Category: Diabetic Nephropathy

Herbs And 8 Best Home Remedies to Control Diabetes at Home


There is a detailed information about Diabetes or Prameha by many authors in Ayurveda books. Diabetes refers to a urinary disorder that is considered as yapya (difficult to cure).Some Home remedies for diabetes, mentioned below are really effective to control blood sugar naturally.

Diabetes is a very common long- term Disease. It occurs because of inadequate production of insulin. It affects our metabolism.

Diabetes Treatment in Ayurveda

Causes of Diabetes

  • Diabetes gets triggered by various causes.
  • People who are suffering with diabetes have high level of glucose in their blood.
  • This condition is also known as Hyperglycemia.


  • With the increase in sugar levels in blood, it damage nerves and blood vessels.
  • It also leads to many complications like cardiovascular disease, kidney problems, dental problems and blindness. Diabetes is referred as silent killer.
  • It can trigger many organs. It also leads to depression, fertility issues and lack of mobility as the age of the person increases.
  • Patient may suffer from Polyuria, polydipsia and polyphagia.

Types of Diabetes

Types of Diabetes

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes

  • In this type, body do not produce insulin, Approx. 10 % diabetes cases are type 1 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes

  • In this type body does not produce enough insulin for proper body function, Approx. 90 % diabetes cases are type 2 diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes

  • This type of diabetes affects females during pregnancy.

Symptoms of Diabetes

  • The most common symptoms are frequent urination, intense hunger and thirst, usual weight loss, increased fatigue, irritability, blurred vision, frequent gum diseases, etc.

Herbal Treatment of Diabetes

  • Many common herbs and spices have very effective properties of Lowering Blood Sugar that make them useful for people with type 2 diabetes.

Home Remedies to Control Diabetes

8 Best Home Remedies to Control Diabetes at Home

  • Peeled Garlic (25 gms), fresh ginger (50 gms), fresh mint (50 gms), sour pomegranate (50 gms), take all the ingredients together and make chutney. Take thrice a day. It is very effective for chronic Diabetes.

Bitter Gourds:

  • Bitter gourds are one of the most effective remedies for preventing sugar level. It is a very safe iron-rich vegetable.
  • It affects the glucose metabolism in the body and stimulates pancreatic insulin secretion.
  • Bitter gourd is equally beneficial for people suffering from type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

How to Take

  • Drink a glass of bitter gourd juice, every morning.

Fenugreek Seeds

  • Fenugreek is an annual plant that is also known as methi. It is a native herb of the Middle and Near East and it is widely used in the India.
  • The tiny brown seeds are powerhouse of fiber and other nutrients.
  • These seeds possess potential to improve glucose tolerance and lower the blood glucose levels.

How to Take

  • Take these seeds as, first soak 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in hot water overnight, and consume it in the morning, empty stomach.
  • Take this for a few days to stimulate the secretion of insulin.

Mango Leaves

  • According to latest studies mango leaves possess the quality to improve lipids while regulating insulin levels in the body.

How to Take

  • First dry the leaves of mango tree, grind it to make a powdered form.
  • Take 1/2 tsp. with lukewarm water every morning, empty stomach.

Curry Leaves:

Chew 10 to 12 fresh, cleaned curry leaves every day for better results. These leaves lower the carbohydrate breakdown thus keeping blood sugar at normal level. It also lowers cholesterol.

Aloe Vera

  • Aloe Vera can help to regulate and control the blood sugar level in diabetics.

How to Take

  • Prepare a mixture of bay leaf powder, turmeric 1 tsp. and aloe sap 1 tsp.
  • Drink it twice every day. Aloe Vera is rich in phytosterols and exhibits anti- hyperglycemic effects on type 2 diabetic patients.


  • Cinnamon powder can lower sugar levels by stimulating insulin activity in the body. Cinnamon contains bio-active ingredients that Help to Prevent Diabetes.

How to Take

  • Mix one teaspoon of cinnamon powder a cup of milk in the morning.

Black plum

  • Black plum, also known as ‘jamun.It is an Indian sweet fruit which is rich in anti-diabetic properties.
  • Jamuns contain hydrolysable tannins, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid all are known to lower blood and urine sugar levels.
  • However this fruit is seasonal, so buy them when they are sold cheap and dry them up. After that, make a powder of the fruit and consume a teaspoon of it daily.

How to Take

  • You can also drink jamun juice. Do not throw the seeds. Dry and powder them to consume for better results.

Note :

  • Also take care of your diet and opt for some herbal formulations along.

