Herbal Treatment of Diabetes


Fight Diabetes with Herbs

Since the early times, diabetes has been treated with herbs that contain medicinal value. Recent scientific researches have proved the effectiveness of these preparations. Even after the evolution of scientific technologies and advanced methods of treating diabetes, people are more comfortable with the herbal treatment. of the disease. It is surprising to know how these herbs, some of which we consume daily in our diet can cause such a big difference as curing a killer disease like diabetes.

Here is a list of herbs and plant derivatives that have largely been employed traditionally in the treatment of diabetes. Scientifically too, these herbs are proven to be effective.

Allium (Garlic):

Allium sativum or garlic is known to have antioxidant properties and micro-circulatory effects. Consumption of allium may have positive effects like:

  • Reducing the blood glucose level
  • Increasing secretion
  • Slowing the degradation of insulin

Aloe Vera:

Aloe Vera. is a popular household plant found mostly in the arid countries. It looks like the cactus. Due to its great medicinal value, it is well-regarded as a ‘healing herb.’ Dried aloe vera sap and gel are used to treat diabetes traditionally. Aloe Vera lowers the:

  • Fasting blood glucose levels
  • HbA1c level

Bauhinia forficata and Myrcia uniflora:

Bauhinia forficata is a popular herb that grows in South America and is used mostly in Brazil to cure diabetes. It has often been referred to as ‘vegetable insulin.’

Coccinia indica

Coccinia indica also known as the ‘ivy gourd’ has medicinal value that can cure diabetes. It is found across the Indian subcontinent and has been traditionally employed in formulating ayurverdic preparations. Studies have shown that coccinia indica helps in controlling changes in glycaemic significantly.

Ficus carica

Ficus carica, also known as fig-leaf also works as popular herbal treatment for diabetes in Spain and South-western Europe.


Ginseng is the name given to a group of plant species. The varieties of such species include Korean ginseng, Siberian ginseng, American ginseng and Japanese ginseng. The herbs are employed around the world in the treatment of diabetics.

Gymnema sylvestre

Gymnema sylvestre is also employed in traditional ayurverdic medicine. The plant grows in the tropical forests of southern and central India and has been linked with significant blood glucose lowering. Some studies in animals have even reported regeneration of islet cells and an increase in beta-cell function.

Momordica charantia

Momordica Charantia is found in some areas of Asia, India, Africa and South America. This herb is marketed as charantia and is known as karela or karolla and bitter melon. The herb is highly effective for diabetics and helps with insulin secretion, glucose oxidation and other processes.