Can Ginger Cure Diabetes?

Ginger is an indispensable spice that  has a pungent and sharp aroma that adds a robust spicy flavor to various foods and drinks, in fact, it is a common ingredient that has long been used in various home remedies to treat and manage health conditions.

Can ginger cure diabetes? This is a question that has been trending in the wellness industry. In this article i am going to give you a clue, keep reading.

What is Diabetes

Diabetes on the other hand is a metabolic conditions that affects the way the body processes blood sugar. If not managed carefully, diabetes can lead to high blood sugar, which is bad! Diabetes can occur in different types and managing it depends on the type,

Types of Diabetes

There are three major types of diabetes, they are:

  • Type 1 Diabetes: Also known as Juvenile diabetes, this type occurs when the body fails to produce insulin, therefore people with Type 1 Diabetes must take insulin to stay alive.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: Also known as Insulin Resistance, this diabetes affects the way the body uses insulin, this is the most common type of diabetes.
  • Gestational Diabetes: this type is common with pregnant women during pregnancy. The body become less sensitive to insulin. However, it doesn’t occur in all women and usually resolves after birth.

Causes of Insulin Problem

The exact causes of type 1 Diabetes is not yet known, but type 2 Diabetes has obvious causes. Insulin helps to disperse the glucose from the food we eat to certain cells in the body where they will be used.

Causes of Insulin Resistance.

  • The body try to make extra insulin to process the excess blood glucose.
  • Some people has genes that makes them unable to make enough insulin to cover the amount of glucose they consume.
  • The increase demand of insulin can make the pancreas not to be able to keep-up and the excess blood sugar begin to circulate in the bloodstream.
  • Overtime the insulin becomes less effective.

Benefits of eating ginger for type 2 diabetes

Ginger is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substance, that has several benefits for certain conditions like nausea, vomiting, arthritis, pain in joint e.t.c,. Research produced thus far may suggest promise for including the spice in a diabetes treatment plan.

  • The presence of gingerol helps transfer glucose into cells without using insulin.


Ginger has shown a positive effects on blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity. Try these delicious ginger recipes.

  1. Carrot and ginger soup
  2. Ginger apple and lemon juice (Effective detox)
  3. Honey ginger lemonade.

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