The Right Tea Newsletter

Issue #39 - August 2021


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In this issue we will be taking a look at five herbal teas that may help you if you suffer from diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes.

Herbal teas may offer a flavorful alternative to less healthy sweetened beverages, which may be particularly harmful for diabetes, and at the same time allow you to benefit from their medicinal properties.

Use this list as a starting point for a discussion with your doctor. There may be many herbs like these that you can enjoy, but need to be properly monitored or simply have your medication adjusted. Just don’t attempt self-medication.


Let’s begin!




Top 5 Herbal Teas to Manage Diabetes

If you wish to manage diabetes, then choose teas that may help you produce insulin, help blood sugar control and prevent the onset of the illnesses that often come as a consequence of diabetes.

Burdock

(arctium lappa)

This thistle is native to Europe and Asia, but found almost everywhere, grown and harvested for its seeds, leaves and roots. The best medicinal burdock tea is made from the dried roots of the plant.

Drinking this tea may help you regulate sugar levels in your body, by preventing the absorption of unhealthy sugars through the presence of fibers that block sugars and toxins in food.

Take note that if you are already on medication to lower blood sugar, you may need to have your medication adjusted or drink less of this tea. If you feel dehydrated, then burdock may not be the option for you.

Making a cup of this tea is as quick as pouring boiling water over 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried burdock and just letting your tea steep for 5 to 10 minutes.

Learn more about this tea here.


Dandelion

(taraxacum officinale)

This lovely herb is often harvested for its leaves and roots, which may be toasted and brewed into a beverage similar to coffee.

Dandelion tea may be made quickly by infusing the herb in boiling water for about 5 to minutes. And then you may njoy this golden tea either hot or cold.

When drinking this tea, you may find that it possesses a diuretic and cleansing action that helps to detoxify and purify the blood ridding it of toxins and excessive sugars.

Detoxifying your body will help promote a healthier pancreatic function and thus aid in boosting insulin production.

Find out more about this tea here.


Eucalyptus

(eucalyptus globulus)

The eucalyptus is a tall tree native to Australia and other parts of Oceania. However, nowadays, you may find it growing around the world as a reforestation method, because it is such a fast-growing tree.

Making a tea from the leaves of this plant may help to lower blood sugar levels and stimulate the production of insulin. This tea may be particularly useful if you have been warned that you are at risk of developing diabetes.

By improving circulation, this tea may help prevent heart disease and other of the unfortunate consequences of unchecked diabetes.

All you have to do is place about 1/2 teaspoons of chopped leaves in a cup and pour boiling water. In 5 to 10 minutes, you are going to have a tea that will bring down your sugar levels, but keep an eye on your glucose levels if you are on medication.

Find out more about this tea here.


Hibiscus

(hibiscus sabdariffa)

A red and delicious tea made from a flower that grows in warm, temperate and tropical regions. Known as karkade in the Middle East, sorrel in Jamaica and flor de Jamaica in South America, this tea is famous for its tart flavor and its medicinal properties.

Drinking this may help you cope with diabetes on two fronts. Firstly, by slowing this absorption of sugars and helping to flush out toxins and excess fluids from your body.

Secondly, this tea is well known for its potential to help those with high blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart disease, an issue that people with diabetes tend to be more susceptible to.

Dried hibiscus flowers in boiling water, make a dark red tea that is delicious even when unsweetened, and as an iced tea it may be served as an alternative to regular sugar-packed sodas.

Find out how else this tea may help you here.


Milk Thistle

(silybum marianum)

Commonly viewed as a weed, milk thistle is a plant that is native to the Mediterranean regions of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Today, it is also valued for its medicinal properties and it deserves a spot in your conversation with your doctor.

While most teas for diabetes focus essentially on just controlling how your body deals or gets rid of sugars, this herbal infusion goes beyond the helping you gain more control over your glycemic levels.

Drinking this tea regularly, may help your body be less resistance to insulin, allowing it to due its job in your body. It is said to help promote healthy liver and pancreatic functions, boosting the production and release of insulin into your bloodstream.

Lastly, it also helps your body to strengthen blood vessels and reduces the risk of cardiovascular ailments that could come as a result of having diabetes.

If approved by your doctor, you may drink this tea on a regular basis by infusing this herb in boiling water. You can even blend it with dandelion to obtain the benefits of both herbs.

Take a further look at this herb here.


In conclusion

With some changes to your lifestyle, you can better manage your diabetes and stop the progression of this disease.

A healthier diet and physical exercise are highly recommended to help you prevent or cope with diabetes and the health problems that are often associated with it.

There are many other herbal teas you can choose from to help you on this journey in a flavorful, even if unsweetened way. Find out about them here:




Remember to keep hydrated and stay healthy!





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