There are many illnesses and conditions that are debilitating and difficult to control. Diabetes is one of those chronic illnesses that require constant attention to your insulin levels and the foods you eat. Among the many medications and other alternative medicines, several herbs have been known to cure and help control diabetes, and additionally, have no side effects.
Please note that there is no known medical cure for Type 1 diabetes, and insulin should never be discontinued without the advice of a physician.
Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia
Hypoglycemia happens when the body’s blood glucose levels drop below normal and there is an excess of insulin the body. Hyperglycemia, on the other hand, is when the body's blood sugar levels rise above normal and natural insulin may not be used properly. That would call for insulin shot to help your body process the excess glucose.
Your body needs glucose to produce energy. People with diabetes have an internal issue with their pancreas not signaling the body to release more glucose. With that, several herbs that contain hypoglycemic agents can be used to treat diabetes.
Also known as gurmar, gymnema sylvestre grows in the tropical forests of India and is the most common herbal remedy for maintaining and controlling insulin levels in the body. Gymnemic acid is the element responsible for balancing and lowering blood sugar levels in the body. It is most common and most recommended because it reduces a diabetic’s blood sugar level whether they have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. To get the strongest dose of gymnema extract that brings out the herb's maximum healing potential, you should take vegetable capsules made with gymnema in its purest form.
Bitter Melon and Fenugreek
Momordica charantia, or bitter melon, grows in tropical climates such as the Caribbean and East Africa. The herb is taken from the unripe fruit of the balsam pear plant and turned into pure bitter melon extract. Because the extract is packed with iron and vitamins A and C, blood sugar levels are easily lowered, which balances your body’s insulin and prevents serious complications from occurring due to diabetes.
Trigonella foenum greacum, also known as fenugreek, contain large amounts of fiber and alkaloids that aid in hypoglycemic activity. The fenugreek seeds not only increase the amount of insulin in red blood cells, but it improves the body’s use of glucose. With that, the pancreas is stimulated to produce insulin in a sufficient amount so Type 2 diabetes slowly becomes an issue no longer. Along with regulating how much insulin is secreted into the body, the amino acid hydroxyisoleucine is a big part of that.