Healthy Herbs

By Swati Latest Reply 2009-03-13 16:06:31 -0500
Started 2009-03-13 08:47:31 -0500

HI, I think herbs are effective way to cure many diseases like diabetes. Do you know about herbs benefits?

17 replies

mamaoak 2009-03-13 15:14:33 -0500 Report

yes cinimon lowers your blood count. i make cinnimon toast. mix it with splenda putit on when toast is hot.put it on rice pudding as well and in some veg sterfies. nutmage as well

kdroberts 2009-03-13 15:00:57 -0500 Report

I think herbs may offer some minor to medium benefit to some people. For a number of people they wont do anything beneficial and may only give undesirable results, possibly quite serious ones. I think it's good to try things out but not to put too high hopes on them.

GabbyPA 2009-03-13 16:01:45 -0500 Report

One thing you should always do it talk to your pharmacist about what you take and how much. I have a list that I print out, and it inclueds everythng. I go over it with my pharmacist and they have helped me time my doeses and given me things to be careful about. Your doctor is not as well versed in this usually.
KD is right that it is generally minimal, but sometimes that is because the dose is too low. So do your research, ask your questions and check with your doctor. Most of them may not have a direct impact on your sugar levels, but general health is important too, and should never be over looked.

lipsie 2009-03-13 10:40:25 -0500 Report

We have never used any kinds of herbs here, any suggestions of what to start with? I mean I dunno what I mean, lol. It sounds like Omega is definately one to try but I dunno what in the world to use all the herbs in…I am not a cook, he is so maybe that's why I am lost. lol sorry if I sound stupid here. Sheila

Goddess 2009-03-13 10:57:35 -0500 Report

don't ever call yourself stupid!!!! BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

lipsie 2009-03-13 11:23:24 -0500 Report

awwwwwwwwww, I am sorry, I just feel so umm less informed on some of these things, so yeah you're right I should NOT have said that…my fiance Ty would kick my *** for saying that too! lol Thanks! Sheila

vgarrison 2009-03-13 12:42:20 -0500 Report


If you go to like and look up their diabetic multipacks…don't buy from there…way to exprensive, but just look and see what is in it, then go to like and check the same with them…that will give you a good idea of where to start…and again like Gabby said there are quite a few reviews on here…if you get the list check back on here afterward and see what people on here say about them…I love being able to get advice from people that actually have tried a product…makes me feel better about either taking or not taking something…

Blessed Be

lipsie 2009-03-13 12:55:49 -0500 Report

Thank you, I agree, I wanted to hear from others here what they think and use…I will look into thoses sites though, thanks! Sheila

vgarrison 2009-03-13 13:00:23 -0500 Report

Oh and remember there are never any stupid questions…especially on here…this is your health we are talking about…something you might concieve as a stupid question in your head might actually be something that can save your life…

Blessed Be

rbergman 2009-03-13 09:34:17 -0500 Report

I would like to point out one thing, and please don't take this wrong, but there is no cure for diabetes, not even herbal, you can control it but not cure it. I also agree with Gabby, there are many many articles about different herbs and what they can do for you, cinn. is a favorite of our household.

GabbyPA 2009-03-13 08:56:24 -0500 Report

There are tons of articles in our "New and Article" section on this subject and a lot of discussions. If you use the search tab on top, and type in what you are looking for you will be amazed at what will pop up.
I personally really believe that herbal supplements help a lot.
There are also some herbs listed in the "Product Reviews" section as well.
I use cinnamon, red yeast rice, and I have used in the past banaba leaf and bitter melon. Aloe is great also, I mix it in an energy drink. I take Omega 3 fatty acids, but I also try to eat more fish and nuts as well.
Chia Seeds are a great source of Omegas and fiber and they have no taste and you can put them in anything. They help keep you full and slow down the absorbtion of carbs as well.
I like to use Tumuric in my meals, it is strong and not everyone likes it, but I can tell when I am getting more into my diet.

Goddess 2009-03-13 09:29:51 -0500 Report

Can you still use herbs like we are discussing once you have started on insulin?

rbergman 2009-03-13 09:35:43 -0500 Report

Insulin is something that a normal body produces anyway, so no, it does not make a difference whether you are on insulin therapy, pill therapy or diet alone, herbs (the right ones) do not interfere with insulin therapy.

GabbyPA 2009-03-13 16:06:31 -0500 Report

I am not on insulin, so I don't know how you need to take care of what you do. I know that Debe takes anti-rejection meds, and she cannot do a lot of natural supplements because of that.
Once I started taking meds (all 50million of them...sheesh) I started running into cautions on some. My red yeast rice at the dose I take is okay, but it is one I have to watch now.
I type up all of my supplements and herbs and I have gone over them with both my doctor and my pharmacist. My doctor questioned a couple of them, but when I told him why I took them, then he was okay with it.