Sweetening the Diabetes Deal with Ayurveda

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Understanding Natural Diabetes Healing

Diabetes is on a steady rise in our country and around the world. In fact, childhood diabetes is now running rampant. In Ayurveda, diabetic health and curing it stems from understanding and controlling one’s diet in relation to sugar.

That isn’t to suggest that there aren’t Ayurvedic herbs for blood sugar control or herbal remedies for diabetes altogether. It is just that to treat diabetes in the most effective way it is important to adopt an approach that understands that any herbal remedies will only supplement a healthy diet. You cannot begin to treat diabetes without dietary and lifestyle changes. This article will go in depth on important dietary changes to make for diabetics.

Herbal Remedies for Diabetes

With that being said, let’s get right into the best natural medicine for diabetes.


This has been used in ancient China as well as in Ayurveda. Best in its whole form (not powdered or extract) cinnamon has been shown to stabilize and lower blood glucose levels in the body.

Green Tea

Tea used as natural herbs for diabetes is common place. But green tea in particular has extra benefits, green tea is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols. Studies have shown that these have several benefits including but not limited to:

  • Preventing type 2 diabetes
  • Lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases
  • Increasing insulin sensitivity
  • Helping control glucose levels in the blood


Contain a substance known as resveratrol. This chemical compound is shown to naturally regulate blood pressure as well as increase insulin sensitivity.


Amla powder is an Ayurvedic churna for diabetes. You can take amla raw in its powdered form or mix with a teaspoon of karela jamun juice and take it twice daily. This remedy is shown to help control blood glucose levels.


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