An herbal diabetes treatment can be a safe and cost-effective way to combat diabetes. Caused by a deficiency in the insulin producing cells in the pancreas, this disorder can cause stroke, heart disease, and blindness if left untreated. Dietary and lifestyle changes are needed as well to combat the disease or prevent its onset.
While primitive peoples in North America rarely suffered from diabetes because their diets contained no processed sugar or flour, many Native Americans are now battling diabetes brought on by a modern diet. By returning to a diet that resembles their ancient natural diet, which includes many natural foods used in modern herbal diabetes treatment, they are able to successfully treat this disease.
Herbal Treatment for Diabetes
Most of us season our food with onions and garlic. These are two easily acquired herbs helpful in treating diabetes. Additionally, in recent years Cinnamon (Cinnamomum aromaticum syn. C. cassia*) has been found to have a positive effect on regulating insulin.
Ginseng has long been used to treat a host of illnesses and is also effective against diabetes.
Burdock root is so high in insulin content that it is known as an “insulin analog”.
Other Effective Diabetic Herbs
- Hawthorne berry in capsule form or used to brew a tea helps the vascular system
- Ginkgo biloba helps prevent diabetic blindness and strengthens the heart
- Licorice root aids the functioning of the adrenal gland
- Bugleweed reduced thirst and aids in urination
- Bilberry or Huckleberry helps maintain a consistent blood/sugar level
- Dandelion root aids in urination and liver function
- Fenugreek used as an herb or spice improves glucose tolerance
- Juniper berry can stabilize glucose levels
- Essiac Tea is beneficial against a many illnesses including diabetes
- Phaseolus vulgaris or the common bean pod
- Fringetree is a flowering plant used to combat fatigue associated with diabetes
- Devil’s Club is a relative of ginseng and provides a broad spectrum of benefit
A herbal diabetes treatment should be part of a regimen of healthy lifestyle choices. You should talk to someone knowledgeable in herbal therapy to ascertain which form of the herb you should use. Some are more useful as a tea while others should be taken in the form of a tincture or eaten as a food. A diet low in processed sugar coupled withnutritional supplements and exercise will help prevent the onset of diabetes mellitus.