Garden Area: Diabetic/Metabolic
Metabolic refers to the biochemical processes that occur within us. Metabolic is often used specifically to refer to the breakdown of food and its transformation into energy. Diabetic refers to a group of diabetes diseases that affect how the body uses blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is vital because its an important source of energy for the cells that make up muscles and tissues. It’s also the main source of fuel for the brain.
Plants in this area:
|Fenugreek, Trigonella foenum-graecum||Fabaceae||Diabetic/Metabolic, Medicinal Garden|
|Ivy Gourd, Coccinia indica||Cucurbitaceae||Diabetic/Metabolic, Medicinal Garden|
|Milk Thistle, Silybum marianum||Asteraceae||Diabetic/Metabolic, Gastrointestinal, Medicinal Garden, Respiratory|
|Nopal/Prickly Pear Cactus, Opuntia streptacantha||Cactaceae||Diabetic/Metabolic, Medicinal Garden, Men's health|
|Stevia, Stevia rebaudiana||Asteraceae||Diabetic/Metabolic, Medicinal Garden|