Current scientific research has confirmed the efficiency of many diabetes natural treatments. Plants have been used for 100s of years as a diabetes natural treatment. Only those herbs that appear most successful, are relatively non-toxic and have substantial documentation of effectiveness are covered in this article.

Your diabetes natural treatments herbs list.

Pterocarpus Marsupium
This herb has a long history of use in India as a treatment for diabetes. The flavonoid, (-)-epicatechin, extracted from the bark of this plant has been shown to prevent alloxan-induced beta cell damage in rats. Both epicatechin and a crude alcohol extract of Pterocarpus marsupial have actually been shown to regenerate functional pancreatic beta cells. No other drug or natural agent has been shown to create this activity.

Gymnema Sylvestre
Gymnema assists the pancreas in the production of insulin in Type 2 diabetes. Making this herb an effective diabetes natural treatment. Gymnema also improves the ability of insulin to lower blood sugar in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It decreases cravings for sweet. This herb can be an excellent substitute for oral blood sugar-lowering drugs in Type 2 diabetes. Some people take 500 mg per day of gymnema extract.

It's the fenugreek seeds that make the difference when it comes to using this herb as a diabetes natural treatment. The defatted sections of the seed that contain the alkaloid trogonelline, nicotinic acid and coumarin is what makes this an effective diabetes natural treatment. Here is one diabetes natural treatment I have used successfully.

Frick and Frack - Onion and Garlic
Here are two easy to find diabetes natural treatments. Onion and garlic. Go check out the pantry. These two bulbs have been effective as having noteworthy blood sugar lowering action. The added benefit is that garlic and onions have had positive cardiovascular outcomes. Just be careful not to get too close to people when using these.

The effects were alike in both raw and boiled onion extracts. Onions affect the hepatic metabolism of glucose and/or boost the release of insulin, and/or stop insulin's destruction.

Onion extract was found to diminish blood sugar levels throughout oral and intravenous glucose tolerance. The more onion extract used the better the results. There were also beneficial effects observed even for low levels used in the diet (eg., 25 to 200 grams). Raw or boiled onion made no difference in the results. Onions affect the hepatic metabolism of glucose and/or increase the release of insulin. This may also ward off insulin's destruction.

The bonus you receive from the use of garlic and onions are their beneficial cardiovascular effects. They are found to lower lipid levels, inhibit platelet aggregation and are antihypertensive. So, liberal use of onion and garlic are recommended for diabetic patients. These two bulbs are great diabetes natural treatments because of their leveraged benefits.

Blueberry leaves
Blueberry anthocyanosides increases capillary reliability, inhibits free-radical damage and enhances the quality of the vascular system. In Europe, it is used as an anti-haemorrhagic agent in the handling of eye diseases including diabetic retinopathy. I heard for a long time how good blueberries are. As a diabetes natural treatment this herb makes all the sense in the world to me.

A distillation of the leaves of the blueberry has a long history of folk use in the treatment of diabetes. The compound myrtillin (an anthocyanoside) is according to the grapevine the most lively component. Upon injection it is somewhat weaker than insulin, but is less toxic, even at 50 times the 1 g per day therapeutic dosage. A single dose can produce beneficial effects lasting several weeks.

Asian ginseng
Asian ginseng is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine as a natural treatment for diabetes. It has been shown to enhance the release of insulin from the pancreas and to increase the number of insulin receptors. It also has a direct blood sugar-lowering effect. A recent study found that 200 mg of ginseng extract per day improved blood sugar control as well as energy levels in Type 2 diabetes (NIDDM).

Bilberry may lower the risk of some diabetic complications, such as diabetic cataracts and retinopathy.

Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo biloba extract may prove useful for prevention and treatment of early-stage diabetic neuropathy.

Cinnamon - Triples insulin's efficiency

Barberry - One of the mildest and best liver tonics known.

The benefits of using diabetes natural treatments compared to ingesting drugs are many. They are safer, and get to the problem without the side effects that quite often accompany medications. You may have to experiment with these alternative remedies to find the one that is best for you. Is that a responsible way to better health? I think so.

You have been given a list of 10 diabetes natural treatments. I have had success using some of these herbs. Hopefully you will as well.

Author's Bio: 

Aron Wallad lowered his blood sugar by over 50 % and regained energy using natural methods. Go here right now to get 7 free reports about diabetes.