Lots of people are either diabetic or pre-diabetic and need to control their blood sugar levels. Here are a 12 amazing herbs that lower blood sugar and much more.
Shilajit – This mineral salt from India is sometimes called the “Destroyer of Diabetes” and it contains lots of minerals, peptides, fulvic acid, dibenzo-alpha-pyrones, and other lipids. Studies show while taking Shilajit blood glucose drops significantly and LDL cholesterol or bad cholesterol goes down, plus triglycerides, and HDL or good cholesterol increases.
Ginseng – This amazing herb lowers blood glucose by limiting the tri-carboxylic acid cycle thus increasing insulin output, plus keeping insulin producing cells alive and thriving. At the same time Ginseng promotes a healing effect to the lining of all arteries in the body thus helping to prevent heart attacks.
Bitter Melon – This Asian food contains a plant like insulin substance that not only lowers blood glucose but also lowers glucose in all the tissues of the body. Also Bitter Melon promotes proper carbohydrate digestion allowing far less glucose to be released into the body. And Bitter Melon can reverse insulin resistants, and prevent complications that occur with uncontrolled diabetes.
Cinnamon – There are so many studies showing that Cinnamon can lower blood glucose by almost 30% and at the same time lower LDL cholesterol by almost 28%, and lower triglycerides by up to 30%. Other studies show a 20 times increase in glucose metabolism thus lower blood sugar… and Cinnamon contains lots of powerful polyphenols like green tea that prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer.
Malabar Gourd – Studies show that extracts from Malabar Gourd Seeds rejuvenate insulin producing cells of the pancreas, thus helping those suffering from type 2 diabetes… and according to a study done in Mexico it also seems to work well for prediabetics. Blood glucose levels change fast with Malabar Gourd, usually a week… and within 3 months blood glucose is back to normal. Malabar Gourd contains polysaccharide sugars that restore pancreatic tissue including insulin producing cells, and increases circulation in the pancreas. And another study shows that fresh Malabar Gourd juice also works well for lowering blood glucose.
Fenugreek – Studies show that Fenugreek contains a powerful amino acid (4-hydroxyisoleucine) that helps the insulin producing cells of the pancreas to produce more insulin thus lowering blood sugar. At the same time studies show that Fenugreek lowers cholesterol and helps protect the liver from the damage from alcohol… and detoxes the liver too.
Neem – Studies show that taking neem leaf extracts can lower the need for insulin injections by up to 50% and it also lowers blood glucose in general. Plus Neem also increases circulation throughout the body thus helping to reduce complications associated with diabetes.
Garlic and Onions – Though mild in action Garlic and Onions do lower blood glucose, cholesterol, and triglycerides too. These foods contain alliin which is a sulfide compound that lowers blood glucose and helps insulin to be used for effectively.
Nopal – This wonderful cactus has the ability to lower blood glucose by over 45% and may lower insulin production at the same time. Also lowering cholesterol and soothing the GI tract, plus helping with constipation.
Konjac Root – This fiber filled plant contains lots of soluble fiber that lowers cholesterol and at the same time stabilizes blood glucose… and lower blood pressure. It slows down the absorption of glucose into the system thus helping to prevent glucose spikes. And it makes great noodles, breads, and lots of other great tasting healthy dishes. At the same time Konjac Root can help you lose weight and thus lower your chances of coming down with diabetes in the first place.
Bilberry – Studies show that bilberry which looks like a blueberry lowers blood glucose and at the same time make the body more sensitive to insulin so that glucose is better utilized. Plus Bilberry is a powerful antioxidant that helps with macular degeneration, cancer, heart disease, strokes, and slows the aging process.
Gymenema Sylvestre – This powerful herb promotes glucose utilization in the cells thus lowering blood glucose and prevents the liver from creating more glucose… also lowering cholesterol and trigs. Some people feel Gymenema Sylvestre is one of the most powerful herbal formulas for treating high blood glucose for both type 1 and 2 diabetics. And Gymenema Sylvestre may help rejuvenate beta cells in the pancreas thus helping to heal the condition.
You can order all of these herbs and foods on-line or ask for them at your local health food store or super market.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist, Counselor, and Spiritual Teacher for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Center for Creative Living Spiritual Center, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, Punjab teas www.paulhaider.com