Home Remedies for Diabetes

Diabetes, also called diabetes mellitus, has become a very common heath problem. There are two main types of diabetes- type 1 diabetes in which the body does not produce insulin and type 2 diabetes in which the body does not produce enough insulin or the insulin that is produced does not work properly.

Some of the common symptoms of diabetes include fatigue, weight loss (even though you are eating more), excessive thirst, increased urination, cut and bruises that are slow to heal and blurred vision.

While there is no cure for diabetes, with your blood sugar level under control you can live a totally normal life. There are various natural remedies for diabetes that will help you control your blood sugar level.

Home Remedies for Diabetes

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Here are the top 10 home remedies for diabetes. Needless to say, you also need to consult a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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(Out of the 10, we have covered 3 highly effective home remedies in this video as well.)

1. Bitter Gourd

Bitter gourd, also known as bitter melon, can be helpful for controlling diabetes due to its blood glucose lowering effects. It tends to influence the glucose metabolism all over your body rather than a particular organ or tissue.

It helps increase pancreatic insulin secretion and prevents insulin resistance. Thus, bitter gourd is beneficial for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However, it cannot be used to entirely replace insulin treatment.

  • Drink some bitter gourd juice on an empty stomach each morning. First remove the seeds of two to three bitter gourds and use a juicer to extract the juice. Add some water and then drink it. Follow this treatment daily in the morning for at least two months.
  • Also, you can include one dish made of bitter gourd daily in your diet.

2. Cinnamon

Powdered cinnamon has the ability to lower blood sugar levels by stimulating insulin activity. It contains bioactive components that can help prevent and fight diabetes.

Certain trials have shown that it can work as an effective option to lower blood sugar levels in cases of uncontrolled type-2 diabetes.

Cinnamon, however, should not be taken in excess because we commonly use Cassia cinnamon (found in most grocery stores) which contains a compound called coumarin. It is a toxic compound that increases the risk of liver damage.

There is another variety of this herb known as Ceylon cinnamon or “true cinnamon.” It is considered safer for health but its effects on blood glucose levels have not been studied adequately.

  • Mix one-half to one teaspoon of cinnamon in a cup of warm water. Drink it daily.
  • Another option is to boil two to four cinnamon sticks in one cup of water and allow it to steep for 20 minutes. Drink this solution daily until you see improvement.
  • You can also add cinnamon to warm beverages, smoothies and baked goods.

3. Fenugreek

Fenugreek is an herb that can also be used to control diabetes, improve glucose tolerance and lower blood sugar levels due to its hypoglycaemic activity. It also stimulates the secretion of glucose-dependent insulin. Being high in fiber, it slows down the absorption of carbohydrates and sugars.

  • Soak two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Drink the water along with the seeds in the morning on an empty stomach. Follow this remedy without fail for a few months to bring down your glucose level.
  • Another option is to eat two tablespoons of powdered fenugreek seeds daily with milk.

4. Indian Gooseberry (Amla)

Indian gooseberry, also known as Amla, is rich in vitamin C and Indian gooseberry juice promotes proper functioning of your pancreas.

  • Take two to three Indian gooseberries, remove the seeds and grind it into a fine paste. Put the paste in a cloth and squeeze out the juice. Mix two tablespoon of the juice in one cup of water and drink it daily on an empty stomach.
  • Alternatively, mix one tablespoon of Indian gooseberry juice in a cup of bitter gourd juice and drink it daily for a few months.

5. Black Plum or Indian Black Berry (Jambul)

Black plum or jambul, also known as jamun can help a lot in controlling blood sugar level because it contains anthocyanins, ellagic acid, hydrolysable tannins etc.

Each part of the Jambul plant such as the leaves, berry and seeds can be used by those suffering from diabetes. In fact, research has shown that the fruits and seeds of this plant have hypoglycemic effects as they help reduce blood and urine sugar levels rapidly.

The seeds, in particular, contain glycoside jamboline and alkaloid jambosine that regulate control blood sugar levels.

Whenever this seasonal fruit is available in the market, try to include it in your diet as it can be very effective for the pancreas. Else you can make a powder of dried seeds of Jambul fruit and eat this powder with water twice a day. This fruit is native to India and its neighboring countries but you can find it at Asian markets and herbal shops.

