Treatment for Diabetes

Essential Oils can be very effective as a natural treatment for diabetes.

Cinnamon Essential Oil, one of the most studied oils for diabetes management, is regularly recommended by doctors and has a positive effect on the release of insulin as well as the ability to lower blood glucose levels.

Clove Essential Oil has glucose-lowering properties making it an effective treatment for Type 2 diabetics.

Coriander Oil promotes secretion of insulin in the pancreas, reduces serum glucose and enhances insulin absorption.

Peppermint Oil improves digestion and reduces ailments of the gastrointestinal system.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil calms your mind resulting in a positive effect on blood pressure and circulation.



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What is Diabetes Mellitus (DM)?

Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period.

Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger.

If left untreated, diabetes can cause many complications. Acute complications can include diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state, or death.

Diabetes occurs when either your pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the cells of your body do not respond properly to the insulin produced.

Three Types of Diabetes Mellitus

Type 1 - Previously referred to as "insulin-dependent diabetes" or "juvenile diabetes", type 1 is where your body fails to produce sufficient insulin. 

Type 2 - Previously referred to as "adult-onset diabetes", type 2 is the situation where your cells do not respond properly to the insulin produced by your body. Often this occurs as a result of a poor diet or a lack of exercise.

Gestational - The third type is known as Gestational diabetes and occurs when a pregnant woman develops an elevated blood glucose level.

Essential Oil - Treatment for Diabetes

The following single oils and oil blends can be used as part of an overall plan which includes the involvement of your health care professional.

note: Do not use essential oils as a replacement for medication prescribed by your doctor.

Providing they are good quality clinical grade oils from a reputable source, the following oils or oil blends can be added to your drinking water or a gelatin capsule and consumed at least twice a day.

They can also be used in a daily foot massage or added to an aromatherapy diffuser and inhaled to get the beneficial compounds into your bloodstream very quickly.

Cinnamon Essential Oil

Antidiabetic effects of cinnamon oil in diabetic KK-Ay mice.  ScienceDirect

Cinnamon Essential Oil is one of the most studied oils for diabetes management and is a natural treatment for diabetes which has been regularly recommended by doctors. 

Studies have shown that it can assist your pancreatic functions, promote weight loss and help lower blood glucose levels.

Cinnamon has demonstrated a positive effect on the release of insulin. This means that it helps to keep your blood sugar stable therefore preventing conditions such as:

  • chronic fatigue
  • mood swings
  • overeating
  • sugar cravings

It has also demonstrated the ability to lower blood glucose levels, triglycerides levels, LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol.

High quality (clinical grade) Cinnamon Oil can be added to your cooking or inhaled using a diffuser in order to obtain it's blood sugar benefits. 

Cinnamon is very strong so consuming 1 or 2 drops for the day should be a safe amount to use. 

Cinnamon oil can be applied topically but should be diluted 50:50 with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil before applying it to your skin.

note: If you are using Cinnamon in any form you should actively monitor your blood sugar and check with your doctor. S/he may want to modify your prescriptions to accommodate the positive affects this oil can have.

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Clove Essential Oil

Essential Oil from Clove Bud (Eugenia aromatica Kuntze) Inhibit Key Enzymes Relevant to the Management of Type-2 Diabetes  PubMed.gov

Clove Essential Oil has glucose-lowering properties making it an effective treatment for diabetes.

Type 2 diabetics are especially helped by its ability to regulate/balance insulin, purify the blood and control blood sugar levels. 

Add a few drops to your meals for extra flavor and for its controlling effect on blood sugar levels.

The eugenol content in Clove oil has anti-inflammatory properties which can assist with treating numbness in your hands and feet. Massage any areas of concern with some Clove Oil mixed with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil.

Blend Clove Oil with other recommended oils such as Cinnamon Oil and diffuse it into the room. 

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Coriander Essential Oil

Coriander Essential Oil can be used as a natural treatment for diabetes because of its ability to:

  • promote secretion of insulin in the pancreas 
  • reduce serum glucose
  • enhance insulin absorption
  • help type 2 lower blood sugar levels 

Coriander is also known for its ability to fight the side effects of Diabetes.

Mix a few drops with an equal amount of carrier oil such as coconut oil and massage the soles of your feet or your stomach to assist your digestive system.

Combine 10 drops of Coriander with 10 drops of Lavender in a cup of Epsom Salts and take a relaxing bath to combat stress, soothe muscles and regulate your blood glucose levels.

Add a few drops to a diffuser or the palms of your hands and inhale to reduce blood sugar.

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil can be used as a natural treatment for diabetes by relieving stress and tension as well as promoting good quality blood circulation. This helps ward off other illnesses such as cold and flu.

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Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass Essential Oil can assist as a natural treatment for diabetes by relieving stress and tension as well as promoting good quality blood circulation. This helps ward off other illnesses such as cold and flu.

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Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil is well known for its ability to improve digestion and reduce ailments of the gastrointestinal system.

Many studies have shown that Peppermint Oil can assist diabetics with several problems related to digestion because of its ability to:

  • improve the flow of bile
  • relieve bloating
  • relieve indigestion
  • help digest fat
  • reduce gas
  • relieve stomach cramps
  • prevent viral infections
  • reduce blood sugar levels
  • increase serum insulin
  • regulate hyperglycemia

note: Do not use Peppermint Oil as a treatment for diabetes if you suffer from seizures or have heart or liver problems.

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Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

If you are prone to irritability and mood swings try using Ylang Ylang Essential Oil in your treatment for diabetes.

It can help calm your mind and increase focus as well as have a positive effect on your blood pressure and circulation.

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Recommended Oils for Diabetes:

Blends that can Help

Oral

Take a gelatin capsule containing 2 drops each of the following oils in the morning and evening:

Topical

Apply a couple drops each of the following oils to the bottoms of your feet, 2 to 4 times daily. 

note: Also concentrate on the pancreas pressure point on the outside edge of your left foot.

Liver Blend

Use a toothpick to stir a trace of the blend into water or into an herbal tea. For more medically oriented treatments, mix it 50:50 with carrier oil like fractionated coconut and take it in a gelatin capsule.

Heal Your Body Through Fasting

Fasting is not about starving oneself. When done right, it’s an incredibly effective therapeutic approach that produces amazing results regardless of diet plan.

In fact, Toronto-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung has used a variety of fasting protocols with more than 1,000 patients, with fantastic success.

In The Complete Guide to Fasting, he has teamed up with international bestselling author and veteran health podcaster Jimmy Moore to explain what fasting is really about, why it’s so important, and how to fast in a way that improves health.

Together, they make fasting as a therapeutic approach both practical and easy to understand.

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