By now one should have been expecting this, that the focus would soon touch on the relationship between Aloe Vera and Diabetes.
We already know about its health usefulness in other areas but today we shall be exploring its health effect on diabetes.
To see if it can be grouped under the
natural diabetes cure rubric.
History On Aloe Vera
- Legend reports that Alexander the Great , upon the advice of Aristotle , conquered the island of Socotra, off the coast of Africa , to secure supplies of aloe vera in order to treat wounded soldiers.
- Cleopatra used aloe in her daily skin treatments.
- In 1944, the Japanese who were exposed to the “A” bomb applied aloe gel to their wounds and reported faster healing and less scaring.
- The aloe vera plant is one of the most studied herbs in the natural products category.
- The earliest record of Aloe vera use comes from the Egyptians.
- The use of aloe vera can be traced back 6,000 years to ancient Egypt. It was known as the “plant of immortality” and was presented to deceased pharaohs as a burial gift.
Without wasting time I would like us to turn our attention to the matter at hand, which is the health relationship between Aloe Vera and Diabetes.
- Two doses of aloe vera juice, or 5-15 ml, daily decrease blood sugar significantly.
- Regular consumption of fresh aloe vera juice regulates the glucose in the bloodstream.
- Supplementation with aloe vera may help improve HbA1c levels (a measure of glucose control over the previous 2–3 months) in people with Type 2 diabetes and reduce fasting plasma glucose levels in those with prediabetes, according to a new study from Thailand.
- A. vera leaf gel extract showed hyperglycaemic activity on NIDDM rats. It may therefore be concluded that the pulps of Aloe vera leaves devoid of the gel could be useful in the treatment of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
- A. vera leaf gel extract showed hyperglycaemic activity on NIDDM rats. It may therefore be concluded that the pulps of Aloe vera leaves devoid of the gel could be useful in the treatment of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.