Prickly pear for diabetes.

Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: Diabetes
From: (Sebastian Rust)
Date: Mon, 01 May 1995 01:47:22 -0700 (Al Pinsi) wrote:
> Does anyone have any experience with reducing blood sugar through the use of herbs? I am not interested in books or articles ... only actual experiences. Thanks

I am not the diabetic but I and a friend of mine worked with a grandmother who had poorly controlled diabetes. We were successful in using about 2-4oz of prickly pear juice (fresh or frozen expeller juiced fruits) she went from using injectible insulin to the hospital for dropping her sugar so fast and not ajusting the insulin. After she left the hospital, she did not need insulin or oral hypoglycemics, as long as she kept up with the juice. I should add she did follow a fairly conservative diet .
I would also like to recommend Michael Moore as an herbal author, he is not just an academic herbalist, he has experential information, from collection to the healing applications.

In health Sharon Rust.