4 Ayurvedic Herbs That Control DiabetesPublished Date: 8/7/2021 7:22:17 AM
Diabetes is the condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugars to build up in your blood. This is why many people refer to diabetes as “sugar.” Diabetes can cause serious health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidneyfailure, and lower-extremity amputations.
Fenugreek (Trigonella Foenum-Graecum)
"Fenugreek" is a clover-like herb that lowers blood sugar levels, increases milk production in breastfeeding mothers, reduces cholesterol levels, reduces heart problems, lowers inflammation, protects against cancer.
Fenugreek, also known as "Methi" is a highly effective herb that is native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean region and is cultivated in southeastern Europe, western Asia, India, and northern Africa. People use its fresh and dried seeds, leaves, twigs, and roots as a spice, flavoring agent, and supplement. While more research is necessary, some studies show that fenugreek may have varied health benefits.
Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia)
"Giloy" or "Guduchi" in Sanskrit, is useful in chronic fever, dengue fever, hay fever, coronavirus infection, improves digestion, reduces asthmatic symptoms, signs of aging, stress, and anxiety, aids weight loss, supports immune health, treats diabetes, fights respiratory problems, treats arthritis, improves vision. Giloy is also known as Heart-leaved moonseed and is a kind of shrub that grows in tropical areas of India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Sothern Eastern Asia, Africa, and Australia.
"Neem" is a tree that grows in tropical regions such as India and Myanmar. The bark, leaves, and seeds are used to make medicine. Neem is sold in capsule, tincture, powder, oil, cream, and mouthwash forms. While neem oil is generally applied to the scalp or skin to treat conditions like dandruff and acne, the extract of the neem leaf is typically taken orally. In some cases, the bark, flowers, and fruit of the neem tree are also used medicinally.
Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
"Tulsi" is used for its medicinal purposes, due to its anti-infective properties and its use in respiratory tract infections like cough, cold, sore throat, asthma etc. It helps remove excess kapha from lungs. This natural stimulant energizes our body, increases circulation, and has been proven to be beneficial in skin diseases and ulcers. Fresh tulsi juice taken twice a day may help to boost health. Adding a few drops of ginger and honey to tulsi juice may help further improve immunity.