Home Remedies for Diabetes


Diabetes has become one of the most common health problems in all age kind. People have no age bar for getting Diabetes, these days. There are two kinds of this health problem – type 1 is where the body doesn’t produce insulin and type 2 is where the body produces insulin but doesn’t work properly. Fatigue, weight loss, thirst and increase in urination are some of the symptoms of Diabetes. Sometimes, the symptoms are so bad that bruises, cuts also take a long time to heal. Blurred visions and increased blood pressure levels are also a part of the same. But, there are many natural home remedies for diabetes that can control your blood sugar levels.

Top Home Remedies For Diabetes and Health Benefits

1Bitter Gourd

Bitter Gourd

Bitter gourd is a great ingredient that helps you control diabetes and reduces the blood glucose that is present in your body . It helps the glucose get inside the body and spread rather than staying in one particular place. It increases insulin in the pancreas and prevents resistance of the insulin. Bitter gourd is helpful for both the types of diabetes. Although that’s the case, it cannot entirely replace insulin’s work. You should be able to follow the treatment for over a month for best results.

Bitter gourd juice is the best when drunk in empty stomach in the mornings. Remove the seeds and put it in the juicer for extra juice. Add some water and drink it. It is also advisable to use one dish of bitter gourd in your daily diet for faster results.



This herb called Fenugreek can be useful in controlling diabetes and improves the glucose tolerance in your body. It also helps your body by lowering the sugar levels due to the activity called hypoglycemia. Since it is rich in fiber, it helps in slowing down the absorption of sugar and carbs.

The intake can be by soaking the fenugreek seeds overnight and drinking it along with water in empty stomach. This remedy will easily help you pull down the glucose levels. Powdered fenugreek is also available which can be added to food or milk.



Amla is also called as Indian gooseberry which is highly rich in Vitamin C. It helps your body in proper functioning of your pancreas. It is best to grind it into paste, after taking off the seeds from it. Collect the paste in a cloth and squeeze the juice out of it. Mix 2 spoons of the  juice into one glass of water and drink it every day. Empty stomach drinking works like a magic and helps in reducing the sugar levels. You could also mix two ingredients like bitter gourd and Amla and drink both of it by mixing with water.

4Mango Leaves

Mango Leaves

Mango leaves regulate insulin in blood. The lipid profiles in the body can be improved using these leaves. Soaking 10-15 mango leaves in a glass of water and drinking the same the next day can bring in changes in your body immediately. Grinding of these leaves after keeping it under the sun, can also be a good alternative. Powdered mango leaves are also available in the market these days. Have one to two spoons every day after mixing it in water.



Blood sugar levels are lowered due to  cinnamon as it has the ability to stimulate the insulin activity in your body. Bioactive components are present in cinnamon that helps in fighting diabetes. For uncontrolled type 2 diabetes, cinnamon can be an effective option to lower the sugar levels. However, excessive intake of cinnamon can also be harmful. Increased intake of cinnamon can damage your liver. Ceylon Cinnamon is another variety, which is also called as True cinnamon. You can mix one and half a spoon of cinnamon in warm water and drink it on a regular basis. Otherwise, boil 4-5 cinnamon sticks in a cup of water and let it cool for some time. After it cools, drain the cinnamon sticks and drink the water. Cinnamon can also be added in beverages and baked goods.

These above 5 home remedies are very useful to stabilizing the insulin content in your body and helps you survive lesser sugar levels. Though these aren’t a permanent solution, it is always better to prevent your body than trying to cure it after it gets worse. Trying to have these home remedies will help you drastically maintain your body.

-Pavithra Ravi

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