Thursday, December 03, 2009

Diabetes and Hypertension - The Cheaper Alternative in Controlling


Stevia, has been documented to have a hypotensive, or blood-pressure- lowering effect (at dosages much higher than used for sweetening purposes). Believe it or not, it works similarly to the modern treatment medicine , the CBC ( Calcium Channel Blocker ). Stevia may potentiate antidiabetic medications, when taken in unusually large amounts, especially for the type-2 diabetic. It nourishing the pancreas so that it can normalize the insulin reaction with glucose.


Physiological and pharmacological experiments have suggested thatstevioside from the leaves of Stevia rebaudiana acts as a typical systemic vasodilator. CELL CULTUREResearchers found that stevioside (from Steviarebaudiana leaves) mediated vasorelexation effect through Ca(2+)influx inhibition.

Drinking of 0.1% stevioside (from Stevia rebaudiana) solutionin mature spontaneously hypertensive ratscould have antihypertensive (bloodpressure lowering) effect and also prevented hypertension (high blood pressure) in immature spontaneously hypertensive rats. Stevioside (from Stevia rebaudiana leaves) caused vasorelaxation via an inhibition of Ca(2+) influx into the blood vessel in a study of normal rats.

HUMAN demonstrated the antihypertensive (blood pressure lowering) effect of stevioside (from Stevia rebaudiana leaves) in a 3-month, multi-center, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study. A 2-year study of 168 patients suffered from hypertension (aged 20-75) demonstrated that oral stevioside (from Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni) decreased systolic and diastolic blood pressurewithout significant adverse effects.


Scientific researches and studies from all the countries that very concern about this herbs and its properties summarized that Stevia as a potential treatment for type 2 Diabetes. Diabetics also often suffer from high blood pressure, and Stevia - in larger quantities - lowers blood pressure. So, this make stevia very beneficial to them.

In 1986, Curi R et al, Universidade de Maringa, Brasil, demonstrated that aqueous extracts of Stevia could increase glucose tolerance in a study of 16 healthy human subjects.

About 14 years later, Jeppesen PB and co-workers at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark demonstrated that stevioside and steviol (from stevia) stimulated insulin secretion via a direct action on beta cells. The results suggested that the stevia may be beneficial to people suffered from type 2 diabetes mellitus. In 2002, Jeppesen PB et al reported that stevioside (from stevia) had antihyperglycaemic, insulinotropic, and glucagonostatic activities from a study of type 2 diabetic rat.

In 2004, Jeppesen PB et al finally studied the anti-hyperglycaemic properties of stevioside (from stevia) in HUMANsubjects. They recruited 12 patients suffered from Type 2 diabetes and successfully demonstrated that stevioside reduces postprandial blood glucose levels in the patients.

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