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Herbal remedies for diabetics including Kino, Malabar and Cinnamon

Updated on September 12, 2019
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Lela is a Certified Medical Laboratory Scientist (ASCP) with 38 years of experience in the medical industry and blood banking.

The Indian Kino Tree

Pterocarpus marsupium or Indian Kino, Malabar Kino, Pitasara, Venga (Public domain image from Wikipedia)
Pterocarpus marsupium or Indian Kino, Malabar Kino, Pitasara, Venga (Public domain image from Wikipedia)

Regenerating Pancreatic Beta Cells?

While researching this topic, I came across a plant unknown to me. Diabetics depend on modern science to control their disease, but it seems that traditional medicine may be a step ahead.

The Indian Kino tree or Malabar Kino is the source of an effective treatment for diabetics. Herbal extracts from it have a long history of use in India as a treatment for diabetes. The flavonoid, epicatechin, extracted from the bark of this tree has been shown to prevent pancreatic beta cell damage in rats. No other herbal concoction has been shown to prevent beta cell damage and even regenerate damaged beta cells in diabetics. The heart wood is prepared as an astringent to treat diabetes.

Current scientific research is being done to further test this herbal remedy for diabetics. I am currently looking for a source of this promising treatment. If you have information, please leave a comment below.

Many plants and herbs are good for diabetics!

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Asian Ginseng (Wikimedia Commons)Bilberry (Wikimedia Commons)Bitter Melon (Public Domain)Cinnamon (Public Domain)Evening Primrose Oil (Wikimedia Commons)
Asian Ginseng (Wikimedia Commons)
Asian Ginseng (Wikimedia Commons)
Bilberry (Wikimedia Commons)
Bilberry (Wikimedia Commons)
Bitter Melon (Public Domain)
Bitter Melon (Public Domain)
Cinnamon (Public Domain)
Cinnamon (Public Domain)
Evening Primrose Oil (Wikimedia Commons)
Evening Primrose Oil (Wikimedia Commons)

Natural ways to lower your blood sugar and treat diabetes

There are so many herbal and natural supplements for diabetics that it is hard to decide which ones are the best and therefore worthy of your hard earned dollar. I've put together a list of the top diabetic herbal remedies here. These supplements are known to aid diabetes and have few if any side effects.

If you decide to take herbal remedies for diabetes and you are already taking prescribed medication, I would advise strict caution. Some of these natural aids are quite potent for lowering blood sugar and may cause an episode of hypoglycemia which is a rotten feeling to say the least.

Always check with your doctor before trying new medications and treatments for diabetes. This disease can be quite devastating on your body. Keep a close eye on your blood sugar with your glucometer and experiment with these and other aids to control diabetes.

Recommended supplements:

  • Evening Primrose Oil - contains a high concentration of a good for you fatty acid called GLA, aids in weight loss
  • Bitter Melon - can lower blood sugar dramatically
  • Cinnamon - lowers blood sugar levels by enhancing insulin effectiveness
  • Asian Ginseng - enhances the release of insulin
  • Gymnema - improves insulin effectiveness, lowers carb cravings
  • Onion and garlic - both will lower blood sugar levels
  • Bilberry - may lower the risk of cataracts and retinopathy
  • Fenugreek Seeds - fiber that may lower blood sugar levels
  • Psyllium - good fiber source that may lower blood sugar levels
  • Cayenne pepper - helps with diabetic neuropathy
  • Reishi mushrooms - a powerful anti-oxidant for overall health
  • Ginko Biloba - may prevent early stage diabetic neuropathy
  • Stevia - used as a sugar substitute to help diabetics avoid carb cravings

Diabetes dietary survey

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2010 Lela

Comments - What other experiences with herbs for diabetes can you tell us about?

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    7 years ago

    I am using Indian Kino tree extract along with Gymnema Sylvestre, Amla powder, and holy basil since one year. Before my sugar was around 250-300. Now I am around 150. How ever I am also taking levemir, which is same throughout year. I can firmly say my sugar dropped because of herbal medication and exercise.

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    Cynthia Zirkwitz 

    8 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

    Hi Austinstar, this hub deserves to have more attention, if only because of the comprehensive survey of natural herbs and supplements you have nicely showcased for anyone looking for hope and suggestions in taking down their blood sugars and feeling better. Thank you! Voted up!

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    8 years ago

    SB Group medication contains most of the herb mentioned in this blog. my insulin is reduced. consult expert before starting herbal medicine.

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    8 years ago

    "Madhuvijay Diabetes CUre Glass" is now a days hit in Indian market. The Tumbler is made from Indian Kino Herbal wood and people in India having diabetes are getting very inspiring results. Lot of research is being done on Indian Kino herbal it is also known to regenerate beta cells in pancreas apart from controlling blood sugar.

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    8 years ago from Florida

    Wow, great hub with lots of helpful information. Thanks for sharing!

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    Nan Mynatt 

    8 years ago

    I marked you up and I keep going back to your article. I am doing someing new now that I started 2 weks ago and it is helping me to conrtol my weight and diabetes. Check it out.

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    Carol Hilton 

    8 years ago


    I'm taking SB GROUP herbal medicine which contains major of the herbs what has been mentioned .its effective. SB GROUP medication does good job in reducing sugarlevel and regenerating beta cell.

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    Joanna McKenna 

    8 years ago from Central Oklahoma

    Any time we can deprive BigPharma of more obscene profit is a good thing. Had NO idea though that herbal medicine could be used to treat diabetes. Thanks!

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    Nan Mynatt 

    9 years ago

    Dr.Shontel, thank you for your input. I'm sure the readers will put into use your outline and suggested methods for healing of diabetes,

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    9 years ago

    I am in integrated medical dr. & have used the following treatment in cases of diabetes 2 (not 1 yet) with great success. Not only has the problem slowly but surely resolved itself...but the pancreas has completely regenerated! (much to my own amazement)

    Bitter melon caps...Gymnema Sylvestre caps...Malabar Kino

    Mt. Capra Whey powder 2 heaped Tblspns x twice daily in 1/4Cup warm water before b'fast & lunch

    I slowly (1/2tab per 7 days) withdrew the oral medication (tabs) while introducing the herbs at a low the goats whey AND improving the diet..small protein rich meals (supersnacks) every 2 or 3 hours

    more water, raw salads, raw vegetable juices, and a lot less junk food, red meat, lunch meats etc etc

    And walking at least once, preferabley twice a day for 30 to 40 mins.

    My patients stayed on this regieme for 3 months to 6 months..constantly checking the blood sugar..which should be ideal between 75 & 95.

    After these months we slowly withdrew the herbs, continuing the bl.sugar monitoring & positive lifestyle & diet changes.

    It is now more than 2 years that my first patient i put on this regieme has been blood sugar stable without any supplements & I have quite a number at various points of healing.

    Nature Heals Given The Opportunity

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    Nan Mynatt 

    9 years ago from Illinois

    I'm going to try some of your herbs. Thanks for the information.

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    9 years ago

    Herbals are always better than other medicine. It takes some time but it is permanent and has no side effects like other drugs.

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    10 years ago from malang-indonesia

    Diabetic is a big problem not only elder people but younger person also. I hope with the herbal remedies it become a solution for diabetic patient.

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    10 years ago

    Onion and garlic are most common to reduce cholesterol too


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