Herbal Plants – Medicinal plants or herbs can be another alternative for consumption in dealing with diabetes conditions. The reason is, some of these plants contain ingredients that can relieve and reduce the risk of complications due to diabetes.

International Diabetes Federation


Meanwhile, until May 14, 2020, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reported 463 million adults in the world with diabetes with a global prevalence of 9.3%.

However, a dangerous condition is that 50.1% of people with diabetes or diabetes are undiagnosed. This makes diabetes status as a silent killer that still haunts the world. The number of diabetics is estimated to increase 45% or the equivalent of 629 million patients per 2045. In fact, as many as 75% of diabetes patients in 2020 are aged 20-64 years.

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Quoted from various sources, here are some medicinal plants to treat diabetes.


A study published in the Journal of Ethnic Foods in 2015 said ginger was also able to lower blood sugar without affecting insulin levels in the body.



Pare is believed to have ingredients that can help control type diabetes. In one study, bitter melon can help diabetics reduce the dosage of drugs they consume every day.


Aloe vera

A study reveals the use of aloe vera in animals can help protect and repair the beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. This condition is due to the presence of antioxidants in aloe vera.

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Several studies have shown that cinnamon is believed to help lower blood sugar levels, high cholesterol levels and optimize insulin sensitivity.



Turmeric has a high content of antioxidants so it is considered a natural remedy for controlling blood sugar. By consuming turmeric, diabetics can reduce sugar levels by almost 18% after consuming 300mg of turmeric in the form of herbal medicine per day.