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Best Ayurvedic Medicine For Diabetes In India

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A colleague inherited diabetes from his father. For the last 20 years, he has been taking insulin injections. A few days ago he asked me about a new ayurvedic drug for diabetes formulated by a research body — the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) — under the AYUSH Ministry. He sent me a full page advertisement that used the Council’s logo and extolled the virtues of a commercially sold diabetes drug claiming that it was “based on tough clinical and lab experiments and scientific tests”. The faculty of reputed ayurvedic institutions were incensed and one of them sent me a YouTube link in which scientists from CCRAS were claiming their formulation was capable of reducing the allopathic drug dose. Worse, that with six months of use, the drug could end insulin dependency. The Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, which is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, wrote an editorial expressing shock over such claims as no supportive data was to be found from published sources. It has been reported that the controversial advertisement has been taken off, after four months. But a lot more must be done to protect the consumer. A little background would put things into perspective. In 1964, India’s drug laws were amended and a new chapter was introduced for Indian medicine with a category called Patent and Proprietary (P&P) Ayurvedic medicine. By the end of the 1990s, branded products accounted for 90 per cent of the sales and classical ayurveda lost its pre-eminence. The commodification of ayurveda had commenced but it had also been “contemporised” to suit modern lifestyles. By the new law, individual vaidyas were permitted to prepare formulations for their patients but factory-based manufacture, whether of classical ayurveda product Continue reading >>

Ayurvedic Diet Recommendations For Type 2 Diabetes

Ayurvedic Diet Recommendations For Type 2 Diabetes

Ayurveda recognizes 20 forms of Prahema (diabetes) of which 4 are caused by Vata, 6 by Pitta and another 10 are due to Kapha. Prameha, however is mostly Kapha doshaja, and all forms left unchecked will eventually lead to Madhumeha (diabetes melitus). Diabetes is said to have four major causes: A diet too high in kapha dosha including sugar, potatoes, fats and rice, too little exercise, psychological stress or strain and excessive sleep periods. Adult onset diabetes mellitis is a metabolic condition where the body cannot properly metabolize blood glucose, leading to hyperglycemia or high blood sugar and glycosuria or sugar in the urine. Not properly managed, diabetes leads to serious long-term complications such as heart attack and stroke, blindness, nerve damage, amputation of limbs, itching or pruritis and male impotence. The most effective way to manage adult-onset diabetes is careful diet planning and avoiding certain types of food. Ayurvedic diet recommendations include avoiding any form of sugar, as that in potatoes, rice, bananas, cereals and fruits containing a high sugar content, including at least one bitter dish with each meal and eating lots of green vegetables, soy, fish and black gram, along with bitter gourd, cucumbers, string beans, garlic and onion, and fruits like Indian gooseberry, grapes and Jambul fruit. Additionally, herbs and raw vegetables are important to stimulate the pancreas and enhance the production of insulin. A number of Ayurvedic herbs have been found to be quite effective in lowering blood sugar levels and treating diabetes. The best part about these herbal supplements is that they are all natural and produce no side effects. These herbs include bitter gourd, bael, gurmar leaves, fenugreek, turmeric, onion, nayantatra, neem, garlic and s Continue reading >>

