Diabetes, 96 capsules
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Contains: Epimedium, Neem leaf, Bilva, Methi (fenugreek), Astragulus, Nigella Sativa in 96 vegetable capsules. This is used for diabetes in Ayurveda. It should not be taken with diabetic drugs. Take one or the other, the amount should be determined by blood sugar levels. Shardunika (sold separately on this page) is also helpful to lower blood sugar.
Epimedium increases the circulation. "Chronic hyperglycemia in DM is involved in long-term damage, dysfunction, and failure of various organs, especially the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart, and blood vessels. Diabetes mellitus is a result of insulin deficiency, which is often combined with insulin resistance" This study describes how Icariin metabolites in the epimedium herb acts to lessen this damage. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6152727/
This study shows that it reduces diabetic retinopathy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3269725/
Bilva and Neem leaf have been used to lower blood sugar levels and reduce excess urination in Ayurveda for thousands of years. These are considered safe for nursing mothers.
Astragulus stimulates the immune system in several ways. It increases the number of stem cells in bone marrow, and encourages their maturity into active white blood cells. It appears to help signal the white blood cells known as neutrophils to migrate to places they are needed to fight infection. It stimulates the "germ-eating" white blood cells known as macrophages, activates T-cells and natural killer (NIK) cells, and increases the production of immune globulins. "Astragalus membranaceus is believed to be safe for use during pregnancy, and indeed, is an herbal remedy with an amazing variety of indications that may be helpful during gestation. " http://www.stcroixbirth.com/blog/astragalus-a-powerhouse-for-pregnant-mamas
Fenugreek several clinical trials showed that these ground seeds can improve most metabolic symptoms associated with both Type 1 and Type 2 in humans by lowering blood glucose levels and improving glucose tolerance.
Nigella Sativa "The results of this study indicate that a dose of 2 gm/ day of Nigella sativa might be a beneficial adjuvant to oral hypoglycemic agents in type 2 diabetic patients. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21675032
"Long term supplementation with Nigella sativa improves glucose homeostasis and enhances antioxidant defense system in type 2 diabetic patients treated with oral hypoglycemic drugs." http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0113486 "Black seed oil and pregnancy can provide benefit to the mother and the baby in the womb, due to the positive effects black seed oil have in cognitive development." https://www.diamondherbs.co/what-you-need-to-know-black-seed-oil-side-effects/
If you are using injections to balance your insulin it could be dangerous to use herbs as well. Talk to your health practitioner before making any changes to your diet or insulin. For those in the first stages of the disease or who are not using insulin this information may be helpful.
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