Chamomile lowers blood sugar ‘after meals’

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DIABETES type 2 is a chronic condition whereby blood sugar levels threaten to overwhelm the body. Fortunately, a golden drink has been shown to “significantly” lower blood sugar levels “after eating”.

The pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin and the primary role of this process is to regulate blood sugar levels. However, if you have type 2 diabetes, this mechanism does not function properly. The result? Unruly blood sugar levels, which, if left untreated, can cause all manner of complications.

Sixty-four participants with type 2 diabetes were recruited, all of whom were aged between 30 and 60.

They consumed chamomile tea three times per day immediately after meals for eight weeks. A control group also followed this ritual, but they drank water instead.

The camomile tea group had “significantly” reduced HbA1c and serum insulin levels, as well as significantly increased total antioxidant capacity compared to those in the control group, Diabetes.co.uk reported.

The term HbA1c refers to glycated haemoglobin. It develops when haemoglobin, a protein within red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout your body, joins with glucose in the blood, becoming “glycated“.

Chamomile, which is called manzanilla in some areas, has been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years as a medical cure-all.

Herbal tea has long been suspected of having anti-diabetes properties, but this most recent study is the first scientific testing. The researchers found rats with diabetes that were given chamomile supplements showed decreased blood glucose levels.

The Many Great Benefits Of Greek Chamomile Tea — Greek City Times