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Diabetes mellitus (Madhumeha)

In Ayurveda diabetes categorized with Prameha. Diabetes mellitus is known as Madhumeha. This is one of the four vataja pramehas...

Author: Dr. Sunil Ahlawat > BAMS (M.D. University), Practicing in Ayurveda since 2001

Last Updated On: Tuesday, January 17, 2012


In our body pancreas gland beta cells are responsible for the secretion of the hormone insulin, which is extremely essential for utilization of the carbohydrates in body. If insulin is absent carbohydrates accumulate in the bloodstream in the form of glucose which collects in urine.

Ayurveda is the oldest therapy which describes remedies for diabetes. In Ayurveda diabetes categorized with Prameha (there are 20 types). Diabetes mellitus is known as Madhumeha. This is one of the four Vataja Pramehas.

  • Vataj Pramehas – 4 vataj Pramehas

  • Pittaj Pramehas – 6 pittaja pramehas

  • Kaphaj Pramehas – 10 kaphaja pramehas


Imbalanced diet, lack of exercise, mental stress, excessive sleep.


Increased urination frequency, excessive thirst, burning sensation of palms and soles, increased hunger, sweet taste in mouth, unhealed or delay healing, wounds, skin Infections, fatigue, general body weakness.

The Ignorance about blood sugar level can be lead to long-term complications like - heart attacks, strokes, blindness, nerve damage, amputation of Limb, impotence and Pruritus (Itching).


According to Ayurveda diet is most important factor responsible for unhealthy body and doshas imbalance. Ayurveda says all diseases start with abdominal disturbance. Thus managing diet is the first step of treatment for a diabetic patient. The diabetic diet is a normal balanced diet, with a few modifications and proper timing between breakfast, lunch and dinner. Avoid diet and life style which increase kapha dosha such as sugar, fruits contain high percentage of sugar content, carbohydrates, fats, potatoes, rice, dairy product, alcohol and smoking, daytime sleep. Use natural vegetable, low-calorie, low-fat alkaline diet,. Roasted rice and wheat are useful . Include 'Tikta ras' items in diet.

Yoga and exercise:

According to Ayurveda concepts healthy diet and regular exercise is important to balance the body doshas and yoga is the sciences which helps to attain higher level of physical, mental and spiritual balance. Meditation, Pranayama, Paschimottasana, Halasana, morning evening walk are useful in diabetes.


Fenu Greek, Madhuca, Butea, Curry Leaves, Tenner’s Casia

Home cure for Diabetes:

  1. Bitter gourd seed powder with water twice a day

  2. Juice bitter gourd or bitter lemon juice daily empty stomach

  3. Jamun or dried powder of its seed with water

  4. Fresh juice of amla empty stomach is useful for diabetic patient

  5. Amlaki powder, haldi (turmeric) powder with honey, twice daily

  6. Fenugreek, white pepper and turmeric powder with a glass of milk, twice daily

  7. Use Stevia leaves instead of sugar or any sweeteners it give the sweet taste as well as it help to reduce sugar

  8. Orange and lemons, green vegetables, black gram, soy, fish

  9. Chew 4-6 neem leaves every day in the morning empty stomach

  10. Put one cup of water into a copper vessel at night, and drink the water in the morning

Therapeutic Remedies:

  • Arogyavardhini

  • Vasanta Kusumakar Ras

  • Chandraprabhavati

  • Triphala with Amalaki juice

  • Gudmar

  • Shilajit

"Ayurveda as a life science is the real way of life. Both conscious and sub–conscious level knowledge is required to understand it completely, only after that one can enjoy balance between health and spiritual growth. I am committed to explore all the expanded options for our community which are available in Ayurveda to enhance physical, mental and spiritual health." - Dr. Sunil Ahlawat (

Ayurveda Doctor, Yoga, Acupressure Specialist, Naturopathy Consultant.

Dr. Sunil has received his bachelor degree in Ayurveda from Maharishi Dayanand University in 2001. Today, he is a certified doctor by Delhi Bhartiya Chikitsa Parishad (New Delhi).

In his professional experience Dr. Sunil was honored by Dabur India Pvt. Ltd. for his dedication and services in the field of Ayurveda. The main areas of his professional specialization are:

• Pulse diagnosis (Recognition of constitutional type body doshas);
• Ayurveda food habits and life style;
Rasayanas & Vaajikarna;
• Yoga, meditation and spiritual growth;
• Herbal remedies and cure with herbal therapeutic remedies.

Herbal Rasayana for Diabetes

Health Benefits: Herbal Rasayana useful to control diabetes in early stages, natural herbs of the Rasayana will protect beta cells of pancreas from harmful effect and therefore increase the c-peptide level, also minimize the diabetes complication.

Direction for use: 1 tablespoon with water before meal.

Cost: 41 USD

Shipping within India: USD 2

Shipping outside India: USD 15


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