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Ayurvedic Ways to Control Diabetes at Home

Introduction

When the blood sugar level exceeds the normal limits, it is called Diabetes or Diabetes Mellitus. This may happen due to high blood sugar (Hyperglycemia) or loss of excessive sugar in the urine (Glycosuria). It is a condition that hinder’s the body’s ability to respond to insulin, leading to abnormal metabolism of carbohydrate and thus spiking up the sugar levels. Our lifestyle and unhealthy food choices are the primary cause of diabetes.

What is Diabetes

  • Diabetes is called “Madhumehe or Maha Rog” in Ayurveda simply because if it is not treated on time, it can damage the entire body, including eyes, kidneys, sexual and urological organs and also lead to joint pains.

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According To Ayurveda

  • Ayurveda provides natural ways for diabetic patients to manage their blood sugar levels and avoid the onset of any major health complication. There are some steps one can take to ensure that blood sugar levels stay within range.

Turmeric

  • The easiest way to keep diabetes under control is by increasing the intake of Turmeric in the diet. To regulate blood sugar levels, one may take a half spoon of ground bay leaf and half spoon of turmeric and mix them with aloe Vera gel or juice. This mixture should be taken two times a day, preferably before meals.
  • Ayurveda recommends spices to be added in the diet. Spices like cumin seeds, mustard, curry leaves, coriander, pepper, asafetida, tulsi, ocimum and eugenol possess anti diabetic effect. One can sue them in meals, drinks or add to the salads in order to manage diabetes naturally.

Fenugreek Seeds (Methidana)

  • It is highly recommended to consume “Methidana” in sprouted form or drink Fenugreek water on an empty stomach, to keep blood sugar levels in the normal range.
  • Fenugreek seeds have a little bitter taste if taken raw, but when sprouted, they taste pungently sweet, so they can be added onto salads and other foods. The seeds may be slightly roasted to reduce its bitterness.

Natural Tips

Consuming bitter gourd juice, aloe Vera juice, amla juice is highly beneficial for diabetic patients. It is advised to take two spoons of bitter gourd (kerela) juice once daily or mix a spoon of amla (Indian Gooseberry) to a spoon of Bitter Gourd Juice and take it twice daily.

Bitter Gourd Juice

  • Bitter Gourd should be taken as a dish/meal once a week. It influences the glucose metabolism, increases pancreatic insulin secretion and prevents insulin resistance.

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Aloe Vera

  • Aloe Vera may be combined with buttermilk to help control sugar levels.

Cinnamon

  • Cinnamon is a miraculous herb in preventing and fighting diabetes. It has the ability of lowering blood sugar levels naturally.

How to Make

  • One may simply boil some cinnamon sticks in water for 20 minutes and drink the solution daily. You can also add a spoon of cinnamon powder in warm water and drink it daily. Cinnamon can be sprinkled on foods for added flavor.

Ginger Tea

  • Ginger tea is a good solution to any kind of digestive problem. It stimulates digestion and helps in reducing Kaph in the body.

Raw Garlic Cloves

  • Consuming raw garlic cloves helps in regulating blood glucose and potentially stops or lowers the effects of some diabetes complications. Garlic should be taken under medical supervision only and not in excess. Garlic helps in improving cholesterol and triglyceride levels too.

Natural Tips For Diabetic Patients

  • Drinking water that has been put in a copper vessel overnight helps in balancing the three doshes and surely helps in preventing fluctuations in sugar levels.
  • People with chronic diabetes should consume foods rich in Vitamin C like oranges, grapefruits, tomatoes, cranberry, black raspberries, blueberries, kiwis and amla.  Vitamin C helps in improving blood usage levels significantly.
  • Ayurvedic recommends consumption of nuts like almonds, pistachios, walnuts, raisins, and hazelnuts as these have beneficial effects on postprandial glycemic response and helps in improving insulin resistance. Light peanut butter is also recommended for diabetic patients.
  • Unsalted seeds like flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are good for controlling sugar levels. They are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, proteins and fiber. One may also take lotus or water lily seeds (cooked or raw).
  • Ayurveda recommends “kapha pacifying diet” and include foods likesoybeans, split green gram beans, Bengal gram, Horse gram, white gram, coriander, cucumber. Chick peas, chana daal, moong daal, masoor daal, lentils, Ragi and corn are considered fine for diabetic patients. It is imperative to include more green and leafy vegetables, along with some bitter and healthy herbs.
  • Fruits with low glycemic index are advised like apples, peaches, pears, bananas, guava, papaya, jackfruit, figs, datesetc.
  • Low glycemic foods include bran cereals, oatmeal, parboiled rice, skimmed milk and dairy products from skimmed milk like low fat yogurt.
  • All bitter vegetables are advised like kale, beet greens, dandelions, pointed gourd, cluster fig, Indian fig, bitter melon etc.
  • Whole grains also effectively regulate the glycemic response, increase insulin sensitivity, improve pancreatic B cell functions and increase insulin secretion. According to Ayurveda, barley is the best grain for managing diabetes. Barley may be used in various ways like barley porridge, barley bread or chapatis etc.

Jamun

  • Jamun is considered an excellent fruit to be consumed by diabetic patients on a daily basis. Jamun and its leaves both can be used.

Foods To Avoid In Diabetes

  • It is important to watch what we are eating. There are some foods that negatively impact diabetes. It is recommended to avoid such foods like refined sugars, fried, oily foods, salty foods, red meat, alcohol, smoking, cow’s milk and curd from the diet completely.Sweet potatoes, potatoes, yams, should also be limited. Fruits like pineapples and mangoes should be taken in moderation.

Mustard Oil

  • According to Ayurveda, mustard oil is best for diabetic patients. Other oils that could be used in moderation are olive oil, canola, soybean, sesame and sunflower oils. These can be used in moderation.

lifestyle Changes & Treatment

  • Certain lifestyle changes are needed for faster recovery. These include moderate physical activity, avoid sleeping during the day.
  • The Treatment recommended by Ayurvedic doctors aims at rejuvenating the body and not just balancing the sugar levels. Managing diabetes is tough, but is no ways impossible.

Herbs And 8 Best Home Remedies to Control Diabetes at Home

Introduction

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.

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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.

Complications

  • 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:

  • 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.