Insulin Plant Blood Sugar Support | Costus Igneus | Chamaecostus Cuspidatus

Costus igneus, also known as Insulin Plant, is one of the world’s most exciting natural blood sugar regulators. It is a naturally grown plant that can be found all around the world. For years, it’s been widely known for its anti-hyperglycemic and anti-diabetic properties commonly found in its leaves. Since then, medical professionals have tested the efficacy of these properties when used as a supplement. It has been discovered that costus igneus helps lower blood glucose levels and diabetics who consumed the leaves of this plant report a fall in their blood glucose levels. Insulin plant may also be called chamaecostus cuspidatus, common name fiery costus or spiral flag.

In fact, a study was published in the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research demonstrating these promising observations. Below are the discoveries from this Insulin Plant powder publish research:

  • 100% of patients who consumed Insulin Plant leaf powder saw a statistically significant improvement in blood sugar levels
  • On the 15th day, improvements became noticeable. On the 60th day of taking Insulin Plant leaf powder, patients saw improved glycemic control over day 15 and day 30
  • All patients on insulin were able to reduce their insulin dose by half
  • Even patients who failed to control their blood sugar using oral hypoglycemic drugs (metformin and glibenclamide) and non-allopathic medications were able to control their glucose levels using Insulin Plant
  • Patients who suffered from urinary tract infections and non-healing leg ulcers also recovered
  • Patients with fluctuating and high fasting blood sugar who had not been able to have surgery for cataracts were able to undergo surgery with no post-operative complications

    View the full study here

     

    Benefits of Insulin Plant (Costus Igneus)

    • Support for healthy blood glucose levels
    • Improved cholesterol levels
    • Statistically significant results based on human studies
    • Suitability for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics
    • No reported adverse side effects
    • All natural product
    • No artificial ingredients, binders, color additives, chemicals, fillers, or preservatives
    • Money-back guarantee
    • Made in the USA
    • Made in an FDA-registered facility

      Improve Your Lifestyle Without Breaking the Bank

      We developed our unique Insulin Plant leaf powder and capsules for people like ourselves and our families. We know just how difficult it can be to live your life always worrying about your blood sugar levels. We’re here to help you fight this battle with a natural herb supplement that has been successfully used to control sugar levels. Our all-natural costus igneus plant dietary supplement is effective and affordable, giving you an easy solution to support your health and your wallet all at the same time.

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      Costus Igneus Customer Testimonials

      Here is just what a few of our customers had to say about Insulin Plant leaf powder:

      "I was diagnosed with diabetes in 1995. Diet, exercise and meds did not seem to bring down my blood sugar. I thought to give this product a try when my grandson recommended it. Very happy with the results. My blood sugar is stable back to low 100s and I have more energy." - Vilma 

      "I have recently began taking it and the last 2 mornings my readings have been in the 70's as compared to 120-180." - Larry

      "It works takes about a month but dropped my blood sugar 60 points!!" - Sarah H. 

      "Will for sure continue with this amazing, natural supplement! I've had a lot of issues with pains but this product has really helped me a lot. The best effect of course would be to eat a good and healthy diet, which I'm not at the moment." - Josie 

      "This powder of Insulin beats giving yourself insulin injections. Within two days I noticed a great improvement!! Would highly recommend this product." - Mary R.

      "It works for me from 190 to 80 every morning." - Jorge

      "Have replaced my coffee and have been drinking this as hot tea. Have lost around 10lbs and glucose levels have been going down. Feel very good and energetic!" - Jason

      Note: Although these are reviews by real, paying customers, you should note that results may vary from person to person.

       

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      Costus Igneus (Insulin Plant) For Diabetes

      Plants are a great alternative to drugs as they contain very few side effects and work in conjunction with the body to balance glucose levels in the blood. If you are thinking of using plants to lower your blood sugar, there are some things you should know first. That’s why we’ve created this article on insulin plant (costus igneus) to help you make the right decision when it comes to your health care treatment.

      What Is Costus Igneus?

      Costus igneus, known as insulin plant or devil's tongue, is a tropical herb that is grown for its hypoglycemic effects. As an alternative to insulin injections, costus igneus can help people with type II diabetes control their blood sugar levels. There have been clinical trials testing costus igneus on humans, but more research is needed before it can be approved for use by doctors. There are no side effects or drug interactions with costus igneus; however, as always consult your doctor before taking any new medications. Because there have not been many studies on its safety or effectiveness, you should use caution when considering using this treatment and avoid experimenting on yourself.

      How Does Insulin Plant Work?

