Diabetes is one of the most common health issues in the world. The problem is that many people who are at risk for diabetes don’t realize it until they have already developed the condition. Anti-diabetic plants, spices, and fruits can help to lower blood glucose levels and protect against type 2 diabetes. This blog post discusses some of these plants, spices, and fruits that will help you manage your blood sugar levels better!
1. Almond (Prunus Dulcis) – Nut
Almond is a tree that can grow up to 15 meters in height and belong to the Rosaceae family. This fruit, which has been used for many centuries as food and medicine, comes from Asia Minor and Iran.
Almonds are rich in fatty acids such as oleic acid (44%) and linoleic acid (27%). They also contain significant amounts of Vitamin E, potassium, calcium, magnesium phosphorus, iron, copper, sulfur, zinc, manganese, selenium, vitamin K, fiber, insoluble starch, soluble fibers, dietary fiber.
2. Aloe Vera (Aloe Vera) – Juice/Leaves
Aloe vera is a medicinal plant that has been used in treatments for thousands of years. The aloe latex, the bitter yellow sap found inside the leaves, contains anthraquinone glycosides, which have anti-diabetic properties.
According to some studies, Aloe vera helps lower cholesterol levels reducing blood pressure. It can reduce oxidative stress due to free radicals resulting in cancer prevention properties. However, more clinical evidence is needed regarding these additional health benefits.
3. Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) – Root And Leaf
The anti-diabetic properties of Ashwagandha have been known for centuries; it has been used as a herbal remedy to treat diabetes.
The root extract can be found throughout India and Asia. It has become a popular choice among those with type II diabetes due to its glucose-lowering effects on diabetics, especially when combined with other nutrients.
The process by which this works is through improving insulin sensitivity, stimulating pancreatic beta cells activity, increasing glycogen synthesis.
4. Babul (Acacia Arabica) – Bark
Babul is a medium-sized tree that belongs to the family of Leguminosae. It has several medicinal properties and gained popularity in the Indian system of medicine, Unani Tibb.
A study showed that the babul extracts have significant anti-diabetic activity in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Babul leaves are effective against type I and II diabetics. It significantly lowered blood glucose levels without any adverse effects on liver or renal functions.
5. Bael Fruit (Aegle Marmelos) – Leaves
The Bael fruit has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine to treat diabetes.
Bael is considered a cooling herb that helps reduce heat, inflammation, and irritation of the urinary tract, which may help with conditions like burning urination or painful urination due to infection. It also contains antioxidants that can support healthy blood sugar levels.
6. Baheda (Terminalia Belerica) – Fruit
In alternative medicine, Baheda is commonly used for its anti-diabetic properties. Terminalia Belerica has a high concentration of anthocyanins and other compounds that can lower blood sugar levels in diabetic patients by increasing insulin production from the pancreas.
These compounds also have antioxidant activity, which means they help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, thus slowing down aging and chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. When taken regularly, “Baheda” helps prevent certain types of cancers, such as breast cancer.
7. Banana (Musa Sapientum) – Fruit Peel, Leaf, Flower, Stem
Banana is a good source of antioxidants and dietary fiber and contains low sugar levels, ideal for diabetic patients. It can help with weight loss by providing satiety. The satiety effect helps suppress appetite so that the person will eat less food throughout the day.
Eating banana also boosts metabolism in normal people because it’s rich in nutrients and minerals such as manganese, potassium, Vitamin B-complex, etc.,
8. Beet (Beta Vulgaris) – Leaf
Beets contain betaine which reduces homocysteine levels in the bloodstream, promoting cardiovascular well-being. Homocysteine may contribute to heart disease by causing inflammation of artery walls and increasing oxidative stress on cells lining arteries – two factors associated with increased risk of atherosclerosis (hardening/narrowing of the arteries). Oxidative stress contributes to several other diseases, including cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, cataracts, skin aging, and liver damage.
9. Betelnut Palm (Areca Catechu) – Leaf
The betel nut palm, known as the common areca nut, is a tropical evergreen tree. It grows in much of the Indian subcontinent to Southeast Asia, New Guinea, northern Australia, and Polynesia.
It is commonly used for chewing or as a masticator after meals in India, China, Pakistan, Japan, Iran. The main active compound responsible for health benefits associated with Areca Nut is ‘arecoline,’ which has been shown to enhance insulin release from pancreatic beta-cells. This makes it potentially helpful in managing diabetes mellitus type II. There are also other benefits of betel nut, including potential anti-cancer effects.
10. Bitter Melon (Momordica Charantia) – Leaf, Whole Plant
Bitter melon is a tropical vine that produces fruit containing seeds and white pulp. It has been used as food in some cultures for centuries. Bitter melon juice can be added to smoothies or other recipes as well.
The compounds found within bitter melon have been identified as potential anti-diabetic agents by various research. The most active of these compounds is charantin, which has been shown to enhance insulin secretion and decrease blood sugar levels in animal studies.
The bitter melon extract may also have the potential to regulate glucose production by reducing gluconeogenesis.
11. Black Tea (Camellia Sinensis) – Leaves
People have been using black tea for thousands of years, not just as a beverage but also to improve health.
Some studies suggest that the anti-diabetic benefits of black tea are due to its polyphenols content, which has beneficial effects on blood glucose control and insulin sensitivity.
Black tea may be helpful when combined with an exercise regimen. It is beneficial in weight loss, lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Black tea has anti-inflammatory properties, which may help with chronic conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and type II diabetes. Drinking approximately four cups of black tea per day may aid in blood vessel health by reducing LDL or “bad” cholesterol oxidation that can lead to atherosclerosis.
12. Blue Berry (Vaccinium Myrtillus) – Leaf
Contrary to the common belief that sugar leads to diabetes, new research shows that lack of physical activity is more likely to be blamed. Some studies even accuse obesity and lack of sleep, but it remains unclear whether these factors are causes or consequences of type-II diabetes.
One thing we do know for sure, is that blueberries are great for your health. Blueberries have a long list of benefits, both medicinally and nutritionally.