2 Years On, Markets Still Hypo About Herbal Diabetes Drug

2 Years On, Markets Still Hypo About Herbal Diabetes Drug

Ayurvedic formulation BGR-34 was developed by two CSIR labs and launched in 2014 Hyderabad, February 5: A ‘Developed in India’ herbal-based drug to control diabetes is showing promise. The drug intends to provide relief for the diabetic in terms of reducing the painful insulin injections, avoid impact on vital organs, improve immunity, provide anti-oxidants and bring down the overall cost of controlling the lifestyle disease, which is on the rise in the country. Among several claimed anti-diabetic herbal solution, BGR-34 is the first scientifically validated one. In its development, two CSIR laboratories — The Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) and the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), both from Lucknow — have played a significant part. Now, a private company, AIMIL Pharmaceuticals, which obtained the technology, is marketing it cost-effective price across the country. The drug BGR-34 (Blood Glucose Regulator) combines the positive medicinal effects of six plants mentioned in Ayurveda. The CSIR labs screened 500 herbs and selected these plants with anti-diabetic properties. All the required trials and regulatory procedures were completed, said SP Shrivastava, Business Director of the Delhi-based AIMIL Pharmaceuticals. Though the drug was launched on February 22, 2014 by Vice-President Hamid Ansari, it has become a challenging task to market the drug, convincing both medical practitioners and patients. “We feel the scientific validation, the quality controlled production and the affordable pricing (₹5 per tablet) and the good control of glucose levels in the users will eventually help in the acceptance of the drug,” Shrivastava told BusinessLine. The 30-year-old company with a turnover of ₹120 crore had earlier got techno Continue reading >>

Role Of Honey In Ayurvedic Treatment

Role Of Honey In Ayurvedic Treatment

"The fruit of bees is desired by all, and is equally sweet to kings and beggars and it is not only pleasing but profitable and healthful; it sweetens their mouths, cures their wounds, and conveys remedies to inward ulcers." - Saint Ambrose This quote conveys the all encompassing properties of honey. In India, honey has a special status in Ayurveda. D Ramanathan, director of the Sitaram Ayurveda Pharmacy Limited & Specialty Hospital, Thrissur on the role honey plays in ayurvedic treatment. The interview: What is the use of honey in ayurvedic medicines? What are its properties? Honey known as madhu in ayurvedic scriptures is one of the most important medicines used in ayurveda. In ayurveda, honey is used for both internal and external applications. It is mainly used for the treatment of eye diseases, cough, thirst, phlegm, hiccups, blood in vomit, leprosy, diabetes, obesity, worm infestation, vomiting, asthma, diarrhoea and healing wounds. It is also used as a natural preservative and sweetener in many ayurvedic preparations. It is also used as a vehicle along with some medicines to improve its efficacy or to mitigate the side effects of the other medicines it is mixed with. It is also known to mitigate the increased kapha dosha. (Kapha dosha is the ayurvedic category for body constitutions- those with kapha dosha are of larger proportions with robust frame.) It should also be kept in mind that fresh honey helps to increase body mass while old honey produces constipation and decreases body mass. Honey should not be heated or consumed warm as it causes toxic effect. Cold honey should always be preferred. What are the different ayurvedic names of honey ? In ayurveda, honey is know by many names. The names differ from one region to the other. However, the most common names a Continue reading >>

Ayurveda Is Bad For Diabetics, Say Doctors

Ayurveda Is Bad For Diabetics, Say Doctors

Chartered accountant and Bandra resident Mahesh Sutar, 45, had been suffering from body ache for a week. When he finally visited a doctor, a check-up revealed that his blood sugar level was as high as 506mg/dl. The normal level before meals is between 70 and 110mg/dl, and between 100 and 140 after meals. The doctor found that Sutar had diabetes and was taking ayurvedic medicines for it. Dr Subhash Kedia, a general physician practising in Bandra (East), said, “Sutar had been diabetic for three years, but instead of visiting a doctor, he relied on ayurvedic medicines. He also never kept a check on his diabetes. I had to counsel him, and now he is on a proper course of treatment.” Sutar wasn’t the only one to rely on alternative therapies. Doctors say the problem is diabetics turning to alternative medicine to control the condition and ending up with uncontrolled diabetes and other complications, including kidney failure. Dr Tushar Rege, consultant diabetic foot surgeon at the SL Raheja Hospital, Mahim, said, “I have had so many patients who had uncontrolled diabetes for not following the proper treatment. They got diabetic foot neuropathy, and in some cases, we had to amputate legs.” Kedia said he once had a patient who had never had a steady doctor to treat diabetes. He was also using ayurvedic medicines. He landed up in hospital with bad convulsions. “There was high lead content in his blood,” said the doctor. Dr Shashank Joshi, consultant endocrinologist at Lilavati Hospital, Bandra (West), said, “Though our country leads in the number of diabetics, people are unaware of the disease. There are two types -- type I and type II. The latter is lifestyle related and can be controlled with proper diet and exercise with appropriate de-stressing methods. Type I Continue reading >>

