Walnut Leaves Improve Diabetic Health

Lowers Blood Pressure and Body Weight




Peter Hermes Furian/Shutterstock.com

In a double-blind study of 40 Type-2 diabetes patients, Iranian researchers gave half of them 200 milligrams of an extract of walnut leaf (Juglans regia) for eight weeks and the other half a placebo. Although the walnut leaf extract had no significant effect on their blood glucose levels or insulin resistance, it significantly lowered systolic blood pressure and body weight in the patients.


This article appears in the February 2019 issue of Natural Awakenings.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Bitter Melon Eases Knee Pain

Patients with knee osteoarthritis who took a bitter melon supplement for three months had significantly less pain, lower analgesic use, and reduced body weight and blood glucose levels.

Holy Basil Fights Tooth Infection

The herb reduced infection levels in children following root canals, which could help avoid antibiotic reactions and overuse.

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags

See More »This Month

MIDWEST COLLEGE OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE

Within the last decade, acupuncture has steadily moved toward the mainstream. As the danger of addictive narcotic pain relievers becomes a frequent headline, more people are seeking non-pharmacological approaches for relieving pain and discomfort.

Artist Paints Eco-Friendly Murals

Debby Spertus, owner and lead artist of Signature Mural and Finish, can create her imaginative and ornamental masterpieces just about anywhere.

Sweet and Healthy Holiday Treats

Sweet and healthy holiday treat recipes Courtesy of Chef Mehmet Ak, of Cousin’s Incredible Vitality, where health-conscious individuals go for the highest-quality prepared gourmet raw food, products, services and education.

Create a Butterfly Garden with Native Plants

May in Chicagoland is about the time we start to seeing butterflies fluttering around the garden.

Meet the Grandson of Edgar Cayce

Charles Thomas Cayce, Ph.D., grandson of Edgar Cayce, will be presenting a lively new experiential program, Reincarnation Unnecessary: Are You Ready to Finish Life in this Earth?

Clear Path Wellness

In more than 18 years of treating patients, Dr. Laurie Goldman has used holistic treatments, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, alternative medicine and lifestyle modification to promote health and wellness.