Insulin plant (COSTUS IGNEUS (OR )COSTUS PICTUS) is a relatively new entrant to Kerala and India. The plant is a late entrant to Kerala Ayurvedic medicinal herb scene mostly from USA. Insulin plant has not got a Malayalam name yet, except the occasional use of insulin chedy or insulin chedi, where chedy means a plant. The catchphrase of this plant is a leaf a day keeps diabetes away
The plant is characterized by large fleshy looking leaves. It grows very quickly. Propagation is by stem cutting. It grows in slightly shady areas.
Diabetes patients are advised to chew down a leaf in the morning and one in the evening for a month. Allopathic doctors too recommend it and it is found to be effective in bringing blood sugar levels under completely under control. There is also dried and ground powder of the leaves now available in the market.
Costus ingneus belongs to the family zingiberaceae.
(Origin -Florida, USA)
A Magic Cure for Diabetes as never before with proven effects.
Santhimadom Agro Farm has secured these plants from the U.S.A and they are being multiplied using stem cuttings.
Dosage for diabetes patients
1. The patient has to take two leaves per day in the morning and evening and in the evenings for one week. The leaves must be chewed well before swallowing.
2. After one week the patient should take one leaf each in the morning and evening.
3. This dosage should be continued for 30 days.
This medicine is being increasingly prescribed by doctors. In 90 % of the cases diabetes has been found to be curable using this medicine. Just try it for yourself.

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Diabetics medicine myth

MYTH : High Sugar or Low Sugar is a serious disorder and needs to be controlled thru Diabetes medicine or Insulin

In order to circumvent above mentioned process, the Doctor prescribe Diabetes medicine that forces the Pancreas to secrete Insulin irrespective of the quality of glucose. Now all the glucose in the blood will have Insulin thereby making the cells accept all the glucose as they all have Insulin now. Since cells now accept even bad glucose as they too carry Insulin, they cannot perform their function of repairing/renewing the body cells properly and that’s why the body/organs become prone to various pains/illness/diseases.

As the so called ‘Diabetic’ patient continues to take ‘Diabetic’ medicine, along with other organs, even Pancreas gets repaired and due to the poor quality of glucose intake by the Pancreas cells. Due to this the Diabetes medicine cannot make the Pancreas create ‘Insulin’ anymore and this when the ‘Diabetes’ patient evolves ūüė¶ to the next serious stage and Doctor prescribes ‘Insulin’ injection to them. Injecting Insulin directly into the body totally kills the body’s ‘Quality Control’ mechanism and all the food that we eat, irrespective of the quality of glucose created gets diffused into the blood. The cells have no choice but to work with inferior quality glucose (as all glucose have Insulin now) and they poorly discharge their duty of repairing and renewing cells thereby leading to the body/organs totally susceptible to all kinds of diseases and poor immunity to external attacks from virus/bacteria.

Normally the lower limbs (legs) of the body undergoes higher blood circulation, as blood quality becomes very poor, the cells in the legs/foot get dead faster leading to numbness in the foot initially and hence any wound/injury happens in the foot, will not get cured and due to easy infection very soon the patient’s entire legs needs to get amputated.

Any organ of the body that undergoes more strain like eyes etc., too gets this pathetic end as the cells with bad quality of glucose from blood has totally lost its inherent capability to repair/renew the cells in the eyes.

The message is¬†‘right food taken at the right time in the right way’¬†alone cannot make the body defend itself naturally and continue to renew/rejuvenate the cells of the body thereby the person stays healthy.The ‘Diabetes medicine’ & ‘Insulin Injection’ only kills the ‘Quality Control’ mechanism of the body and makes the body prone to all diseases and die a horrible death.

Sugar-not a real cause for diabetes!

Till date, sugar has had a bad reputation and is linked seriously to the cause of heart disease, obesity, cavities, hyperactivity in children, and diabetes.

The fact is that sugar per se is a source of ’empty’ calories – that is, it provides no nutritional value aside from energy ‚Äď but it certainly isn’t the dietary villain it has been portrayed as.

