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The Best Ayurvedic Herbs for Managing Diabetes

Ayurveda is a traditional Indian medicine system and it's one of the oldest in the world. It has its roots in ancient Vedic tradition and is thought to have been practiced for over 5,000 years. According to Ayurvedic practitioners, there are three main doshas (or humors) that govern human health: Vata (wind), Pitta (fire), and Kapha (water).

These doshas can get out of balance due to diet, stress levels, environment, or genetics; however if you're someone who has diabetes then you're at an increased risk for developing imbalances within your body's own systems because it makes it harder for your body to use insulin properly.

In fact according to statistics from Diabetes Forecast Magazine approximately 29 million people have Type 2 diabetes in the United States alone with another 86 million Americans having prediabetes (which means they have higher than normal blood sugar levels but not enough yet to be diagnosed as diabetic).

However there are some herbs that can help manage your blood sugar levels better so let's take a look at five of them below!


Amla, also known as Indian gooseberry or amalaki, is a great anti-inflammatory herb that can help manage diabetes. It’s an antioxidant and anti-diabetic herb that prevents oxidative stress in the body. Additionally, it’s also known to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress associated with aging.



Turmeric is one of the most versatile spices on Earth. It's used in curry powders, chutneys and curries, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties. That makes it great for helping manage diabetes by reducing inflammation in the body. Turmeric is also good for digestion because it contains compounds called curcuminoids that can help stimulate production of bile acids in your liver—which helps you digest fats better!

Turmeric has many other health benefits: It improves heart health; lowers blood pressure; fights cancer cells; reduces headaches and arthritis pain; slows down the aging process (especially wrinkles); builds strong bones by reducing inflammation in joints and muscles; reduces acne breakouts because it kills bacteria under the skin!



Fenugreek is a common ingredient in curry and other Indian dishes. Fenugreek comes from the seeds of the fenugreek plant, and it's a good source of fiber, iron, protein, vitamins B6 and B2.

Fenugreek has been used to manage diabetes for thousands of years. It has numerous properties that help regulate blood sugar levels:

  • Fenugreek contains an alkaloid called trigonelline that lowers blood glucose levels by increasing insulin sensitivity after meals.

  • Fenugreek helps reduce cholesterol levels by lowering triglycerides (blood fats).



Neem is a powerful anti-inflammatory, which can help reduce blood sugar and cholesterol levels. It also has an impressive list of other benefits, including the ability to lower blood pressure.

Neem is useful for treating diabetes because it can help prevent insulin resistance by reducing inflammation in your body's tissues. This will also help you manage symptoms of diabetes such as fatigue, dizziness and blurred vision.

These Ayurvedic herbs can help you manage your blood sugar and keep it from getting out of control.

  • Use these herbs in a daily routine.

  • Use these herbs in conjunction with other medications.

  • Use these herbs in conjunction with other lifestyle changes.

  • Use these herbs in conjunction with other herbs for best results.



If you have diabetes, it’s important to take good care of yourself. We hope this article has given you some ideas on how to do just that! If you want more information about Ayurveda and its treatment of diabetes, we recommend checking out our other articles on the subject.

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