Diabetes Mellitus is a very common health condition nowadays. It affects approximately three percent population of the world. As per the figures released by WHO, around 220 million people were suffering from diabetes in 2004. Affecting a large majority of people around the world, Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas is unable to produce insulin in the required amounts. It may also develop when the body is unable to use the insulin produced. If left untreated, Diabetes can turn fatal.
Diabetes mellitus may lead to many other health problems such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic nephropathy and diabetic neuropathy. It may also lead to premature disability, blindness and may increase risk of heart, cerebral and vascular diseases. All these complication are preventable using a proper anti-diabetic medications and lifestyle changes.
What is Diabetes mellitus?
Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which blood sugar level raises. It is caused by the absolute or relative deficiency of insulin or insulin resistance. Diabetes mellitus is mainly characterized by polyuria and frequent urination. In uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, sugars start accumulating in the urine and blood. It can cause disturbance of acid base balance of the blood, which may lead to diabetic coma or convulsions.
There is no doubt about that Ayurvedic medicine is well able to cure Diabetes. In Ayurveda, Diabetes mellitus is one form of the Premeha and termed as Madhumeha. It is characterized by the excessive urine output and with sweet honey like taste.
According to ayurveda, Diabetes mellitus is a defective body metabolism that causes derangement in the transformation process of seven tissues (DHATUS) in the body. There are 20 types of Urinary disorders in ayurveda collectively called Pramehas. The classification is based on the dominance of the body humors and volume, frequency, color, odor, taste, sediments and presence of mucous in the urine.
In diabetes mellitus, people discharge excessive quantities of urine, which is generally turbid, according to ayurveda. All three humors (VATA, PITTA and KAPHA) are involved in this disease, but VATA and KAPHA aggravations are predominant causes of diabetes mellitus.
To know HOW DO YOU GET TYPE 2 DIABETES, its important to know first that, what is insulin and what does Insulin does to sugar?
The insulin is a hormone responsible for blood sugar control. It is secreted from the pancreas into the bloodstream. It circulates in the blood, reaches to the cells, and enables sugar entry into the cells. When insulin secretion from the pancreas decreases, it leads to the elevated level of sugar in the blood and accumulation of sugar content in the urine.
Types of Diabetes mellitus
There are generally two types of Diabetes mellitus described below:
Type 1 diabetes mellitus
The exact underlying cause of diabetes type one is yet unknown. It may be associated with the immune system. The immune system may work against insulin-producing cells and may destroy these cells. Thus, it may cause insulin insufficiency and lead to type one diabetes mellitus. Other genetic factors may also be responsible for type one diabetes mellitus.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
In type-2 diabetes mellitus, sedentary lifestyle, ill dietary habits and lack of physical work are main causes. In this type, cells become resistant to the action of the insulin hormone. Pancreas may secrete the normal amount of insulin, but this insulin may not be able to overcome insulin resistance. In some cases, insulin secretion is also decreased and causes insulin insufficiency. The modern science has no answer why this insulin insufficiency and insulin resistance occurs, but ayurvedic science explain it clearly.
Ayurveda believes insulin resistance occurs due AMA (Toxins) accumulation in the cells, body channels and organs in the body.
This accumulation blocks the insulin to enter into the cells. It also causes blockage of all nutrients entry into the cells as well, not only insulin. Due this, insulin resistance occurs. Diabetic patients also feel tiredness and lack of energy because of insufficiency of nutrients absorption due to the AMA (Toxins) accumulation in the body.
Gestational diabetes occurs due to the insulin resistance caused by the placental hormones. However, in most of cases, pancreas secretes extra insulin to overcome this problem, but in some cases, it fails to keep the insulin level up in the body. Hence, it leads to gestational diabetes.
Different Classification Of Diabetes
Risk Factors with Diabetes
Symptoms of Diabetes mellitus
The following symptoms may appear in diabetic patients:
Though allopathic drugs like acarbose, biguanidine, insulin, sulphonylureas are available for the treatment of Diabetes, people are becoming disillusioned owing to many side-effects and increasing cases of ‘insulin resistance’ being reported. The search for a safer and effective alternative has steered people towards Ayurveda.
Ayurveda is an ancient medical system that is believed to be more than 5000 years old. The ancient ayurvedic texts – Charakha Samhita, Brighu Samhita, etc. – have considerable information about the different types of diabetes & their herbal treatments.
Ayurvedic treatment consists of the herbs and remedies that lower the blood sugar levels by reducing insulin resistance and correcting the insulin secretion. Furthermore, some strengthening herbs and rejuvenation ayurvedic medicines are also helpful to stop weight loss and cure tiredness.
Some medications works on the urinary system that reduces excessive urinary production and decreases the secretion of sugar in the urine are also very helpful.
