Herbodiet Ingredients

Many common herbs and spices are claimed to have blood sugar lowering properties that make them useful for people with or at high risk of type 2 diabetes.

A number of clinical studies have been carried out in recent years that show potential links between herbal therapies and improved blood glucose control, which has led to an increase in people with diabetes using these more 'natural' ingredients to help manage their condition.

Trigonella Foenum
Syzygium Cumini
Enicostemma Littorale
Trigonella Foenum-graecum
Momordica Charantia
Picrorhiza Kurrooa
Gymnema Sylvestre
Aegle Marmelos
Black Asphaltum
Phyllanthus Emblica
Asparagus Racemosus
Withania Somnifera

While such therapies are commonly used in ayurvedic and oriental medicine for treating serious conditions such as diabetes, many health experts in the west remain sceptical about their reported medical benefits.

In fact, because certain herbs, vitamins and supplements may interact with diabetes medications (including insulin) and increase their hypoglycemic effects, it is often argued that use of natural therapies could reduce blood sugars to dangerously low levels and raise the risk of other diabetes complications.