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Monday, July 22, 2013

Ayurvedic and Herbal Supplements for Diabetes

Ayurvedic Herbal Supplements for Diabetes

According to Ayurveda, the disease diabetes is known as Madhumeha. The Madhumeha ( Diabetes ) is a complicated disorder affecting the energy metabolism in the body leading to general weakness, muscle loss, decreasing eye sight, osteoporosis,  low sex desire, skin ailments like carbuncles and many more. Some of the symptoms of Diabetes include Dry mouth, Frequent urination and hunger feelings.

Ayurveda has mentioned 20 types of Prameha ( diseases related to high sugar levels in urine and blood) and it is mentioned that all 20 types of Prameha can lead to Diabetes if not treated.
There are certain Ayurvedic herbs and combination of herbs

Causes of Diabetes 

Sedentary life style, (No exercise )  Over weight are major causes of Diabetes. In Ayurvedic medicine it is mentioned that if someone gets diabetic he has to exercise and walk and swim and so on. So it’s very important to exercise in order to burn the extra glucose which is pooling in the blood and not going into the cells.

Why there are increased no of cases of Diabetes in recent times?

If we look at our lifestyle, food habits, diet, sleeping pattern, working style and level of stress of present population and if we compare it to our ancestors just 40 years ago. You will see that there are enormous changes which we have faced. The whole world has become a different place that it was about 40-50 years ago.
Our thoughts, state of mind and feelings have a great role in keeping the body in homeostasis, a state of peace, bliss and happiness.
Stress, Fear, Anxiety levels have risen remarkable in the last 50 years due to advent of science and technology and fast pace of life.  To fight out these feelings of stress and fear , the body cells need more energy ( glucose).

To meet all such requirements of modern day, the body has to stretch to its limits and needs enormous amounts of energy all the time. The cells are working faster and at higher rates and consuming more energy and need more and more energy, especially the brain cells.
To meet the increased sugar demand by the cells, The cortisol from the kidneys keeps the sugar levels high all the time. This leads to too much work load on the pancreas to produce more insulin and provide the sugar to the cells.

Insulin is the key of the locks of the cells. If insulin is there, then only the cells will open.  More insulin is needed because the cells need more glucose.  Pancreas cells produce more insulin to meet the increased demand of Insulin.  Continuous work on the puts a lot of pressure and the Beta Cells of Pancreas ( insulin producing cells) worn out and die. This leads to pooling of Glucose In the blood, causing starvation of cells in the absence of Key (Insulin)

The glucose is not able to go inside the cells. The cells are in need of energy and there is no insulin.
This is one scenario.

Another scenario is that the Insulin is there, but the cells keyholes are not opening up and are covered due to fats or distorted. This is called Insulin resistance.

Insulin is there but it’s not able to open up the channels because the keyholes are covered due to fats. This is the scenario of obese patients where Insulin is being made but the cells are not getting the glucose.

In some patients both the scenarios are possible.
So whatever is the case, living a stress free live, doing regular exercise, eating balanced diet full of fiber and fruits is the key to keep the sugar levels in control and prevent fluctuation episodes.
If you have eaten enough fiber, it helps to slowly release the sugar in the blood thereby preventing the sugar fluctuation. If you eat sugar, too much carbohydrates, cakes and anything sugary or heavy meals, it will immediately go into your blood causing immediate elevation of sugar levels.

Massage with medicated oils also has a good role in Sugar patients. According to Ayurveda, Diabetes is a Vata+ kapha imbalance disease. Vata should be kept in control in every manner and the best way to keep Vata in control is live a stress free live and regular oil massage.  Sesame oil is the best.

There are certain Ayurvedic Supplements which help to fight diabetes very effectively and prevent complications, keeping the levels in control.
These herbal remedies help to control the fluctuation in the sugar levels and can be used along with ongoing treatments or medications. Slowly the sugar levels come in the range and the dosage of other drugs can be reduced. This leads to less use of modern drugs which may cause side effects.
There are certain Ayurvedic medicines which are good for preventing the complications of diabetes like diabetic neuropathy, nephropathy, retinopathy and myopathy etc.
The best herbal supplements for Diabetes are

1.       Bittermelon
2.       Fenugreek
3.       Diabeta Plus
4.       Madhumehantak Churna

The combination is called the “Diabetes Care Pack” and is available at Planet Ayurveda Website or write to Mr. Ashwani thakur at -  ( Call +91-9915593604 or 91-172-5073604) 



Fenugreek Capsules- 2 Bottles 

Bittermelon Capsules - 2 Bottles 
Diabetes Support - 2 Bottles
Madhu Mehantak Churna - 2 Bottles

This combination as mentioned earlier helps to keep the sugar in control and can be consumed for longer periods of time without causing any side effects. The herbs are time tested and are described in ancient texts as best herbal remedies for Diabetes. The Supplements are 100 % natural, free from chemicals, preservatives or any side effects.

The regular use controls all the symptoms of diabetes like the weakness of eyes, frequent urination, dry mouth,body aches, leg cramps especially the calf muscles, dry mouth and unexplained weight loss.  There are so many researches being done on role of Individual ingredients of these diabetes herbal supplements. There are thousands of research papers available online on the ingredients of these herbs. Check the video of Fenugreek Capsules here but the combo pack containing Fenugreek Capsules, Bittermelon Capsules, Diabeta Plus capsules and Madhumehantak Churna herbs Powder can be Checked  Here 

 The combination is called the “Diabetes Care Pack” and is available at Planet Ayurveda.  

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