Dr. Rajesh Singh
Oct 16, 2022
Trying to manage diabetes is hard because if you don’t, there are consequences you’ll have to deal with later in life.
— Brian Adams
Has the alarming tone of the above quote encouraged you to manage your diabetes well?
If yes, congratulations on taking the right decision before it is too late.
We are sure you already know that diabetes is a health condition that cannot be cured. But managing it efficiently and reducing diabetes is the key to a super healthy life.
Along with lifestyle changes, adding some superb herbs is always a good idea. Vijaysar wood for diabetes is considered one of the most used herbs to control blood sugar levels. It is called “the miracle cure for diabetes” in Ayurveda.
And we are sure you will love to add this herb to your daily diet after knowing its immense benefits for a diabetic. So without any further delay let's check what exactly vijaysar is and how it helps with diabetes.
Vijaysar is regarded as Rasayan or rejuvenating herb in Ayurveda. Because of its tikta (bitter) nature, it is also considered to be a cure for diabetes by Ayurveda. It is called Malabar Kino or Indian Kino tree. It is indigenous to India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.
This tree has smoky bark and it produces a reddish gum-like substance. It bears yellow flowers and legume-like fruits with two embedded seeds.
Every part of this tree is used for medicinal purposes in Ayurveda. Whether it is wood, bark, flower, gum, or legume, each part has some medicinal value.
This tree has bioactive components like proteins, alkaloids, and various other minerals, antioxidants, and nutrients. As per ancient Ayurvedic practices, drinking water kept in vijaysar wood glasses help control blood sugar levels. Its churna or powder is also used for diabetes treatment.
Vijaysar is helpful in enhancing insulin sensitivity, It boosts digestion, increases insulin production and sensitivity in the body, and improves GLUT4 (an insulin-regulated glucose transporter) which in turn helps manage blood sugar levels.
The same is confirmed by Ayurveda expert Dr. Ram N Kumar who says “Vijaysar increases digestive agni and increases insulin production in the body.”
Now, let’s find out the benefits of vijaysar wood for diabetes in detail.
As per Ayurveda, vijaysar is excellent for maintaining blood sugar. Due to its Kapha (the energy of lubrication and structure) and pitta (energy of digestion and metabolism) balance, this herb help manage blood sugar levels and improves metabolism.
Research shows that vijaysar can lower blood sugar levels. Additionally, consuming its leaves decreases a person’s ability to taste sweet food. This will bring down your sugar cravings and save you from spiking up your blood sugar.
Due to the sugar-controlling capacity of Vijaysar, GoYNG has used this invaluable gift of Ayurveda to make Diabalife, a diabetes supplement.
According to Ayurveda, vijaysar boosts digestion and increases insulin production in the body. Modern science too supports Ayurveda in this regard.
Due to this herb's anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it prevents free radicals from damaging the pancreatic cells and enhances insulin secretion. This again helps in managing blood sugar levels.
Studies say that epicatechin, a flavonoid isolated from the bark of vijaysar, improves insulin levels and safeguards and regenerates β-cells needed for insulin production.
If you are a pre-diabetic, reducing 5-10% of your weight is going to help you manage blood sugar levels. What’s more, losing weight means you would lower your chances of getting diabetes by up to 58%.
In the case of a person with type 2 diabetes, losing weight could even lead to diabetes remission.
Vijaysar is rich in alkaloids and flavonoids that will help your body get rid of excess fats much faster. The antioxidants in it remove toxins from your body. It also makes you feel full and helps you get rid of the hunger pangs. No hunger pangs mean no overeating.
The astringent properties of Vijaysar make it an excellent herb for diabetes-related complications like frequent urination, fatigue, overeating, and excessive thirst.
Other than diabetes, vijaysar wood is excellent for heart health, liver function, diarrhea, and, brain health.
Here are some other uses of the vijaysar tree:
Traditionally, people drink water kept in vijaysar bark wood glasses or tumblers in the morning to lower their blood sugar levels. But with the changing times, this herb’s extracts or supplements are available in powder, liquid, and tablet forms. Many brands have come up since then with different formulations.
But it is always advisable to pick a supplement that has natural, untempered extracts of vijaysar. GoYNG believes in gifting you the best natural supplements, and serving the same purpose it has created Diabalife which has natural vijaysar extracts along with several other herbs including Neem, Karela, Jamun, Ghritkumari, Gurmar, Chirata, Methi, and Triphala.
All GoYNG products are manufactured in an FSSAI-certified facility which shows the brand's focus on making the best-in-class products.
Here are some precautions you should take while using vijaysar wood:
Vijaysar has been touted as the miracle herb for diabetes and there is no denial of its immense usefulness in managing it. But you might find keeping water in a vijaysar wood tumbler and drinking it in the morning a tedious task. If yes, opting for a supplement that has a natural extract of this herb is a better idea.
Whichever way you include this herb in your diet, you should always keep in mind that along with this incredible herb, you need to exercise regularly and eat diabetes-friendly food to get a better result.
Vijaysar wood is excellent for diabetes.
Vijaysar is called the Indian Kino tree and Malabar tree in English.
Diabetes is a health condition that has no permanent cure. Along with making some major lifestyle changes like exercising regularly and eating healthy food, you can add some amazing herbs and supplements to keep it under control, or in some cases reverse it.
Medicinal plants like neem, vijaysar, gurmar, chirata, and triphala are used for diabetes.
Water, unsweetened herbal tea, vegetable juice, fruit juice, unsweetened lemonade, and green smoothies are some drinks that lower blood sugar.
Paneer Dodi and vijaysar are herbs that are excellent for diabetes.
Traditionally, people keep water in vijaysar wood-made tumblers and drink that water early in the morning to lower their blood sugar levels. But today, you can have vijaysar supplements in the form of tablets, powder, and syrup.