Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder in which the body is unable to make proper use of glucose resulting in the condition called hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar) and glycosuria (Excess glucose in the blood ultimately results in high levels of glucose being present in the urine). According to Ayurveda, Diabetes or Prameha is classified as a major disease that if not treated in time, may lead to several complications in the body, including eye problems, joint pains, heart diseases, nerve damage, impotency, kidney failure and more.
Here are several Ayurvedic home remedies that are found to be very effective in treating diabetes and lowering blood sugar levels:-
- Mango Leaves
Boil 15 fresh Mango leaves in 1 glass of water. Leave it overnight. Filter this water and drink it first thing in the morning. Tender mango leaves are very effective to treat diabetes by regulating insulin levels in the blood.
- Basil Leaves
Basil leaves (Tulsi) are packed with antioxidants that relieve oxidative stress and have essential oils that help in lowering blood sugar levels in the body. Take 2 tablespoons of juice extracted from basil leaves and drink on an empty stomach in the morning regularly to keep your blood sugar level in control.
- Amla (Indian Gooseberry)
The Vitamin C present in Indian gooseberry (Amla) promotes proper functioning of the pancreas. Extract the juice from the fruit and take 2 teaspoons of the juice mixed with a glass of water. Consume this drink daily in the morning on an empty stomach to keep your blood sugar level in control.
Take two teaspoons of Amla juice with a pinch turmeric powder early in the morning regularly.
- Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek seedsare a rich source of fiber useful for controlling diabetes. The fenugreek seeds can be soaked in water overnight and should be taken early in the morning before your breakfast. The seeds can also be powdered and mixed with milk. Repeat this remedy daily for few months to control blood sugar levels.
- Bitter Gourd
Juice of Bitter gourd/Karela (30 ml) should be taken on empty stomach daily in the early morning to control your diabetes.
- Cinnamon powder
This is one of the important natural home remedies for Diabetes.
First take one litre of drinkable water. Add 3-4 tbsp. of cinnamon powder and heat it for 20 minutes. Strain the mixture and make it cool. Drink it every day!
- Curry Leaves
Curry leaves are useful in preventing and controlling diabetes as they have anti-diabetic properties.
Simply chew about 10 fresh curry leaves daily in the morning. For best results, continue this treatment for three to four months. It also helps reduce high cholesterol levels and obesity.
- Ladies Finger
Okra, also called ladies’ finger, has constituents such as polyphenolic molecules that can help reduce blood glucose levels and control diabetes.
Cut off the ends of few okras and prick them in several places using a fork. Soak the okras in a glass of water overnight. In the morning, discard the okras and drink the water on an empty stomach. Do this daily for several weeks to control your blood sugar levels.
Tulsi is packed with antioxidants and have essential oils that help lower blood sugar levels. Drink 2 tablespoons of juice extracted from the sacred tulsi on an empty stomach every morning.
- Drumstick Leaves
Drumstick leaves are believed to be a store house of medicinal properties that can cure many diseases. The consumption of leaves can keep the blood sugar levels in control and purify blood. Take a handful of tender drumstick leaves, blend them in a mixer and drink the juice every morning regularly.
Prevention of diabetes is very important. Following the above home remedies, few simple lifestyle changes, eating a healthy diet and practising yoga regularly can help to manage the blood sugar levels at ease!