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Prameha Diabetes Mellitus and Ayurveda

Author : Gurnam Saini  

Prameha- Ayurvedic co-relation to symptoms of Diabetes


Note- This article offers in depth knowledge of Prameha (Diabetes) in context of Ayurveda, so it has multiple sanskrit words etc, if you find it difficult to understand, you can choose to read the simple and easy to understand version on this link


What is Prameha


The word Prameha is composed of two words – Prakarshena Mehati meaning one who urinates profusely and frequently (Prakarshena means profusely and Mehati means one who urinates).


Causative Factors of Diabetes Mellitus based on Ayurveda Medicine 


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  1. Ayasya Sukham: Lack of physical exertion
  2. Svapna Sukham: Excess sleep during day and night
  3. Gramya Audhaka Anupa Rasa: Intake of meat of animals residing in water or marshy places
  4. Payamsi Dadhini: Excessive consumption of milk, milk products, and curds. 
  5. Nava Anna Pana: Intake of freshy harvested grains and consumption of new, unformed liquor. 
  6. Guda: Excessive intake of sweets or food items made up of sugarcane or jaggery. 
  7. Bija Dosha: Genetic defects


Pathogenesis of Diabetes Mellitus based on Ayurveda Medicine


Due to excess indulgence in the above said causative factors, all three Dosha along with Rasa (Plasma), Rakta (Blood), Mamsa (Muscle), Meda (Fat), Majja (Bone marrow), Udaka (water components), Lasika (Lymph), Vasa (Muscle fat), Shukra (Reproductive tissue), Ojas (Vitality of all tissues) and Kleda (Unctuousness or moisture) contribute to the pathogenesis of Diabetes.


The prime factors involved in pathogenesis are Kapha Dosha, Mamsa, Medas and Kleda. As the disease progresses slowly, other components also participate in the pathogenesis leading to severity of the disease. Vitiated Kapha, Medas and Kleda lead to Agnimandhya (Low digestive & metabolic fire). This leads to Ama or endotoxin formation which blocks the Srotas (channels of circulation). As Vata Dosha, especially Vyana Vata moves in the circulatory channels, it is obstructed in its regular pathway and lodges in the Mutra Marga (Urinary system) thus vitiating Apana Vata also and producing Prameha. As Vyana Vata is obstructed, the nutrients are not properly transported to the Dhatus which affects Dhatu formation and nourishment.


Pathogenic Factors of Diabetes Mellitus based on Ayurveda Medicine


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Dosha involved

Tridosha, mainly Kapha

Dhatu vitiated

Meda, Mamsa, Kleda mainly

Rasa, Rakta, Majja, Shukra, Oja, Vasa, Lasika

Status of Agni

Agnimandhya (Low digestive & metabolic fire)

Srotas vitiated

Mutravaha Srotas (Urinary system) Medovaha (Channels carrying fat tissue)

Udakavaha (Water carrying channels) Mamsavaha (Channels carrying muscle tissue)

Type of vitiation of Srotas

Atipravritti (Excess flow)

Vimargagamana (Reverse flow)

Sanga (Obstruction in flow)

Site of origin

Amashaya (Stomach)

Site of manifestation

Mutra Marga (Urinary system)

Nature of the disease

Slow progressing


Premonitory Symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus based on Ayurveda Medicine


Vitiated Doshas and Dhatus produce the following premonitory symptoms, some of which may continue even after the disease fully manifests.


