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A Herb's advice to a patient with diabetes

A herb on 'Diabetes Day' in glee,
Addressed a man in talking spree

"Let's hear the story from me,
I have weathered the seasons you see

You can move and walk,
But Iam not free.

You can express & talk,
I can never be like thee.

Many medicines today you see,
Had their origins from me.

Be it wind or honey-bee,
We all work in harmony

Pay heed to lessons from me,
You can use parts of me.

In memory or wielding me,
Forget not drugs of thee

Helpful I can well be,
But at times tough enemy!

Whenever you think of me,
Consult the best of thee

Be mindful of quantity,
As well as quality.

What can the hazards be?
What drug interactions be?

At the service of humanity,
All the drugs,the herbs & me!

In future I hope to see,
Myself in the formulary.

We pray to the 'Healer of every malady',
From the world may 'Diabetes' flee".

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 1/7/2018 9:16:00 AM
Very good! Most fail to realize the medicinal 'roots' of our herbs
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Muhammad Zaidi
Date: 1/7/2018 11:06:00 AM
Thanks for the appreciation.Herbal medicine is a universe in it’s own right & there is dire need for more in-depth studies.
Date: 11/14/2017 9:03:00 PM
Thanks for the appreciation. I would like to clarify,as in the poem,that many herbs have been found to be helpful in diabetes through animal studies. But to be really sure, one need to have randomized placebo-controlled trials on humans.At the other end, we should also be mindful of the drugs-herbs interactions,which can lead to hypoglycemia & other serious deleterious effects. My intention of writing this poem was to highlight the pros & cons of herbal treatment in diabetes. Thanks & regards.
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Date: 11/14/2017 7:43:00 PM
I agree with Jan about your wonderful poem Muhammed; my husband and youngest son both have type 2 diabetes…they both take metformin but I'd love to find out which herbs your poem is implying that diabetics should take to help them naturally too~thanks~Che :)
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Date: 11/14/2017 7:56:00 AM
fascinating poem Muhammed - my hubby has diabetes that is controlled by conventional medication but I'd be interested in learning about a more natural approach:-) hugs jan xx
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Muhammad Zaidi
Date: 11/14/2017 10:42:00 AM
Thanks Miss Allison for your kind comments. Herbs in diabetes is a grey area & needs further, extensive trials on humans. If you are interested I can share with you the unchallenged information on some of the benefits & interactions of some of the commonly used herbs in diabetes. Best regards, Shoaib