Diabetic ulcers

From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Diabetic ulcers:

  • Comfrey

Natural Cures and Remedies for Diabetic ulcers

Dr. William Davis, who became quite popular through his book ‘Wheat Belly” used this fact about wheat to help him cure his diabetic patients.  Yes, his patients were cured of diabetes which many doctors believed can only be managed but not cured.  After only three months of wheat free diet, his diabetic patients became non-diabetics.  Most of his patients lost a minimum of 20 pounds.  Others were reported to have lost as much as 40 pounds in three months.

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Licorice) — Class 2b, 2c, 2d. ‘Contraindicated in heart disease, diabetics, hypertensives, hepatoses, and nephroses” (O’Brien, 1998). Commission E reports contraindications: cholestatic liver diseases, liver cirrhosis, hypertension, hypokalemia, severe renal insufficiency, and pregnancy. May potentiate thiazide diuretics, stimulant laxatives, cardiac glycosides, and cortisol (AHP; WAM). Too much (>50 g/day) can raise the blood pressure, cause sodium and water retention, and lower potassium levels too far. May result in pseudoaldosterianism. Adverse effects reported in M30: amenorrhea, cardiac arrest, congestive


Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Sweet Broom) — Not covered (AHP; KOM; PH2). According to old sources, amellin apparently does not cause blood sugar to drop below normal; reduction of both blood sugar and urine sugar occurs gradually. Amellin reportedly raises lowered alkali reserves in diabetics and reduces iron content of serum and of blood acetone bodies.

Contraindications Diabetics using insulin should closely monitor blood sugar levels if taking chaga, because it can lower or raise these levels.

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Cleavers) — Class 1 (AHP). ‘Hazards and/or side effects not recorded for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). None known (WAM). Diabetics should use the expressed juice only with caution. Excessive use of cleavers should be avoided, especially during pregnancy (CAN). Lower arterial blood pressure in canines with no slowing of heart and no toxic effects. Like other iridoids, asperuloside is a mild laxative (PNC). It can be converted to prostanoid intermediates. I was surprised to find harmine, 1-hydroxydesoxypeganin, 8-hydroxy-2,3-dehydrodesoxypeganin, and protopine listed for this plant by the Herbal PDR

In addition, research published in November 2002 showed that yet another inflammation-causing substance forms when foods are cooked at high temperatures. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are created when sugars bind in a particular way to proteins. As the acronym suggests, AGEs accelerate the aging process. However, AGEs also increase levels of C-reactive protein, a powerful promoter of inflammation. In a study with diabetic patients, those who consumed foods cooked at high temperatures had a 65 percent increase in AGEs after just two weeks.