  • Jatilibhavam Keshasu: Tangling of hair
  • Kara Padayo Supta Daha: Burning sensation in palms and soles
  • Mukha Talu Kanta Sosham: Dryness in the mouth, palate and throat
  • Pipasa: Thirst
  • Alasya: Lethargy
  • Shwasa: Dyspnoea
  • Gatra Sada: Lassitude
  • Guruta: Heaviness of the body
  • Shithilatvam Ange: Looseness of the body parts
  • Shayyasana: Desire to sit always without doing any physical activity
  • Svapna Sukha: Desire to sleep more
  • Swedo Angagandha: Excess sweating with foul body odour
  • Suptata Angeshu: Numbness of body parts
  • Mutrebhidhavanti Pippilikascha: Insects get easily attracted towards urine of the person
  • Mehaganasya rupam: Abnormal colour shades observed in urine
  • Hrid Netra Jihwa Sravana Upadeha: Abnormal sticky sensation in the heart, tongue and ears.
  • Kesha Nakha Ativriddhi: Excess growth of hairs and nails
  • Shita Priyatvam: Desire for cold comforts
  • Malam Kaye: Increased dirtiness (stickiness) of the body
  • Madhurya Asya: Sweet taste in mouth


Symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus based on Ayurveda Medicine


The two main characteristic features of Prameha explained by different Acharyas are -


  • Prabhuta Mutrata: Frequent urination and expulsion of large volume of urine. Due to the liquefaction of the pathogenic factors, excess quantity of urine is passed.  
  • Avila Mutrata: Turbid urine occurs because the pathogenic factors vitiate the urine.


Frequent and excess urination occurs because of metabolic changes in the body whereas turbidity of urine occurs because of abnormalities in the urinary tract.


Acharya Kashayapa explains the symptoms of Prameha in children.


Akasmat Mutra Nirgamana: Involuntary / uncontrolled excretion of urine suddenly.

Makshika Akaranta: Urine is attracted by flies.

Shweta Mutrata: Whitish colour of urine

Ghana Mutrata: Turbid urine.


Classification of Diabetes Mellitus based on Ayurveda Medicine

  1. According to Causative Factor
    • Sahaja (Hereditary / Genetic defects)
    • Apathya Nimittaja (Due to unhealthy diet and activities).
  2. According to the Therapeutic Management
    • Apatarpanajanya (Weak & emaciated)
    • Santarpanajanya (Strong & obese)
  3. According to Doshic Predominance
    • Kaphaja (10 types)
    • Pittaja (6 types)
    • Vataja (4 types)


Symptoms of Sahaja Prameha


Krisha: Emaciated

Raukshya: Dryness of the body

Alpa Bhojana: Consumes less food

Bahu Pipasa: Increased thirst

Parisarana Shila: Restlessness


Symptoms of Apathya Nimittaja Prameha


Sthuli: Obese

Bahuashi: Consumes too much quantity of food

Snigdha: Unctuousness of the body

Shayyasana Svapna Shila: Enjoys sitting and sleeping always


Symptoms of Kaphaja Prameha


Factors that aggravate Kapha Dosha in the body are


  • Excess intake of freshly harvested grains, meat of sheep, pig and fish, preparations made of green gram and black gram fried in ghee, wheat preparations, green leafy vegetables, sweet dishes, sugarcane, milk products, unformed curds
  • Avoidance of physical exercise or exertion, desire to sit or sleep always increase, not maintaining personal hygiene


Because of the above factors, Kapha Dosha in the body, especially the Drava Guna (Liquidity nature) of Kapha increases. Also Agnimandhya (Decreased digestive capacity) and Ama (endotoxins) are formed because of indulgence in these causative factors. Because of Ama, Kleda (unwanted liquid waste product formed during normal digestive process) becomes vitiated too thus leading to Kaphaja Prameha.


Different types of Kaphaja Prameha and their characteristic feature are explained in the below table.


