Do you have diabetes? Certain herbs and spices help to effectively regulate insulin in the body.

If you are diagnosed with diabetes, you can consume these amazing herbs, spices, vegetables, and fruits to control your sugar naturally and effectively.

It is important to control your blood sugar, otherwise, it can increase your risk of heart problems, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, etc. unable to use it effectively (type 2 diabetes). 


So, if you are experiencing too frequent urination, fatigue, thirst, are hungry too often, have vision problems, or your wounds do not heal quickly, it’s time to make an appointment with your doctor.

1. Neem

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Neem is a centuries-old herb that people have trusted for many years. From skin cleansing to dental and skin problems to detox, there is so much that Neem can do.


“Neem contains these chemicals called flavonoids, glycosides, and triterpenoids that help suppress the rise in glucose. You can take it twice a day as a powder, add it to tea, water, or meals for maximum benefits. 

2. Bitter gourd 

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Drinking bitter gourd juice every day is great for general well-being. It is a perfect plant-based anti-diabetes drug and has charactin and momordicin which help reduce blood sugar levels in diabetics.


“You can have bitter gourd juice in the morning. You can add amla or a vegetable of your choice and sprinkle with some black pepper and salt. 

3. Ginger

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Ginger has been found in all Indian cuisines since time immemorial and has countless benefits. It is very effective in regulating insulin secretion. “You could have ginger in your tea or have ginger and turmeric milk.

Keep in mind that it should be mostly raw rather than cooked. You can also use dry ginger powder.

4. Jamun

Jamun has a compound called jambolin.
Jambolin is mainly found in jamun seeds, which helps lower blood sugar levels that are excreted in the urine.

It increases insulin sensitivity, which is in principle the opposite of insulin resistance.
While insulin resistance means your body isn’t using it efficiently, insulin sensitivity helps you make better use of insulin.

Jamun increases insulin sensitivity, which helps with diabetes. Another thing that Jamun controls is fasting glucose disturbance. 

5.  Fenugreek

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Methi helps improve glucose tolerance in the body. It is high in soluble fiber and helps control blood sugar by slowing the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates.

6. Cinnamon

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Cinnamon is again a wonderful spice that triggers insulin activity and increases insulin sensitivity, which means it increases your body’s ability to use insulin effectively. 


“The recommended dose of cinnamon extract is 250 mg twice a day. You can take it before meals.

7. Ginseng

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It is a plant root that is cultivated mainly in North America and it improves your response to insulin secretion. Just like Fenugreek or Jamun, it improves the response of existing cells in your body to insulin and for more secretion.

“You can consume 3g per day. Anyone who takes blood thinners like aspirin, however, would not benefit.

What other fruits or herbs have benefited others in controlling elevated blood sugar levels ?

Disclaimer: The content of  article is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any disease. Consult your doctor/hospital or an expert for any health problem.