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Benefits of Aloe Vera for People with Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by characteristics in the form of high blood sugar (glucose) levels. Glucose is the main energy source for human body cells.

Glucose which accumulates in the blood due to not being absorbed by the body's cells properly can cause various disorders of the body's organs. If diabetes is not well controlled, various complications that can endanger the lives of patients can arise.

Maintaining blood sugar stability must be consistently done by diabetics. Not surprisingly, a variety of efforts, both medical and non-medical, were carried out. Recently, research was conducted on the effects of aloe vera on diabetes. The result, scientists agreed to conduct further studies related to the potential of aloe vera as an anti-diabetic compound.

A number of USAF Medical Center researchers David Grant at Travis Fairfield Air Force Base, Califoria, United States, found that aloe vera can help lower glucose in diabetics and pre-diabetics. Analysis that has been published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine shows that consuming plants that have been relied upon by Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Indian, Japanese, and Mexican for thousands of years on a regular basis, will affect fasting blood glucose (FBG) above 200 mg / dl. According to a study conducted on these 283 people, fasting blood glucose levels were successfully lowered by diabetics when consuming aloe vera reached 46.6 mg / dl.

Benefits of Aloe Vera for Health


So far, scientists have done a lot of research related to the efficacy of aloe vera for various chronic diseases, such as asthma, glaucoma, hypertension, inflammation of the intestine, to diabetes. Researchers also agreed that the most effective variant of aloe vera to reduce the risk of a surge in blood sugar is Aloevera barbadensis miller.

This type of aloe vera contains 72 substances needed by the body. Among these amino acids, carbohydrates, fats, water, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, hormones, and drug classes, including antibiotics, antiseptics, antibacterial, anticancer, antiviral, antifungal, anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, anti-swelling, antiparkinson, antiaterosklerosis.

Specifically, the antioxidants in Aloevera barbadensis miller are very useful for preventing premature aging, heart attacks, and some degenerative diseases. This plant also contains elements, such as chromium, magnesium, manganese, and zinc, which are known to be important for the process of glucose metabolism and increase the effectiveness of insulin in diabetics.

How to Process Aloe Vera to Treat Diabetes


To process aloe vera, you can follow these simple instructions. Clean 2 aloe vera leaves. Wash and throw away the thorns, but make sure you don't peel the skin. The reason is, under the layers of the skin contained many substances that are good for health. Cut the aloe into cubes the size of a dice, then soak for about 30 minutes in salt water. Boil aloe vera with 3 cups of water, then strain. Drink 3 times a day after meals, each half a glass.

Apparently the benefits of aloe vera not only to treat skin diseases, such as seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis vulgaris, and genital herpes, but also can to reduce blood sugar levels. But before that, consult first about this with your specialist doctor. Make sure your doctor has checked that the alternative herbal treatments chosen do not interfere with the medical treatment you are undergoing.

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