The term diabetes mellitus has been derived from two words; diabetes means excess urination and mellitus means honey. It is a lifelong medical condition caused by the lack or insufficient production from the β cells of the pancreas. Insulin is a hormone of vital importance. It acts as a key to open the door of your cells to let the sugar in. In people suffering from diabetes, very less insulin is secreted from the β cells of the pancreas. So, the sugar in the blood circulation cannot enter the muscle to release energy. As a result, the value of sugar in the blood circulation becomes too high. The normal range of fasting blood sugar is 70 -110 mg/dl. Anyone who has fasting blood sugar level above 150 mg/dl is termed as diabetic.
Types of Diabetes
Normally there are three types of diabetes; type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes.
According to Ayurveda diabetes is termed as Prameh. Generally, any medical conditions which are related to kidney dysfunction or abnormal changes in the urinary system have been included under Prameh. There are 20 sub-types of Prameh. 10 out of them are termed as kaphaj prameh (a condition with kapha dosha), 6 sub-types as pittaj prameh (a condition with pitta dosha) and 4 sub-types with vataj prameh (a condition with vata dosha).
The kaphaj prameh is the least complicated and easily curable form of prameh. The pittaj and vataj prameh are respectively more acute form of prameh. The most complicated and incurable form of prameh is the madhumeh in Ayurveda or diabetes mellitus. According to the general experience of ayurvedic upacharyas, if the kaphas prameh and vataj prameh are not resolved timely, it may lead to madumeh in Ayurveda.
What are the ayurvedic remedies for diabetes?
Madhumeh in Ayurveda cannot be treated completely, but it can be kept under control by taking proper ayurvedic medicine for sugar patients, lifestyle changes, change in diet and proper exercise.
This article would be focused on the lifestyle changes as ayurvedic remedies in diabetes and ayurvedic medicine for sugar patients.
Lifestyle changes as ayurvedic remedies in diabetes
In addition to diabetic medicines in Ayurveda, some lifestyles changes are also recommended to keep madhumeh under control. Some of them are discussed below.
Some natural plant products seeds, vegetables, fruits, and spices are excellent diabetic medicine in Ayurveda. They help to keep the blood sugar level under control for a long time. A few of them are discussed below.
Jamun seeds are good ayurvedic medicine for sugar patients. They can be dried and powdered to keep the type 2 diabetes under control. They should be taken in the dose of 1 tsp twice daily with warm water. The chewing of Jamun leaves also prevents the conversion of starch into sugar and thus regulates the blood sugar level.
The methi or fenugreek seeds are also beneficial in controlling diabetes. You can grind 100g of methi seeds along with 25g of turmeric and consume it with a glass of milk every day. The