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Top 10 Herbs and Spices for Diabetes

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9. Korean Ginseng

korean red ginseng

The holistic healing of the herb Korean or Panax ginseng is good for controlling after-meal blood sugar levels. It increases insulin sensitivity as well as reduces the complications. It even helps in metabolizing carbohydrates, a common problem among people who have Type 2 diabetes.

A 2012 study published in the Journal of Ginseng Research suggests that Panax ginseng holds promise as a therapeutic agent for diabetes prevention and treatment.

  • Drink 1 to 2 cups of Korean ginseng tea daily.
  • Alternatively, take 1 to 3 capsules of 500 mg Korean ginseng daily for a couple of months, but only after consulting your doctor.

Note: People who have hormone-related problems must avoid using this herb.

10. Oregano

oregano oil

Oregano is another herb that can help prevent and treat high blood sugar. A 2014 study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry says that herbs like oregano and rosemary inhibit the enzyme dipeptidyl peptidase IV that promotes the secretion of insulin.

The polyphenols and flavonoids in oregano also help fight inflammation.

  • Add a few drops of oregano oil to a glass of water or your favorite juice and drink it once daily.
  • Alternatively, drink a cup of oregano tea daily.
  • In addition, sprinkle a little dried oregano on your soups, salads or morning smoothies.



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Top 10 Herbs and Spices for Diabetes was last modified: August 8th, 2015 by Top10HomeRemedies
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10 thoughts on “Top 10 Herbs and Spices for Diabetes”

  1. Here is a lots of tips and homemade remedies by which you can find the solution of different problem at home. I think that anybody can get benefit from this, very nice article and very nice homemade remedies, this is a just awesome site for those who don’t want to be go to Dr. e.g. for children, adults and also old agers. You can make your own remedies at home and can find the awesome result in home. In short this is just awesome

  2. Wouldn’t it be great if nutritionist gave patients this information? Naturally doctors won’t because they have to prescribe medications with more side effects which will cause more damage in the long run but they profit from Big Pharma and that’s the bottom line.

  3. I have been using a diabetic cookbook that peasant of these spices over and over. My husband’s blood sugar started going down drastically very quickly. Yes they are very heAlthy recipes but I have noticed the use of the same spices over and over. There is no doubt in my mind that these spices are helping.

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