Best answer to the question like HOW TO REVERSE DIABETES NATURALLY is Ayurvedic Treatments. Ayurvedic Treatments for Diabetes includes a complete analysis of the doshas and body constitution of the patient. Once this has been determined, a variety of herbal combinations are formulated accordingly. The treatment also includes regular blood sugar monitoring, healthy diet.
A perfect herbal formulation for diabetes mellitus should be based on the herbs that possess the potency to reduce insulin resistance as well as increases insulin production from the pancreas. To cure Diabetes naturally these types of very effective herbal formulation are available at “Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic”, Melbourne, Australia.
There are many effective natural remedies for diabetes is mentioned in the Ayurvedic Texts. Ayurvedic herbs directly help to treat Type-2 Diabetes but also in Type-1 Diabetes Ayurvedic herbal products play important role in preventing the complications related to Diabetes.
Many of Type-1 Diabetes patients have reported that because of these herbs their daily dose of insulin administration is under control. Herbs helpful in Type-1 and Type-2 Diabetes are:
Vijaysar (Pterocarpus marsupium)
Vijaysar is the most prominent herb for type-2 Diabetes. It is a rasayana which means that it helps in energizing the body. This herb has the power to detoxify the body and get rid of all the toxins. It proves useful in treating all disorders where the symptom includes discoloration of urine.
Shilajit (Mineral Pitch)
Shilajit is a rejuvenative ayurvedic ingredient used in general debility, kidney diseases, brain diseases and as nervine tonic and general body supplement. It is also beneficial in diabetes mellitus and its complication. It provides a rejuvenative power to the pancreas cells and boosts insulin production. It also reduces sugar in the urine. It further protects the body against diabetic nephropathy and neuropathy and eyes disease due to the diabetes mellitus.
Aswagandha (Withania somnifera)
Aswagandha is used in Indian medicines for thousands of year to cure general weakness, stress, depression, insomnia, neuropathic diseases and diabetes. In diabetes, it works on pancreas and protects the cells from further damage. It enhances the natural function of pancreas cells to produce more insulin. It also works on cells by reducing insulin resistance.
Neem (Azadirachta indica)
Neem contains bitter alkaloids, which helps to reduce blood sugar levels. According to ayurveda, it is dry and cool in nature, removes the blockage of body channels, and reduces toxins accumulation in the body. Thus, it helps to eliminate insulin resistance.
Gurmar Leaves (Gymnema sylvestrae)
Gymnema sylvestrae directly works on pancreas. It stimulates pancreas cells to produce more insulin and improves the health of pancreas gland. It reduces blood sugar levels.
Karela (Momordica charantia)
Momordica charantia is bitter in taste. It reduces blood sugar levels. It is also beneficial in high cholesterol levels, fever, skin diseases, abdominal cramps, psoriasis, high blood pressure and hemorrhoids.
Trikatu (Black pepper, long pepper and dried ginger powder)
Trikatu includes three pungent herbs. These herbs are Black pepper, long pepper and dried ginger powder. All these herbs possess a characteristic to reduce insulin resistance. As ayurveda believes, insulin resistance may occur due to the toxins accumulation in the body or body channel blockage. Trikatu removes this blockage and helps to eliminate accumulated toxins from the body.
Below mention recipes are the best home remedies for diabetes. Anyone suffering from Diabetes type 1 or Diabetes type 2 can try safely below remedies to control the blood sugar naturally or to prevent the complication related to diabetes.
Virechana is a purgation therapy used in ayurvedic panchkarma treatments to expel toxins from the body. It helps in reducing insulin resistance and enhances insulin sensitivity. It further boosts the action of oral medications.
Following are the best Ayurvedic medicine and are being used widely by many Ayurvedic doctors to manage Diabetes naturally:
According to various research studies, yoga is an effective control or prevention of diabetes mellitus. It helps to increase insulin sensitivity and decrease blood glucose level. It also prevents complications of diabetes. The beneficial yoga poses are Downward Facing Dog pose, Big Toe Pose, Triangle Pose, Western Intense Pose, Hero Posture, and Half Lord of the Fish pose, Marichyasana, Fish Pose and Corpse Pose.
The wrong lifestyle can increase chances of uncontrolled diabetes or may become a risk factor of diabetes for healthy individual.
Healthy lifestyle, ayurvedic diet and ayurvedic treatment will definitely help not only with preventing Diabetes but also treating same without side-effects. For detailed assessment of your diabetic condition by expert ayurvedic doctors, please contact "Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic" at the earliest. Consult Dr. Gurnam saini for ayurvedic diet and ayurvedic natural treatment of diabetic neuropathy, diabetes type 2, diabetes type 1 in Melbourne, Australia.
Dr. Gurnam Saini
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
MD Alternative Medicine
Panchkarma Detox Expert
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