Diabetes has been the prevalent cause of death for approximately 1.5 million people globally, with 422 million still suffering from it, as per the World Health Organization (WHO).
Considering the diabetes ratio, will Diabetes ever be cured? It is still a question.
The answer — “It’s still a work in progress,” as scientists are taking steps to approach the disease, exploring beyond its reliance on insulin shots.
The Significance of Plants in Healing
Plants such as herbs hold a high medicinal value, as evident in the Chinese writings, Indian Vaids and European Cultures. Their healing rituals have been reflected specifically in diabetic neuropathy treatment on multiple occasions. In this regard, scientists are redirecting their attention to seeking a diabetic cure through an ancient herbal approach.
Discovery of Insulin Plant
Costus Igneus, a newly introduced plant in India from the regions of Central and South America, is tested to have an anti-diabetic potential for the treatment of diabetes. According to the National Journal of Medicine, its leaves could be used as dietary supplements to treat the disease.
Chewing Leaves May Be Sour, But Not Really
Simply pluck the leaves — when you decide to consume the step-laddered plant, i.e., Costus Igneus. Furthermore, rinse and chew it up. Despite its moderate sour taste, it has been proven to maintain body sugar levels naturally.
Procedurally, chewing these leaves secretes Corsolic Acid, a chemical that improves the secretion of insulin from the pancreas. As a result, high glucose levels are triggered in the bloodstream.
It is not that the plant contains insulin, to consider it as a replacement for an insulin shot. However, it performs the mechanism of converting sugar to glycogen, which further promotes metabolism.
Hence, to reflect on an improved blood sugar level, it is recommended to consume Costus Igneus’ leaves daily.
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