Tea For Diabetes

Various types of tea have been recommended for use to prevent, treat and combat diabetes. In addition to conventional medicine, there has been growing acceptance from the populace of the natural and traditional methods of treating diabetes.

Diabetes is an ailment in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, the hormone that converts sugar and other food into energy. The most common type of diabetes seen today is Type II diabetes, where insulin is produced (though sometimes not in a high enough quantity), but is not used properly. This situation results in a higher than normal level of blood glucose in the body. Type I diabetes is diagnosed in childhood, and results from an inability to produce insulin.

Compounds in certain types of tea have been known to help keep insulin levels constant in the blood, helping to regulate it naturally. Other types of tea act on and prevent the effects of complications of diabetes by going against the enzymes that produce these complications.

Traditional Chinese, Indian and other Asian treatments against diabetes make use of herbs and tea infusions.


Here are some of the teas that can be used to help in the overall fight against diabetes:

Green Tea
Black Tea
Oolong Tea
White Tea
Agaricus Tea
Alfalfa Tea
Allspice Tea
Andrographis Tea
Artichoke Leaf Tea
Banaba Tea
Bilberry Tea
Bitter Melon Tea
Buchu Tea
Burdock Tea
Centaury Tea
Chaga Tea
Chamomile Tea
Cordyceps Tea
Damiana Tea
Dandelion Tea
Essiac Tea
Eucommia Tea
Fenugreek Tea
Flax Tea
Ginkgo Biloba Tea
Ginseng Tea
Goat’s Rue Tea
Goldenseal Tea
Gymnema Tea
Hyssop Tea
Jasmine Tea
Neem Tea
Plantain Tea
Periwinkle Tea
Psyllium Tea
Reishi Tea
Tulsi Tea
Turkey Rhubarb Tea
Turmeric Tea
Wheatgrass Tea
Wild Cherry Bark Tea
Yerba Mate Tea


Although there are possible beneficial effects of tea for helping with diabetes, it is also recommended that consultations be done with qualified medical practitioners.