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Turn to Ayurveda to Fight Diabetes

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jul 06, 2011
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  • According to ayurveda diabetes is a metabolic disorder.
  • Ayurvedic medicine involves a multiprong approach.
  • The treatment comprises lifestyle changes, panchakarma and herbs.
  • Lifestyle modifications are key to the approach.

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Ayurveda, considers diabetes as a metabolic kapha type of disorder, in which decline in activity of agni can cause increase in blood sugar. According to Ayurveda, there are 24 forms of diabetes - 4 are caused by Vata dosha, 6 are caused by Pitta dosha, and 10 are attributable to Kapha dosha. In Ayurveda, diabetes is treated by using a multiprong approach using diet modification, lifestyle changes, Panchakarma and herbs.

 

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Ayurvedic Treatment for Diabetes

Diet modification: The first step for the ayurvedic treatment of diabetes it is necessary to modify diet, which includes reduced intake of sugar and simple carbohydrates, and emphasizes on complex carbohydrates. Protein intake should be decreased as higher intake can damage the kidneys. Fat intake should be also limited as digestion of fat becomes difficult in these patients due to deficiency of other pancreatic enzymes. Eat plenty of fresh vegetables, orange, lemons, bitter fruits and herbs.

Panchakarma: Many diabetics have antibodies against their own pancreatic tissue (autoantibodies), hence the cleansing program Panchakarma is used to clear the auto antibodies. This includes herbal massages, herbal steam sauna, and fasting to cleanse the body. Following these a herbal purge for the liver, pancreas, and spleen is given. Lastly colon therapy is given to cleanse the digestive tract and then to reorganise the system.

Exercise and yoga: Physical exercise, breathing exercises and yoga are used for ayurvedic treatment for diabetes.

Herbs: Several herbal remedies for treatment of diabetes are used by ayurveda practitioners. Shilajit, gudmar turmeric, neem, amalaki, guggul, and arjuna are the most important herbal remedies for treatment of diabetes. Turmeric along with aloe-vera gel is effective in the early stages of diabetes for regulating function of pancreas and liver.

 

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Some of the commonly used Ayurvedic herbal remedies for diabetes mellitus are

  • Bitter gourd or bitter lemon juice
  • Turmeric
  • Rose apple stones
  • Fenugreek, musta, Arjuna, triphala, ajwain and haritaki
  • Amlaki powder, haldi powder with honey


These remedies lower the blood sugar and mostly decrease the need for insulin and other allopathic medicines to control blood sugar.

 

Caution with Ayurveda

Ayurvedic medicines are effective for treating diabetes but relying on this type of treatment alone can have adverse health consequences. Consult your allopathic physician before you stop the allopathic drugs for diabetes treatment. Some of the ayurvedic medicines can interact with medicines, foods, or dietary supplements. Inform your allopathic physician if you are using ayurvedic remedies.

 

