Insulin plant also referred to as spiral flag or fiery costus, is widely used as herbal medicine. It has been famously known for its anti-diabetic effects thus making it a recommended plant for diabetic patients. In addition to this, the plant is also helpful in people suffering from various health problems.
Check out below on how insulin plant benefits our health.
Helps Manage Symptoms Of Diabetes
Insulin leaves can help manage diabetes. It works by reducing the high sugar level inside the body. The amount of fructose present in the leaves is the one that regulates the sugar level in the blood. It can help prevent the onset of several health complications associated with diabetes, including organ failure and the free flow of nutrients in the body.
For the purpose of regulating blood sugar levels, we need to have a decoction prepared with insulin leaves. Boil a few insulin leaves in water for good 10 minutes. Strain and drink this solution two times a day for best results.
Helps Boost Kidney Health
Both the leaves and rhizomes of insulin plant have diuretic effects. They help in inducing an increment in sodium and potassium clearance thereby giving regulating diuresis. We can improve our kidneys’ health with proper diuresis and a balanced excretory rate.
In order to ease out the functioning of the kidneys of those who are already suffering from kidney stones or kidney infections, insulin leaf tea can be consumed daily.
Has Anti-inflammatory Properties
Insulin leaves possess anti-inflammatory properties that are suited for those suffering from inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. It also works for those suffering from asthma and sore throat.
Aids In Promoting Liver Function
It can help break and flush our unnecessary toxins that are found in our liver. Also, it removes stored and unnecessary fats in our system.
Helps Boost Immunity
Due to the natural anti-oxide character of insulins leaves, it can help boost our immune system. It removes all the free radicals from our body and helps our body remain healthy.
Enjoy this benefit by drinking insulin leaves and honey decoction regularly.
Has Antibacterial Activity
It was found that the methanolic extract of the plant has high levels of antibacterial activity against various gram-positive species like Bacillus cereus, Bacillus megaterium, Staphylococcus aureus and various gram-negative strains like Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhimurium, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Escherichia coli.
Consuming the leaves regularly is recommended for those who have severe problems related to the kidneys or urination. The insulin leaves will help kill the bad bacteria inside the urinary pipe.