Home to 60 million diabetics already, this number is only expected to be doubled by 2030 in India. Zero or low-calorie drinks are your confidants when it comes to preventing a spike in blood sugar. India’s ancient medical system, Ayurveda, has provided us with treatments, medicines and therapies to completely cure sugar. They are fairly inexpensive, easy to consume and come with absolutely no side effects. Here is the list of Ayurvedic medicine for Diabetes.
Triphala is an Ayurvedic herbal formulation that works to heal the body as a whole. The medicine is available in both the powder form and as a juice. Mix two tsp. with water and drink it first thing in the morning and/or right before going to sleep. Triphala solution works internally to pacify the organs off imbalances and gradually restores the body to the best of health. Though it works for a plethora of issues – it is well known for its effects on curbing the blood sugar.
- Methi or Fenugreek seeds
Methi seeds are very popular when it comes to lowering the blood sugar levels. They contain fibre and other important ingredients that help slow down digestion and absorption of carbohydrates.
Methi water recipe:
Dry roast the Methi seeds until it turns golden brown.Let it cool down and blend to make it a fine powder.Store it in an airtight container. However, make this powder in small batches, otherwise, it will lose its aroma.
Now, mix one teaspoon of methi powder with one glass lukewarm water and drink it every morning on an empty stomach.
Soak 1 teaspoon of methi seeds in one glass of water, overnight. Drink the methi water in the morning on an empty stomach.
- Amla juice or Indian gooseberry juice
Consuming Amla juice helps increase insulin production and secretion. Amla contains vitamin C and chromium. It makes your body more reactive towards insulin and regulates the body’s carbohydrate metabolism.
Amla juice recipe:
Soak the amla in salted water for 15-20 minutes to remove all the unwanted residue.Chop 2 amlas and blend it with one glass of water.
Strain the mixture.
Add a pinch of turmeric to the juice and drink it every morning on an empty stomach.
- Gurmar or Gumar leaves
Gurmar literally means ‘Sugar Killer’ and have been used for more than 2000 years in India to treat diabetes. It helps control your blood sugar levels and also treats obesity.
Take 1 teaspoon of Gurmar powder and mix it with one glass of water.Consume it half an hour before your lunch and dinner, every day.
- Super-Powder water
This powder consists of neem leaves, methi seeds, Karela and jamun seeds.
Neem is a safe and an extremely effective cure for diabetes. It reduces the sugar levels dramatically without any side effects. It helps improve insulin sensitivity, so that, your body can regulate the blood sugar levels even with a smaller quantity of insulin.
Neem leaf powder recipe:
Neem powder is easily available in the market. However, you can make a fresh batch for yourself even at home.Sun dry the Neem leaves till no moisture is left in them.Blend the dried leaves thoroughly.Store it in an airtight container.
- Jamun or Indian blackberry seed
Jamun seeds are extremely beneficial for diabetes as it helps convert excess starch into energy, thus controlling your blood sugar.
Jamun seed powder recipe:
Squeeze out the seeds from the jamun fruit.Wash the seeds neatly to remove any traces of the fruit.Sun dry the seeds for 2-3 days.After the third day, you will notice that the shell has become loose.Peel the outer shell of the seed to ingress green seeds.Sun dry the green seeds till they become completely dry.Once done, blend it and store it in an airtight container.
- Karela or Bitter gourd
Karela is effective in the treatment of both Type I and Type II diabetes. It contains at least three anti-diabetic properties which include charantin. Charantin has an insulin-like compound known as polypeptide-p, vicine and helps lowers the blood sugar levels.
Karela Powder Recipe:
Chop the Karela and remove all the seeds.Sun dry it for 3-4 days till it completely loses all its moisture.Now, blend it finely and store it in an airtight container.
- Methi powder
As mentioned above, methi has long been used to treat diabetes.Super-powder recipe:Mix all the four powders equally and mix it well.Store it in an airtight container.Mix 1 teaspoon of the super-powder with one glass of water.
Consume it every day, half an hour before lunch and dinner.
Lastly, whenever you are in doubt about diabetic juices, drink water. It not only helps reduce dehydration, but also helps eliminate the excess glucose through urine.