Can Aloe Vera Help to Maintain Your Blood Glucose Level?
|Can Aloe Vera Help to Maintain Your Blood Glucose Level?|
The blood glucose level will affect our health. We will have problems such as jitters and headaches if the glucose level is too low. In fact, our body has its own system to regulate the blood sugar level. Insulin will be generated to help to regulate glucose levels when it is too high.
Everyone knows the health risk associated with diabetes. Severe cases of diabetes can lead to death. As a matter of fact, diabetes is mainly related to high blood sugar levels. And a patient will become more active if the glucose level can be maintained.
In fact, aloe vera can also be used to maintain our blood glucose levels. According to studies reported in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology and Diabetes Research, aloe vera can even benefit diabetes patients. In a particular study, aloe vera was given to alloxan-diabetic mice orally. And the reduction in blood glucose levels was observed during the five-day experiment.
In another study performed by Medical Plant Information Centre, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University in Bangkok, 72 diabetic patients, aged between 35 and 60, were randomly assigned to a group with aloe vera treatment and a control group with placebo. The patients with aloe treatment took a tablespoon of Aloe vera juice two times a day. The study lasted for 42 days and the blood sugar level was measured once a week.
It is found that there was a significant reduction in blood glucose levels for the patients in the treatment group.
As a result, some patients will treat aloe vera as an alternative to maintaining their blood sugar level. Although the studies show positive results for diabetes patients to take aloe vera, patients should not take it causally. However, patients should always consult their doctors before taking aloe vera!
*The above is not medical advice of any kind. Readers should consult their doctors or physicians before making any decisions on treatments and medications.