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Ayurvedic Remedies to Control Diabetes

Friday, 16 September 2016 22:39



Today in India, Diabetes has been becoming a major disease. India is slowly turning into the world

Today in India, Diabetes has been becoming a major disease. India is slowly turning into the world Diabetes Capital. Every second person is suffering from blood Diabetes. And the reason behind is a bad lifestyle which is deteriorating overall health of a person. As we know, diabetes is an incurable disease which can only be controlled, but there is no permanent treatment. And you might be anxious about how to control diabetes then you do not need to worry about it because ayurveda can play an important role in curbing diabetes if used in the right way.  



Ayurvedic herbs that control Diabetes

It is very necessary to add Ayurvedic remedies in your treatment as this will effectively helps in controlling your Diabetes without any side effect. There are five such herbal remedies that have shown promise as a useful anti-diabetic remedy:-


Fenugreek or Methi

Methi has the valuable property which helps in reducing the rate of sugar absorbed from the stomach during the process of digestion. It also appears to be capable of stimulating the pancreatic cells to increase insulin production. How to use Fenugreek:-


Soak the methi seeds in water overnight and drink this water and chew on the seeds first thing in the morning.

Place methi seeds in a skillet and dry roast using medium heat for about two minutes, with constant stirring. Keep it and make a powder after they cooled down, add one teaspoon of this powder to hot or cold water and take once or twice in a day, this will help you to reduce your sugar level.


Bitter Gourd (Karela)

You must have heard about karela that drinking its juice is very effective in controlling diabetes. Several studies have found that karela extracts have the capability to reduce the activity of the alpha glycosidase enzyme and this helps to reduce hyperglycemia that typically follows a meal and it allows the glucose from the blood to be moved into muscles, fat tissue and liver, lowering blood glucose levels in diabetics. How to use Karela:


Select a green bitter gourd, slice it lengthwise, and scrape away the flesh to remove the seeds. Then add the vegetable to a blender and run it to obtain a juice. Drink one small glass of this juice first thing every morning.

Pterocarpus (Vijaysar)

A deciduous tree that occurs widely in the Deccan peninsula parts, Pterocarpus marsupium of the family is considered especially useful in people with type 2 diabetes. Studies have found that pterocarpus extracts may be able to reduce the glucose absorption by the intestines, making it effective in diabetes type 2. How to use:

Use a wooden glass made from the pterocarpus bark to store water overnight and drink the brownish-colored water early the next morning. Replace the glass with a new one after about one month or whenever the water stops changing in color. Immerse a piece of pterocarpus wood in a glass of drinking water at night and drink the water the next morning. The same piece of wood can be used for two or three days

Gymnema (Gurmar)

Gurmar is a shrub and the leaves have been traditionally has the capability to destroy sugar from the blood. Chewing on a few leaves of gymnema can reduce your power to sense the sweetness of foods and this observation has led researchers to conclude that this remedy may play a role in suppressing appetite – an effect that is useful to diabetics who seek to control their diabetes.


Available as tablets and capsules, gymnema may also be made into a tea by boiling a handful of dry leaves in a glass of water, along with some cardamom to mask the bitterness. Add about one teaspoon of gymnema leaf powder when preparing green tea and drink once or twice in a day.


Guduchi (Amrit)

Guduchi has been traditionally used as an adaptive – a drug that increases the body’s ability to cope with stress and illness. Its leaves help to delay the process of digestion of carbohydrates and therefore, glucose is absorbed much more slowly, an effect that is helpful in preventing hyperglycemia in diabetics. How it will be taken:

Wash and cut the fresh stem of a guduchi plant into thumb-sized pieces and store in water overnight. Mash the stems next morning and slowly drain out the water. Consume the starchy portion left at the bottom of the vessel, called sattva of guduchi. Alternatively, you can use the guduchi sattva capsules that are commercially available as per the recommended dosage.


Other things to remember

Avoid foods that are high in sugar

Being careful about when and how many carbohydrates you eat

Eating smaller portions spread out over the day

Limiting your use of alcohol

Using less salt

Exercise for half an hour daily

Check blood sugar levels preodically.

Check weight and maintain body weight .

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