Cheap and Effective Insulin Plant Can Treat Diabetes
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Chamaecostus cuspidatus (Wiki) or widely known as fiery costus or spiral flag is also known in India as insulin plant. It’s used in Ayurvedic medicine due to its anti-diabetic properties.
Facts about Insulin Plant
The leaves of this plant are fleshy, its stems are quite reddish and its flowers are orange and reach up to 3.8 cm. It’s actually an ornamental plant but is used in India, Philippines and other countries who rely on herbal medicines to effectively treat diabetes.
The usual scenario for a diabetic patient is to go to a hospital and consult a doctor but using insulin plant can also help normalize blood sugar levels in the body and treat diabetes.
Julius Babao, a Philippine-based broadcaster uploaded a video about the insulin plant. The video also includes a piece of expert advice from Bernie Dizon who is a well-known pomologist and agriculturist. Bernie has a nursery where he sells exotic fruit trees and his insulin plants.
He exclaimed that consuming this herbal plant is much cheaper than taking insulin shots.
How to use Insulin Plant?
You just need to boil two leaves of the plant in water. Once it reaches the boiling point and the leaves’ extract are combined with the water, you may transfer it to a cup. Just strain it and it’s ready to drink.
Drinking this for 10 days can decrease the blood sugar in diabetics. Bernie even added that he knows there are many doctors who use the plant but they don’t divulge it to their patients because Western medicine and herbal medicine are two conflicting beliefs.
Using this herbal plant is really the cheapest and most effective way to treat diabetes compared to going to the doctor and being prescribed expensive medicine and worst getting insulin shots. Just be wary of fake insulin plant sellers because there are many.
Effect of the Costus igneus leaves on dexamethasone-induced hyperglycemia
Based on the scientific study done by National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, The leaves of insulin plants (Costus igeus) reduced the fasting and postprandial blood sugar levels, bringing them down towards normal, in dexamethasone-induced hyperglycemia in rats.
Reduction in the fasting and the postprandial blood sugar levels with leaves of insulin plant was comparable with that obtained with Glibenclamide 500 µg/kg at 250 mg/kg/day and 500 mg/kg/day of powdered leaves of the insulin plant (Costus igeus).
Where to buy Insulin Plants in Metro Manila?
There are several indoor, outdoor, medicinal and other types of plants for sale inside Quezon City Memorial Circle. You can also visit Cedarhills Garden Center in Mother Ignacia Avenue and Farmers Market in Cubao. A small pot of this plant is being sold for P150 or $3.
How to use Insulin Plant leaves for Diabetes?
The study found that chewing on one fresh leaf of this plant or consuming 1 teaspoon of the dried leaf powder daily helps in regulating blood glucose levels in persons with diabetes.
Buy from credible sellers so you can be sure that what you’re consuming is the right plant that can treat diabetes.
We will update this post about Insulin Plant Herb Uses, Its Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, and Nutrients. Please stay tuned!
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