Herbs for diabetes no. 1 – Indian Kino, Malabar Kino – The tree (Pterocarpus massupium) are the source of the Kino of the European pharmacopeas.
This herb has a long history of use in India as a treatment for diabetes. It has actually been used to regenerate functional pancreatic beta cells. No other drug or natural agent has been shown to generate this activity. The flavonoid, epicatechin, extracted from the bark of this plant has been shown to prevent alloxan –induced beta cell damage in rats.
Herbs for diabetes no. 2 – Asian ginseng – Both American and Asian ginsengs belong to the species Panax and are similar in their chemical composition. Siberian ginseng or Eleuthero ( Eleutherococcus senticosus ), on the other hand, although part of the same plant family called Araliaceae , is an completely different plant. Siberian ginseng does not contain ginsenosides, the active ingredients found in both Asian ( Panax ginseng ) and American ginseng ( Panax quinquefolius ).
Herbs for diabetes no. 3 – Ginkgo biloba – The Ginko Biloba tree is a hardy ornamental Native to Asia. The oldest living tree species known to human race & described as a “living fossil”, since it is the last survivor of its botanical family. Individual trees are thought to live up to 1,000 years. Ginkgo Biloba leaf has been used as food & medicine for over 4,000 yrs. Chinese herbalists still use Ginkgo Biloba for treatment of brain disorders, bronchitis & asthma
Herbs for diabetes no. 4 – Cinnamon – There are. High-carbohydrate meals containing white bread or rice can raise blood sugar. We would not have imagined that vinegar could counteract this effect, but there is growing evidence to support your experience. Scientists in Sweden report that vinegar given with white bread reduces blood sugar and insulin. It also helps people feel fuller up to two hours later (European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Sept. 2005).
Gymnema helps decreasing the craving for sugar and neutralizes excessive glucose that is present in the body. This property is beneficial to sufferers of diabetes as the herb is often used as anti-diabetic drug.
Uses of Gymnema
* Great sugar regulator and hence it is best as diabetic support.
* Weight reducing or Obesity
* Restores appetite
Diabeta improves the peripheral utilization of glucose in the body and it will also increase the hepatic and muscle glycogen content. The product promotes beta cells repair and/or regeneration and therefore increases the C-peptide level.
The product is very beneficial in conditions such as –
* Diabetes (type II) management
* Protects eyes, kidneys and heart that are at danger in diabetic patients
* Improve overall senses that are markedly down in diabetic conditions