Diabetes and Ayurveda

Diabetes and Ayurveda

Diabetes and Ayurveda

By Dr Phanindra V V, Ayurveda

Diabetes is an abnormal condition where the sugar-levels in humans are higher than usual. Ayurveda can be used efficiently in treating this condition. In Ayurvedic terms, Madhumeha is the allopathic treatment of diabetes. In Indian terms, diabetes is known to the common man as Prameha, which is said to be divided into 3 major types – Kapha, Pitta and Vata. Lack of exercise and intake of food having excess of snigdha, ushna and guru types are said to be the chief cause of prameha.

Along with drugs and medications, Ayurveda stresses on the importance of a balanced diet and exercise. The management modules that can be categorized are:

1. Vyaayam (Exercise)

2. Panchakarma (Procedures for Bio-purification)

3. Pathya (Regulation in diet)

4. The use of therapy (Medications)

The individual’s constitution highly affects the ayurvedic treatment of prameha. Some of them are:

1. Obstruction in srothus

2. Ahara and Vihara

3. Dosha predominance of disease

4. Hereditary factors

5. The prakrithi of the patient

6. Manasika Prakrithi

7. Dooshya vitiation

Management of diabetes can be done using a variety of herbs. Some of them are:

1. Vjaysar

2. Eugenia jambolana (Jamun beej churna)

3. Pterocarpus marsupium (Vijaysar churna)

4. Ficus bengalensis (Nyagrodha twaka churna – banyan tree bark)

5. Shilajeet

6. Momordica chirantia Karvellaka (Karella – Bitter Gourd)

7. Kirat tikata (Chirayata)

8. Embelica officinalis (Amla)

It is possible that certain patients are unable to respond to insulin or hypoglemic medicines. In this case, an ayurvedic physician may prescribe some ayurvedic drugs such as:

1. Dhatri Nisha

2. Chandraprabha vati

3. Vasant kusumakar rasa

Diabetes is not just a lack of insulin. Its most probable cause is plain poor maintenance of your body. It ‘s cure will need to include all of these things discussed. By doing all, diet, herbs, exercise and stress management, you can certainly take care of your Diabetes.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a specilized ayurveda and ask a free question.