Diabetes Natural Cure

Diabetes Natural Cure

Natual Treatment Diabetes Diabetes Mellitus is a very common health condition nowadays. It affects approximately three percent population of the world. As per the figures released by WHO, around 220 million people were suffering from diabetes in 2004. Affecting a large majority of people around the world, Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas is unable to produce insulin in the required amounts. It may also develop when the body is unable to use the insulin produced. If left untreated, Diabetes can turn fatal. Diabetes mellitus may lead to many other health problems such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic nephropathy and diabetic neuropathy. It may also lead to premature disability, blindness and may increase risk of heart, cerebral and vascular diseases. All these complication are preventable using a proper anti-diabetic medications and lifestyle changes. What is Diabetes mellitus? Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which blood sugar level raises. It is caused by the absolute or relative deficiency of insulin or insulin resistance. Diabetes mellitus is mainly characterized by polyuria and frequent urination. In uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, sugars start accumulating in the urine and blood. It can cause disturbance of acid base balance of the blood, which may lead to diabetic coma or convulsions. Can Ayurvedic Medicine Cure Diabetes There is no doubt about that Ayurvedic medicine is well able to cure Diabetes. In Ayurveda, Diabetes mellitus is one form of the Premeha and termed as Madhumeha. It is characterized by the excessive urine output and with sweet honey like taste. According to ayurveda, Diabetes mellitus is a defective body metabolism that causes derangement in the transformation process of seven tissues (DHATUS) in the body. There are 20 types Continue reading >>

Ayurvedic Medicine For Diabetes – How To Lower A1c Levels Naturally

Ayurvedic Medicine For Diabetes – How To Lower A1c Levels Naturally

Ayurvedic Medicine for Diabetes is one of the best ways to treat diabetes. Nowadays more and more people are turning to more holistic means of treating their ailments. A lot of people are looking for the best way to lower A1C levels. And there can be nothing better than lowering A1C levels naturally hence, one of the oldest medicinal treatment systems of Ayurvedic medicine is fast becoming popular again. Ayurvedic medicine is a 3000-year-old way of holistic treatment through natural remedies, it was found in India and is still practiced there widely today. Diabetes is an ailment which afflicts about 371 million people around the world according to a report by a renowned news channel. There are many diabetics who have turned to Ayurvedic medicine to help treat their diabetes. If you are looking for ways to lower your A1C levels in a holistic and natural way, keep reading for some great tips! Ayurvedic medicine is constantly evolving due to the increased amount of research in this field. It is not an out of date system off but now has been turned into a very reliable method of treatment. It employs quality control procedures to ensure the medicines are top notch. For diabetes patients, their A1C level always has to be kept in check. The A1C determines your blood sugar level and signals when it is above or below normal. There are ways to lower A1C readings so that you are at healthy blood sugar level. While ayurvedic medicine is a great way to manage your A1C, it does not replace insulin or other medicines your doctor may have prescribed to you. However ayurvedic medicine can greatly help in reducing the symptoms and severity of diabetes. It is also a great way of lowering A1C levels naturally. Medicines which are prescribed to help in lowering A1C levels are definitely ef Continue reading >>

