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Two Herbal Teas That Can Help Lower Blood Sugar
And they taste pretty good too!
In an age of pharmaceuticals we tend to forget that there are things like herbal teas that can help improve our diabetes.
Herbal teas are gaining popularity in the United States and this could be due to the infusion of Western and Eastern Medicine techniques being blended together more often.
So what type of herbs are in herbal teas for diabetes control? There are a few but I’m going to give you the two most popularly utilized herbal teas for diabetes control.
Bilberry Tea – Never heard of it? Well maybe you know the Bilberry by it’s more popular American name of the Huckleberry.
Bilberry herbal tea is known as the most effective herbal tea in aiding diabetes for those who are not insulin dependent. So mainly we’re talking about those with type 2 diabetes benefiting from Bilberry tea.
The reason why Bilberry tea is so effective in lowering blood sugar levels is because it contains something called glucoquinine which is a compound known for it’s ability to lower blood glucose levels.
Another reason why Bilberry tea is such a good herbal tea for those with type 2 diabetes is because Bilberry is often used to treat eye issues such as diabetic neuropathy.
Sage Tea – There are many medicinal uses for Sage tea and one of them happens to be it’s positive effect on how your body uses insulin.
Studies have shown that Sage has the ability to boost insulin activity in diabetics. Those with type 2 diabetes found Sage to be the most effective.
Along with being an effective aid in Diabetes control, Sage tea is also known for it’s positive effect on liver function. A liver that is not functioning at it’s best can lead to headaches, fatigue, and reduced immunity. So Sage’s positive effect on the liver is one of it’s greatest medicinal effects.
Some Things To Remember About Herbal Teas
It is really important that you check with your doctor before starting to use herbal teas as an aid to control your blood sugar. It could be that your current medical plan is sufficient enough and adding an herbal tea for lowering blood sugar could throw you into an unhealthy low range.
It’s also really important to check out any negative side effects that the herbs contained in the herbal teas may have. You might find that you have another medical condition that the herbal tea would be harmful to. An example of this would be Sage and Epilepsy. Sage is known to actually cause seizures in Epileptics and so they are advised to steer clear of Sage.
Remember, you are not going to drink an herbal tea and suddenly be cured of all that ales you. Don’t give up after trying an herbal tea once and not seeing an immediate effect. Incorporating herbal teas into your daily schedule is just another way of improving your overall health.
Drinking a cup of herbal tea can be a really relaxing…or energizing…or comforting experience that you will look forward to each day.
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