My daughter deleted my entire web page yesterday when she stole my phone. I have deleted the app from my phone but it's going to take forever to reestablish everything I had on here. The previous posts are straight up gone. While I continue to fume on an empty stomach, I'll leave you with this post below. The prompt was to update a monograph which is a list of facts about the herb, much like my virtual herbarium. It includes research that has been done.
I found something I didn’t see anywhere in our book and I think it’s great information. Hilmi et al. (2014) did some research with anti-oxidant herbs and discovered fennel was the most toxic against diabetes (type 2). They investigated 6 indigenous herbs in an attempt to find local and abundant sources to naturally treat diabetes. After reading this paper, I think the below can be safely added to the text book.
Budding research indicates diabetes is one of many illnesses that are causes, at least in part, by oxidative stress. Recent studies, to include that by Hilmi, et al. (2014) show that antioxidants like Fennel may help with diabetic treatment.
With this being a common illness and this herb being a common one in many locations, I do think it’s a viable option to help people. Of course, more studies should be done but this is very promising.
Hilmi, Y., Abushama, M. F., Abdalgadir, H., Khalid, Asaad, and Khalid, H. (2014). A study of antioxidant activity, enzymatic inhibition and in vitro toxicity of selected traditional Sudanese plants with anti-diabetic potential. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine,14(149).
I am currently a student at American College of Healthcare Sciences earning my Masters of Science degree in Herbal Medicine. This blog is my journey of juggling mom-life with student life. My husband is a truck driver so I'm essentially a single mom all but 3 days a month. It's a challenge but we will get through this. I complete this degree on 18 December 2019 and will take one additional semester and then be done for a while. My children need more attention from their mommy but I can't wait on getting this education done. I will do what I must for now.