December 29


The Best 10 Herbs Which Reduce Blood Glucose Levels

By Gabriela

December 29, 2017

In Oriental and Ayurvedic Medicine the herbs are used in order to help regulate the blood glucose.

Using herbs in the West is less common. The effectiveness of some herbs to stabilize the glucose and the mechanism behind it it’s unknown.  Moreover, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they will be beneficial and work for everyone.

However, in case you have type 2 diabetes and want to use herbs as an additional part of your usual treatment, the best thing to do would be to consult your doctor.

On the other hand, people with type 1 diabetes should avoid using herbs since there is a possibility of severe complications.

But do you know which herbs are beneficial for your blood glucose? Read on, to find out more.

10 Herbs Which Can Lower the Blood Sugar

1. Stevia – Sweet Herb

In stevia, there is a compound by the name stevioside. This compound might decrease the postprandial sugar levels in people who have type 2 diabetes.

2. Panax Ginseng – Asian Ginseng

According to evidence taking this herb can help lower hemoglobin and fasting blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

3. Kudzu

This herb is native to China and Japan, but it also grows in the Southern U.S. Kudzu has antioxidant properties and might help lower cholesterol and blood glucose.

4. Holy Basil – Hot Basil

According to evidence, the extracts from holy basil might help reduce postprandial and fasting blood sugar in people who have type 2 diabetes.

5. Glucomannan – Konnyaku Root

This root is actually a member of the yam family, and it’s high in fiber. The glucomannan can help normalize the sugar levels and also relieve the pancreatic stress.

6. Ginger – Zingiber Officinale

According to preliminary studies, the ginger might raise the levels of insulin.

7. Devil’s Claw

This plant is native to Central and South Africa. Its root might lower the blood sugar levels. Also, there might be addictive effects connected to diabetes drugs.

8.Cinnamon Bark – Cassia Cinnamon

According to research, the cinnamon might lower blood sugar and cholesterol in people who have type 2 diabetes. As a matter of fact, just small amount of cinnamon might have great influence.

9. American Ginseng

When it comes to American ginseng studies note that this plant can lower blood sugar levels in people who have type 2 diabetes. This might occur because of the stimulation of insulin release and tissue insulin sensitization.

10. Aloe Vera

The Aloe Vera is part of the Lily plant family. Moreover, the Aloe Vera has around 240 species, but only 4 have nutritional value. According to research, the gel from Aloe Vera might lower blood sugar levels.

Do you use any of the herbs above mentioned in your treatment regimen?


  • Gabriela

    Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Health Page, Fitness trainer and instructor has dedicated her career to educating and informing people for over 10 years. As one of the most passionate diabetes advocates, Gabi has worked tirelessly to ensure that those people receive the education and support they need to properly manage their diabetes and achieve their health, fitness and weight loss goals.

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