If you have diabetes, your body is unable to use or create the hormone insulin, which is required to maintain blood sugar levels in a healthy range.
Therefore, in order to avoid a sudden spike in your blood sugar levels, you must avoid unhealthy foods and maintain a balanced diet. In fact, you must think about using herbs for lowering blood sugar levels.
Here’s how herbs can help control blood sugar
Ayurveda is a traditional Indian medical practice that emphasizes the use of herbs and spices to manage blood sugar levels due to their therapeutic properties. Several health benefits are provided by herbs, including weight loss, boosting intestinal health, improving immunity, and controlling blood pressure.
We talked to Roopshree Jaiswal, Consultant – Dietitian/Nutritionist, Motherhood Hospitals, Mechanic Nagar, Indore, to find out what herbs can help with your health.
So, here are 3 herbs to manage blood sugar levels:
It is rosemary that gives soups and curries their delightful aroma. Not only does rosemary help you lose your weight, but it also keeps your sugar levels low. In fact, it also helps in controlling bad cholesterol (LDL) and raising healthycholesterol (HDL) in the body.
Ginseng, which has always been an integral part of oriental medicine, has high immune-boosting properties and is naturally anti-diabetic. It reduces the rate of absorption of carbohydrates in the body. Ginseng also stimulates the production of insulin by the pancreas. And increased insulin helps blood sugar enter the body’s cells so it can be transformed into energy.
Since time immemorial, this herb has been used in Ayurvedic diabetic treatments in India. It contains gymnemic acids, which block the taste buds on the tongue from responding to sweet foods. This aids in the control of sugar cravings. The herb also aids in the removal of excess glucose from the bloodstream.Keep your sugar levels in check with these herbs! Image courtesy: Shutterstock