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Herbs and Spices for Diabetes

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People with Diabetes Warned to Avoid Certain Herbs
Apr 1, 2000 | 
On February 24, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned people with diabetes not to use five brands of Chinese herbal products. The FDA says that the herbs illegally contain the prescription diabetes drugs glyburide and phenformin which can cause dangerous drops in blood sugar.
D-Care Adds Herbal Combination Tablets to Line of Diabetes Care Products
Sep 1, 1999 | 
The D-Care line of products now offers several herbal combination tablets specifically designed for diabetes care. All contain gymnema sylvestre, an herb often linked to improved glucose control, plus other herbs to aid in specific areas of wellness.
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Dec 1, 1998 | 
Dori Linnell of Eureka, Montana, would do anything for Tel, her 5-year-old son with diabetes. With diligence, knowledge and love, she has kept his HbA1cs in the nearly perfect range of 6.8 to 7.0 %. Linnell is obviously doing what works but always looking for something that may work better. She read about BetaFast, a product that is said to help people with diabetes control their blood sugars. BetaFast is made from the leaf extract of the herb Gymnema sylvestre, a climbing plant found in India. Always a believer in herbs, she wanted to try it with Tel.
Prevention's Pick — Herbs with diabetes control
Dec 1, 1998 | 
Prevention magazine's publication, 200 Herbal Remedies, linked the following herbs with diabetes control:
Finland Study Proves Ancient Therapy (Ginseng) Works!
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Ginseng, long used to treat a variety of ills, can reduce blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Ginseng is a plant extract that has been used for centuries to reduce fatigue and elevate mood.
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