The infusions are the simplest method to take advantage of the medicinal properties of the plants and ingest them for our benefit.
The most common way to prepare an infusion is using small bags, which can be purchased in a package at any supermarket.
However, for the recipes that we will give next we will need the grass in bulk, whether dry or fresh.
You can buy them in markets or health food stores.
How to prepare an infusion?
The process is very simple and you only need:
- 1 cup of purified hot water (250 ml)
- 1 tablespoon of the leaves, flowers or root of the dried herb of your choice (10 g) or 2 tablespoons (20 g), if the herb is fresh.
- A teapot or container
- A cup
What should you do?
- Place the grass and hot water in the teapot.
- Let stand for 7 minutes.
- Once the resting time is finished, strain into the cup.
There is an optional step, which is to add honey to taste to sweeten. However, since the purpose of our infusions is to lower blood sugar levels, this time we will omit it.
This same procedure works for all infusions.
Why lower my blood sugar levels?
The excess of glucose in the blood, or glycemia, damages our health .
It should be noted that a person can have prediabetes and not have symptoms.
On the other hand, those people who already have some type of diabetes should be especially careful with their diet and monitor their glucose levels constantly.
Also, it is advisable to consult with a specialist before including the infusions mentioned here in your nutritional routine.
Fenugreek is an annual herbaceous plant native to Europe and southern Asia. It is used in oriental cuisine as a condiment.
- High cholesterol
- Oropharyngeal inflammations
- It is also beneficial for the liver
Thanks to its content in coumarins, nicotinic acid and trigonelline, it has been used as a substitute for oral hypoglycemics in cases of diabetes not dependent on insulin.
There are several improves the peripheral action of insulin .
- Take one cup of fenugreek infusion daily for one month.
- Rest for a week and repeat the treatment.
Ginseng is a name used to designate various species of the Panax family .
Although it grows wild in mountainous areas, from Nepal to Manchuria and from eastern Siberia to Korea, due to its demand it is also grown in other countries.
Its glucose-lowering action (hypoglycaemic) is due to its content of panaxanos , which help this function.
- Take a cup of infusion of the
- After the trimester, stop treatment for one month.
- After a medical evaluation, it can be resumed, without ever exceeding the nine-week period.
Chamomile is an annual herbaceous plant widely known for its antispasmodic and digestive properties.
In addition, it also has qualities that make it suitable to treat other ailments such as:
- Rheumatic pains
In addition to regulating blood levels, chamomile glycogen in the liver and protects the pancreas from oxidative stress caused by excess glucose .
- Drink three cups a day of infusion of chamomile flowers after meals.
4. Green tea
Green tea comes from the tea plant ( Camellia Sinensis ) and is originally from China, although its consumption has spread throughout the planet.
It has oxidizing qualities, thanks to the catechins it already has its content of beta-carotene and vitamins C and E.
Its effectiveness in reducing glucose levels is the polysaccharides present in its leaves act in the same way as insulin.
- Take three to five cups a day of green tea leaves, for two months.
- Do not ingest the infusion on an empty stomach.
- After the treatment time, a medical assessment is necessary before resuming.
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