Diabetes is a health condition that causes high blood sugar levels, which causes many health issues. There are different types of diabetes.
Type 1: A person is affected with type 1 diabetes, when the body does not produce insulin.
Type 2: A person is affected with type 2 diabetes, when the body does not produce enough insulin.
Gestational diabetes: This type of diabetes affects only women who are pregnant.
Symptoms of diabetes may be: Unusual weight loss, increased hunger and thirst, unusual weight gain, fatigue, wounds that do not heal in time, numbness and tingling feeling in the joints, hands and feet.
When a person is identified with diabetes, they are highly prone to cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure and cholesterol. They need to be monitored regularly to keep the blood sugar levels under control.
Regular consumption of insulin, regular physical exercise and healthy diet will help to control diabetes and lead a normal life. There are many over the counter medicines that help to reduce the sugar levels but there are many natural herbs that helps to control sugar levels.
This DIY recipe explains how to use Bael leaves or Vilvam leaves, to control and regulate diabetes.
Health benefits of Vilvam leaves: Studies have shown that Bael leaves, when consumed regularly reduces blood sugar level by 45%. The medicinal properties in it, triggers the secretion of insulin from pancreas. Vilvam leaves repair the damages cells in the pancreas and helps to revitalize it. Vilvam leaves can also treat diarrhea, constipation, digestion disorders and fever. The anti-inflammatory property of these leaves help to reduce internal inflammation which reduces pain in muscles.
Bael leaves also control cholesterol and thus reduces cardiovascular diseases. Other than the leaves, the bark and fruit from the Vilvam tree also contains many medicinal properties and helps to treat many health ailments. Now you know, why Vilvam leaves were used by our ancestors in many Ayurveda medicines and the tree was considered to be Sacred!
- Handful Vilvam leaves (Bael)
- To treat diabetes, you need a handful of Vilvam leaves.
- First clean the leaves and place the leaves in direct sunlight to dry it.
- Once dried, you can put the leaves in a shaded area.
- Place the dried leaves in a blender.
- Blend it to break into small pieces or powder it.
- Collect the powder and store it in an airtight container.