Home Remedies

Home Remedies for Diabetes

There has been a speedy increase in prevalence of diabetes around the world. The reason behind it might be hereditary, eating habits, sedentary lifestyle. Diabetes has three types.

  1. Diabetes Mellitus Type-1
  2. Diabetes Mellitus Type-2
  3. Gestational Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus type-2 is a major health concern. The sedentary lifestyle plays a significance role in the development of type-2 diabetes. It accounts 90% of people suffering with diabetes.

Type-1 diabetes is a condition in which body will not produce insulin whereas type-2 diabetes is a condition in which body does not produce enough of insulin or the insulin that has been produced will not function properly.

Popping pills regularly or taking other treatments is not a permanent solution for curing diabetes. In fact, there is no permanent cure for this condition. However, controlling your blood sugar levels by making few changes in your lifestyle can help you lead a normal lifestyle.

Diabetes Home Remedies

Here are few natural home remedies that help in controlling your blood sugar levels, which can be followed besides undergoing proper treatment and diagnosis from your doctor.

Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed oil helps in repairing the cellular damage that is caused by excess sugar consumption for a lifetime. It helps in controlling blood sugar level fluctuations.

How to Use

  • Add 1.5 ounces of flaxseeds with 4 ounces of cottage cheese along with 1 ounce of milk in a blender.
  • Blend this mixture and add little honey or some substitute fruits. Consume it daily in the morning.


Okra consists of POLYPHENOLIC molecules that help control blood glucose levels. A study conducted by the Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences has mentioned that okra seed and powder of its peel have antihyperlipidemic and antidiabetic potential.

How to Use

  • Cut the okras at ends and slit them.
  • Later, soak them in water overnight.
  • Drink this water on an empty stomach daily in the morning.
  • Follow this remedy everyday till you see good results.

Also, include this super food in your regular diet.


The powdered form of cinnamon can help in lowering the blood sugar levels by triggering the activity of insulin. The bioactive compounds in cinnamon help combating and preventing diabetes.

How to use

  • Take a half tsp. of cinnamon powder in a cup of warm water daily in the morning. Follow this for at least 40 days to see effective results.
  • Add 3tbsp. of cinnamon powder to one-liter water and allow it to boil. Strain it and consume it daily.


However, the intake of cinnamon should not exceed as the cinnamon that is found in the grocery stores (Cassia cinnamon) contain COUMARIN. This is a toxic substance, which might also increase the risks of liver damage.

Ceylon cinnamon is a true cinnamon and a safer option to have. However, its effects on the blood glucose levels are not completely known. Some studies have mentioned that cinnamon has shown its effects in controlling type-2 diabetes by reducing blood sugar levels and by enhancing the production of natural insulin by the body.

Alfalfa Seeds

Alfalfa seeds are loaded with essential nutrients and helps in lowering blood sugar levels.

How to Use

  • Sprinkle one tsp. of alfalfa seeds on your salads or the food you eat.
  • Alfalfa capsules are also available and can be taken after consulting your physician.

Bitter Gourd

Bitter gourd is one such effective remedy, which can help lower blood glucose levels. It in fact influences the glucose metabolism of the entire body rather than a particular organ. It helps in enhancing the pancreatic insulin production and helps in preventing insulin resistance. It helps in controlling type-1 & type-2 diabetes.

How to Use

  • Remove the seeds of bitter gourd and extract it juice.
  • Drink it on an empty stomach early in the morning.
  • You can also eat it raw. Follow this at least for two months to see amazing results.

Mango leaves

Tender mango leaves can be used for effectively treating diabetes by regulating insulin levels in the blood. It even helps in improving the lipid profile.

How to Use

  • Soak a bunch of tender mango leaves overnight in a large bowl of water.
  • Drink it next morning on an empty stomach and you can see visible results within few weeks.

You can also ground these leaves to powder after letting them to dry. Have a tbsp. of this powder twice a day.

Amla (Indian Gooseberry)

Amla is fully filled with vitamin C and it helps in effective functioning of pancreas. The juice of Amla helps in stimulating the functioning of pancreas and cut downs blood sugar levels.

How to Use

  • Consume 1 tbsp of amla juice along with 1tbsp of bitter gourd juice daily in the morning.
  • You may even drink it along with water on an empty stomach. Follow this remedy for few months.

Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek is effective in controlling diabetes. It helps in lowering blood sugar levels because of its hypoglycemic activity and improves glucose tolerance. It is a rich source of fiber and helps in slowing down absorption of sugars and carbohydrates.

How to Use

  • Soak 1/4th tbsp. of fenugreek seeds overnight.
  • Gulp down these seeds early in the morning on an empty stomach.

Jambul or Indian Blackberry

It is considered as an effective remedy for diabetes due to its effect on pancreas. This fruit contains ELLAGIC ACID, ANTHOCYANINS etc. Alkaloid JAMBOSINE and GLYCOSIDE JAMBOLINE in the seeds of jambul control blood sugar levels.

The seeds have hypoglycemic effects that help control urine sugar and blood sugar levels.

How to Use

You can dry and powder the seeds of jambul and have it with water twice a day.

Following these remedies and by making few changes in your eating habits you can also cut down the risk of diabetes largely.

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh is a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist with B.A.M.S. and M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants. He has a wealth of experience in using Ayurveda to treat patients, including the use of herbal medicine and personalized Ayurvedic diets. His passion for spreading accurate and scientific information about Ayurveda and Medicinal Plants led him to create Ayur Times, a trusted resource for those seeking reliable information on the topic. Through his dedicated work, Dr. Singh has helped thousands of patients find relief and improve their health with Ayurveda and Herbal Medicine.

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  1. Good home remedy suggestions for Diabetes Type II. Please let me know how many do okras need to be used every day.

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