6. Mango Leaves

The delicate and tender mango leaves can be used to treat diabetes by regulating insulin levels in the blood. They can also help improve blood lipid profiles.

  • Soak 10 to 15 tender mango leaves in a glass of water overnight. In the morning, filter the water and drink it on an empty stomach.
  • You can also dry the leaves in the shade and grind them. Eat one-half teaspoon of powdered mango leaves two times daily.




  1. philomena myers March 20, 2013, 8:39 am

    I feel it is good home remedy, and it will not have side effect. Thanks

  2. colonel mahinder kumar May 28, 2013, 6:27 pm

    All above remedies appear to be very good and 4 to 5 are to be taken empty stomach. I want take all of these together to beat the apparent risk of diabetes. Pl suggest if my approach is right or begin with the best out of Bitter Gourd juice, Fenu Greek water, Mango leaf water, Aloe Vera Mix, Indian Gooseberry juice. Also please suggest the Indian or hindi names of Banaba Leaf and Ground Bay Leaf if possible.


    • Boss,

      Can you eat 30 days biryaani in one day???

      hence please use one by one and you will find the results

    • P. VISHWANATHAN IYER November 21, 2014, 12:28 pm

      Dear Colonel saahib,
      The Hindi name of Banaba is Banda, Jarul, KEVKAND. Regarding Bay leaf you have to go to Hinkhoj dictionary where you will get the appropriate Hindi word of Ground Bay Leaf.

      DATED: 21-11-2014
      PH: 080-28600202

    • Take bitter guard juice daily for at least 3-4 months daily and try to avoid eating sweets.This remedy is excellent way of fighting diabetes.

    • Try jamun fruit. Take 350gm at least per day for one month, if you do not have gastric problem. Your sugar level will alost drastically come to normal level.

  3. colonel mahinder kumar May 28, 2013, 6:28 pm

    All above remedies appear to be very good and 4 to 5 are to be taken empty stomach. I want take all of these together to beat the apparent risk of diabetes. Pl suggest if my approach is right or begin with the best out of Bitter Gourd juice, Fenu Greek water, Mango leaf water, Aloe Vera Mix, Indian Gooseberry juice. Also please suggest the Indian or hindi names of Banaba Leaf and Ground Bay Leaf if possible.


    • Dr (Capt.) R.K. Bharat (Retd.) February 27, 2015, 1:17 pm

      Dear colonel,

      If u want to avoid Diabetese, please take following steps,
      1. Reduce grains and refined sugars from your diet.
      2. Increase amount of protein in ur diet.
      3. Use good amount of black and red peppers in ur meals
      4. Increase omega 3 intake and reduce omega 6 ( refined oils)
      Dr.( Capt.) R.K. Bharat

  4. Wow I like all these home remedies for diabetics

    • Ur all remedies r v good n work fast it’s a very positive way to tell I ve few questions to ask bt quiet personal I’m married n ve som of problems can I ask u

    • Yoga and Ayurveda are the two precious remedies for almost all health issues that our sages and elders gifted us.
      Only thing is we have to follow it




  6. This is great new, thanks to you.The two ,cinnamon and waterisamzing.

  7. Hi , your remidies are really very good , i wanted some tip for my sight which is effecting due to sugar. can you give me some tip for it

  8. please up date me more about your home remidies

  9. It is so informative, and anybody can get a benefit from it, thanks for awareness.

  10. Good information abt the sugar patient


    • 100grams Kalamji(black seed)
      100grms gaund(gum)
      100grms wheat
      100grms barley
      put all ingrt. in a vessel and pour 1.5 to 2 litres of water boil it nicely and the cool it stain it and keep in the fridge early morning have a cup of the water empty stomach for 15 days and see the result

      • dear Susheer ji …. once boiled, even 2 ltr water will remain about 1.5 ltr. … how much to add to water (considering that avg cup size is 150 ml). Also, can u please suggest if kalamji = kalaunji, whats barley in hindi ?

