Saturday, October 12, 2019

Natural treatment of Diabetes (OKRA WATER FOR DIABETES)( BHINDI IN INDIA )

Okra is quickly gaining a reputation as a so-called' superfood' for people with or at risk of diabetes or cancer.

Commonly referred to as ladyfingers, or by its biological names Abelmoschus esculentus and Hibiscus esculentus, okra is considered to have a positive effect on the balance of blood sugar, among many other health benefits.

What's the Okra?
Okra is a tall-growing plant that traces its origin from ancient Ethiopia (Abyssinia) to the Eastern Mediterranean, India, the Americas, and the Caribbean.

Sections of the plant (immature okra pods) are widely used in tropical countries and are mainly used as soups, stews or as fried/boiled vegetables.

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the body's use of blood sugar. And if you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a healthy lifestyle, like eating a healthy diet so exercising regularly, along with medication, will help control your symptoms and avoid high blood sugar. Research has shown that Okra, also known as ladyfingers or ladies ' paws, or Bhindi in Hindi, can help manage blood sugar levels in diabetics. In reality, okra is a popular ayurvedic food used to help lower blood sugar levels and regulate different types of diabetes. Several people with diabetes mellitus

It has been recorded that drinking okra water in the morning on an empty stomach helps improve blood sugar control.

Mounting evidence suggests that okra has anti-diabetic properties. Multiple Vitro (laboratory) and Vivo (animal) studies have confirmed okra a potent blood glucose-lowering food, reported,  According to a study published in the Journal of Pharmacy & BioAllied Sciences in 2011, researchers in India found that diabetic mice fed dried and ground okra peels and seeds showed a reduction in their blood glucose levels. The researchers also observed that regular feeding of okra extract for about ten days caused a gradual decrease in others.

Essentially, it is assumed that insoluble fiber in okra can help to stabilize blood glucose levels by slowing the rate at which sugar is absorbed from the intestinal tract. Apart from scientific research, most people with diabetes reported improved blood sugar levels by including okra in their diet.     

In addition, a 2017 study published in PLOS One reported that myricetin in okra improved the absorption of sugar in the muscles of rats, reducing their blood glucose levels. Myricetin is a material that is found in okra and some other products, including red wine and tea. In addition, the 2012 study of Food Science and Human Wellness discusses a variety of other laboratory and animal studies that have related myricetin to decreased blood sugar levels.

Many health benefits of Okra Apart from being an excellent source of dietary fiber, okra contains significant amounts of vitamins, minerals and strong antioxidants that may help prevent or cure several diseases. Okra is low in calories and low in glycemic index (GI) levels, which means that it has a limited effect on blood glucose.

Okra Water Recipe:

1--  Okra Pods
2--  One Glass water

Take 4-5 medium-sized okra pods and wash thoroughly. Take the ends of the pods and cut them in half.  You can also use knife to pierce on either side of the capsules.

3--Now, take a cup filled with water and immerse the pods in it.

  • Keep the pods soaked in water for 8 hours. Note that you can also keep it soaked in water for 24 hours if you prefer to do so.
  • Next morning, or after 24 hours, release the leftover sap into the water from the okra pods by squeezing it. You can throw the pods away once you do so.
  • Pour the water into a glass and drink the nutrient-rich beverage. You can also season the drink with salt and pepper, should you find it bland.
  • Alternatively, to cut down on the time, boil the okra pods instead of keeping them soaked in water overnight. Once boiled, you can blend the slimy okra pods with water. Either, have it warm as a soup, or wait for it to cool down to have it as okra water.


Vegetables are known to improve and promote health in a number of ways, such as preventing and curing constipation, lowering cholesterol, improving symptoms of depression, helping to relieve sore throat and lung inflammation, reducing the risk of certain cancers (especially colorectal cancer), etc.

As per a 2015 study published in Nutrients, substances called polyphenols and flavonoids, which are found in the seeds of okra could help reduce fatigue.

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