10 Wonder Ayurveda Medicines For Diabetes Remedy (madhumeha)

10 Wonder Ayurveda Medicines For Diabetes Remedy (madhumeha)

The incidence of diabetes is increasing day by day. Being a silent killer, it is attacking the young generation secretly that increases the burden of exchequer on the people as well as the government. Two things are common these days- Side effects and Insulin resistance among the people who are taking modern medicines for diabetes treatment. It leads to searching of alternative system of medicine where Ayurveda has greater application and importance. Ayurveda treats diabetes through drugs, diet, panchakarma and exercise. The management technique for diabetes in Ayurveda is as follows: Exercise (Vyaayam), dietary regulation (Pathya), Panchakarma (bio-purification procedures) and Medicines. The condition is known by different names such as Asrava, Prameha, Madhumeha and Maharogya. Simple Ayurvedic cure for diabetes Bitter Gourd Juice: Juice of Bitter melon/Karela (30 ml) may be taken on empty stomach daily in the early morning. Simple recipes of it can also be consumed. It is considered as one the best remedies for diabetes. How to prepare: Crush the bitter melon into a grinder after separating its seeds. Little bit of water may also be added. Sieve this to have juice. Cut the bitter melon into small and thin pieces. Put small quantity of mustard oil and salt as required into the fry pan. Heat the ingredients along with onion and green chili for about 10-15 minutes. 2. Ground bay leaf & Aloe Vera: The mixture of ground bay leaf (1/2 tbsp), turmeric (1/2 tbsp) and aloe vera gel (1 tbsp) if taken twice a day before lunch and dinner, is helpful to control sugar in blood thus effective for the problem. 3. Methi Seeds: Fenugreek seeds or its combination with ayurvedic herbs are useful remedy to lessen the signs and symptoms of diabetes. How to prepare: Grind seeds of Methi (10 Continue reading >>

New App Suggests Ayurvedic Medicines For Diabetic Patients

New App Suggests Ayurvedic Medicines For Diabetic Patients

There is an app for everything these days. You name a problem and you have an app available to solve it. However, health and nutrition apps are more popular among people and are simply available at the touch of a button on your smartphone. Keeping diabetic patients in mind , the government of India is set to launch a mobile app that will help suggest ayurvedic medicines for such patients. This app will be part of the government’s ‘Mission Madhumeha’ launched last month and will help both practitioners as well as patients. According to the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy), this app will help identify the type of diabetes a person is suffering from and find out what medicines to take to check the rising blood glucose level of a patient. The ministry has issued a set of guidelines last month under “ Protocol for Prevention and Control of Diabetes through Ayurveda ” and this app is part of it. The guidelines consist of the following points: 1. Diabetic patients should be treated with the help of Ayurveda. The guidelines should be sent to various state governments, which will further circulate them across various medical institutions. 2. According to the guidelines, there is a list of fruits and vegetables that a diabetic patient should or should not eat. 3. One should have an active lifestyle, perform physical exercise, and yoga to avoid falling prey to diabetes. However, one should not entirely depend on medicines to treat diabetes and should use some or the other assessment tool to know if it is time to visit a doctor for a checkup. (Image: Flickr) Continue reading >>

