Herbs May Help Diabetics!
These gems of health knowledge were offered at a seminar entitled “Diabetes And Herbal Therapies” presented May 8th at the Women’s Health Expo sponsored by Yuma Regional Medical Center.
“At the very least,” Lucene stressed. “Herbals allow diabetics to cut back on their medication but sugar levels still must be monitored regularly.”
In addition to CINNAMON, six other herbs are considered beneficial to diabetics:
ALOE – Great for sunburns but among other things stimulates insulin production. The juice is sold in most health food stores. It also prevents high triglycerides.
A world-wide favorite – GARLIC. Can be eaten raw (WHEW) and available in pill form. Garlic does three things: Lowers blood cholesterol; ties up chemical receptors that deactivate insulin; and stimulates the pancreas to increase insulin. Garlic doesn’t cause weight gain.
JUNIPER BERRIES – help aid digestion, BUT Pregnant Women and People with kidney problems should not take the herb.
GINSENG – Diabetes is linked to depression. Ginseng is a mood elevator.
FENUGREEK – This herb helps to improve regularity, slows down carbohydrate digestion.
DANDELION – Leaves can be boiled. Dandelion is available as a tea. The plant assists in liver regulation of blood sugar to prevent lows. It’s also a weight loss aid.
Herbals allow diabetics to cut back on their medication. BUT ABOVE ALL, Luchene stressed, anyone thinking of going on a herbal regimen for control of diabetes should first consult with his/her physician.
This story was edited from the pages of the Yuma Daily Sun bylined Kerry Pohlman – Special To The Sun.
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