Type of Kaphaja Prameha

Nature of Kapha aggravation


Udaka Meha

Shita (Coldness)

Accha (Transparent)

Shweta (White)

Crystal clear, colourless, odourless urine which resembles water

Volume of voided urine is large


Ikshu Meha

Picchila (Slimy)

Shita (Cold)

Madura (Sweet)

Turbid, cold and sweet urine just like sugarcane juice

Volume of voided urine is comparatively less

Sandra Meha

Sandra (Dense)

Picchila (Slimy)

Urine is more viscous and turbid

Sandraprasada Meha

Sandra (Dense)

Picchila (Slimy)

On keeping still, lower part of the urine becomes turbid and precipitated whereas upper part remains clear, that is partly viscous and partly clear


Shukla Meha

Shweta (White)

Guru (Heavy)

Urine is white and turbid as if mixed with flour

Shukra Meha

Shweta (White)

Snigdha (Unctuous)

Urine appears like semen or sometimes small amount of seminal fluid may be actually mixed with voided urine

Sheeta Meha

Guru (Heavy)

Madhura (Sweet)

Shita (Cold)

Urine is cold and the coldness is experiences while passing urine. Also urine is sweet in taste.

Sikata Meha

Manda (Slow)

Sandra (Dense)

Urine is gravelly, that is several sand like particles are expelled along with the urine

Shanair Meha

Manda (Slow)

Slow and scanty flow of urine although bladder is full

Lala Meha

Picchila (Slimy)

Urine is sticky, fibrous and resembles saliva or phlegm.


Symptoms of Pittaja Prameha


Factors aggravating Pitta Dosha in the body are


  • Excess intake of hot, spicy, pungent, salty, alkaline and sour food, over eating, intake of incompatible food items
  • Excessive physical exertion, too much exposure to sun, excess steam bath, too much anger or irritability


Because of indulgence in above causative factors, Pitta Dosha aggravates in the body, in combination with Kapha Dosha and other vitiated Dhatus, it produces Pitta type of Prameha.


Type of Pittaja Prameha


Kshara Meha

The colour, taste, odour and nature of urine feels as if mixed with alkali

Kala Meha

Colour changes to black as if mixed with black tar

Neela Meha

Colour of urine changes to blue and resembles feathers of kingfisher bird. Voided urine is frothy. Process of urination is slow

Lohita Meha

Nature of urine is salty, hot, foul smelling like raw fish and reddish as though mixed with blood

Manjishta Meha

Urine is foul smelling, dark brownish red and resembles decoction of Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia) herb. Volume of urine is large.

Haridra Meha

Colour of urine resembles water mixed with turmeric powder. Taste of urine is astringent and pungent


Symptoms of Vataja Prameha


Factors aggravating Vata Dosha in the body are


  • Excess intake of sharp, spicy, astringent, bitter, cold and light to digest food items, prolonged fasting
  • Excess sexual indulgence, over exertion, faulty application of Panchakarma, suppression of natura urges, trauma, staying awake late at night, worries, grief


Indulgence in the above causative factors leads to increase of Vata Dosha which combines further with Kapha and Pitta Dosha and other vitiated Dhatus to produce Vata type of Prameha. Due to the dryness and roughness of Vata Dosha, Dhatukshaya (Diminution of tissue health) is observed.


Type of Vataja Prameha


Vasa Meha

Urine has appearance of muscle fat or mixed with muscle fat

Majja Meha

Urine has appearance of bone marrow or mixed with bone marrow

Hasti Meha

Volume of urine is large and flow is forceful resembling the urination of elephant.

Urge to urinate is uncontrolled and emptying of bladder is unsatisfactory.

Madhu Meha

The properties of Ojas and Vata are opposite. Ojas is unctuous, smooth, stable and soft whereas Vata is dry, rough, mobile and light. As Vata gets aggravated, the properties of Ojas get diminished. This vitiated Ojas gets expelled through the urine and hence urine resembles honey in appearance and taste, that is urine is turbid, extremely sweet and expelled in large quantity. It is said that over period of time, all types of Diabetes turn to Madhu Meha due to continuous indulgence in causative factors and not taking timely treatment. 


Ayurvedic Medicine for Diabetes Type 2


People suffering from Diabetes Type 2 are of two types – obese & strong / emaciated & weak. Obese & strong people should be treated with Shodhana Karma (Purificatory therapies) whereas emaciated & weak people should be treated with Brmhana Karma (Nourishing therapies). 



