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Glyco cabbage: a modern phyto-therapeutic for diabetics

With Glycowohl, an OTC drug approved by the BfArM for the additional treatment of diabetes is now available in pharmacies for the first time. Glyco cabbage contains an extract from the Indian jambul tree (Syzygium cumini). In studies, Syzygium cumini was able to prove its blood sugar lowering properties several times.

Side effects such as hypoglycaemia or interactions with other drugs are not known. Glyco cabbage is therefore ideally suited as a scientifically proven additional recommendation for diabetics in the pharmacy - supportive to medically prescribed therapy but also as monotherapy.


The metabolic disease diabetes mellitus is on the rise all over the world. According to estimates by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), around 56 million people in Europe suffer from diabetes, and worldwide there are 387 million. By 2035, around 69 million people in Europe and 590 million worldwide will probably have diabetes. In Germany it is estimated that there are up to 10 million diabetics.

The consequences of untreated diabetes have been comprehensively documented by the German Diabetes Society (DDG):

  • stroke

  • Heart attack

  • high blood pressure

  • Diabetic foot

  • Nerve damage

  • Kidney damage

Glyco cabbage

Glyco cabbage contains an extract from Syzygium cumini (jambul tree) in the form of a standardized mother tincture. The genus Syzygium belongs to the myrtle family (Myrtaceae). Syzygium cumini has been known in Asia for centuries and is one of the most frequently used herbal medicines for the treatment and prevention of diabetes, especially in Indian medicine (Ayurveda).

Glyco cabbage indications

Glyco cabbage can provide targeted support to medical therapy - for all forms of diabetes:

  • Type I diabetes
  • Type II diabetes
  • Increased risk of diabetes

Scientifically proven effect

The active ingredients of the jambul tree have been the subject of systematic scientific research for years.

For their use in the fight against diabetes, in addition to their very good tolerability, their multiple proven dual mode of action speaks:

1. Gently lowering blood sugar levels

In clinical human studies, preparations made from Syzygium cumini have been shown to have a strong antidiabetic effect with a significant improvement in blood sugar levels. The effect was comparable to that of synthetic chemical antidiabetic agents from the group of sulfonylureas. There was also a clear and progressive improvement in symptoms such as polyuria, polyphagia, weakness or weight loss.

2. Protection and regeneration of the pancreatic cells

Certain flavonoids and cinnamic acid derivatives of the jambul tree, above all the strong antioxidant ferulic acid, are characterized by a protective and regenerative effect on the beta cells of the pancreas. Many diabetologists justifiably hope that this could lead to a long-term improvement in endogenous insulin production in diabetics.


The antidiabetic mechanisms of action that have been proven up to now are complex: positive effects on fasting glucose, glucose tolerance as well as glycogen synthesis and insulin release complement each other in a pharmacologically meaningful way

1. Inhibition of α-glucosidase:

In the intestine, α-glucosidases are the enzymes responsible for breaking down carbohydrates. Inhibition leads to a reduction in the absorption of carbohydrates in food. The glucose concentration in the blood rises correspondingly more slowly and less strongly after a meal.

2. Inhibition of the enzyme DPP-IV:

By inhibiting the enzyme dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-IV), the breakdown of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) is reduced. This leads to increased insulin secretion after a meal containing glucose. At the same time, this mechanism of action prevents the risk of hypoglycaemia. Many chemical-synthetic antidiabetic agents also follow this modern mode of action.

3. Increased glucose intake:

In in-vitro models, the active glucose transport into the cells could be significantly increased by iambul tree extracts. In addition, various genes influencing active glucose transport were expressed to an increased extent.4)

Important for the consultation

Glycowohl is a contemporary herbal homeopathic medicine for the safe supportive treatment of medical diabetes therapy. The clinical-pharmacological study of Jambul extract is convincing.

Glyco cabbage is also an ideal additional recommendation for diabetics due to its very good tolerance:

  • as monotherapy
  • or as a combination therapy to medically prescribed drugs

High security for your recommendation:

  • No side effects
  • No interactions with other drugs
  • No risk of hypoglycaemia
  • Ideally suited for long-term use

In acute conditions, adults take 5 drops every half to a full hour, at most 6 times a day.

In chronic forms, 5 drops are recommended 1 to 3 times a day.

Glyco cabbage pack sizes:

50ml (PZN: 13749314 at the recommended retail price of € 29.95)
100ml (PZN: 13749320 at the recommended retail price of € 49.95)


If you are interested in glyco cabbage, the employees of the customer service center of Heilpflanze GmbH will be happy to personally assist the pharmacy team (phone: +49 30 209 66 97 81).

