One of the common and dangerous diseases of our time is diabetes. Its feature is the wrong breakdown of glucose in the body.
In a healthy person, the process of sugar absorption is carried out using insulin produced by the pancreas. In the first form of diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. The second type of disease is different in that the hormone is produced, but it is not perceived by the tissue cells.
Both types of diseases require a certain lifestyle, diet and antidiabetic drugs. But in order to improve general well-being and stabilize the glucose concentration in the blood, HLS and drug therapy are recommended to be supplemented with non-traditional treatment. One of the best folk remedies is hawthorn with type 2 diabetes.
Composition and useful properties
Medicinal components are contained not only in the fruits, but in the bark and flowers of hawthorn, which are rich in biologically active substances. The advantage of this plant is that it is non-toxic, so it can be used for a long time.
Hawthorn with diabetes is useful in that it has a number of positive effects that improve the general condition of patients, namely:
- eliminates hyperglycemia;
- activates the immune system, which diabetics constantly weakened;
- lowers cholesterol, which improves the cardiovascular system;
- relieves fatigue syndrome;
- removes toxins and slags from the body;
- stabilizes blood pressure;
- has a weak diuretic effect;
- relieves spasms;
- improves blood circulation;
- normalizes the flow of bile.
In addition, the composition of hawthorn contains various vitamins (C, B, E, K, A), minerals, essential and fatty oils. It is also rich in fructose, organic acids, saponins, glycosides, flavonoids and tannins. All this allows the plant to have a sedative, tonic and restorative effect.
Hawthorn is unique in that it contains rare components, such as ursolic acid. This substance has a cardiostimulating, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, antimicrobial and anti-tumor effect. In addition, the biologically active component accelerates regeneration, which is important for diabetics prone to dermatoses and other skin lesions.
The content of large amounts of fructose (fruit sugar, allowed for chronic hyperglycemia) makes hawthorn one of the best anti-diabetic folk remedies.
When hawthorn with non-insulin dependent diabetes is used to make infusions, teas, decoctions and even jam. But most often from the fruit make a decoction that has a beneficial effect on the immune, cardiovascular systems and normalizes the level of sugar. In this case, heat treatment does not affect the healing properties of the plant.
For cooking broth 2 tbsp. l dry berries are placed in a thermos filled with 0.5 l of boiling water and left for 8 hours. In the morning, the product is filtered and taken 120 ml in 30 minutes. before breakfast and dinner.
Even with non-insulin dependent diabetes, hawthorn tincture of alcohol is recommended, which can be purchased at a pharmacy or made by yourself. To do this, a glass filled with fresh mashed fruit, pour 200 ml of ethanol (70%) and put on day 20 in a dark place.
The tincture should be shaken daily. After 3 weeks, the medium is filtered through gauze and taken in 20 minutes. before meals twice a day in an amount of 25-30 drops.
In addition to eliminating increased blood glucose, tincture normalizes the thyroid, eliminates swelling and epilepsy. Also, the tool helps to lose weight and eliminates allergies, and these symptoms quite often accompany an insulin-independent type of diabetes.
No less useful to drink the juice from the flowers of hawthorn. This will saturate the heart with blood and oxygen, which minimizes the risk of stroke or heart attack.
In addition, tea is prepared on the basis of flowers or fruits. Raw materials (1 tbsp. L.) Pour boiling water (300 ml), insist in a closed container for 20 minutes and filtered. The medicine is taken in ½ cup 3 r. in a day.
To enhance the therapeutic effect, hawthorn is combined with other medicinal plants and herbs, for example, with wild rose berries and black currant leaves. All the ingredients are placed in a liter thermos, poured boiling water, insist and drink as a simple tea.
For the normalization of glycemia, the overall composition of the blood and strengthen the blood vessels useful herbal collection of the following plants:
- fruits of hawthorn, wild rose (2 tsp.);
- licorice roots, burdock, chicory (2, 3, 2 tsp);
- kidney tea (1 tsp);
- centaury grasses, motherwort, veronica (3, 2, 1 tsp);
- leaves of mint and birch (1 tsp).
Crushed dry raw materials in the amount of 3 tbsp. l mixed, placed in a dish and filled with 500 ml of boiling water. Means insist 12 hours in a thermos and filter. Drink take warm 150 ml at a time for 30 minutes. before meals.
Hawthorn also goes well with bearberry and blueberry leaves. All ingredients are mixed in equal amounts, pour boiling water for 40 minutes, and then drink in the form of tea.
Diabetics with heart problems will benefit from a decoction of hawthorn flowers and fruits. One large spoonful of raw material is poured 300 ml of boiling water, infused and filtered. The tool take 3 p. per day 0.5 cups.
Also in diabetes and cardiovascular diseases will help the juice from the flowers of the plant, which can be harvested for future use. The flowers collected in an ecologically clean area (1 cup) are filled with sugar (4 tbsp. L.), And then the agent is drawn until juice appears, stirring with a wooden stick of viburnum, hazel or birch.
The resulting juice is filtered and taken three times a day for 1 tsp. This medicine is effective in the second type of diabetes, as it contributes to weight loss.
In type 2 diabetes, hypertension is a common occurrence. Therefore, to normalize the level of blood pressure 1 tsp. chopped hawthorn, cherries, motherwort, chamomile and blueberry leaves with diabetes pour 250 ml of boiling water, leave for 1 hour and filtered. Broth drink for 60 minutes. before meals for 1 tbsp. a spoon.
Another recipe, normalizing metabolic processes and blood pressure, involves the use of the following ingredients:
- tributary (part 1);
- hawthorn flowers (3);
- black chokeberry (2);
- motherwort (3).
250 ml of boiling water is poured over a large spoonful of the collection, left to stand for 8 hours. Infusion drink for 60 minutes. before meals for 1/3 cup.
To relieve stress, which is extremely harmful for diabetics, to eliminate anxiety and irritability, an equal amount of hawthorn and hypericum are mixed to make 1 tablespoon of raw materials.
Then all pour boiling water, insist 15 minutes and take in the form of tea.
To hawthorn from diabetes was an effective and useful medicine, its use must be competent, especially if heart disease and the vascular system are a complication of the disease. Therefore, before using broths and herbal tinctures, you should consult a doctor.
There are the following adverse reactions of treatment for hawthorn:
- Prolonged use of plant-based medications leads to cardiac rhythm depression.
- Fruits eaten in large quantities can cause mild toxic symptoms.
- In the case of consumption of the product on an empty stomach, sometimes vomiting, spasm of blood vessels or intestines.
In addition, hawthorn-based medicines and diabetic decoction from this plant should not be taken simultaneously with cold water, because it can cause bouts of pain and intestinal colic. A hypotensive recommended receiving funds from the flowers of the plant.
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