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For strong and obese persons:

  • Langhana (Fasting)
  • Vamana (Therapeutic emesis)
  • Virechana (Therapeutic purgation)


For weak and emaciated persons:

  • Santarpana (Nourishing)
  • Shamana (Pacification therapies)


Approach to Kaphaja Prameha - As Kapha Dosha has similar properties as that of Medas and are vitiated in the same place, similar line of treatment is effective in the management of vitiated Kapha Dosha and other vitiated elements in Prameha. Vamana and Langhana are beneficial.


Approach to Pittaja Prameha - As Pitta and Medas are opposite in nature, line of treatment for Pitta Dosha will be administration of unctuous, cold and sweet herbs whereas for the vitiated tissues will be pungent, hot and dry substances which are incompatible. Also since Pitta is located in the Amashaya which is closest to the location of Medas tissue, hence vitiation of Pitta or Medas will vitiate the other due to the anatomical position. Thus aim of treatment should be to balance Pitta and Medas using herbs and therapies which will be beneficial for restoring the balance of both Pitta and the other vitiated tissues. Virechana is beneficial.


Approach to Vataja Prameha - Vata and Medas are opposite in nature. Treatment to balance Vata Dosha involves the use of unctuous, heavy, nourishing herbs which in turn vitiate the Dhatus further. Hence line of treatment should be to balance both Vata and vitiated tissues by the use of hot potency, bitter herbs. Basti and Tailapana are beneficial.


  • If Vata is aggravated along with vitiated Kapha and Pitta, unctuous preparations are suggested.
  • For Kapha aggravation, medicated oils prepared with Kapha alleviating herbs is beneficial.
  • For Pitta vitiation, medicated ghee processed with Pitta alleviating herbs is useful.
  • For all types of Prameha – Decoction of Triphala, Darunisha, Vishala and Musta mixed with paste of Haridra and Honey.
  • Regular intake of Mung, Amalaki, dry corn-flour, roasted barley is beneficial in Prameha. 


The first step towards treatment should be to remove Ama, correct Agni, restore balance of Kapha and Pitta by purificatory procedures. Later Vata should be treated with nourishing therapies in order to bring balance of Vata and for proper formation and nourishment of the Dhatus. Vamana and Virechana remove excess Kapha and unctuousness from the body thereby removing obstruction in the Srotas. Vamana reduces Kapha and Medas. Virechana reduces Kapha and Pitta and restore the functioning of Digestive and metabolic fire. Basti clears obstruction of Vata, normalizes the function of Apana and Vyana, helps in proper formation of Dhatus and rejuvenates the body.


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Rukshana (Therapies that increase dryness in the body)


Rukshana therapy is the administration of herbs, diet and therapies in order to reduce excess unctuousness from the body. This is administered in conditions where there is excess Kapha Dosha, fat tissue, unctuousness / moisture in the body, low digestive fire and for persons who are accustomed to intake of fatty food and sedentary lifestyle.


External use – Udwartana, Kashayadhara

Oral use – Herbal decoctions, buttermilk processed with herbs


Deepana – Pachana (Appetizers and Digestives)


Ama should be digested and Agni functioning should be improved before administration of Snehapana because the fats administered during Snehapana will not undergo digestion properly if Agni is not in normal condition.


Snehapana (Internal oleation)


As a part of preparatory procedure for Vamana and Virechana, oral administration of medicated fats are administered. As the fats have subtle, mobile, unctuous, liquid, slimy, heavy, cold, stable and soft properties which are having opposite qualities of dryness, roughness, lightness, etc. hence bring the vitiated Doshas circulating in the extremities to the alimentary tract by causing excess increase of Doshas, their liquefaction, transformation and by controlling the Vata Dosha and cleaning the opening of the Srotas. Thus preparatory procedure are carried for 3, 5 or 7 days based on the body strength, Agni strength, age, intensity of vitiation of Doshas, etc. Signs of proper oleation include downward movement of flatus, enhanced digestion, unctuousness & softness of the body, unctuous and soft stools.


