Diabetes or “Prameha” (as it is known Ayurvedically) literally means “excessive urination or essence of life going out via urine”. Ayurveda classifies diabetes as a metabolic disorder caused by vitiated Kapha dosha. It also classifies this disease into 24 types depending upon the vitiated dosha and affected tissues and suggests that the primary causes for the disease are lifestyle habits and consumption of high fatty foods and drinks.
Ayurveda recommends purification and rejuvenation therapies for diabetes. However in today’s practice, Ayurveda doctors go by the principles of modern medicine to control this disease. They primarily advise diabetes patients to switch to a diet with limited protein, carbohydrate and fat intake.
Ayurveda recommends the five fold purification therapy to clear out the auto-antibiotics. This process includes herbal oil application followed by medicated steam bath and medicated enema, purgation, or vomiting therapy. Apart from all purification therapies, Ayurveda also recommends walking or brisk walking for at least 8 kms a day and regular practice of yoga to help relieve the tension and stress.
Common herbs like turmeric, Neem, Indian gooseberry, Indian Asparagus, Indian ginseng, Jamun seeds and bark, Tenospora cordifolia bark, etc. are widely recommended as single herbs or compound herbs for this condition.
Fresh juice of bitter gourd or rose apple or holy fruit leaves or bark of neem tree or jamun tree is advised as a powder in empty stomach. Ayurveda gives a special emphasis on fresh juice of Indian gooseberry/jamun fruits in diabetes context. Some of the traditional or tribal practitioners claim the fresh juice or powder of Swertia chirrata is an effective remedy for Diabetes.
Ayurveda and other traditional and tribal medical systems claim that the turmeric powder itself is an effective remedy for Diabetes. Modern scientific researches also suggest that the regular use of turmeric powder just before food reduces the insulin dependency in insulin dependent diabetes.
Many modern researches suggest that the fresh juice of Aloe vera is effective in preventing the complications of diabetes such as neuropathy.
As a home remedy, the water soaked seeds of fenugreek may be taken in empty stomach. The same is advised with powders of white pepper with milk in some regions.
Ayurvedic texts recommend decoctions of Triphala, fenugreek, Cypress roots, Terminalia arjuna bark, Cymplochus racemosa bark, Tenospora cordifolia, Tribulus roots, Terminalia belerica and Swertia chirrata with small amount of ghee to completely eradicate diabetes.
Ayurveda recommends the Kapha dosha reducing diet that involves the following:
Avoid excessive intake of sweets, rice and dietary products like rice, potato, sugar, sugarcane products, sweet and slime fruits.
Consume lot of fresh vegetables and fruits.
Roasted fried barley, corn, barley porridge, barley soup, and ghee should preferably be included in the diet.
Herbs like Tribulus roots, Tenospora bark, Triphala, Cypress roots, cardamom, fenugreek, and coriander should be included in the diet.
Triphala with Indian gooseberry juice helps improve diabetes.
Take plenty of green vegetables, black gram, soy, fish etc.
Copper water: Put one cup of water into a copper vessel at night and drink it in the morning.
use Gymnema Sylvestre plant leaves, chewing few leafs of the plant suppresses the taste of sugar. Thus, the plant is extensively used for the neuropathic treatment of diabetes. The extract to the plant helps in suppressing the increase in the glucose level in the body and thus very helpful for diabetic patients.
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