Home Remedies for Diabetes

Home Remedies for Diabetes.

Diabetes is characterized by an abnormally high level of blood glucose and by 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 as well
as in the metabolism of protein and fat.





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 8O -120 mg 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. Diabetes is common among older, obese people.
A diabetic feels hungry and thirsty most of the time, does not put on weight, and gets tired easily, both physically and
mentally. He looks pale, and may suffer from anaemia, constipation, intense itching around the genital organs, palpitations,
and general weakness. He feels drowsy and has a lower sex urge than a normal person.

Diabetes has been described as a prosperity disease, primarily caused by overeating and consequent obesity. Not only is the
overeating of sugar and refined carbohydrates harmful, but an excessive intake of proteins and fats, which are transformed
into sugar if taken in excess, may also result in diabetes. Grief, worry, and anxiety also have a deep influence on the
metabolism and may cause sugar to appear in the urine.

Home Remedies for Diabetes #1
Among the several home remedies mat have proved beneficial in controlling diabetes, perhaps the most important is the use
of bitter gourd. It has lately been established that bitter gourd contains a hypoglycemic or insulin-like principle, designated as
'plant insulin', which has been found valuable in lowering the blood and urine sugar levels. It should, therefore, be included
liberally in the diet of the diabetic. For better results, the diabetic should take the juice of about four or five Bitter Gourd
every morning on an empty stomach. The seeds can be added to food in a powdered form. Diabetics can also use bitter
gourd in the form of a decoction by boiling the pieces in water or in the form of dry powder.

Herbs for Diabetes

Herbal Home Remedies for Diabetes #2
Gymnema (Gymnema sylvestre) has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat diabetes. It enhances the production
of insulin by the pancreas, improves blood-sugar control, and helps to decrease blood sugar, trigylcerides, and cholesterol.
Gymnema even appears to help regenerate the pancreas and is effective for both Type I and Type II diabetes. It has no
harmful side effects, but if you are taking gymnema, be sure to tell your health-care practitioner because it can decrease
your need for diabetic drugs. Take 200 milligrams twice a day.

Herbal Home Remedies for Diabetes #3
Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) is helpful for preventing and treating diabetic retinopathy, an eye condition common in
diabetics that can cause blindness. Bilberry helps to strengthen the small blood vessels and prevents breakage. The active
compounds in bilberry, called anthocyanosides, are especially beneficial for the blood vessels of the eye and improve
circulation to the retina. Take between 80 and 160 milligrams of an extract standardized for 25 percent anthocyanidins three
times per day.

Herbal Home Remedies for Diabetes #4
Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) also helps to strengthen the blood vessels, making them more flexible and less likely to break. In
addition, ginkgo improves blood flow to the extremities, making it very helpful for improving the poor circulation that often
occurs with diabetes. Take an extract standardized for 24 percent ginkgo flavoglycosides, 40 to 80 milligrams three times per
day.

Herbal Home Remedies for Diabetes #5
The seeds of Fenugreek have been found effective in the treatment of diabetes. Fenugreek seeds, when given in varying
doses of 25 gm to 100 gm daily, diminish reactive hyperglycemia in diabetic patients. Level of glucose, serum cholesterol,
and triglycerides were also significantly reduced in the diabetes patients when the seeds were consumed.

Herbal Home Remedies for Diabetes #6
Besides bitter gourd, certain other vegetables have been found useful in diabetes. These include string beans, cucumber,
onion, and garlic. Tea made of the pods of string beans is valuable in diabetes.
Herbal Home Remedies for Diabetes #7
Strawberry Tea
Diabetics will benefit from drinking strawberry tea. Place 4-5 fresh leaves in 1 cup of boiling water. Steep
15 minutes. Strain and drink.
Herbal Home Remedies for Diabetes #8
Blood Sugar Balancing Tea

1 tablespoon dandelion root
1 tablespoon burdock root
1 tablespoon licorice root

Bring herbs and 3 1/2 cups of water to boil over medium heat in a covered pot. Lower the heat and
simmer gently for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and steep an additional 15 minutes. Strain, and drink 3
cups a day.


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