okra control diabetes

Okra (Lady’s finger) is a health enhancing vegetable and an excellent remedy to control diabetes. Okra contains Vitamin B, C, potassium, folic acid, calcium and also anti-diabetic properties. Okra water also has beneficial effects in managing blood sugar levels in Type I, Type II and gestational diabetes.  Okra water not only controls diabetes, but also gives essential nutrients which are needed for the body.

Research evidence(s)

Evidence 1

The present study, for the first time, confirms that A. esculentus (Okra) peel and seed possess blood glucose normalization and lipid profiles lowering action in diabetic condition.


Sabitha, V., Ramachandran, S., Naveen, K. & Panneerselvam, K., 2011. Antidiabetic and antihyperlipidemic potential of Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench. in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. J Pharm Bioallied Sci., Volume 3, pp. 387-402.

Evidence 2

A gradual decrease in the blood glucose levels was observed by regular feeding of “okra” Abelmoschus Esculentus (ladies finger) fruit extract for about ten days.


Subhramanyam, G., Alekya, A., Harsha, S. S. & Ravindra, J., 2011. Antidiabetic Activity Of Abelmoschus Esculentus Fruit Extract. International Journal Of Research In Pharmacy And Chemistry.

Follow the simple steps below to make okra water.

How to control diabetes with okra (Lady’s finger) – DIY

  • 3 Okra (Lady’s finger)
  • 1 glass Water
  1. To make okra water, use 3 okras and 1 glass of water.
  2. Cut the corners of okra.
  3. Slit at the center.
  4. Soak okra in water overnight.
  5. Remove okra from the water in the morning.
  6. Drink this gel like okra water on an empty stomach.

Drink regularly every day to control blood sugar levels. You might feel nauseated initially due to the taste and texture of this drink, but do not give up.

Kalaivani Selvaraj, MBA, got her Master’s degree in Human Resources. Due to her interest in natural healing, she pursued studies in the field of alternative medicine and is certified in Aromatherapy by Isla Verde Spa Training Academy. Ms. Kalaivani Selvaraj is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.