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DIABETES MELLITUS : HOME REMEDIES

Natural products are always preferred for primary health care and prevention due to its minimal side effects and friendly action on our body. Few herbal products which help to maintain blood glucose level and other related complications of diabetes mellitus are discussed here

  1. CLOVE:

  2. Found to improve the function of insulin and to lower the glucose, total cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

  3. INDIAN BLACKBERRY:

  4. It contains glucoside, which prevents the conversion of starch into sugars.

  5. CINNAMON:

  6. Found to promote glucose metabolism and reduce cholesterol.

  7. BITTER GUARD:

  8. It contains a higher dose of ‘plant insulin’. It lowers the blood sugar level effectively.

(Do not take in excess quantity bitter guard found to be kidney damaging product.)

  1. GARLIC:

  2. Rich in potassium and replaces the potassium which gets lost in urine, also contains zinc and sulphur, which are components of urine. Used to lower blood sugar levels.

  3. CURRY LEAVES:

  4. It may contain agents that slow down the rate of starch to glucose break down in people with diabetes. Leaves could control the amount of glucose entering the blood stream.

  5. ONION:

  6. It has diuretic and digestive properties, so works against diabetes.

  7. FENUGREEK SEEDS:

  8. Most common food used to control diabetes.

By: – Ms. Sahitya Kurapati

Doctor of Pharmacy (4th Year)

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