Diabetes Cure Herbal Remedies
More Natural Medicines

Diabetes cure herbal remedies have antioxidants that fight complications and lower blood sugar. Here are a few more of the ones that have been proven to help.

Many natural medicines have been used for centuries to aid in the treatment of diabetes.

The ones listed here were picked from those because they have been tested and tried in human control groups.

When researchers look for the reason they work, the answer seems to be antioxidants. These may work for you as well.

Asian Ginseng

Asian ginseng has been used by the Chinese for thousands of years. People often take it today to improve energy and sharpen their minds.

But when it was tested in Canada on diabetics in a controlled setting, they showed a 15-20% reduction in their blood sugar.

They found that ginseng helps your pancreas release insulin, and at 200 mg a day it improves blood sugar control and energy levels in type 2 diabetic people.

It also slows the absorption of carbohydrates, giving your tired pancreas more time to react to them. So it belongs on the diabetes cure herbal list.

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Bilberry

According to stories, this cousin of blueberries was given as a jelly to British pilots during World War II to improve their night vision.

Diabetics can take it in capsule form to guard against cataracts and other eye diseases. Find it in the herb aisle at your favorite pharmacy or health food store.

Its antioxidant effects help prevent damage to capillaries, and that is what helps diabetic eyes stay healthy.

Because cataracts and retinopathy are a threat to us, bilberry is a diabetes cure herbal.

Stevia, Ginkgo Biloba and Cinnamon

Stevia is an herb that the people of South America have picked and chewed for centuries. They liked the sweet taste and said it reduced their desire for sugar so they did not gain weight.

Now it is sold as an artificial sweetener. Stevia is on this diabetes cure herbal list because it is the only herbal artificial sweetener available today.

Gingkgo biloba helps to protect type 2 diabetics from neuropathy. It can reduce nerve pain and paresthesias too.

Cinnamon has been proven in some tests to triple insulin efficiency. As little as a teaspoon a day seems to work as well as metformin when tested in human trials.

Sprinkle it on food or buy it in capsule form at the pharmacy. But heed these warnings with supplements like cinnamon.

GLA and ALA

The diabetic cure herbal gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) is found in evening primrose oil as well as borage and hemp oil.

Research says this omega-6 fatty acid reduces and prevents nerve pain, what we type 2 diabetics experience in focal and autonomic neuropathy.

Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) at 600-800 mg a day eases nerve pain and paresthesias, and lowers blood sugar by improving insulin sensitivity. It is found in spinach, broccoli and yeast and is made by our bodies naturally.

Chromium

This mineral is considered a diabetic cure herbal because it is found in vegetables. Many diabetics do not get enough of it.

A 200 mcg supplement of chromium picolinate has helped diabetics lower their blood sugar if they were deficient, but has no measurable effect on diabetics who have normal chromium levels.

Some people claim that it helps with weight loss. The best sources for it are broccoli and red wine, and there are traces in lots of vegetables, fruits and meat, but none in sugary foods.

Diabetics who stay away from sugary foods are more likely to get enough chromium.

Magnesium, the Super Mineral

Here's a quote from the National Institute of Health:

"... magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone.

The other half is found inside cells of body tissues and organs. Only 1% of magnesium is found in blood, but the body works very hard to keep blood levels of magnesium constant."

Why is that? Because magnesium is essential to keeping blood sugar at a healthy level. So anything with magnesium in it could be called a diabetes cure herbal.

You need to make sure you get plenty of it in its natural form. These are the foods that have the most magnesium among the things we eat today.

Superfoods like almonds (1 ounce has 80 mg), spinach (one-half cup cooked has 75 mg), mixed nuts (65 mg in an ounce), shredded wheat cereal, potatoes and avocado are the best sources.

Other good ones are pumpkin and sunflower seeds, broccoli, black and navy beans, plus all the green leafy vegetables.

Chlorophyll, which makes leaves green, has magnesium in it. Whole grains have magnesium too, but it is in the bran, so processing takes it out. This is one reason diabetics are encouraged to eat only whole grains.

Tea, Coffee and Wine

Some diabetes cure herbal foods are actually drinks. Green tea is full of antioxidants and flavonoids, and so are black and oolong tea.

Coffee has flavonoids called catechins that are cancer reducers and some of the other antioxidants that are in teas.

Red wine can be high in magnesium and has some great antioxidants that it gets from grapes.

So Many Choices

Superfoods improve diabetes. Here are some of them.

This list has a lot of good things in it. Of course, the very best way to get any diabetes cure herbal, vitamin or mineral is by eating the source of it.

Fruits and vegetables have all kinds of things in them that are good for diabetics in ways we barely understand. Just as a source of fiber there are benefits of raw vegetables and fruit that have a high return for health.

Fiber reduces bad cholesterol, cleans out the digestive system, slows down the release of blood sugar from meals into the blood stream, and makes us feel full longer. It makes any meal or snack into a good one for diabetics.

This diabetes cure herbal list is for information only. There are no miracle foods that have been found yet to cure type 2 diabetes or make us live forever.

But the more we know about what is good for us, the better chance we have to make good choices. After that we can get on with the things that do live forever - love for friends and family, and our creative gift.

  • "Live out of your imagination, not your history." Covey

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