Herbs that can be used.
Apple * Bitter Melon * Burdock root * Carob * Cinnamon * Dandelion Root * Fenugreek * Garlic * Goat's Rue * Gurmar * Ivy gourd * Jambul * Prickly Pear * Stevia * Tea * White Kidney Bean * Yacon Root *
The ravages of diabetes effect on our health are well documented. The good news is that type II diabetes is the result of bad health and lifestyle decisions and can be turned around by making good ones. The bad news is it's easier said than done. Bad habits like drinking too much alcohol or eating too much sugar are both addictive and hard to overcome. Herbs can be great allies in this fight, even if you are not currently suffering from diabetes, almost everyone can benefit from using herbs to curb sugar intake and encourage home cooking of flavorful foods.
Baked goods are more diabetic friendly with spices like cinnamon and stevia which lessen the need for sugar. Some very interesting recent research suggests that cinnamon cassia (Cinnamomum aromaticum) is effective in improving blood glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Botanicals like bitter melon and fenugreek can be used along with modern medicinal therapy with managing diabetes, both as medicinal foods and supplements. Bitter melon improves the body's ability to use blood sugar and improves glucose tolerances.
If you are currently taking insulin or hypoglycemic drugs monitor your blood sugar levels closely and always confer with your doctor about any new herbal treatment.
Diabetes and High Blood sugar Remedies
1. Bitter Melon Tea
Dried bitter melon slices can be made into a tea. The tea has a mild, nutty taste and is very pleasant to drink, even without adding any sugar or honey.
Ingredients: Bitter Melon *
Recipe Instructions: Herbal Tea :Use 4 or 5 slices of dried melon, or a teaspoon of powder to each cup of water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes and drink warm. Consult your healthcare provider for the correct dosage if you are under treatment for diabetes or cholesterol.
Tags and Uses for this RemedyCholesterol : High cholesterol is directly linked to diet and lifestyle and as such, using herbs as medicinal foods should be a first line defense and treatment.
Diabetes :Healthy herbs in the kitchen work along with a healthy lifestyle to help prevent and manage diabetes. Baked goods are more diabetic friendly with spices like cinnamon used to lessen the need for sugar.
2. Fresh Garlic Cloves.Garlic can and should be used liberally in food, either powdered or freshly chopped. Two cloves or more a day are considered a medicinal dose. Eating 2 to 3 fresh garlic cloves a day has many health benefits including diabetes, arthritis and heart health. To make it more palatable, mash the garlic cloves with a spoonful of honey.