Hey people, Mwaka here, back again, with some nuggets of wisdom from my research and personal experiences on herbs for pancreas health. Let’s begin!
Let’s Talk Herbs for A Healthy Pancreas
We talked about heart wellness at the start of this beautiful journey, and today we will move to an organ mostly ignored until things go sideways. Diabetes Mellitus is a profitable disease whose industry is worth $20 billion, and is assumed to reach $33 billion in a few years.
Since the industry has left us with zero expectations on how to curb this pandemic, it is our responsibility to make the right choices. What better way to begin than to understand diabetes’ genesis?
Why is Pancreas Health Important?
Essentially, your pancreas is responsible for converting food into fuel, then absorbing it into each cell.
Roles of the Pancreas
- Produces insulin and glucagon, hormones that play a role in blood sugar regulation.
- Produces enzymes like amylase, lipase, and trypsin for digestion.
- Produces hormones that regulate appetite.
- Reduces inflammations of the intestines.
- Supports your immune system.
- Assists with excretion.
Undesireble things happen in your body when your pancreas can’t function properly. Common pancreatic disorders include:
Diabetes develops when your body isn’t producing any or enough insulin due to autoimmunity (Type 1 Diabetes) or your body cells are unable to use insulin (Type 2 Diabetes). This, in turn, causes a spike in blood sugar levels when you consume a meal high in carbohydrates.
Symptoms of the disorder include excessive thirst, frequent urination, hunger, fatigue, irritability, general body weakness and slow-healing wounds. If left untreated, Diabetes can lead to heart diseases, kidney conditions, neuropathy, and retinopathy.
Simply put, it is the inflammation of the pancreas caused by blockage of the bile duct from bile stones. The symptoms include abdominal pain, weight loss, diarrhoea, mild jaundice and malnutrition.
When your pancreas is inflamed, it goes through a vicious cycle of mucus, acidity and impaired digestion. Dr. Sebi’s Nutritional Guide provides you with alkaline foods that help manage insulin response and reduce inflammation.
How to Maintain a Healthy Pancreas
The pancreas can ‘taste’ sugar, and with the issues of the pancreas, the response isn’t always sweet. Here are some ways you can promote the health of your pancreas:
- Stay hydrated with plenty of spring water.
- Add anti-inflammatory berries and iron-rich greens to smoothies and juices.
- Avoid alcohol consumption.
- Reduce portion size and consider intermittent fasting or water fasting.
Plant-Based Foods that are Good for the Pancreas
Alkaline grains, fruits and vegetables are pancreas-friendly foods. Go for antioxidant-rich foods like berries, dark leafy greens, and grapes. Foods packed with healthy fats like avocados, walnuts, sesame seeds, and coconut are also prime pancreas nutrition.
Herbs for Pancreas Health
“Healing has to be consistent with life itself. If it isn’t then it’s not healing. The components have to be from life” - Dr. Sebi
This is an herb used as a natural laxative for constipation. It also improves liver, pancreas, and stomach secretions and is used to treat liver diseases and gallstones. It opens ducts for easy flow of enzymes in the digestive system. The extracts from this herb can be used as a flavoring agent too!
Already a star ingredient in your kitchen, oregano is not only a delicious addition to your star dish but also contains phenolic anti-oxidants that aid blood sugar balance. It is loaded with anti-hyperglycemic flavonols that curb sugar spikes.
This herb is a powerful soldier in the fight against pancreatic problems. It’s also a great cleansing agent for flushing toxins from your kidneys, liver and intestines. Now let nature’s gift grow wild and free!
Commonly known for its cleansing properties it also contains antioxidants that enable it to protect cells from oxidative stress and reduce inflammation. Also, it has inhibitory effects on cell cycle irregulatirites and can help treat skin infections like acne and eczema. If you struggle with acne, here’s your chance to glow!
The Stinging Nettle may cause pain if you come into contact with it, but give it a chance, the benefits of this herb may surprise you. It is packed with polyphenols, minerals, and antioxidants. Its components help to reduce inflammation and could help curb inflammatory conditions like pancreatitis. Don’t be too quick to judge the nettle by its sting!
Herbal buddies for you
After seeing the benefits of said herbs, I know you are wondering where you can get them. Do not search in a bush yourself, I've got you covered! Here is a herbal buddy that will be great for your pancreas:
Dr Sebi’s Bio Ferro Capsules are great for cleansing and nourishing to ensure optimum pancreatic health. Some ingredients in this product include chapparal (for lymphatic cleansing), cascara sagrada (open ducts), nettle (an anti-inflammatory agent), nopal and many minerals.
Dr. Sebi’s All-Inclusive Packages for men and women provide nutrition support for delicate endocrine glands like your pancreas. It will help reduce stress and anxiety, improve hormonal balance, and curb inflammations while cleansing and rejuvenating your body.
There you have it, my dearies! Mother Nature graciously gifted us alkaline herbs to nourish and heal our bodies.
I only mentioned a few, which of them is your favorite herb?
Until next time,