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Top 5 Natural Medicines for Diabetes. Treat diabetes using natural food remedies

Updated on March 21, 2016

Top 5 Natural Medicines for Diabetes. Treat diabetes using natural food remedies

Diabetes is affecting more and more people around the world. Sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy food practices have contributed to Diabetes. Obesity is a main risk factor for Diabetes. Today, even young children are affected by diabetes. Today, there are more than 29 millions diabetics in the USA. India is home to 62 million diabetics. Diabetes is a condition which affects the everyday life of the individual. It also increases the risk of other problems such as Kidney disease and Diabetic Retinopathy. There are two types in Diabetes- Type 1 and Type 2. In Type 1, the Pancreas is incapable of secreting insulin. In Type 2, the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body doesn’t respond to insulin properly. Though there are many medicinal interventions to treat Diabetes, patients suffer from many side effects and complications. Insulin therapy is widely prescribed to treat Diabetes.

What most people are unaware is that there are many natural medicines which have the ability to control blood sugar. Most of these are consumed as food items. Charaka Samhita and Sushrata Samhita have prescribed natural medicines for various diseases and conditions thousands of years ago. These foods endowed by nature have the ability to control Diabetes if taken regularly. These are very effective when taken regularly, to the extent that many people have shifted completed from allopathy to natural medicines

Below are 5 natural Remedies to treat Diabetes:

Karela (Bitter Gourd): Bitter gourd is widely used as a vegetable in many Asian countries, especially India. It contains a substance called Charantin which has the ability to bring down blood glucose levels. It also contains a phyto-nutrient called polypeptide-P which has anti-diabetic properties. It improves metabolism throughout the body rather than at any single organ or tissue. It is an excellent Blood purifier as well. It cures stomach disorders and prevents constipation.

How to consume: Take bittergourd juice on an empty stomach everyday in order to get maximum benefit.

Tanner's – Cassia: Tanner's – Cassia is called ‘Avarampoo’ in Tamil and 'Tarwar' in Hindi. It is a powerful herb to treat Diabetes. In fact, people who use this herb regularly don’t need regular insulin injections. It is also used to treat eye infections, jaundice, rheumatism and constipation etc. It is good for urinary infections

How to consume: Make a powder using dried flower and buds of the plant. Mix with honey and consume on an empty stomach

Fenugreek (Methi): Fenugreek seeds are effective in controlling blood sugar. Consuming just 5 grams of seeds daily would do wonders in checking sugar level. Fenugreek seeds contain a fibre called ‘Mucilage’ which is responsible for the anti-diabetic property. However, Fenugreek seeds may not be effective in case of persons suffering from diabetes for a long period. Combination of Fenugreek seeds along with regular medicines would be effective in such cases.

How to consume: Soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Consume them on an empty stomach the next morning along with the water.

Indian Gooseberry (Amla): Amla stimulates the Pancreas and helps in its proper functioning. It makes a powerful Anti-diabetic medicine when combined with Bitter gourd.

How to consume: Take 3-4 gooseberries and grind them into a fine paste. Squeeze out the juice from the paste. Mix the juice with one cup of Water and drink on an empty stomach. You could also mix one tablespoon of Amla juice with a cup of bitter gourd juice to make a powerful concoction

Jambul /Jamun: Jambul, also called as Jamun and ‘Naaval Pazham’ in Tamil is an effective remedy for Diabetes. Jamun has many bio-chemical compounds like flavonoids, gallic acid, oxalic acid, malic acid, etc. You can directly eat the fruit which has a slightly sour taste. The dried seeds of the fruit can be powdered, mixed with water and taken on an empty stomach

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