An herb to control diabetes is what you are looking for? Ashwagandha might be the answer. As we know diabetes is a disorder that brings along with it a lot more. Ashwagandha not only helps control diabetes, but also can reduce risk of heart diseases arising out of diabetes.
SO WHAT IS ASHWAGANDHA?
Sometimes referred to as Indian ginseng, Ashwagandha is a commonly used herb in Ayurveda. The root and berry of Ashwagandha have shown to have been effective in treating a number of ailments.
Withania Somnifera, commonly known as Ashwagandha, Indian Ginseng, Poison Gooseberry, or winter cherry belongs to the nightshade family as do tomato.
It is cultivated in the dry regions of India in Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat and Rajasthan.
DIABETES AND ASHWAGANDHA
Non human studies have shown that insulin sensitivity is improved during type 2 diabetes when Ashwagandha is taken.
Studies have shown that a combination of Ashwagandha and Silajit, as in Insudin, has significantly reduced fasting blood sugar in diabetic patients. More positive evidence are coming from research studies on this combination.
A study has thrown much more evidence in this combination’s efficacy. Participants with type-2 diabetes after taking two 500mg capsules with this combination had shown significant improvements in blood sugar and cholesterol levels too.
Another study states that, “A case series including 6 subjects with type 2 diabetes showed that ashwagandha 3 grams daily for 30 days decreased blood glucose to a degree similar to oral hypoglycemic drugs”
WHAT ELSE DOES ASHWAGANDHA HELP?
With its sedative effects, Ashwagandha is known to reduce anxiety and stress. Few of the known benefits as below, but the list goes on and further effects are soon to be known as Ashwagandha is a part of a number of studies that are carried on.
- Cholesterol Control
- Parkinson Disease
- Anxiety or Depression control.