Top Homeopathic medicines for Diabetes covered in this article not only regulate sugar metabolism but also help resolve the metabolic disturbances that lead to its various debilitating symptoms thereby providing lasting safe and side free cure.
Homeopathic Treatment of Diabetes: Facts you should know
- A homeopath adopts different approaches and homeopathic medicines towards tackling diabetes since it’s a long term disease with multiple symptoms. At one level he understands the patient’s profile through a patho- physiological profiling and then finding a treatment, in another approach he arrives at a constitutional remedy by understanding the patient deeply through a meticulous case taking, and by profiling his mental, physical, social and spiritual level. The latter is termed as a holistic approach to treating Diabetes. If the blood sugar is high and calls for urgent control, homeopathic remedies like Syzygium Jambolanum, Cephalandra Indica, Biocombination No 7 etc are at hand to control it
- Since the patient’s general health may differ and the progress of disease vary, there are factors like diabetes induced complications, extent to which Organs are effected etc. Keeping this in mind the homeopath may adopt a suitable approach since he knows the scope and limitations of each methodology
- Homeopathy therapy stimulates the body’s self-healing powers to prevent arteriosclerotic or even gangrenous developments. Because the illness marks its initial appearance as adult onset diabetes, necessary measures to tackle formative degenerative developments in the eye (glaucoma), hypertonia, chronic lymphatic weakness, hardening of liver and rheumatic processes is a must.
- Homoeo Diabetes drops are made by activating and potentising several medicines, this enables difficult to control sugar levels to come under control. The patients regains his lost energy, loses depression and obesity and gains Vigour (since diabetic young men are at the risk of being 2-3 times more likely to have erectile dysfunction than men without diabetes)
- While it is impossible to cure diabetes mellitus completely (100%) by any form of medicine, homeopathic complexes listed below ameliorate many of the unpleasant concomitant symptoms. Secondary symptoms like agitation, depression, lack of appetite, thirst, aggravation due to weather changes, itching etc are lessened. In the Insulin dependent diabetic, a carefully measured reduction of the insulin units is possible after continued treatment.
Clinical studies have reported a fall in blood sugar levels (fasting as well as post prandial) in over 80% patients treated by Homeopathy . These results were obtained within 4 weeks of regular usage with follow-ups of 10 weeks.
Diabetes Treatment in Homeopathy – Scientific study: A randomized, double blind, placebo controlled proof of concept clinical study by IC Bio Clinical Research, Bangalore reports that Diaboherb (a homeopathic Diabetes medicine from SBL) showed significant percentage of increase in reduction of Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS), Post Prandial Blood Sugar (PPBS) levels and HbAlc levels with no adverse effects
Type 1 Diabetes also known as insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) occurs due to lack of insulin production due to malfunctioning or dead pancreatic beta (islet) cells. The body’s own white blood cells accumulate in the pancreas, attack and destroy the islet cells. Such patients are prescribed multiple insulin injections daily and the blood sugar is tested several times a day in allopathic treatment. Homeopaths usually refer to medicines like x-ray, radium bromide, uranium nitricum from the books of Dr.Boericke, Allen, Clarke for treating this. They take detailed history and pick symptoms which are pertaining and affecting most to the patient and then do the repertorization. There is a optimistic assumption that there are some beta cells still alive in the Pancreas which are producing insulin. Natrium Sulf has been referred by Clarke to have a property of reactivating such alive cells.
Type 2 Diabetes also known as non insulin dependent diabetes (NIDDM) is a condition where a person loses balance in 3 areas – sufficient insulin production, muscles do not use sugar, the liver produces more sugar & lets it in the blood stream. Metformin, the main first-line medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, particularly in people who are overweight. However, it is known for adverse side effects including serious Lactic acidosis. Homeopathy offers a safer natural alternative to metformin in the form of Alloxan. Many other homeopathic medicines have long been used to treat and manage type 2 Diabetes, Syzygium jambolanum 1X is considered at the top. While complexes/patents are also proven formulations and composed of well balanced combination of extracts of various potent herbs that bring down blood sugar levels.