      Insulin plant, or Costus igneus as it is also known, grows in Central and South America. When dried and prepared as a tea, it helps regulate blood sugar levels. The leaves of insulin plant were traditionally used to treat diabetes by South American Indians for generations before modern medicine came along. In fact, western doctors have recently found that insulin plant may be helpful in controlling type 2 diabetes in some cases where other drugs haven't worked. Insulin plant contains flavonoids and phenolic acids which give it both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties help maintain healthy blood sugar levels through regulation of insulin release by working on beta cells in your pancreas which produce insulin.

      How To Use Insulin Plant?

      The insulin plant is really a herb that has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine. The dried or fresh leaves have long been used as a treatment for diabetes, hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. There are 2 species of Costus known to contain compounds that help regulate blood sugar levels, Costus albus and Costus breviflorous. Both species are called insulin plants because they have an active ingredient that can work like insulin in your body without posing many of the same side effects common with prescription drugs. In fact, studies show it may be effective for those with type 2 diabetes. Recommended dosage ranges from 1-3 grams daily.

      Side Effects and Drug Interactions

      You should always talk to your doctor before taking any over-the-counter drugs or supplements. Any drug can cause side effects, some of which can be dangerous, but especially if you’re on other medications or have a pre-existing medical condition. And any supplement can interact with other medications and cause dangerous side effects. This is why it’s so important to speak with your doctor before starting anything new and, especially, before starting multiple things at once. The following are just a few possible side effects that you should be aware of: vomiting, diarrhea, and heartburn; trouble sleeping; drowsiness; weight gain or loss; headaches or migraines; dizziness and/or vertigo.

      FAQs - Insulin Plant Capsules

      What is the recommended dosage for Insulin Plant capsules?

      To achieve optimal results, it is recommended to take 3 grams (5 capsules per day) in the morning before breakfast or as recommended by a healthcare professional.

      Should I take Insulin Plant capsules over the leaf powder?

      It all comes down to your preference. While one formulation isn’t necessarily any more effective than the other, it will come down to what is more convenient to your lifestyle. Capsules are extremely convenient. Swallowing a pill takes a moment. With powders, you need to blend them into liquid or a smoothie, which takes longer to prepare. 

      If you’re one of the people who dread the thought of swallowing a capsule, then powder is the form you should use. Instead of swallowing a capsule, you can swallow a small amount of powder mixed into your water or a liquid of your choice.

      FAQs - Insulin Plant Leaf Powder

      How do I take the Insulin Plant leaf powder?

      Just add 3 scoops of Insulin Plant leaf powder to your favorite yogurt, a smoothie, water, or other drink. You can also add it to boiling water while brewing green tea. For ideas, see our Insulin Plant leaf powder recipes.

      Why is the Insulin Plant leaf powder taste so bitter?

      The taste is due to being a natural leaf product with no additives or flavoring.

      What is the recommended dosage for Insulin Plant leaf powder?

      To achieve optimal results, it is recommended to take 3 grams (3 scoops per day) in the morning before breakfast or as recommended by a healthcare professional.

      Should I take Insulin Plant leaf powder over the capsules?

      It all comes down to your preference. While one formulation isn’t necessarily any more effective than the other, it will come down to what is more convenient to your lifestyle. Capsules are extremely convenient. Swallowing a pill takes a moment. With powders, you need to blend them into liquid or a smoothie, which takes longer to prepare. 

      If you’re one of the people who dread the thought of swallowing a capsule, then powder is the form you should use. Instead of swallowing a capsule, you can swallow a small amount of powder mixed into your water or a liquid of your choice.

      FAQs - Results

      Can I take this with my blood sugar medication?

      Yes, you certainly can. But please speak with your healthcare professional before using any dietary supplement if you have a medical condition.

      When will I see results? 

      Many diabetics can see results in as little as 2 weeks. For some people, it may take up to 60 days before they see significant results. Please note that results will vary.

      FAQs - Ordering

      Will I be charged automatically every month?

      No. This is a one time order. You will not be charged every month unless you click on the subscribe and save.

      When will my shipment arrive?

      The free "Standard Shipping" option takes 3-5 business days. The $5 "Expedited Shipping" option takes approximately 2 business days. Please allow 1 day for processing if orders are placed after 2pm ET.

      FAQs - Returns

      What if I am not satisfied with the results?

      We want you to try Insulin Plant and see the amazing improvements for yourself. That’s why we’re offering you a 100% money-back guarantee. If for any reason you’re not satisfied, just let us know. See our return policy for more details.

      FAQs - Other

      What is so special about costus igneus?

      Consumption of Insulin Plant is believed to lower blood glucose levels, and diabetics who consumed the leaves of this plant did report a fall in their blood glucose levels.

      What are costus igneus side effects?

      All dietary supplements have the potential to elicit side effects even with normal use. Many side effects are dose-related and will resolve when it is adjusted or at the end of therapy. If you have any concerns about a side effects, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

      Potential side effects while using Insulin Plant supplement include gastrointestinal discomfort, skin irritation (if applied to the skin) and hypoglycemia. You may experience some, none, or other side effects not mentioned.