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  • vaishali belhekar26 Mar 2014
    Very. Informative article
  • Sandeep Singh30 Jun 2013
    A insulin plant leaf in a day keeps diabetes away. Its magical control on diabetes THE INSULIN PLANT LEAVES.
  • Manish12 May 2013
    Very good information on herbal therapy for diabetes. Indian Kino also known as Vijaysar is well appreciated herb for diabetes management. It is used since ancient times for treatment of diabetes. Modern experiments has also confirmed the effectiveness of vijaysar on diabetes. Aqueous infusion of heartwood of vijaysar herb is known to significantly reduce blood sugar levels.
  • neera_batla13 Mar 2013
    my daughter's age is 17 years and she is suffering from type 1 diabetes since the last 5 yrs but her sugar level is not coming under control. it is between the range of 200 to 400.sometimes she takes 45 units of insulin Is there any cure for her in ayurveda? kindly do replythanks
  • anup shete13 Mar 2013
    recently I have find diabities, my fasting 197, postmeal 257 so please give me better solution for this diseases
  • shishir kumar shashi07 Jan 2013
    age-34Y/MALE MUJHE DIBETIS 2 YEAR SE HAI MAI ELOPETHIK MEDICIN KHA RAHA HU MUJHE THYROID AUR COLESTROL BHI HAI YAH DONO KARIB 5YEAR SE HAI MEDICIN LE RAHA HU MERE FAMILY ME KABHI BHI KISI KO KOI BIMARI NAHI HUA MAI IS SAB KA YAYURVED TReaTMENT CHAHTA HUN
  • Dr. Rahul ( Orthopadic)03 Nov 2012
    Mrs Reshma : pls put my comment on this web site: http://www.onlymyhealth.com/ayurvedic-treatment-diabetes-1298540371. Hi ,I myself is an doctor from Pune. I want to post this comment on this website, Because my son faced lot of complications after starting elephant apple CAPSULES.I Insulin was increased to 55unit. As we are Brahmins so we believe more in HERBS. It was Mr SB SIDH who saved my son &got sugar level to normal & made him stand without insulin. E.apple doesn't suit everybody.
  • Sandeep Singh01 Nov 2012
    We are into manufacturing/Exporting and marketing of food supplements. Presently we are manufacturing an anti diabetic food supplement for diabetic patients. The product is by the name of SHUGAR APPLE. The main ingredient used in this product is ELEPHANT APPLE. (You can search on google for ant diabetic properties of elephant apple)and also in our Hindu religion when lord Ganesha suffered from diabetes then he also used this fruit to control his diabetes.
  • MANAV BIST28 Oct 2012
    Hi, I AM MANAV BIST. I WANT A AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR MY DAD AS HE IS SUFFERING FROM DIABETES AS HIS DIABETES IS CONTROLLED BUT SOMETIMES IT RAISES HIGH AND SOMETIMES IT IS NORMAL OR IT COMES LOW..HE ALSO GO FOR A WALK BUT THEN ALSO THE DIABETES IS NOT ACCURATE AS HE IS NOT TAKING NOTHING WHICH IS MADE FROM SUGAR...
  • vijay saini27 Oct 2012
    I am vijay from panipat. My age is 33 year. My sugar is first time checked 330. But i checked my sugar last 15 days ago the reading is 180. Pls give me ayrvaidik formula who ends the sugar.
  • chitra19 Sep 2012
    i am 36 yrs diabetic pt please give me sb sidh's adresss
  • PRATEEK14 Sep 2012
    The information given in this article is undoubtedly very helpful to me, but i'd really appreciate if you'll tell me the time Ayurveda takes to completely cure diabetes.
  • Sandeep Singh12 Sep 2012
    We are into manufacturing/Exporting and marketing of food supplements. Presently we are manufacturing an anti diabetic food supplement for diabetic patients. The product is by the name of SHUGAR APPLE. The main ingredient used in this product is ELEPHANT APPLE. According to a latest research in ayurvedic college this fruit (elephant apple) has some anti diabetic properties which can control diabetes with in 21 days (You can search on goole for antidiabetic properties of elephant apple)
  • Latif 03 Aug 2012
    consult sb sidh for herbal medicine. he is good. no doubt. people from different countries have started approaching him.I have seen with my own eyes. many people insulin is reduced. but SB is not an doctor but quite an expert in herbal medicine.I am having Sb sidh medicine, which consist of leaf powder only.it has worked on me.
  • prity saikia02 Aug 2012
    Sir, we are from assam, our company produced elephant apple powder for diabetic patient . Actually this is assamese (People lives in assam, one of the state of india) traditional food items used from our forefathers. Powder is produced by only traditional method as it is used for medicinal purpose. The tree is grows only in south east asia basically in north east of india . Practically we see that it can cure diabetis with no side effect.For details you can search in google typing " elephant app
  • sreekanth06 Jul 2012
    pls suggest good diabetic books for knowldge and treatmetn purpose. thankq
  • Neelu Tanwar05 Jul 2012
    sir i am having diabities level 200-300......plsss suggest me some treatment....
  • PRASNIL29 Jun 2012
    30 minutes speed walk or jogging in the morning and evening. After breakfast, lunch and dinner 20 minutes light walk. Either bitter gourd juice or amla juice or lemon juice without incrediants shall be taken after food. But sugar intake, junk foods shall be avoided completely. If the level is 200 or above take medicine as advised by physician.
  • Mr Chaterji29 May 2012
    I have started with SB GROUP medication. I would request you all to consult with Mr.SB . All problems will get solved. they provide with pure tree leaf powder.
  • shivali19 May 2012
    my mom is having 650 dibtes what can i do what treatment should i give her she is growing week day by day plzzzz help ????????????????????????
  • bhavin14 May 2012
    myself bhavin gadhia age32 type 1 sugar patient sufferingfrom two 2 yrs can you help me to relext from the insulin. my hba1c is 150 and using insulin pump
  • Gopalkrishna04 May 2012
