Guduchi/Giloy: Ayurvedic Herbs to Improve Insulin Sensitivity
It is regarded as a natural anti-hyperglycemic agent as it lowers levels of blood sugar or glucose. Although most studies have been on animals, shows considerable evidence that guduchi supplementation can relieve diabetic neuropathy and gastropathy, which are common complications in diabetes. It is Bitter in taste and also best for immunity, sugar levels, cough/cold, liver, spleen, etc.
Amla & turmeric: Ayurvedic Herbs to Improve Insulin Sensitivity
The combination of equal quantity of amla & turmeric is known as Nisha amalki. One of the best among antidiabetic formulations. One can also mix a pinch of turmeric in two tablespoons of gooseberry (amla) juice and have it in the morning. Gooseberry is known to have anti-diabetic properties as it improves cholesterol levels in diabetes patients.
Triphala, Manjistha & gokshur: Ayurvedic Herbs to Improve Insulin Sensitivity
Individual components of Triphala churna have anti-diabetic and antioxidant activities. Triphala churna showed a significant reduction in plasma glucose and a significant rise in body weight.This Combination is also wonderful detoxing herbs for liver & kidneys.
Trikatu: Shunthi, Pippali and Piper nigrum (Maricha)
Trikatu, as per Ayurveda’s Bhaisajyaratnawali is a compound herbal formulation containing three bitter herbs mixed together in equal quantities. Dried fruits of Piper nigrum (Maricha) and Piper longum (Peepli) and dried rhizomes of Zingiber officinale (Sunthi) are used to prepare this miraculous formulation.Those all are the anti diabetic spices. Also Improves metabolism as well.
Neem: Ayurvedic Herbs to Improve Insulin Sensitivity
Neem also reduced the glucose uptake through up-regulation of glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) and inhibition of key intestinal enzymes such as glucosidases. Moreover, neem showed anti-hypertensive effects possibility via the block of calcium channels, up-regulation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), and extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1/2 (ERK1/2) signaling pathway. Anti-oxidant effects play an important role in protective mechanisms of neem against metabolic syndrome and its complications.
A 2020 review notes that administering ashwagandha root powder to people with diabetes could help to lower their blood glucose. Other research also suggests that taking ashwagandha can help to improve fasting blood glucose levels in adults experiencing stress-related health conditions. helps reduce stress, fatigue & improve immunity & insulin sensitivity at the same time.
Few other herbs that are also useful in diabetes are curry leaves, moringa, cinnamon, fenugreek, arjun etc. It would be better if you start with a lower quantity. Keep in mind that a high quantity could be harmful in some ways.