Diabetes: 14 Simple, effective herbs that works.

Diabetes mellitus is caused by persistent high level of sugar (Glucose) in the blood due to insufficient quantity of a hormone called Insulin.

The normal level of Sugar in the blood is 65 – 110mg/dl.

Types of Diabetes

There are different types of Diabetes but the major ones are

  1. Prediabetes
  2. Type 1
  3. Type 2

Symptoms of Diabetes

  1. Abnormal thirst (Polydipsia).
  2. Frequent urination (Polyuria).
  3. Weight loss.
  4. Hunger (Polyphagia).
  5. Blurred vision.
  6. Tiredness.

Not every body experience all these symptoms.

Diagnosis

The most reliable way to detect diabetes is using a Glucometer.

A blood sample is taken after a person has fasted overnight. This is called Fasting blood sugar. The sugar level should never be more than 126mg/dl.

Blood sample of a person who has eaten can be taken but it should never be more than 200mg/dl. This is called Random blood sugar.

14 Herbal remedies

1. Bitter leaves (Vernonia amygdalina)

Bitter leaves
This herb reduces the high level of sugar drastically and helps to repair the kidney. Squeeze the leaves in water and take 1- 2 glasses two to three times daily.

2. Bitter melon(Mormodica charantia)

Bitter melon leaves
Squeeze fresh leaves in water and take a glass three times a day.

3. Brimstone

Morinda lucida
Squeeze fresh leaves in water with Bitter leaves and take a glass three times a day.

4. Cashew bark (Anacardium Occidentale)

Boil the bark of the stem and take a glass four times a day.

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5. Corn silk (Zea mays)

Corn silk
Boil the silk in water, allow to cool and take one glass three times daily.

6. Garlic (Allium sativum)

Garlic
Combined with other herbs like Bitter leaves, mistletoe, Garlic helps in lowering high blood sugar level.

7. Mango leaves(Mangifera indica).

Mango leaves

Boil the leaves and take a glass three times daily.

8. Mistletoe

Viscum album
Taking a cup of mistletoe daily for 5 months have helped greatly in controlling high blood sugar.

9. Pawpaw leaves (Carica papaya)

Pawpaw leaves

Green pawpaw leaves is very good for diabetes and Diabetes induced hypertension. Squeeze the leaves in water and take 200mls three times a day.

10. Plantain leaves (Musa paradisiaca)

Plantain leaves
Green plantain leaves is useful in treating diabetes. Just boil the leaves in water and drink twice a day.

11. Plantain root juice

Musa paradisiaca
Pound plantain roots to get the juice, mix with half of volume of juice you get and you have a potent remedy for diabetes. Take Two spoon three times daily.

12. Scent leaves (Ocimum gratissimum).

Scent leaves

Squeeze fresh leaves in water with Bitter leaves and take a glass three times a day.

13. Stool wood (Alstonia bonnei).

Boil the leaves and take a glass three times daily.

14. Water

Even though this is not a herb, I added it because of its usefulness.
Taking adequate water regularly is very good in maintaining a very good health. Take two to three cups of water before you go to bed at night.

PS: Do not stop taking your medications abruptly.

PSS: Ensure you check your blood sugar regularly.

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