Top 12 Herbs and Spices to Control Type 2 Diabetes (We Love #9!)

Fresh Ginger Root

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4. Ginger

Common in Asian foods, ginger is a relative of turmeric, so it’s no surprise that it can also help to lower blood sugar levels. One study published in 2012 showed that ginger root was so powerful in controlling blood sugar levels that the body could use glucose without relying on insulin. You can consume ginger as a supplement or in tea form. Consult your doctor for the correct dosage.

 

5. Oregano

Yep, we are talking about the same type of oregano that you use on your Italian dishes, only much more so. Sometimes called marjoram, oregano has been known for decades to treat parasitic infestations as well as being an excellent antibacterial compound. In one recent study, oregano was found to help control blood sugar levels. This is a powerful spice so speak with your doctor about how much you should consume.

 

6. Cloves

This herb has super high levels of quercetin, anthocyanins, and antioxidants. Cloves contain a natural anti-inflammatory compound called eugenol. Many of the compounds found in cloves are similar to the ones found in cinnamon, so it’s no wonder that this spice can also help to control blood sugar levels. Like all the herbs and spices on this list, speak with your doctor for proper dosage levels.

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