Alternate treatments for diabetes are several. A few effective natural and home remedies for diabetes type 2 are explained. Either one of them can be followed at a time.
These natural cures help to lower your raised blood sugar levels and increase the efficacy of your diabetic medicines. It is strongly recommended that one shall always consult one’s physician before starting on these regimens.
Results with such remedies don’t come overnight. You must be patient and give them time.
Natural Home Remedies for Diabetes
Cinnamon (dalchini). One teaspoon of ground cinnamon daily can bring remarkable improvement in blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes. It also reduces the triglycerides and the LDL levels in the blood. The spice is also be used in the preparation of food.
Bitter gourd (karela). 50 ml of its juice or 250 gm of fried bitter gourd should be taken daily for three months. In certain Asian countries, bitter gourd vegetables are prepared and eaten routinely. This can also help as a diabetic controller.
Fenugreek seeds (Methi). Grind 100 gms of fenugreek seeds and 50 gms of turmeric. Take one teaspoon daily with milk. Vegetables prepared from fenugreek leaves is also an excellent remedy.
Leaves of apple wood tree ( Bel ). Soak these in water and keep in a copper vessel overnight. One liter of this water should be drunk the next day in intervals. Do not worry if the water turns green.
Basil plant leaves ( Tulsi). One tablespoon of juice prepared from these leaves to be taken daily.
Indian gooseberry (Amla). Take one tablespoon of its juice daily in the morning on an empty stomach.
Margora tree ( Neem) leaves. Take one tablespoon of its juice daily in the morning on empty stomach.
Java Plum ( Jamun). This can be eaten as a fruit in sufficient amounts or you can drink its juice. Alternately, ground the powder of its dried seeds and mix 3 to 4 grams of it with water. Drink it 3 to 4 times a day.
These natural home remedies for diabetes help in lowering raised blood sugar levels in either of the following ways.
- They inhibit the conversion of starch into glucose when the blood glucose levels are raised.
- They have an insulin-like effect and help in lowering the blood glucose levels.
- They help the body cells to take up the glucose in the blood when it is not being done properly, as in Type 2 diabetes.