9. Korean 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.
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.