13. Burdock (Arctium Lappa)- Root
Burdock is an herbaceous biennial plant of the Asteraceae family. It has highly prized roots as a food source in many countries, including Japan and India. Burdock leaf can be eaten raw or cooked like spinach. Its root has been used for centuries to control blood sugar levels by preventing insulin spikes after eating.
Burdock root may be useful for overweight, diabetes type II, and heart disease because it can reduce blood sugar levels in the short term (i.e., up to six hours) while increasing insulin sensitivity over time with regular use. Burdock may increase liver enzymes that break down complex sugars and starches into simple blood sugar.
14. Candy Leaf (Stevia Rebaudiana)
Candy leaf has long been used for medicinal purposes in South America because of its anti-diabetic properties. The Candy leaf has been found to contain up to 15% Stevioside.
In a clinical trial conducted by scientists from the University of Toulouse, France, stevioside could decrease blood glucose levels and help maintain healthy blood sugar levels already within the normal range.
The plant leaves have a sweet taste, but no sugar is present in them. This gives candy leaf a high concentration of steviol glycosides with only three times as much carbohydrate as white refined cane sugar per unit weight and volume.
15. Caper Plant (Capparis Decidua) – Fruit
Caper plants are very useful in cooking and medicine. In ancient times, this plant was used to cure diabetes. Furthermore, the extract from its leaves is a good remedy for reducing blood sugar levels. Capparis decidua contains flavonoids that provide excellent benefits. They can decrease insulin resistance which helps regulate glucose metabolism. Diabetics should consider a large number of glycosides in flowers because they have an essential role in reducing plasma concentrations of free fatty acids (F.F.A.).
16. Cashew (Anacardium Occidentale) – Leaf
Cashews are a great snack option for everyone, including people with diabetes. They have high amounts of nutrients that help fight against the symptoms of diabetes while keeping your taste buds satisfied! As you can imagine, this makes them an excellent addition to any diabetic diet plan.
17. Celery (Apium Graveolens) – Seeds
Celery is a low-calorie food, just 16 calories in an average of 100 grams. It contains a good amounts of dietary fiber and antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties useful for type II diabetes.
Celery also has a mild analgesic effect due to serotonin, which might help alleviate diabetic neuropathy pain.
The anti-inflammatory properties of celery, known as apigenin, a flavonoid in celery, have an anti-diabetic effect.
It must be consumed regularly to obtain the anti-diabetic benefits of celery. If you have problems with your diabetic control, then adding celery to your diet will greatly help!
18. Chebulic Myrobelan (Terminalia Chebula) – Seeds
The dried fruit from the Chebulic Myrobelan tree is used traditionally in Ayurveda for treating diabetes. In a study involving 60 diabetic patients with poor blood sugar control, treatment was given to 30 patients with Chebulic Myrobelan powder (125 mg/day) plus glibenclamide (15mg), and 30 subjects received only the anti-diabetic drug.
The study showed that blood sugar levels were reduced to a greater extent in those taking both supplements compared to those who took just one of them.
19. Chitretta (Swertia Chirata) – Whole Plant
Chitretta has been used in the Ayurveda system of medicine for over a thousand years and is listed as an important herb in many ancient texts. Herbalists often recommend that Chitretta be taken after consulting with physicians before treatment begins due to its potent ability to lower blood sugar levels dramatically.
This herb is also known to provide overall liver support, which can be especially important for people with diabetes who are often afflicted with fatty livers. Chitretta can help keep the liver healthy by processing sugars more efficiently and cleansing itself of harmful free radicals.
20. Cinnamon (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum)
Cinnamon is a spice that has been used in medicine for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans used cinnamon as a food additive and medicine for their various ailments. Some studies suggest the benefits may be due to cinnamaldehyde, one of the main active compounds found in this popular spice.
Cinnamon may also increase insulin sensitivity and help cells utilize glucose more effectively. Both of these factors contribute to the ability of diabetics to control blood sugar levels with less medication.
21. Cluster Fig (Ficus Racemosa) – Root
Cluster fig is a tree with dense foliage and white flowers. It can grow up to 30 m high. The fruit’s size varies, but it has many small edible fruits clustered together like grapes.
Cluster fig has many medicinal uses and anti-diabetic benefits due to its high fiber content in the fruit. The pulp of the cluster fig also contains phytoestrogens that can help relieve menopausal symptoms like hot flashes.
22. Cotton Tree (Bombax Ceiba) – Bark
The bark of the Cotton tree has been used since early times for its pharmacological properties. This plant to the Malvaceae family is found in the Indian subcontinent and is widely distributed throughout Bangladesh.
In traditional medicine of India, the bark of Bombax ceiba is used for diuresis, stomachic, purgative, anthelmintic, and antiseptic properties. In Ayurveda, Semal bark has been recommended to control diabetes mellitus. Aqueous extract of fresh bark precipitate at pH 3 shows remarkable anti-diabetic activity with a significant decrease in percent blood glucose after alloxanized rabbits.
23. Cow Plant (Gymnema Sylvestre) – Leaf
Cow plant is a woody vine that grows in tropical and subtropical regions of India, Africa, and Australia. G. Sylvestre contains compounds that reduce blood sugar levels, such as gymnemic acid. The most abundant triterpenoid in the leaves, stigmasterol, is a phytosterol identified as an active component.
Studies have shown that insulin-dependent DM2 patients experience lower blood glucose levels when taking G. Sylvestre extracts for three to four weeks.
24. Cumin Seeds (Cuminum Cyminum) – Seeds
Cumin seeds have been used in Asian, European, and Mediterranean cuisine for centuries. The primary biologically active components of cumin seeds are volatile oils. Cumin seeds consist primarily of phenolic compounds—specifically with a high concentration of ursolic acid and flavonoids.
Cumin seeds have been used to make medicines by many civilizations for centuries, such as the classical texts of Unani-Tibb. The chemical composition and anti-diabetic effect of cumin seed extract have long been recognized in Unani-Tibb. Cumin seeds were believed to enhance the growth of healthy gut bacteria through their fermentation in the intestine, which could help prevent diabetes mellitus by increasing insulin secretion.