Abhyanga (Massage)


Oil massage with lukewarm medicated oils soften the toxins and localizes them.


Swedana (Fomentation)


Hot steam bath (Vashpa Swedana) or Kayaseka (Pouring of hot liquids on the body) liquifies the vitiated Doshas thereby helping them to be expelled out from the body easily through Vamana or Virechana. However too much steam is not recommended as it increases unctuousness and moisture in the body because of which their body might get shattered because of abundance of fat.


Vamana (Therapeutic emesis)


Therapeutic emesis using herbs such as Madanphala, Pippali, Nimba and infusion of liquorice is beneficial. As there is involvement of Kapha Dosha and Medas Dhatu primarily in the pathogenesis of Prameha, Vamana is useful as it brings balance of Kapha Dosha, Medas and Agni. Mainly, the subtle, hot and penetrating property of herbs used in Vamana karma liquifies excess Kapha and Medas and scraps out the toxins from the body.


Virechana (Therapeutic purgation)


Therapeutic purgation with herbs such as Aragvadha, Triphala, Haritakyadi churna, Trivrit Leha are beneficial. The hot potency of Virechana herbs increase the Agni thereby cause movement of Doshas into the alimentary tract from where they can be expelled out of the body. The penetrating property of Virechana herbs disintegrate the accumulation of Doshas. Because of subtle property and fast spreading nature of the Virechana herbs, the herbs spread quickly in the whole body before it gets digested. Also the Dhatus Dosha amalgamation is shattered causing expulsion of Doshas.


Samsarjana Krama (Post – Panchakarma procedures)


Samsarjana Krama are the diet and lifestyle precautions to be followed after Virechana. They help to protect and improve the functioning of Agni. As Agni becomes weak after Vamana or Virechana, because of the expulsion of the Doshas, specific diet and lifestyle is suggested for restoring the Agni strength. This is recommended for a period of 3, 5 or 7 days based on the outcome of Panchakarma and body strength.


Anuvasana Basti


As Anuvasana Basti has nourishing property, it is not recommended for patients suffering from Prameha. However when the Dosha & Dhatu balance is restored, it can be administered in order to keep Vata under control and to replenish the Dhatus.


Niruha Basti


As Niruha Basti is cleansing and produces dryness, it is beneficial in Prameha. Use of herbs having dryness, hot and penetrating properties is used in Niruha Basti. The scarifying property of these herbs helps to remove obstruction of Kapha, Medas and Kleda from the Srotas thereby regulating the normal functioning of Vata and Agni. Specially Lekhana / Karshana Basti is beneficial as the herbs used in this type of Basti have pungent, bitter and astringent tastes, light to digest, subtle and penetrating properties, hot potency. Pungent, bitter and astringent tastes decreases the unctuousness / moisture thereby corrects vitiation of Dhatus. Hot potency helps to reduce the Medas and Kapha. Also hot potency has Agni increasing and Ama removing property hence corrects the digestive and metabolic fire. Subtleness quality helps the herbs to reach the cells. Penetrating property helps to remove obstruction in the Srotas. Thus the function of Vata will be regulated, hence Vyana Vata will be able to transport the nutrients to all the Dhatus properly helping in proper formation and nourishment of the Dhatus.


Nasya Karma


As Nasya is indicated in diseases caused due to Kapha and Medas, specific type of Nasya namely Karshana Nasya using Triphaladi oil is beneficial to reduce symptoms such as excess sleep, lassitude, lethargy, etc.


Tailapana (Oral administration of oils)


There are four fats used for internal oleation, they are oil, ghee, muscle fat and bone marrow. As oils have fat reducing property, medicated oils such as oils of Tuvaraka and Bhallataka are beneficial in Prameha. Acharya Charaka says that sesame oil is the best among all the oils. Oil alleviates Vata but does not aggravate Kapha. When oil is processed with other herbs, it acquires the property of the herbs used for processing. It nourishes weak & emaciated persons and scraps out excess Kapha and fat from strong and obese persons. Due to its hot and penetrating property, it enters the minute channels (Sukshma Srotas) and scraps our excess Kapha and fat, hence the person loses weight. Whereas in weak and emaciated persons, the unctuous quality of oils imparts nourishment. 


