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How to Treat Diabetes Insipidus Naturally?

Natural Treatments of Diabetes

1.    Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia)

  • This is a vegetable and also known as bitter gourd. Karela is a very good home remedy for the treatment of diabetes. It has three anti-diabetic active substances, which helps to overcome the blood glucose level in our body.  It contains charantin which helps to reduce the sugar level. Bitter gourd also contains lectin, which acts on peripheral tissues and suppresses the appetite. The vicine and polypeptide which has a property similar to, help to reduce the blood sugar level. The lots of studies on bitter melon shows that it has very high antioxidant content, which is active against most the tumor cells.

Natural Treatment Of Diabetes

How To Make

  • Take 2-3 bitter gourd and remove the seeds of bitter gourd. After removing the seeds cut them into small pieces and then blend them with 2 cups of water to make the juice of bitter gourd.
  • Drink this juice about 1/4 or 1/2 cup daily
  • You can also eat them as a vegetable by cooking them.

2.Tomatoes

  • Tomatoes are the very good source of lycopene, which reduces the risk of cancer and heart dysfunctioning and also lower the bad cholesterol LDL and increase good cholesterol HDL level in the body. It has a very low glycemic index so it is good for diabetic patients and reduces your blood glucose level. Tomatoes also contain vitamin C, Vitamin A, and a high content of potassium in it.  A one small sized ripe tomato contains about 16 calories, 3.5g carbohydrates, 215mg potassium, 1.1 g fibers, and .8g proteins. The total amount of carbohydrates in the tomatoes affects the glucose level in the diabetic patient.

How To Make

  • You can take 2-3 ripe Tomatoes and boil them for 5-10 minutes.
  • Peel them, crushed and strain the tomato juice.
  • Take a pan to add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil, cumin, salt and turmeric.
  • Add tomato juice and cook it for 1-2 minutes.
  • You must have this one time a day.

3. Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)

  • This plant has very high diuretic properties for the treatment of various diseases. This plant is abundantly available in the region of North Africa and South Asia. The leaves and seeds of fenugreek both have diuretic properties, which reduce the blood glucose level in the body. The seeds of fenugreek are very good for a diabetic patient. Fenugreek contains phytochemical components and essential nutrients such as chlorine trigonelline, yamogenin, potassium, copper, calcium, manganese, iron, zinc, and magnesium. It is very high in soluble fibers which helps to slow down the digestion. You should add at least 15 gram of fenugreek seed powder in your diet. It will help you to reduce to type 2 diabetes.

How To Make

  • Soak 2-3 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds overnight.
  • Drink this water next morning before your meal.
  • You can also eat the soaked seeds, these are more effective in diabetes.

4.Guava:

  • It is a very good fruit for the diabetic patient because it is rich in vitamin-B, vitamin C and potassium which control the high blood pressure in the diabetic patient. Guava is also rich in dietary fiber which helps to cure constipation in a diabetic patient. It reduces the amount of sugar absorption in your body. It also has a very low glycemic index. Guava has a high concentration of lycopene which is an antioxidant and protects your body from oxidative damage. Along with guava fruits, the leaves of guava are also very effective to treat diabetes. The leaves of guava contain Quercetin, a flavonoid with the hypoglycemic effect that lower the blood sugar level.

How To Make

  • Eat 2-3 guava daily for few months continuously.
  • You can also crush the leaves of guava with one cup of water, strain, and drink it. For better taste add some raw honey to it.

Black Jamun:

  • Many studies show that it improves the blood sugar level in the human body. The seeds of Jamun contain Jamboline, which inhibits the conversion of starch into sugar.  Jamun acts as an antioxidant which helps to improve the immunity. It also contains vitamin C, B, carotene, folate, phytochemicals, magnesium, potassium, and fiber.

How To Make

  • Eat a handful of Jamun daily.
  • You can also eat Jamun powder in the morning on  an empty stomach and drink one glass of water with it.

Natural Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus

All these are the Natural Treatments of Diabetes Mellitus which are very helpful to control the level of sugar in the body. You should try all these natural home remedies.

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.