All parts of basil, leaves, stems, and seeds can be used as a mixture of food and medicine.
Quoting from NDTV, basil leaves have anti-inflammatory properties that can treat various diseases, one of which is diabetes. For your information, diabetes is a disease that arises because of a bad lifestyle. One sign of someone suffering from diabetes is fluctuations in blood sugar levels in the body.
Health experts reveal basil can stabilize blood sugar levels. Not only that, basil can improve pancreatic beta cell function and insulin secretion, as well as increase glucose absorption by muscle cells. The study, conducted by the University of Nottingham, involved 60 people with type II diabetes who continued normal medication during the trial.
Half a lot of participants took 250 mg basil capsules for 90 days on a regular basis. The results showed that blood sugar levels were more controlled for those who took basil capsules with regular medicines.
For your information, basil leaves have hypoglycemic properties, lower blood sugar levels and help prevent diabetes complications.
How to consume basil for diabetics
To get the benefits of basil, you just need to chew a few fresh basil leaves every day. If you are bored, you can make basil tea by boiling some fresh basil leaves in boiling water for two to three minutes. You strain and drink one cup of basil tea daily.
Another option, you make basil infused water and leave it overnight. You drink basil soaked water in the morning on an empty stomach.