Insulin Plant In General
Insulin Plant is a magical cure for Diabetes. It is so effective, that consumption of its leaves reduces the Blood Sugar level.
It also maintains the Cholesterol level which is usually high due to Diabetes. The leaves are Anti inflammatory. It promotes the smooth airflow in the lungs. Thus, helps to alleviate the Symptoms of Bronchitis and Asthma.
It exhibits Antioxidant properties which help to decrease the Oxidative stress and damage to healthy cells. In short, It is a Cancer preventive herb.
It is a good Diuretic. The decoction prepared with Insulin Plant leaves increases the Urination. It also provides relief from Fever.
The paste of leaves is good for the Skin. It tightens the elasticity of the skin. It is effective for Candidiasis of the Nails and Hair.
It also provides relief from Pain by reducing the sensitivity of Nerves.
The Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, and Antiseptic nature prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and microbes. It takes good care of the Liver and Kidneys.
Insulin Plant Nature’s Own Diabetes Medicine ?
The Successful discovery, manufacturing and marketing of new medicines is a time consuming process that can take anywhere from 10 to 15 years. No wonder than, in recent times, a lot of research focuses on studying local natural medicines that have already been in use by the natives of a particular place.
In the year 2012. Two researchers in Tamil Nadu carried out a study of the plants traditionally used by tribal in the kolli hills (located in Tamil Nadu’s Namakkal district) to treat diabetes. An interesting find was the used of leaves of keukand (in Hindi) or Kostam (in Tamil).
This plant is native to central and South America and only came to India much later. But once it did, it grew increasingly popular as the “Insulin Plant” supposedly due to word of mouth publicity as an effective natural medicine.
Ok, but what does the science say ?
Lots of research has been conducted to check the diabetes-controlling effect of this Insulin plant: 17 different studies have been carried out on animals tissue. These studies have shown that extracts from the leaves of the insulin plant successfully reduced blood glucose level.
Health benefits of intake of insuling plant
The saying ‘Leaf of insulin plan a day, keeps diabities away’ shows the effectiveness of the insulin plant in treating diabities. Found mostly in eastern Brazil. fiery costus or insulin plant or spiral flag belongs to the family termed `Costaceae’. It is amazing that the leaves are arranged spirally on the stem and the maximum height to which these plants grow is about 2 feet. Orange coloured flowers often attract the attention of many. This insuling plant or chamaecostus cuspidatus is of huge demand in India due to increase in the diabities cases in the past 5 years. Insulin plant is rich in iron, protein plus in alpha tocopherol, ascorbic acid, steroids, beta carotene, tannins, flavonoids etc. is known. The importat point is rhizomes and leaves of insulin plant have got potassium, calcium, chromium etc. in them.
Phytochemicals in Insulin Plant
A study conducted by Hegde, Rao and Rao on the insulin plant revealed that the perennial plant is rich in iron, protein and antioxidant componets like atocopherol, ascorbic acid, Steroids, B-carotene, terpenoids and flavonoids. In another study, it was ascertained that the methanolic extract of the plant had a high percentage of phytochemicals such as carbohydrates, protines, triterpenoids, alkaloids, saponins, tannins and flavonoids.
On examining the leaves of the plant, it was revealed that it contains 21.2% fibre, 5.2% extractive in petroleum ether, 1.33% in acetone, 1.06% in cyclohexane and 2.95% in ethanol. The other components found was terpenoid compound lupeol and a steroid compound stigmasterol in the stem of the plant. In the rhizomne, bioacve compounds such as querecetin and diosgenin were found.
The rhizomes and the leaves contain amount of pottassium, calcium, chromiun, manganese, copper and zinc.
Health Benefits of Insulin Plant
From normalising the blood sugar levels to improving digestion, the advantages of the herb are limitless.
The herb works wonders by reducing the high sugar level in your blood. The fructose content in the insulin leaves regulate the sugar level, by maintaining it in the required level. Regular consumption of the leaves can aid in preventing the onset of chronic health complications develops as a result of diabetes. Such as the uncontrolled flow of nutrients in the body as well as organ failures. A decoction made out of the leaves is the best cure for diabetes.
The various complex component, vitamins and nutrients present in the herb are asserted to work similar to the E. coli bacteria, which improves the digestion process. By acting as a natural pre-biotic, it actuates smooth digestion. The growth of the good bacteria in the digestive system aids in the proper absorption of nutrients. Likewise, the fructose level helps to improve the colon function, easing the excretion process.
Studies have revealed that the insulin plant has compounds that are antioxidative in nature. The antioxidative property of the herb destroyed the free redicals, thereby protecting your body and cells. The antioxidant properties of the herb are concentrated in the methanolic extracts found in the rhizomes and leaves of the plant.
The herb possesses sodium and water retention capacity, making it a integral part of improving your bladdes and kidney health. The rhizomes and leaves of the plant have diuretic property and manage diuresis.