25. Curry Leaf (Murraya Koenigii) – Root
There are many benefits that Curry leaves offer. Still, the most interesting is that it has shown promise in reducing blood sugar levels and elevated cholesterol in Type 2 diabetics. This happens by simply chewing two grams of curry leaves per day since this treatment has no known side effects.
A study published in the Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics found that curry leaves have properties that can break down glycogen. Glycogen is a carbohydrate in an animal’s liver, muscles, and other cells. This carbohydrate is extremely important for providing energy for these cells.
26. Curry Plant (Helichrysum Italicum) – Leaf
The Curry plant is a beautiful flowering plant known for its medicinal benefits.
Curry plant has been used in traditional medicine for many years, and recent research has shown that it has some promising health benefits. If you’re looking to reduce your risk of diabetes or manage your diabetes symptoms, this interesting flower might be just what you need.
The Curry plant acts as a natural anti-inflammatory to help you lower your risk of developing conditions like diabetes or arthritis, according to research published in the “Journal of Translational Medicine.” It reduces cortisol levels in the body.
27. Custard Apple (Annona Squamosal) – Leaf
Custard Apple, also known as Sugar-apple, is a tropical fruit that has been used to manage blood sugar levels in diabetics. The Custard Apple is a tropical fruit that has been used as a natural remedy to manage blood sugar levels in diabetics.
The fruit pulp is eaten fresh or used to prepare juices, ice cream, custard, cakes, jams, and jellies. The fruit has a soft creamy white flesh with a delicate flavor similar to banana custard, pineapple, and mango.
Custard apple is rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E and minerals such as calcium, copper, potassium, manganese, and iron. It also contains small amounts of essential amino acids needed for the human body to maintain good health.
28. Dandelion Plant (Taraxacum Officinale) – Whole Plant
Dandelion is a well-known plant species that originated from Europe and North Africa. This plant is considered a weed in some parts of the world, but most people regard it as a medicinal plant with multiple health benefits. It contains a high amount of potassium and fiber. So, who doesn’t want a low carbohydrate diet with vital nutrients!!?
It has dark green leaves that are not only good for diabetes but also have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The root of this plant is used to make tea which is known as dandelion coffee, because of its distinct flavor. It is rich in potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, vitamin A and B complex.
This weed is very effective in the blood cleansing process, which is beneficial for diabetics since sugar level increases due to the accumulation of toxins in the body. In addition, it regulates blood pressure and prevents excessive weight gain. Since it has anti-inflammatory properties, it’s useful for people who suffer from joint aches or arthritis. Also, it reduces insulin resistance by balancing healthy hormones to achieve lower blood sugar levels.
29. Devil’s Club (Oplopanax Horridus) – Root, Bark
The use of the devil’s club dates back centuries by various indigenous peoples in the northern U.S. and Canada. The plant has been used for skin ailments, colds, stomach problems, rheumatism, arthritis, and diabetes. A recent study shows that extracts from the roots of devil’s club have insulin-like activity in fat cells. This new finding provides scientific evidence for the devil’s club being an effective glucose regulator.
The entire plant is harvested after it has become fully mature. The upper root bark is prepared as a decoction (tea), and older root bark and young shoots are prepared as medicinal tinctures or powders.
30. Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globulus) – Leaf
The eucalyptus tree is native to Australia and found all over the country. It has been used for medicine for thousands of years by aboriginal Australians. Aboriginal people used it to treat colds, asthma, and even the common cold.
Eucalyptus contains something called eucalyptol that may help with diabetes. Eucalyptol has been shown to lower blood sugar in diabetic lab rats. It’s not clear exactly how this happens, but the eucalyptol seems to reduce blood sugar.
31. Fenugreek (Trigonella Foenum Graecium) – Seeds
Fenugreek is a common culinary and medicinal herb in the Apiaceae family. It has been used for thousands of years in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine and traditional medicines.
Some people apply fenugreek directly to the skin to treat boils, abscesses, burns, eczema, psoriasis, and ringworm.
32. Flame of The Forest (Butea Monosperma) – Flower
Butea monosperma, commonly known as flame of the forest, is a tree species that belongs to the family Fabaceae.
The flowering plant is found in red sandy riverine soils on low hills and plains throughout tropical India. The flowers are small and bright scarlet with yellow bases or glands on their surface.
The tree has been used in the folk medicine of India to treat diabetes mellitus for over 200 years, and the ethnomedical use of this plant for diabetes was mentioned by Louis Hébert in his “Phytographie Medicale de la France.”
33. Flax (Linum Usitatissimum) – Seeds
Flax has different linolenic acid to linoleic acid ratios in the stem and the seeds. The flax oil can be prepared from stems. It has a good amount of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids.
Flaxseed can reduce glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Flax is a source of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and lignans, which are bioactive compounds that may be beneficial for the prevention and treatment of insulin resistance.
34. Gale of The Wind (Phyllanthus Niruri) – Leaf
Gale of the Wind is a small tree in the Euphorbiaceae family, with many traditional uses in India and China. This plant has been used in folk medicine to treat diabetes mellitus type 2, pulmonary tuberculosis, urogenital disorders, intestinal parasites, anemia, constipation, prolapsed uterine cervix with or without bleeding, headache, and toothache. It is used as a vermifuge to expel helminthic infestation. The leaves are also used to treat diabetes mellitus type 2 in many Asian countries, including India and China.
35. Garlic (Allium Sativum) – Bulbs
Garlic has been suggested for its anti-diabetic properties.
The study “Randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled prospective clinical trial of efficacy and safety of garlic in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus,” published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Jan. 2001. researchers sought to determine whether garlic is an effective treatment for Type II diabetes mellitus.
The results indicated that garlic lowered fasting blood glucose levels and triglyceride levels. The study concluded that “the efficacy of garlic in lowering serum glucose, total cholesterol and triglyceride suggests its usefulness as an adjunct to the treatment of patients with hyperglycemia.”
36. Giant Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia Speciosa) – Leaf
Giant crape myrtle is a traditional Chinese medicinal plant that has been used to treat diabetes in Asian countries for thousands of years. Many studies have shown that this plant contains anti-diabetic agents, including glycosides, flavonoids, and anthocyanins. In addition, this plant exhibits antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. These agents have been suggested to cause therapeutic effects on diabetes.
