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Bns1
Bns1
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What is the Gujarati name for Indian insulin plant ?

Can anyone get it outside india?

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Jerry
JerryAdministrator

Hi Bns1 Costus igneus herb is the insulin plant and you can buy powdered Costus igneus on Amazon.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl...

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Bns1
Bns1
in reply to Jerry

I have been told the leaves of the plant have more effect then the powder as what else is mixed in the powder might be harmful as well

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gangadharan_nair

Insulin Plant: This can be beneficial to anyone who has trouble with high blood sugar levels, and particularly to that in diabetes. The insulin plant, Costus igneus, is used as an ornamental plant in Southern India. Powdered leaves of the insulin plant have been shown to be effective in controlling blood sugar levels.

Links:-

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chama...

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sandybrown

Here are other language names.

"Other vernacular names

BENGALI: Piasal..

HINDI: BAanda, Bija-sal, Peisar, Jarul, Keukand.

GUJARATI: Pakarmula.

KANNADA: Kemou honne.

MALAYALAM: Honne, Karintakara, Vengai, Venna-maram.

MARATHI: Honi, Pushkarmula.

ODISHA: Vengis.

SANSKRIT: Asana, Bandhukapushpa.

SIDDHA: Kostum.

TAMIL: Neyccarikamaram, Venkal-c-ciray, Kostam, Kostum.

URDU: Bijasar, Bam al akhwain.

OTHERS: Kostum (Siddha)."

stuartxchange.org/InsulinPlant

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Bns1
Bns1
in reply to sandybrown

Thanks

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VijayKoolas

Please don't mix it up with keukand or Stevia....

Insulin plant /Costus igneus also known as Fiery Costus or Spiral Flag Insulin plant is a medicinal plant and capable of having Magic Cure for Diabetes. The leaves of this herbal medicinal plant are used to control Blood sugar levels or in Treatment of Diabetes. Costus igneus has large fleshy looking leaves. The undersides of these large, smooth, dark green leaves have light purple shade.

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sandybrown

My understanding is this is what has been discussed>

"Common name

Botanical name: - Costus igneus. Costus igneus common name is *Fiery Costus* or *Spiral Flag*, is a species of herbaceous plant in the Costaceae family. Insulin plant (Costus igneus) common name in Hindi is keukand and in Gujarati - pakarmula. In Marathi, Malayalam and Sanskrit is - pushkarmula and in Tamil is kostam"

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kamtadale

I think the right insulin plant is Gudmaar and it is available all over India,in powder form and raw.Best way to test the authenticity is to take one pinch of this powder and then take one pinch of sugar,you will find sugar has lost its sweetness.

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sandybrown

Sir,

Are you sure both are the same?

"Gudmar was initially known as meshashringi in Sanskrit, which means “ram’s horn”. The plant can be described as a large, pubescent, woody climber."

Insulin plant "Chamaecostus cuspidatus, common name fiery costus or spiral flag, is a species of herbaceous plant in the Costaceae family native to eastern Brazil. In India, it is known as insulin plant for its purported anti-diabetic properties. Chamaecostus cuspidatus has large fleshy looking leaves."

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Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to sandybrown

Ram’s horn? That’s used for two Jewish holidays ( Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)) and Yom Kippur (the horn is used to make noise/music as a shofar). Very interesting information, sandybrown.

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Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator

Hi Bns1,

Has your doctor suggested that you start using the insulin plant? When was your last appointment? What are your blood sugars during the day and evening hours?

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Bns1

Yes my doctor had told me to start and my sugar levels are between 6.5-7

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sandybrown
sandybrown
in reply to Bns1

I take it this number is in %, did you doctor give to a target level?

Are you on any medication at the moment?

What is your daily, weekly food intake like, please give some examples.

In UK there has been few articles in the news papers on how to control blood sugar level by food intake control, checking blood sugar level at home before and after a meal and avoiding high blood glucose level food.

You may have check your weight and waist measurement. There is a ratio now days people look at, height to waist ratio.

Thanks.

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sandybrown

Please look at life style change, watching out for free and hidden sugar in food and drinks and also regular exercise first before any medication. Leaving more than 12 hours between the evening meal and breakfast can help. Avoid adding sugar to food and drinks.

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sandybrown

There are few green Asian veg, steam them, sweet potato, boil it can help you.

Methi, boiled water of Sri Lankan cinnamon, soaked fenugreek, drinking the water and eating the soft flesh. Al these thing take time to get used to control blood glucose.

give it a try. Portion control of any food is important.

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Fatbuddy

A. Does any one have Clinical Trial -- Result information ??

B. Is it grown in South India or Gujarat ?

C. How do you take RAW - leaves ? chew or make a juice ?

D. Stevia is from India - natural plant - substitute for sugar - I use it

E. Is it sugar substitute or Insulin substitute ??

F. I am going to India in December for 2 months - will try to find more info

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sandybrown
sandybrown
in reply to Fatbuddy

Hi,

This video link discuss the insulin plant leaf by a doctor. Sorry it is in Tamil language.

The first 4.5 minutes all the local Indian veg and other plants are discussed.

This lady doctor has created many video clips.

Have a look.

