Medicinal plants are the most ancient folk remedies for diabetes, for lowering blood sugar. They were used before our era, the ancient Hindus and Egyptians, which is reflected in the historical information about diabetes. The properties of plant extracts to normalize blood sugar are widely used in traditional medicine. More than 100 wild plants growing on the territory of the former USSR have a therapeutic effect in diabetes type I and II.
How do folk remedies help with diabetes
It is well known that in summer and autumn, when many fruits, vegetables and other products of plant origin, people with diabetes feel better. Often at this time they manage to manage with smaller doses of insulin or diabetes pills. The mechanism of action of various plants to reduce the level of glucose in the blood is diverse and not fully understood. A number of plants contain substances similar to insulin, guanidine derivatives, arginine, active levuloses, as well as substances that lower sugar, which include sulfur.
Plants enrich the patient's body with alkaline radicals. Increasing the alkaline reserve of the body contributes to increased use of glucose in tissues and lower blood sugar. Also, plants are rich in vitamins, which favorably affects the metabolism. The therapeutic effect of some plants in diabetes is associated with changes in the processes of absorption, as well as effects on the vegetative-vascular excitability, liver function (in particular, the production of glycogen), the gastrointestinal tract, and the kidneys.
In this regard, it is considered expedient to use herbal preparations for the popular treatment of type I and II diabetes. Such complex herbal preparations include, in addition to plants lowering blood sugar, also choleretic, diuretic, and soothing herbs. In diabetes, a whole group of tonic adaptogens has a healing effect - ginseng, eleutherococcus, golden root, Manchurian aralia, Chinese lemongrass, Leuzea, and zamaniha. Some plants contain insulin and hormone-like substances - dandelion, stinging nettle, elecampane, burdock and others. A number of plants affect the metabolism, having a rich spectrum of vitamins, biologically active substances. Their list includes wild rose, strawberry, blueberry, mountain ash, chicory, dogwood. Herbal remedies help to improve the function of the kidneys, liver, gastrointestinal tract in diabetes. It is knotweed, bearberry, St. John's wort, wheatgrass, marshweed, plantain.
Benefits of Diabetes with Herbal Medicine
Herbal remedies that lower blood sugar are not toxic, do not accumulate in the body and, with rare exceptions, do not give side effects. They can be prescribed to patients with diabetes of any age, regardless of the severity of the disease and the severity of damage to the blood vessels and internal organs. At the same time, the use of folk remedies for diabetes, on the background of a diet, without insulin and tablets, can only be indicated with a mild form of the disease. For most patients, the popular treatment of type I and type II diabetes can be recommended as an additional agent, simultaneously with insulin or tableted drugs that lower blood sugar. Such combination therapy in patients is conducive to achieving the compensation of diabetes, its stabilization, and in some it allows to reduce the dose of insulin or tablets.
To reduce the dose of pharmaceuticals that lower the level of glucose in the blood against the background of popular treatment of diabetes can only be controlled by sugar in the blood and in the urine, in case of normalization of these indicators. There are several patented herbal medicines for diabetes. These include tinctures Zamaniha and Eleutherococcus. Take them should be 30 drops 3 times a day half an hour before meals. These herbal preparations are not recommended for patients with high blood pressure. All diabetics will benefit from the popular herbal collection for the treatment of diabetes. It consists of bilberry shoots, bean pods, Manchurian Aralia root, rose hips, St. John's wort grass, and chamomile flowers.
What plants lower blood sugar
Based on the experience of traditional traditional medicine and official data, we can recommend the following herbal remedies for diabetes:
- Bilberry ordinary. 1-2 teaspoons of leaves and berries pour a glass of boiled water, insist and drink in 3-4 doses per day. In the same way used strawberry and lingonberry.
- Beans. 10-15 drops of liquid extract from the pods of beans 3 times a day or a decoction of the pods of beans (100 g pods per 1 liter of water).
- Walnut. 50 g of dry leaves pour 1 liter of boiling water, insist and drink 1/2 cup 3 times a day.
- Burdock. 1 tablespoon of fresh juice to 1 cup of water 3 times a day; decoction of chopped root (20 g of root per glass of water) in 3-4 doses.
- Elecampus tall. Decoction of the roots (1 tablespoon of crushed root in 1 cup of water) and 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day.
- Goat Legus 1 tablespoon pour a glass of boiling water, insist and drink during the day.
In addition to these plants, the properties of lowering blood sugar in diabetes have:
- stems and leaves of horsetail;
- stinging nettle and deaf;
- dandelion leaves;
- swamp marsh;
- St. John's wort;
- Rowan berries, white and black mulberries;
- corn silk;
- Linden blossom;
- the roots of astragalus, celery, peony;
- onion and garlic.
In the diet of patients with diabetes mellitus type I and II. Non-traditional wild plants should be widely included. With a small caloric content, they contain important organic and inorganic components, as well as substances that lower blood sugar. In addition to Jerusalem artichoke, dandelion, nettle, you can use wild chicory, yellow thistle, mountaineer, and medunits. Of them prepare salads with the addition of garlic, onions, sorrel.
Herbal preparations are a good help to compensate for diabetes. In the sanatorium, the patient can be convinced of the effectiveness of a particular plant and continue taking it at home. Having picked up components with pleasant taste (strawberries, mint, linden flowers), patients are given infusions in the form of tea. The correct combination of diet, pharmaceuticals for diabetes and traditional medicine allows you to maintain a stable compensation for diabetes.