In our fast paced lifestyle where we look for sweet coffee or tea to get rid of that fatigue caused because of long hour of continues work or opt for quick food option that ranges from sandwiches, pizza or burgers for satiating instant cravings, our body has to suffer the long term impacts of our unhealthy habits.

The unhealthy lifestyle has not only made our body addicted harmful eatables and beverages but also made us vulnerable to life threatening diseases.

Cases of diabetes and blood pressure are gradually rising among the young generation. Health expert have raised concern over concern over the shifting of the mentioned from 40+ to now in early 20s.

While diabetes in most cases is considered to be heredity but now problem is found among the ones whose not even a single family members had diabetes.

As per World Health Organization, India has 69.2 million diabetic patients in 2015.

Before we dig down further, let’s read a little about diabetes and its related causes.

  • Diabetes is a disease which is related to the hormone released by the pancreas called insulin. The function of pancreas is to release insulin that helps in storing or using the sugar from the food that we consume.
  • Diabetes occurs when our body does not respond to the insulin or the pancreas start releasing less or no insulin at all.

Diabetes Mellitus is broadly divided into three types:

  1. Type 1 Diabetes
  2. Type 2 Diabetes
  3. Gestational Diabetes

Causes of Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes:

  • In Type 1 diabetes, the immunity system of of the body starts destroying insulin producing cells in the pancreas which leaves very little or no insulin in the body. Lack of insulin prevents the conversion of glucose into useful form of energy and sugar builds up in the bloodstream.

Type 2 Diabetes:

  • In this form of diabetes,  cells become resistant to the action of insulin and pancreas couldn’t make enough insulin to fill this deficiency.  Instead to being utilize in the cells to form energy it remains in the blood which lead to Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is related with genetic and environment factors.

Gestational Diabetes:

  • Gestational diabetes occurs at the time of pregnancy but the symptoms can also remain during post pregnancy stage. Various hormonal changes take place during pregnancy. Placenta produces a hormone to sustain pregnancy. This hormone makes more cells that are resistant to insulin.


  • There is no permanent cure to diabetes. Those who have diabetes have to continue the medication throughout their life along with the healthy diet but one can always take precautionary measures so that they don’t get diabetes in the near future.
  • Talking of precautionary measures and healthy eating habits, Ayurveda is fitted to be the best option. These are many effective herbs used by human beings from thousands of years that have acted as a protective shield against life threatening diseases.

Herbs to Prevent and Control Diabetes Naturally

Though there are many effective herbs proven to be valuable for controlling or preventing diabetes but we have shortlisted Top 7 Herbs to Prevent Diabetes Naturally

Aloe Vera:

  • Aloe Vera is known for its healing and rejuvenating properties and is consider being an herb for diabetes. While Aloe Vera extract is largely used for external use. It is use in shampoos, creams, ointment and lotions.
  • As Aloe Vera juice is used for improving the glucose level in the blood. It is for this reason it is highly recommended for diabetes patients. Aloe Vera helps in decreasing swelling and healing injury faster which is comparatively a slow process for diabetic patients than their healthy counterparts.


  • Ginger is a largely used in daily cooking in Asian countries and that of Africa. Ginger is consumed in various forms fresh ginger, dry and in the form of juice.
  • It has been proven that ginger is very effective in controlling the blood sugar levels especially for the Type 2 diabetes patients. It is highly used for controlling the blood sugar levels.
  • Other than that ginger is also used as a pain reliever, in case of cold, menstrual pain and in improving the digestive system function.


  • Cinnamon herb is derived from the wild branches of cinnamon trees. Herb is largely used for cooking and baking purposes. One of its best medicinal properties is to improve glucose levels in the blood and increase insulin level required for the proper functioning of the human body.
  • Various studies have proven that cinnamon helps in reducing risk factors that comes with diabetes. It is very helpful for patients of Type 2 diabetes.


  • It is a plant whose leaves are quite edible and is famous for its medicinal values. It is also being used a spice in various Asian and European countries.
  • Fenugreek contains seeds are very useful in slowing down the process of body’s absorption of carbohydrate. It also acts as a helping agent for improving the utilization from the body of consumed sugar.
  • Daily consumption of fenugreek can help one controlling blood sugar levels.

Bilberry Extracts:

  • They working as an agent that helps in protecting your body from the ill-effects of diabetes. Diabetes can lead to swelling and it also slows down the process of healing injures. The herbs also strengthen the blood vessels.
  • It is very beneficial in lowering the blood sugar levels in the body and improving blood circulation. If you are someone with low blood sugar, you should be more careful while eating it to prevent the blood sugar levels to go down further.


  • It is a spice that is largely found in East Asian and North America, mostly in the cooler climates. Ginseng helps in normalizing the blood sugar levels. Ginseng helps in improving the insulin resistance but should be taken in limited amount as prescribed by the medical practioners.

Bitter melon:

  • Bitter melon is a fruit that comes with anti-diabetic properties.  It is generally know a gourd. It is consumed in the form of Karela dish in Indian households. This bitter fruit have proven to be very helpful in reducing the blood sugar levels.
Author's Bio: 

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our website: & See the Real Testimonials from our Patients :