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Formulations used for different therapies explained above


Deepana - Pachana

Chitrakadi vati

Trikatu churna

Panchakola churna

Rukshana (Udwartana)

Kolakulathadi churna, Triphala churna


Dhanvantara taila

Swedana (Kayaseka)

Triphala Kashaya, Takradhara


Panchatiktaka ghrita

Mahatiktaka ghrita

Triphala ghrita

Priyangvadi Siddha taila or ghrita

Trikantakadya taila

Nikumbadi taila

Simhamrita ghrita

Arjunadi taila

Dhanvantara taila or ghrita


Madanaphala yoga

Yashtimadhu phanta


Abhayadi modaka

Trivrit lehya

Anuvasana Basti

Dashmool taila

Niruha Basti

Madhutailika basti

Rajayapana Basti

Nyagrodhadigana Dravya Basti

Karshana Basti

Erandamooladi Niruha Basti

Samsarjana Krama

Mung soup

Watery portion of cooked rice


Type 2 Diabetes Ayurveda Treatment 


Below are the suggestions made in ayurveda texts for the type 2 diabetes Ayurveda Treatment:


Kaphaja Prameha

Pittaja Prameha

  1. Haritaki, Katphala, Musta and Lodhra
  2. Darvi, Vidanga, Khadira and Dhava
  3. Patha, Vidanga, Arjuna and Dhanvana
  4. Yavani, Ushira, Abhaya and Guduchi
  5. Haridra, Daruhardira, Tagar and Vidanga
  6. Surahva, Kushta, Aguru, Chandana
  7. Patha, Murva, Svadamshtra
  8. Kadamba, Shala, Arjuna, Deepyaka
  9. Chavya, Abhaya, Chitraka, Saptaparna
  10. Darvi, Agnimantha, Triphala, Patha
  1. Ushira, Lodhra, Arjuna, Chandana
  2. Ushira, Musta, Amalaka, Amrita
  3. Patola, Nimba, Amalaka and Amrita
  4. Nimba, Arjuna, Amrita, Nisha and Utpala
  5. Daruharidra, Utpala and Mustaka
  6. Musta, Abhaya, Padmaka, Kutaja
  7. Sirisha, Sarja, Arjuna, Nagakesar
  8. Ashvattha, Patha, Amlavetas
  9. Priyangu, Padma, Utpala, Kimshuka
  10. Lodhra, Ambu, Daruharidra, Dhataki


Herbal formulations  for Diabetes Mellitus based on Ayurveda Medicine


Single herbs

Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)

Kiratatikta (Swertia chirayta)

Meshashringi (Gymnema sylvestre)

Haridra (Curcuma longa)

Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)

Jambu (Syzygium cumini)

Udumbara (Ficus glomerata)

Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)

Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa)

Guggulu (Commiphora mukul)

Nimba (Azadirachta indica)

Ashwatha (Ficus religiosa)

Patha (Cissampelos pareira)

Vata (Ficus bengalensis)

Asana (Saraca indica)

Aragwadha (Cassia fistula)

Khadira (Acacia catechu)

Devadaru (Cedrus deodara)

Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia)

Durva (Cynodon dactylon)

Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris)

Swarasa (Juice)

Bilwapatra swarasa

Guduchi swarasa with honey

Amalaki swarasa with honey

Shatavari swarasa with milk

Ghrita (Medicated ghee)

Dhanvantari ghrita with hot milk /water

Shalmali ghrita with hot milk / water

Dadimadya ghrita with hot milk / water


Simhamrita ghrita

Churna (Powder)

Nyagrodhadi churna

Bhumiyamalaki churna

Eladi churna with rice water

Haritaki churna with honey

Guduchi sattva with honey

Kwath (Decoction)

