11 Home Remedies for Diabetes

Types of Diabetes

Type - 1 diabetes

The body does not produce insulin which develops usually in early adulthood or teenage years before the age of 40. About 10 % of all are of type-1, who need to take insulin injections for the rest of their life.

Type - 2 diabetes

The body cells in the body do not react to insulin.About 90 % of all cases of diabetes in world fall in type-2. Type 2 diabetes symptoms may be controlled by losing weight and with good exercise.Overweight and obese people have more chanmces of developing type 2 diabetes.

Type - 3 diabetes

This is Gestational diabetes, occurs during pregnancy. This can be controlled with exercise and diet.Uncontrolled gestational diabetes may be fatal during childbirth.

11 Home remedies for Diabetes

1 - Bitter Gourd Juice / Bitter Melon

By consuming about 30 ml juice of bitter melon / Karela on empty stomach daily early morning is considered as one the best remedies for diabetes.It may be helpful since it controlls diabetes due to its blood glucose lowering effects. It influences the glucose metabolism all over your body.

It helps increase pancreatic insulin secretion and prevents insulin resistance.Hence bitter gourd is beneficial for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Use: Grind the bitter melon / karela by removing its seeds. Some water may be added. Strain it and have the juice.

2 - Ground bay leaf

Ground bay leaf is one of the very good remedy to controll sugar level.

Use: 1/2 tablespoon of ground bay leaf, turmeric (1/2 tbsp) and aloe vera gel (1 tbsp) if taken twice a day before lunch and dinner, is very effective to control sugar in blood.

3 - Methi Seeds

Methi Seeds ie Fenugreek seeds or its combination with ayurvedic herbs is very effective in reducing the signs and symptoms of diabetes.It is used to control diabetes, improve glucose tolerance and lower blood sugar levels due to its hypoglycaemic activity.

It also stimulates the secretion of glucose-dependent insulin. Being high in fiber, it slows down the absorption of carbohydrates and sugars.Chapattis are also prepared by adding methi to it.

Use: Grind 100 gms seeds of Methi and 25 gms of turmeric and add to glass of milk and take twice a day. Methi Seeds should be soaked in warm water overnight and be chewed in the morning shows good results.

4 - Black Plum or Indian Black Berry / Jamun

The seeds of Jamun contain glycoside jamboline and alkaloid jambosine that regulate control blood sugar levels. Chewing the Jamun leaves prevents the conversion of starch into sugar.

Jamun helps a lot in controlling blood sugar level because it contains anthocyanins, ellagic acid and hydrolysable tannins.The fruits and seeds of this plant have hypoglycemic effects as they help reduce blood and urine sugar levels rapidly. All parts of Jambul plant for diabetes patients remedy.

Use: The seed powder of Jamun (1 tsp) twice a day along with lukewarm water is a good remedy.

5 - Amla (Indian gooseberry)

The powder of Amla fruit / Embelica officinalis, is good if taken twice a day.It is rich in vitamin C and the juice promotes proper functioning of your pancreas.

Use: The juice of Amla (20 ml) twice a day is good for the patient.Mix one tablespoon of Amla juice in a cup of bitter gourd juice and drink it daily for a few months. Remove the seeds of two to three Indian gooseberries and grind it into a fine paste and squeeze out the juice.

Mix two tablespoon of the juice in one cup of water and drink it daily on an empty stomach.

6 - Banyan tree bark

The mixture of the bark of ficus bengalensis is consumed 2 times a day as a remedy.

Use: 20 gm of ficus bark is heated in 4 glass of water. When the decoction saturates to 1 glass quantity, it should be consumed after cooled down.

7 - Cinnamon powder

This is one of the best natural home remedies.Powdered cinnamon has the ability to lower blood sugar levels by stimulating insulin activity. It contains bioactive ingradients which help to fight diabetes.

However, it should be taken in limits because it contains a compound called coumarin which is a toxic compound that increases the risk of liver damage.

Use: Add 3-4 tbsp of cinnamon powder to 1 ltr of potable water and heat it for 20 minutes. Strain the mixture and make it cool. Drink it regularly every day.

8 - Vijaysar Churna (Pterocarpus marsupium)

Vijaysar Churna is helpful in curing of diabetes mellitus.

Use: Vijaysar Churna should be taken in the form of powder twice a day. The cube of vijaysar be kept in water full night and should be consumed in the morning on an empty stomach.

9 - Triphala

Triphala along with other ingredients are useful in lowering the sugar levels in blood.

Use: The decoction of equal parts of Triphala, root of barberry, colocynth and moth (20ml) may be taken along with turmeric powder (5gm) twice a day.

10 - Snake gourd

Decoction of equal part of Patola (a variety of small cucumber-snake gourd), Neem, fruit of embolic myrobalan and stem of Guduct (14 to 28 ml.) be taken thrice a day.

11 - Mango Leaves

The delicate and tender mango leaves which improve blood lipid profiles can also be used to treat diabetes by regulating insulin levels in the blood.

Use: Soak 10 to 15 tender mango leaves in a glass of water full night and next morning filter the water and drink it on an empty stomach. Also dry the leaves and grind them. Eat one-half teaspoon of powdered mango leaves twice a day.

Risks of Diabetes

* Eye complications - Glaucoma, cataracts etc.

* Foot complications - Neuropathy, ulcers and sometimes gangrene.

* Skin complications - Skin infections and skin disorders.

* Heart problems - Ischemic heart disease.

* Hypertension - Kidney disease, Heart attack and stroke.

* Mental health - Anxiety and some other mental disorders

* Hearing loss - Hearing problems.

* Nephropathy - Kidney disease.

* Stroke - Risk of stroke.

* Erection - Impotence.

* Healing - Wounds do not heal soon.

Caution: Please use our home remedies after proper guidence and research.You accept that you are following our advice at your own risk.Use our remedies after consulting the concerned doctor.