Who says diabetes is difficult and expensive drugs?
Treatment of diabetes can use cinnamon. Cinnamon is the spice that is widely used as a main ingredient and flavor concentrates flavors in foods and beverages, additives in the manufacture of perfumes, medicines, and can be processed into anti-microbial. According to research some of the experts, it was a rough-skinned timber composed of sinamaldehid, a derivative of phenol compounds. In the medical world, sinamaldehid known to have anti-platelet aggregation and as vasodilasator in vitro. Platelets is the cholesterol that sticks to the blood vessels. Aggregation (collection) platelets leads to atherosclerosis or hardening of fat in the arteries.
Because the content is, the many benefits of consuming cinnamon, for example, to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and stroke. In addition, the spice Cinnamomum burmannii Latin name, it is also has long been believed to cure diabetes (diabetes mellitus).
“The spices with a sweet aroma of this work on the pancreas,” said the expert naturopathic dr DR Amarullah Siregar. The pancreas is an organ that produces insulin. The hormone insulin acts as a sort of key to enter the blood sugar into body cells. “With insulin, the sugar contained in the blood is processed into energy so it does not settle in the blood cells,” said Amarullah.
In patients with diabetes, impaired body so it can not produce enough insulin or the body’s sensitivity to insulin is reduced so that blood sugar levels remain high because they can not get into the cells.
According to the dr DR Amarullah Siregar, cinnamon biomolecular effects on the pancreas. “Cinnamon contains a chemical compound called PTP1B is working to enable the compound in pancreatic beta cells by activating the function to produce insulin,” he said. Furthermore, insulin will open the door of the red blood cells so that glucose can enter and be converted into energy.
PTP1B compounds also worked in the alpha cells, which help the liver produce glycogen. “These cells convert sugar into glycogen or energy reserves,” said Amarullah. He added, in contrast to diabetes drugs that directly reduce blood sugar, such as cinnamon herbal medicines work by optimizing the function of organs that are still good. “The increase in blood sugar levels is just symptoms of impaired insulin. Sources are pancreatic problems. Therefore, the function of the pancreas should be repaired, “he said.
Scientists in America claim that a teaspoon of cinnamon a day can help prevent diabetes. Researchers from the U.S. Agricultural Research Services’ nutrition laboratories in Beltsville, Md.., Found that cinnamon extracts can rejuvenate the body’s ability to be more responsive to insulin. In fact, the results of laboratory experiments showed that glucose treatment increased by 20 fold. This effect is caused by the content methylhydroxy chalcone polymer contained in cinnamon. The results of experiments in mice showed that high blood glucose concentrations decreased dramatically after the administration of the cinnamon derivative.
Another study from Pakistan also showed decreased levels of fasting blood sugar, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol after the use of cinnamon for 40 days. The decline continues until the next 20 days. This study shows that those who received cinnamon least 1 gram a day can feel the benefits.
Cinnamon grow in Indonesia, as in Sumatra. However, the use of cinnamon as a medicine it was first patented in the United States under the brand name Cinulin.