Diabetes is the third leading cause of death in Israel today and its treatment methods are varied and effective but are not without side effects.
In Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine, 2500 years ago, traditional texts, characteristics, and treatment of the disease were described. The emphasis is on prevention, treatment of the root of the disease (imbalance) and treatment of the complications of the disease, all without side effects.
Ayurveda, as a holistic medicine, emphasizes the suitability of treatment for each patient individually, but there are similar characteristics in the treatment of all diabetics.
Treatment will be based primarily on lifestyle and nutrition. An active lifestyle, exercise and stress reduction (now clearly an important cause of diabetes), adequate sleep is an important component and promotes stress reduction and improved metabolism.
Nutrition, in the Ayurveda, Sanskrit language, will be based on food products that reduce excess water and guilt, a feature that promotes reduction of body weight, cleansing the body, and drying up excess fluids. In the Western language, a low glycemic index diet. Carbohydrates are full (barley in the Ayvorda, especially recommended), plenty of legumes, vegetables and especially green vegetables (made from starchy vegetables), nuts and almonds.
Ayurveda recommends cleansing the body of toxins in the first stage, as the best way to deal with this disease to bring balance to the body.
In addition, there are additional treatment tools such as appropriate pressure points, yoga practice and more.
The use of herbs has been found to be an essential aid in the prevention and treatment of diabetes. Treatment can not stand alone on medicinal plants, but if properly matched can accelerate the treatment process and help the body cope.
There are several Ayurvedic herbs that have "bought their world" blood in the West because of their ability to treat diabetes and have been studied and proven to be effective in a variety of mechanisms.
Most of the plants will have a bitter taste, an ability to improve digestion and metabolism in the body. These plants usually contribute to the cleansing and removal of toxins from the body, and especially to the metabolism of glucose and insulin in the body.
Among the recognized and achievable plants:
1. Fenugreek, Sanskrit: sweetener, trigonella - used as a spread and addition to foods. Spice and medicinal plant best known for the treatment of diabetes. It is known to strengthen the pancreas, improve glucose input into cells, reduce lipid levels, and more.
2. Gymnema, Sanskrit: gurmar, gymnema- The best plant for pancreas strengthening and improving the sensitivity of cells to insulin. It can be used as tea, powder or extract.
3. Mr. Hotel, Sanskrit: Carla, momrdica - Available as a powder. Improves glucose metabolism processes in the body, strengthens the immune system. Used as an edible vegetable (requiring expertise to disguise its bitter taste, commonly used in Indian, Thai, Chinese cuisine), it can be obtained as a extract.
4. Cinnamon - one of the most recently studied plants to understand its use as a plant with the ability to balance blood glucose level. Use of tea or powder.
5. Amla - a fruit originating in Ayurveda and sold as a medicinal herb in blood sugar. Powerful antioxidant, protects the blood vessels, strengthens the immune system and many other degrees. In India, dried and sweet fruits are sold, as well as many vegetarian preparations.
These plants and more, are powerful when used properly. Care should be taken to use caution in the use of herbs along with diabetes and / or insulin medications.