Diabetes is one of the most chronic common lifestyle diseases that occur either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. The World Health Organization states that 347 million people worldwide have diabetes.
In Ayurveda, diabetes is known as Madhumeha or Prameha and there are around 20 different types that have been specified in Ayurvedic texts. Since it is a chronic disease, doctors usually prescribe their patients anti-diabetic medicines. And if their sugar levels are not controlled, they may be prescribed insulin.
Even though it is difficult to completely stop taking the medication, given the chronic nature of the disease, it may be wise to try some natural remedies and yoga to help control glucose levels naturally. Let’s look at how you can benefit from Ayurvedic treatment for diabetes in Mumbai.
How Ayurveda helps Diabetes?
There are several classical forms of Ayurvedic treatment for diabetes. This however, requires the patient to wholly accept the Ayurvedic herb formulations, and give patients and perseverance in order to receive a complete and effective treatment. Although lifestyle changes; such as ensuring a healthy diet and pursuing an active life; are imperative, classical Ayurvedic medicines are some of the time-tested remedies which may be taken under the supervision of professional Ayurveda physician at Ayushakti.
Ayurveda Treatment fundamentals for management of diabetes
Excess of Mucousy dosha like Kapha (mucous) & Pitta (heat) along with Aama (toxins) blocks insulin secretion and/or creates cellular resistance to blood sugar. Hence, blockage of insulin secretion increases blood sugar level. Cellular resistance inhibits absorption of blood sugar in to the cells. Hence blood sugar increases.
- First key is to stimulate metabolism through the herbs and diet so that insulin secrets naturally and cellular resistance is reduced.
- Improve pancreatic functions through certain deep acting herbs for long term.
- Follow specific diet and lifestyle which in turn help control blood sugar levels.
Steps to follow when undergoing Ayurvedic treatment for diabetes
There are some things that as a patient you must ensure you maintain in order for your treatment program to go smoothly. Here are some basic recommendations you must follow:
Avoid : Rice, Potato, fruits, wheat, deep fried foods, red meet & Sabudana.
Have more : Proteins like Chickpea, Mung, lentils, Masoor, Mung daal, soya bean products, chana daal. Vegetables like spinach, leafy greens, Dudhi (bottle gourd), Turai, white pumpkin, Padwal (snake gourd), egg plant, cereals like millet, Ragi, corn, Kulit & Barley (Jav). Occasionally can have chicken & fish.
- Your proportion of food categories should be : 60% Vegetables, 30% protein and 10% carbs
Home Remedy: 1 tsp. Methi powder (fenugreek) with half glass of water two times a day.
Life Style : Walking for ½ hour to 45 minutes daily.
Some of the Ayurvedic herbs for Diabetes
Mamejawa Extract (Enicostemma Littorale Blume) helps release of insulin thus glucose is reduced. Enocostemmma is proven for significant increase in the insulin level.
Asana extract (Pterocarpus Marsuppium) Improve pancreas functions and balance blood sugar.
Bitter gourd seeds should be pounded and the powder is to be taken twice daily with warm water. The fresh juice extracted by grinding fresh bitter gourd, is an excellent cure. It works better when taken on an empty stomach.
Tender leaves of Neem and Bilva are to be taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, in order to reduce the intensity of your diabetic symptoms. Bilva is Hypoglycemic agent.
Fenugreek, also known as methi is another natural herb that has many health benefits. Fenugreek has the valuable property of reducing the rate at which sugar is absorbed from the stomach during the process of digestion; it also appears to be capable of stimulating the pancreatic cells to increase insulin production.
Rather than injecting insulin into your blood stream, Ayurveda treatment for diabetes strengthens your body and liver, making it capable of expelling excess blood sugar. You should always consult our Ayurvedic doctor to get special medication and dosage for your case.
If you found this article useful and would like to implement the benefits for Ayurvedic treatment for diabetes in Mumbai, then come meet our expert Ayurvedic doctors at Ayushakti.