Powerful 7 Natural Home Remedies to Manage Diabetes

Much thanks to our changing, unhealthy lifestyle, stress, and lack of physical or mental exercise, the world is now engulfed by a widespread disease known as diabetes like never before. Diabetes is a genetic as well as a lifestyle disease in which the blood sugar level is too high in the human body. Since it is a chronic disease and once affected, patients are usually on anti-diabetic medicines for life. Even though it is very difficult to completely stop taking the medication completely, here are some natural and Ayurvedic home remedies to help you keep your sugar levels in control naturally. But, do consult your Ayurveda physician before starting on any remedies listed below to avoid complications.

1. Bitter Gourd or Karela

Rich in plant insulin-polypeptide-P, bitter gourd, or karela has the ability to reduce hyperglycemia (increase in sugar levels). Bitter gourd also contains two very essential compounds called Charatin and Momordica, which are the key compounds in lowering one’s blood sugar levels.

How to use:

  • Consume karela once a week either as a vegetable or in a curry.
  • Slice the bitter gourd and scrape away the flesh to remove the seeds. Add the sliced vegetable to a blender and run till it becomes juice. Drink one small glass of this juice on empty stomach every morning.

2. Fenugreek

Fenugreek is a commonly used herb in the Indian kitchens with many benefits. It helps to control diabetes, improve glucose tolerance, lower blood sugar levels and stimulate the secretion of glucose-dependent insulin.

How to use:

  • Soak 2 tbsp of fenugreek seeds in water overnight and drink that water along with the seeds in the morning empty stomach daily to bring down your glucose level.
  • Consume fenugreek seed powder with hot or cold water or milk daily.

3. Mango Leaves

Fresh mango leaves are an effective home remedy to manage and treat diabetes.

How to use:

  • Wash and sun-dry tender mango leaves and grind to a powder. Consume this powder with water in the morning and night daily.
  • Boil some fresh mango leaves in a glass of water and leave it to cool overnight. Drink the water in the morning empty stomach.

4. Indian Gooseberry or Amla

Indian gooseberry or amla is one of the richest sources of vitamin C and helps your pancreas to produce optimum so that your blood glucose levels remain balanced.

How to use:

  • Remove the seeds and grind 2-3 amlas into a fine paste and squeeze out its juice. Mix this juice (approximately 2 tbsp) in a cup of water and drink it every morning empty stomach.
  • Mix a cup of bitter gourd juice and 1 tbsp of amla juice and drink it daily.
  • Consume raw amla every day.

5. Drumstick or Moringa Leaves

The drumstick or Moringa leaves are best known for their ability to maintain blood sugar levels and boost one’s energy. The moringa leaves contain nutrients that increase insulin secretion in the body. The leaves are also rich in antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties.

How to use:

  • Include 50 grams of fresh moringa leaves in a meal. It will not only add a flavor but also reduce the rise in blood sugar by 21%.
  • Either toss them like a salad or steam them like spinach.

6. Sunlight

In recent years, researchers have linked low Vitamin D levels to insulin resistance and diabetes. Studies found that Vitamin D plays a vital role in the production of insulin in the body. The lower your levels of vitamin D, the more prone you are to develop type 2 diabetes.

What to do:

  • Daily take sunbath for 30 minutes to avoid Vitamin D deficiency.
  • Include Vitamin D rich foods in your daily diets such as orange juice, soy milk, cheese, yogurt, and cereals.

7. Water

For people with diabetes, the risk of dehydration is greater. To get rid of the glucose, the kidneys will try to pass it out in the urine, but that takes water. So the higher your blood glucose, the more fluids you should drink, which is why thirst is one of the main symptoms of diabetes.

How to use:

  • Consume 2.5 liters of water a day.
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