      Does your product contain aristolochic acid?

      Our costus igneus nak product is free of aritolochic acid. Costus products that contain aristolochic acid are unsafe. Don’t use any costus igneus preparation or insulin plant for sale unless lab tests prove it is free of aristolochic acid. 

      What are other names for the Insulin Plant?

      Costus igneus, commonly known as Insulin Plant in India, belongs to the family Costaceae. Other names include step ladder, spiral flag and costus igneus nak. Its botanical name is Chamaecostus cuspidatus. Below are a few more common names in different language:

       Language 

      Name 

      English 

      Spiral Ginger, Spotted Spiral Ginger, Painted Spiral Ginger 

      Telugu 

      Peddavesiga, Yeangesha 

      Urdu 

      Bijasar, Dam al akhwain 

      Bengali 

      Piasal 

      Hindi 

      Banda, Bija-sal, Peisar , jarul, Keukand 

      Kannada 

      Kempu honne 

      Malayalam 

      Honne, Karintakara, Vengai, Venna-maram 

      Marathi 

      Honi , Pushkarmula 

      Sanskrit 

      Asana, Bandhukapushpa 

      Spanish 

      Planta de Insulina, Insulina Planta 

      Tamil 

      Neyccarikamaram, Venkai-c-ciray , Kostam 

      Gujarati 

      Pakarmula 

      What does costus igneus nak (Insulin Plant) look like?

      Below is what the plant looks like:

      Is there fake Insulin Plant?

      Never buy fake insulin plant or fake costus igneus. Always purchase insulin plant from a trusted vendor such as Natural Smart Health. Consider inspecting the leaves when assessing a potential fake insulin plant (the actual plant). For example, the leaves taste sweet and sour. Costus igneus leaves are large, smooth and of dark green color. In addition, the underside of insulin plant leaves are light purple and spirally arranged around the stem. Also, the insulin plant looks attractive and smooth and produces orange color fruit in the warm months.

      JCDR Insulin Plant Research Article

      Effect Of The Insulin Plant ( Costus Igneus ) Leaves On Blood Glucose Levels In Diabetic Patients: A Cross Sectional Study.

      Abstract

      Background: The complications of Diabetes mellitus are related to glycaemic control. Normoglycaemia or near normoglycaemia is the desired, but often elusive, goal for most patients. Regardless of the level of hyperglycaemia, improvement in glycaemic control will lower the risk of diabetes complications. Consumption of the leaves of the insulin plant has been claimed to achieve glycaemic control and hence, we have planned the present cross sectional study in diabetic patients.

      Aim Of The Study: Analysis of glycaemic control in diabetic patients who have been consuming the leaves of the insulin plant and to know the adverse effects/ benefits of insulin plant leaf consumption.

      Materials And Methods/ Statistical Analysis: A cross sectional study was conducted after taking informed consent from the patients. Retrospective data was collected from diabetic patients who consumed the leaves of the insulin plant. Wilcoxson’s paired test was the statistical method which was used for analysis of the data.

      Results And Conclusion: Statistically significant reduction in the fasting and postprandial blood sugar levels in all the patients who consumed the leaves.

      Results

      There were 24 males and 6 females, whose ages ranged from 47-65 years. These patients did not have any other medical problems. They were diagnosed to have diabetes since the past 3 to 30 years. The number of patients receiving insulin injection were 12, those receiving oral hypoglycaemic treatment were 14 ( metformin 10, metformin with glibenclamide 4) and those receiving non-allopathic therapies for diabetes mellitus were 4. All the patients t took one fresh leaf / 1 tea-spoon of shade dried leaf powder in the morning on an empty stomach without discontinuing their past treatments for diabetes; The fasting blood sugar level decreased in all the thirty patients. The benefit of the insulin leaf therapy was noted from day fifteen (p<0.001, Wilcoxson’s paired test). Prolonged duration of consumption of the leaves improved glycaemic control. The glycaemic control on the 60th day was better than that on day 15 and day 30 (p<0.001). In patients who had non healing leg ulcers and recurrent urinary tract infections, the problem resolved within day fifteen to day sixty; Cataract surgery could be successfully performed after treatment with insulin plant leaves for fifteen days ; The dose of insulin could be reduced to half in all the 12 patients who were on insulin. Patients who were on oral hypoglycaemic drugs and non-allopathic medications, whose blood glucose was not under control, could get their blood glucose levels under control after the consumption of the leaves. There were 4 patients with non healing leg ulcers who reported healing. 6 patients who could not undergo surgery for cataract due to fluctuating high fasting blood sugar could successfully undergo surgery with no post operative complications. 2 patients with a history of recurrent urinary tract infection did not suffer from it any longer. No retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy or cardiovascular events due to diabetes were reported in these patients. They are continuing to take the leaves since it is beneficial for glycaemic control and since it also protects them against the development of diabetic complications.