10 Best Ayurvedic Medicine For Diabetes – Classical And Patent

10 Best Ayurvedic Medicine For Diabetes – Classical And Patent

Diabetes is described in Ayurveda under Prameha chapter. There are many Ayurvedic medicines available in the market for diabetes. These are two types - one is classical (shashtrokta) and other are proprietary (patent). Haridra, Meshashringi (Gurmar), Methika, Nimba, Jambu, Kataka etc. are single herbs which are found to be effective in decreasing blood sugar level. This post explains about best ayurvedic medicine for diabetes (especially for type 2 diabetes) which I experienced in my practice. I have selected 5 classical (shashtrokta) and 5 proprietary medicines for this list. These should be taken under Ayurveda doctor's supervision in combination with other medicines as required. As Ayurvedic medicines do not lower down blood sugar level instantly, it is recommended to take it along with allopathic medicines as per your doctor's advice. Also, it is found that Ayurvedic medicines have no effects in blood sugar level in few of the patients. Ayurvedic medicines can be taken as herbal supplement and rejuvenator along with allopathic medicines to reduce side effects of allopathic medicines. I have seen many patients with good controlled blood sugar level with allopathic medicines but they feel numbness and tingling over foot sole, weakness, sexual debility, burning sensation of feet and other diabetic complications. In such cases, Ayurvedic medicines are very useful to be taken along with their conventional medicines. Panchakarma Therapies are also recommended for detox and rejuvenation purposes. 5 Best Ayurvedic Medicine for Diabetes (Classical) Nishakatakadi Kashayam Dhatrinishadi Churnam Dhanwantaram Ghritam Vasanta Kusumakara Rasa Chandraprabha Vati 5 Best Ayurvedic Medicine for Diabetes (Proprietary) Divya Madhunashini Vati (Divya Pharmacy) Amree Plus (Aimil Pharmaceu Continue reading >>

Ayurvedic Diabetes ( Madhumeha) Cure | Diabetes Cure In Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Diabetes ( Madhumeha) Cure | Diabetes Cure In Ayurveda

:- Synthetic drugs like Sulphonylureas, biguanidine, acarbose and Insulin are widely used in Allopathic treatment of Diabetes (Madhumeha). However Diabetes is termed as SILENT KILLER and recently evidence of cases of “Insulin resistance” and the occurrence of side effects from prolonged administration of conventional drugs have triggered the search for safe and effective alternatives. Ancient science of Ayurveda has discussed diabetes at length thousands of years ago. The knowledge and effectiveness of diagnosis can be understood with the fact that Ayurveda has classified Diabetes (madhumeha) into 20 Types. Diabetes Cure in Ayurveda / Ayurvedic Diabetes Cure are also discussed in detail. Before discussing Ayurvedic Diabetes Cure | Diabetes Cure in Ayurveda, we will examine the types of diabetes , its causes and symptoms . Description of two types of Prameha from management point of view strikingly is the same Krisha Pramehi (Lean Diabetic) and Sthula pramehi (Obese Diabetic) are classified in Ayurveda on very similar grounds as Diabetics are classified in IDDM and NIDDM respectively. On the very similar pattern we find the classification as Sahaj pramehi (Congenital) and Apathaya nimmitaj (Due to overeating and wrong eating habits). Ayurvedic System of Medicine clearly defines Diabetes. Diabetes Mellitus was known to Indian Civilization since vedic period by the name Asrava (Prameha). Diabetes is also known as Madhumeha. Diabetes is also called Maharoga (Major Disease) as almost all parts of the body and every cell of human physiology are effected. It also disturbs 5 sheaths of the body – annamaya kosha{Food sheath}, pranamaya kosha{Energy sheath}, manomaya kosha{Mind Sheath}, vijnana maya kosha{Intellectual Sheath} and anandamaya kosha{Bliss Sheath}. According to Continue reading >>

What Is The Best Ayurvedic Medicine For Diabetes?

What Is The Best Ayurvedic Medicine For Diabetes?

Diabetes in most of the cases cannot be cured but can be kept under control by making some modifications in the diet and lifestyle. Few tested home remedies can have a significant contribution in controlling this disease. 1. Drinking about 150 ml of bitter melon juice early morning in empty stomach regulates the blood sugar levels. Using bitter melon as salads or in curries produces effective results in treating diabetes. Bitter melon stimulates the pancreas and improves insulin production. 2. Soak about 10 grams of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Consuming the mashed seeds along with the water next morning is a good home remedy for Diabetes. 3. Drinking gooseberry juice and fresh turmeric juice, mixed in equal proportions early morning is effective for this treatment. 4. One can also consume a paste made by mixing equal amounts of dried gooseberry powder and turmeric powder in a little honey. 5. Drinking a decoction of mango leaves in water also helps in fighting this disease. 6. Taking few jamun fruits regularly or chewing jamun leaves twice a day helps in curing diabetes at the early stage. 7. Cinnamon powder taken either in the form of tea or through various dishes produces excellent results in lowering the blood sugar level. 8. Consuming the mixture of a tablespoon of gooseberry juice in a cup of bitter melon juice is another useful remedy for Diabetes. This should be carried out for 2 months. For more health related article visit : www.lazoi,com Diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. If left untreated, diabetes can cause many complications. Acute complications can include diabetic ketoacidosis Continue reading >>

