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Showing posts with label Diabetes. Show all posts

2014-06-30

Indian Bay Leaf Health Benefits

Indian Bay Leaf also called Tej Patta (तेजपत्ता)) in Hindi, Malabar leaf, Indian cassia, Indian cassia bark or Tamala cassia. It is a tough, three-veined leaf that is popular in India and used in Indian cooking and for preparing perfumes. It is a small to moderately sized ever green tree. The three veined leaf is elliptical, pointed, smooth and tough. The flavor and fragrance is similar to the cinnamon bark but slightly milder. The leaves are used either fresh, dried (both whole leaves or powdered form. Oil is also extracted (Bay leaf oil) to treat such ailments.

Tej Patta or bay leaf has antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, carmiative, diaphoretic, diuretic and astringent properties. The various benefits of bay leaf can be attributed to its rich nutritional value. These leaves are exceptionally rich in vitamins as well as copper, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, selenium and manganese. They also contain essential phytochemicals and volatile oils.

Health Benefits of Bay Leaf:
Bay leaf helps in the treatment of diabetes, migraine, gastric ulcers, abdominal pain, colic pain, bacterial and fungal infection and high blood pressure. It maintains the sugar level of blood, pulse rate and blood pressure. It improves the immune system of the body. It works as an antidote to poison. Tej patta is used to treat infections of the respiratory and urinary tracts and bay leaf juice promote menstruation.

Natural Treatment of Diabetes
Bay leaves have been found to be effective in treating type 2 diabetes as they cause reduction in blood glucose, cholesterol and triglyceride levels. To get maximum results, these leaves can be powdered and consumed for 30 days. This will cause a drop in sugar levels in the body as well as regulate the functioning of your heart. This is because the antioxidants in bay leaf enable the body to process insulin more efficiently, thus making it a good choice for diabetics and people with insulin resistance.

Good for Digestion:
Bay leaves are good for promoting digestion and can treat digestive disorders such as heartburn and flatulence. Drinking a concoction of bay leaf tea with hot water can alleviate common digestive disorders like constipation, acid reflux and irregular bowel movements. It contains enzymes that enable the breakdown of proteins, thus making it an excellent spice for non-vegetarian diets. In case of indigestion and bloating, you can take 5 grams of bay leaves, add a piece of ginger and boil this in 200 mil of water till ¼ water remains. Add some honey and consume this twice a day for relief. It also acts as an appetite stimulant if you are recovering from illness.

Treatment of Cold and Infection:
Bay leaves are effective in fighting the symptoms of cold, flu and infections. In case of respiratory problems, boil water and add 2 to 3 bay leaves. Allow it to steam for 10 minutes. Soak a cloth in this water and place it on your chest to alleviate flu, cold and cough. Bay leaf tea is effective in reducing fever. In case of repeated sneezing, boil some bay leaves in 200 ml water till ¼ remains. Strain and drink this concoction.

Relieves Pain:
The oil extracted from bay leaf has anti-inflammatory properties which can ease the pain resulting from sprains, strains, arthritis, rheumatism as well as general pains and aches. Massaging your temples with bay leaf oil helps to relieve migraines and headaches. It also boosts circulation and promotes a feeling of well-being. In case of joint pain, you can make a poultice of ground bay leaves and castor leaves, and tie it around the inflamed joints to reduce pain and swelling. In case of headache, you can boil a few bay leaves in water for a few minutes. Strain and drink this concoction while it is still hot. You can apply a paste of bay leaves on your forehead to get relief from severe headache.

Treatment of Menstrual Problems:
Bay leaves, when taken orally, can induce regular and normal menstruation. They also have the property of curing vaginal discharge.

Blood Circulation
The oil extracted from the leaves can be applied over the body. This promotes blood circulation in the body.

Induces Sleep:

Consuming bay leaves at bedtime helps to induce proper sleep. For this purpose, mix a few drops of the bay leaf extract with water and consume it.

