Insulin Plant Medicinal Uses:
The leaves of this herbal medicinal plant are used to control Blood sugar levels or in Treatment of Diabetes. The patient has to consume two leaves in the morning and two leaves in evening for first week. From the second week one leaf in the morning and one in the evening. This dosage should be continued for 30 days. The leaves of Insulin plant must be chewed well before swallowing. After chewing the leaves / leaf have a little water.
Having natural concentration of Corosolic acid, Insulin plant can have a positive effect on blood sugar levels. Corosolic acid works in metabolism of glucoseprocess like insulin that reduces blood sugar levels by transporting glucose into cells and out of the bloodstream. This can be beneficial to anyone who has trouble with high blood sugar levels, and particularly to that in diabetes
In Indian Traditional Medicine this herbal plant is also used to promote Long life, Take care of skin complaint, Reduce fever, Treatment of asthma, Bronchitis treatment and to Eliminates intestinal worms. In Indian traditional literature this plant is mentioned as an ingredient in a cosmetic to be used on the eyelashes to give a nice look.
Insulin Plant Medicinal Uses:
1. Insulin Plant For Diabetes:
The leaves of the plant is very very popular for it’s use in treating diabetes as it reduces the blood sugar levels very very effectively, that is why it is aptly named as insulin plant.
Usually one leaf of the plant is taken for treating diabetes and I found more than 15 clinical studies to prove this use! You can read the study that proves the use here (in the study the diabetes that was induced in the rats was similar type 2 diabetes).
2. Insulin Plant For Diabetes Induced High Cholesterol:Insulin plant leaves when taken by diabetic patients not only reduced their blood sugar levels, it also brought the diabetes induced cholesterol levels down which is huge added benefit.
3.Insulin Plant Antioxidant Properties:
Insulin plant also has wonderful anti oxidant properties which is especially useful for diabetic patients as it helps to reverse the oxidative stress of the liver, kidney and pancreas caused due to diabetes. Costus igneus also has anti microbial, diuretic and cancer preventing properties.
Insulin Plant Side Effects:
Even at very large doses insulin plant doesn’t cause mortality but at certain levels it does get toxic. Prolonged use of insulin plant leaves at large doses will lead to toxicity. I would kindly suggest using insulin plant leaves in the correct dosage and to monitor your blood sugar levels closely while taking it. It is also best to take it under expert guidance.
Different Forms of taking Insulin Plant Leaves:
1. Insulin Plant Leaf:
Chew one fresh leaf of insulin plant to reduce blood sugar levels.
2. The Insulin Plant Tea:
If you are not able to chew on the fresh leaf, you can make a decoction by pounding one leaf and boiling it in water till it reduces in half.
3. The Insulin Plant Powder:
You can also make a powder of the plant by collecting the leaves, shade drying them and then powdering in a dry mixer to get a very very fine powder. The usual recommended dosage for the powder is 1/2 to 1 tsp per day.
The dosage given is general and strongly suggest consuming the leaves under medical supervision.
If you still want to take the leaves on your own, suggestion is monitoring your blood sugar levels closely and starting at the lowest dosage…