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Every part of our body has a specific function to perform. In that sense, the responsibility of the pancreas is very high. They produce insulin that is required for the absorption of glucose into the blood and convert it into energy.
There are occasions when the immune system of the body mistakenly destroys the beta cells of the pancreas thereby inhibiting the production of insulin. This results in a condition known as Type 1 diabetes. It can also happen that the pancreas might produce insulin but the cells might not be able to absorb them. Such a condition is known as Type 2 diabetes. Hence, we can deduce that the pancreas has an important role to play in controlling diabetes.
A healthy pancreas is thus essential to combat diabetes mellitus. Let us look at some Ayurvedic herbs that boost the functioning of the pancreas.
This is also known as Gurmar in Hindi and Madhunashini or Meshashringhi in Sanskrit. This is the most potent Ayurvedic medicine that can boost the production of natural insulin. You can have Gurmar in the form of a decoction, powder, or even as a herbal tea. The principal function of Gurmar is blocking sugar-binding sites and prevents the accumulation of sugar in the blood.
Who does not know about the Tulsi plant in India? You can find this plant in literally every courtyard in houses all over India. People worship this plant. However, the leaves of the Tulsi plant are an excellent remedy for controlling blood sugar. They stimulate the body’s immune system as well with the antibacterial and antiviral properties. Ayurveda uses these leaves in their treatment of pancreatic diseases and diabetes. You can have it directly, as a decoction, or as a herbal tea.
Many people consume green tea as a sort of a fashion statement. However, green tea has a high concentration of antioxidants in the form of polyphenols. They can promote pancreatic health and boost the production of insulin. You get green tea leaves in the grocery stores, So, the next time you feel like drinking tea, reach out to the green tea packet instead of the normal one.
Berries are fantastic sources of antioxidants. Blueberries (Jamun) and gooseberries (Amla) have properties to improve the functioning of the pancreas and ensure the production of natural insulin.
Adding these herbs in your diet will improve the quality of your health, even if you have a healthy blood sugar level, and these are definitely good if you have elevated levels of blood sugar.
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