This white crystalline substance is essential part of our biological system. “There’s one organ that runs almost entirely on sugar; the brain. The brain needs the glucose to function properly and you need a pre-activated brain before you face the first challenge at your workplace. Sugar keeps your brain active. It is the fuel for the body to provide energy throughout the day.” says Dr. Kajal Pandya, Senior Dietician, Sita Ram Bhartiya Institute of Science & Research Centre, New Delhi.

The hormone called ‘insulin’ is needed for sugar to be used as fuel for the body. And it is produced by the pancreas and it helps sugar move from the bloodstream into the cells which require energy. Diabetes, a metabolic disorder is not caused by consuming carbohydrates, including sugar. It is caused by the body not being able to produce enough insulin or it is unable to properly use the insulin that is produced. Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes disrupt the body’s ability to convert blood glucose (commonly referred to as blood sugar) into energy.

The result is that too much sugar stays in the bloodstream and not enough sugar gets into the cells of the body where it can be used as fuel. This ensures that eating sugar is not the cause for diabetes.

So, not only sugar but other carbohydrates are also converted into glucose. The matter of fact is to manage one’s diet along with some physical activity, is very important once a person develops diabetes.

Myths and Facts

Myth1: Eating sugar in large quantity causes diabetes.

Fact: Type 1 diabetes is caused due to destruction of more than 90% of the insulin-producing cells, present in pancreas, which is not related to sugar consumption at all. Type 2 diabetes results. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas continues to produce insulin, sometimes even at higher than normal levels. However, the body develops resistance to the effects of insulin, so there is not enough insulin to meet the body’s needs.

Myth 2: Diabetics can never eat sweets.

Fact: Diabetics can eat a certain amount of sugary food as part of a balanced diet, but they need to control the total amount of carbohydrates they eat. Sweets provide only calories, no nutrition so sweet should be limited ‚ÄĒ but not eliminated.

Myth 3: Low-carbohydrate diets are good for diabetics.

Fact: Carbohydrates are preferred by body as the source of energy. Low-carbohydrate diets are overloaded with proteins and fats. Following a high-fat, high-protein diet over the long term may increase the risks of heart and kidney disease. People with diabetes should adopt a meal plan that helps them in balancing carbohydrate consumption with medication and exercise to control diabetes.

Courtesy to The Indian Express


How to Control Diabetes

from wikiHow 

A diabetes diagnosis is a wake-up call to change your lifestyle and gain control over this chronic, almost epidemic-level condition. Diabetes, when left uncontrolled, can ultimately cause kidney and heart disease, nerve damage to or loss of your extremities (toes, feet and legs), tooth and gum problems, and blindness.


