Dandelion For Diabetes
Dandelion is scientifically known as Taraxacum officinale, belonging to Asteraceae family. It is also called blow ball, lion’s tooth, cankerwort, swine snout, wild endive, Prince in Paupers Clothing and priest’s crown. Westerners use this herb in treatment of Diabetes.
Diabetes is a common disorder in which body metabolism is unable to control the blood sugar level. The result is Hyperglycemia, or High Blood Sugar level. Insulin is used to treat Diabetes. In addition to Insulin, some traditional practices and remedies involve Dandelion as a natural cure for Diabetes.
Medicinal uses of Dandelion:
- It is a revered herb and best known for spleen, gall and liver problems.
- It is most safest and active plant diuretics.
- If eaten regularly, it reduces excess acidity, purify and oxygenate blood.
- It cleanses and regenerate cells.
- Stimulates digestion and helps spleen, liver, pancreas and gall function.
- Taking Dandelion regularly helps to relieve Diabetes.
Capsule made in the following ratio and taken after each meal is proven to be beneficial. Herbs should be blended in 00 capsule-
- 2 parts dandelion
- 1 part fennel
- 1 part elecampane
- ½ part ginger
Dandelion in Diabetes cure:
- Consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment recommendations. It is important to maintain a medical check up to keep a watch on blood sugar level.
- Stabilise your sugar level before going for any other alternative treatments. It can be exercise, oral medications etc.
- Drinking Dandelion tea on a daily basis has shown to help normalize blood sugar level.
- Raw Dandelion leaves can be added to salad or cooked leaves to a soup. This can improve lipid profiles, triglycerides and cholesterol in diabetic patients.
- Keep track of changes that may occur after beginning Dandelion therapy.
- Starting this therapy may require stepping down other medications.
Side-effects of Dandelion in Diabetes:
- Though, Dandelion may lower the blood sugar level.
- The studies are based on animals only.
- There is limited research on the herb’s effect on blood sugar levels in animals. Effects in humans are not yet known fully.
It is advised not to take this herb for Diabetes cure without consulting your health professional.
Those using insulin or oral drugs while using dandelion need to be monitored by a doctor and necessary medication adjustments. It is not evaluated by FDA for its effectiveness, safety and purity.