Diabetes is one of the most common diseases out there and also the third most deadliest condition in the world. Most individuals suffer from type II diabetes and this is caused by lifestyle and health decisions, one of the main triggers being the sedentary life and the obesity. Consuming large amounts of alcohol and sugar throughout the life span can also lead to diabetes. You can prevent this disease or keep it at bay by using simple herbal remedies, including teas and oils. Read the recipes below to find out the best for you.
The following concoction is indeed spicy, but at the same time it is tasty and extremely healthy. The herbs contained in this tea will increase the circulation and decrease the blood sugar levels.
– Nettle root – ½ tablespoon
– Sarsaparilla bark – ½ tablespoon
– Dried hawthorn berries – 1 tablespoon
– Dried orange peel – 1 teaspoon
– Organic cinnamon chips – 2 tablespoons
Preparation: mix all these herbs with cold water (2 quarts) and let them boil slowly. After that, let them simmer for approximately 20 minutes. Strain the tea and drink it daily. You can also use it as an ice tea.
Coconut Oil and Comfrey Salve
Comfrey salve must not miss from your home as it is an incredible home remedy that can treat a wide array of conditions. For example, it can be efficiently used on skin irritation, cuts, sunburn, rashes and scrapes. In this particular case, it will help you treat the fungal infections, rashes etc. caused by diabetes.
– Beeswax – 4 tablespoons
– Coconut oil – ¼ cup
– Comfrey infused oil – ¾ cup
Preparation: mix the coconut and the comfrey oils, heat them and then add the wax. Heat this solution until the wax is melted. Put the solution into a dry and clean jar and when it has cooled, you can add a few drops of tea tree, thyme or lavender oil. Use it whenever you have a skin problem caused by diabetes.
Bitter Melon Tea
Contrary to its name, this tea has quite a pleasant and nutty taste and you can also add a bit of honey (not sugar) to make it more tasty. This tea will reduce the blood sugar levels.
– Dried bitter melon (5 slices) or powdered bitter melon (1 teaspoon)
– Boiling water – 1 cup
Preparation: mix these 2 ingredients together and let them infuse for up to 5 minutes. Consume the tea while it’s still warm. If you notice any unwanted side effects, then you can reduce the dosage.
Honey and Cinnamon Tea
When it comes to reducing the blood sugar levels, cinnamon is the best aid you can get. Besides having a great taste, this spice will also help you treat your problem. Honey will also make it a powerful antibiotic for viral infections, sore throats or colds.
– Raw honey – 1 teaspoon
– Cinnamon chips (1 teaspoon) or cinnamon sticks (1)
– Boiling water (1 cup)
Preparation: mix the cinnamon with the water and let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes. Add the raw honey and consume the tea while it’s still warm. Drink it every 1 or 2 times per day for better results.