Diabetes and Natural Herbal treatments

some of the signs commonly experienced in patients with diabetes include:

  • Frequent urination.
  • Excessive thirst.
  • Increased hunger.
  • Weight loss, or gain
  • rash, itching, skin problems, and slow healing of the wounds
  • Lack of interest and concentration.
  • A tingling sensation or numbness in the hands or feet.
  • Blurred vision.

Beside your normal medication after you talk to your doctor.

What natural herbal therapies are available?

Plant-based therapies that have been shown in some studies to have anti-diabetic properties include:

Allium -(Garlic)

Allium sativum is more commonly known as garlic, and is thought to offer antioxidant properties and micro-circulatory effects. Although few studies have directly linked Allium with insulin and blood glucose levels, results have been positive.

Allium may cause a reduction in blood glucose, increase secretion and slow the degradation of insulin. Limited data is available however, and further trials are needed.


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Furthermore, there are range of natural substances experimentally confirmed to stimulate beta cell regeneration, 10 of which are listed below:

  • Arginine: a 2007 study found that the amino acid L-arginineis capable of stimulating the genesis of beta cells in an animal model of alloxan-induced diabetes

  • Avocado: A 2007 study found that avocado seed extract reduced blood sugar in diabetic rats. Researchers observed a restorative and protective effect on pancreatic islet cells in the treated group.

  • Berberine: A 2009 study found that this plant compound, commonly found in herbs such as barberry and goldenseal, induces beta cell regeneration in diabetic rats, which lends explanation for why it has been used for 1400 years in China to treat diabetes.

  • Chard: A 2000 study found that chard extract given to diabetic rats stimulates the recovery of injured beta cells.
  • Corn Silk: A 2009 study found that corn silk reduces blood sugar and stimulates beta cell regeneration in type 1 diabetic rats.

  • Curcumin(from Turmeric): A 2010 study found thatCurcuminstimulates beta cell regeneration in type 1 diabetic rats.[7]Additionally, a 2008 study found that Curcumin preserves pancreatic islet cell survival and transplantation efficiency.
  • Genistein (from soy, red clover): A 2010 study found that Genistein induces pancreatic beta-cell proliferation through activation of multiple signaling pathways and prevents insulin-deficient diabetes in mice.

  • Honey: A 2010 human study found that long-term consumption of honey might have positive effects on the metabolic derangements of type 1 diabetes, including possible beta cell regeneration as indicating by increases in fasting C-peptide levels.
  • Nigella Sativa(black seed): A 2003 animal study found that black seed consumptionlead to partial regeneration/proliferation of the beta-cells.[
  • A 2010 human study also found that the consumption of one gram of black seed a day for up to 12 weeks had a broad range of beneficial effects in diabetics, including increasing beta cell function.
  • Stevia: A 2011 human study found that stevia has anti-diabetic properties, including revitalizing damaged beta cells, and compares favorably with the drug glibenclamide but without the adverse effects.
  • Olive leaves tea.

Most of these herbal remedies can be found at your natural herbal stores, do your research, google items, ask the pharmacist, ask and select a qualified registered natural herbalist, compare prices, buy your items in form of fresh tea or powder, make soup or salad containing these items like garlic,ginger,vinegar,cinnamon, turmeric etc.

Take good care of yourself.

Eat right, exercise, fast when you can, select your fresh vegetable and fruits, lessen your stress and anger, and regularly check and monitor your blood sugar.

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