Ginseng for Diabetes -
Does It Help?
Thinking of using ginseng for diabetes management?
The pancreas is a long thin organ that sits
behind the stomach. It is responsible for producing several chemicals
including insulin. When your blood sugar level raises, the pancreas
makes insulin to allow muscle and fat cells to absorb the sugar that is
found in the blood.
Some people suffering from type 2 diabetes do not produce enough
insulin to meet this need. As a result, the sugar stays in the blood, causing the
blood sugar level to rise dramatically.
Symptoms of high blood sugar levels include fatigue, increased hunger,
increased thirst, blurred vision, nausea, frequent urination, skin
infections and increased appetite.
High blood sugar levels cause permanent damage to blood vessels, heart attack,
kidney damage, stroke, nerve damage and vision loss.
How Ginseng for Diabetes Works
Ginseng is a
popular herbal diabetic treatment that can be used in combination with
conventional medications. This Chinese herb is a rich source of
polysaccharides and adenosine, both known to lower high blood sugar
Moreover, studies show that ginseng seems to boost insulin production
in people suffering from type 2 diabetes (those who do not need to use
insulin to control their high blood sugar levels).
Studies done in health volunteers show that ginseng doesn't seem to
further low blood sugar levels in those who do not suffer from type 2 diabetes.
Dose to Use
recommended dose is 200 mg once or twice daily. You may take 2.5 mL
(1/2 teaspoon) of the liquid extract up to twice daily. For tinctures,
use 5 mL (1 teaspoon) once or twice daily.
Some experts suggest taking a break from ginseng for one week every
four or five weeks. This is to avoid the potential side effects known
with long-term use of ginseng. These side effects include restlessness,
insomnia and possible hypotension (low blood pressure).
Always consult with a healthcare professional before you start to take
ginseng. If you are currently on prescription diabetic medications,
dose adjustment may be required.
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