10 Herbs for treatment and prevention of diabetes
According to study that herbs and supplements have shown promise in reducing blood sugar, increasing insulin sensitivity and sinking high blood pressure and cholesterol. Here we are providing some readily available herbs and their uses which can help you for treatment and prevention of diabetes.
Regulates kapha Doha (Stability and Structure) due to its astringent, heating and dry nature which is Main cause of diabetes. It also has excellent effect on functioning of liver and pancreas.
Direction of use: Root Powder: 1-2 gms, decoction: 10 ml to 20 ml
Gurmar (Gymnema sylvestre):
Assist in the reproduction of insulin and generate Beta Cells. It includes Gymnemic Acid whose molecular arrangement is similar to glucose molecules. Gymnemic Acid molecules fill the receptor locations on the taste buds thereby avoid activation of taste buds by sugar molecules present in the food, thus curbing the sugar craving.
Direction of Use: Powder of dried leaves 3-6 gms, decoction of roots 50-100 ml.
Apart from regulating kapha governs it control metabolism due to shot strength. Neem enhances insulin receptor sensitivity and is also helpful in reducing the need for hypo-glycaemic drugs.
Direction of Use: Dried leaves powder 3-6gms
Jamun (Syzygium cumini):
Due to its kashay (astringent) taste and absorptive quality it balances kapha and helps control the frequency of urine and lowering the urine and blood sugar level.
Direction of Use: Powder of dried seeds 3-6gms
Due to its kashay (astringent) taste and light and drying nature.It balances kapha and control glucose level and due to katu vipak, balance metabolism in the body. Works also well for diabetic problems.
Direction of Use: Heart wood as decoction 50-100 ml and 3-6 gm as powder.
Bilva is kaphashamak by ruksha, laghu, Kashaya and sour properties. These properties make it effective to regulate the blood sugar and fight diabetic complications.
Direction of Use: Powder of dried unripe fruit 3-6 gm
Tikta ras (bitter taste) and ushna virya of methi makes it kapha shamak, which fights the root cause of diabetes.
Direction of Use: Seed and whole Plant, Powder – 2 to 6 gm.
Haridra (Curcuma Longa):
Because of Katu, tikta, ushna property Harida balances kapha which is the Main dosha involved in diabetes. Antiseptic properties of haridra also make it useful in shortening the infections in diabetic patients. It also is beneficial in Boils of skin and infections of urinary tract which are very common in diabetics.
Direction of use: Powder of dried Haridra -2-4gm, juice of fresh Haridra rhizome is 10 -20 ml.
Tikta, laghu, ruksha gunas of karelapacify aggravation of kapha. It also simulates pancreas, liver and spleen and regulates blood sugar level. Ruksha guna and also katu vipak improves absorption of food and better metabolism.
Direction of Use: Juice of fresh fruit -10-20 ml, also dried fruit powder 3-6 gm.