium cumini or Indian plum (Jamun), is considered a panacea for diabetes. Eating this fruit is very beneficial for patients of diabetes. In fact, more than fruit, the seeds of jamun fruit is beneficial when taken in powdered form mixed with some water.
  • The holy fruit of India- the bel fruit or the Aegle marmelos has anti-diabetic properties. The herbal extract of its leaves should be taken preferably with a pinch of black pepper.
  • Garlic contains allicin that helps in reducing sugar level in blood.
  • The leaves of Butea monosperma (Palas) tree are very useful in diabetes. They reduce blood sugar and are useful in glycosuria- the presence of large amount of glucose in urine.
  • Tenner’s cassia (Tarwar) is an effective remedy for diabetes. A decoction of the whole plant or bubs is used to treat diabetes. The powder of the herb, mixed with honey, is very effective. Seeds can also be used in the similar manner as flowers.

Diabetes Treatment and Advice
1. Do regular exercises and yoga
2. Lose weight
3. Eat fiber rich foods
4. Drink eight to ten glasses of water daily
5. Do not take alcohol, soft drinks, and sugary desserts
6. Avoid bare foot walking
7. Test urine regularly

Herbal Remedies for Diabetes
1. Prepare a mixture by adding equal quantities of turmeric powder and dried gooseberry powder with honey or drink equal quantities of gooseberry juice and fresh turmeric juice in an empty stomach daily.
2. Eat garlic regularly as it regulates sugar level.
3. Dalchini ((Cinnamonum zeylancium) is also an effective herbal remedies for diabetes.
4. Bitter melon is wonderful herb in treating diabetes mellitus.

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