Aloe Vera, used in Ayurveda for years, is known for its medicinal properties. Especially, the use of aloe Vera to control the level of glucose in diabetes is very much in trend. Also, Aloe vera is a cactus-like plant, which grows in hot, dry climates.
It produces two substances, gel and latex, which are used in medicines. Aloe gel is a clear, jelly-like substance found inside the plant leaf. Let’s know the uses of Aloe Vera for diabetes.
Table of contents
- 1 What is Aloe Vera?
- 2 How Aloe Vera Helps Manage Diabetes?
- 3 How to use aloe vera to control diabetes?
- 4 Side Effects of Aloe Vera for Diabetes
What is Aloe Vera?
It is a medicinal plant that has been used for thousands of years to treat various health conditions. It is usually safe to use aloe vera directly from the plant as well or you can buy it as a gel.
Aloe Vera cream, gel and ointment contain clear gel found in Aloe Vera leaves. These products can be applied top-handedly to treat different skin conditions. Aloe is sold in capsule or liquid form to take internally to promote health and wellness. Aloe Vera has both advantages and disadvantages that we will fall ahead of.
How Aloe Vera Helps Manage Diabetes?
According to studies conducted on the aloe vera juice for diabetics, regular consumption of juice of aloe vera can help to control blood sugar in diabetes patients. Below we are explaining in detail how aloe vera juice can help control diabetes and reduce its symptoms.
Researchers found in research done on aloe vera that it has a hypoglycemic (glucose-lowering) effect. This effect occurs because of the element called Assmann (Acemannan) K.
Other compounds in aloe vera also like hydrophilic fibre, Glukomann and Faitosterol are those that can help to reduce blood sugar.
Several studies prove that aloe vera can lower glucose levels. The website of NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) also has much research is done on aloe vera and diabetes-related rats. Research them stated that the merits of reducing the glucose level of aloe vera can be explained by its antioxidant process. Indeed, oxidative stress is a cause of diabetes.
How to use aloe vera to control diabetes?
Aloe vera can be used in the form of juice for diabetes. There are many types of aloe vera juice available in the market, but only organic aloe vera juice should be selected. By the way, if someone has aloe vera in his house, then he himself can make aloe vera juice for diabetes at home. Below we are telling how to make aloe vera juice at home:
An Aloe Vera leaf
Water as needed
First, wash the aloe vera leaves.
Then cut it from the middle with the help of a knife.
Now take out the gel present inside it with a spoon.
Make sure that the latex (a yellow coating) present in the leaves is not present in the aloe vera gel.
Now to make juice, mix two to three spoons of aloe vera gel by adding water as needed and blend it for about two minutes.
After blending well, take it out in a glass.
Lemon or ginger can also be added to enhance the taste of this juice.
It can also be consumed with other juices for taste.
Some people are not able to consume aloe vera juice directly. In such a situation, aloe vera for diabetes can also be used in the following ways.
Aloe vera can also be used in powder form for diabetes
You can consume smoothies prepared with aloe vera, chia seeds and turmeric. For this, by mixing these three ingredients together, you can take them for breakfast. It can provide relief from gas, hyperacidity and digestive problems.
Aloe Vera with Amla Powder: Take both in equal quantity and consume them on an empty stomach. It can help in increasing the metabolism along with controlling the blood sugar level.
Consuming aloe vera juice at bedtime can be helpful in controlling weight and controlling blood sugar with a clear stomach. Keep in mind that do not mix any kind of sweetener in aloe vera juice.
Diabetic patients can apply fresh aloe vera on the skin to prevent skin infections.
You can consume smoothies prepared with aloe vera and cucumber.
Note – If someone has any other health-related problem, then before using aloe vera for diabetes, please consult a doctor once.
Side Effects of Aloe Vera for Diabetes
The use of aloe vera can sometimes cause some harm to the body. Below we are talking about the loss of Aloe vera for Diabetes patients.
Due to intake of aloe vera. Diarrhoea can happen because it has an anthraquinone chemical found in its gel. So, Consumption should be within the limit. Also if you face any problem consult with your doctor.
The amount of intake should not be high. Due to the high amount of it, you face serious issues related to the urine system as well as kidney damage. It is a major negative effect of aloe Vera.
A type of allergy, in which the skin becomes red and swollen due to itching.
In our body diarrhoea, hardening of the skin, and constipation problems are due to electrolytic imbalance. In addition, aloe vera uses the cause internal allergies, rashes, and redness in the skin.
In this, there is a change in the colour of the lining of the large intestine.
Due to excess intake of aloe vera, which can cause skin irritation and other problems.