  1. Change (1) your diet — less fats, cut carbs drastically, no added sugars, no sugary drink/snack — nuts are a specially good small snack having essential oils, protein, fiber, and low carb: and (2) increase your activity level, (3) take prescribed medications, or combinations of all three, to get control of diabetes as the first step to successfully living with this challenging disease. Do not live with high blood sugar or high blood pressure; control at all times! At holidays, if you do eat high carbs, fats and sugary desserts, cut it out in evenings to rest your system!
  2. Learn all you can about the type of diabetes with which you’ve been diagnosed, either Type 1, Type 2, or gestational diabetes. Knowledge is power. Realize that much protein, plus nearly all fat and carbs change to glucose sugar — cut back!
    • The body of a Type 1 diabetic doesn’t produce the insulin needed to turn glucose into energy for the body to use. People with Type 1 diabetes will often need to take insulin shots several times a day or wear an insulin pump that routinely injects insulin into the person’s body.
    • Type 2 diabetics usually develop the disease later in life, often due to obesity but also because of genetics, and may require pills. A possible “cure” includes — Eat a special diet” — to save you eyes, nerves, toes and feet — along with moderate exercise and big weight loss (if obese) will help the body do a better job at utilizing your own insulin.
    • Gestational diabetes occurs during some pregnancies, posing a risk to the new mom of developing into another form of diabetes and causing risks to the baby’s future health as well. The woman’s obstetrician will keep a close watch on her blood sugar and may choose to induce labor early to help stop the progress of this disease.
    • If the expectant mother does all she can to watch her diet and get plenty exercise, gestational diabetes often goes away following childbirth.
  3. Ask your doctor about lowering your blood sugar and lower need of insulin during your sleep (night or day): not eating other than light protein snack near bedtime, especially stopping non-essential nutrients 2 or 3 hours before your sleep-time, drinking only water (not alcohol, no caffeine or other stimulants) at such times, telling yourself: “That food will be here tomorrow!”
    • Talk to your doctor about adjusting your dose of your medications to “not need a late-night snack”: so, then you “no longer must” snack or eat at bedtime — to prevent low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) during the night.[1]
    • Hungry after dinner — these “free” foods have few, if any, carbohydrates and calories, so “one” of them won’t cause weight gain or increased blood sugar. Choose a “free” food, such as:[1]
      • A can of diet soda,
      • A serving of sugar-free gelatin,
      • Five baby carrots,
      • Two saltine crackers,
      • One vanilla wafer,
      • Four almonds (or similar nuts),
      • One piece of gum or small hard candy…
    • Give your nerves, liver and the digestive system time to finish work, and to rest and for general recovery from the sugar produced by unnecessary [continuing] digestion, to be less elevated in the blood, and to stop fats or sugars being processed all night in the liver (allows indigestion to clear, as well), etc.
  4. Sleep (on an almost empty stomach!) — get 6, preferably 7 or more hours of sleep for recovery time for the nerves and all other systems to settle and rest. This will lower your diabetes problems, i.e.: blood sugar levels [and improve your blood pressure].
    • If you need help sleeping, (1) try the one antihistamine to cause drowsiness that does not cause higher blood pressure (HBP), as cheap as $4 for 100 (as Equate brand ‘Chlortabs’): it is chlorpheniramine maleate — also sold as ‘Chlortrimeton‘ and as ‘Corcidin-HBP’. (Do not use any sugary antihistamine syrups.) (2) Taking Valerian as a highly relaxant herb — helps with sleep and is especially known to reduce body aches and pains. If you wake up too early, drink water and take another dose of both, if four hours or more have passed since the first dose. (3) Take calcium with magnesium and vitamin D3 and B-vitamins, omega3, omega3-6-9 which all work together, causing much improved relaxation and many other healthful benefits! (4) A small serving of protein food helps sleep — such as plain turkey or chicken, and do eat almonds (have more fiber!), walnuts, pecans, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, pistachios, red peanuts with skins-on (also, those kinds of seeds and all nuts have essential oils!).
  5. Urgently, maintain healthy results on the tests your physician will routinely run to make sure your diabetes is in check, known as the “Diabetes ABCs” (always take tests and your diet very seriously!): A for “A1C” test, B for “blood pressure”, and C for “cholesterol”.
    • “A” The A1C test tracks your blood glucose levels over the previous three months, with an optimum number being below a 7. An elevated A1C, especially over a period of time, is what leads to problems or failure of organs.
    • “B” The target blood pressure reading for diabetics is 130/80. Regularly higher readings can lead to cardiac and blood vessel issues.
    • “C” The targets for cholesterol numbers are an LDL goal of below 100 — and an HDL (good) number above 40 (and above 60 of the good makes bad kinds and the total less important!). A high LDL (bad) cholesterol reading could result in clogging of the arteries and blood vessels, stroke or heart attack — especially if the good kind is lower. Improve the good cholesterol: take concentrated omega3, such as purified fish-oil, calamarine (squid) oil or krill (rich, antarctic shrimp) oil — “and” Omega3-6-9 combined (as well!).
  6. Work with a nutritionist to learn how foods affect your blood sugar levels and how the time of day you eat them will affect your readings. Learn about portion control and how to schedule meals so they will keep your blood sugar levels at a consistent level throughout the day.
    • You’ll experience some big spikes in your readings until you get a routine established. It may take a little while, but before long, you’ll be able to read your body’s reactions without having to watch these tools so closely.
    • The National Diabetes Education Program offers online and downloadable support tools for helping you to help you track your food, physical activity and behavior changes. Having these tools easily accessible on your computer will encourage you to use them.
  7. Make good food choices to help stabilize your blood sugar levels as well as to help you maintain a healthy weight. This includes:
    • Watching starches (these turn to sugar in the body);
    • Eating plenty of fruits and vegetable, preferably raw, grilled, broiled or pan-seared in a tiny bit of olive oil;
    • Keeping protein portions small, no larger than the size of a deck of cards, free from fat and prepared by baking, broiling or grilling;
    • Consuming more fiber in the form of whole grains in bread, pasta, rice and crackers; and
    • Only eating or drinking low-fat or no-fat dairy products.
  8. Take care of your body itself through taking part in physical activity, reporting problems to your doctor and staying away from vices like smoking and overindulging in alcohol consumption. To keep your body healthy, you should strive to:
    • Exercise 30 to 60 minutes per day, preferably seven days per week.
    • Attain and maintain a healthy weight for your frame.
    • Report to your doctor any foot, leg or hand injuries that don’t heal.
    • Practice good oral hygiene.
    • Take medication according to the proper schedule.
    • Keep up with regular doctor appointments and required testing.
    • Have flu and pneumonia shots as suggested for all people with high-risk conditions.