        • ajay ji barley means it like a rice and it is use for kidney and sugar patient it is good medicine for who suffering from diabetic and all barlie in hindi it is call as barley it wil get Ayurveda medical shop or u can get baba ramdeva any medical shop but it is look like same wheat and same size .

        • barley is jav

      • It does NOT work .
        I tried it .

      • Hi gaund (gum) of which tree please advise
        Thanks a lot

    • Mam,

      There is no cure for diabetes in this world.

      the above methods will control the diabetes, but u cannot cut of your medicines and tell your husband( to cut off sugar intake if he is taking) excercise, and eating in a break of 5-6 timers in a day.

    • daily 2 piece of Lady Finger cut into 3 each throwing away the head and end. Infuse it overnight with hot water and drink it the next morning with all the Slimy gel.. it should go down in a month or two.

    • here is what I changed and mine have dropped 100points in 21 days
      No eating after 7
      added cinnamon
      eating some type of bean soup at lunch
      no sugar. no soda not even diet
      I have also been GF for 8 months for other reasons
      went from readings of 300 to 136…

  12. mohammed abdul faizan February 10, 2014, 3:16 pm

    I want to know about the lady finger which is also helpful for diabetes is that right or fake reply me I am waiting thank you

    • @Mohammed Abdul Faizan, its true lady’s finger is helpful for diabetes, you can boil it but do not over cook, but better eaten raw ..

    • karanivijaykrishna October 30, 2014, 3:10 pm

      hi mohammed,cut one one lady finger vertically and soak (keep by dipping) it in water entire night and then drink that water to control sugar levels.it works.

    • Have tried the lady finger. I cut two & put in a cup of cold water. Let it sit over night and drink on empty stomach. It works very well. Only I could not use it long because it upset my stomach. It works and helps ftom day one.

  13. Here is a good home remedy that I found to be effective for me .

    1 tea spoon of turmeric
    1/4 tea spoon of black pepper
    mix in cub of water and rink .

    I tend to drink this mixture whenever my blood sugar goes high . It brings the blood sugar down in a short period of time by several points .

    I could not really tell you how many times to drink this a day ……..use your discretion.
    P.S . this was proved clinically as well . I read it somewhere , cant remember where
    hope that helps .

    • Please advise powder black pepper and powder turmeric or solid one

    • Hello Mr. Saeed
      Turmeric and black pepper mixture seems to be good, but the quantity seems to be high.Also what does mean by rink in “mix in cub of water and rink “.Kindly clarify pls

    • Tumeric black pepper in warm or normal water

      • Yoga and Ayurveda are the two precious remedies for almost all health issues that our sages and elders gifted us.

        Pranayam, papaya and guava can give good results.

        else, the easiest therapy is ” USHA PANA CHIKITSA” – try it out

  14. Yes boss, corretc method but again CANNOT CUT OF MEDICINES BEING USED FOR DIABETES.

  15. Can you please let me know, which is more effective in controlling blood sugar? Bitter gourd juice in empty stomach or boiled bitter gourd in empty stomach? I am waiting for a reply. Thanks

    • take 1 bitter gourd 1 cucumber and 2 tomatoes ..now make a juice by adding water and grinding in a mixer …strain it and drink empty stomach…

    • take 1 bitter gourd 1 cucumber and 2 tomatoes ..now make a juice by adding water and grinding in a mixer …strain it and drink empty stomach…soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight,now early morning drink water and chew the seeds..

    • bitter gaurd should be dry and make powder.its using by mom

  16. Indian blackberry (Jambul) is considered to be an effective medicine for treating diabetes. The leaves, berries and seeds of the Indian blackberry (Jambul) plant help in balancing the glucose level in blood and prevent insulin spikes. Powder the dried seeds or leaves of the plant and drink it with water twice a day.

    Fenugreek seeds are 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. This can enhance the secretion of glucose-dependent insulin. Repeat this remedy daily for few months to control blood sugar levels.

  17. read everyone’s comments – got the feedback, I’m already doing most of the things and i feel great.

  18. I like this Home remedy very much.My mom feel good from last one month and also good result.

  19. yes all home remedies are good and enough, me too using all and these are effective too.

