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The Ayurvedic Route to Diabetic Management


According to the International Diabetes Federation, the number of people with Diabetes in India is expected to rise to 69.9 million from 40.9 million by 2025. Indian subcontinent is commonly called the Diabetic capital of the world. The stats are definitely alarming.

One of India’s leading Ayurvedic medicines developers, Butterfly Ayurveda, recommends people to take care of their sugar levels with Ayurveda, particularly during this pandemic since they are at huge risk of COVID-19. If the disease is not managed properly at the right time it can cause serious complications in the body. It is often termed as a silent killer and  therefore, detection of diabetes and managing diabetes becomes utmost important.

As per Ayurveda, ‘Prameha’ could be related to Diabetes. ‘Prameha’, which literally translates into ‘ Pra’ – Abundant, ‘Meha’ – urine or urination. Therefore, passing of frequent or large amounts of urine is associated with Diabetic condition, and this is a precursor for Diabetes Mellitus to set in which could be called as ‘Madhumeha’ of Ayurveda which means sweet urine or passing of large quantities of sweet urine. This is a state of hyperglycemia i.e. high level of blood sugar which could be due to defective insulin production in the body.

The 3 body doshas

The major cause leading to Diabetes mellitus as per Ayurveda is aggravated Kapha dosha, which could be due to a sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits. Kaphaj, in which kapha affects lipid metabolism, muscle tissue development and fluids in the urinary bladder. Excessive consumption of fresh pulses, curd, til (sesame), urad or heavy and oily foods or sweet foods along with loss of exercise, oversleep increase kapha & meda (fat) that build up toxins or ‘ama’ that then pass through the urine and thereby cause prameha.

Pittaj, in which pitta aggravated due to excessive intake of hot, amla (sour), lavana (salty taste), alkaline & pungent foods, irregular diet, excessive exposure to the sun, anger and over exertion also create ‘ama’ and a sustained condition like this develops into prameha. 

Vataj, in which vayu causes prameha. Use of excessive amounts of astringent, pungent, bitter substances in foods, irregular eating habits or eating cold foods, or excessive exercise, emesis and purgation can cause of this type of prameha.

According to Ayurveda, the treatment of prameha is also dependent on the individual’s body constitution i.e. prakriti. It is a requirement in today’s era to switch over to a healthy lifestyle along with a suitable diet and right treatment for the specific body type. 

Butterfly Ayurveda offers a wide range of Ayurvedic products for the diabetics or borderline sugar cases. It encourages everyone to take to ayurvedic consultation for their health issues, and also to treat diabetes, and its related conditions. Ayurvedic treatment and way of life can help prevent numerous lifestyle-related disorders and improve overall health and life in a drastic way. It is important that along with ayurvedic treatment necessary lifestyle changes are accompanied for effective results. These include having the needful exercise regimen, a healthy diet, proper rest and sleep, which will help to recover fast and also boost overall immunity.

Source: Business Wire India

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