Treatment of Nosebleed:
In case of nosebleed, crush 2 to 3 fresh or dry bay leaves. Boil them in 200 ml water till 100 ml remains. Strain and drink this concoction for relief.

Clean Teeth:
To get sparkling white teeth, brush them with powdered bay leaves once in 3 days.

Treatment of Kidney Problems:
Bay leaves help in treating kidney infections and even kidney stones. For this purpose, boil 5 grams bay leaves in 200 ml water till 50 ml water remains. Strain and drink this twice daily. This will stop the formation of kidney stones.

Treatment of Dandruff and Hair Loss:
A rinse made from infused bay leaves is effective in treating dandruff. Bay leaf tea is considered a great remedy for hair loss. Bay leaf oil is a tonic for hair that effectively combats dandruff and hair loss.

Where to buy Indian Bay Leaves? You will find them in the spices and herb isle of Indian grocery stores and most Asian grocery stores. Indian bay leaves are often confused with Bay laurel leaves. Bay laurel leaves have a single vein running down the center while Indian bay leaves have three veins.

You can also buy them online.



How to Store Bay Leaves
Bay leaves can be plucked from the plants and dried in the shade. The leaves should not be exposed to direct sunlight. The dried leaves can be stored in closed jars or containers. They should not be exposed to strong light. The leaves can be stored and used up to one year. Beyond that, they lose the essential components.

2014-04-17

Recommended Foods, Diets & Herbs for Diabetic Patients

Fruits and vegetables along with various herbs contribute immensely in controlling diabetic. Some of the recommended fruits, vegetables and herbs that should be part of diabetic diet are as following:

Recommended Fruits for Diabetic: apple, pears, guava, peaches, berries, oranges, papaya are natural sweetener thus lower your glycaemic level which is not possible by using saturated sweetener like sugar thus these fruits will helps you to control your blood sugar level in check but you must avoid bananas, grapes, litchi and mangoes.

Bottle Gourd

Eat lot of vegetables: Diabetic patient should take diet high in Fiber, low in Cholesterol and Saturated Fats. So it is highly recommended that they should eat lots of vegetables as this helps the digestive system to perform well. High fiber content of pulses and vegetables like Ghiya(Bottle guard), Tinda(Baby Pumpkin), Parval(Pointed Gourd) and Beans helps the body to lower down the sugar level. High fiber content of Vegan diet will help you eat less as fiber has expanding properties and that is also helpful in controlling weight of diabetic people. Try to avoid arbi(Eddoe) and jimikand(elephant yam).


Oatmeal
A diet rich in whole grains and high-fiber foods may reduce the risk of diabetes by between 35 and 42 percent. An excellent source of both is heart-healthy oatmeal: It's packed with soluble fiber, which slows the absorption of glucose from food in the stomach — keeping blood-sugar levels under control. Top oatmeal with 1 to 2 tablespoons of chopped pecans, almonds, or walnuts to add protein and healthy fat, which stabilize blood sugars further. Plus, the nuts add great crunch and flavor to your morning meal.

Almonds
Unsalted almonds provide a healthy, low-carb mix of monounsaturated fats plus magnesium, which is believed to be instrumental in carbohydrate metabolism. High daily magnesium intake reduce the risk of developing diabetes by 33 percent. Therefore, including more magnesium-rich foods like almonds, pumpkin seeds, spinach, and Swiss chard in your diet is a smart move.

Egg Whites
Rich in high-quality lean protein and low in carbs, egg whites are another healthy choice for controlling or preventing type 2 diabetes. One large egg white contains about 16 calories and 4 g of high-quality, filling protein, making egg whites a perfect food for blood sugar control, not to mention weight-loss or maintenance.

