Herbal remedies for diabetes from all over the world
Treatment of diabetes means the application of modern medical knowledge and achievements, but it does not exclude other forms of therapy. The natural pharmacy has medicines that can facilitate the fight against many diseases, including diabetes. You need to know how to choose the right medicine (herb) from nature. Numerous clinical studies conducted in recent decades show that certain herbal preparations facilitate sugar control. Scientists claim that many plants contain ingredients that lower blood sugar levels, so they are excellent allies in the fight against type 2 diabetes.
Plants that are the focus of research and show antidiabetic properties are: aloe, blueberry extract, bitter melon, ginger, cinnamon, fenugreek and okra. There are experts who doubt the effect of these herbs, although many doctors recommend these herbs in adjunctive therapy. But everyone agrees that some plants and herbal supplements have a negative effect on the effect of certain antidiabetic drugs. They can reduce their effectiveness, so they should only be taken in consultation with an expert. You should definitely talk to your doctor before making any decision about using herbal adjuvant therapy. The doctor will prescribe adequate doses in accordance with the general condition of the person and the medications that are already being used.
Diabetic teas are not a substitute for medicine, but they can be useful
Plants rich in insulin (dandelion and blueberry) are plants that help against diabetes.
Next, diuretic plants that stimulate circulation are nettles and corn. Significant plants are those that strengthen immunity (marigold, echinacea, mistletoe).
Experienced phytotherapists combine the mentioned plants with other plants and make tinctures, tea mixtures, herbal drops.
Millions of people worldwide get diabetes every year. They try to find a solution in alternative therapy besides official medicine. Each climate has certain plant species.
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Garlic has strong antioxidant properties. It improves peripheral circulation and protects the smallest vessels from deterioration. There are studies whose results show the beneficial effect of garlic on blood glucose levels. It is believed to increase insulin secretion, but extensive research is needed to fully prove these claims.
Bauhinia forficata and Myrcia uniflora-Bauhinia forficata is also known as “plant insulin” in traditional Brazilian phytotherapy. Myrcia uniflora is also used in Brazil. Folk medicine gives great importance to this plant despite the fact that scientists believe that the hypoglycemic effect of this plant (tea) is overestimated.
Silver silk – although more research is needed to determine the effect of silver silk (Gymnema sylvestre), Ayurvedic doctors use it in the treatment of diabetes. Studies show that people who have included the plant in their menu control the disease more easily. It is considered to have the ability to regenerate pancreatic cells.
Fig leaf – Ficus carica or fig leaf is a well-known folk remedy in Spain and Southwestern Europe. The active components of fig leaves have not yet been sufficiently investigated. However, it is believed that this plant lowers the level of glucose in the blood.
Ginseng-ginseng is considered a cure for all ailments in traditional Chinese medicine. It is highly valued for its influence on metabolism.
Bitter gourd – bitter gourd (or karela) has the Latin name Momordica charantia. It originates from India and in the 14th century it was transferred to China, from where it spread to other parts of the world. It grows in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. It can be prepared in several ways. It helps people with type 2 diabetes by stimulating the secretion of insulin.
Fenugreek – The ancient Egyptians, as well as the Greeks and Romans, highly valued the healing properties of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum). It is also known as Greek seed. It is believed that the plant has a beneficial effect on sugar metabolism, i.e. it facilitates the control of diabetes.
Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) – Opuntia streptacantha (nopal) is a type of edible cactus that Mexicans regularly use to treat diabetes. Some studies show that this cactus can improve HbA1c test results and postprandial glucose levels. Cactus can be cooked, added raw to salads. It is also used to prepare jam and jelly.