I have been meaning to write on this, but for no apparent reason, I kept keeping it off. But coming to the realization that this is a time sensitive issue and could be a matter of life and death or even worst, life of pain and anguish. If you’ve been looking for natural herbs that cures diabetes in the past, then, look no further.
Disclaimer: this post is strictly for educational purpose. Do well to consult a health professional or your doctor if you are trying a herbal medicine.
Diabetes mellitus, also known as hyperglycemia or high blood suger is a chronic disease that is categorized by high amount of glucose in the blood stream.
This occurs, when insulin, an hormone produced from the pancreatic gland, and is responsible for opening the cell walls of the body to allow in glucose which the cells needs for energy production. This energy is what the body uses for all its activities, from breathing, walking, talking, just anything.
There are two types of diabetes; type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is a disease of the autoimmune system, I.e the immunity defence mechanism of the body which is responsible for fighting off any threats to the body. What happens in type 1 diabetes is that the autoimmune mechanism begins to attack the pancreas(where insulin is produced), thereby causing damages to the pancreas, invariably leading to inadequate insulin secretion which subsequently would mean more sugar(glucose) in the blood stream.
Why the body defence mechanism does this is still not fully known, but its estimated that about 10% of people with diabetes have the type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes leads to type 2.
Type 2 Diabetes:
Type 2 diabetes is more like a chronic metabolic disease. It is characterized by the inability of the body or cells to utilize insulin. I.e the cells becomes resistance to insulin, thereby making insulin ineffective in metabolizing blood glucose for energy production.
Overtime, the presence of excess glucose in the body is a predisposing factor to other disease like:
- heart disease,
- reanal disease
- Yeast infection,
- Blindness and also
- Nerve damage.
Symptoms of diabetes includes:
- Excess urination
- Yeast infections
- Skin problems
- Slow healing of wounds
- Blurry vision
- Excess thirst and dehydration
- Numbness of the toes and feet
- Frequent hunger
- Excessive weight loss.
Things that predispose people to diabetes includes:
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Dietary lifestyles
- High blood preasure
- Age factor, etc.
One can be tested for hyperglycemia by a number of test; amongst which fasting blood glucose test.
Fasting blood glucose test is to check the amount of glucose still remaining in the blood after a person have abstained(fasted) from food for atleast 8 hrs(over night).
There are devices out there on jumia, amazon etc that one can use to test at the comfort of their home. Always go for the best with trusted level of accuracy.
It can also be done in the clinics or health centers.
A reading of lass than 100 milligrams per deciliter (100mg/dl) is considered normal fasting blood glucose. A reading above 126gm/dl under fasting on more than 2 tests on separate days indicates diabetes.. Seek expert advice for proper explanation.
THE GOOD NEWS:
it is a popular believe in many quarters that diabetes which of course is killer disease; claiming an estimated 1.5 million lives directly in 2019 according to WHO reports and an estimated 422 million people currently living with it.
This is an increase from 180million people as at 1980. The numbers are expected to rise due to many factors, some of which we earlier outlined.
With this number of death worldwide, including Nigeria which makes up the most affected in Africa, it is common place to think its incurable or impossible to manage.
All hope is not lost.
Diabetes is a curable and manageable disease. In fact it has been for ever, just the know how has eluded a lot of people.
Having said that, let me introduce you to the miracle plant called hunteria umbellata.
Hunteria umbellata, also known as OSU in Benin city, Edo state, Erin or Abere by the Yoruba’s and Nkpokiri by the Ibos is a antihyperglycemic herb that is used very much by African herbalist in the treatment of diabetes and other ailments.
It helps in stimulating the pancreas to produce insulin more like the oral diabetic class of drugs called sulfolynurea.
It also aids in treating obesity and high bad cholesterol which as we earlier mentioned is a predisposing factor in coming down with diabetes.
Tons of researches has been done in isolating its phytochemical make up and investigation into its efficacy in treating various diseases. Researchers are currently going on into its potential as cure for HIV.
The verdicts on these researches shows that hunteria embellata seed extract or even the fruit can reduce hyperglycemia drastically in a mater of hours and cure in a matter of 2 to 6 weeks.
My attention was first drawn to this herb about 3 months ago when a colleague in the office showed me a viral video of one Dr. Kennedy Eweka of the university of Benin who had gotten recuperation from diabetes by using this same Osu as the benins call it.
She wanted to find out if I know the fruit (herb) as someone in the western part needed her to get it from Benin (where we are).
Funny enough, I have come in contact with this plant some years back and in fact planted it in the compound not even knowing the name, or uses. Only that people where talking about it.
Moving on, I that viral video, Dr. Eweka showed how he used the full fruit with the seeds by soaking in clean water for some hours and how much his conditions improved in matter of hours.. Just wow!. A live testimony.
However, after my research i found out that the seeds and ripe fruit are even more powerful than the unripe one used by Dr.Eweka.
Warning: you must have a glucometer in hand to monitor the drop in sugar level within hours of taking it, if not you face the risk of over lowering the blood sugar which in itself is a problem.
Methods of preparation and usage:
1. Dr. Eweka in his video took a medium to large size ball of the OSU fruit, washed and chopped into a glass jug then submerged just a little below with fresh clean water.
He left to stay over night, by which time the Water had turn a lil milky. This water he took 1 shot (about 50ml) before meal in the morning and before meal in the evening.
In 7 days, he was recording lower sugar levels than when he started.
2. Take a couple seeds, say about 50-100 pieces, get 500 ml to 1ltr of coconut water and shred ur seeds into the water and let to sit for 6 to 10 hrs after which you take 50ml morning and evening before meal.
This can last for 48hrs or more.
Other methods includes mixing the dried and grinded seed powder with lime or palm kannel oil.
You must always have you glucometer at hand before using this.
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