Home Remedy Of The Week: Periwinkle or Sadabahar Leaves for Diabetes; How This Herbal Hack Can Reduce Blood Sugar
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The prevalence of diabetes has increased rapidly in the past decade. As per a study published in Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal, 98 million people in India may have type 2 diabetes by 2030. In fact, the amount of insulin needed to effectively treat type 2 diabetes will spike by more than 20 percent across the globe. Diabetes is considered one of the five leading cause of deaths in the world. When it comes to the treatment of diabetes, it is essential to note that this metabolic disorder is categorised in three main types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes(occurs during pregnancy). Doctors usually work on the treatment based on what type of diabetes you have. However, demand for herbal and natural methods of treatment for diabetes has increased in the past few years. Most people want to dodge the side-effects that come along with the use of insulin and oral hypoglycemic agents. One of the popular plant-based ingredients, known to aid diabetes treatment, is periwinkle also known as Sadabahar in Hindi. Let's discuss it further. Diabetes Mellitus: Include These 5 Foods in Your Diet To Lower Blood Sugar.

Madagascar Periwinkle For Diabetes

Madagascar Periwinkle, also known as Vinca Rosea, or Lchnera Rosea worldwide, has been known to have miraculous effects on diabetes. While its flower and roots are mainly known in the medical world for its anti-cancer properties, the leaves of this plant are used traditionally in regions India, West Indies and Nigeria to control diabetes. A research article published in the International Journal of Endocrinology says that the leaves have been known to contain 150 useful alkaloids among other pharmacologically active compounds. The significant antihyperglycemic and hypotensive activity of the leaf extracts have shown amazing results in laboratory animals with diabetes. Fresh leaf juice of C. Roseus has been reported to reduce blood glucose in normal and alloxan diabetic rabbits. This herbaceous subshrub is known to many fantastic health benefits even beyond aiding diabetes.

How To Use Madagascar Periwinkle or Sadabahar For Diabetes:

Some of the other natural ingredients known to help control diabetes are, garlic, neem, Nayantara( Vinca rosea), Fenugreek(Methi), Bitter ground (Karela), Tulsi (Holy Basil)

(This article is written for an informative purpose and should not be substituted for medical advice. Kindly consult your doctor before trying any tips.)