Understanding Diabetes Mellitus: From Ayurveda Treatments to Home Remedies

Understanding Diabetes Mellitus: From Ayurveda Treatments to Home Remedies

Diabetes Mellitus: A Chronic Condition Explained

Diabetes Mellitus, often shortened to Diabetes, is a chronic disease characterized by persistently high blood sugar levels. This occurs due to either the insufficient production of insulin, a hormone regulating blood sugar, or the body's cells becoming resistant to its effects. Left unmanaged, it can lead to serious health complications.

Types of Diabetes:

  • Type 1 Diabetes: Usually diagnosed in childhood, it stems from the autoimmune destruction of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. This type requires lifelong insulin therapy to manage blood sugar.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: More common in adults, it is often associated with lifestyle factors like excess weight and physical inactivity. The body produces insulin, but it's either insufficient or the cells resist its action, leading to high blood sugar.

Ayurvedic Perspective:

Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medical system, categorizes diabetes under "Prameha," which literally translates to "excessive urination," highlighting a key symptom.


  • Excessive thirst and hunger
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Delayed wound healing

Ayurvedic Management:

  • Shodhana (Panchakarma): This cleansing therapy aims to eliminate impurities, including Vamana (emesis), Virechana (purgation), Udwartana (dry powder massage), and Shirodhara (pouring of medicated oil on the forehead).
  • Shamana Chikitsa: This involves personalized herbal formulations like Kashayam (decoctions), Gulika (pills), and Churna (powders) based on the individual's needs.

Home Remedies:

  • Regular Exercise: Promotes cellular glucose uptake and improves metabolism.
  • Bitter Gourd and Amla Juice: Bitter gourd has anti-diabetic properties, while Amla (Indian gooseberry) is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants.
  • Cinnamon: May help regulate blood sugar and cholesterol, aiding weight management. However, consult your doctor before consuming cinnamon, especially if you have certain medical conditions.


  • These remedies are not substitutes for professional medical advice. Seek consultation for diagnosis and personalized treatment.
  • Manage diabetes through a holistic approach, including proper diet, exercise, medication (if prescribed), and lifestyle modifications.

This article has aimed to explain key terms related to diabetes and provide a general overview of management options. Always consult your healthcare provider for personalized guidance


Dr Sudhindra Kulkarni
Chief Ayurveda Consultant | Ayur Jaala, BTM layout
Ph: 9148403168 | www.ayurjaala.com


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