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Diabetes Medicines - Herbal Solutions

Jun 1, 2008
Diabetes is a serious health condition. Hence, medical experts have come up with a lot of solutions to cure and treat this disease. When it comes to medicines, a lot of options are available. You would find non prescription, prescription and herbal medicines for diabetes.

Herbs for diabetes have become a rage among people these days. Experts in this field feel that diabetes has been treated with plant medicines for many years now. In fact, the efficiency of these medicines has been rated as remarkable. The best part is that these herbs are non-toxic and remarkably efficacious in fighting off diabetes.

A) Here are some of the herbal diabetes medicines widely used in order to treat this disease effectively:

a) Pterocarpur Marsupium

This medicine is a unique combination of herbs such as Malabar kino, verga, Indian kino and Pitasara. This herb has been used to cure diabetes for many years now. This drug is a natural agent and works wonders when it comes to treating diabetes.

b) Bitter melon (Momordia Charantia)

Bitter melon is also known as balsam pear. It is a tropical vegetable and cultivated widely in South America, Asia and Africa. Experts have also come to a conclusion that the plant has been exclusively used to treat diabetes since ancient times. It is also referred to as the folk medicine.

The melon is composed of different compounds and all those compounds are super rich in antibiotic properties. Care should be taken that this medicine should not be given to the patient in large doses.

c) Gymnema Sylvestre

The herb is efficient in helping the pancreas in the process of insulin production in the case of Type 2 diabetes. It also works towards improving the power of insuling to reduce blood sugar in Type 1 as well as Type 2 diabetes. It decreases craving for sweet. The herb can be a great substitute for drugs that are known to lower blood sugar in Type 2 diabetes.

d) Onion and Garlic

Now, this may seem to be really hard for some people to digest but it is true. Onion and garlic are significant in lowering blood sugar. The active ingredients in both the herbs are allyl propyl dissulphide (APDs) and triallyl disulphide oxide (allicin) respectively.

B) There are also other ingredients like flavonoids that play flavorable action.

a) Fenugreek

Also known as Trigonella foenuon graecum is rich in anti diabetic properties. These help in maintaining healthy sugar levels inside the body.

b) Blue berry leaves

This is used for its beneficial ingredients myrtillin. The herb is widely know for producing excellent effects that last for about many weeks together.

c) Asian Ginseng

This is Chinese medicine used traditionally to treat diabetes. It works towards enhancing insulin release from the pancreas and also helps in increasing the amount of insulin receptors.

d) Bilberry

It reduces the risk of complications caused by diabetes including retinopathy and cataracts.

e) Stevia

It has been traditionally used to treat diabetes.

f) Ginkgo Biloba

The extract is known to prevent as well as treat early stages of diabetes.

g) Cinnamon

It enhances the efficiency of insulin.
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