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Bay leaves improve glucose levels & lipids in T2D

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments' started by miahara, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. miahara

    miahara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I came across a report of this 2008 small scale study recently, it claims bay leaves improve glucose levels and lipid profile of people with T2D.
    Quite interesting reading and there are links to other research about other herbs and spices.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2613499/

    Dave
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Admittedly the pharmaceutical industry is not going to keen on bay leaves, but after10 years I would have expected to have heard a lot more about this if it worked.
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I use bay regularly in my soups and stews. Glad to hear at least that it is not a baddie. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Olufisayo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I read about bay leaves and I went for it. I don’t even remember it again.
     
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    Robbity Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Me too - bay leaves are one of my essential go to herbs, along with a number of other herbs and spices which are supposedly good for diabetics. But I've always used them since I learned to cook many years back and well prior to diabetes diagnosis, so I have no way of telling whether they may have made any difference...

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    lindijanice Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Do you eat them or is it just the essence of their being in your cooking? Somewhere along the way I think I heard they are not to be ingested, but I think they are ground up in the mix for Mexican sauces.. I love using them but always discard....Cheers/L
     
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    miahara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We just pick a few fresh, chuck them in the pot and pick them out when serving.
    For anyone wishing to try a bay tree is easily grown in a pot or tub and will keep you going in leaves all year round.
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Make sure it is Bay Laurel (Lauris nobilis) as all the other laurels, commonly used for hedges, are poisonous.
     
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