Ayurveda and Diabetes

Ayurveda for diabetes

Ayurveda and Diabetes


Around 20 crores of people in the world are diabetic, rising by 70 lakhs yearly. This menace can be tackled through early diagnosis and timely medication as well as awareness of the disease. Diabetes is recognized as one of the eight dangerous diseases. Diabetes can be related to phlegm, gall, and gestational diabetes. Phlegm and Gall can be cured with proper treatment whereas gestational diabetes also known as madhumeha lasts for a lifetime. It can only be controlled not cured through regular exercise and diet.

There are 2 types of diabetes, Type-1 caused by genetic disorders and type-2 which occur due to aging and irregular lifestyles. Bad food habits can also cause diabetes. 90 percent diabetes patients in the world are type-2. Imbalanced functioning of different types of agnis (Jataragni, Dathwagni, Bhoothagni) is the fundamental cause of diabetes. Excessive intake of food with high-fat content, milk, milk products, consumption of alcohol, over zeal towards salt, sugar, and sourness, irregular food habits, high tension, irregular defecation etc. are the reasons or trigger factors of diabetes. Another reason of diabetes is that body doesn’t produce insulin as the beta cells in pancreas perishes. The energy produced by glands when rejected by the body induces the feeling of hunger and fatigue. Shivering, dryness in the throat, over perspiration and feeling of sweetness in the mouth and overweight are the symptoms of Diabetes.

Dieting is the first step in curing diabetes.If not diagnosed and treated in the early stage, diabetes would affect many vital parts of the body, mainly the eyes, kidneys, heart, nerves, skin, and joints. Prolonged illness would inflict damage on the small blood vessels of the eyes and fat would concentrate in the microcells of the body that would eventually lead to blindness.This condition is known as diabetic retinopathy.Blurred vision, blindness, pain over the eyes and double vision are the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy. Dropping of Ilaneer Kuzhambu regularly in the eyes and doing oil massage under the feet before taking bath are good. longstanding diabetes that would lead to kidney failure and other disorders of kidney functioning. There is an increase in blood pressure (hypertension) and fluid retention in the body plus a reduced plasma oncotic pressure causes edema. This may be due to the excretion of high amounts of protein in the urine or due to renal failure. Cracks under the feet, unhealed wounds, and disorder in the digesting system are the after effects of diabetes. Chances are there for heart-related diseases as well. Besides, hypertension and sleeplessness are also byproducts of this disease.

Turmeric and gooseberry are very effective in the treatment of diabetes, according to ayurvedic books such as Ashtangahridayam, Bhavaprakasham, and Rajanigandha. They not only help reduce the amount of sugar in the blood but also prevent cells from decaying. It is also found that bitter guard juice and fenugreek could reduce the amount of glucose in the blood. Consuming bitter guard juice and gruel mixed with fenugreek powder is also found effective. Chewing curry leaves and drinking its juice is also effective. Ultimately Ayurveda is one of the best alternative treatments having the full potential to cure even the diseases beyond cure. But still what we required is a professional Ayurvedic advice from a skilled and experienced physician from a best ayurvedic hospital.

The ayurvedic form of treatment is a very old and traditional way of treatment which had been originated from India. Ayurvedic hospitals and treatments are most famous in the southern parts of India, especially Kerala ayurvedic treatment is most popular in world where herbal method is used for treating diseases. Sreerudra Ayurveda Multi Speciality Hospital Alappuzha Kerala, one of the best ayurvedic hospital in Kerala which has helped to cure numerous people from the diseases that have not been healed elsewhere. With great experience and knowledge in the field of Ayurveda, we provide traditional ayurvedic treatments to almost all health problems with a great level of success.