Some studies show that glycosides from Lagerstroemia speciosa inhibit ?-glucosidase, positively affecting blood glucose levels by limiting carbohydrate digestion.
37. Ginger (Zingiber Officinalis Roscoe) – Juice
Ginger is a flowering plant that comes from the Zingiberaceae family. Its root is used as both medicine and spice.
A 2013 review paper summarized that ginger could improve glucose tolerance, serum lipid levels, and oxidative stress in diabetic patients. The anti-diabetic effects of ginger are due to its active components; 6-gingerol, 6-shogaol, 6-paradol, and 10-gingerol.
Ginger could prevent inflammation in blood vessels. It also helps regulate glucose levels through up-regulation of insulin receptors and insulin resistance, leading to improved insulin sensitivity.
38. Ginkgo Tree (Ginkgo Biloba)
The ginkgo tree has been used for centuries to prevent and treat a variety of ailments, including asthma, gallstones, dizziness, impotence, tinnitus, Alzheimer’s disease, leg cramps, leukemia macular degeneration, tardive dyskinesia, vertigo, ear ringing, and urinary tract infections.
Ginkgo Biloba has been shown to increase blood flow to the brain and has been suggested as a treatment for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease; however, the evidence is inconclusive.
39. Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) – Root
Ginseng is a medicinal plant commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine. In particular, the root of ginseng has been widely used as a standardized herbal drug for thousands of years to treat diabetes. Recently, the effects of ginseng on blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity have received considerable attention for its anti-diabetic activity. This is because ginseng has been shown to reduce fasting plasma glucose levels and postprandial hyperglycemia in animal models, providing promising clinical application findings in humans with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
40. Goat’s Rue (Galega Officinalis) – Seeds
Goat’s rue, also known as French lilac, is a plant of the family Fabaceae. The plant has anti-diabetic properties and can be found in Asia and Africa. It is frequently used in dietary supplements. The plant has medicinal properties that help treat anxiety, anemia, and other conditions (though it should not replace treatment for chronic diseases).
41. Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica) – Leaf
Gotu Kola is a creeping marsh plant with delicate white flowers and firm, rounded leaves that have been used for medicinal purposes since the dawn of time. It was mentioned in both the Ayurvedic and Unani Tibb systems to treat such conditions as fever, leprosy, and diabetes.
The Anti-diabetic benefits of Gotu Kola are given by the release of insulin in the pancreas, stimulated by the active ingredient Asiatic acid. Anti-diabetic properties are also attributed to triterpenoid compounds. Gotu kola is used internally and externally for ulcers, varicose veins, and poor circulation.
42. Grapes (Vitis Vinifera) – Seed
Grapes are delicious fruit with a lot of health benefits. They have anti-cancer, heart disease-fighting, and anti-diabetic properties! Grapes are also rich in dietary fiber, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, polyphenols, and antioxidants!
Grapes help reduce diabetes because they have polyphenols that help improve insulin sensitivity. When the body does not use insulin efficiently, the glucose stays in the blood, leading to diabetes-related complications. Polyphenols are also great because they have antioxidant properties that fight off free radicals in the body.
Grapes have anti-cancer properties because they are rich in antioxidants, which fight free radicals. Free radicals can cause damage to cells and D.N.A., which increases the risk for cancer.
43. Grey Nicker (Caesalpinia Bonduc ) – Seed
Grey nicker is a small tree most common in tropical and subtropical locations. It produces red flowers and hard seeds.
The bark of this plant contains chemicals called coumarins, which have been used in folk medicine as treatments for many conditions. While coumarins are known to have anti-inflammatory, blood thinning, and liver-protecting properties, there is very little research available on their actual effects. Research in animals has shown that using this herb while fasting can protect the liver against damage.
Coumarin compounds may also be effective treatments for diabetes. A study in mice showed that they improved insulin response and decreased blood sugar levels. They may also protect against the damage caused by high glucose levels when taken at a single time point.
44. Gymnema (Gymnema Sylvestre) – Leaf
Gymnema is a creeping perennial plant that belongs to the family Asclepiadaceae. It has been used in traditional medicine to treat diabetes, cough, and asthma.
Gymnema helps lower blood sugar by reducing the absorption of glucose from the intestine and increasing glucose utilization, while it also stimulates the regeneration of pancreatic cells.
Gymnema has also been shown to help reduce some side effects associated with type 1 diabetes mellitus, including vision loss and nerve damage.
45. Heart-leaved Moonseed (Tinospora Crispa) – Stem
Heart-leaved moonseed is listed in the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia for its anti-diabetic properties. It slightly decreases blood sugar levels by increasing insulin production and uptake of glucose by cells. Anti-inflammatory effects are also noted.
It has been used in traditional medicine to treat diabetes, dysentery, ulcers, skin diseases, etc.
Studies have shown that it significantly reduces blood glucose levels. It also increases insulin production and glucose utilization by cells. The leaves contain many chemicals with anti-diabetic properties such as vicine, convicine, isouramil, glucose, and fructose.
46. Hibiscus (Hibiscus Rosa Sinesis) – Flower
Anti-diabetic properties of hibiscus may be attributed to the presence of polyphenols such as rosmarinic acid and anthocyanidins. Hibiscus also contains fibers that help lower blood glucose levels and anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Research has indicated that hibiscus extract improves insulin function, leading to better glucose uptake by cells. This ultimately leads to lower blood sugar levels.
Glycosides present in the hibiscus are responsible for increased insulin production.
47. Holy Basil (Ocimum Tenuiflorum) – Leaves
When we think of plants used in alternative medicine, holy basil is rarely one of the first plants to come to mind. But it has been used for over two millennia as herbal medicine and food plant throughout Asia. It is now making its way into Western society as an ingredient in various alternative medicine products, from teas to cosmetics.
Scientific studies have found holy basil to possess anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and antioxidant properties. Holy basil also can lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. It helps cure fever, respiratory problems, constipation, poisoning, and toothaches.
