Diabetes and Korean Red Ginseng

Korean Red Ginseng

People suffering from serious diseases might get confused about whether to consume natural herbs or not. One of such diseases is Diabetes. There are two kinds of diabetes-Type 1 and Type 2. Among the two types of Diabetes, Type-2 Diabetes, known as Diabetes Mellitus, is quite common. Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases that affects the use of blood sugar by the body. The condition results in excess sugar in the blood, which can cause severe complications. It is because glucose or blood sugar is vital for health and is the crucial energy source for the cells that make up muscles and tissues. Glucose also acts as vital fuel for the functioning of the brain. The increasing obesity and lack of exercise are resulting in increasing Diabetes Mellitus. The disease can also get genetically acquired. 

People with Diabetes often ask a question- Is it safe for them to consume Ginseng powder or Ginseng capsules or any other form of Ginseng? Multiple studies conducted on diabetic patients reported the positive effects that ginseng had on diabetic patients.

The effects of Korean Red Ginseng on Diabetic patients did not get discovered until the 1980s. From 1980, numerous researches have been conducted suggesting that Korean Red Ginseng has a hypoglycemic effect. The herb gets believed to prevent diabetic conditions in both humans and animals. Ginseng reduces cholesterol and blood pressure which indirectly affects obesity. Thereby, it significantly helps in reducing blood sugar. 

Studies suggest that regular consumption of Korean Red Ginseng result in reducing blood sugar levels. The herb also gets believed to increase insulin levels. It prevents dangerous spikes in blood sugar that may lead to fatal constriction of arterial muscles due to high levels of glucose. Adding to the numerous benefits, it also relieves pain, inflammation, burning, tingling and numbness in people with peripheral neuropathy due to Diabetes. 

Several studies suggest that Korean Ginseng is safe and beneficial for Diabetic patients. But, it is best to consult your doctor before intaking it, as your doctor will be able to suggest to you what is best for you. People who are on serious medications, especially taking antacids or statins, must consult their doctor.