Natural Remedies for Diabetes

Our ancestors held the belief that we were born of this Earth – and modern science is in agreement. That being the case, Natural cure science (naturopathy) believes that whatever ills that might plague the human and animal body; natural remedies can be found on this Earth.

Natural Remedies for Elevation of Problems Associated with Diabetes

First off, there are no cures for diabetes whether it is Type I or Type II. However, there are natural remedies that cure or elevate the effects of diabetes without any side effects. For example, pancreatic beta cell damage can be rectified and there are proven natural remedies to reduce VLDL and LDL cholesterol levels as well as serum triglyceride and total cholesterol without any effect on the level of HDL-cholesterol.

Diabetes is not a recent development. People living in regions such as Europe and Asia have been suffering from diabetes for many thousands of years. The Indian Ayurveda, which is hundreds of years old, has detailed description and remedies for diabetes. One of the proven and time-tested natural remedies for diabetes is the Indian Kino – a resin1.

Pterocarpus marsupium

(Commonly known as the Indian Kino, Venga, Malabar Kino or Pitasara)

The Indian Kino, a red colour resin from the Kino tree, is one of the potent natural remedies for diabetes. Chinese Medicine too uses it. Amongst natural remedies used in China, the India Kino is considered so potent that the Chinese call it the Dragon’s blood.

Amongst natural remedies for diabetes, the Indian Kino has been used in both India and China for many hundreds of years. Flavonoids and Epicatechin extracted from the resin of the India Kino tree has been proven to be effective for preventing Alloxan induced pancreatic beta cell damage. These extracts are also highly effective in inflammation.

Laboratory tests have proved that extracts of Pterocarpus Marsupium and Epicatechin successfully regenerate pancreatic beta cells. To date, there is no allopathic equivalent of this medicine2.

The Indian Kino Tree

Growing up to 30 meters in height, the Indian Kino Tree is a deciduous tree that grows well in South Asia i.e. India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Java Islands. Pterocarpus Marsupium extracted from the resin of the Indian Kino tree has strong anti-Hyperlipdemic properties and can significantly reduce VLDL and LDL cholesterol levels as well as serum triglyceride and total cholesterol without any effect on the level of HDL-cholesterol.

Apart from its uses as a remedy for diabetes, the leaves and flowers of the Indian Kino are much valued as one of the natural remedies for beauty treatment. In fact, until the advent of modern day chemical based astringents sold by drug companies, most Indian women would obtain the dried leaves and flowers of the Kino tree, make a paste and apply it over their face and hands.

It would be washed off after 30 minutes and then a paste of turmeric and sandalwood powder would be applied over the face and hands and washed off after 30 minutes. A paste made from the dried leaves and flowers of the Indian Kino tree worked as an excellent astringent. The turmeric and sandalwood powder paste on the other hand induced a fair glow on the skin and left a pleasant sandalwood induced fragrance3.

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Footnotes and references:

1. Indian Kino:

2. Properties of Indian Kino:

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