Some Medicinal Plants for Treating Diabetes
Some of the useful plants that are useful in the treatment of diabetes are bitter gourd, indian kinowood, neem, gurmar, gilo, chilla, bargad, bimbi, mororphali, sadabahar, violet flowers, turai, mehendi and black berry etc.
1. Neem for Diabetes Treatment
Biological Name : Azadirachta indica
The neem extract is found to have hypoglycemic properties.
2. Gurmar for Diabetes Treatment
Biological Name : Gymnema sylvestre
The leaf material of Gurmar stimulates the secretion of insulin and has blood sugar reducing properties.
3. Gilo for Diabetes Treatment
Biological Name : Tenospora cordifolia
Gilo enhances the utilization of the glucose and it checks the glucose release from the liver.
4. Chilla for Diabetes Treatment
Biological Name : Casearia esculenta
Chilla increases the glucose utilization by the body.
5. Bargad for Diabetes Treatment
Biological Name : Ficus bengalensis
Ficus increases the capacity of pancreatic cells and the sap of this tree is effective in controlling the diabetes.
6. Bimbi for Diabetes Treatment
Biological Name : Coccinia indica
Bimbi plant reduces the sugar level in the blood.
7. Mororphali for Diabetes Treatment
Biological Name : Helicterus isora
The decoction or juice of the root bark of Mororphali can be given to reduce the sugar levels in diabetics.
8. Sadabahar, Violet Flowers for treating Diabetes
Biological Name : Catharanthus roseus
Sadabahar plants have hypoglycemic properties. Five leaves if taken three times a day keeps the diabetes in control.
9. Turai for treating Diabetes
Biological Name : Luffa acutangula
Turai is useful in treating diabetes by reducing the sugar levels.
10. Mehendi for Diabetes Treatment
Biological Name : Lawsonia inermis
The extract of the Mehendi seed is a remedy for diabetes.
Diabetes may lead to conditions like hyper lipidaemia, arthosclerosis and myocardial infaractions etc.
Some other plants which help the persons facing these problems of Diabetes are
- Parval – Trichosanthus dioca
- Juar – Gyamposes tetragoloba
- Chitrak – Plumago zeylanica
- Bhilawan – Boswellia serrata
- Gum Guggul – Commiphora mukal
Role of the plants to treat complications of Diabetes:
The above plants help the diabetics indirectly by lowering the total cholesterol levels when taken over a period of time. Diabetes which starts in the middle age is a milder disease. The patient will be over weight when he observes the first symptoms.
The over eating may result in other related diseases like obesity, diabetes, hyper lipidaemia, arthosclerosis, coronary heart disease and other maladies. Diabetes is a disease which cannot be cured but it can be managed. It strikes late in one’s life. There will be limited supply of the effective insulin. When a person eats less he will be well as his diet will remain within the limit of what his own insulin can manage.
Diabetes can be controlled by adopting an optimistic view of life and by following a good diet regimen and exercise. Simplest form of the exercise like walking, also controls the diabetes. Exercise improves the metabolism and leads to better control of glucose. Exercise also reduces the weight and lowers the blood pressure.
Blood pressure is elevated in diabetic patients. Exercise can facilitate the reduction of insulin dosage and other oral hypoglycemic drugs. Along with the exercise, diet should also be controlled. The sugar should be substituted with the artificial sweeteners like Aspartame based sweeteners. If you walk you will be walking away from diabetes also.
Medicines for Diabetes in Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Unani:
- Ayurvedic – Madhumeha
- Unani – Dolabi
- Homeopathic – Uranium drops, 5-10 drops in half cup of water, 3 times daily.