Treatments for Diabetes
of the most beneficial of the Chinese herbs is called Bitter
It has a well-known reputation for lowering blood
It has also been found to increase insulin activity. Both of these
points are good news for diabetics who are looking for a more natural
way of treatment.
herbs that have displayed favorable results include gymnema
Both of these have been proven to show relief to numerous diabetics.
Next to bitter melon, another of the most popular herbs has been
suggest that the herb Gymnema (Gymnema
can lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
Gymnema can actually make sweet foods taste less sweet, so you end up
wanting to eat less of them. The herb is well-known for its ability
to reduce fat accumulation and help with weight loss, thanks to its
one such study found that thanks to Gymnema's potent antioxidant
activity, it may help prevent organ damage often seen in diabetes, as
the disease is marked by increased production of reactive oxygen
species (ROS), caused by long-term elevation of blood sugar.
Gymnema may significantly lower blood sugar levels, people taking
medications for diabetes or using insulin shouldn't take Gymnema
simultaneously unless they are closely monitored by a healthcare
there are several different types of ginseng, the most promising
studies on ginseng and diabetes have used American
A meta-analysis has shown that American ginseng may significantly
improve blood sugar control and fasting glucose (a marker of your
general blood sugar levels) by increasing your body's insulin
sensitivity. Look for capsules with a standardized extract of
ginsenosides, the active ingredient.
been found to have glucose-lowering ability while also reducing lipid
biomarkers including triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein
cholesterol, and total cholesterol.
recent triple-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial
looked at cinnamon supplementation in 140 people with type 2 diabetes
over three months. In the study, participants were divided into
groups and either given two capsules per day of 500 milligrams of
cinnamon powder each or a placebo.
three months, the statistically significant findings included
improvements in body mass index (BMI), visceral fat, body fat, along
with improvements in fasting plasma glucose, A1C, insulin production,
insulin resistance, and lipids, as compared to the placebo group. The
greatest effects were noticed in those with a BMI over 27
(technically considered overweight).
is better known as a home remedy for minor burns and other skin
conditions, one review suggests that aloe vera gel may help people
with diabetes, thanks to a number of active phytosterol compounds
from the plant that have been found to reduce blood glucose and
hemoglobin A1C levels by enhancing glucose storage and utilization.
OF DIABETES WITH CHINESE HERBS
of Diabetes with Chinese Herbs (itmonline.org)
practitioners often prescribe Liu Wei Di Huang Wan, an herbal formula
to nourish the energy of the kidneys. It is a commonly used Chinese
formula to treat diabetes.
It contains herbs include Shu Di Huang, Shan Zhu Yu, Shan Yao, Ze
Xie, Mu Dan Pi and Fu Ling
Medicine Treatment for Diabetes - TCM Simple
What is metformin?
Metformin is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels.
Metformin is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Metformin is sometimes used together with insulin or other medications, but it is not for treating type 1 diabetes.