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Blueberry leaf (Vaccinium spp)*

Has a long history of use for diabetes. It contains myrtillin which lowers blood sugar levels. Blueberry leaf also acts as a mild diuretic astringent and urinary antiseptic.

Dandelion fresh root (Taraxacum officinalis)*

An excellent bitter tonic that stimulates hydrochloric acid, bile, liver, pancreatic and small intestine enzymes. It is indicated for chronic constipation due to poor digestionóclay colored stools, poor fat metabolism and sluggish liver function. A rich source of inulin and a fructoligerosaccharide (FOS), Dandelion root stimulates the growth of healthy bowel flora.

Devil's Club root bark (Oplopanax horridus)*

Indicated in cases of poor sugar metabolism to increase pancreatic beta cells' ability to produce & utilize insulin. It is used to treat diabetes (under medical supervision). As an adaptogen Devil's Club strengthens adrenal/pancreatic/hypothalamus function. It is also a laxative and an anti-inflammatory agent for use in arthritis. 

Gentian root (Gentiana lutea)*

A profound digestive bitter excellent for stimulating digestion, absorption and elimination. It is indicated for atony of the stomach, large and small intestines, dysbiosis, and intense cravings for sweets especially with fatigue (hypoglycemia).

Gymnema herb (Gymnema slyvestre)*

Called Gurmar or sugar destroyer in Ayurvedic medicine, this herb is used to treat glycosuria (sugar in the urine) and diabetes mellitus. The herb is also used as a diuretic, astringent and as a treatment for fevers and colds. 

Cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum cassia)*

An effective and pleaseant tasting circulatory stimulant. It improves peripheral circulation especially to the small capillaries and is useful for spider veins and Raynaud's disease. Cinnamon increases the beta cells of the pancreas' ability to utilize endogenous insulin, thus helping insulin resistant diabetes. 


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Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.