48. Indian Barberry (Berberis Lyceum) – Root
Indian barberry is a deciduous, thorny shrub native to the Himalayas. Berberisin, an O-methylated flavone isolated from this plant, exhibits anti-diabetic effects in normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetes in mice.
Indian barberry has been shown to possess antioxidant, hepatoprotective, and anti-inflammatory properties.
In a study, Indian barberry inhibited pancreatic ?-amylase and intestinal sucrase. Indian barberry also demonstrates antibacterial properties against Gram-positive bacteria such as Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus faecalis, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Indian barberry supplementation has been shown to reduce plasma glucose, lipids, HbA1c, and weight in diabetes mellitus type 2.
49. Indian Gooseberry (Emblica Officinalis) – Fruit
Indian gooseberry, also known as amla, has been used traditionally to treat diabetes Mellitus. It is a fruit-producing tree belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae. It contains vitamin C, tannins, and flavonoids, including myricetin glycosides & kaempferol glycosides, steroidal glycosides, phytosterols, and anthraquinone derivatives emodin anthrone, chrysoeriol glycoside, isovitexin, xanthones such as mangiferin, and a variety of chemicals.
Indian gooseberry is used for the anti-diabetic activity to treat diabetes mellitus type 2 . It is also used with other herbs in conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, leprosy, tuberculosis, and cancer. Various studies state the anti-diabetic property of Indian gooseberry has been attributed to its effect on plasma glucose levels.
50. Indian Kino Tree (Pterocarpus Marsupium) – Wood
It has been observed that the Indian kino tree, a large tree found in the forests of India and other South Asian countries, has anti-diabetic properties.
The study on whether the Indian kino tree could be used as an herbal drug for diabetes was performed on male Wistar rats. The results showed that the blood glucose levels of diabetic rats treated with the Indian kino tree extract were reduced by half within 24 hours of administration. The rats showed significant normalization in their plasma insulin levels. Plasma glucagon and total cholesterol levels also decreased, while plasma non-esterified fatty acids increased in treated diabetic rats.
The bark of the Indian kino tree contains tannins called “kino tannins,” rich in phlobaphene, an antioxidant compound with anti-inflammatory properties.
51. Isabgol (Plantago Ovata) – Seeds
Isabgol is an herbaceous plant, which has been used as a traditional folk medicine for the treatment of constipation, peptic ulcer, diarrhea, diabetes mellitus, and weight loss. It is considered to be safe with no known toxicity.
Plantago ovata seeds are rich sources of dietary fiber, which is beneficial in treating both diarrhea and constipation.
Hypoglycemic activity of Isabgol was tested in patients with diabetes mellitus by observing the blood glucose level after administration of Isabgol. The study found that serum glucose levels were significantly decreased (p<0.05) at 1 hour, 2 hours, and 3 hours after study drug administration compared to placebo control.
52. Ivy Gourd (Coccinia Indica) – Fruit
Ivy gourd is a plant that belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. It is a tropical, climbing perennial herb with tendrils and sharp spines attaching to some solid object for support. The stem can grow as long as 10 meters.
In India, it has been used by traditional healers for hundreds of years as a folk remedy for diabetes.
53. Jack Fruit (Artocarpus Heterophyllus) – Leaf
Jack fruit, commonly known as Jambu aam in India, is a common fruit that is native to South and Southeast Asia. It’s the national fruit of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
Phytosterols are well known for their hypocholesterolemic effects. Jack fruit is an excellent source of free, esterified, and insoluble dietary fiber (pectin). Fibers in fruits aid digestion by slowing down carbohydrate absorption in the intestine.
Jack fruit’s anti-diabetic properties could be due to its high dietary fiber content.
Jack fruit contains several anti-diabetic compounds, e.g., polyphenols, phytosterols, pectin, etc., which may help control diabetes mellitus by improving blood sugar levels and lipid profile.
54. Jasmine (Jasminum Trichotomum) – Arial Part
Jasmine is one of the most well-loved flowers in Eastern and Western cultures. The plant is also known by names such as “Royal Shrub,” “Scented Plant,” “Life of Casa,” or even sometimes called “Rose of China.” This evergreen shrub is native to temperate regions, but it can be cultivated indoors under controlled conditions. It belongs to the Oleaceae family, and it is a native of China, Taiwan, and Japan. In traditional medicine systems around the world, jasmine has been used for centuries in connection with its ability to cure various disorders. Many of the folkloric uses have been confirmed by modern science.
Jasmine is said to suppress blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation and ease arthritis pain. A study published in “Phytotherapy Research” showed that the consumption of jasmine tea for two months led to a significant decrease in total cholesterol and triglycerides in people with type 2 diabetes.
55. Java Plum (Syzygium Cumini) – Seeds, Leaf
Java Plum is an Indian fruit tree known as “Jama” or “Jamun.” The Java Plum is scientifically distinguished as Syzygium cumini. It belongs to the Myrtaceae family, and it grows throughout Southeast Asia and tropical Africa.
The fruit or berry of the Java plum tree is round to oval-shaped, with a deep purple color. It turns black upon ripening. The green leaves are fragrant and round, and thick. The bark and leaves of the Java plum tree are used in ethnomedicine to treat many conditions.
56. Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla Mollis) – Root
Lady’s mantle is a perennial flowering plant in the Rosaceae family, with fern-like leaves and yellow flowers. The genus Alchemilla contains about 450 species of plants mainly distributed across Europe, North America, and Asia. Some species of this genus are used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of health conditions. Lady’s mantle is one such species with potential medicinal properties. This plant has been used as an anti-microbial, antiseptic, diuretic, and astringent agent to treat many ailments, including diabetes mellitus.
57. Lady’s Finger (Abelmoschus Esculentus) – Fruit, Peel
Lady’s finger is widely cultivated as a vegetable throughout the tropical and sub-tropical countries…
The leaves of this plant have been used as medicine in the traditional systems of medicine all over the world. In India, it has been described as a useful remedy for diabetes mellitus.
Lady’s finger has been used traditionally in the Indian system of medicine, Unani-Tibb, for managing diabetes. The plant’s roots are prescribed for various diseases, including diabetes mellitus. It has antioxidant properties and also helps in lipid metabolism.
