HERBS THAT FIGHT DIABETES
All of the herbs and spices listed here have anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory properties and can be sprinkled on any meal to help reduce the chronic inflammation in your body. So when you’re cooking your next meal, toss in some of the herbs and spices listed below and reap the benefits.
Maintaining normal blood sugar levels is necessary for the body’s overall health. Erratic blood sugar levels can affect the body’s ability to function normally and even lead to complication if left unchecked. Some herbs and spices found in nature do a tremendous job of naturally lowering blood sugar levels, making them a boon for diabetics and pre-diabetics. What’s more using nature’s multi-taskers, herbs and spices also produce overall health benefits beyond just helping balance blood sugar.
Aloe vera:- Aloe vera is a common plant with various uses. Many people are aware of its benefits for the skin, but it may have others, including slowing the progress of type 2 diabetes.
Rosemary:- Rosemary helps normalize blood sugar levels naturally. An aromatic herb that is used commonly to add flavor and aroma to meats and soups. Rosemary also helps normalize blood sugar levels naturally. It promotes weight loss as well which is a double boon for many diabetics who struggle with weight issues.
Turmeric:- Curcuma longa, the yellow root popular in Indian cuisine and always present in curries, is probably the best herb or spice for preventing cancer. Turmeric is an ideal spice for those with diabetes, as research has proven it has anti-inflammatory antioxidant, neuroprotective, anti-atherosclerotic, heart protecting, weight-reducing and anti-infectious actions. All of these benefits have been attributed to its main ingredient, curcumin.
Fennel:- Fennel is a good cough suppressant in addition to helping with diabetes and gastrointestinal ailments and the essential oil is available in capsules.
Cinnamon:- cinnamon is a fragrant spice that comes from the bark of a tree. It is a popular ingredient in sweets and baked goods, as well as some savory dishes.
Bitter melon:- Taking bitter melon in the following forms may lead to reduced blood sugar levels in some people:
- blended vegetable pulp