Types of Diabetes:
*Type I Diabetes: It is a condition where patients do not produce their own Insulin, which is required for uptake and processing of sugar by body cells. Here the patient has no option but to take Insulin shots daily.
*Type II Diabetes: Also known as Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus(NIDDM).Here the cells in the body become resistant to action of Insulin, also Pancreas produces too little Insulin. This type of Diabetes usually occur in adults at age 40 or older.
Signs of Diabetes:
*You are often thirsty
*You pass urine frequently
*You suddenly start losing weight
*You do not have enough energy.
*You cannot see well.
*You are more prone to infections
*Your cuts and bruises heal slowly
*You feel tingling or numbness in your hands of feet
Salacia Oblonga and Diabetes:
Salacia oblonga Also known as Saptrangi in India has shown promising results in treating Diabetes. Salacia oblonga contains two alpha-Glucosidase inhibitors: salicinol and kotalanol 9,which have been proven to decrease blood sugar levels. These enzymes turn carbohydrates into glucose, the sugar that circulates throughout the body. If the enzyme binds to the herbal extract rather than to a carbohydrate, then less glucose gets into the blood stream, resulting in lowered blood glucose and insulin levels.
Benefits Salacia oblonga : Major use of Salacia oblonga is in treating Diabetes. Superior in terms of safety compared to chemically synthesized products, Salacia Oblonga is an effective anti-diabetic agent. Herbs used in traditional Indian medicine to treat diabetes seems to lower blood sugar and insulin levels in a manner similar to prescription drugs, a new study reports. Researchers gave extracts of the herb Salacia oblonga to 39 healthy adults suffering from Type-II Diabetes, and the results were promising.