Diabetes is a disease that must be wary of Indonesian people. International Diabetes Federation mentions that Indonesia has entered into the 10 largest diabetics in the world. Diabetes is a disease that is strongly influenced by the lifestyle patterns, especially food patterns, as well as hereditary factors.
One therapy to treat diabetes are with insulin. But do you know that in Indonesia there is a plant known as Insulin leaf which is also very potent in preventing and treating diabetes naturally.
If you call Insulin leaf there are actually two types of plants called Insulin leaves are Paitan leaves or many also call it with the Rondo Semoyo, Kembang Bulan, Wood Paik, kipait or Harsaga. Meanwhile, another known as Insulin leaf is Yakon (pronounced: yakong) or the scientific name is Smallanthus Sonchifolius is a native of continental America from the Andes in Peru. This plant is new in Indonesia about 2-3 years ago so the name is still foreign.
The difference of Yakon plants has a tuber that has a good nutrient content and is very well consumed by diabetics. The brown tuber Yakon is similar in shape to cassava. The flesh is yellowish white and sweet. While the leaves are similar to celery leaf that can grow up to 3 meters.
According to researchers, Yakon is rich in insulin where each unit contains a fructose sugar that can not be digested but can be fermented by the colon.
The fructose content of the Yakon is 25% bonded and 35% free. So that this condition can prevent diabetics from hyperglycemia. Consuming Yakon will not allow for an increase in blood sugar levels. It also means that Yakon is naturally proven to have low calories.
Yakon has hypoglycemic effect so that it can lower the sugar in the blood. With 20 grams of dried yakon leaves are then dissolved with 200 ml of water heated for 20 minutes. After the water is cold, the ingredients are filtered then drinkable.
Yakon used as a tea, will have the effect of reducing the peak sugar levels when we eat foods that are sweetened or that contain a lot of carbohydrates.
Some ways of processing Yakon plants to treat diabetes include:
-The Umbinya can be eaten directly or cooked. Feels sweet. Eaten as a snack, or a sugar-made substitute for the kitchen, for those who are on a low calorie diet and diabetics mellitus.
-Leaves, 5 – 10 pieces boiled (do not use aluminum) with 6 cups of water, made 3 glasses.
Drunk 2 – 3 times a day.
The dose is adjusted to the blood sugar level and examined by the blood sugar check.
Insulin leaf Benefits:
Yakon leaves also have many benefits, such as:
- As a diabetic medication
- As an amplifier liver and drug liver problems
- As an antimicrobial to kidney and bladder infections
- As an antioxidant (especially on the liver)