Unfortunately, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes is increasing every year. This disease is characterized by a violation of carbohydrate metabolism and an increase in blood sugar levels outside the normal range (above 5.5 mmol / l). Most often develops on the background of malnutrition and obesity. And if the disease was detected in the initial stages of its development, then its further progression can be stopped with the help of special herbs that alternative medicine suggests. And which herbs for diabetes can be used, you will find out now.
In medicine, it is customary to distinguish between diabetes of the first and second type. Type 1 diabetes is a systemic disease in which there is a reduced insulin secretion. This occurs due to the impaired work of the pancreas, which is responsible for the production of this hormone.
Since the main task of insulin lies in splitting sugar and transporting it into the cells and tissues of the body, with a shortage of this hormone, glucose is not amenable to all these processes and simply accumulates in the blood in the form of microcrystalline elements.
Type 1 diabetes mellitus can be a hereditary pathology or a consequence of improper treatment of type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, to cure this disease with the help of alternative medicine is impossible. In this case, the diabetic needs replacement therapy, which implies the use of insulin injections.
Type 2 diabetes is a slightly different form of the disease. During its development, the pancreas works normally, but the cells lose insulin sensitivity. That is, they do not pass it through themselves, therefore, they are not saturated with glucose. And since its amount exceeds the norm, it also begins to settle in the blood.
In this case, the use of herbs for diabetes can be. They will not only help to normalize the concentration of glucose in the blood, but also increase the sensitivity of the tissues and cells of the body to insulin, which will prevent the development of complications and the transition of T2DM to diabetes.
How do herbs help with diabetes?
There is a huge number of herbs that can be used to treat type 2 diabetes. For example:
- St. John's wort;
- cuff and many others.
It is possible to use herbs for the treatment of diabetes only after prior consultation with a specialist.
These herbs in diabetes are useful because they have a multifaceted effect on the body and provide prevention of various complications characteristic of this disease. Firstly, they contribute to the activation of regeneration processes, which ensures rapid healing of wounds and ulcers on the body, thereby preventing the development of gangrene.
Secondly, their use allows to increase the tone and elasticity of the vessel walls, as well as lower the level of "bad" cholesterol in the blood, thereby reducing the risk of problems with the cardiovascular system. And thirdly, these herbs provide reliable protection to the cells of the liver and kidneys from sugar, which also reduces the likelihood of developing renal and hepatic failure.
Before we talk about which herbs can be used for the treatment of diabetes, it is necessary to say a few words about the precautionary measures that are very important to take into account during therapy. The first thing to say is that in the treatment of diabetes you need to take into account the composition of herbs. They are all different and contain various components that have "their" action.
Improper use of herbs can lead to poor health!
Some of them provide a diuretic effect, others help reduce blood pressure. And if a diabetic suffers from diseases such as kidney failure or hypotension, then you should take herbal preparations very carefully, as they can lead to a sharp deterioration in health. Therefore, before you begin treatment, you should always consult with your doctor.
In addition, it is important to follow the rules for storing herbs, because if they are violated, the healing properties of herbs will be reduced and toxic substances will begin to accumulate in them, which will only aggravate the course of the disease.
Effective herbs from diabetes
From diabetes, you can use a variety of decoctions and infusions made from herbs. But their use should take place in due form, without disturbing the dosages. Otherwise, there may be side effects in the form of hypoglycemia and other conditions that will cause a sharp deterioration in health.
Kozlyatnik is the most popular and effective tool that can be taken with diabetes. From it both broths and infusions are prepared. In the first case, goat's seed is used. They are crushed and brewed, filled with water (15-20 g of raw material is a glass of liquid), boiled for 10-15 minutes and cooled. Medical decoction you need to drink 1 tbsp. l 4 times a day.
To make this infusion, the leaves and stems of the plant are crushed and mixed in equal proportions. Then the resulting fee in the amount of 2 tbsp. l put in a thermos, add to it the same amount of milk vetch, pour 1 liter of water and insist all night. Take this tool 50-70 ml up to 4 times a day.
Stevia is a no less effective herb against diabetes than the goat's goat. It is used to prepare herbal tea, which should be taken 1 cup several times a day. To make such a drink yourself, you will need chopped stevia leaves (10-15 g), which you need to pour 250 ml of boiling water. After 15 minutes of infusion, the herbal tea will be ready, it will only remain to filter.
It should be noted that in pharmacies, this herb is sold in bags, which are very convenient to use. If you purchased such ones, then for making tea you will need to take one bag, put it in a mug, pour boiling water and insist about 15 minutes.
Another very effective medicinal plant that allows you to normalize blood sugar levels in a short time. As therapy, an infusion is used, which is prepared from the seeds of ginger. They are pre-ground to a powder and in the amount of 1 tsp. pour a glass of boiling water, and then insist until the liquid has cooled completely.
Redhead for diabetes
Ready infusion must be filtered (you can use a small strainer or gauze), after which it will be ready for use. Single dose is 70-90 ml. Drink means no more than 4 times a day. After 30-40 minutes after taking it, it is imperative to eat, as the red has a hypoglycemic effect, and if you miss a meal after taking its infusion, hypoglycemia may develop.
In the treatment of diabetes mellitus also well recommended monastic tea. Prepare it from the following ingredients:
- blueberries and leaves;
- dandelion leaves;
- field horsetail;
- St. John's wort;
- dog rose (only fruits);
- chamomile flowers.
To prepare the monastic tea, it is necessary to grind and mix all these ingredients in equal amounts. Next, you need to take a small kettle, in which you want to put 1 tsp. prepared raw materials and pour boiling water over it (200-250 ml). Tea will be ready to use after 15-20 minutes. But in order for the herbs to give more nutrients to the liquid and to have the most powerful healing effect, the healers advise to insist it for about an hour.
In the case of diabetes, it is recommended to take 1 cup 3-4 times a day. In this case, before drinking tea, it should be diluted with a small amount of boiling water.
For the treatment of diabetes, you can also use nettle. From it is prepared infusion, which is then taken in the amount of 1 tbsp. l up to 4 times a day. To prepare the infusion, it will take about 15 g of dry, crushed nettle leaves, which need to be poured with a glass of water and infused for 10-15 minutes. Before use, the infusion must be filtered.
A good cuff has an ordinary hypoglycemic effect. Besides the fact that it normalizes blood sugar levels, it also provides support for the cardiovascular system.
To prepare the drug from this herb, you need to take about 1 tbsp. l crushed leaves of the cuff, pour a glass of boiling water and insist in a dark place for 4 hours. Further, as usual, the resulting infusion must be drained. Drink the infusion should be 15-20 minutes before a meal, 80-100 ml at a time.
In case of T2DM, the dried lady produces a good healing effect. From it is prepared infusion, which is used up to 4 times a day, 15 ml. It is done this way: the raw material in the amount of 15-20 g is poured with boiling water (200-250 ml), covered with a lid and cooled at room temperature, then filtered.
Not less effective for the treatment of diabetes is bay leaf. Besides the fact that it provides normalization of blood sugar levels, it also contributes to lowering blood pressure, which often increases with diabetes.
To make a healing drink, you will need to take 10 leaves of laurel, pour them with a liter of boiling water and leave for 3 hours, and then strain. Diabetics are advised to drink this remedy in half a glass before each meal.
Alternative medicine offers a huge amount of tools for the treatment of diabetes. However, they can not be used without prior consultation with the doctor. As mentioned above, all herbs have different properties, and in the presence of other diseases, their use can lead to serious consequences.