16 Powerful Herbs for Diabetes Treatment


Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions, not only in the United States but all around the world and increasingly, it is becoming a problem in developing countries, too. However, apart from a healthy diet and regular exercise, there are also many herbs that can be taken to help treat this serious, chronic condition and maintain a good quality of life.

These seeds are high in fiber, which slows the breakdown of carbohydrates during digestion and thus helps to keep blood sugar levels stable.

Bitter Melon
This fruit contains several chemicals which helps to reduce blood sugar levels and also acts as an appetite stimulant, which can aid weight loss.

Jambu Fruit
This fruit contains a chemical called jamboline which helps inhibits the conversion of starch to sugar and thus helps reduce blood sugar levels.

Bael Leaves
These leaves have proven anti-diabetic properties and they can be drunk in the form of a fresh juice.

Garlic contains a compound called allicin, which has also proven to modulate the diabetic condition.

Aloe Vera
Aloe vera acts as a liver tonic which helps to regulate blood sugar levels through supporting liver function.

Like many members of the cruciferous vegetables, cabbage can help modulate and regularize the blood sugar.

When mixed with amla (the Indian gooseberry), turmeric has been proven to be an effective treatment for diabetes.

Use of cinnamon bark has been shown in clinical studies to improve both blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Curry Patta
Consuming fresh curry leaves in the morning has been shown to help reduce the risk of preventing diabetes development.

Indian gooseberry juice mixed with the juice of bitter gourd can help with natural stimulation of insulin

This supplement helps control blood glucose by inhibiting the absorption of sugars from the small intestines.

A rich source of both dietary fiber and complex carbohydrates, beans also help stimulate insulin production.

Cucumber and Radish
Leaves from cucumber and radish plants are low in carbohydrates and high in fiber, both of which contribute to diabetic management.

Like garlic, onion is a member of the allium family; its active ingredients, allicin and r allyl propyl disulphide are both well-known hypoglycemic substances.

The compound gingerol in this pungent root helps the muscles take up glucose into their cells, thus lowering overall blood sugar levels.

Diabetes is a serious condition and its widespread incidence is becoming a great threat to the health of the general public. This disease puts people are greater risk for heart attacks, strokes, blindness caused by diabetic retinopathy and it is still the lead cause of amputions, even more than accidents or trauma. However, keeping the blood sugar levels in a health range from day to day is one of the best long-term predictors that this condition can be controlled and some of its more serious consequences avoided. The herbs above, along with a healthy diet and exercise can help with this day to day management.

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Sandeep Godiyal
Sandeep has written many health field articles for both Internet and print publication. His areas of expertise including traditional medicine, alternative and naturopathic and natural treatments, wellness, medical marijuana, diets and fitness.