Avocado
Avocado is high in monounsaturated fats, which are generally considered among the healthiest of fats. A diet high in monounsaturated fats and low in low–quality carbs may improve insulin sensitivity. Monounsaturated fats also improve heart health — an especially important benefit for diabetics, who are at an increased risk for heart disease and stroke. Add a few thin slices of avocado to your sandwiches in place of mayonnaise, or mash a ripe avocado with cilantro, lime juice, and diced tomatoes for a delicious dip.

Methi or Fenugreek It is used in varied India curries, methi has many health benefits. Methi is also known for its anti-diabetes action as methi reduces the body sugar level thus controlling diabetes. Fenugreek has quality to absorb sugar during digestion process and that makes it a most beneficial spice for controlling diabetes. It also has quality to stimulate the pancreatic cells and increase insulin production thus control blood sugar level in natural and effective ways.

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.

Curry Leaves
Eat tender curry leaves (fresh) twice a day to reduce sugar.
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.

Cinnamon
Cinnamon is very effective spice because it contains a substance that can help cells respond to insulin. This results in a reduction of blood sugar levels by an average of 18 percent to 29 percent.

TRY TO GET: 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon (or one stick) a day. USE IT: Mix 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon into 2 tablespoons peanut butter, and spread over apple slices. Or put cinnamon stick and apple slice in water and drink throughout the day. Or drink cinnamon tea.

Bitter Gourd
Almost everyone familiar of bitter gourd and its known for its anti-diabetes properties. Bitter gourd extracts has ability to reduce the activity enzymes in our body and also lower down the hyperglycemia in our body. This action is very similar to insulin and many scientists believe that it is due to polypeptide-P. It also contains phyto nutrient which is helpful to absorb blood glucose by moving them to muscles and this lowers the blood glucose level of the body.

Herbs & Herbal Remedies
Herbs like Azadirachta Indica (Neem), Fenugreek, Cloves, Garlic, Ginger Root, Ginseng, Licorice Root, Turmeric are like miracle drugs for diabetics. Take them in any form you can.

Chew 8-10 Meetha Neem leaves on an empty stomach. It is very effective for bringing the urine and blood sugar to their normal levels, even in hereditary diabetic patients.

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. Eat garlic regularly as it regulates sugar level.

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.

Drink Plenty of Water: Diabetic patient need to drink lot of water to keep body hydrated as dehydration in body leads to increase in blood sugar level.

Diabetes increases chances of heart diseases, renal disease and other various diseases and one should always try to avoid certain foods to keep diabetic in control.

Some of the restricted diabetic diet are as following:

Limit White Potatoes: Potatoes contain very high carbohydrate and that’s absorbs very fast in body and thus tend to be very harmful for the body. It is advisable for diabetic patients to avoid white potatoes.

Limit High Cholesterol Diet: One should avoid high cholesterol diet including high-fat dairy products and high-fat animal proteins. Some of the foods that one should avoid are egg yolks, meats and shellfish.

Avoid high Sugar Fruits: Fruits such as chikoos, strawberry, watermelon and sugarcane contains high amount of sugar which is not advisable for diabetic people as these fruits might increase blood sugar level of body.

Avoid Trans Fats: Trans fats are found in processed snacks and baked goods and one should avoid them as these fats are harmful for diabetic patients.

Seafood is good for diabetic people and chicken is also consider good for diabetic person apart from that brown rice , whole grain, whole wheat atta, whole chickpeas wheat and cereals also control blood cholesterol level. Always try to have baked seafood than fried one as baked sea food is more beneficial for diabetic people. Choose non fatty acid milk products like skimmed milk, cheese and yogurt. White portion of egg is also safe for diabetic people but they should avoid the yellow part of it. Onion and garlic are also beneficial for diabetic peoples.

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 

2014-04-04

Ayurveda Can Cure Diabetes

Ayurveda can cure Diabetes completely, here are the two ways by which you can cure Diabetes easily-:

1. Make powder of Dal chini and mix 1/2 teaspoon of it in 1/2 glass of hot water and drink this solution early morning before eating or brushing your teeth. After having this solution, wait for about 30 min and then eat something. Continue it for 30 days and your sugar level will come down to normal.

