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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.

diabetes diagram

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

Here are the top 10 home remedies for diabetes. Needless to say, you also need to consult a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.


(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.

bitter melon juice for diabetes
Drink Bitter Melon Juice to Keep Your Blood Sugar Levels in Check

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 to control diabetes
Use Cinnamon to Control 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.

amla juice to lower blood sugar level
Drink Amla Juice to Regulate Blood Sugal Levels
  • 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.

Home Remedies for Diabetes was last modified: October 16th, 2018 by Top10HomeRemedies
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106 thoughts on “Home Remedies for Diabetes”

  1. Dear Friends,
    I am suffering with Sugar for 3+ years. I did lot of research how to control sugar without medicine.
    Here my experiment. I reduced my sugar level from 350 to 115 in just 30 days. Doing these things
    1. Weekly 5 days took bitter ground juice 1 hr before breakfast. Add lemon juice as well.
    2. Morning Walk 30 minutes/Run 5 KM. Or both
    3. Lunch 4 Chapati + fiber
    4. Dinner 4 Chapati + fiber + curd
    5. Boil 1.5 ltr water with Fenugreek seeds & drink one glass each 4 times day

    Hope this info useful for many Diabetic friends

    1. Dear shyam, are you using any english medicines? My situation is also similar. what do you eat for breakfast? Thanks, Venkat

    2. Dear Shyam,
      You are strong willed,so you can overcome any disease naturally.If will power is there you can overcome any disease naturally.
      I may suggest some tasty recipes for diabetes.
      You take Keera or cucumber and make it into thin pieces,soak in curd.Add curry leaves,Dhanya leaves,methi leaves etc ,add green chilli pieces also if you like and add very little salt or no salt and take this in plenty along with chappathies everyday.It helps very well.
      Secondly you continue eating raw vegetables as much as possible.Doing Pranayama and physical exercise heals much faster.

  2. Chant this mantra 108 times in morning and evening.
    “Aum gang aing shreem shreem shreem shreem hang vang raang reeng namah shivaye”

  3. I have been suffering with diabetes since 2008. In the beginning of my being diagnosed I was in control of it. but now it seems that nothing works. I have lost 36 lbs. and still nothing. I can drink one soda one eat a cookie and my sugar will sky rocket. Please tell me what I can do the get this under control. There is a lot of good info here. I will be starting with the gooseberry juice tomorrow
    Thanks anna

  4. Hi freinds.
    I have been treating Type1 and Type2 diabetic people from long time.
    I want to say thanks to all of my diabetic friends , who gave proper cooperation and put efforts to be positive throug out treatment. This is important fact . Firstly diabetic person has to register in his mind that he is going to come out of diabetes. Diabetic person has to beleive from inside that he is healing.

    I see many comments from many people giving different advice on herbal medicine. So I thought of sharing my experience here.

     Yes its true, Im treating diabetic people with herbal medicine, but its not necessary,  every diabetic person has to start herbal medicine.

    Major of times blood sugar level remains between 180 to 280 due to mal function of kidney and liver function.
    I also want to guide you all. GOD has made human body in such a way that, major of medicine are produced itself inside our body to heal major of sickness. Its natural. So before you start any medicine allow your body fight against it.

    Yes i have been treating people but my role in making diabetic person to quit insulin and tablets is only 20%. Diabetic person himself puts 95% effort to heal himself.
    See firstly it is my advice to all diabetic people, to try to understand function of each and every organ. You just have to understand function of this organs ,
    1) Pancreas.
    2) Liver
    3) kidney.
    4) intestine.
    5) Lungs.

    Once you understand function of this organs then trust me , you -yourself will cure your diabetes.

    Now my advice  is for those Type2 diabetic people who have have this following symptoms.

    1) Constipation.
    2) some times pain in abdomen.
    3) continous string pulled type pain in 1 of the legs ,starting from back of knee and ending back of thigh.
    4) Gas formation in intestine.

    If diabetic people are suffering from avove 4 symptoms , then follow this treatment.

    1) By any means, you have to try to clear your constapation. You need to have 2 to 3 bowel movement in 30 hrs time.

    2) give proper 20 min massage on your stomach and abdomen by warm oil daily. After massage use warm water bag on ur stomach and near by areas.

    3) When you breath, see that you hold air in lungs and avoid air reaching to ur stomach.
     98% of diabetic people take air inside their stomach and only 30 % air enters lungs. ( less oxygen in lungs)

    Check your blood sugar level regularly after 5 days of starting bowel movement.  You can use herbal medicine to clear constipation.
    you will get  positive result. Avoid consuming any herbal medicine for time being to reduce blood sugar level.


  5. Very good blog. Please make more studies. The coordinators of this blog can help in the matter.

    We pray for God’s help.

  6. methi dana one spoon in a one cup of water in a night and drink it early in the morning and eat also methi dana too, for reducing blood sugur level.


  7. Having been type 2 diabetic for the last more than 20 years, I think I have some authority to say that this article goes a long way in educating and informing those of us who have been continuously seeking the solution for this disease through the natural remedy method.

    Geoffrey Moni

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