      Discussion

      The management of diabetes involves primary and secondary prevention strategies. At-risk individuals with obesity, low physical activity and a family history of disease could be advised interventions to prevent the occurrence of the disease.

      Secondary prevention involves patients who have already developed the disease, with the aim of intervention to prevent complications. This usually involves the use of drugs and therapies for the specific disorder. As diabetes is a disorder which results from changes in the lifestyle, most studies on primary prevention have involvedthe modification of the same. A healthy lifestyle with regular exercise/physical activity and the consumption of a fibre rich, low-calorie healthy diet has been the primary intervention. Lifestyle intervention with a combination of regular physical activityand dietary advice showed an impressive reduction in the risk of developing diabetes in all the studies.

      Secondary prevention involves the management of diabetes with an aim to prevent complications. Various studies have shown that the tight control of hyperglycaemia reduces micro vascular and macro vascular complications.

      Besides this, control of blood pressure, dyslipidaemia and use of anti-thrombotics form the pillars of overall diabetes management. Control of obesity, dyslipidaemia, blood pressure, insulin resistance, dysglycaemia and the pro-thrombotic and pro-inflammatory states results in lower cardiovascular events. There are Insulin dependent Diabetics and Non insulin dependent Diabetics.

      The majority of non insulin diabetic patients will fail to respond to diet and oral agents and will eventually require insulin therapy to control hyperglycaemia. There has been a growing need to develop better and more convenient drugs. There are certain management issues that are unique to India due to its tradition, culture, geography and people at large. Ayurveda, the science of life, originated in India, more than 5000 years ago. It has been traditionally been used as a system of medicine to promote health and well-being and to relieve ailments using a holistic approach. In this country, a proportion of the population follows this system of medicine, either solely or in combination with allopathic medicine. Diabetes management in Ayurveda includes diet, behaviour and herbal modalities. Various herbs have been reported to be having anti-hyperglycaemic actions. Some of these like karela, turmeric, spinach and fenugreek seeds among others, can be the part of a healthy diet. Because the complications of DM are related to glycaemic control, normoglycaemia or near normoglycaemia is the desired, but often elusive, goal for most patients. Regardless of the level of hyperglycaemia, improvement in glycaemic control will lower the risk of diabetes complications. Regular consumption of insulin plant leaves has provided statistically significant glycaemic control (p<0.001, Wilcoxson’s paired test) and has prevented the onset of diabetic complications when consumed in addition to the past treatments for diabetes.A controlled trial with larger sample size is desired.

      Conclusion

      Regular consumption of insulin plant leaves in conjunction with other modalities of treatment has effectively provided glycaemic control in diabetics; the dose of insulin could be reduced to half. Blood sugar levels which were earlier not controlled with oral hypoglycaemic drugs or non allopathic treatments were controlled. The risk ofdiabetic complications was avoided and no adverse effects due to the consumption of insulin plant leaves were reported. Glycaemic control was evident from day fifteen. Regular consumption is necessary for benefits to be observed.

      International Journal of Ayurveda Research Article

      Effect of the insulin plant (Costus igneus) leaves on dexamethasone-induced hyperglycemia

      Abstract

      Costus igneus, commonly known as insulin plant in India, belongs to the family Costaceae. Consumption of the leaves are believed to lower blood glucose levels, and diabetics who consumed the leaves of this plant did report a fall in their blood glucose levels. Objectives: The present study was planned to evaluate the effect of the leaves of Costus igeus on dexamethasone-induced hyperglycemia in male Wistar rats. Four groups of male Wistar rats (n= 6) were treated with 10 mg/kg/day of dexamethasone subcutaneously for 20 days. From day 11 to day 20, different groups received 100, 250 or 500 mg/kg/day of powdered leaves of Costus igeus in distilled water orally or Glibenclamide 500 µg/kg orally. On the 20th day, after overnight fasting, a retro-orbital puncture was performed for obtaining blood samples to estimate the fasting blood glucose level, and the same procedure was followed on the other eye 1 hour after a glucose load of 2.5 g/kg orally for estimation of post-glucose load blood glucose levels. Fasting blood sugar and postglucose load blood sugar levels were raised in the group that received dexamethasone when compared to normal controls (P < 0.001), whereas 250 and 500 mg/kg powdered leaf of Costus igeus and Glibenclamide 500 µg/kg decreased the dexamethasone-induced hyperglycemia (P < 0.01). The leaves of Costus igeus reduced the fasting and postprandial blood sugar levels, bringing them towards normal, in dexamethasone-induced hyperglycemia in rats.

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