Homeopathic Single remedies (SR) that are known to address symptoms of diabetes mellitus
Diabetes Insipidus – Polyuria (Profuse urine without sugar)
Insulin dependent diabetes: Type 2 Diabetes
|Aceticum acidum (tds)||Polyuria with a lot of thirst and weakness||Acidum phos. 1 x or 2x (tds)||Diabetes in nervous patients. Physical soreness due to grief, worry and anxiety. If given in the early stages of the disease, it cures.|
|Acidum phos. Q (bd)||The patient passes urine several times during he night only This cures diabetes of all kinds in early stages||Arsenicum alb. (tds)||Persistent, unquenchable thirst. Sips water in small quantities and at short intervals.The mouth is generally dry. Itching of the body and pruritus. Here use Ars-br.|
|Alfalfa (tds) If Q, 10 drops twice a day||Polyuria. Frequent desire to urinate. Urine contains abnormal amounts of urea and phosphates||Avena sat.||Oats help protecting the rise of glucose levels in blood by slowing down sugar absorption.|
|Argentum nit. (tds)||Frequent and profuse urination. May be passed unconsciously, day and night. Dribbling of urine. Urine may contain sugar or may not contain sugar. It is useful for polyuria in diabetes mellitus or diabetes insipdus. The patient has a great desire for sweets.||Cantharidinum Q (tds)||Blood sugar increases with high blood pressure. Give 10 drops in water, three times a day.|
|Eupatorium perf. (tds)||Burning in bladder and urethra on urinating. Constant desire.||Cephalandra Q (tds)||It works in both types of diabetes. Give 10 drops in water, thrice daily.|
|Kalium carb.||Has to urinate several times during night; pressure in the bladder long before the urine comes.||Crataegus oxy Q (tds)||Diabetes in children. Thrice daily – one to fifteen drops a dose according to age. It gives results after about 15 days of its use – then it should be continued till cured.|
|Murex purp. (tds)||Strong smelling urine passed several times at night.||Crataegus oxy Q Rauwolfia Q, Passiflora Q. (tds) 15 drops in 1/2 cup of water||These three remedies mixed in equal quantities are good for diabetes with hypertension. It brings down the blood pressure and sugar level in blood within a few days|
|Squilla maritima (tds)||Urine is passed several times during the day and at night. Much urging to urinate. Involuntary spurting of urine while coughing or sneezing.||Fenugreek Q (tds) (East Indian methi)||Mother tincture prepared from the yellow seeds and given in 10-15 drops a dose, thrice daily controls diabetes and reduces sugar in blood and urine. Also controls simple polyuria.|
|Ginseng Q (tds)||It helps maintain blood sugar levels in non-diabetics and lowers blood sugar levels in diabetics – improves blood circulation and lowers blood pressure. :|
|Gymnema syl. Q (tds)||5-10 drops, four hourly. It is specially useful when the patient has an (Gur mar) abolished taste for bitter things. Reduces glucose in blood. Sexual debility. Large quantities of urine make the patient weak.|
|Helonias Q (tds)||It is useful for both mellitus and insipidus diabetes when there is excessive thirst, restlessness, melancholia and emaciation.|
|Insulinum 3x (tds)||Used in the beginning of the treatment and thereafter intercurrently. It helps production of adequate quantity of insulin in the proper form. If administered at suitable occasions, it maintains the normal level of sugar.|
|Iris vers. (tds)||Diabetes in patients suffering from disease of the pancreas, with burning in its region and vomiting. Acidity. Diarrhea or constipation|
|Lacticum acidum (tds)||Persistent hunger and dry tongue. Copious urine, nausea, debility, great hunger, gastralgia and rheumatic pains in joints of shoulders, knees, wrists with great weakness.|
|Mercurius sol (tds)||Persistent unquenchable thirst though there is much moisture (saliva) in the mouth.|
|Natrium mur. Pancreatinum||It is useful in diabetes when other symptoms agree with the remedy.|
|Pancreatinum||This pancreatic extract is useful when diabetes is due to a malfunction or disease of the pancreas.|
