Diabetes – Herbal remedies for diabetes

Diabetes is known for thousands of years. The description of the disease can be traced far back to times of Avicenna. At that time treatment consisted of diet reach in vegetables and milk, fish and meat products. It also included use of extracts and decoctions of walnuts, laurel, and nettle as well as pomegranate juice. There are two major types of diabetes: type I or insulin-dependent, and type II or non-insulin-dependent. Regardless of the type of the disease it is imperative to be treated by knowledgeable, experienced and trusted doctor, who would be able to prescribe not only the right medication, but right diet as well. And, of course, there is always the wisdom of our ancestors, in form of herbal remedies, at our disposal.

Jerusalem artichoke possesses unique properties for treating I and II types of diabetes. Eat 2-3 raw fruit 3 times a day 20 min before meal or drink its juice (from 1/3 to 1 full glass) 3 times a day 30 min before meal.

Combine equal parts of bilberry leaves, nettle herb and dandelion. Take 35 g of the mix, put in 1 cup of boiling water and boil for couple of minutes, let steep until cools down. Filter and take 2 tbsp 3 times a day before meal.

Prepare any of the mixes below by combining an equal parts of:

1. Nettle, horsetail, dandelion, mountain cranberry leaves and chicory.

2. Leaves of walnut and bilberry, bean pods, burdock roots and elder flowers.

3. Bilberry leaves, bean pods, flax seeds and oatmeal.

Put 75 g of any of the mix in 2 cups of boiling water, boil for few minutes, steep and filter. Drink 1/2 cup 3 times a day before meal.

Put 2-3 tbsp of birch buds in 2 cups of boiling water and steep for 6 hours. Drink during the day.

20 g of lilac buds put in 1 cup of boiling water and steep for 30 min. Take 1 tbsp 3 times a day before meal.

1 tsp of mustard seeds 3 times a day.

1 tbsp of marigold herb place in 1 cup of boiling water and steep for 10-12 hours. Drink 1/2-1/3 cup 2-3 times a day.

90 g of aspen bark boil in 7 cups of water until 600 g of water left. Filter and take 200 g 3 times a day for 1-2 months.

Combine 100 g of mulberry leaves, 75 g of horsetail, 125 g of aspen bark, and 100 g of mugwort root. In the evening put 3 tbsp of mix in thermos and add 3 cups of boiling water. Filter in the morning, divide in 4 parts and take 1 hour before meal for 25-30 days, take a break for 1-2 weeks, then repeat. The treatment of diabetes with this remedy can be as long as needed.

1 tsp of crushed bilberry leaves steep in 1 cup of boiling water for 30 min, filter and take 1/3 cup 3 times a day.

2 tbsp of flax seeds and 2 tbsp of crushed chicory herb place in 1 L of water and bring to a boil. Drink 1/2 cup 3 times a day.

There are some fruit and berries that are good for diabetes, and some-that are not advisable. For example: Strawberries, raspberries, mountain cranberry, mountain ash, blackberry, pomegranate, pears, and dog rose are good. However cherry, plums, grapes, bananas and chestnuts are not.

2 tbsp of dried, crushed blackberry leaves steep for 30 min in 1 cup of boiling water, filter and drink 1/3 cup 3 times a day. Normalizes a blood sugar level at diabetes.

2 tbsp of dried, crushed raspberry leaves steep for 20 min in 1 cup of boiling water, filter and drink 1/3 cup 3 times a day.

20 g of dried, crushed strawberry leaves put in 1 cup of boiling water. Boil for 5-10 min, steep for 2 hours and filter. Take 1 tbsp 3 times a day.

7-10 g of dried, crushed nettle herb steep for 15-20 min in 1 cup of boiling water. Take 1 tbsp 3 times a day.

Boil 6-10 g of dried, crushed dandelion roots and herb in 1 cup of water for 10 min. Steep for 30 min and take 1 tbsp 3 times a day before meal.

Crush 300 g of parsley, 300 g of garlic and 1 kg of lemons with peel, but no seeds. Mix everything together and keep for 2 weeks in dark place. Take 1 tsp before meal.

Cut 2-3 onions to small pieces and put in 2 cups of warm water. Let stand for 7-8 hours, filter and drink 3 times a day before meal.

Crush 10 berries of dog rose, boil in 1 cup of water for 3-5 min and steep for 4-5 hours.Filter and drink 1/2 cup 3-4 times a day.

30 g of horsetail place in 1 cup of boiling water and boil for 5-7 min. Steep for 2-3 hours, filter and take 2-3 tbsp 3-4 times a day.

2 handfuls of potato peel boil in 1 L of water till done. Take out the peel, let the broth cool down and drink as much you want.

Combine 1 tbsp of each: parsley, pink or red clover, chamomile, cornflower and knotweed. Add 1 tbsp of the mix to 1 cup of boiling water and steep for 30 min. Drink ¼ cup 30 min before meal for 10 days, then break for 5 days and so on.

1 part of inside walls of walnuts put in 10 parts of vodka, let stand for 10 days and take 20-30 drops 3-4 times a day for 10-30 days.

10 g of dry coriander crush and boil for 3 min in 200 g of water. Cool down and drink 3 times a day beetwen meals. Continue for 2-3 months. This remedy is for type II diabetes.

1 tsp of crushed chicory root put in 1 cup of cold water and bring to a boil. Steep for 20 min, strain and drink ½ cup 3 times a day 30 min before meal.

Diabetic swelling (dropsy): 2 middle sized onions cut to small pieces and add 2 tbsp of sugar. Let stand for 4-5 hours. After that strain existing juice and take1 tbsp 3 times a day. Keep juice in cool place. It can be taken for a long time.

Complications from diabetes are very serious and they might bring more problems than the disease itself. Do not let your diabetes to progress to the point of no return. Start the treatment as soon as possible.

Diabetic gangrene: wash pink potatoes and grate them. Make a compress-place potato mash on dark spots, cover with plastic wrap and envelop with something warm. Keep the compress overnight, take off in the morning. Continue till the appearance of new, pink skin. Take a break for 1 month and repeat the treatment.

Retinal detachment: at the beginning of the process combine 5 tbsp of pine or spruce needles, cut to small pieces, 2-3 tbsp of crushed dog rose berries (hawthorn if thrombophlebitis is present) and 2 tbsp of onion peel. Add 700 g of water and bring to a boil. Boil for 10 min at low heat, steep in thermos overnight, filter and drink during the day instead of the water. Continue for 4 months.

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