4 Herbs For Diabetic Patients
Turmeric is a herb native to India which is not widely cultivated throughout the world due to the specific temperature and environment that requires for cultivating, but hey it is exported around the globe due to its desirability.
This herb contains a compound which is called curcumin, and this compound has several medicinal properties, including anti-diabetic effects.
Some studies found that curcumin is beneficial for lowering blood sugar levels. Other studies have found evidence that the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of curcumin may lower the risk of heart disease as well as other complications from diabetes.
In a study conducted in the 2015 year on 41 participants with type 2 diabetes, Intake of 2 grams of ginger powder per day lowered fasting blood sugar by 12% (1).
Another study conducted on 88 participants found that intake of 3 grams ginger on a daily basis for eight weeks reduced fasting blood sugar and HbA1c levels, which are a measure of average blood sugar levels over the past 2–3 months. A few other studies with doses ranging from 2–3 grams have found similar effects.
Do you enjoy sliced onions with your food? Onions contain chromium, which is a quite unusual mineral to find naturally in food. Chromium helps the body manage blood sugar levels and ensure a slow, gradual release of glucose to the muscles and the body cells. For this reason, consuming onions can help modulate your blood sugar levels, which is very important for people with diabetes.
• Aloe Vera
Consuming 2 tablespoons of aloe vera juice on a daily basis can cause blood sugar levels to fall in people who have type 2 diabetes, according to a study in Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacy. This means that aloe vera may have a bright future in diabetes treatment. These results were confirmed by another study published in Phytotherapy Research that used pulp extract.
Keep in mind that people with diabetes, who take glucose-lowering medications, should be careful when consuming aloe vera. The juice along with diabetes medications can lower your glucose count to harmful levels.
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