  • Request remedial assistance the moment you perceive alterations symptoms of high sugar within the body (abnormal indications).
  • Diabetes is a severe trouble with lasting/unrepairable effects, requiring immediate and continuing medical care. Scientists haven’t revealed all the causes of its occurrence.
  • Initially, diabetes arises as the beta cell units inside the pancreas which manufacture insulin are damaged. Cells begin also to “resist insulin” and overworks the pancreas. Food we consume converts into sugar, called glucose, serving our body for energy. Once there are no beta cell units to manufacture insulin to move the glucose into the cells (muscle, fat, etc.), then sugar remains within the blood and since the body cannot make correct use of glucose (without sufficient insulin), it is deposited into the urine, damages and will cause kidneys to fail if not controlled, as well as other organs (liver, heart, nerves and eyes are damaged) before it is excreted (urinated out of the body).
  • Failure of the pancreas to produce enzymes and hormones including insulin and glucogan, untreated, causes starvation (food is not usable) and will bring death. (People can take granulated [ground and dried] porcine and bovine pancreatic glandular material made from slaughtered animals pancreas and other, refined forms of enzymes and hormones.) The damaged, injured pancreas (pancreatitis) is attacked, then digested, destroyed by its own vital enzymes that are usually only active in the intestines to digest food — causes include alcohol abuse, genetic disorders, injury, infection from illness (reyes syndrome, mumps, coxsackie B, mycoplasma pneumonia, and campylobacter), and cancer.[2]
  • If you have indications of diabetes visit a medical doctor promptly to be given appropriate analysis. Symptoms which usually occur in type 1 diabetes will also eventually in type 2 as it starts mild and gets worse, if not controlled well. Ordinary indications which show the occurrence of diabetes include:
    • extreme appetite,
    • dehydration,
    • frequent urination,
    • remarkable weight reduction,
    • low energy,
    • dried up skin,
    • injuries fail to heal,
    • constant sickness
    • abdominal troubles,
    • organs begin to weaken and will fail if not controlled…
  • If ill with Diabetes, you have 3 choices to avoid many problems:
    • avoid elevated blood sugar,
    • alleviate symptoms and
    • seek care of diabetes. The National Institute of Health (NIH) is a source of information about investigation of caring for category one and category two diabetes.
  • Diabetes where insulin is not produced is not a curable disease, the scientists try to find techniques to treat diabetes, like inducing pancreas growth, islet unit transplantation, pancreas transplantation and genetic treatment. These approaches must pass all the way through a series of trials and analysis such as preventing resistance to insulin, discovering a means to make sufficient amount of insulin units, keeping the pancreas strong and others.


  • Don’t try to control your diabetes alone, as it could leave you feeling angry and tired, leading you to give up. Once you get accustomed to your routine, with the help of your medical, “diabetes team,” you’ll feel better — and controlling your diabetes will be easier.
  • Uncontrolled diabetes causes heart trouble, kidney failure, dry skin, nerve damage, loss of sight, lower-extremity infections, amputations and it may lead to death.