HERBAL COMBINATION FOR DIABETES (60 vegetable capsules)
An examination of the individual herbs which make up this formula indicates they contain nutritional factors which are best suited for assisting the body in regulating blood sugar levels. This may result in: a more stable blood sugar, less tendency towards extremely high or low blood sugar; which, in turn, would result in more stable emotions, with less tendency toward depression, anger irritation and moodiness, and an increase in mental clarity and efficiency, and improved physical stamina and function. Plus wound healing once the diabetes is corrected.
This herb has been in continual use for thousand of years throughout the world. It is widely known for its ability to calm nausea and prevent motion sickness. It can, with continued use, lower blood cholesterol. However, in this particular formula we are interested in its proven ability in a German study, to increase the production of amylase. Amylase is the body's starch digesting enzyme. Starch is a complex carbohydrate, which upon digestion by amylase, steadily breaks down into sugar. This allows a slow turn, helps prevent sudden up or down shifts in the blood sugar level, thus tending to stabilize it within normal parameters. Numerous studies have shown that hypoglycemics(people with sudden bouts of low blood sugar) and diabetics(people whose blood sugar tends to stay elevated above normal) both have more normal and stable blood sugar levels on a diet which is high in complex carbohydrates(starchy foods). The herb ginger helps to facilitate the steady release of sugar from these starchy complex carbohydrates, thus avoiding sudden shifts in the blood sugar away from normal.
Although we normally think of blueberries in terms of their delightful taste the leaves of this plant are also a very effective herb to help stabilize blood sugar. Though not well known, it was shown over 50 years ago that the leaves contain a substance called myrtillin. Myrtillin has an action with “remarkable potency to reduce excess sugar in the blood” reported Dr. Clymer concerning its discovery. Further research found that it was not a substitute for insulin, but a valuable catalyst which enhanced and extended the effectiveness of an individual's own insulin It is for this effect that blueberry leaves have been included here.
More than a mere weed with bright, yellow blossoms to ruin our lawn, dandelion is a wonderful herb. It has been used for hundreds of years as a tonic to purify the blood. But one of its lesser-known benefits is its ability to help normalize blood sugar. Some authorities believe this is due to the high insulin content. Insulin is a concentrated dietary fiber with a carbohydrate substructure of fructose. Fructose is a sugar which does not require insulin to be used by the body. These researchers believe the insulin allows a higher percentage of the starch to be converted by digestion into fructose rather than glucose. This would result in lower blood sugar because the fructose would rapidly move out of the blood into cells to be burned as energy.
There is no evidence that this wonderful herb has any direct effect upon blood sugar levels as do the previously mentioned herb. However, many early herbalists strongly held that blood sugar problems were the result of toxins reaching the pancreas and adrenals as a result of by- products from pathogenic bacteria, yeast, worm and parasite infections in the intestinal tract. Certainly modern evidence does show that such organisms do produce toxins which enter the portal blood stream which goes to the liver, and that if the liver is unable to detoxify them, they will pass on into the systemic blood stream where they will reach such organs as the pancreas and adrenal glands. Organs which regulate blood sugar. Scientific evidence has clearly shown that intestinal infections of the yeast Candida albicans does produce symptoms which are identical to those of an individual with severe blood sugar instability. Golden Seal contains potent antibiotic and anti fungal (yeast) agents which are active in the intestinal tract. It is also very effective at enhancing the liver's ability to cleanse the blood of toxic intestinal by-products. In addition, it stimulates the Kupffer cells (stationary macrophages – lymphatic cells which eat bacteria, yeast, virus, etc. of the liver to increase their activity. For these reasons, golden seal has been included here.
This is a member of the blueberry family and like the blueberry proper, it is included here for the myrtillin content f its leaves.. As mentioned previously, myrtillin has a powerful catalytic effect upon insulin. It allows each molecule of insulin to be more effective to do more work to move more glucose out of the blood and into the cells where it is needed.
Black Walnut Leaves:
Like the golden seal previously described, black walnut has been included here because of its intestinal antibiotic properties and its renowned ability to remove parasites. These actions remove the source of many toxins thus preventing them from entering the blood stream. Toxins which many herbalists associate with a diminished capacity of the pancreas to control blood sugar.
The combination of all these herbs provides a significant amount of natural agents which may help the body to improve the regulation of blood sugar. In particular this may result in: more stable blood sugar, with less of a tendency toward extreme highs or lows, with a resulting improvement in mental clarity and emotional stability.
Pau D' Arco, Ginger, Blueberry Leaves, Dandelion Root, Golden Seal, Bilberry Leaves and Black Walnut Leaves
Take 2 capsules every 4 hours with a glass of water each day. Consistent daily use is the key to success, as these are gently-acting herbs which produce their best results only after several weeks of use, or take as directed by your physician.
Nothing here is to be construed as suggesting that this is a substitute for insulin. However, when used in conjunction with a diet low in fats and high in complex carbohydrates(starchy foods – vegetables, grains and tubers) with a very limited amount of simple carbohydrates (sugar, honey, candy, soda pop, cookies, ice cream, fruit juice, etc.) may result in lowering the dependency on insulin.
Following a diet low in fats, high in protein and complex carbohydrates(starchy foods – vegetables, grains, and tubers) with a very limited amount of simple carbohydrates(sugar, honey, candy, soda pop, cookies, ice cream, fruit juice, etc. along with the daily use of this formula may reduce the sudden drop in blood sugar associated with this condition.