Diabetes Natural Remedies
A number of supplements have shown promise as diabetes treatments.
Research suggests that cinnamon may help regulate blood sugar. A 2011 study found that it has the potential to decrease fasting blood glucose. However, other studies have found no effect
Coccinia indica is also known as the ‘ivy gourd’ and grows wild across the Indian subcontinent. Traditionally employed in ayurverdic remedies, the herb has been found to contain insulin-mimetic properties (i.e; it mimics the function of insulin).
Significant changes in glycaemic control have been reported in studies involving coccinia indica, and experts believe that it should be studied further.
Bitter melon is traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine. It has shown some promise as a diabetes treatment in animal and lab studies.
There is limited human data on bitter melon. A recent trial compared its effects to those of metformin. In the trial, bitter melon had a modest effect on blood sugar. However, it was not as effective as metformin. Metformin is the standard drug used to treat type 2 diabetes.
Green tea contains polyphenols, which are antioxidants.
The main antioxidant in green tea is known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Laboratory studies have suggested that EGCG may have numerous health benefits including:
- lower cardiovascular disease risk
- improved glucose control
- better insulin activity
Studies on diabetic patients have not shown health benefits. However, green tea is generally considered safe.
Magnesium is an essential nutrient. It helps regulate blood pressure. It also regulates insulin sensitivity.
A high magnesium diet may also reduce the risk of diabetes. Researchers have found a link between higher magnesium intake, lower rates of insulin resistance, and diabetes.
You should consult with your doctor before using our remedies