Any herbs for diabetes type 2 that really work?

QUESTION: I'm recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, overweight, and have problems with high cholesterol, cannot rest and sleep at night.


I've gone through the info you give in your site, but I need to know specific natural herbs for all my problems (type 2 diabetes, overweight, high cholesterol, restless, sleep problems,etc).

Your help is most appreciated.

ANSWER: Hi there,

It is very good, that you want to handle with all of your problems in natural way. It is true that there exist many herbs for the supplemental treatment of type 2 diabetes, high blood cholesterol level, overweight and sleep problems of yours.

1. First of all, with regards to the herbs used for the treatment of diabetes, three of them have shown to be more effective: cinnamon, bitter melon and gymnema sylvestre.

Bitter melon can be taken as a juice, first thing in the morning (30 - 50 ml) on an empty stomach.

Cinnamon can be used as a flavoring to your tea or other juices or salads or meals you prepare.

2. Regarding your cholesterol problem, you have to know that the most popular herbs are alfalfa seeds, garlic and capsicum fruit.

As you can see, the easiest and cheaper remedy in this case is to eat more garlic than usual. The other good thing about garlic is that it contains more molecules, which are improving your immune system as well.

The other mentioned herbs are offered on the market even at the form of capsules.

3. Generally, patients with high blood cholesterol level and diabetes are overweight. Therefore, it is advisable to start doing exercises along with the consumption of herbs with cholesterol lowering purpose.

In addition, there are several other herbs, which will help you to lose weight and these herbs are: green tea, dandelion and garcinia cambogia.

Among these remedies the most effective one, according to the opinion of specialists, it is green tea.

However, it is important to avoid its consumption 3-4 hours before going to bed because of the caffeine load of the green tee. So, if you drink this tea 3-4 hours before going to bed, your troubles with the sleep will get worse.

5. Now, we are coming to the sleeping problem of yours. You have to know that most of the modern drugs, used for the treatment of this condition are made from plants and herbs.

Among them, the most effective one is valeriana officinalis. This plant is used for the production of valerian, and because of this you can consult with your doctor in purpose to get the drug, or to buy the herb by yourself. Everything depends on what you want in this case.

In addition, I will mention that there are other herbs, used for this purpose and they are melatonin, kava and others.

I want to remind you that the sleep is very important for the organism and when there is lack of sleep, your organism starts to suffer.

Because of this, nervousness and restlessness are observed, just like in your case. So, start using the above-mentioned herbs in purpose to improve your sleep and restlessness will disappear.

I have to tell you, that I’m not sure, which will be the effect if you try to combine all these herbs, so I will advise you to start using some of the herbs for the elevated glucose, along with the exercises at first.

You have to know that exercises will affect your body weight and blood cholesterol concentration as well. Besides this, you will sleep better, when you are tired from running.

Therefore, walking for about 1 hour in the morning and running for 30 minutes in the evening will exclude the need of the other herbs.

Hope it helped!

Dr.Alba

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