Sunday, August 10, 2014

Home Remedies for Diabetes

Diabetes has become a very common heath problem these days. It occurs when the pancreas does not make enough or any of the hormone insulin, or when the insulin produced doesn’t work effectively. This causes the glucose level in the blood to shoot up.

There are generally two main forms of the disease- Type 1 and Type 2, which is a more common form. Type 2 diabetes can lead to increased risks of high blood glucose level, excessive urination, drinking and eating, tiredness, paralysis, visual disability, heart attacks, eczema, gangrene and sometimes, itching in the groin. 

Many common herbs and spices are claimed to have blood sugar lowering properties that make them useful for people with or at high risk of type 2 diabetes. In this post, let’s learn about some age old home remedies that are simple to administer and effective in controlling diabetes-
  • Taking a tablespoon of aloe vera juice twice daily helps to  regularize insulin flow and lower blood glucose levels naturally. 
  • Mix half teaspoon of turmeric and bay leaves powder each in a tablespoon of aloe gel. Have this mixture twice a day before meals.
  • Drink a cup of bitter gourd juice every morning. Including this vegetable in diet helps to reduce sugar levels in the blood.
  • Consuming 5-10g of powdered jamun seeds every morning is believed to control blood sugar levels.
  • Soak 10 -15 mango leaves in a glass of water overnight. In the morning, filter and drink it on an empty stomach. One can also grind shade-dried mango leaves and eat half teaspoon of the same twice daily.
  • To cure the disease, 2 teaspoon powdered fenugreek seeds can be administered daily with milk.
  • Add 3 teaspoon of cinnamon powder to 1 litre of boiling water. Simmer for 20 min in a low flame & then strain the mixture. Have it daily to keep a check on glucose levels.
  • To control sugar, eat 2 garlic cloves with water every morning on an empty stomach.
  • A tablespoon of amla (Indian Gooseberry) juice mixed with a cup of bitter gourd juice can be administered daily to treat the problem.
Eating a balanced diet and exercise are also important to keep a check on sugar levels. The person suffering from disease must limit carbohydrate and refined sugar consumption. Dietary intake of fruits, vegetables and whole grain pulses should be increased. Smoking and alcohol consumption should be avoided. Keeping weight under control is also important. those suffering from the disease can follow any simple form of exercise such has brisk walk, cycling, jogging and swimming.

Practicing yogasanas like Ardha matsyendrasana, Trikonasana, Dhanurasana, Kati chakrasana, Merudandasana and Naukasana regularly helps the body to keep a check on sugar levels in the body. To stay fit and fine, and to keep modern day’s diseases at bay, coping up with stress and anxiety is a must!

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