Alfalfa – herb that cleanses toxins from tissue, is a diuretic, controls bleeding and lowers cholesterol levels. Is used in the fight against heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. Not to be taken during pregnancy. Can be used to treat kidney stones. Drink as a tea.    Buy/view Alfalfa

Bilberries - In Russia, berries and leaves are used to treat colitis, stomach problems and sugar diabetes. The leaves can also be used to treat diabetes.

Cinnamon - Studies have shown that consuming ¼ teaspoon a day of cinnamon with 1 tsp honey in a ¼ glass of hot water, lowers diabetes risk by up to 29%.    Buy/view Cinnamon

Fenugreek - In studies of animals and humans with both diabetes and high cholesterol levels, fenugreek appeared not only to regulate blood sugar levels but also lower levels of harmful cholesterol. However, in studies of those who did not have diabetes, a similar effect was not reported.

Fenugreek tea is prepared by soaking 500 mg of the seed in about 150ml of cold water for at least 3 hours. The seeds are then strained out of the liquid before drinking the tea, which can be heated or ingested cold.

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