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Herbs for Diabetes

Diabetes Herbal.com is your premiere source for banaba and ampalaya based diabetes herbal medicine.

The latest figures on diabetes are staggering. According to the National Diabetes Fact Sheet compiled by the Center for Disease Control with the help of numerous organizations, 6.2% of the American population has some form of diabetes. Now, 6.2% may not seem a lot, but that translates to 17 million people! Whatís the cost of 17 million people trying to maintain their health against diabetes? The direct medical costs are at $44 billion while the indirect costs from disability, work loss and premature mortality rise to $54 billion.

Thatís where herbs for diabetes like ampalaya and banaba come in.

Numerous medicinal plants and herbs grow abundantly in the Philippines. Many of these plants and herbs are currently undergoing clinical trials for efficacy against diabetes in various research facilities while some of them have already passed rigorous tests and are already on the market.

Banaba (Lagerstroemia speciosa)

Banaba (Lagerstroemia speciosa), long used in the Philippines as diabetes herbal medicine, is now gaining momentum and widespread acceptance, even in the western medical circles. Medical research and clinical trials performed on this miraculous herb not only in the Philippines but in other countries as well have proven age-old Filipino wisdom correct! Banaba possesses the powerful compound corosolic acid that lends itself to the treatment of diabetes.

Ampalaya (Momordica charantia)

Ampalaya (Momordica charantia), also known as bitter melon is another herb that has long been known in the Philippines as one of the best anti-hyperglycemic herbs and has proven itself beyond doubt as effective against diabetes. It is already being marketed all over the world. And while not native to the Philippines alone, the Philippine version is especially active. Ampalaya has a potent mix of flavanoids and alkaloids that are believed to make the Pancreas either produce more insulin, make the body more sensitive to insulin already produced, and/or generate new beta cell populations at the Islets of Langerhans. Ampalaya, besides its prowess against diabetes, is also an important ingredient in the treatment of goiters, hemorrhoids, hepa infections, HIV/AIDS and cancers.


Natural Alternatives

Nature has gifted us with the most powerful cures for just about any disease. Everyday, medical research is pushing the frontier of nature's healing power by exploring her medicine in the form of various plants, trees, herbs, animals and, believe it or not, even insects! She provides us with the blueprints for compounds that make up more than half of the known drugs that form the core western medicine. She has given us cures for diseases that, since the dawn of man, should have proven fatal.

Modern medicine has only begun to tap a very small portion of what Mother Nature has to offer. Many successful medicinal practices and cures, lost to old civilizations, are now being rediscovered. It takes a great deal of time - and an even greater deal of financing - to prove to modern western medicine that a time-honored medicinal plant indeed does have the curative power it is claimed to possess. We have, however, taken a step in that direction and in time, we will see that nature's pharmacopoeia, in its vastness and diversity, is what will provide us with the key to cure even the most frightening of diseases.

What Is Alternative Medicine?
Alternative medicine is any form of practice that is outside the realm of conventional modern medicine. It covers a broad range of healing philosophies, approaches, and therapies. Most of these treatments and health care practices are not taught widely in medical schools. Examples are naturopathy, chiropractic, ayurveda, homeopathy and acupuncture.

What is Complementary Medicine?
If alternative medicine or therapy is used alone or instead of conventional medicine, it is called "alternative" medicine. If the treatment or therapy is done along with or in addition to conventional medicine, it is referred to as "Complementary Medicine" as the two practices complements each other. For example, many Chinese hospitals use acupuncture to reduce the pain during the surgery instead of anesthetics. This is complementary medicine. Later, we refer to the use of sesame oil as a complementary treatment for cancer. Dean Ornish uses life style changes to combat heart disease. These are all examples of complementary medicine.

What is Holistic Medicine?
Many of the alternative practices pay attention to the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health, in addition to the physical body. Therapies like hypnosis and visualization claims to be able to change physical conditions through purely mental interventions. They believe that our bodies are remarkably resilient machines, capable, with some occasional prodding or intervention, of healing themselves. The name "holistic medicine" came from this unification of the mind and the body. Holistic practitioners treat the "whole person" as opposed to the individual organs of the body where symptoms occur. The importance of self care and preventing illness are stressed by holistic practitioners.

What is Natural Medicine?
Any therapy that relies on the body's own healing powers may be considered natural medicine. These include herbal remedies, diet and water therapies.

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