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.
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.
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. Diabetes is referred as "Prameh" in Ayurveda.
Ayurvedic 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 possess the potency to reduce insulin resistance and or increases insulin production from the pancreas.
There are many natural remedies for diabetes mentioned in the Ayurvedic Texts. Ayurvedic herbs may help to treat Type-2 Diabetes but some of the Ayurvedic herbal products may play important role in preventing or delaying the complications related to Type -1 Diabetes.
Thses should only be taken under supervision of your ayurvedic doctor and should be discussed with your GP, especially if you are also taking convetional medicine.
Many of our current Type-1 Diabetes patients have reported that because of these herbs their daily dose of insulin administration is significantly reduced and 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 helps to detoxify the body and get rid of the access toxins. It proves useful in treating the disorders where the symptom includes discolouration of urine.
Shilajit (Mineral Pitch)
Shilajit is a rejuvenative ayurvedic ingredient used in general debility, kidney diseases, brain diseases and as a 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 reduce insulin resistance.
Gurmar Leaves (Gymnema sylvestrae)
Gymnema sylvestrae directly works on pancreas. It helps to stimulate 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.
Home Remedies For Diabetes
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.
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 help reduce insulin resistance. As ayurveda believes, insulin resistance may occur due to the toxins accumulation in the body or body channel blockage. Trikatu heps to remove this blockage and helps to eliminate accumulated toxins from the body.
Following are the famous Ayurvedic medicine and are being used widely by many Ayurvedic doctors worldwide to manage Diabetes naturally:
Virechana is a purgation therapy used in ayurvedic 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.
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.
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 the same. For detailed assessment of your diabetic condition by expert ayurvedic consultants, please contact "Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic" at the earliest. Consult Gurnam Saini for ayurvedic diet and ayurvedic natural treatment of diabetic neuropathy, diabetes type 2, diabetes type 1 in Melbourne, Australia.
If you wish to enquire more information on Diabetes or increased blood sugar Ayurvedic Natural Treatment in Melbourne, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.
Dr Gurnam Saini (Ayurvedic Doctor)
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine from India
MD in Alternative Medicine from India
Certificate in Ayurveda Panchkarma Detox form India
Certificate in Ayurveda Pulse & Tongue diagnosis India
Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing from Melbourne
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Disclaimer: The information on ayurvedic products and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be taken after ayurvedic consultation with an ayurvedic practitioner. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books. These herbs should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Although there is a lot of research done on Ayurveda these days, yet these herbal products might not hold enough current research based evidence.
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