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    Andrographis paniculata plant, King of Bitters; Good for diabetes?

    Someone told me about this bitter plant and said it will help to reduce the sugar level in our body. Anyone tried this before?

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    Heard about this plant medicine effects on Diabetes via a friend in hospital x ray dept years ago. The name ring a bell as it starts with andro where I thought it has androgen effects.. But never cook it before as I am clueless about it.Iit is called the hempedu or liver plant ( I think)

    My Guess is it is similar to bitter gourd as it is also iknown to have effects on diabetes due to its bitter green taste. That I know how to cook it healthy, yet tasty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinglicious View Post
    Heard about this plant medicine effects on Diabetes via a friend in hospital x ray dept years ago. The name ring a bell as it starts with andro where I thought it has androgen effects.. But never cook it before as I am clueless about it.Iit is called the hempedu or liver plant ( I think)

    My Guess is it is similar to bitter gourd as it is also iknown to have effects on diabetes due to its bitter green taste. That I know how to cook it healthy, yet tasty.
    It is very bitter so I am thinking of swallowing the whole leaf after tearing it to small pieces. I am wondering whether that is OK or not. I do not think I can chew it like others. Bitter gourd, yes, but this is really the king of bitters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS Chua View Post
    Someone told me about this bitter plant and said it will help to reduce the sugar level in our body. Anyone tried this before?
    Hmmm.... then stop taking/adding sugar into everything you eat or drink ....

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    Korek1 Prevention is better than cure. And read the labels of those products you put in the food where Aspartamate is not recomended for diabetes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USJ27Resident View Post
    Hmmm.... then stop taking/adding sugar into everything you eat or drink ....
    There is another thread started here sometime back even with pictures of the plant, some discussion on misai kuching and other plants that could assist diabetes. I dunno how to search for that thread, perhaps Chang could kindly assist....

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    Quote Originally Posted by USJ27Resident View Post
    Hmmm.... then stop taking/adding sugar into everything you eat or drink ....
    I only drink kopi O kosong, teh si kosong, barley panas kosong, for years. I do not buy soft drinks either. I do not even drink fruit juices unless it is a hotel buffet breakfast but one glass only. I also cut down on rice and any rice based product. Usually the yellow noodles or wanton mee as they are not rice-based like koey teow or mee hoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiangMalam View Post
    There is another thread started here sometime back even with pictures of the plant, some discussion on misai kuching and other plants that could assist diabetes. I dunno how to search for that thread, perhaps Chang could kindly assist....
    I wish the search function can be improved. This has been highlighted before so not necessary to disturb the mod if he cannot do anything about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS Chua View Post
    I only drink kopi O kosong...
    Hats off to you.. it takes a very brave man to down a kopi-o kosong, especially when its from an authentic kopi-tiam. For me, I stick to "NESCAFE ONE-IN-ONE"

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    Off topic a bit:

    Anyone has personal experience for natural remedy for high blood pressure ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS Chua View Post
    Someone told me about this bitter plant and said it will help to reduce the sugar level in our body. Anyone tried this before?
    Chua,

    My sincere advice..

    Once you have controlled your food but blood sugar still not satisfactory, go straight to doctor for medicinal control.

    DO NOT try herbs or whatever treatment introduced by who and so…

    Herbs (including Chinese herbs) can do much harm to your digestive tracts without you noticing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhiga View Post
    Chua,

    My sincere advice..

    Once you have controlled your food but blood sugar still not satisfactory, go straight to doctor for medicinal control.

    DO NOT try herbs or whatever treatment introduced by who and so…

    Herbs (including Chinese herbs) can do much harm to your digestive tracts without you noticing it.
    Actually I am trying to pass my medical check up for an insurance policy. After leaving my organization of 20 years service I am now without a medical insurance. But they want me to take a medical check up because of my high blood pressure which is fine. They will load me 30% but no exclusion which I am happy to accept. But if my sugar level is high, my case is rejected. So, friends told me that taking these leaves can drastically reduce the sugar level so that i can pass the HbA1c test.

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    HbA1c is a test of LONG-TERM blood sugar level. If your blood sugar level has been consistently high the past 3 months, even if you inject insulin enough to cause hypoglycemia, the HbA1c will still be high. Beware that a lot of "traditional / natural" products are adultered with pharmaceutical products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ng View Post
    Off topic a bit:

    Anyone has personal experience for natural remedy for high blood pressure ?
    Just don't watch TV3 news when your Ah Jib Gor Gor is campaigning....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ng View Post
    Off topic a bit:

    Anyone has personal experience for natural remedy for high blood pressure ?
    There are: lose weight, lose stress, and reduce salt. Many years ago, I took leave to finish my studies. I lost 10 kilos and was in a very relaxed environment. I lost 10 bp points. So, it really works.

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