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Natural Ayurveda Management For Diabetes

Author : Gurnam Saini  

Diabetes Natural Herbal Ayurveda Treatment Melbourne Australia



Diabetes Mellitus is a very common health condition nowadays.



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 in the body. Generally refereed to as Type 2.



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 lhaving ephasis on diet and ifestyle changes.



Herbal Ayurveda Management of Diabetes



Ayurveda is an ancient health system that is believed to be more than 5000 years old. The ancient Ayurvedic texts – Charakha Samhita, Sushrut Samhita, etc. – have considerable information about the different types of diabetes & their herbal treatments.



Ayurveda treatment consists of the herbs and remedies that may lower the blood sugar levels by reducing insulin resistance and correcting the insulin secretion. Furthermore, some strengthening herbs and rejuvenation Ayurvedic medicines may also help to stop weight loss. Diabetes is referred as "Prameh" in Ayurveda.



How to Treat Diabetes Naturally 


Ayurveda Treatment pathway for Diabetes includes a complete health analysis of the imbalance of 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 and lifestyle. It is recommended that your herbal treatments should also be discussed with your medical professional to ensure you are not at risk of too much reduction in blood sugar level especially if you are also taking conventional oral hypoglycaemic agents, as the combination sometimes may lead to hypoglycaemia.



A herbal formulation for diabetes mellitus is usually based on the herbs that may possess the potency to reduce insulin resistance and or increases insulin production from the pancreas. 




Natural Remedies For Diabetes used Traditionally:


There are many natural remedies for diabetes mentioned in the Ayurveda Texts. Ayurveda herbs may help to treat and naturally manage Type-2 Diabetes but some of the Ayurvedic herbal products may also play important role in preventing or delaying the complications related to Type -1 Diabetes. Ayurveda aims to restore a healthy lifestyle and avoid or delay complications, rather than curing the disease.



Many of our current Type-1 Diabetes patients have reported that because of these Ayurveda suggestions, their daily dose of insulin administration is significantly reduced and is under control.


Ayurveda Herbs Used Traditionally in the Management of 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 helps to detoxify the body and may support exceretion of the unwanted products refered as ama in Ayurveda. It may be useful in treating the disorders where the symptom includes discolouration of urine.


Shilajit (Mineral Pitch)


Shilajit isconsidered as a rejuvenative Ayurveda ingredient used in general debility and as a nervine tonic and general body supplement. It may also be beneficial in diabetes mellitus and its complication. It may further protect 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 fight general weakness, stress, depression, insomnia, neuropathic diseases and diabetes. In diabetes, it may work on pancreas and protects the cells from further damage. It may enhance the natural function of pancreas cells to produce more insulin.



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 supports toxins accumulation in the body. Thus, it may help to reduce insulin resistance.


Gurmar Leaves (Gymnema sylvestrae)


Gymnema sylvestrae is considered to works on pancreas. It may help to stimulate pancreas cells to produce more insulin and improves the health of pancreas gland. It may reduces blood sugar levels.


Karela (Momordica charantia)


Momordica charantia is bitter in taste. It may reduce blood sugar levels. It may also be beneficial in high cholesterol levels, fever, skin diseases, abdominal cramps, psoriasis, high blood pressure and hemorrhoids.



 Home Remedies For Diabetes  


Below mention recipes are some of the common home remedies for diabetes. 


  • Gymnema Sylvestre – The leaves of this plant are dried and made into a powder which is then consumed daily with lukewarm water. The recommended dosage per day is one teaspoon.
  • Momordica chirantia Karvellaka – Called Karella by the locals, the juice of this vegetable is considered very useful for treating a variety of disorders, including Diabetes.
  • Eugenia Jambolan – Also referred to Jamun, the seed of this fruit is dried and ground into a powder. One teaspoon of this powder is recommended to be taken twice/thrice daily.
  • Embelica Officinalis – Also known as Amla, the fresh juice of this fruit is highly nutritious and consuming around 20 ml is recommended for diabetic patients every day.


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 considered to possess a characteristic that may help reduce insulin resistance. As Ayurveda believes, insulin resistance may occur due to the unwanted byproducts called as "ama" accumulation in the body or body channel blockage. Trikatu may help to remove this blockage and help to eliminate accumulated toxins from the body.




Herbal Ayurveda Traditional Medicines and Natural Treatment for Diabetes



Following are the famous Ayurvedic medicine and have been used traditioanlly by many Ayurvedic doctors worldwide to manage Diabetes naturally:


  1. Gulguluthiktakam Kashayam
  2. Nimbadi Kashayam
  3. Panchathikthakam Kashayam
  4. Patolamooladi Kashayam
  5. Chandraprabha vatika
  6. Yogaraja Gulgulu vatika
  7. Panchakola choornam



Ayurveda Panchkarma Treatments for Diabetes




Virechana is a purgation therapy used in Ayurveda panchkarma treatments to help expel excess toxins from the body. It helps in reducing insulin resistance and enhances insulin sensitivity by offering cleansing effect to the body. 


Natural Prevention of Diabetes with Yoga


Yoga can be cosidered as an effective control or prevention of multiple lifesytle induced diseases like diabetes mellitus. It may also help prevent or delay 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.


Diet For Diabetes 


The wrong lifestyle can increase chances of uncontrolled diabetes or may become a risk factor of diabetes for healthy individual.


  1. Eat less spicy and heavy foods.
  2. Avoid oily foods and sweets.
  3. Avoid Cigarette smoking
  4. Reduce consumption of alcohol
  5. Sedentary lifestyle is a contributing factor for diabetes, so avoid this lifestyle. Include some physical work in your daily routine work.
  6. Do exercises and go for morning walk daily.
  7. Excessive sleep or lack of sleep, both can contribute in diabetes mismanagement. Therefore, take a proper sleep at least 6-7 hours a day.
  8. Reduce your aggressive behavior and stress by doing meditation and yoga.





Healthy lifestyle, Ayurvedic diet and Ayurvedic lifetsyle may help with preventing and Managing Diabetes. For detailed assessment of your diabetic condition by an ayurvedic consultants, you may contact "Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic". 


If you wish to consult Ayurveda, you may choose to contact one of our Ayurveda Practitioners Gurnam Saini or Pooja Saini in Melbourne. Both of our Practitioners are Qualified Ayurveda Doctors from India. You may contact us at "Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic".  People who can't reach us personally, may choose for online Ayurveda consultation. 




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Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More