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The Insulin Plant : Nature’s Gift For Diabetics

the insulin plant

the insulin plant

What is Diabetes

When we talk about diabetes we should understand the role of insulin in our body. When we eat food it is converted into sugar. This sugar is then transported to every part of the body by our blood. Insulin facilitates the absorption of sugar by the cells. Once the cells absorb the sugar the level of sugar in the blood becomes normal. In the case of diabetes type 1, the immune system attacks part of the pancreas so insulin is either not produced or the quantity is very less. In the case of diabetes type 2 insulin is produced but the cells develop insulin resistance and hence do not absorb the sugar. In both these cases, the sugar stays in the blood and this causes high blood sugar levels. Diabetes is a lifestyle disease and needs lifestyle changes. Exercise and diet can help to manage diabetes naturally.

Nature’s gift for diabetics is Costus Igneus which belongs to the family Costaceae. It is known as the insulin plant in India. Consumption of its leaves is believed to lower blood glucose levels.  The leaves help to build up insulin by strengthening beta cells of Pancreas.

The insulin plant grows very fast and its thin leaves can grow up to six inches in length. It has been used to treat diabetes for centuries. It is also used to treat snake bites, gallbladder stones and also myoma.

How to use the Insulin plant

The best way to make use of the insulin plant is to prepare its tea. In order to prepare the tea, you need to take one liter of water in a pan and boil it. Then add ten leaves of the plant to it. Keep this overnight. Next morning filter the tea through a strainer. Store this tea in the refrigerator. Drink one glass every day 30 minutes before breakfast.

This is a powerful natural remedy to treat diabetes.

Experts say that this tea can improve your overall health and help in managing various health problems.


Diabetes is a lifestyle problem. It is best to take care of it naturally. Diet and exercise can help in managing diabetes.

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