The Best Ayurvedic Treatment For Diabetes ( Sugar )

The Best Ayurvedic Treatment For Diabetes ( Sugar )

" nishamlaki" - tablets are only the first choice of treatment for type 2 diabetes which commonly available as the classical ayurvedic medicine in any ayurvedic medical shop in india. So I advise any of my madhumeha (diabetic) patients in my 40 years of clinical experience as well as teaching ayurveda to my students. type diabetes Continue reading >>

New Herbal Treatment For Diabetics

New Herbal Treatment For Diabetics

Lucknow: For those having high blood sugar levels and are on antibiotics for long, state-owned National Botanical Garden Institute (NBRI) in Lucknow has come up with a herbal and healthy option. "We have developed a medicine for Type-II diabetes patients on Ayurvedic method, which does not have any side effect," Senior Principal Scientist A K S Rawat told PTI today. Generally antigens affect body organs on the long run. But this drug contains anti-oxidants, which help in rebuilding process, he said. Mr Rawat said the initiative was taken by NBRI Director C S Nautiyal. He said the drug has been introduced in tablet form. The Ayurvedic drug has been named 'BGR-34' and may cost R 500 for 100 tablets. "If taken for a longer period, it may also reduce dependence on insulin," Mr Rawat said. A combination of natural extracts, the drug has been jointly developed by two CSIR laboratories -- NBRI and the Central Institute for Medicinal and Aromatic Plant (CIMAP) -- both in Lucknow. NBRI has given permission to a Delhi-based pharmaceutical firm for commercial manufacturing and marketing of the medicine. "The drug has extracts from four plants mentioned in Ayurveda and that makes it safe," Mr Rawat said. He said tests carried on animals and related scientific study found it to be safe and effective with clinical trials showing 67 per cent success. Continue reading >>

Centre Approves Ayurvedic Drug – But Its Science Is Missing

Centre Approves Ayurvedic Drug – But Its Science Is Missing

An ayurvedic anti-diabetic concoction has been developed by CSIR and is being distributed by a private entity. However, the details of its clinical trials, or the patent application, aren’t to be found. In what has been hailed as a scientific revolution in the field of ayurveda, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) recently launched BGR-34, an anti-diabetic, ayurvedic drug designed for type 2 diabetes mellitus. Developed jointly by the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) and the Central Institute for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), it claims to control blood sugar and enhance your metabolism. However, the manner in which BGR-34 is being promoted leaves many questions unanswered. Sanchit Sharma, Executive, AIMIL Pharmaceutical, the commercial producer and distributor of the drug, said that it is for the first time that an ayurvedic medicine is being launched which has been researched and “scientifically validated” and meets “allopathic standards”. AIMIL vice president Anil Kumar Sharma said, “The product passed several battery of tests and showed hypoglycemic activity in experimental subjects.” Surprisingly, BGR-34 finds no mention in any of the peer-reviewed journals. “Clinical trials of the drug have been performed by AIMIL and have shown a 67% success rate, according to the data provided by them, which is significant,” says S.K. Rawat, Assistant Director, CSIR. However, Clinical Trials Registry, India (CTRI), a registry of all the clinical drug trials in India, does not list any of these trials. The duration of the research has been reported differently in different sources, ranging from 18 months to five years, sometimes stretching to seven years. The number of people BGR-34 has been tested upon is inconsistent, Continue reading >>

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