Lady’s finger contains polyphenolic compounds that protect cells from free radical damage, stimulate insulin production, inhibit ?-glucosidases and ?-amylases, and increase the solubility of bile.
58. Lemon (Citrus Lemon) – Peel
Lemon is a subtropical citrus tree known for its sour to semi-sweet fruit.
The lemon is a hybrid originating in Southeast Asia, possibly from the province of Yunnan in China. The name lemon derives from the Arabic word laym?n or lim?n. It has been cultivated for more than a thousand years and is now widely grown worldwide.
Lemon fruit contains high levels of vitamin C and volatile oils. It also contains flavonoid glycosides like naringin, neohesperidin, hesperidin, etc., which possess anti-diabetic activity.
Lemons can be enjoyed as a fruit, squeezed onto foods or into teas, or used as an essential oil in aromatherapy to help stimulate the immune system and promote relaxation.
59. Lidflower (Myrcia Bella) – Leaf
The Myrtaceae family has a wide range of medical applications. Lidflower, a member of this family, is widely used as anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-microbial, and for treating dysentery and fever.
The anti-diabetic activity of the extract from leaves of lidflower was investigated by Al-Ghazzewi and Eldin, who reported that it showed significant dose-dependent anti-diabetic activity. The same research group has reported its potent hypoglycemic effect.
In a study, the aqueous extract of lidflower leaves showed a significant decrease in blood glucose levels and an increase in serum insulin level after 120 minutes of administration.
60. Loquat (Eriobotrya Japonica) – Leaf
Loquat is a subtropical tree with edible fruits known as loquats. This plant has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat diabetes mellitus. The plant leaves are effective in lowering fasting blood glucose levels.
A study reported that Loquat leaf extract has a hypoglycemic effect on streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice.
61. Madagascar Periwinkle (Catharanthus Roseus) – Leaves
Madagascar periwinkle has been used in traditional medicine to treat diabetes.
Catharanthus roseus is a fast-growing herbal plant belonging to the Apocynaceae family. It is a native plant of Madagascar but is also found in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. A study by Chevisthat has been published in the British Journal of Pharmacology concluded that several alkaloids found in Madagascar periwinkle have anti-diabetic properties.
62. Mango (Mangifera Indica) – Leaves, Seeds, Kernel
Mango is a fruit rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, carotenoids, and other bioactive compounds. It can help prevent or control diabetes due to its anti-diabetic properties.
In a study published in “Nutrition Research,” scientists found that regular consumption of mangoes may help control blood glucose levels. A normal healthy person should have a fasting plasma glucose level between 70-100mg/dL.
The same study found that those who ate 100 grams of fresh ripe mangoes for 14 days decreased fasting plasma glucose levels. This means that regular consumption of mangoes can help control blood sugar levels.
63. Milk Thistle (Silybum Marianum) – Seeds
Milk thistle is an herb of the sunflower family, and It is native to Sardinia but spread worldwide, particularly in Europe and North America. The plant seeds are used for medicinal purposes and as food seasoning.
The silymarin found within milk thistle seeds gives them their pharmacological properties. Silymarin is being studied for its various effects on the human body, including anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antioxidant properties.
64. Neem (Azadirachta Indica) – Leaves
Neem is a tree native to the Indian subcontinent. Azadirachta indica, commonly known as neem, also known as margosa, Nimba, and Indian lilac, is a tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae.
Neem has many uses in Indian culture. The neem tree is believed to have multiple medicinal uses in the Indian subcontinent. Neem has been used for treating various diseases since the oldest times. The components of neem include 40-50% bitter limonoid glucosides, which are thought to be responsible for most activities, with some LNT (Limonoid Neohesperidoside Triterpenes) and Nimbin (Azadirachtin).
65. Oblong Leaf Salacia (Salacia Reticulate) – Root, Bark Stem
Oblong leaf Salacia —also known as Salacia reticulate—is a type of evergreen shrub tree that grows in central and southeast Asia and some African countries. It is typically found in forested areas and hillsides more than above sea level. The plant’s leaves are oblong-shaped and can be up to long by wide. They have a glossy green color, which gives them their name.
The anti-diabetic activity of the leaf extract has been reported to be due to its ability to decrease serum glucose level, increase tissue glycogen content, antioxidant activities and exert influence on pancreatic? cells. The anti-diabetic effect may be produced by inhibiting carbohydrate digestive enzymes, stimulating glucose uptake, inhibiting alpha-glucosidase, and removing advanced glycation end products.
66. Olive (Olea Europaea) – Leaf
Olive oil is generally known as one of the healthiest fats you can consume. It’s good for cooking, good for salad dressings, and contains a huge amount of antioxidants called polyphenols.
The health benefits associated with this particular fat come from a few different components. The fatty acid makeup is responsible for some of the benefits. It contains a combination of monounsaturated, saturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids known to lower bad cholesterol (LDL) while maintaining high levels of good cholesterol (HDL). This mixture is generally associated with a reduced risk for heart disease.
Olive leaves have been used in folk medicine since ancient times for various diseases, including cancer and diabetes.
67. Onion (Allium Cepa) – Bulbs
Onion has been used since ancient times throughout the Middle East and Asia Minor for both culinary purposes and traditional remedies for various skin afflictions.
In particular, onion juice has been used as a home remedy for treating infected wounds and skin conditions since Greek antiquity. In modern times, it has become commonly known as a natural antibiotic.
The majority of metabolic processes in the body involve reactions with enzymes, and since enzymes are proteins, they depend on ingredients from food for their synthesis. The onion has been used medicinally throughout history to treat many diseases.
Researchers have recently discovered that this vegetable contains at least two chemicals that act as strong inhibitors of human ?-amylase and ?-glucosidase enzymes, which are key digestive enzymes that break down starch into glucose. This discovery is important because it provides evidence that extracts from the onion can be useful in managing diabetes mellitus (type I and type II).
68. Papaya (Carica Papaya) – Leaf
Papaya is a fruit that has been grown throughout Asia and the Caribbean for nearly 4,000 years. Historically, it was referred to as “the fruit of angels.” In America, it began as a crop cultivated by Native Americans in Central America. It is now considered an important commercial tropical fruit crop worldwide.
