Many people know that lingonberries with type 2 diabetes is one of the most effective helpers. Not less well-known fact is that in the treatment of this disease can be useful various herbal substances, as well as drugs that are made specifically on the basis of plant elements.
If we talk about why lingonberry in the second type of diabetes helps more effectively than other plants, here it should be noted that it contains glucokinins of natural origin.
Thanks to this substance in the patient's body creates the effect of elevated insulin levels. In this regard, it is easy to conclude that this component has a direct effect on the level of insulin in the patient’s blood.
The therapeutic effect of the use of cranberries in type 2 diabetes mellitus has been known for a very long time. For all the time of application of this useful plant, the world has learned many recipes for making tinctures, syrups, as well as other medicinal drugs from the above-mentioned berries.
But before proceeding to the study of these recommendations, it is necessary to understand what kind of therapeutic abilities has a berry, as well as at what diagnosis it can be used.
You also need to clarify in advance whether the patient has an individual intolerance to the main substance, as well as other components that are part of the berry.
In what situations need to use lingonberries?
Lingonberry is most commonly used for type 2 diabetes. This is due to the fact that it contains components that restore the amount of insulin. This feature is the reason why all the medicinal drugs, the preparation of this berry will not have the desired effect if the patient has type 1 diabetes.
Indeed, most often with such a diagnosis, insulin is administered to the patient through injections. Even more, if you are treated with lingonberries and at the same time injecting insulin, hypoglycemia may occur. This is due to a sharp drop in blood glucose levels.
Such therapeutic properties of lingonberry are known in type 2 diabetes:
- relieves inflammation;
- has an antimicrobial effect;
- helps to reduce body temperature, therefore, is more often used as a febrifuge;
- has diuretic properties;
- helps to normalize the work of the gall;
- restores destroyed pancreatic cells.
It is thanks to the last property most often used lingonberry in type 2 diabetes. Although, of course, it can be used for the treatment of diabetes of the first degree, but only in this case it is necessary to regularly monitor the level of glucose in the blood and be sure to use the berry under the strict guidance of a doctor.
If we talk about what other elements are part of in addition to the above-mentioned glucokinin, then this is:
- Vitamins of all groups from A to E.
- Carbohydrates, as well as carotene.
- Various acids, namely malic, citric and salicylic.
- Many minerals, among which are manganese, as well as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.
Due to this rich set of useful components, the berry is used to prepare various therapeutic drugs. And today this process has gained industrial proportions, even the well-known endocrinologist of a Moscow clinic Dmitry Uvarov recommends using a berry in the fight against diabetes.
What recipes exist?
It is clear that there are a lot of recipes that use this berry as one of the components. All other components of the therapeutic drug depend on whether the patient has an individual intolerance to any products or side diseases.
It should be noted that cranberries are equally effective in diabetes 2 and type 1 diabetes. Only in the second case, it is necessary to more carefully measure the blood sugar level of the patient throughout the day.
It is best to use freshly picked berries. They have the highest number of medicinal properties.
Many recipes involve the use of other useful berries and fruits along with lingonberries. For example, well-helping jam from this berry still contains kiwi. By the way, it should be noted that the plant is used not only for the production of syrups and infusions, but also for preparing various jams or preserves, which also has a good therapeutic effect.
There are also recipes that indicate that the leaf of this plant also has therapeutic properties. But here it should be remembered that it is best to use a leaf from a berry of the spring period.
Lingonberry broth is prepared quite simply. To do this, you need one cup of boiling water, as well as a tablespoon of the leaves of lingonberries. Leaves must be dried in advance. Then the mixture should be placed on a low heat and cook for about twenty-five minutes. After which it is removed from the heat and filtered. The resulting medication must be taken just before eating about five to ten minutes before the meal.
A single dose equals one tablespoon; no more than three spoons can be taken per day.
What you need to remember when using cranberries?
It should be noted that there is a fairly wide variety of applications of lingonberries. It is taken in diseases associated with the work of the heart, as well as in other cases. Diabetes mellitus is no exception.
Most often, the berry is recommended for people who have a second type of diabetes. This is due to the fact that at this stage of the disease lingonberry can help the pancreas cells to recover and to establish the process of insulin synthesis. But also cowberry decoction will be useful for patients with diabetes of the first degree.
It should also be noted that it is better to carry out such treatment under the strict guidance of a doctor, otherwise the likelihood of developing an illness, like hypoglycemia in diabetes mellitus, is possible.
It is important to remember that for the preparation of decoctions or tinctures it is better to use distilled water. But the leaves of the plant must be pre-crushed. As for the berries, some recipes involve the use of dried fruit, and the waters for others require freshly harvested. If we are talking about freshly harvested, then it should be the fruits that have lain no more than a couple of days, otherwise the therapeutic effect will be very low.
In general, there are many different tips on how to properly cook lingonberries, so that it has the maximum therapeutic effect. But in any case, you should always take into account the characteristics of the organism of a particular patient and understand that any medicine can carry a health hazard if it is taken without consulting a doctor and at the same time ignoring the dosage rules. The video in this article continues the theme of the benefits of lingonberry in diabetes.