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Okra Cure for Diabetes

Updated on June 25, 2014
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Raw Okra Power

My close friend, Toots, had problems with his blood sugar. He's diabetic. But one day he excitedly announced to us his recent find--okra could help normalize blood sugar levels dramatically. And he swore he was benefiting from it himself. He told us how--which I'll share with your later. .

Okra can be seen everywhere. Both in the US and in Deeper Asia, it is called Okra. Some call it Ladies' Finger or Gumbo. It is said to have originated from Southeast Asia. Some say from Ethiopia or West Africa. Here in Deeper Asia, it is commonly seen in wet markets and some grocery stores. We love it grilled or mixed with other veggies in meat or fish soups. It's been traditionally seen as a good source of fibers, but that was before my friend discovered its medicinal use.

Okra Nutrition

The okra treatment my friend discovered uses raw okra. Well, when cooked, okra can give us the following nutrition benefits: Protein, niacin, riboflavin, phosphorus,  zinc, copper,potassium, Vitamins A, B6, C, and K, thiamine, magnesium, folate, calcium, and manganese.

In addition, some studies say it is proven to be helpful in normalizing cholesterol and blood sugar levels, healing asthma due to the special Vitamin C in it (which is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory), removing atherosclerosis, and healing some cancers. If you're worried about eye cataracts or acne and pimples, try okra--eat lots of it.

But this still was not Toots' wonder discovery. He read somewhere that raw okra is more powerful than boiled or steamed okra. The secret was to get two fresh and nice looking okra pieces, wash thoroughly, nip both ends, pierce with a fork on two sides, and soak in clean water in a glass overnight.

That's it? That's it.

Well, of course, you drink the water with the okra sap in the morning, and you do that religiously everyday. And that's what Toots did after a month or so. Then he checked his blood sugar and it dramatically stayed on normal levels. Amazing. He's been sharing the good news to friends since.

The Pitfall

Now, be careful not to fall into the trap. Most people who discover wonderful all-natural secrets like this abuse the blessing and make it a license to eat forbidden food. Just because the okra trick does wonders to your blood sugar, doesn't mean you can eat sweets and sugars all you want. All-natural plant or herbal treatments should be accompanied with a proper and disciplined diet.

And you should never tire doing it daily. Some folks, after getting good results, become carefree and eat forbidden food again and often forget about the okra ritual. Thus, the blood sugar acts up again, and they conclude that the remedy isn't quite effective after all. All roads to healing require constancy, patience, and discipline.

And yes, please use organic okra for this to make sure no chemical treatment has ever been used on the veggie. Strange though, because my friend Toots used ordinary inorganic okra you often buy from the market.

What If You're on Medication?

Folks ask, "What if I'm on medication for diabetes? Is the okra sap safe for me?" Well, okra is pure vegetable. It's not a synthetic medicine. Ask your doctor if eating okra is good for you. If it is, then I don't see how its sap can harm you in any way. If you like, ask your doc about the sap, too. My guess is, he's going to give you a silly grin. "A what?"

Overall, it's good to have okra regularly in your diet. I often eat it boiled or steamed. I mix it with other souped viands. I find it specially appetizing when eating fried fish or chicken using your bare hands.

By the way, when taking fresh okra extract as discussed earlier here, make sure your okra is organically grown, without chemical fertilizer or pesticide. Better, grow your own backyard organic okra plants.

That's Toots on the right during our bible study laugh time.
That's Toots on the right during our bible study laugh time.


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      CS 3 years ago from Deep Asia

      Thanks so much Maryann! Will email one of these days..

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      maryann Taylor 3 years ago

      first of all let me encrouge you all in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ ,,,

      i was blessed by the natural remidy and most of all the Bible study,,,,,keep in touch,,,if care want to ,,,maryann@hot

      so good luch on the testimony,,,,,maryann

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      CS 3 years ago from Deep Asia

      Hi all! Sorry for taking such a long time! I was away for a very long time and it's only today that I re-opened my hub.

      Is frozen Okra okay for this? Nope. It should be fresh organic okra. Thanks for all the comments.

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      Benny 3 years ago

      I can understand the consumption of okra with all of it's benefits. I fail to understand how and of the nutrients bleed out into the water. Why couldn't a person make a "batch" of okra water to be used for a week instead of a daily ritual of preparing a few ounces of water ?

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      Cory 3 years ago

      Several people have asked this question but I do not see a answer so... Can I use frozen okra?

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      roland celada 3 years ago

      yes I heard about this okra is good for curing type 2 diabetis espicially when it is fresh.just soak it in clean water overnight and drink to it in the morning.just I do everyday since Iheard about it.year 2oo2 Im already a diabetic person until now I FEEL STRONG SINCE I learn about it actually go to gym to take weights for my daily exercise.2 of my friends was already died cause of diabetic was already acute.I shared about this okra but they did not listen so they are now rest in hard to try.imagine since I diagnose that I am adiabetic on 2002 until now I FEEL STRONG and 7 ships ive been finish with my contract.Im still looking for a job until now I AM 53 YEARS OLD.STILL KICKING......UNTIL my company accepted me thank you...

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      Judy Broughton 3 years ago


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      bruce 3 years ago

      can you use frozen okra

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      Kathy 3 years ago

      I too want to know if its ok to use frozen okra as I cant get it fresh where I live

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      will092380 3 years ago

      Can frozen okra work the same a fresh?

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      jaz 4 years ago

      Can you use frozen okra??

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      ruth 4 years ago

      a chinese homeopathic-acupuncturist doctor heading an alternative healing centre in thailand told me in april 2013 to do exactly as outlined above with okra to cure diabetes and cholesterol i.e. cut off top and bottom of one okra, slit sides, soak in water overnight, drink juice for 6 months - of course you need to check no pesticides, fertiliser used - cured.

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      Nehal 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing!! My mother has diabetes I hope this works because she actually dosent like water at all !!! Does the sap Taste funny at all ? And I know nothing replaces the effects of water on our body are there any other liquids that help reduce blood sugar because I know that having diabetes requires massive liquid intake , feedback would be great ! Thanks again

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      naveed 4 years ago

      can we use frozen okra as well or fresh only

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      Ritz 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for sharing this information. I am type 1 diabetic myself and trying all herbal treatments on the face of this planet. Now I will take Okra on my daily basis & hope for good results. Thank you again!!!

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      CS 5 years ago from Deep Asia

      Thanks for that added info, Salim!

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      rajinder singh 5 years ago

      how can i reach mr sb any phone number or website

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      Salim 6 years ago

      Friends Hi, I have been taking insulin from last 5 years. 1 year ago I started with SB Sidh medication from SB GROUP,which consisted of leaf powder only.SB Group medication helped me to get my sugar level to normal. My short acting and long acting insulin were fully stopped by Mr.SB. As it clearly proved by my sugar level chart , how sugar level spiked if 1 of the insulin was delayed. it seems like addiction to body organs, which makes our organ malfunction Or insulin puts big lock to our immune system when we stop taking insulin. With great difficulty I was forcefully ask to quit insulin after 1 year of SB Group medication. After stopping my insulin I was asked to reduce herbal medicine also and slowly from 6 dose , I came on 2 dose. Today I'm very happy to quit insulin with SB Group help and now important medicine what I'm taking is Okra. It is also called ladyfinger.Mr. SB says Okra is golden key for diabetes but before starting Okra as your medicine your immune system should be totally free from insulin toxins. SB group has done very good job on my immune system and Okra is doing good job for me after stopping insulin and herbal medicine.Thanks to this block to share so vital & crucial information to help diabetic people.