2. Take 100 gm of Methi seeds (fenugreek), 100 gm of Tej patta (bay leaf), 150 gm of Jamun seeds and 250 gm of Beli patra and make a paste of it and keep it in a container. Everyday take one teaspoon of this powder with water one hour before eating your lunch and dinner. Continue it for 90 days and you will be free of diabetes.

Bay Leaf
Jamun Seeds
Methi Seeds (Fenugreek)
Bel Patra

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2013-11-24

Super Foods, Spices & Herbs for Diabetes

Healthy eating for type 2 diabetes  prevention or control is about losing weight and preventing dangerous spikes in blood sugar. The super foods and spices that can help control your sugar level:

Foods that help controlling sugar levels

Beans
Beans (including black, white, navy, lima, pinto, garbanzo, soy, and kidney) are a winning combination of high-quality carbohydrates, lean protein, and soluble fiber that helps stabilize your body's blood-sugar levels and keeps hunger in check.

Oatmeal 
A diet rich in whole grains and high-fiber foods may reduce the risk of diabetes by between 35 and 42 percent. An excellent source of both is heart-healthy oatmeal: It's packed with soluble fiber, which slows the absorption of glucose from food in the stomach — keeping blood-sugar levels under control. Top oatmeal with 1 to 2 tablespoons of chopped pecans, almonds, or walnuts to add protein and healthy fat, which stabilize blood sugars further. Plus, the nuts add great crunch and flavor to your morning meal.

Fish 
Another outstanding source of lean protein is fresh fish. Choose an environmentally friendly variety like catfish, cod, or tilapia; all are mild-flavored, white-fleshed fish that can be healthfully prepared by baking, grilling, or roasting. Pair fish with the high-quality carbs found in vegetables, lentils, or beans for another balanced meal combination that will keep your blood sugar from rising.

Nonfat Yogurt 
Fat-free yogurt naturally contains both high-quality carbohydrates and protein, making it an excellent food for slowing or preventing an unhealthy rise in blood sugar. Studies also show that a diet high in calcium from yogurt and other calcium-rich foods is associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Be sure to stick to low-fat milk.

Almonds 
Unsalted almonds provide a healthy, low-carb mix of monounsaturated fats plus magnesium, which is believed to be instrumental in carbohydrate metabolism. High daily magnesium intake reduced the risk of developing diabetes by 33 percent. Therefore, including more magnesium-rich foods like almonds, pumpkin seeds, spinach, and Swiss chard in your diet is a smart move.

Nonstarchy Vegetables 
Chock-full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, nonstarchy vegetables (such as broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, and peppers) are an ideal source of high-quality carbohydrates. Because these low-calorie, nutrient-dense veggies have a low-impact on blood sugar, they're an integral component of your diabetes food plan. For most people (including those looking to lose weight), this is one food group that's okay to eat as much as you like!

Egg Whites 
Rich in high-quality lean protein and low in carbs, egg whites are another healthy choice for controlling or preventing type 2 diabetes. One large egg white contains about 16 calories and 4 g of high-quality, filling protein, making egg whites a perfect food for blood sugar control, not to mention weight-loss or maintenance.

Avocado 
Avocado is high in monounsaturated fats, which are generally considered among the healthiest of fats. A diet high in monounsaturated fats and low in low–quality carbs may improve insulin sensitivity. Monounsaturated fats also improve heart health — an especially important benefit for diabetics, who are at an increased risk for heart disease and stroke. Add a few thin slices of avocado to your sandwiches in place of mayonnaise, or mash a ripe avocado with cilantro, lime juice, and diced tomatoes for a delicious dip.