    my son diabetes, his age is 9, rbs 336 it is type one diabetes, please there is any aurvedic treatment.
  • shailesh04 May 2012
    sugar level was measured 245 without fasting pls advice my medical history is i m eating pills for diabetes,blood pressure, and piles.
  • Dr .Jayant.01 May 2012
    I myself is an Doctor, but recently I started SB Sidh herbal medicine for my son.it is completely truth, I myself never gave more than 30 min to 1 patient, But Mr SB gives more than 10 hrs to study 1 diabetic case.May be this is bcos as he is not an doctor.But his herbal powder has helped my son to gain weight and he has also stopped 1mg amaryl Tablet. How SB manage to do this I don't know. I got his medicine checked in lab. it doesn't contain any steroid or tablet powder.
  • Mahalingesh CS16 Apr 2012
    My wife and my self are sugar patients. presently sugar level we are having 120 fasting and 170 and 180 after food.pl suggest us the ayurvedic medicine to control our sugar level.
  • shwetha12 Apr 2012
    ayurvedic medicine for diabetes along with allopathic medicines please
  • dr.latha02 Apr 2012
    take fresh juice of 5-6 amla daily in empty stomach.1 hour speed walking.+ yoga 30 minuts will reduce blood sugar. try to be strictly vegetarian.avoid milk,butter milk,tea,coffee etc.
  • thanu02 Apr 2012
    Please take Amla juice daily. it will control sugar level.
  • soma reddy25 Mar 2012
    i am diabitic for thr past 10 years. i am taking insulin 40units daily, i am 83 kgs weight, i am type 2 diabitic as per doctor's diagnosis. assist me how to reduce or control my in take of insulin and wish to reduce it gradually.....what are the remedies in aurveda. i am taking every fengreek and triphala churna daily night time.
  • shiva22 Mar 2012
    I am 35years male1My fasting sugar is 137 and post Lunch is 249. Please suggest suitable medication!
  • Jeetendra Natoo15 Mar 2012
    I am 43 years male1 My fasting sugar is 124 and post Lunch is 142. Please suggest suitable medication!
  • nidhi dubey15 Mar 2012
    i am 34year female my fasting blood suger level 175 pp 275 what i do
  • rahu;13 Mar 2012
    hey Guys try Dibomin..is herbal medicine .....is effective medicine i found. my sugar is in control because of this. Rahul
  • TV12 Mar 2012
    My Hba1c test results were 8.1. Fasting BS was 135. Can I control this and bring it back to normal without medication. I am a 35yr old male. Please advise..
  • chiku11 Mar 2012
    my fasting blood sugar is 110 and random is 151 so what i can do .i am 31 years male. please give me suggestion.
  • Sreekanth.A.R.23 Feb 2012
    i am suffering from diabetes from last 6 years .but i take amaryl 1 mg twice daily ,i weekly spend 2.5 hrs. on exercise and stay on wheat ,as alight food habit .anything else should i practice .plz advice .i am fine and doing well ,but recently lost my father with aheart attack (had diabetes).so i am afraid that my family may suffer ,plz request you to advice at the earliest
  • Narasimha22 Feb 2012
    I am 52 years old and have been suffering from diabetes since last 10 years. Recently my son had came across an page in Facebook of a Herbal Diabetes Medicine and we had contacted and tried it. My Sugar level has dropped to 120 mg/dl from 570 mg/dl. I would recommend anyone to try it too if they wish to. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003491263718
  • sandeep verma15 Feb 2012
    my son who is 9 yrs old diagnosed type 1 diabetes. i m really very confused now n the trauma of taking insulin everyday is making me sick...... i want the best treatment in ayurved or homeopathy... please advice me
  • Rajeev kumar ranjan08 Feb 2012
    my father have diabetes.what i do.
  • S.N.KHAWARE31 Jan 2012
    since last four months i have diabetes , after using alopath medicine bs level fasting was 103 & pp 145(last week). should i have to continue alopathy treatment or to take others. please suggest.
  • Nigar Jafri28 Jan 2012
    I am having sugar level 450 and more .want to have aurvedic treatment.pl suggest.
  • Priyanka27 Jan 2012
    HI, I am of 20 years old. I have been diagnosed Diabities of type 1& adivised to take insulin arounod 42 units a day. Is there any treatment in Natural/Auyurveda so that I may get releif of external insulin? Is there any option to produce insulin naturally? Please advise. Thanks,
  • Bijoy Kumar Mohanty13 Jan 2012
    i m suffering from high diabetes & i m taking Azulix tablet but my tablet is not come downfrom 250.Is there is any aurvedic treatment or medicines from which i can reduce my biabetes.
  • SHAJI.S22 Dec 2011
    I WOULD LIKE TO UNDERGO FOR DIABETIC TREATMENT IN AYURVEDA. CAN YOU SUGGEST A 14 DAYS PACKAGE, DAY BY DAY WHAT TO DO? MY FASTING BLOOD SUGAR IS AROUND 160 AND AFTER LUNCH 230.
  • Subroto Chakravarty14 Dec 2011
    I have type 1 diabetes and using human actrapid insulin everyday , for past 3 months iam having a swollen left foot, i consulted my phisician and taken medicine but the swelling and pain is not reducing what shall i do?
  • Mr C.B.Tiwari05 Dec 2011
    dear aurved, pls suggest the remedy as my sugar level is 240 and BP 90/130.
  • shweta sharma 03 Dec 2011
    my sugar is 400 and above pls suggest something
  • mahaveer singh30 Nov 2011
    My blood suger fasting160 and pp is 212 please suggest.
  • mahaveer singh30 Nov 2011
    My blood suger fasting160 and pp is 212 please suggest.
  • mumtaz23 Nov 2011
    my blood sugar lavel fasting 240 and pp is 320 please suggest
  • s n dey05 Nov 2011
    I have take regularly Ayurveda medicine 2+2 daily. my fasting bs 100 and after launch bs around 150 and after dinner bs arround 200. Is it right or not please suggest me.
  • rajendra04 Oct 2011
    i m suffering from high diabetes & i m taking insulin but my insulin is not come downfrom 250.Is there is any aurvedic treatment or medicines from which i can reduce my biabetes.