ayurveda for diabetes prameha


World Health Organization projects that by 2015 the number of diabetic patients will increase threefold than present and diabetic fatalities are likely to increase by more than 50% in the next 10 years in the absence of urgent action.

What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder in which the body is unable to make proper use of glucose resulting in hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and glycosuria (sugar in urine). Diabetes Mellitus is known to Ayurveda from Vedic period onwards by the name Prameh. Ayurvedic System of Medicine clearly defines this disease and its line of treatment.

Causes of Diabetes :–
1] Excess use of diet increasing kapha dosha such as sugar, fats, potatoes, rice etc
2] Lack of exercise.
3] Mental stress and strain.
4] Excessive sleep etc.

Ayurvedic classification of Diabetes ( prameha ) 4 major types:-
1] Kapha type (again divided into 10 types)
2] Pitta type (again divided into 6 types)
3] Vata type (divided into 4 types)
4] Juvenile diabetes for children (from unhealthy practices of parents and/or due to the sins of past-birth).

All forms of diabetes not treated, eventually develop into Madhumeha (Diabetes Melitus).

Prodormal symptoms:

  1. Profuse sweating
  2. Foul smell of the body
  3. Looseness in the body
  4. Feeling of lethargy
  5. Feeling of some thing coated on eyes
  6. Sensation of coated tongue
  7. Heaviness of body parts
  8. Dryness of throat
  9. Sweet taste in mouth
  10. Burning sensation of palms
  11. Burning sensation of soles
  12. Sweetness of urine


  1. Excessive & Frequent urination
  2. Increased appetite
  3. Excessive Thirst
  4. Sweet taste in mouth
  5. Weight Loss
  6. Blurry Vision
  7. Wounds that take time to heal
  8. Skin Infections
  9. Unexplained extreme fatigue, etc.

Ayurvedic Management of Diabetes:-

Ayurvedic system is able to treat this problem very effectively. In Ayurveda the line of treatment of Diabetes is strictly on individuals Constitution.

The lean Patients of Diabetes Mellitus {Vattaja prameha} with generalized weakness are advised to have medication & diet which increases dhathus ie .bodily tissues in the body

The obese diabetic patient with optimal body strength having intense Increase of doshas, Purification of the body is advocated, This is dependent on dosha Predominance {Kaphaja are adviced to have emetics, Pittaja are advised to have purgation }.

1] Shodhana (purification therapies):
In strong prameha patients, but with increased doshas, shodhana treatment is prescribed like

A} Vamanam (Emesis therapy)
B} Virechanam (Purgation therapy)
C} Basti (Medicated Enema) only in specific conditions.

2] Shamanam: In the lean diabetic patient treatment is given with the help of different  natural medications.

3] Proper diet regime.

4] Yoga, Meditation.

Diabetes is not just a lack of insulin. Its most probable cause is poor maintenance of body. By taking consideration of purification therapies, medicines, diet, exercise and stress management one can deal with this life threatening disease. Ayurveda is well versed in the management of this disease and has in depth skills in working with its complications.

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