|Pepsinum lx to 3x (tds)||Diabetes due to the illness of the pancreas. Gout. Marasmus of children and emaciation.|
|Phlorizinum 2x||15 drops of it taken three times a day checks increase in blood sugar and cures excessive sugar in blood and urine. For best results. It should be given with Syzygium jamb. Q simultaneously|
|Phaseolus (tds)||Diabetes with gout.|
|Phosphorus (bd)||Diabetes in tubercular patients, or in patients suffering from rheumatism. The pancreas is diseased and does not function properly. Increased quantity of urine and the patient desires cold water on account of extreme dryness of the mouth. Useful in atrophy of the pancreas in diabetic patients|
|Ratanhia (tds)||Diabetes, but with scanty urine.|
|Syzygium jamb. Q (tds) Uranium nit. 3x (tds)||Both combined or given separately in alternation, three hourly, reduce sugar in blood and urine speedily. Usually result is available in ten days. Uranium nit. also controls high blood pressure. Syzygium jamb. Q is a very useful remedy and works in two ways. It strengthens the blood vessels which are weakened by the disease and helps prevent related eye sight problems.|
|Tarentula his. (tds)||Rapid weight loss. Irritability with violent impulses. Copious urine.|
|Thyreoidinum (tds||Diabetes mellitus when there is great weakness and rapid change of symptoms.|
|Uranium nit. 3x (tds)||Diabetes due to defective digestion. There is much thirst and enormous appetite, yet the patient continues to emaciate.|
Homeopathic Specialty products for Diabetes control is listed below
|Adel 18 Glucorect drops for symptoms of diabetes mellitus||Glucorect drops regulate sugar metabolism while helping resolve metabolic disturbances that lead to diabetes. Contains Acidum Lacticum (regulates urine flow, mood swings), Acidum Sulfuricum (regulates hunger patterns, itchy skin conditions), Chionanthus (treats liver & pancreas), Phosphorous (toxicity reduction), Stigmata maydis (contains high silicic acid to regulate blood sugar levels), Syzigium cumini (regulate blood sugar levels and healing of diabetes). Size: 20ml, MRP: 235/-|
|Haslab HC-73 Uranium Nitricum||Haslab HC 73 Uranium Nitricum Complex Tablet is a powerful remedy as an adjuviant therapy along with Hypoglycemic agents for diabetes and its further ailments like Sugar in urine, frequent urination (worse at night), Urine milky with fishy odor, impotency with cold and relaxed organs. Composition: Uranium Nitricum 3x, Nat Sulph 3x, Acid Phos 3x, Syzy Jamb 1x, Strychnium Phos 6x. Size: 20gm, MRP: 50/-|
|Allen A08 Diabetes Drops||Allen A08 Diabetes is a safe & natural medicine that helps to maintain Sugar Level in blood and urine. It contains Cephalandra Indica (controls high blood pressure), Abroma Augusta (thrist , dryness of mouth), Uranium nitricum ( Glycosuria, diuresis), Arsenicum bromatum, Helonias dioica (emaciation, restlessness), Syzygium jamb (urine sugar, diabetic ulceration), Size: 30ml, MRP: 140/-|
|Bakson Diab Aid drops||Clinically proven medicine, Diab aid showed fall in blood sugar levels (fasting as well as post prandial) in over 80% patients within 4 weeks of regular usage with followup of 10 weeks. Subjects also reported a fall in HbA1c, decrease in insulin unit requirement. Size: 30ml, MRP: 135/-|
|Schwabe Syzygium jambolanum 1X Tablets||Schwabe Syzygium jambolanum 1x Tablet is indicated for Increased amount of sugar in the blood and urine, it treats symptoms of diabetes mellitus such as increased appetite, Increased thirst, Increased urination, Weakness or fatigue, and diabetic ulcer.|
|Schwabe Alfalfa Tonic (Sugar free) – homeopathic food supplements||Alfalfa tonic is homeopathic food supplements that provides natural minerals, natural amino acids and other potent herbal ingredients that stimulate general mental and physical health. It supports regenerative process in all the stages of diseases. It also eliminates fatigue symptoms and increases appetite. It improves digestive functions and treats stomach complaints. It is indicated to treat stress, irritability, anaemia (iron deficiency) and nervous tensions.|
