5 Science-backed Herbs for Diabetes Treatment
When you are trying to control diabetes with natural herbs, you must understand the approach. In this article the approach of prevention as well as treatment. We will be discussing the most potent groups of herbs that are not only good to control blood sugar but also help in the healing of pancreas.
In the case of diabetes, we must understand that the cure is hard and prevention is easy, and it is documented that there is no cure for diabetes in allopathy.
But, still, there are cases where people claim that they cured diabetes, the only thing that they cured is their lifestyle and daily behaviour. So here I will be sharing the 5 most potent herbs that are proven to control blood sugar.
Now, before scrolling through the screen you must change your daily lifestyle also, like
Manage your weight.
There are only two and practical ways to manage weight are eating a healthy, balanced diet and engaging in regular exercise. The key to weight loss involves consuming fewer calories than the body uses for activities and physiological processes.
The sugars in your blood come from foods that are rich in carbohydrates, or “carbs.” Foods such as candy and sweets, sodas, refined bread, wheat tortillas, and polished white rice. The more carbs you eat, the higher your blood sugar level will be.
Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, making the right food choices is an important way to keep your blood sugar at a healthy level. When you control your blood sugar, you lower your chance of developing serious health problems from diabetes, such as vision loss and heart problems.
It is proven by studies that all forms of exercise, whether they are aerobic, resistance, or doing both (combined training), they all were equally good at lowering HbA1c values in people with diabetes.
Most significant improvements were seen in women patients, female patients with type 2 diabetes who spent at least four hours a week doing moderate exercises like brisk walking or vigorous exercise like high paced walking had a 40% lower risk of developing heart disease than those who didn’t exercise at all.
These benefits persisted even after scientists made adjustments for stupefying factors, like BMI, smoking, and other heart disease risk factors.
When you’re feeling stressed, your body releases stress hormones called cortisol and adrenaline. This hormone gives an energy boost for a response like ‘fight or flight’. But these hormones also make it harder for insulin to work properly, such condition is known as insulin resistance. As sugar can’t get into your cells to produce energy, your blood sugar levels rise.
So make sure to eat healthily, exercise daily, and leave your stress at your office cubicle desk.
Now let us talk about herbs
Results from a study conducted by NCBI suggest that cassia cinnamon (cinnamon bark) improves blood glucose and cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes, and may reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
A daily intake of just 1, 3, or 6 grams was shown to reduce serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL or bad cholesterol, and total cholesterol.
Apart from studies, many health experts claim that regular use of cinnamon may help lower blood sugar by imitating the effects of insulin on sugar in blood and stimulating glucose transport into cells. It can also help lower blood sugar by increasing body’s sensitivity to insulin, making insulin more efficient at moving sugars into mitochondria.
This herb is just magical, Even studies have proven it. According to the studies, curcumin in turmeric is a strong antioxidant and helps counteract and treat complications of diabetes and its after-effects.
Turmeric can offer many benefits to the body. Turmeric is also loaded with anti-inflammatory properties. You can add turmeric to your diet in multiple ways.
Another research suggests that curcumin can decrease the level of glucose in the blood by imitating insulin and promoting faster absorption of glucose by cells, as well as other diabetes-related complications. Researchers also found that curcumin has a significant role in diabetes prevention.
As per studies, holy basil has the potential to lower fasting sugar levels in type 2 diabetic patients. This research was conducted by the Diabetes Association on 40 types 2 diabetics who were asked to stop the medication completely. Even though the sample size was small it is confirmed that basil can effectively lower blood sugar levels.
Another diabetic complication where Holy Basil is proven to be helpful is in the prevention of cardiovascular complications. This is a common complication in diabetics and is a leading cause of death.
Holy basil is known to help protect body from oxidative stress due to its antioxidant properties. Prevention of such damage is crucial because free radicals are thought to contribute to pancreatic problems.
The predominant power of fenugreek seeds is to reduce blood sugar levels by slowing down digestion and absorption of carbohydrates. Fenugreek seeds are also good for your heart as they can help control cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation.
In another study, researchers found that adding 100 grams of defatted fenugreek seed powder to the daily diet of patients with insulin-dependent (type 1) diabetes significantly reduced their fasting blood glucose levels, improved glucose tolerance, and also lowered total cholesterol, bad cholesterol, and triglycerides.
Amla (Indian Gooseberry)
This natural combination of vitamin C and antioxidants not only repairs pancreatic tissues and helps you lose weight, but also regularizes your metabolism by stimulating mitochondria.
The hormone insulin, which regularizes blood sugar, is produced by the pancreas. This fruit keeps blood sugar at a steady level and prevents sudden sugar spikes after meals. This means you can pop one freshly steamed fruit after your meals to prevent any sudden sugar spikes.
According to studies, this fruit is also a rich source of chromium, a mineral that regulates carbohydrate metabolism, which makes the body more responsive to insulin. This helps keep control of blood sugar levels.
How to use Indian gooseberry
The best way to incorporate this fruit is to get some fresh amla fruits, deseed and then grind it in a blender to get the pulp. Squeeze the pulp extract the juice. Just 10 to 30 ml a day is enough to keep your blood sugar levels under check.
make sure to have this early morning every day on an empty stomach and you will be surprised at the results.