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TNAU Agritech Portal :: Herbs for Diabetes
Diabetes is a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism, normally occurring in genetically predisposed individuals, characterize by insufficient production or utilization of insulin and resulting. In excessive amounts of glucose in the blood and urine, excessive thirst, weight loss, and in some cases progressive destruction of small blood vessels leading to many complications like infections and gangrene of the limbs, blindness, memory loss, kidney diseases etc. Treatment of disease with herbs detoxifies and strengthens the body with a change in diet and lifestyle.

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum)
During the process of digestion, amino acids present in Methi reduces the rate of sugar absorption from stomach and helps in making insulin by acting upon pancreatic cells.

Fenugreek  is found in many parts of the world like India, Africa, England etc as a semi arid cultivated crop.

It is a common household name known very well for its flavor and rich aroma.

Basil (Ocimum sanctum)
Basil or commonly known as Tulsi is an excellent antioxidants which lower the blood glucose level by increasing the insulin sensitivity.

One can take either juice out of it every morning in empty stomach or can chew 3 to 4 leaves as it is for better results.

Aloe vera
Aloe Vera detoxifies our body when taken every morning in empty stomach. Aloe Vera juice daily before meals helps you to control the blood sugar level which in turn keeps you free from diabetes.

Aloe vera
Indian goose berry (Emblica officinale)
This is a special ayurvedic herb or medicine to enhance the immune system and therefore preserve the health and well being of people.

Indian goose berry is a rich source of vitamin C and has strong antioxidant in it.
Indian goose berry

Salacia (Salaia oblonga )
The plant contains compounds which are known to regulate the absorption of glucose and reduce sugar level. Available  abundantly in India, this herb is known for its contribution in the treatment of diabetes.


Ashwagandha (Withania somniferra)
As it is said that stress also contributes to develop diabetes so ashwagandha has been proved really effective in lowering blood sugar in the blood.

Ashwagandha (Withania somniferra) – Ashwagandha relieves stress and anxiety with anti-inflammatory properties and acts as a Rasayana to provide strength to body.


Indian Kino Tree (Pterocarpus marsupium)
Powdered bark of vijayasaar is used for medicinal purpose. It controls sugar naturally.

Indian Kino Tree
Bilwa patra (Aegle marmelos)
Bilwa is known by bael commonly.A powder from dried leaves of bilwa patra is used to control the increased blood sugar naturally.

Bilva has the properties of reducing blood sugar and abating excessive urination in the blood. It is also known to cut off extra body fat.
Bilwa patra

Indian Barberry (Berberis aristata)
Along with other useful herbs for diabetes it works fantastic to lower down the blood sugar. It is also used widely in many skin disorders.

It is a very famous ayurvedic herb since the times of Vedas. Powder from grinded roots of the herbs pumps more insulin in the body and act as channel opener.

Indian Barberry

Neem (Azadirachta indica)
It has immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, antihyperglycaemic, antiulcer, antimalarial, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, antimutagenic, antidiabetic and anticarcinogenic properties. Neem makes an excellent ingredient for diabetes herbal formulations.

Neem is well known for its valuable medicinal properties and health benefits.

Jambul (Syzygium cumini)
The seeds of jamun or jambul make an effective medicine against diabetes and their powder is widely used in India to control diabetes.

Jamun fruits are a good source of iron and are said to be useful in the troubles of heart and liver.

Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus )
Periwinkle leaves are memory booster that helps in reducing stress and tension and hence  used in diabetes treatment.

Stress has its role in causing the metabolic disturbances resultant into an outcome of Sweet Urine.


Garlic (Allium sativum)
Garlic is another natural herbal remedy for diabetes. It contains allicin, which helps in reducing the sugar level in the blood. It also brings about the disintegration of cholesterol in the body.


Turmeric (Curcuma longa):
It is an anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti diabetic herb, which treats the various diseases including diabetes successfully.


Guduchi ( Tinospora cordifolia)
Guduchi is also well known as a powerful liver tonic which detoxifies and protects the liver.

It is widely used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and studies have shown that the herb is an effective hypoglycaemic and can induce a significant reduction in blood glucose and lipids.




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