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I have read about herbs and spices that aid in controlling diabetes. Can you suggest some for everyday intake?

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posted Jun 21, 2016 by anonymous

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Herbs and spices for diabetes

It is true that consuming certain herbs and spices aids in controlling and managing your diabetes. Here are some of them that can be easily consumed in your everyday meal, without much fuss and help in managing sugar levels-


This spice is rich in gingerols, which is known for increasing the intake of glucose into muscle cells and balancing insulin. So it is known for restricting sugar spikes. Also, ginger contains ingredients that aids in insulin secretion to reverse the effect of excessive sugar in the blood. You can have ginger juice, grated fresh ginger in salads and foods, ginger tea, etc. for the same.


Garlic contains Allicin that has an anti-diabetic effect. Just have a whole clove and swallow it with water to get relief from diabetic symptoms and also reduce risks of heart diseases.


The cinnamon bark improves your overall cholesterol levels and thus aids in blood glucose, especially for those with type 2 diabetes. It further decreases your risks associated with cardiovascular disease and manages sugar levels. Have more of cinnamon in your food, with milk or even as a powdered form.

Curry leaves

You can just chew on 10-12 fresh curry leaves each morning as a preventive measure against diabetes. If you suffer from the same, it can help in better management for you.

Indian goose berry

This juice can be taken in combination with fresh bitter gourd juice because it aids in secretion of natural insulin, thus reducing your dependance on insulin injections.

Bael leaves

The leaves of the Bael plant are known to be naturally anti-diabetic. You can just have the fresh juice of these leaves every morning with a pinch of pepper for best results.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera gets rid of sugar and fat from your system. It aids in managing sugar levels and also helps in weight management, which in turn is essential for sugar level management.

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answer Jun 21, 2016 by Daisy