|Dr Reckeweg R 40 Drops||Dr.Reckeweg R 40 drops are indicated for treatment of diabetes. Size: 20ml, MRP: 235/-|
|Biocombination Tablets #07 (Biochemic Combinations) in Reckeweg, Schwabe, SBL||Biochemic Combination Tablets BC 07 is an essential body cell salt indicated for Diabetes. It helps relieve many conditions associated with diabetes. It helps better assimilation of glucose. Impaired kidney and liver functions are improved. Size: 20gm, 25gm, MRP: 160/-, 85/-|
|SBL Dibonil Drops||SBL Dibonil Drops is indicated for maturity onset diabetes mellitus or non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Contains Cephalandra indica Q, Gymnema sylvestre Q, Syzy Jamb Q, Crategous oxyacantha Q, Acid phos Q, Abroma Augusta Q, Helonias dioica Q. Size: 30ml, MRP: 110/-|
|Blooume 11 Diabo x Drops||Swiss homeopathic formulation (Diabo X) for Diabetes. Contains Abroma Augusta (profuse urination, thrist), Acid Phos (young diabetics), Cephalandra (giddiness, weakness), Crataegus (Diabetic children), Gymnema (burning sensation), Helonias, Syzygium Jamb. Size: 30ml, MRP: 135/-|
|Bhargava Diaboral Tablets||This is proven remedy for diabetes and effective even in slightest blood sugar discrepancies or hypoglycaemia. Helps pancreas to decrease blood sugar level, relieves sugar cravings and digestive disturbances. Useful in hyperglycaemic conditions & mood swings. Contains Ferrum iodatum 6x, Eupatorium purpureum 3X etc. Size: 60 tablets, MRP: 140/-|
|Natrum Muriaticum from SBL, Reckeweg, Schwabe||Biochemic Salt useful for diabetes, it is indicated in conditions where too much water or dryness appears in the system. It is found in all body fluids and tissues, promotes digestion and in particular the fluid metabolism. Addresses general neurasthenia, weakness of the bladder muscles, lack of libido. Size: 20gm, 25gm, MRP: 160/-, 85/-|
|Wheezal Diabonal Drops||Diabonol helps to control Blood Sugar in non Insulin dependent Diabetes Mellitus, Helps to stimulate beta cells to produce appropriate insulin levels, checks Insulin Resistance, checks side effects of Prolonged usage of Steroids. Size: 30ml, MRP: 105/-|
|Fourrts Alfas DG syrup||Fourrts Alfas DG Syrup is indicated for nervousness, neurasthenia and general debility. Excellent energy builder with natural amino acids, Vitamins, Minerals and other nutrients. Alfas DG is a sugar-free potent tonic to meet energy requirements in diabetic patients. (in sorbitol base). Size: 200ml, MRP: 180/-|
|Wheezal Wl 11 Diabetes Drops||Homeopathic Wheezal WL11 Diabetes Drops control diabetes and prevent associated complications. Size: 30ml, MRP: 135/-|
|DROX 7 Diabet Drops||Drox 7 by Haslab is indicated for diabetes mellitus, degenerative phases of cellular, muscular and glandular tissues, anemia, secondary symptoms like depression, frequent urination and other symptoms like excessive thirst tired and easily irritable, undue weakness, sexual impotence. Size: 30ml, MRP: 140/-|
|Dr. Bakshi B drops, Baksons #B20 (Sugar Drops)||Dr. Bakshi’s B20 sugar drops is indicated to help in relieving hyperglycemia and symptoms of diabetes. Contains Arsenicum Album (Diabetic ulcers), Lycopodium clav (polyuria), Natrum Sulph (urine loaded with bile), Secale cornutum (debility, emaciation), Acid Phos (milky urine). Size: 30ml, MRP: 140/-|
|Omeo Diabetes Drops||Omeo Diabetes Drops is a Homoeopathic Speciality product to balance your Blood Sugar levels safely and without side effects. Size: 30ml, MRP: 119/-|
|Medisynth Diabekoll||Homeopathic alternative for control of high blood sugar level and related complaints. Prevents further complication. Size: 125ml, MRP: 80/-|
|SBL Diaboherb Syrup||SBL Diaboherb Syrup is indicated for frequent urination, increased thirst, increased appetite, diabetes related cardiovascular problems. Size: 180ml, MRP: 95/-|
|SBL Dibonil Drops||SBL Dibonil Drops is indicated for maturity onset of diabetes mellitus or non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Size: 30ml, MRP: 120/-|
How Is homeopathic treatment of Diabetes different from conventional treatment?
