herbs

  Amla is a small to medium size tree reaching 8 - 10 m in height. The trunk is crooked with spreading branches. Leaves are oval shaped and short, the flowers are greenish yellow. The fruits are almost perfect spheres of about 1 - 1 1/2 in diameter. Amla fruits taste bitter and sour and have [...]

  Latin name: Agrimonia eupatoria Other names: Common Agrimony, Church Steeples, Cockeburr, Sticklewort, Philanthropos, hemp agrimony, common Dutch agrimony, water agrimony, bastard hemp, Ackerkraut, Agrimonia, funffing, funffingerkraut, herbe d'aigremoine, herbe de saint-guillaume, liverwort, longyacao, odermenning, potentilla, roadside rosaceae, sticklewort, woodland groovebur. T his plant was originally known as Agrimonia now commonly known as agrimony. A perennial herbaceous flowering plant [...]

  C hili peppers: Latin name Capsicum annuum, common names are chilli pepper, bell pepper, paprika, cayenne, jalapenos, chitlepin, and Christmas pepper. It is a native plant of Central and South America. They belongs to the nightshade family, Solanaceae. Chili peppers has many variations. Red peppers are part of a group of 20 plant species belonging to the genus Capsicum [...]

Ginseng for diabetes

  Ginseng is one of the oldest medicinal plants known to man. There are two varieties mostly used for medicinal purposes: the American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) and Asian or Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng), both have similar compounds called ginsenosides which are believed to be responsible for its anti diabetic properties. American ginseng is considered less potent by some [...]

Licorice can help control Diabetes by preventing inflammation and liver disease   Licorice can help with diabetes by reducing liver fat and decreasing the risk of inflammation. These are important measures for diabetes treatment and control. As for lowering blood sugar, licorice might not score as high as some other herbs. The main benefits of [...]

  Overview B itter Melon for diabetes (Momordica charantia) is a flowering vine belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family and is related to honeydew, cantaloupe, muskmelon, and casaba. There are two varieties one that grows to about 20 cm and is pale green; the other a smaller version is less than 10 cm long and has a darker [...]

  T he burden of diabetes is increasing rapidly in the world and Latinos seem to have a disproportionate share of it. Access to healthcare is difficult to navigate to most Americans but it is even more difficult for Latinos. This spells bad news to Latinos with diabetes. Diabetes requires one on one attention, frequent [...]

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