Lifestyle and Home Remedies for Type 1 Diabetes

Talk to a person and you will come to know that he/she is diabetic. It is awful but a bitter truth too. Diabetes has become such a common health issue these days.  Our life, eating habits and various other things are reliable for the numerous health issues. Type 1 diabetes which occurs in the children and young people. It is insulin-dependent diabetes in which pancreas does not produce insulin. Increased urination, fatigue, weight loss, excessive thirst, blurred vision and slow healing of the wounds and cuts are the symptoms associated with the diabetes.


But a healthy lifestyle and home remedies for type 1 diabetes are quite good to manage this problem. We should be always thankful to Mother Nature who has blessed us with so many natural things to cure the several ailments.  Type 1 Diabetes can be managed with the things which are listed below-

Home Remedies for Type 1 Diabetes

Indian blackberry or Black Plum:

Indian blackberry which is also known as Jamun. It is also considered as the one of best home remedy for type 1 diabetes.  Seeds of Indian blackberry are packed with   glycoside which helps to prevent the conversion of starch into sugar.

Directions to use:

  • One can eat 6 – 7jamun in the morning.
  • Alternatively you may also take one teaspoonful of jamun seeds powder along with a glass of  warm water daily.

Bitter gourd:

Bitter gourd is known to be very effective home remedy for the type 1 diabetes. Phytochemical compounds –  charatin and momordicin which are present in bitter gourd are loaded with the  with blood sugar lowering also contains a biochemical compound,   plant insulin-polypeptide-P which acts  like the insulin and helps to decrease the  sugar levels in the body.

Directions to use:

  • Drink 50-60 ml bitter gourd juice on an empty stomach in morning.
  •  Alternatively you can include Bittergourd as a dish or curry at least once in a week.


Fenugreek is also known as an effective home remedy for type 1 diabetes. It has the hypoglycemic activity which helps to improve glucose tolerance in body and also decreases the blood sugar levels. Moreover due to rich source of fibers, it helps to slows down the absorption of sugars and carbohydrates.

Directions to use:

  • Soak one two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight.
  • Drink this water along with the seeds on an empty stomach in the morning.
  • Do it regularly and you can see the noticeable change in blood sugar levels.
  • Another option is consume one- two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds powder with water or milk every day.

Flax seeds (Alsi):

Being rich in the fiber, flax seeds help in theabsorption of sugar and fats from blood. So Consumption of flax seeds is a quite useful home remedy to lower the   blood sugar levels in type 1 diabetes.

Directions to use:

Consume one tablespoon of flaxseed powder with a glass of warm water or milk in every morning on an empty stomach.



Consumption of neem juice is also another effective home remedy to manage the type 1 diabetes. As neem helps to enhance the insulin receptor sensitivity which helps to decrease the blood sugar levels.

Aloe Vera:

Aloe vera is quite beneficial to lower the fasting blood glucose levels. As it contains the phytosterols and its anti- hyperglycemic properties help to manage the high blood sugar levels.

Directions to use:

  • Mix together one tablespoon of aloe vera gel, one-half teaspoon each of ground bay leaves and turmeric.
  • Consume it two times in a day, before having lunch and dinner.

Indian Gooseberry:

It is commonly called as amla and being a rich source of vitamin c promotes the functioning of pancreas.  So consumption of amla juice is also quite effective to lower the blood sugar levels in diabetes.

Directions to use:

  • Consume amla juice two times in day.
  • Alternatively you can mix one tablespoon of Indian gooseberry juice in a cup of bitter gourd juice. Drink it every day for best results.

Lifestyle for Type 1 Diabetes

  • Being healthy and living healthy life style have always been very important to us
  • Include the high fiber foods in your diet like –

Fruits – cranberries, apples, blueberries, grapes, pear, plum, peach, watermelon and cherries are good in type1 diabetes.

Vegetables – Asparagus, carrots, celery, cauliflower, eggplant, cucumber, corn, onions, peas, lettuce, peppers, bitter melon, turnip and chilies.

  • Do the exercise daily.
  • Do mediation, deep breathing because these thing help to overcome the stress. As the stress is also responsible to raise your blood sugar levels.
  • Sit for few minutes in sunlight as it helps in production of vitamin D which is important for insulin production.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day.

Things to be avoided:

  • Avoid spicy and oily foods.
  • Take small meals 4-5 times in day instead of  eating in bulk.
  • Avoid unhealthy saturated fats
  • Avoid alcohol consumption
  • Avoid sugar

Lifestyle and home remedies for type 1 diabetes which are mentioned above are quite beneficial to manage this problem. So be positive and follow a healthy routine to keep yourself healthy and fit.