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Okra Water Cures Diabetes-Unproven!

Summary of the eRumor:  
This is a message posted on Facebook alleging that drinking water that after okra has soaked in it overnight will make the symptoms of diabetes disappear and the diabetes sufferer will never have to take insulin again.
 

The Truth:  
TruthOrFiction.com has found no definitive medical proof that anything, let alone okra, has the ability to make diabetes “go away” as asserted in recent social media posts.

We will post findings here if we find anything.

Still, there’s hope that okra, a plant high in fiber and vitamin C, may offer health benefits to diabetes sufferers. This according to a 2011 study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information concluded that dried and ground okra peels and seeds decreased blood glucose levels in diabetic mice.    The study said, "“There are many reports available to support the multiple mechanisms of antidiabetic plants to exert their blood glucose lowering effect, such as inhibition of carbohydrate metabolizing enzymes, enhancement of insulin sensitivity, regeneration of damaged pancreatic islet cells and enhancement of insulin secretion and release,” the researchers concluded."

It is always a good practice to check with primary care physicians before changing any medical treatment or substituting prescribed medications for natural remedies.

Posted 03/01/14


 
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

SIMPLE HOME-MADE DIABETES CURE "For Diabetes Sufferers



Cut the ends off of a few okra, put in a cup with water overnight, the next day remove the okra and drink the water...Diabetes will go away and so will your shots...Everything created by God. Tested on humans, the results, according to tests were miraculous! One volunteer said that their blood glucose decreased from 300 to 150.Another, fell from 195 to 94-and even said that the okra water played the role of insulin, very well done". Share this, as it will surely help many!!! — Paul Belshaw

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202591103800481&set=a.1518035272511.70589.1283371729

via Rafael Alunan III https://www.facebook.com/rafael.m.alunan/posts/10201394842333715


 
INSERT: After posting this photo, I went out of my room and told my mother the good news about okra, only to be told that my older brother Manong Boy has already been using it for a long time. This was corroborated by Amy, our housekeeper from Lanao although a Christian. She used to be assigned in my brother's residence but she is now with us together with her 14-year old sister Yat. Amy said she was assigned to prepare every evening three glasses and place them at my brother's bedside -- a glass with cut okras, a glass with calamansi juice (made from a small citrus fruit), and a glass of water. But she said she cut the okra not at its ends but across its length. Okra is easily grown in tropical and temperate regions. Maybe we should share this knowledge with our FB friends in the colder regions, especially those in northern Europe and north America, who might not be so familiar with this surprisingly wonderful plant. I can vaguely remember that many years ago, I once wondered what vitamins and nutrients can be derived from a certain vegetable -- I'm not so sure if it was okra or eggplant -- because it looked so common. The most "praised" vegetables at home during my childhood days were the ampalaya (bitter melon or bitter gourd) and squash (it's supposed to be good for eyesight). I didn't like ampalaya at first -- which child does? -- but learned to take it regularly due to this childhood advertising or indoctrination My mother is interested too in herbals and medicinal plants. Her favorite drink is a tea made from ginger and turmeric -- a very healthy drink indeed -- something I also love to partake when available although never prepared myself. But she told me that a better drink is one composed of four types of gingers -- the common ginger, turmeric and two not-so-common varieties.

A Repost: OKRA (LADY'S FINGER) JUICE CAN CURE DIABETES - FACTS ANALYSIS STORY: Lady Finger for Diabetes Please note that another name for Lady Finger is "OKRA ". Take two pieces of Lady Finger and remove/cut both ends of each Piece. Also put a small cut in the middle and put these two pieces in glass of water. Cover the glass and keep it at room temperature during night. Early morning, before breakfast simply remove two pieces of lady Finger from the glass and drink that water. Keep doing it on daily basis. Within two weeks, you will see remarkable results in reduction of your SUGAR. My sister has got rid of her diabetes. She was on Insulin for a few years, but after taking the lady fingers every morning for a few months, she has stopped Insulin but continues to take the lady fingers every day. But she chops the lady fingers into fine pieces in the night, adds the water and drinks it all up the next morning. Please. try it as it will not do you any harm even if it does not do much good to you, but U have to keep taking it for a few months before U see results, as most cases might be chronic. HOAX OR FACT: Fact. ANALYSIS: The message claims that drinking a glass of Lady finger (Okra) juice early in the morning can reduce the sugar levels in diabetic patients. It is a fact. The message appears to be taken from an article written in Articlesbase titled 'Lady finger for diabetes'. The author says that he has learnt about this treatment of Sugar from a Television program. Okra is a healthy green vegetable with many other names like lady's finger, bendi and gombo. It has several health benefits attributed to its superior fiber and mucilage content. These properties of Lady finger stabilize the blood sugar in a diabetic patient by controlling the rate at which sugar is absorbed from his intestinal tract. This anti-diabetic activity of Okra (lady finger) is proved both in Vitro (Laboratory) and Vivo (animal) studies. Both the studies published in scientific journals showed a gradual decrease in blood glucose levels with regular feeding of Okra. So if you are suffering from diabetes, it would be a good idea to check with your doctor and try this easy treatment at home. http://www.hoaxorfact.com/Health/okra-lady-s-finger-juice-can-cure-diabetes-facts-analysis.html

MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC REFERENCES:

http://www.apjtb.com/zz/2012s1/32.pdf
http://www.ijrpc.com/files/04.pdf
http://www.holisticonline.com/Herbal-Med/_Herbs/h_okra.htm


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SIMPLE HOME-MADE DIABETES CURE "For Diabetes Sufferers - Cut the ends off of a few okra, put in a cup with water overnight, the next day remove the okra and drink the water...Diabetes will go away and so will your shots...Everything created by God.Tested on humans,the results, according to tests were miraculous! One volunteer said that their blood glucose decreased from 300 to 150.Another, fell from 195 to 94-and even said that the okra water played the role of insulin,very well done".Share this, as it will surely help many!!! —

Paul Belshaw
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202591103800481&set=a.1518035272511.70589.1283371729
via Rafael Alunan III
https://www.facebook.com/rafael.m.alunan/posts/10201394842333715

INSERT: After posting this photo, I went out of my room and told my mother the good news about okra, only to be told that my older brother Manong Boy has already been using it for a long time. This was corroborated by Amy, our housekeeper from Lanao although a Christian. She used to be assigned in my brother's residence but she is now with us together with her 14-year old sister Yat. Amy said she was assigned to prepare every evening three glasses and place them at my brother's bedside -- a glass with cut okras, a glass with calamansi juice (made from a small citrus fruit), and a glass of water. But she said she cut the okra not at its ends but across its length. Okra is easily grown in tropical and temperate regions. Maybe we should share this knowledge with our FB friends in the colder regions, especially those in northern Europe and north America, who might not be so familiar with this surprisingly wonderful plant. I can vaguely remember that many years ago, I once wondered what vitamins and nutrients can be derived from a certain vegetable -- I'm not so sure if it was okra or eggplant -- because it looked so common. The most "praised" vegetables at home during my childhood days were the ampalaya (bitter melon or bitter gourd) and squash (it's supposed to be good for eyesight). I didn't like ampalaya at first -- which child does? -- but learned to take it regularly due to this childhood advertising or indoctrination My mother is interested too in herbals and medicinal plants. Her favorite drink is a tea made from ginger and turmeric -- a very healthy drink indeed -- something I also love to partake when available although never prepared myself. But she told me that a better drink is one composed of four types of gingers -- the common ginger, turmeric and two not-so-common varieties.

A Repost: OKRA (LADY'S FINGER) JUICE CAN CURE DIABETES - FACTS ANALYSIS STORY: Lady Finger for Diabetes Please note that another name for Lady Finger is "OKRA ". Take two pieces of Lady Finger and remove/cut both ends of each Piece. Also put a small cut in the middle and put these two pieces in glass of water. Cover the glass and keep it at room temperature during night. Early morning, before breakfast simply remove two pieces of lady Finger from the glass and drink that water. Keep doing it on daily basis. Within two weeks, you will see remarkable results in reduction of your SUGAR. My sister has got rid of her diabetes. She was on Insulin for a few years, but after taking the lady fingers every morning for a few months, she has stopped Insulin but continues to take the lady fingers every day. But she chops the lady fingers into fine pieces in the night, adds the water and drinks it all up the next morning. Please. try it as it will not do you any harm even if it does not do much good to you, but U have to keep taking it for a few months before U see results, as most cases might be chronic. HOAX OR FACT: Fact. ANALYSIS: The message claims that drinking a glass of Lady finger (Okra) juice early in the morning can reduce the sugar levels in diabetic patients. It is a fact. The message appears to be taken from an article written in Articlesbase titled 'Lady finger for diabetes'. The author says that he has learnt about this treatment of Sugar from a Television program. Okra is a healthy green vegetable with many other names like lady's finger, bendi and gombo. It has several health benefits attributed to its superior fiber and mucilage content. These properties of Lady finger stabilize the blood sugar in a diabetic patient by controlling the rate at which sugar is absorbed from his intestinal tract. This anti-diabetic activity of Okra (lady finger) is proved both in Vitro (Laboratory) and Vivo (animal) studies. Both the studies published in scientific journals showed a gradual decrease in blood glucose levels with regular feeding of Okra. So if you are suffering from diabetes, it would be a good idea to check with your doctor and try this easy treatment at home.

http://www.hoaxorfact.com/Health/okra-lady-s-finger-juice-can-cure-diabetes-facts-analysis.html

MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC REFERENCES:
http://www.apjtb.com/zz/2012s1/32.pdf
http://www.ijrpc.com/files/04.pdf
http://www.holisticonline.com/Herbal-Med/_Herbs/h_okra.htm


 


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