Diabetes is a medical condition that is characterized by the inability of the body to produce the hormone insulin or respond to it; this can lead to an impaired metabolism of carbohydrate, high levels of sugar in the blood and other health complications.
The levels of sugar are regulated by insulin which is produced by the pancreas; when there is an increase of sugar in the body, the pancreas releases insulin to normalize it and enhance the absorption of glucose by the cells of the body. When someone has diabetes; it is either the pancreas is unable to produce sufficient insulin or the cells cannot respond to insulin.
Types of Diabetes
There are two types of diabetes. They are type I and type II. Type one diabetes also called insulin-dependent or juvenile onset diabetes is characterized by low or insufficient amount of insulin, in this case the pancreas is affected and cannot carry out its functions while type II is also known as non-insulin dependent or adult onset diabetes is characterized by the inability of the cells to respond to or absorb insulin.
Some of the causes and risk factors for diabetes are obesity, high blood pressure, genetics and family history, an inactive lifestyle, high levels of bad cholesterol (Low Density Lipoprotein cholesterol), high levels of triglycerides and low levels of good cholesterol (High Density Lipoprotein cholesterol), aging, high intake of refined sugar, sugary drinks and foods, bad and unhealthy diet.
Symptoms of Diabetes
Some of the most common signs and symptoms of diabetes includes:-
- Frequent urination
- Unexplained weight loss
- Excessive thirst
- Excessive hunger
- Tingling and numbness in the feet and toes
- Slow healing of wounds
- Blurred vision
- Frequent infections
- Dry mouth
- Weight gain
- Itchy skin
- Yeast infections
- Skin problems
- Tiredness and weaknesses and other uncomfortable symptoms.
If left untreated; diabetes can lead to serious health problems and complications like nerve damage, non-healing wound, and sores, kidney failure, blindness, and others. These damages occur because small vessels are damaged and this is known as microvascular diseases.
There are many effective natural herbal treatment and cure for diabetes and we will be looking at ten of the most popular of the herbs.
This powerful herb has been used by the Chinese to cure diabetes and hyperglycemia for centuries; it is one of the most potent herbs used in fighting diabetes and controlling the levels of sugar in the body. It is also known as Panax ginseng or Indian ginseng also known as Ashwagandha. Take ginseng tea daily to help you fight diabetes.
Ginger is a powerful spice for preventing and fighting diabetes; it can effectively normalize blood sugar thereby treating hyperglycemia and diabetes. Ginger also lowers bad cholesterol, high blood pressure, high triglycerides and all these are risk factors for diabetes. It also relieves the symptoms of diabetes like digestive disturbances, fatigue, nausea, weakness, muscle spasm and other uncomfortable symptoms. Take ginger tea daily; you can also chew fresh ginger roots and it can also be added generously to foods because it can serve as a spice.
This is a powerful spice that can effectively treat diabetes; its active ingredient Curcumin can help boost the uptake of glucose by the cells, it protects the pancreas and strengthens its functions while its antioxidants and antibacterial properties prevent infections which those with diabetes are susceptible to. It also boosts the immune system and prevents the complications that diabetes brings. It also corrects high levels of lipids, triglycerides, and cholesterol; thereby reducing the risk of diabetes. Turmeric can be added to meals; you can also take it as tea and chew on fresh turmeric roots.
Garlic has anti-diabetic effects; it can effectively reduce the risk factors for diabetes such as high cholesterol, high triglycerides, and high blood pressure. It also prevents health complications from arising. This plant boosts the immune system and prevents frequent infections which those with diabetes are prone to. It is an excellent remedy for preventing and treating diabetes and also to reduce the risk factor of diabetes mellitus. Take fresh cloves of garlic daily; you can crush them and add it to a cup of warm milk. You can also add it to your foods during preparation.
These leaves are effective in controlling high levels of sugar; it is an effective natural treatment for diabetes and it has been used for centuries in traditional healing to treat diabetes. It reduces high cholesterol, triglycerides, lipids and high blood pressure; all these increase the risk of diabetes. You can take mango tea leaves every morning; you can also soak fresh and tender mango leaves in water and let it soak overnight, then in the morning, filter the drink and take it on an empty stomach. This should be done daily.
Cinnamon effectively reduces high concentration of sugar in the bloodstream; it helps to boosts the activities of insulin and can help those suffering from type II diabetes. Opt for Ceylon cinnamon known as true cinnamon, not cassia cinnamon because it is more effective and can be taken for a long time without any complications like liver damage. Take cinnamon tea daily.
Aloe vera is rich in phytosterols which are effective against hyperglycemia and type II diabetes; take the gel daily to help you reverse and treat diabetes and its symptoms. To make it more effective; you can mix the gel with turmeric, bay leaves and ginger, take this mixture two times daily and it should be taken before taking lunch and dinner.
These leaves are effective in fighting diabetes; they are rich in fiber, vitamin C, and other vital nutrients; take guava leave tea daily to help you overcome this condition.
Curry leaves are effective natural treatments for diabetes; they are rich in anti-diabetic compounds which help to reduce the rate at which the body breaks down starch. It also helps one to lose weight and it prevents high cholesterol; these are all risk factors for diabetes. Add curry leaves to your meals and you can chew on the fresh leaves daily for three or four months.
These seeds can effectively bring down high concentrations of sugar in the body; it also boosts the functions of the pancreas and helps to stimulate the production of insulin. It is rich in fiber and this prevents rapid absorption of sugars and carbohydrates in the body. take fenugreek tea daily or you can seeds in water overnight and then drink the solution on an empty stomach every morning.