Chamomile For Diabetics

 

Chamomile has been known for its many health benefits and now diabetics can benefit from chamomile tea.

A study at the Iranian Tabriz University of Medical Sciences gave 64 diabetic participants water or chamomile tea after each of 3 meals for 8 weeks.  At the end of the test period chamomile tea drinkers had lower blood sugar levels compared to those given water.  Researchers credited the antioxidant quercetin, a bioflavonoid, found in chamomile and many plant foods. 

Antioxidants fight free radicals that cause aging and inflammation.  According to the Department of Pathology and Diagnostics at the University of Verona in Italy, Quercetin is considered the most abundant flavonol there is and has strong anti-inflammatory properties.  Anti-inflammatory foods help manage autoimmune disorders like diabetes.

 

 

 

 

Author Marilyn Pokorney
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