A lot of people go to ayurvedic practitioners for a variety of ailments. One of the most commonly cured ailment is that of diabetes. Diabetes is one of the most rampant ailments today. Look around you now and you will find at least 3 people suffering from diabetes.
What is blood sugar according to Ayurveda?
Ayurveda terms blood sugar as Prameh, which implies that it is related to kidney dysfunction or abnormal changes in the urinary system. There are various kinds of prameh, depending on their curability and complications. Madhumeh is said to be the most complicated one. Diabetes or madhumeh, says Ayurveda, can be treated by modifying lifestyle changes, exercises, dietary changes, detoxification processes and by the consumption of certain herbs. Listed below are 3 such herbs that every diabetic must include in their diet:
- Aloe Vera: Whoever told you that aloe vera was only good for your hair and skin was wrong. Aloe vera juice helps in fasting blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. This is because it contains a chemical called phytosterols that has antihyperglycemic properties. It is a widely used ayurvedic herb to manage blood sugar. According to a study published in the Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders in 2015, Aloe extracts have the quality to reverse impair blood glucose within a month of use.
- Fenugreek seeds: Our ancestors had wonder brains! The methodical cooking that they incorporated had the power of healing and precaution- both at the same time. The tempering we give to our perennial favourite dal tadka also has healing properties! Fenugreek seeds, an important ingredient in tempering has high healing properties. According to Ayurveda, fenugreek seeds positively impact metabolic health. It helps people with diabetes in multiple ways!
- Curry leaves: Remember the time when your grandmother told you that the piping hot sambar or rasam was incomplete without adding curry leaves? Or do you reminisce that yummy curry leaves chutney she forced you to have? It is time to thank her now! Curry leaves have immense potential to decrease blood sugar levels and promote carbohydrate metabolism. It is considered to be excellent medicine for treating diabetes according to Ayurveda.
Don’t go around popping those pills without modifying your lifestyle and other eating habits. Try to include these 3 wonder herbs in your diet and see the results for yourself! Tell us in the comments section, how often do you use these herbs in your diet and how do you think it is effective?
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