Managing diabetes can be a much difficult task to do. Diabetic patients are at the risk of several dangerous diseases and so they have to keep the consequences of diabetes from occurring. Such as keeping blood glucose level in control, having a proper controlled diet, keeping blood pressure under control, maintaining the cholesterol levels and so on.
The worst consequence of diabetes is its effect on the feet and leg which starts from simple cuts, then progresses to ulcers, infection, then to poor circulation and if not treated early can even lead to amputation of leg.
Herbs for the Treatment of Diabetes
Luckily, there are now available effective treatments for diabetes in medical science that can aid a diabetic patient to prevent the undesired consequences of diabetes and to lead a normal healthy life. Besides medical treatments, there are also available several herbal treatments for diabetes. Go through this article and find out various herbs for the treatment of diabetes.
(Eugenia jambolana) Indian Gooseberry
Let me tell you about the potentials of Indian goose berry or ’Amla’ for the treatment of diabetes. This herb is good for diabetic patients as it contains chromium. Chromium plays an important role in the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats and helps the body cells to respond to insulin properly. It also has the ability to stimulate the isolated group of cells that are responsible for producing insulin. Thus, reduces the blood glucose levels in a diabetic patient.
This herb contains high content of vitamin C and aids in food absorption, fortifies the liver, aids in balancing the stomach acid, provides nourishment to brain, enhances fertility, promotes the health of heart, lungs and many such medicinal benefits. Other than diabetes, Amla is used in Ayurveda system of medicine as a main ingredient for its potential to cure problems such as stomach related diseases, cardiovascular troubles, low libido, etc.
Pomegranate is a fruit that is known to possess many health benefits. It has been used in Ayurveda system of medicine since years to cure various ailments. The seeds and juice of this health providing fruit are considered as a tonic for heart, throat and eyes. Pomegranate possesses anti-oxidation, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties and is a good source of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and is also a source of folic acid.
It is said that intake of concentrated pomegranate juice for eight weeks will help lower the cholesterol levels according to a study published in the May 2006 issue of the “International Journal of Vitamin and Nutrition Research.”
Momordica Charantia (Bitter gourd)
People who want to get treatment for diabetes using the herbal ways, may also get benefit from bitter gourd intake. Though it tastes bitter, but it has cures for diabetes which one may want to know for sure.
Bitter gourd intensifies insulin production and improves the blood sugar tolerance. For the diabetic patients, having bitter gourd as a part of their diet is highly recommended.
Trigonella Foenum Graecum (Fenugreek leaves)
Also known as ‘qasuri methi’ in Hindi language, is a herb that has culinary as well as medicinal uses. Fenugreek may benefit both the type 1 and type 2 diabetic patients as it helps in reduction of cholesterol levels and blood glucose levels. Due to its estrogen-like properties, it is also known to increase libido and reduce certain symptoms of menopause.
A combination of honey and cinnamon before going to sleep at night is likely to lower the blood sugar levels. Cinnamon has high anti-oxidation properties and its bark contains minerals such as iron, calcium, chromium, manganese, copper iodine, etc. and vitamins such as vitamin A, B, C. Many of these minerals and vitamins play quite an important role in treating diabetes.