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sandybrown
sandybrown
in reply to Fatbuddy

If you Google this doctor's name you can get to more video clips.

Dr. Amutha Damodharan.

Because of phone numbers I am unable to copy and paste link!

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Fatbuddy
Fatbuddy
in reply to sandybrown

Sorry -- I do NOT understand Tamil language. This is an International Forum

ONLY "" ENGLISH "" IS ALLOWED HERE.

If you have her phone number - send me in private message - I may speak to her

Are you from Tamil- Sandy Brown - USA name ??

If it is so good- why NOT have clinical Trial and make formula available in USA -??

**** FENUGREEK ** is totally different --

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sandybrown
sandybrown
in reply to Fatbuddy

**** FENUGREEK ** is totally different -- , agree.

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Fatbuddy
Fatbuddy
in reply to sandybrown

Top head line in video says -- " fenugreek Salad ""

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Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to Fatbuddy

English and other languages are allowed to be used. If a person feels comfortable typing in a different language, then they can always add a translation under the original comment/posting.😀👍

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Fatbuddy

Okay-- Agree --But this is NOT a comment --it is a Video in different language.

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Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to Fatbuddy

They can say what the video is saying by giving a translation of the main message being mentioned.

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namaha
namahaModerator

Dear Sandy/ Bns1/Jerry/ Nair/Fatbuddy/ Activity2004

Like you all, I used to Love to hear about effectiveness of natural herbs such as Insulin plant, Gudmar, Jamun seed, Methi powder, Ceylon cinnamon, Karela- Bitter guard, Amla, Ghrit Kumari, Turmeric and many others......

We feel that nothing has gone wrong with me ... May be some slight disorder in my body ... and there must be some natural herbs which can cure me.....

I may sound like a person with negativity towards Ayurvedic cure....but the reality .and My humble submission.....

(1) Diabetes : How old is the disease since it's discovery and since when it is attacking the mankind???

The answer is it is as old as Mankind! 😊Perhaps the number of diabetes are increasing which may not be true ! Because population of human beings on the earth is also increasing ! And it is Pandemic! 😊

(2) if there were a clear solution by herbs, then by now we would have killed the disease!

(3) yes, some of These herbs may be helpful to have some blood glucose reducing properties...but then diabetes brings with it host of its friends which attack all human organs irrespective of blood glucose reduction.. it is progressive....

(4) The truth is that No drugs is known to reverse the disorder....regenerate beta cells....whether it is Allopathy, Ayurvedic or homeopath....though we can manage the disorder .....delay the progression....minimise complications....

(5) As far as Ayurvedic and herbs are concerned...unfortunately long term Safety, efficacy , reliability is not yet established by any large scale , well organised randomised controlled trials with all kinds of human race - geographical locations . ...moreover the property of the herbs are not consistent with time and change of place and climate .... due to soil erosion....soil losing its nutritional property.

(6) In the land of Ayurveda, During last 5 years Govt of India has formulated in a more scientific way in a more organised way in collaboration with all leading Ayurvedic specialists: Two very important Ayurvedic drugs , well researched, to cure diabetes .... BGR34 and IME 9....much acclaimed to cure diabetes.... So much so BGR 34 was claimed to have DPP4 property in line with Sitagliptin/ Vildagliptin....

But what happened???? The results is mixed.... and even if it has helped... It is just too little... Definitely not as effective as Allopathy drugs... Please see the reviews from actual diabetes in Amazon India website.... Moreover with a lot of side effects....

(7) Finally, i would like to know if there is anyone in this forum who has bern able to reverse Type 2, by herbs ??? Consistently ...along with blood glucose reducing .... Lipids, liver function, Kidney function and other complications..

I will wait for an answer to my question????

Please read the link below...to understand BGR34, and IME 9...

altnews.in/bgr-34-ime-9-dru...

Finally I appreciate Activity 2004, who made the statement :

" Has your doctor suggested that you start using the insulin plant? When was your last appointment? What are your blood sugars during the day and evening hours?"

If you want to try your luck with any herb, please go ahead and keep an watch on your blood sugar level and overall well being....

Well , i am not suggesting you to take all Allopathy medicines...first try to control your blood sugar as much as you can through your diet and exercise...Also try to find out if your case is basically due to predominantly IR or Low insulin levels due to beta cell defunct...

Accordingly you may need allopathy medication ....along with Diet and exercise to control blood sugar ...... Keep checking at regular intervals all your lab parameters your heart, kidney, liver, eye, leg....and in case of abnormality get guided by medical experts..though this forum can give you some tips and their own experience ...

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Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to namaha

namaha,

Please check your private messages on HU. I sent a message to you right now.😀👍 It’s okay!😀👍👍

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Fatbuddy
Fatbuddy
in reply to namaha

I know many people of Indian Origin ( Indians ) in USA - including some Seniors

( age over 60 years ) - use herbal -- to treat ( control ) diabetes and do NOT take any medicine. But those are very few.

If some one is diagnosed at middle age - 35 to 50 -- he ( she ) can take some herbal and control or reduce progression of Diabetes. Each person will react differently.

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Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator

Please check with your doctor to find out what the correct dose is for you before you start using it( insulin plant). No one wants anyone getting sick or worse.

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