Ayurvedic treatment for diabetes, includes Panchakarma, dietary regimens, and Ayurvedic drugs, a convenient way to control the disease symptoms. Diabetes mellitus was known to ancient Indian physicians, and Ayurvedic scriptures contain a detailed account of its clinical symptoms and therapy.
Every Ayurvedic specialist believes that it should be discovered and treated at the appropriate time to keep the body from developing long-term health issues. Sedentary lifestyle and incorrect food intake are two of the most important variables that contribute to diabetes.Type 1 diabetes is assumed to be multifactorial, with autoimmune reactions being the most common caused by the loss of ‘Beta’ cells, culminating in a complete lack of insulin.
• Diabetes mellitus type 2 Insulin resistance and insulin secretion problems also known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes, is the most prevalent type of diabetes and is marked by high blood sugar levels. Type 2 Diabetes is caused by the body’s reduced insulin sensitivity. Insulin resistance occurs when the body’s response to insulin slows down, resulting in high blood glucose levels.
In Ayurvedic treatment for diabetes some dietary and lifestyle recommendations in Ayurveda classifies type 2 diabetes as ‘Kaphaja Prameha.’and physical factors that contribute to Prameha are ‘Mithyaahara-vihara’ (distorted diet and lifestyle habits) which include:
• Cold and canned foods
• Foods with a higher acidity (‘Amla’) Rasa food.
• Smoking and overeating habits
• Sugary fried foods; sweets that enhance kapha dosha (Medo dhatu, Mutra)
Diabetes is caused by physical factors such as:
• Consumption of high-sugar foods as a habit
• Excessive sleeping habits, especially throughout the day
• Excessive sexual and other sedentary behaviour that aggravates Kapha dosha and leads to diabetes
Prameha is a metabolic illness caused by a vitiated Kapha dosha, which causes Agni (digestive fire) to work poorly, resulting in a tendency toward high blood sugar levels. It is a group of complex clinical illnesses characterized by recurrent inappropriate micturition and are linked to obesity and metabolic syndrome in a variety of ways. Sthula pramehi (obese Diabetic) and Krisha pramehi (hypertensive Diabetic) are two forms of Diabetic mentioned in Ayurveda texts (lean diabetic)
Type II Diabetes Mellitus is similar to Sthula pramehi (Obese Diabetic) which is also known as acquired type of diabetes resulting due to faulty lifestyle. Some of the lifestyle disorders are reversible and if identified early, can be treated well.
Ayurvedic treatment for diabetes has given prime importance to Panchakarma, the most effective treatment for Dosha removal, and Ayurvedic medications combined with lifestyle changes produce a favorable clinical outcome because good diet and management in daily routines remove the contributing elements of diabetes mellitus and aid in preventing disease progression.
Medicines used in Ayurvedic treatment for diabetes disease can have both pancreatic and extrapancreatic effects e.g Coccinia indica (kundru), holy basil, fenugreek, Gymnema Sylvestre (Gudmar), Cinnamomum tamala (Tejpatra), Eugenia jambolana (Jamun), and Momordica charantia are some of the plants that have been shown to help reduce glucose levels depending on their preparation, can aid in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Many additional drugs are prescribed for the patient based on his or her dosha, ailment, and prakruti. To assist you lower your cholesterol, your Ayurvedic doctor will discuss lifestyle changes and medication. The longer you have uncontrolled diabetes, the worse your health will be.