Turmeric, also known as Curcuma Longa by its botanical name, has been long used in Indian cooking and is an active ingredient in the Indian (Ayurveda) and Chinese traditional medicine systems. It is used extensively in pain relief, cancer prevention, lowering cholesterol and also blood sugar levels. In studies conducted by Beijing University of Chinese medicine, curcumin has been known to reduce sugar and cholesterol levels along with offering liver protection. The main activity of turmeric that reduces the inflammation caused by diabetes complications is its ability to suppress the activity of the macrophages causing the inflammation.
Turmeric improves insulin function by reducing insulin resistance. This is similar to the effect of physical activity by helping insulin enter the cells.
It protects the beta cells that produce insulin.
Though turmeric can be added to many foods especially in the Indian cuisine, it can also be used as capsules. Ancient and current studies also point out the use of pepper along with turmeric for better absorption of turmeric which will otherwise be poorly absorbed and the very little that enters the body is also flushed out quickly.
Black Plum or Kala Jamun:
Black jamun has long since been believed to have excellent curative properties in a variety of conditions. The polyphenolic compounds found in black jamun have shown effectiveness against cancer, heart disease, asthma, arthritis as well as diabetes. Stomach disorders are also cured by using kala jamun.
The black plum has anti-diabetic features. It converts starch into energy thereby keeping the blood sugar levels in check. It has a low Glycemic Index and is very beneficial for sugar patients. It also relieves diabetic symptom of frequent urination. Not just the flesh of the fruit, but the powdered form of its seeds and bark are also very useful in the treatment of urine sugar. The fruit and its seeds have low glycemic index because of the presence of jamboline which controls the conversion of starch into sugar. Generally sugar patients can safely eat one teaspoon of powdered jamun seeds along with their daily medication for more effective and less invasive diabetes control.
Sugar knocker is loaded with 11 active and effective ingredients that have been proved to effectively control and treat diabetes for centuries. Among them are Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) and Black Plum (Eugenia Jambolana) whose effects on diabetes have been discussed above.
- Turmeric reduces blood glucose by increasing plasma insulin.
- Prevents diabetes induced oxidative stress.
- Its anti inflammatory effects suppress diabetic neuropathic pain.
- The jambosin in jamun fruit is an alkaloid which is held in high regard because of its ability to keep sugar conversion in check in cases where glucose is produced in excess.