In addition to being an excellent source of nutrients, papaya is believed to provide
many significant health benefits. A small green fruit, when unripe, the papaya matures into an orange-yellow fruit with flesh that tastes like a combination of peaches and pineapples. The sweet pulp is filled with seeds eaten along with the fruit.
The fruit contains an effective proteolytic enzyme called papain, used in some meat tenderizers. Papain also has anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce any pain, swelling, or irritation to the digestive system.
Papaya is also packed with potassium and vitamin C. These nutrients are crucial for good health. Vitamin C helps boost your immune system, while potassium can help maintain healthy blood pressure levels.
69. Peppermint (Mentha Balsamea) – Juice
One of the most well-known and favorite herbs, peppermint, has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes since the ancient Greeks. It’s no wonder that this herb has been so popular – it contains many beneficial compounds shown to have various medicinal properties.
Part of what makes peppermint so beneficial is its volatile oils. These oils are used not only for their pleasant aromas but also for their beneficial effects on health.
The benefits of peppermint stretch beyond its anti-diabetic properties! For example, it is also commonly used as an anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and even improves memory. It is also useful for treating heartburn, improving digestion, reducing nausea, and protecting the skin from sun damage.
70. Pineapple (Ananas Comosus) – Leaf
Pineapple is a sweet tropical fruit that is also healthy. It’s a good source of Vitamin C and manganese and a very good source of Vitamin B1.
Pineapple helps to lower blood pressure, fight cancer via its high levels of bromelain, which can break down carcinogenic compounds as well as speed the wound healing process, protect against neurodegenerative diseases, fight inflammation, improve bowel movements by breaking down food for easier digestion, build muscle and reduce the risk of ulcers.
Pineapple has many uses in natural remedies due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It can be used topically or orally for swelling, pain relief, diarrhea, upset stomachs, tannin, scurvy, and cancer.
Pineapple stimulates the production of white blood cells, which help to fight infections, reduces blood clotting, increases metabolism, helps with anemia by promoting iron absorption in the body, and has antibiotic properties to fight infection.
71. Pitanga (Eugenia Uniflora) – Leaf
Pitanga is a wonderful plant, full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been used to help treat diabetes due to antioxidant agents like ursolic acid, oleanolic acid, betulinic acid, citric acid, cinnamic acid, tannins, quercetin, kaempferol, and rutin.
Pitanga is native to South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America. It has now spread to Southeast Asia and can be found in Vietnam.
The fruit flavor is sweet and sour at the same time. It’s mainly eaten fresh but can also be used in many dishes, including juices, jellies, jams, wines, alcoholic drinks, puddings, candied fruits, and candy. It’s also a flavoring ingredient in chewing gum, ice cream, sorbet, and liqueur.
72. Pomegranate (Punicagranatum) – Leaf, Fruit Peel
Are you looking for a natural way to lower your diabetes risk? How about one that’s easy to sneak into the diets of your friends and family, too?
Well, believe it or not, one simple trick has been right under our noses this whole time. Did you know that pomegranate juice can lower blood sugar levels? According to recent studies, adding pomegranate juice to the daily diet of diabetic mice improves insulin sensitivity better than any other natural agent!
Another study found that pomegranate juice, alongside avocado pear and milk thistle, mediated the inflammatory processes involved in type-2 diabetes.
73. Prickly Pear (Opuntia Sps) – Stem, Fruit
The Opuntia, or prickly pear cactus, has been used as medicine by Native American tribes for centuries. In the past decade, scientists have been paying attention to the traditional folk remedies, and now they realize that Opuntia might be beneficial for those with type 2 diabetes.
Opuntia is a low-calorie food that has been shown to reduce blood glucose levels in animals. It also has fewer side effects than synthetic drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes.
74. Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) – Leaf
Rosemary is a plant that belongs to the family of Lamiaceae. This family includes over 600 species of aromatic plants, among them lavender. The rosemary plant has been used for medicinal purposes by many cultures worldwide since ancient times. Arab physicians used it as a remedy for heart disease and stomach problems.
The rosemary plant is most commonly used today as a culinary herb for its strong, pleasant scent. It is also useful when burned since it can eliminate harmful bacteria from the air and uplift nearby people. Its flowers can be distilled into oil similar to the plant itself.
Rosemary has also been shown to have anti-diabetic properties, making it useful for the treatment of diabetes. It can help lower blood sugar levels by inhibiting enzymes that allow glucose absorption in the digestive tract.
75. Spiral Ginger (Costus Pictus) – Leaf
Spiral ginger is native to tropical America, and it is one of the most widely used Traditional medicines for diabetes in South America. It is a perennial herb with yellow flowers and spirally twisted leaves, easily recognizable because of its typical appearance.
Spiral ginger has anti-diabetic properties due to its high content in phenolic compounds. These include corosolic acid, cinnamic acid, syringic acid, and vanillic alcohol.
76. Spreading Hogweed (Boerhavia Diffusa) – Leaf
Spreading hogweed is a lovely flowering plant native to India. It has large green leaves which are soft and velvety to the touch. The flowers are usually purple, although occasionally they’re pink.
Spreading hogweed has many benefits. It’s a natural source of insulin, which can be extracted from the stalks of this plant. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and can reduce fever in people suffering from colds or infections.
77. Stinging Nettle Plant (Urtica Dioica) – Whole Plant
The stinging nettle plant has been used in folk medicine for centuries. It is a perennial herb with very fine hairs that sting when touched.
In clinical research, the stinging nettle plant has been found to have some potent anti-diabetic properties.
One study found that nettle root extract improved several measures of type 2 diabetes in the participants. Among these were fasting blood sugar levels, glucose tolerance after a meal, glycosylated hemoglobin levels (HbA1c), markers of oxidative stress, endothelial function, PAI-1 levels, and markers of inflammation. A second study found that stinging nettle root extract improved insulin resistance in type 2 diabetic patients.
