One of the most unwanted diseases is diabetes. Because apart from not being free to eat anything, diabetics are more at risk of developing complications. Well, did you know that there are actually 2 types of diabetes? Yep, there are 2 types of diabetes namely type 1 and type 2 diabetes, what’s the difference?
Quite different. Type 1 diabetes makes the pancreas unable or only slightly to produce the hormone insulin which is useful for controlling blood sugar. While type 2 diabetes makes the body’s cells less sensitive to the hormone insulin, even though insulin production is normal.
Well, from there we can distinguish that people with type 1 diabetes are required to inject insulin regularly in order to control sugar levels in the body. Meanwhile, people with type 2 diabetes can be treated early by taking medication and therapy, either with or without medical supervision. Well, this time we will discuss 6 ways of natural treatment and therapy for people with type 2 diabetes. Are there any ways? Check out the first list below!
1. Duwet Therapy
Who has heard or seen the name duwet fruit or jamun? If not, you must know the scientific name fruit Syzygium cumini this. Although the name is a bit foreign, but Duwet is quite popular in a number of regions in Indonesia with the name jamblang, jambolan, black plums, java plums, up to blackberry Indian. Although it looks like grapes, Duwet is actually a type of guava tribe, you know! Then, what are the benefits of duwet for diabetes?
Duwet has long been used by Indians as a natural treatment and therapy for diabetes. According to Drs. H. Arief Hariana, Duwet has antidiabetic properties and contains tannins that can lower blood sugar levels. The treatment method is quite easy, wash 15 seeds of duwet that have been dried, then puree and boil with boiled water. Drink boiled water duwet 3 times a day to get the benefits.
2. Cinnamon Therapy
According to the Journal of Diabetes Care and Agricultural Research Magazine, cinnamon has proven to be very useful as a natural therapy for people with type 2 diabetes. According to the journal’s research, cinnamon is very useful for lowering blood glucose and cholesterol levels. From these studies, consuming 1 gram of cinnamon every day can improve insulin sensitivity and help cure diabetes symptoms because it can keep blood sugar spikes after meals. Extraordinary!
Even so, there are special rules and ways to mix cinnamon as a natural diabetes therapy. How to? Provide 2 cinnamon sticks with a length of 5 centimeters each. Then boil with 200 ml of hot water and drink while warm. Drink cinnamon boiled water 2 times a day to effectively lower blood sugar levels in the body.
3. Ciplukan Therapy
The next list is ciplukan that you may often meet on the banks of rivers or city parks. Usually, ciplukan grows wild in Indonesia and not a few people plant ciplukan to get its benefits. According to Drs. H. Arief Hariana in his book entitled ‘262 Medicinal Plants and Their Benefits’, ciplukan is very cheap and easy to cultivate and get its benefits. What are the benefits of ciplukan?
Ciplukan fruit that is ripe and yellow contains malic acid, alkaloids, tannins, cryptoxanthin, and vitamin C which are very beneficial for diabetics. In addition, the roots and stems of ciplukan also contain saponins to lower blood sugar levels in the body. Then, how to process it?
Provide 1 whole ciplukan plant that has ripe fruit. Clean the plant from the roots, stems, leaves, to the fruit, then let stand until wilted. After wilting, boil the plant with 3 cups of water until it boils, leaving only 1 cup of water. Then drink boiled water ciplukan only once a day.
But remember, the ciplukan fruit should not be undercooked. Because if it is not ripe and still green, the fruit actually contains toxins that can trigger cramps, diarrhea, and even heart damage. So keep an eye on the fruit until it’s golden yellow!
4. Moringa Leaf Therapy
The next list is the natural therapy of Moringa leaves which are well known in the herbal world. You can cultivate it in soil that is not even very fertile. Not a few people who use Moringa leaves as an ingredient in cooking, traditional medicine, to supplements. Indeed, what are the benefits of Moringa leaves for body health?
Moringa leaves have antidiabetic properties and contain beta carotene, thiamin, riboflavin, calcium, vitamin C, carbohydrates, ferum, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. So that it is effective for treating type 2 diabetes. The processing method is quite easy, prepare about 5 grams of Moringa leaves and wash them thoroughly without squeezing them. Then boil using 3 cups of water and wait for it to shrink to 1 cup. Then drink the boiled water of Moringa leaves. Keep in mind that Moringa leaves have side effects that are not good for pregnant women. Therefore, keep consulting your doctor about the natural therapy of Moringa leaves.
5. Turmeric Therapy
Surely you are familiar with turmeric. Yep, turmeric is often used as an ingredient and food coloring such as yellow rice, curry rice cake, and soto. But did you know that turmeric is very good for people with type 2 diabetes? Yep, turmeric with antioxidants can be an effective medicine for type 2 diabetes.
The way of therapy is also not difficult. Provide 300 mg of turmeric and brew. Based on a study in the journal Diabetes Care, consuming it for 9 months can prevent the development of type 2 diabetes and prevent diabetes complications. Good luck!
6. Practice a Healthy Lifestyle
On the last list there is a way that is quite different from the previous ways, which is to live a healthy lifestyle! Yes, healthy lifestyle tips this time specifically for diabetics. Any tips? The first is to drink water often to help the body eliminate excess glucose through urine. In addition, you are also recommended to exercise lightly but regularly at home, either by jogging or aerobic exercise.
In addition, people with type 2 diabetes are also recommended to have a special diet called the Mediterranean. The trick is to fill the food menu with the main ingredients of plants such as fruit, vegetables, seeds, and nuts. Then replace all the bad fats into good fats like olive oil. Then replace all artificial seasonings with natural herbs from spices such as basil, celery seeds, cumin, and garlic. Finally, limit the consumption of red meat.
Well, that’s 6 ways of natural treatment and therapy for people with type 2 diabetes. You need to know that natural remedies and therapies do not always bring the same benefits for everyone. There are even some people who even experience unwanted side effects due to allergies, are pregnant, and excessive consumption or in conjunction with other medications.
Therefore, do not take the above herbal medicines at the same time and still consult a doctor and monitor blood sugar levels regularly to find out whether herbal medicines are working well or not. Hope we all stay healthy!