Spices That Heal

Cinnamon: Fights Diabetes
HOW IT WORKS: People with type-2 diabetes have difficulty processing insulin, the hormone that tells cells to remove excess sugar from the bloodstream. Cinnamon contains a substance that can help cells respond to insulin. The result? A reduction of blood sugar levels by an average of 18 percent to 29 percent. TRY TO GET: 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon (or one stick) a day. USE IT: Mix 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon into 2 tablespoons peanut butter, and spread over apple slices. Or put cinnamon stick and apple slice in water and drink throughout the day. Or drink cinnamon tea.

Partial List of Herbs and Spices suggested for their Benefits for Blood Sugar Control and Diabetes Avoidance
  1. Cassia Bark
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Cloves
  4. Fenugreek
  5. Garlic
  6. Ginger Root
  7. Ginseng
  8. Hyssop
  9. Licorice Root
  10. Nigella
  11. Oregano
  12. Sage
  13. Stevia
  14. Sumac
  15. Szechuan Pepper
  16. Turmeric

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2012-03-15

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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2010-06-16

Palm Sugar - The New Natural Sweetener Making Buzz!

We all know that artificial sweeteners are not good for health. However, people suffering from diabetes need to avoid sugar. Natural sweeteners, made from herbs, are definitely good for them but there were not too many choices in natural sweeteners for them till now.

Natural Sweeteners that were available till now include

Stevia- made from stevia leaves was the topmost choice. After many years of controversy, it has finally been accepted as a safe, natural sweetener. However, many people still do not like the aftertaste of stevia, and some others complain that it doesn't melt or cook like sugar does.

Agave nectar- which is a low-glycemic sugar made from the bulbous roots of agave plants- was also used by many people as natural sweetener. However, the controversy about whether it is truly "natural" or even low glycemic, did not make it an acceptable natural sweetener.

What is Palm Sugar?

Palm sugar is the latest buzz making rounds among people searching for natural sweeteners. Palm sugar is a low-glycemic crystalline sweetener that is similar to sugar in looks and taste. It almost dissolves and melts like sugar. Palm sugar is made from the flowers growing high on coconut trees. Nectar collected from this flower is air-dried to get a crystalline sugar that has a natural brown color. It is naturally rich with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients like potassium, zinc, iron, and vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6.

It should be, however, known that palm sugar is not a calorie-free sweetener. It has relatively low glycemic index and its calories are absorbed by the body at a slower rate than the regular refined sugar. Thus, it is helpful for those who are monitoring their blood sugar levels and want to avoid blood sugar spikes.

To know more about palm sugar, read this source article Why Organic Palm Sugar is the next big thing in natural sweeteners

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2010-06-08

Ayurvedic Remedies For Treating Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus is a wide spread chronic disease that has been plaguing the life of many in today's world. There are many medicaments for treating the disease, which are to be taken life long but none of them are 100 per cent effective. In fact, all these medicaments including insulin injections are regarded as various methods of diabetes management and not cure. In Ayurveda, there are many herbs that are proven beneficial in treating diabetes. These herbal treatments when taken regularly with insulin injections are helps in treating diabetes mellitus quite effectively.

Following are some of the herbs that are thought be an answer of Ayurveda to diabetes mellitus:

Gymnema – this is a common herb useful in treating both type 1 and 2 Diabetes. Gymnema stimulates the Pancreatic cells to produce more insulin.

Fenugreek – this ancient spice reduces cholesterol, blood glucose level, insulin levels, and triglycerides, apart from increasing the good cholesterol levels in blood.

Bitter Melon or Balsam Pear - it contains polypeptide-P and a insulin-like polypeptide, which when injected into a type 1 diabetic patient, helps in lowering blood sugar levels.

diabetes and ayurvedaBilberry – the leaves and fruits of the bilberry herb carry a molecule called flavonoids, which strengthen the capillaries and prevents their damage.

Asian Ginseng – this herb stimulates the pancreas to release more insulin, and also increases the number of insulin receptors in the body.

Ayurveda remedy for diabetes