Mustadi kwath

Vidangadi kwath

Phalatrikadi kwath with honey

Triphaladi kwath with honey

Sarjadi kwath with honey

Manjishtadi kwath with honey

Parijata decoction with honey

Agnimantha decoction

Nimba decoction

Haridra decoction

Palashapushpa decoction

Bala decoction with Lodhra churna

Asanadi Kashaya

Nishakhadiradi Kashaya

Kathakakhadiradi Kashaya

Asava – Arishta (Fermented liquids)




Vati (Tablets)

Chandrakala gutika

Chandraprabha vati

Gokshuradi guggulu

Chandraprabha vati


Shilajit vati


Home remedies for Diabetes Mellitus based on Ayurveda Medicine


  • Barley porridge without adding unctuous articles
  • Barley pancake with jaggery
  • Roasted cornflour or barley
  • Barley cooked in 4 parts water
  • Barley soaked in Triphala decoction and kept overnight mixed with honey.
  • Shali rice cooked with mung soup
  • Bitter and astringent vegetables cooked in mustard oil
  • Soup of horse gram, mung and pigeon pea.
  • Water boiled with heart wood of Khadira or Kusha
  • Water mixed with honey


Diet for Diabetes Mellitus based on Ayurveda Medicine


Wholesome Diet

Unwholesome Diet

Bitter and Astringent tastes

Light to digest food

Old rice, Wheat

Parched barley, corn flour

Green gram, Horse gram, Chickpea, Pigeon pea

Roasted meat

Green leafy vegetables



Wood apple, ripe Banana, Jujube fruit, Dates, Fig, Palm fruit

Black Pepper, Turmeric, Garlic, Fenugreek

Bitter gourd, Snake gourd, Drumstick

Mustard oil, Ghee

Heavy to digest, fatty food

Sweet tastes

Incompatible food items

Large amount of cereals

Freshly harvested grains

Unctuous food items

Sugarcane juice

Meat of aquatic animals




Tuberous vegetables



Lifestyle recommendation for Diabetes Mellitus based on Ayurveda Medicine


Wholesome Lifestyle

Unwholesome Lifestyle

Physical exercise, sports, wrestling, etc.

Walking 100 Yojana (Approx 8 km)

Daytime sleep

Sedentary lifestyle


Suppression of natural urges


Yoga for Diabetes Mellitus based on Ayurveda Medicine


Vrikshasana (Tree pose), Dhanurasana (Bow pose), Ardhamatsyendrasana (Half fish pose), Halasana (Plow pose), Kapalabati (Breath of fire) stimulate the pancreas, improve circulation and help in management of Prameha.


Nidana Parivarjana, that is the avoidance of causative factors is the main Ayurveda principle for the treatment of all diseases, especially in lifestyle disorders such as diabetes. Follow Swasthavritta for prevention and management of Madhumeha. Proper diet, habits, exercise, Yoga, non-suppression of natural urges, following daily and seasonal regimen.


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 Qualfied 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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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


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  • I have been suffering from IBS for quite a few years. My last resort was to see the doctor in Pure Herbal Ayurveda Clinic. Dr. Saini has helped me get my gut back to a itself. I am able to eat Gluten now and my gut issues have reduced quite a lot. I have more energy now.

    Karthik Rajappan

  • 3+ years ago just before covid hit, I had sudden intolerance to a string of food predominantly gluten, cow's milk, egg and night shade vegetables. Energy was low and brain was foggy. I consulted and tried other treatments but minimal improvement. I was recommended to Drs Saini and Pooja by a friend who came out of her issues after ayurvedic treatments. Without hesitation, i consulted and started my ayurvedic journey 2+ years ago. It was the best decision I made. During those time, I had 2 sessions of panchakarma treatments. 2+ years later, I can now confidently say that I am able to incorporate gluten and cows milk products into my diet without any issue. My energy is back to normal and the other bonus for me is that unnecessary food cravings have diminished. I am very grateful and appreciated Drs Saini & Pooja's dedication and patient throughout my ayurvedic journey...

