Diabetes is a lifestyle disease and affects mostly people with a family history of diabetes. Also it is our lifestyle that affects the blood sugar level in our body, which can be corrected with the help of some basic addition and deletion in our food habits. Though you can add below listed items in your daily meal to control the sugar level in your body but you should also consult a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. You can also consult an Ayurveda doctor for herbal medicines for diabetes in India.
1o most effective herbal remedies for diabetes, you can try at home:
1. Bitter Gourd
Bitter gourd or Karela as it is commonly known is helpful in controlling diabetes due to its blood glucose lowering effects. It is believed to influence the glucose metabolism throughout the body and not just a particular tissue or organ. Either drink bitter gourd juice on an empty stomach daily for at least two months or add it as a form of some dish in your meals daily to see the effects. It helps both in type 1 and type diabetes, but don’t use it entirely to replace insulin treatment.
This commonly used Indian spice found almost in every Indian kitchen has the ability to lower blood sugar by stimulating insulin activity. It’s bioactive components help fight diabetes. However, avoid too much of its intake, as it has a toxic compound that can influence the risk of liver damage. You can either mix half a teaspoon of powdered cinnamon in a cup of warm water and drink it daily or mix it with your daily beverages like tea, smoothies, etc.
Fenugreek is another common herb found in almost all Indian kitchens which is useful in controlling blood sugar level in our body due to its hypoglycaemic activity. It stimulates secretion of glucose-dependent insulin, besides being high in fibre the absorption of carbohydrates and sugars slows down. Either soak 2 tablespoons of it in water overnight and drink it in the morning along with the seeds on an empty stomach or mix 2 tbs powdered fenugreek seeds in milk and drink daily for at least a month to bring down your glucose level.
4. Indian Gooseberry (Amla)
Indian gooseberry or Amla, as it is called in Indian households is rich in vitamin C. Amla Juice promotes proper functioning of pancreas and helps lower blood sugar level. You can also eat one or two amlas raw daily or add it in many forms in your daily meal to help control your blood sugar level
5. Indian Black Berry (Jamun)
Black Berry or jamun is helpful in controlling blood sugar level because it contains anthocyanins, ellagic acid, hydrolysable tannins etc.
Each part of this plant/tree is useful for those suffering from diabetes. It is advisable that whenever this fruit is available in the market try adding it in your daily diet. You can also make powder of its dried seeds and eat it twice with water daily.
Besides, follow these tips:
Keep monitoring blood sugar levels
Follow a healthy diet plan
Eat plenty of fibre rich food
Sit under the Sun for few minutes daily for vitamin D, which is essential for insulin production.
Drink plenty of water
Practice Yoga and Meditation
Avoid sweets, sugar content drinks and eatables