Conventional medicine primarily relies on insulin in the treatment of diabetes which serves just as a replacement therapy, therefore diabetes becomes a life-long disease. Homeopathy which is used effectively in the treatment of diabetes offers a better palliative option. Homeopathic treatment focuses on the regulated functioning of the pancreas in efficient insulin production. A direct impact is therefore seen in addressing symptoms of diabetes mellitus during homeopathic treatment. Medicines such as Iodum 200, Helonias 200, Syzygium Jambolanum θ (a mother tincture) are used by homeopaths effectively in the treatment of all the stages of the diseases.
Homeopathic doctors often encounter patients who are already under insulin replacement when they approach them for alternative treatment. In such cases they advise the continuance of the replacement while starting them off on homeopathic medicines. After sometime, when a homeopath sees a consistent control over the blood sugar levels, he tapers off the conventional replacement therapy. Complications of the disease can also be taken care of by symptomatic treatment.
FAQ on Diabetes
It is common to find diseases surrounded by a number of false beliefs which stems from ignorance or lack of proper information and guidance. Similarly, diabetes mellitus too has given rise to a number of imaginary beliefs just like its myriad symptoms. It is therefore imperative to bust some of these commonly prevailing myths and present the facts about this sweet killer in proper perspective. It is important for all diabetics to be well informed and to be able to separate the myths from the facts.
Q: Consuming or Eating too much sugar causes diabetes.
A: There is no proof that sugar is the main cause behind diabetes. Diabetes is more related to family history, wrong eating habits and little or no physical activity.
Q: Only medical treatment can control diabetes.
A: Diabetes is a disease that requires dietary intervention along with medical treatment. Medications are only a part of the cure. What is essential is a healthy lifestyle and habits that will allow the medication to work more effectively. This comes from a combination of a healthy, well balanced diet supplemented by a regular exercise routine.
Q: Healthy foods do not contribute to increased blood sugar.
A: The fact is that all foods contain carbohydrates and if there is enough insulin present in the body naturally or provided by injections, it will use up the carbohydrates and consequently control the blood sugar level. However, if your body is producing less insulin (deficient) or not utilizing it sufficiently (metabolism), then blood sugar is bound to rise even if you eat healthy foods.
Q: Diabetics have to be on a special diet and eat only special foods. How many calories do they need?
A: There is no such binding, Diabetics can eat the same food as non-diabetics, but in moderate quantities. The energy requirement in diabetics depend upon factors such as body size, age, height, weight, activity level, gender. The broad guidelines are as follows in respect of dietary guidelines; Limit saturated fat to <7% of total calories, limit dietary cholesterol to <200 mg/day, fiber intake goals should be 14 g/1,000 kcal
Q: Exercises may not be of any use in diabetes.
A: Exercise helps the pancreas to be active, stimulates more insulin secretion, while at the same time, keeps the stress levels under check. Both of these factors help to keep the blood sugar under control.
Q: There is no need for diet modification, if external insulin is being administered.
A: No. Insulin is not replacing a meal plan or involvement in any physical activity. Thus diet changes/modification is needed, irrespective of whether insulin is being given or not.
Q: People having diabetes can consume/eat any number of sugar free products
A: Sugar free does not mean calorie free. It is advised to keep a check on the calorie product of the food, before consuming it. This way the total calorie intake can be kept under control and will further help in keeping a check on the blood sugar.
Q: Strain and stress which I experience everyday is not related to diabetes.
A: It is. Remember everyday stresses, as well as emotional and crisis situation can play a role in raising the blood sugar. Hence people with diabetes should take time out to relax and keep their stress levels under control.
Q : If it is not in my family (i.e, no history of diabetes), so I won’t get diabetes.
A: Some people are born with a greater tendency of developing diabetes than others. However, many people diagnosed with the disease don’t have a family history of diabetes. Your weight and lifestyle habits can influence whether you develop diabetes.
Q: The sugary pills given in homeopathy is not suitable for Diabetics
A: The amount of sugar present is negligible for it to affect diabetics
Q: How does Obesity affect diabetes?
A: It does because of the effects of obesity on insulin resistance, therefore weight loss should be the therapeutic goal for individuals with pre-diabetes or diabetes. The US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute guidelines define overweight as BMI ≥25 kg/m2 and obesity as BMI ≥30 kg/m2 (9). Short-term studies have demonstrated that moderate weight loss (5% of body weight) in subjects with type 2 diabetes is associated with decreased insulin resistance, improved measures of glycemia and lipemia, and reduced blood pressure