Nettle: doctors have named an affordable drink that lowers blood sugar levels for a long time

A decoction of dried nettle leaves in some cases will help lower blood sugar levels. The study was published in Express.

According to experts, drinking nettle tea causes the pancreas to produce more insulin. Polyphenols play an important role here and are effective in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases associated with inflammation, such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease and cancer.

 Nettle leaves also contain powerful antioxidants that protect the body from aging and cell damage. Substances contained in the plant may have an impact on diabetes risk management, says the study.

In addition, nettle has a diuretic effect, helping to remove excess fluid and toxins from the body.
Recall that one of the main signs of type 2 diabetes mellitus is an increased level of glucose in the blood, this is detected during a blood test. What to pay attention to?

  • Frequent thirst and urination.
  • Increased appetite, coupled with a constant feeling of hunger.
  • Fatigue and weakness.
  • Slow wound healing.
  • Vision problems.

Nettle has a number of contraindications, for example, it increases blood clotting. Before using this drink, you should consult your doctor. Consuming nettle as a strong infusion may cause side effects such as stomach upset, nausea, and allergic reactions. Nettle can interact with some medications, changing or weakening their effect.

Earlier, gastroenterologist Ekaterina Kashukh spoke about the benefits of wild plants. Many of them are medicinal plants, but some are not only healthy, but also tasty. Stinging nettle is especially popular in folk cuisine. Before cooking, you need to pour boiling water over it; it is suitable for both cabbage soup and salad.

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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.