Delaying diabetes with herbs

Researchers from Gargi College (University of Delhi) looked into the use of herbs for the prevention of diabetes. This study, which was published in Herbal Medicine: Open Access, serves as a review of the different anti-diabetic properties of various herbs.

  • Pre-diabetes is a condition that often precedes Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. People with this condition experience impaired glucose tolerance.
  • Some herbs and botanical ingredients have been observed to inhibit or slow down the development of pre-diabetes into diabetes by regulating blood sugar.
  • No unwanted side effects were observed from these herbs unlike in chemical-based treatments.
  • Based on the results of the study the following herbs are shown to prevent the progression of pre-diabetes to diabetes:
    • Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis)
    • Banaba (Lagerstroemia speciosa)
    • Bitter melon (Momordica charantia)
    • Bitter-wood (Quassia amara)
    • Blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)
    • Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)
    • Cinnamon (Cinnamomum)
    • Collards
    • Curry leaves (Murraya koenigii)
    • Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
    • Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)
    • Garlic (Allium sativum)
    • Ginseng
    • Gumar (Gymnema sylvestre)
    • Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum)
    • Indian Kino (Pterocarpus marsupium)
    • Indian gooseberries (Eugenia jambolana)
    • Ivy gourd
    • Ivy gourds (Coccinia indica)
    • Ponkoranti
    • Prickly pear cactus (Opuntia dillenii)
    • Shatterstone
    • Silk cotton tree (Ceiba pentandra)

Read the full text of this study at this link.

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Journal Reference:

Rashmi A, Shilpy S. HERBS AND BOTANICAL INGREDIENTS WITH BENEFICIAL EFFECTS ON BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS IN PRE-DIABETES. Herbal Medicine: Open Access. 29 February 2016;2(1). DOI: 10.21767/2472-0151.100011

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