Diabetes herbal solutions contain multiple herbs. These herbal combinations help manage the blood sugar levels of people with Type 2 diabetes. However, most of this research is still at the preliminary human clinical trial or late animal trial stage. We should get a definitive verdict on their effectiveness in completing phase 3 human clinical trials.
I have found the maximum scientific evidence in diabetes herbal solutions having: Gymnema sylvestre, Trigonella foenum-graecum, Eugenia jambolana, and Curcuma longa. These herbs are included in many Ayurvedic diabetes formulations.
The Government of India Ayurveda body – Ayush – has developed a polyherbal combination sold under the brand name – Ayush 82 for treating diabetes. This formulation contains Syzygium cumini, Momordica charantia, Gymnema sylvestre.
Scientific studies have also validated the many herbs used in diabetes herbal solutions in Traditional Chinese medicine. The prominent herbs for diabetes in TCM are Atractylodes macrocephala, Codonopsis pilosula, Dioscorea opposita, Flos lonicerae, and Pueraria lobata.
Another Ayurveda formulation for diabetes is D-400. This diabetes herbal solution contains Gymnema sylvestre, Momordica charantia fruit, Tinospora cordifolia, Pterocarpus marsupium, Casearia esculenta, Eugenia jambolana syn Syzgium cumini, Ocimum tenuiflorum, Commiphora wightii and purified Shilajit. A tube is inserted in the mouth to administer the medication directly into the stomach.
The following plants on decomposition produce Shilajit: Euphorbia royleana, Trifolium repens, molds – Barbula fissidens, Minium (red lead), mosses, and liverworts species like Thuidium sps (moss), Asterella sps, Dumortiera sps, Marchantia sps, Pellia, Plagiochasma sps, and Stephenrencella-Anthoceros are liverworts. Other molecules identified in shilajit include ellagic acid, resins, latex, gums, albumins, triterpenes, sterols, aromatic carboxylic acids, benzocoumarin compounds, amino acids, polyphenols, and phenolic liquids. The composition of shilajit would vary from region to region, depending on the species and minerals available at a site.
During my research, I did not find definitive scientific support for the view that Ayurveda alone can cure Type 2 diabetes. It is probably acceptable to use herbal formulations under medical supervision but only as supporting medicine.
Diabetes is a complex disease, and it is best to be under the treatment of a diabetologist than self-medicate.
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