Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Diabetes: Herbal Treatment & Indian gooseberry

Due to its high vitamin C content, Indian gooseberry (Amla or Aaonla) is considered valuable in treatment of diabetes.

A tablespoon of its juice, mixed with a cup of resh bitter gourd juice, taken daily for two months helps stimulating the islets of Lengerhans (the isolated group of cells that secrete insulin hormone).

It thus reduces the blood sugar in diabetes. Diet restriction should be strictly observed while taking thismedicine. It will also prevent eye complications in diabetes.

Equal quantity of 'Amla' powder, jamun powder and bitter gourd powder also makes a very useful food remedy for diabetics. A teaspoonful of this mixture, once or twice a day would be effective in checking the progress of the ailment.

Amla, the Urdu name for Indian gooseberry, is easily available in the Indian sub-continent, particularly in Indian and Pakistan. The other names for the Indian gooseberry are Emblica officinalis and Emblica myrobalan.