HERBAL REMEDIES FOR DIABETES
About Diabetes Mellitus (Madhumeha)
Diabetes is a major health concern that is progressing at a rapid rate, affecting numerous people across the world. It is a major metabolic disorder that affects the glucose metabolism in the body, eventually affecting all the body organs in an adverse manner.
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that is slowly becoming a major health concern in all developed and developing nations. The disease is of two types Diabetes - type -1 that has a juvenile onset and Type – 2 that has its onset at maturity and affects adults only. Though it usually occurs in the later decades of life but, nowadays Diabetes can be seen in people as young as 25 – 30 yrs. of age.
Type-2 diabetes progresses slowly in an individual and is mostly found in adults for which reason, it is also called as maturity onset diabetes.
Cause of High Blood Sugar Levels in Diabetes
Pancreas are made up of three types of cells known as the alpha cells, the beta cells and the delta cells. Our pancreas produce insulin hormone from its beta cells. The insulin hormone has the responsibility to make the glucose (produced as a result of digestion of our food) available to each and every cell of the body. This glucose is required by each and every body cell for obtaining energy to sustain itself.
Due to many factors like inheritance, diet, weight etc. insulin is either insufficiently produced by the pancreas or it is not able to perform its function properly and the cells are not able to utilize the glucose present in blood.
As a result, these cells start degrading slowly and damaging effects of a sustained high blood sugar level can be seen on the whole body. This stage is known as insulin resistance. The pancreas try to compensate for insulin function by making it in larger amounts but eventually a stage is reached when this whole process fails and artificial supplementation of insulin becomes a necessity.
Diabetes or Madhumeha According to Ayurveda
Ayurveda is one of the most popular systems of medicines today. Though originally, Ayurveda has its roots in India but its principles are now being practiced all over the world as it deals with natural maintenance of the human body.
Prameha is a group of metabolic disorders explained in Ayurveda. It literally means a tendency to pass urine in excess of the normal amounts and frequency. The urine passed is usually turbid and may have a foul smell.
Types of Prameha:-
- Congenital/ Heriditary prameha - It is when the condition runs in families, generation after generation.
- Kaphaja Prameha - due to vitiation of the phlegm body humor
- Pittaja Prameha - due to the vitiation of the fire body humor
- Vataja Prameha - due to the vitiation of the air body energy/ humor.
About Madhumeha (Diabetes Mellitus)
Madhumeha literally means, passage of sweet or honey like urine. It is a type of vataja prameha. It is said that all types of prameha (20 in total) eventually convert into madhumeha, if not treated in time.
Pathogenesis of Madhumeha
"DOSHA DHATU MAL MOOLAM HI SHARIRAM"
According to Ayurveda, any pathology in the human body occurs due to the vitiation of either the body energies/ doshas namely vata, pitta and kapha or dhatus (body tissues) - lymph, blood, muscles, adipose tissues, bones, bone marrow and hormones or the malas – sweat, urine and feces.
Due to Faulty dietary and lifestyle habits, the phlegm body energy gets adversely affected which vitiates the digestive fire.
As a result, the food we eat is not digested properly and large number of toxins are formed inside the body. These toxins then interact with the channels of circulation in the body and vata body energy is also vitiated.
As a result, the body's natural ability to keep itself healthy and disease free is reduced (OJA KSHAYA). All this results in madhumeha or as we better know it, Diabetes mellitus.
Causes of Diabetes Mellitus (Madhumeha)
- Hereditary factors
- Family history of Diabetes
- Dietary factors like - High calorie diet and over eating.
- Lifestyle problems - Stress, sedentary life style, lethargic living etc.
Symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus (Madhumeha)
- Sweet taste in the mouth
- Tingling in the hands and feet
- Excessive thirst
- Excessive urination
- Numbness in any part of the body
- General weakness
- Feeling of heaviness in the body
Faqs About Diabetes Mellitus
What are the risk factors for developing Diabets mellitus?
Common risk factors that make one susceptible to the development of Diabetes mellitus are:-
- Family history of the disease
- Certain races are prone to type – 2 Diabetes mellitus, these include, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and Asian Americans etc.
- The risk of developing Diabetes mellitus increases with age.
- Pregnancy – gestational Diabetes
- Certain diseases like High blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, Poly cystic ovarian disease increase the chances of developing Diabetes mellitus.
Herbal Remedies for Diabetes Mellitus(Madhumeha)
Planet Ayurveda offers best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Diabetes Care Pack for natural treatment of diabetes. We provides only 100% pure and natural products which are safe to use. All the products are free from chemicals and side effects.
- Fenugreek Capsules: 2 Capsules, twice daily after meals.
- Karela Capsules: 2 Capsules, twice daily after meals.
- Diabeta Plus Capsules: 2 Capsules twice daily after meals.
- Madhumehantak Churna: 1 - 2 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water, after meals.
1. Fenugreek Capsules
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is an aromatic herb in the family Fabaceae and is cultivated in India, Africa, Egypt, Morocco and England as a semi arid crop. It is used to treat a variety of health problems. The parts mainly used are the brownish seeds and sometimes fresh leaves are also used by Indians as a spice.
2. Bittermelon Capsules
Bittermelon is also known as Karela in Indian literature. Karela is quiet popular diabetes supplement in Asia for its role in diabetes. Bittermelon capsules are not only helpful in controlling sugar levels but also supplement essential chromium and other microminerals needed to restore the imbalance.
3. Dia-Beta Plus
It is a very unique and effective herbal product for diabetes.It contains the best herbs for diabetes which improve the functional capacity of pancreas as well as controlling blood sugar levels naturally. This product has its roots in Ayurveda-ancient herbal healthcare.
4. Madhumehantak Churna
It is a potent combination of rejuvenating herbs for diabetes used in Ayurveda since 5000 B.C. and its complications. These herbs act together in a synergistic manner and are effective in lowering the blood sugar levels naturally, without any side effects.
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