78. Sweet Broom, Licorica Weed (Scoparia Dulcis)
Sweet broom, also known as sweet maudlin, is a perennial plant of the family ‘Scrophulariaceae, ‘found in many parts of the world such as southern and central Europe, North Africa, Western Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. However, it has been used traditionally for various diseases, such as asthma, eye infections, and measles. It is more popularly known as a natural sweetener because of its high content in the sugar alcohol D-chiro-inositol.
It is often more potent than Stevia, the most popular natural sweetener available today. However, this plant has many health benefits. It contains epicatechin, catechin, and procyanidin – which are powerful antioxidants.
A study published in the ‘Indian Journal of Pharmacology found that Sweet broom could help control postprandial hyperglycemia. Hence, this plant could be beneficial in the management of diabetes. Other studies have found that prolonged ingestion of Scoparia Dulcis causes reduced insulin resistance and reduced fasting plasma glucose levels.
79. Sweet Potato (Ipomoea Batatas) – Leaf
Sweet potatoes are root vegetables. The roots are rich in fiber and vitamin C and contain carbohydrates, which give the human body energy.
In China, where sweet potatoes are native, they have been an important part of traditional medicine for centuries. One of the most popular therapies involves sweet potatoes that are first dried and then steamed or boiled to extract the medicinal elements.
One compound that has anti-diabetic properties is called “Polyphenon E.” This compound is found in abundance in sweet potatoes but is also found in many other fruits and vegetables and olive oil.
80. Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicum) – Seeds
Many vegetables can be used as natural remedies for various ailments. One of the more interesting examples would be tomatoes to control blood sugar levels in diabetic individuals.
Tomatoes naturally contain a chemical known as erythorbic acid, which has been shown to reduce the rate at which sugars are absorbed from foods consumed. Because tomatoes are naturally rich in erythorbic acid, they are being studied as natural remedies for diabetes.
One recently published study sought to determine the effect of tomatoes on blood sugar. Eight individuals diagnosed with either borderline or Type II diabetes were given two treatments, with two weeks between treatments. One of the treatments was that the individuals were given a tomato-containing meal for breakfast and plain oatmeal containing breakfast for another three days. The other treatment was that they received the opposite sequence.
The results demonstrated that diabetics treated with tomato lost more than two times as much blood sugar as those treated with oatmeal alone.
81. Watermelon (Citrullus Lanatus) – Seeds
We all know that watermelon is best in the summertime. But did you know that it can also lower your blood sugar?
Watermelon has been shown to have anti-diabetic properties. New research published in the “Journal of Medicinal Food” found that compounds derived from watermelons might help fight type 2 diabetes by reducing oxidative stress, which damages cells and plays a key role in the development of diseases like diabetes.
One recent paper revealed that one molecule called citrulline-malate reduces oxidative damage in diabetic rats while simultaneously increasing their production of antioxidant enzymes.
82. White Button Mushroom (Agaricus Bisporus) – P.S.C. Extract
White button mushroom is a white-colored fleshy edible mushroom native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere and is cultivated worldwide. White buttons mushrooms have long been recognized as a low-calorie food with high vitamin and mineral content. Recent studies have shown that their anti-diabetic properties could also be attributed to other bioactive compounds that they contain.
White button mushrooms possess ?-glucans such as 1,3/1,6 glucan and polysaccharides, known for their immunomodulatory activities. They show inhibitory effects on the differentiation of Th17 cells in mice.
83. White Head (Enicostemma Littorale) – Whole Plant
The white head is a medicinal plant that has been used for the treatment of diabetes by rural people in central Africa. All parts of the plant, including roots, leaves, and flowers, can be used to make medicine. Various isolated compounds from whitehead have shown anti-diabetic properties in experimental animals, but the traditional use of the plant for diabetes has not been scientifically studied.
84. White Kidney Bean (Phaseolus Vulgaris) – Bean
White kidney bean is an annual vine widely cultivated for its edible seed. The seed is often sold fresh in its pod, dried, and split. When the pods are young, they are green with black splotches where the seeds will develop, but when they ripen, the pods turn light brown or tan.
White Kidney Bean (W.K.B.) extract was shown to reduce the absorption of carbohydrates in some clinical studies in 1990. W.K.B. is rich in alpha-amylase inhibitors, inhibiting pancreatic alpha-amylase and intestinal brush border enzymes. The available literature on postprandial glucose response showed a significant reduction in glucose level of healthy subjects with ingestion of W.K.B. extract, particularly in those subjects diagnosed as non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM).
85. White Lupine (Lupinus Albus) – Seeds
White lupine is an annual plant of the family Fabaceae, widely cultivated for its edible seeds. It is a rich source of proteins, being 30-36% of its dry weight, containing 7-9% fiber, and free of gluten.
Several clinical trials have been conducted on human participants to determine the hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of lupine—a legume used in the dietary management of diabetes mellitus type 2. The aim is to summarize current knowledge related to chemical components and biological activity involved in these anti-diabetic properties. White lupine is a legume that can be incorporated into the diet as a substitute for common carbohydrate sources. The main active components in lupine include vicine and convicine, which are both considered to have hypoglycemic effects.
86. White Mulberry (Morus Allea) – Stem, Bark
White mulberry is a plant that is native to Southeast Asia. It also goes by the name of Indian mulberry, and it’s been studied for its potential use as a fiber crop plant in the United States.
Mulberries are edible for humans; raw or dried, they make an excellent snack food rich in vitamins and minerals. The fruit is also used to make wine, jam, juice, jelly, and ice cream.
A study on diabetes has been conducted on a group of albino Wistar Rats. The study proved that White Mulberry fruit Extract administration reduced the Glucose level by 16% and LDL cholesterol by 32%. This proves that White Mulberry has Anti-diabetic properties.
87. Wormwood (Artemisia Pallens) – Leaf Arial Parts
Wormwood is an annual herb that grows in dry and sandy soils, especially on roadsides and waste places. It grows up to 1 meter high and has a strong, pungent odor and bitter taste.
In folk medicine, wormwood has been used for centuries as a remedy against intestinal worms. Administering it with honey will make the bitter taste less intense and sweeten its effect.
Wormwood, also known as Artemisia pallens, has anti-diabetic properties. Artemisinin is a compound found in wormwood, and studies show that it may be helpful for those who have diabetes mellitus type 2.
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