  20. Suggestions are good for remedy of Diabet but in case of high blood sugar alopathic treatment is essential first . After control of sugar these remedies are fruitful.

  21. 100 gms fenugreek seeds + 50gms Ajwain +20 gms kaleejeeri .roast separately at moderate temp. Grind all and mix powders .take 10/15 gms daily empty stomach and at bed time . Diabetes will run away within 3 months .be confident and experience it .

  22. Thanx guys been Following this is great big up to you all

  23. THE most natural and reliable way to deal with Diabetes is to eliminate simple carbohydrates from your diet, as well as those high carb grain products,( breads crackers, cereals) and limit your high sugar fruits, increasing green leafy vegetables and those other complex low glycemic vegetables.

  24. Av read all suggestions for diabetes control and treatment but I want to advise that patients shd still remain under d care of their doctors for guidance n treatment to prevent complications. They shd also be mindful of their diets by eliminating or reducing carbohydrates from their diets n taking a lot of less sugary fruits n leafy vegetables frequently. I love reading your post because they are very educative. Keep it up n thanks.

  25. I have tried making sushheers suggestion of making health drink but after boiling
    Becomes solid.no water to drink.waste of all my ingredients, n money .i was forced to throw it.

    Other home remedies especially ladies finger soaked in water is too good.

    Reduce the calorie intake.one meal should consist of raw vegetable and fruits papaya and guava n Apple n sweet potato.

  26. thank u to all of u for giving such good suggitions….

  27. P. VISHWANATHAN IYER November 21, 2014, 12:21 pm

    Dear all,
    Thank you very much for providing necessary information. These tips are not only useful, but will yield positive results without any side effects. My only request to all our viewers is that if you are taking Allopathic medicine, pl continue the same and please do not stop at once, instead cut down the dosage gradually. Say, if you are taking 1 tab per day continue for a month. Next month reduce it to 1/2 tablets. Please also do not forget to monitor your sugar level on monthly basis. If you check up your sugar level on monthly basis, you will come to know whether sugar is coming under control or not. Try to keep day to day life without any stress. Go for a brisk walk for at least 6-8 km per day preferably in the morning hours.

    If these guidelines are followed, I am 100% sure your sugar level will be under control. I was also a diabetic since 2012, and after strict diet control and proper medication, exercise, now it is fully under control. Any suggestion is welcome. I will be happy to share any information regarding diabetics.

    DATED: 21-11-2014
    PH: 080-28600202, 07259298926,9844126097

    • I’ve read all the real and positive results from this home remedies. I am G6PD deficient from birth, not too sure if they work for me like those spices and fruits except bittergourds. I’ve gestational diabetes for my 2 pregnacies, my mum and my elder brother are also diabetic. I would like very much to try these natural home remedies quickly like those lady fingers soaked overnite in hot water/ cold water; gooseberries are new to me, so need to check further. I am so happy to have accidentally popped into this website! Thank you so much for the sharing and speedy recovery to all of you!

  28. I Hope This Will Be A Useful Information For Everyone.
    Remedy: Lady Finger For Diabetes

    Please Note That Another Name For Lady Finger (Bhindi ) Is ” OKRA “.

    Last Month In One Of TV Program I Learnt Of A Treatment Of Sugar
    (Diabetes). Since I Am Diabetic, I Tried It And It Was Very Useful And My
    Sugar Is In Control Now. In Fact I Have Already Reduced My Medicine.

    Take Two Pieces Of Lady Finger (Bhindi) And Remove/Cut Both Ends Of Each
    Piece. Also Put A Small Cut In The Middle And Put These Two Pieces In
    Glass Of Water. Cover The Glass And Keep It At Room Temperature During
    Night. Early Morning, Before Breakfast Simply Remove Two Pieces Of Lady
    Finger (Bhindi) From The Glass And Drink That Water.

    Keep Doing It On Daily Basis.

    Within Week, You Will See Remarkable Results In Reduction Of Your SUGAR.

