A leaf a day keeps diabetes away

Cure diabetes with Insulin plants

Do You Know ?…Costus Igneus ?…Insulin Plant !!!

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could treat your diabetes by just eating one leaf-a-day, thereby requiring no insulin injections or any other medications. This dream has come true with Insulin plants.


Costus igneus, commonly known as insulin plant in India, belongs to the family Costaceae, this medicinal plant is capable of having Magic Cure for Diabetes. Leaf of this herbal plant helps to build up insulin by strengthening beta cells of Pancreas in the Human body thus popularly known as “Insulin plant” in India.

Insulin plant (Costus igneus) is native to Southeast Asia, especially on the Greater Sunda Islands in Indonesia. It is a relatively new entrant to Kerala and India. The plant is characterized by large fleshy looking leaves. The undersides of these large, smooth, dark green leaves have light purple shade. The leaves are spirally arranged around the stem, forming attractive, arching clumps arising from underground root stocks.


The maximum height of these plants is about two feet. The flowers are orange in color and are beautiful, 1.5-inch diameter. Flowering occurs during the warm months. And they appear to be cone-like heads at the tips of branches. The flower petals are quite sweet and nutritious. It’s a lower grower and makes a great ground cover. The long red flower spikes of Costus pulverulentus are unique to the family.


Costus igneus plant grows very quickly. Propagation of this plant is by stem cutting. It needs sunshine but it also grows in slightly shady areas. Costus does not have a problem with pests and diseases. Outdoor plants might be chewed by caterpillars, and in indoors plants might be affected by red spider mite.



The leaves of insulin plant are used to control Blood sugar levels or in Treatment of Diabetes. The patient suffering from diabetes has to consume two leaves in the morning and two leaves in evening for first week. From the second week one leaf in the morning and one in the evening. This dosage should be continued for 30 days. The leaves of Insulin plant must be chewed well before swallowing. After chewing the leaves / leaf have a little water.

Diabetes is a disease of metabolism, where body is not able to synthesis sufficient insulin or the blood cells stop responding to the insulin produced in the body.

There are three main types of diabetes:

Type 1 diabetes: results from the body’s failure to produce insulin, and presently requires the person to inject insulin. (Also referred to as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, IDDM for short, and juvenile diabetes.)

Type 2 diabetes: results from insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to use insulin properly, sometimes combined with an absolute insulin deficiency. (Formerly referred to as non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, NIDDM for short, and adult-onset diabetes.)

Gestational diabetes: is when pregnant women, who have never had diabetes before, have a high blood glucose level during pregnancy.

The leaves of insulin plant contain mostly of Corosolic Acid which is beneficial in controlling diabetic. The corosolic acid present in the green leaves induces the insulin production and thus controls hyperglycemia in the blood.

Allopathic doctors too recommend it and it is found to be effective in bringing blood sugar levels under completely under control. There is also dried and ground powder of the leaves now available in the market.This medicine is being increasingly prescribed by doctors. In 90 % of the cases diabetes has been found to be curable using this medicine. Just try it for yourself.

In Traditional Medicine it is also used to Promotes longevity, Treats rash, Reduces fever, Treats asthma , Treats bronchitis, especially kids who are suffering from stomach worms are advised to consume the leaves or leaves powder of the insulin plant.

According to International Journal of Ayurveda Research a new study on Insulin plant (Costus igneus) was published recently. The leaves of insulin plant (Costus igneus) reduced the fasting and postprandial blood sugar levels, bringing them down towards normal, in -induced hyperglycemia in rats. Reduction in the fasting and the postprandial blood sugar levels with leaves of insulin plant was comparable with that obtained with Glibenclamide 500 µg/kg at 250 mg/kg/day and 500 mg/kg/day of powdered leaves of the insulin plant(Costus igneus).

Caution: Diabetics when using these kinds of herbs or any medicine kindly note the changes in the body due to low sugar. if you feel sudden giddiness, immediately swallow some sugar or sweets and stop the medicines that you are using for diabetes and immediately consult your doctor. Watch out for any adverse or uncomfortable reactions. Always try out medicines or herbs in small quantities carefully.

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