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the natural remedies for diabetes

Updated on April 20, 2013

Natural treatments can be of great importance in the treatment of diabetes. Unfortunately, they are usually underutilized.

These natural treatments are mainly composed of the resumption of physical activity and weight loss of 4-5 pounds which often causes the difference in the onset of disease. Another important element is sleep. One study found that the decline in sleep quality increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.

So many natural remedies have a more or less direct action against diabetes:

Trace elements:

Manganese has an involvement in the metabolism of carbohydrates to modulate insulin action.

Zinc which acts on the synthesis and transport of insulin. It also enhances the sensitivity of cells to insulin. It is also an excellent antioxidant.

Complex: zinc-nickel-cobalt, which stimulates the pancreas and regulates sugar metabolism.

Herbs to treat diabetes

At present the diabetes is an incurable disease, but some natural remedies are used effectively in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, it is possible not only to improve quality of life, but also to prevent the complications that often accompany this disease. You need to remember that herbal medicine for diabetes is used in addition to the main treatment.

Dandelion, in its composition has an insulin-like substance. This ensures the glucose lowering effect. Moreover, the dandelion positively affects the immune system. The dandelion roots can be purchased without a prescription, and you can prepare. This should be done only in the autumn, when the leaves of the plant wilt.

- 2 tablespoons dandelion root are put into a thermos, pour 0.5 liters of boiling water, let the infusion stand overnight. Then strain and drink 1/2 cup 3-4 times a day 30 minutes before meals.

Nettle has over 100 compounds of high biological activity. Usually, nettles are used to treat many chronic diseases. Anemia is useful because it increases the amount of hemoglobin and red blood cells. Positive effects were observed in the liver, gastrointestinal tract and pulmonary tuberculosis still. But few people know that eating the leaves of this plant reduces the amount of sugar in the blood


1 tablespoon crushed fruit, pour into a glass of boiling water and boil 20 minutes. Wait 3-4 hours and drink the tea.

Juniper berries

A tablespoon of chopped nuts, pour a glass of boiling water and boil for 10-15 minutes, let stand for one hour and take 1 tbsp 3 times a day before meals.

Yarrow 1 teaspoon to 1 cup of boiling water, leave for 5 minutes, add the lemon juice. Drink the tea yarrow.

Take 4 bay leaves, pour 1 cup boiling water, and leave for 2 hours and drain. Drink 1/2 cup 3 times a day.

Blueberry Leaves: 1 g in 100 ml of boiling water, juice or cranberry extracts, influences diabetes and insulin resistance. Infusions seem effective to normalize high blood glucose levels at the beginning of the manifestation, but also prevent the cardiovascular and ophthalmic complication.

Fenugreek reduces blood glucose without changes in insulin levels.

Chamomile herbal tea has a protective effect against diabetes and prevents complications.

Garlic has an effect on diabetes (blood glucose), in addition to its effects on blood pressure and fat...

Soy isoflavones improves glycemic control.

Cinnamon is a spice that can limit the excess sugar in the blood and reduced levels of HbA1c.

Ginseng (root) is used to lower blood sugar, especially after meals.

Green tea catechins rich improve insulin sensitivity and reduce the risk of diabetes.


B vitamins and magnesium have a hypoglycemic effect.

Vitamin B8 (biotin) plays an important role in the metabolism of carbohydrates and has a hypoglycemic effect known.

Vitamin D could reduce, even eliminate, the risk of type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent).

Antioxidants (especially: alpha lipoic acid, lycopene and vitamin E) have a beneficial effect on insulin secretion, but mainly to provide protection against diabetic complications such as neuropathy.

Evening primrose oil provides some improvements in the arteries and nerves. And fish oil (rich in omega 3) is an excellent antioxidant, but also improves blood flow.

Probiotics acting on the immune system could protect against the development of type 1 diabetes.

Good oxygenation, germanium limits the occurrence of complications.


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      sakinah 20 months ago from Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

      You list some excellent herbs here.

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      jamesfraser5 3 years ago

      Natural remedies are most beneficial as they donot have side effects if they taken as per prescription.