    My father 60 years old, who Has Got Rid Of His Diabetes. He Was On Insulin For A Few Years, But After Taking The Lady Fingers Every Morning For A Few Months,
    He Has Stopped Insulin But Continues To Take The Lady Fingers Every

    Thanks & Regards,

    • thank you very much for share i will ask my mother to eat lady finger

    • Christopher Salmon May 31, 2015, 10:45 pm

      I have been using herbal medication, which has been natural herb; they have been very helpful and fast relief for any sickness. I recommend herbal medication to anyone, they work, and faster than doctors treatment…

  29. Superb! Thank you every one. I’m 55 years old, a teacher for the last 30+ years in a boys school that keeps me pretty active (:-) but have been diagnosed for diabetes with an heart enlargement due to diabetes, yesterday, when I went for a regular check up. I was very worried but your page has given me hope. I’ve been prescribed insulin injections and a host of medicines which I start from today.
    Please keep me posted with any thing else I can do. THANKYOU ALL and May You All Be Cured of This Disease At The Earliest.

  30. Mythily Karthik March 7, 2015, 3:26 am

    Fenugreek can do wonders to control diabetic. Soak it overnight along with 5 almonds and abt 20 raisins . Have it before break fast. Its quite filling & tasty too. We can bring down diabetic in this tasty way. Its tested& proven method by ourselves .Do regular exercise and we are not following any strict diet. Then too diabetic is under control!!!

  31. Harinder sungh sidhu March 20, 2015, 4:07 pm

    Methi seed 100 gm
    Gurmar 100 gm
    Charayta 100 gm
    Imly seed big 100 gm
    Karela small 100 gm
    Jamun seed 100 gm
    Paneer dodi 100 gm
    Dalcheeni 50 gm
    Kali zeeri 50 gm
    Sat gilow 50 gm
    Tamba bhasam 10 gm
    Make powder and take one tablespoon empty stomach two time

  32. M . Azhar Hashmi March 24, 2015, 4:33 pm

    Very nice article send me more home remedies thanks.

  33. thanks for such a nice postings, Really happy now to see my diabetes will be controlled I am here in Qatar will try to find some solution to get these items , Thanks for posting link on my fb wall

  34. very nice remedies. worried about blood sugar control.pls do research to help these

  35. You can buy also bitter melon gourd in tea form. you can brew tea from the fruit, leaves and stems of the plant or use bitter gourd extract to make a tea. Bitter gourd tea has several potential health benefits. I loved cooking bittermelon gourd by sauteing it with onions and tomatoes with pork and shrimps and put beaten eggs on it or just plain simple with just onions and tomatoes and beaten eggs.

  36. Type 1 Diabetes is not caused by being overweight and unhealthy diet. It is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks itself and kills the insulin producing cells in the body. No diet, home remedy or exercise can make this type of diabetes go away.

  37. 100grams Kalamji (Black Seed)
    100grms Gaund (Gum)
    100grms Wheat (Gandam)
    100grms Barley (Jo)
    Put all ingredients. in a vessel and pour 1.5 to 2 liters of water boil it nicely and the cool it stain it and keep in the fridge early morning have a cup of the water empty stomach for 15 days and see the result

    Dear All,
    Can any one confirm me Gaund (Gum) of which tree. If any one know please help me out.

  38. @ Dear Author, I am recently checking and finding that my sugar has started increasing to a good points. I am much delighted to read article and the precious views of all members here . I feel that comparing groud, which is really too bitter, i will take start with Lady Finger. But got confused as should i cut from both ends or should i cut it all vertically in two pieces? Dear Author Kindly advise

  39. UT, tnx for explaining more on OKRA. Just want to ask if water used for soaking the okra is hot or cold. And since okra is from the bean family, can I consume it since I am suffering from arthritis? Also tnx to the other viewers who contibuted their knowledge .I’ m very grateful to get this link. Tqvm.

  40. Indian Goose Berry also known as AMLA is good to control the blood sugar.

  41. Thank you great information.

  42. How much and when I can take the following mix in equal quantity for my diabetic (I have BP too)
    1) Cinnamon powder, Turmeric powder and Black pepper powder

  43. Hi All,
    Thanks for sharing such nice remedies and discussions.
    Someone can tell me the nicotine effects on health of diabetic patient like cigarettes, Milk Tea without sugar, cappuccino etc.


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