It’s no secret that diabetes impossible to cure. It remains only to maintain the required level of glucose in the blood, watching their diet and taking sugar-reducing drugs in time. Herbal medicine takes the last place in the treatment of this disease, enhancing the therapeutic effect of traditional medicines and alleviating the patient’s condition. What herbs can help with this endocrine disease?
Adaptogens as a means of improving immunity in diabetes
Under adaptogens understand the means that increase the body’s ability to resist various negative factors. They are shown with increased fatigue and stress, exacerbations of the disease, and diabetes has a lot of complications that significantly impair the quality of life of the patient.Adaptogens, which include Chinese lemongrass, Rhodiola rosea, ginseng, Aralia Manchurian, Eleutherococcus, include in their composition a lot of useful substances – glycosides, polysaccharides, glycopeptides, flavonoids. They have a tonic effect on the body, increase mental and physical performance, act as stimulants of the central nervous system and means with anti-stress action.
Diuretics that lower blood sugar
Diuretics are called diuretics that can increase the rate of urine formation, inhibit the reabsorption of water and salts in the tubules of the kidneys and accelerate their excretion in the urine. Indications for the use of diuretics are arterial hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases accompanied by edema, as well as various forms of diabetes. Excess fluid can be removed from the body by field horsetail, cranberries, birch leaves, bearberry, orthosyphon. Horsetail grass, rich in organic acids, saponins, flavonoids, steroids, improves water-salt metabolism, has anti-inflammatory and wound-healing effect.
A decoction of lingonberry leaves acts as a laxative, diuretic, antiseptic and bactericidal agent, improving the course of diabetes. Since ancient times, birch buds and leaves have been used as a drug with a diuretic, bactericidal, wound healing and antipyretic effect. Downgrade blood sugar and urine is capable of bearberry, and ortsisifon is part of the traditional renal fees.
Insulin Recovery Stimulants
The main function in the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism of the body belongs to the hormone of the pancreas, insulin. This protein is synthesized by the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans – endocrine cells in the tissues of the largest gland of the digestive system. Insulin is needed for glucose utilization. There are herbal remedies that can improve the functioning of these endocrine cells, thereby enhancing the production of insulin. These include different types of mulberry, blueberry, walnut, licorice, burdock, flax seed. The beneficial properties of blueberries are due to the active ingredients present in its composition – anthocyanins, pectins, tanning components. The berries and leaves of this shrub are actively used in the treatment of diabetes, as well as diseases of the digestive organs and eyes.
The mature fruits of mulberry, or, as it is also called, the tyutins, contain a large amount of resveratrol, a strong vegetable antioxidant that reduces the negative effect of the oxidation process in the body. Licorice, among other things, has a diuretic effect and promotes the healing of ulcers, which are often faced by people suffering from this endocrine disease. Walnut is an excellent vitamin means – tonic and improves metabolism, and burdock is incredibly rich in inulin, used in medicine as a prebiotic. As for Lena inoculum, it has a laxative, diuretic effect on the body and is able to accelerate the healing of wounds and ulcers on the skin.
How do chromium-rich plants affect this endocrine disease?
Representatives of the flora, containing a large concentration of chromium, increase the effect of insulin and reduce blood sugar. In addition, this nutrient is known for its ability to reduce craving for sweets. To chromium plants include mountain arnica, ginger root, Siberian fir, sage, elohu, marsh cowl. Considering the healing properties of mountain arnica, it is worth noting that different parts of this plant have a completely opposite effect on the human body. So, flowers have a tonic effect, reduce pressure in the arteries, and roots stimulate the heart and blood vessels, increasing blood flow in the coronary arteries.
Siberian fir, rich in ascorbic acid, has a beneficial effect on the work of the main “motor” of the body, and ginger is indicated for disorders of fat and cholesterol metabolism, to normalize the state of blood vessels. Sage – one of the oldest medicinal plants used in the treatment of diseases such as diabetes, well, eloha or gray alder is known for its anti-inflammatory, astringent and antimicrobial properties.
What are the benefits of inulin plants?
In the treatment of diabetes use different parts of dandelion, wild sunflower, chicory, Jerusalem artichoke, containing a natural sweetener inulin. It reduces the concentration of sugar in the blood and restores real metabolism. In addition, inulin is known for its ability to bind toxic substances entering the body along with food, and decomposition products formed in the intestines, removing them from the body. Dandelion, accumulating in itself up to 40% of inulin, stimulates the appetite, has an antispasmodic, laxative and blood-purifying effect.
The roots of wild high sunflower contain up to 44% of inulin, and also terpenoids, saponins, bitter substances, alkaloids, etc. Chicory patients with diabetes are recommended to replace coffee, and Jerusalem artichoke to eat instead of potatoes, getting with it a lot of useful microelements and vitamin substances. Of all the above plants, you can prepare infusions, decoctions, alcohol infusions, juices, or use them in pure form, but in any case, you should first consult with your doctor.