    Jessy T

  • I am with Dr Saini from last 4+ years. I reached to him after my cancer surgery four years ago...then I was in distress and looking for right guidance and support. With Dr Sahni help, I was treated for chronic constipation, lack of sleep and energy and emotional eating recovery...which helped me achieve better health. Many thanks to him for the same and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for similar support.

    Vaibhav Singh

  • I had an absolute life changing experience with Taking an Ayurvedic approach for coming out of my son’s eczema. We were struggling with eczema and other skin concerns for my 4 year old almost since his birth. Had tried all sorts of creams available in the market but every time the flareups were coming back . It is only until Someone recommended us Dr. Gurnam Saini and we were put on Ayurvedic healing path. In 4-5 months his eczema started going away; some stubborn eczema spots disappeared with no flareups, itchiness . I will highly recommend Ayurvedic holistic healing over western medicines.

    archita gaindhar

  • I have been struggling with IBS-C related gut issues for over 10 years, have been eating low fodmap for many years with no resolutions to my gut function. Recently I’ve been seeing Gurnam Saini (Ayurvedic Doctor) and in only one month of treatment with natural therapies I’ve seen outstanding results. Previously I was unable to digest foods properly/unable to have regular or efficient bowel movements (feeling very unwell due to this), back pain related to abdominal pain, having trouble sleeping and low energy. I’m currently one month into treatment and I never thought I’d be able to restore regular gut function, but I’m properly digesting foods, my sleep is phenomenal and I have a surge in energy, most importantly my mind feels clear and focused with no brain fog and I feel like myself again after years living with the stress of IBS. I’m going to start re-introducing foods in 6 months and have great faith in the knowledge and professionalism shown by Gurnam Saini and the team at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.

    Tara Johnson

  • Dearest Dr Gurnam, thank you many times over for your treatment I feel very balanced and cured. You have been kind, compassionate and very knowledgeable in what you do. I highly recommend Dr Gurnam and his work in Ayurveda.

    F.A.J Bakari

  • I have been under Dr Sainis treatment for backpain over 2 months.He is an empathetic sensitive and responsible Dr who gave careful directives and absolutely effective treatment to me as a patient.I could speak to him my issues confidently enough and he takes it for face value.I am completely fine now.I thought of my fears of my future and my job which was my sole income.I would love to say that I praise God and highly recommend Dr Saini as an effective practitioner for me and in Ayurveda.Thank you Dr Saini for everything that you have done to help me.

    Manju Jose

  • Dr Saini has been so supportive in working with me to refine my mind, body and spirit to once again be able to consume gluten. Once I was diagnosed as gluten-intolerant, I thought I would never eat gluten again. But by embracing the ways of Ayurveda, I am now eating gluten on a daily basis that is pain free and discomfort free. Joseph Ferguson

    Joseph Ferguson

  • I would highly recommend Dr Saini for the treatment of Arthritis.I had pain,stiffness and numbness in my fingers and joints.Its been a year now and I have noticed 80% improvement in my condition.Thank you Dr Saini.

    Uma Kaur

  • I have had a fantastic experience with Dr Saini at Pure Herbal clinic. The herbs I have taken as well as some dietary/lifestyle changes have brought me back into balance - my sleep has improved, my mental state has also improved I have more energy and am managing stress better. I would recommend going here for sure. Thanks Dr Saini! Kat

    S G

  • Treatment with very effective & refreshing natural therapies.

    JTO Nand Gram

  • I highly recommend Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic. I saw Dr Gurnam for 6 months because of increased long term insomnia. The holistic approach offered definately was a huge help. I am able to sleep so much better and my general mental health has dramatically improved. Please consider the ancient practice of Ayurvedic Medicine for any aspect of your health. Dr Gurnam really cares and wants to work with you to give you the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes.

    Ochre Shaw