Herbal Remedies for Diabetics
Herbal Remedies for Diabetics - Diabetes is frightening. It causes pain, discomfort, lifestyle changes, unease, and disorientation, especially in a newly diagnosed patient. There are endless claims for herbal remedies, magic potions, and miracle cures. Are any of these real? Can diabetes be cured, or even helped with herbal cures?
Actually, according to many recent studies, the answer is a direct and simple...maybe.
There are many herbs that can assist a diabetic with their daily care, and health goals. However, under no circumstances should anyone with diabetes stop their prescribed meds, or discontinue their visits to the doctor. Diabetes is an extremely serious disease, with many complications. It’s your life, take care of it.
So, now that the disclaimer and preaching are through, let’s get to the topic at hand. Herbs. What herbs can help with diabetes?
There are many herbs that have been researched and reported to help with diabetes complications. These are used for a variety of reasons, from easing pain caused by neuropathy, to lowering a diabetic’s actual blood sugar.
Herbs that have been reported as useful in lowering blood sugar:
- Gymnema - 400 mg daily
- Chromium - 1000 mcg per day
- Bitter Melon (whole, fried slices, water extracts, and juice)
- Aloe Vera Juice (1 tablespoon twice daily)
- Asian Ginseng - 200 mg
- Magnesium in moderate doses
- Biotin - 16 mg per day
- Vanadium - 100 mg per day
- HCA - 300 mcg
Herbs that have been reported as useful in the treatment of Neuropathy:
- Vitamin E - 900 IU
- Vitamin C - 1 - 3 grams
- Vitamin B6 - 1800 mg (of a special formula of Vitamin B6 - pyridoxine alpha - ketoglutarate)
- Inositol - 500 mg twice per day
- Alpha-Lipoic Acid - 600 mg daily
- Evening Primrose Oil - 4 grams
- Quercitin - (newly researched, please speak with your physician about appropriate dosage)
- Vitamin B12 - 500 mcg three times per day
Herbs that have been reported as useful in the treatment of Retinopathy:
- Vitamin C - see above
- Magnesium - see above
- Bilberry - according to label
- Gingko Biloba - as labeled
Though no herb is magical, or the be all and end all cure for diabetes, some of these herbs can help diabetics lead a more normal, healthy lifestyle.
Speak with your doctor to discuss the possibility of adding these herbs to your daily regimen, along with your prescribed medicines. Take control of your diabetes, and take control of your life, for a happier, healthier, brighter future.