Glyco cabbage in a nutshell

  • First BfArM approved phyto-homeopathic OTC drug for supportive therapy in diabetes
  • Approved for diabetes mellitus I and II as well as pre-diabetes
  • Clinically and pharmacologically comprehensively documented efficacy
    (Blood sugar lowering, pancreas protective)
  • Very good tolerance (no known side effects and interactions) and therefore ideally suited for long-term therapy
  • Use as monotherapy or supportive additional therapy of medically prescribed anti-diabetic drugs

"I didn't want to admit that I had sugar for a long time"

Surname: Ralph Hoffmann (51), layouter.

Illness: Type 2 diabetes.

Course of the disease: “I was a professional dancer for 23 years and had to live in a very disciplined manner. In 1998 I stopped training from one day to the next. My lifestyle turned into the opposite. I ate everything I liked, especially a lot of sweets, and I drank a lot of soft drinks. I didn't move at all. I gained weight quickly ... When I went to the doctor in the summer of 2007 because of constantly cold feet, it came out: You have unacceptable sugar levels! ‘A shock! For a long time I didn't want to admit that I was sick. "

Treatment: Metformin & Glyco Cabbage

Result: “One in the morning and two in the evening from the doctor, which lower the blood sugar level. I also take glyco cabbage. I only eat sweets to a very limited extent, I no longer drink sweet drinks at all. I do fitness training once a week, cycle a lot on vacation. Today I feel much better. "

"First I got fat, then came the sugar"

Surname: Andreas Kaiser (64), self-employed.

Illness: Type 2 diabetes.

Course of the disease: “I've always lived very well. Eat a lot, drink a lot, work a lot and hardly move. The result: I am very overweight, and at 1.69 meters I weigh 125 kilos. Although my first wife died at the age of 40 from complications from type 1 diabetes, I suppressed it and continued to live excessively. Until four years ago I went to the doctor about arrhythmias. The diagnosis: diabetes! "

Treatment: Insulin & Glyco Cabbage

Result: “My overweight is to blame for the sugar. I regularly inject insulin. I also take glyco cabbage. That helps me alot. I'm much better now. "

"As a child I was not allowed to celebrate my birthday because of my illness"

Surname: Steffi Klein (25), student.

Illness: Type 1 diabetes

Course of the disease: After the then two-year-old was unusually thirsty, the doctor found the sugar! “Since then, I've seen a lot of bad things through prejudice.” For example, that she wasn't invited to a children's birthday party because the other parents thought diabetes was contagious. During puberty, she developed an eating disorder - she thought that insulin that she had to inject made fat. She significantly reduced the insulin. It wasn't until she was 18 that she realized that she was often very dizzy as a result and was always very tired. She was admitted to a diabetes clinic. "Only then did I learn that my illness is part of me."

Treatment: Insulin & Glyco Cabbage

Result: “Today I often cook myself, watch what I eat. I take insulin regularly. In addition, I received Glycowohl from the doctor. That protects my pancreas. Today I am doing very well and enjoying life to the fullest. "

"I'm afraid of the syringe"

Surname: Frank Herrmann (55), engineer.

Illness: Pre-diabetes (preliminary stage of diabetes mellitus).

Course of the disease: “My father and grandpa also had diabetes. When I recently went to the doctor for a routine check-up, he looked at my blood values ​​and said that if it continued like this, I would also have diabetes in a few years. I was totally shocked. I'm totally afraid of the insulin injections and I definitely want to prevent that! "

Treatment: Glyco cabbage

Result: “I have now started doing a little more sport and eating less. I also take glyco cabbage. That was a recommendation from my doctor. That helps me alot. I'm much better now. When I recently went back to the doctor for an examination, he told me that my sugar levels had improved significantly. I'm really relieved. "

Images based on real victims.

1) Vikrant V, Grover JK, Tandon N, Rathi SS and Gupta N (2001). Treatment with extracts of Momordica charantia and Eugenia jambolana prevents hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia in fructose fed rats. J Ethnopharmacol 76 (2): 139-143, Syama et al., Syzygium cumini seed exhibits antidiabetic potential via multiple pathways involving inhibition of a-glucosidase, DPP-IV, glycation, and ameliorating glucose uptake in L6 cell lines. J Food Process Preserv. 2018; 42: e13464.

2) Mandal S, Barik B, Mallick C, De D and Ghosh D (2008). Therapeutic effect of ferulic acid, an ethereal fraction of ethanolic extract of seed of Syzygium cumini against streptozotocin-induced diabetes in male rat. Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol 30 (2): 121-128


4) Anandharajan R et al (2006). In vitro glucose uptake activity of Aegles marmelos and Syzygium cumini by activation of
Glut-4, PI3 kinase and PPARgamma in L6 myotubes. Phytomedicine 13 (6): 434-441

  • Glycowohl®

    Active ingredients: Syzygium cumini mother tincture. Areas of application: The areas of application are derived from the homeopathic medicinal pictures. This includes: Use as an additive for diabetes. Contains 70% alcohol by volume. For information on risks and side effects, read the package insert and ask your doctor or pharmacist.

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