The methanolic extract from the plant protects your body from gram positive species like Bacillus megaterium, Bacillus cerus, Staphylococcus aureus and various gram-negative strains like Escherichia coli. Psedomonas acruginosa, klebsiella pneumoniac and Salmonellqa typhimurinm. It kills the problems causing bacteria and provides relief in the excretory process.
Insulim plan helps break down the fat deposits and unncessary toxins in the liver. By removing the toxins from your body, the herb limits the development of chronic illnesses in the future. Breaking down of the fatty acids help in improving the liver function as well. Regular consumption of the herb is an effective solution for curing liver problems.
Being diuretic in nature, the insulin plant is effective in curing problems related to the bladder system. Regular consumption of the herb can aid in stimulating the proper functioning of your bladder, avoiding the risks of developing any infections.
The antioxidant properties of the herb are effective in improving your immune system. Insulin plant removes the toxins such as radicals and helps develop a healthy immune system. Regular consumption can improve the immune system and shield your body from any illness.
Studies have revealed that the insulin plant has antiproliferative and anticanver properties. Along with its antioxidant nature, the herb helps by removing the free radicals that cause cancer. It was ascertained that the herb exclusively useful in treating the HT 29 and A549 cells. Regular consumption of the herb helps prevent the growth of cancerous cells in our body.
The insulin herb is rich in water-soluble components that aid in slowing down the absorption of glucose into the blood system. By slowing the process, it regulates the sugar absorption and insulin production in the body. The slow absorption results in the proper absorption of the fat content and hence, resulting in the reduction of blood cholesterol levels. Thereby, the herb helps your body from succumbing to the risks of heart attack, stoke, or cancer.
One of the other features of the miracle herb is its anti-inflammatory properties. Consuming the herb can help cure a sore throat and symptoms of bronchitis as it is developed due to the inflammation of your airways. Insulin plant will reduce the inflammation and cure the condition.
Insulin herb is known to subside hypertension. Regular consumption of the herb will aid in reducing high level of blood pressure and calming the heart.
As mentioned before, the plant has anti-inflammatory properties that aid in clearing any inflammation caused in the airways. It helps cure asthma by soothing the lung muscles that tighten on the onset of an asthma attack.
Dosage of Insulin Plant
Singularly dependent on the individual's physical condition. The dosage is not exactly specified. However, in order to gain the health benefits offered by the herb, it is recommended that it be consumed at least twice per day. Consuming it more twice has not resulted in any side effect, but consult a physician if you want to increase your dosage.
You can consume it once in the morning and once before going to bed at night. Insulin plant can be used as a portion (leaves extract), or insulin leaves tea can be made to enjoy its helps benefits.
How to use the Diatory Suppliment
The `Nature's Diabetes Fix' (Costus Igneus Powder) must be mixed water and taken twice every day-ideally at 11 in the morning and 4 in the evening. This can help control sugar spikes and the results are visible in a span of just 20 days.
"Many of our customers have said that they have been alleviated of type 2 diabetes completely in just 6 months." says Vikram Gour, co-director of Ayura Origins.
When you use herbs from nature to cure your ailments, the changers that come about are truly amazing. After using the powder, sugar levels have immensely reduced in just 6-8 months for our customers. They won't have to use the product after that. That's the happiest moment for us, the day our customer discontinues the product. A lot of them have reverted thanking us for this `miracle product'. says Vikram.
We got in touch with Dr. Rita Bhardwaj, a dietician based in Mumbai regarding the benefits of Costus Igneus. "The Costus Igneus plant has been scientifically proven to reduce blood sugar level and has been effective for many patients struggling.
Side effects of Insulin Plant
As usual, every herb that holds a plethora of benefits is bound to have some risks incorporated with it. In the case of insulin plant, it is no different.
Pregnant and lactating women must avoid it, as the herb may affect the hormonal balance.
Avoid consuming the leaves directly because of the strong taste and effect can cause a burning sensation.
Balbir Anand, a resident of Canada had been struggling with type-2 diabetes for almost 25 year before he started using the Costus Igneus Powder.
"My doctor wanted to put me on insulin injections because my sugar readings were above 350 but I avoided the injections and I stuck to taking Nature's Diabetes Fix. Today my reading have come down to 105-106. I can't tell you how grateful I am for powder." says Balbir.
Along with the `Costus Igneus' powder. Ayura origins has also created a `Nature's Sugar & Weight Fix' which is made from mango leaf powder which has the ability to prevent glycogen from breaking down into glucose. This reduces the amount of glucose going into the blood streams and reduces the impact of sugar on the body.
We all take in some amount of carbohydrates every day, knowingly or unknowingly. For diabetes patients, this is very serious concern. But when you consume this mango leaf powder once every day, the carbohydrates won't break into glucose and you can have a more relaxed diet." says Vikram.
Disclaimer : We urge you to consult a doctor before Herbal / Ayurvedic supplements in your daily routine.