Natural Remedy for Diabetes
Treat Diabetes with Indian Gooseberry (Amla)
Uses of Indian gooseberry
Indian goose berry is the best fruit for our overall health. It prevents controls and treats diabetes and its complications. It reduces cholesterol improves the function of the brain and the heart. It boosts immunity. It improves hair growth and prevents premature graying. It has anti-aging properties and prevents cancer.
Composition of Indian gooseberry
Indian gooseberry is rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Very rich in Vitamin C and chromium. Amla also contain phytonutrients, ellagic acid and flavonoids which help to reduce damage by free radicals.
Indian gooseberry and diabetes
High fiber in Indian gooseberry delays the absorption of sugar from intestine there by reducing postprandial blood glucose. Amla increases insulin secretion. It rejuvenates insulin secreting beta cells of pancreas. Chromium present in amla improves the sensitivity of insulin. Amla reduces the complication of diabetes, improves wound healing, increases circulation of blood, improves the condition of nerves and improves memory.
How to Consume Indian gooseberry?
It is always better to eat as fresh fruit or drink as fresh amla juice. Amla is also available as dried fruits, amla powder, as jam, and as pickle. Amla powder can be sprinkled on salads and other foods.
How to make amla juice?
Take few amla fruits, remove seeds, add water, blend it, filter it and drink twice a day. For better results add a pinch of cinnamon powder and turmeric powder. You can add honey and lemon juice for taste.
Research studies in India and Oman proved that after 3 weeks of taking 3 grams of Indian gooseberry powder showed good reduction of fasting and postprandial blood glucose.
Consult your physician as taking amla along with anti-diabetics may produce Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
Treat Diabetes with Onion
Onions are high in fiber content and have low calories. They are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, sulfur, flavonoids and manganese. High fiber content reduces absorption of sugar. Flavonoids increases insulin sensitivity. Taking onions daily reduces sugar and its complications.
Treat Diabetes with Garlic
Garlic is rich in fiber, allicin, flavonoids and antioxidants. Fiber reduces absorption of sugar from intestine. Allicin and flavonoids increases insulin sensitivity. They prevent damage to kidneys, blood vessels, skin and eyes. They reduce glycation process. Garlic helps to prevent heart attack and stroke. Raw garlic has to be chewed for faster and better results.
Coconut and Diabetes
Coconut is rich in medium chain fatty acid. It acts as alternate energy to brain when glucose cannot enter brain cells due to diabetes. It also increases insulin sensitivity. Coconut prevents and treats Alzheimer’s disease, obesity and hypertension.
Treat Diabetes with Mango Leaves
Mango leaves are used to control blood glucose. They are rich in vitamin A, B and C. They are rich in antioxidants, tannins(anthocyanins), beta-taraxenol and ethyl acetate. They maintain the normal level of insulin and increases synthesis of glycogen. Mango leaves prevent diabetic retinopathy.
How to use mango leaves in Diabetes?
Boil mango leaves in water, keep it overnight, filter it in the morning and drink it. Mango leaves powder can be used. Half a teaspoon of the powder can be taken 2 times a day.
Mango leaves are good to reduce gallstones and kidney stones.
Treat Diabetes with Cinnamon
Cinnamon is commonly used to control diabetes. It stimulates insulin production and acts by increasing sensitivity of insulin. The powder can be sprinkled on salads or added to soups. Cinnamon powder can be added to tea.
Fenugreek is also used to prevent and treat Diabetes. It increases insulin sensitivity. Soak fenugreek seeds overnight and drink it in the morning. It is also rich in fiber which slows down the absorption of sugar from the intestine.
Treat Diabetes with Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is also used to prevent and control diabetes.
Indian Curry Leaves in Diabetes
Indian curry leaves are used to control blood glucose. As they are rich in fiber they reduce absorption of sugar. Chemicals present in curry leaves reduce insulin resistant.
Along with these green leafy vegetables and bitter guard helps to reduce blood glucose. They have low glycemic index and they delay the absorption of sugar.
Diet and Life Style Modification in Treating Diabetes
Taking low carbohydrate, high fiber and low fat diet along with regular exercise can control diabetes. Reduce mental stress to prevent diabetes. Exercises which increases muscle mass prevent insulin resistance and increases glucose utilization.
When using natural treatment to treat diabetes, inform your physician, check blood glucose often and adjust the dose of anti-diabetic drugs.