Today, diabetes is one of the most widespread disease. If you have diabetes, you are not alone. Millions of people have it.The alternative medicine says that we can prevent health problemes caused by diabetes with chamomile and cinnamon.
The daily consumption of chamomile tea combined with meals of healthy foods can help you prevent complications caused by diabetes. The findings are based on experiments in which extracts of chamomile were given to rats which are suffering from diabetes for a period of 21 days. Rats that received a supplement of chamomile showed a significant reduction in the level of glucose in the blood .
The extract also showed that it is effective in inhibiting certain enzymes associated with complications of diabetes. Some of the complications of diabetes include loss of vision and nerve and kidney damage.
Cinnamon is a mandatory spice for every diabetic!
Is there anyone who can resist the wonderful aroma and taste of cinnamon? Cinnamon has preventive effect against cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. According to recent research by U.S. scientists, cinnamon can lower the blood sugar by 20%. Besides that, cinnamon has antifungal activity and can destroy fungal infections or prevent them from growing.
What are the risks of taking cinnamon?
- Side effects. Cinnamon usually causes no side effects. Heavy use of cinnamon may irritate the mouth and lips, causing sores. In some people, it can cause an allergic reaction. Applied to the skin, it might cause redness and irritation.
- Risks. Very high quantities of cassia cinnamon may be toxic, particularly in people with liver problems. Because cinnamon may lower blood sugar, people with diabetes may need to adjust their treatment if they use cinnamon supplements. An ingredient in some cinnamon products, coumarin, may cause liver problems. Given the lack of evidence about its safety, cinnamon — as a treatment — is not recommended for children or for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Interactions. If you take any medication regularly, talk to your doctor before you start using cinnamon supplements. They could interact with antibiotics, diabetes drugs, blood thinners, heart medicines, and others.
How much cinnamon should you take?
Because cinnamon is an unproven treatment, there is no established dose. Some recommend 1/2 to 1 teaspoon (2-4 grams) of powder a day. Some studies have used between 1 gram and 6 grams of cinnamon. Very high doses may be toxic.