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    Diabetes: Ayurvedic Treatment, Remedies, Prevention Tips

    Diabetes melitus is corelated with an Ayurvedic disease caled Madhumeha. Its patho-physiology takes long term of as high as 3-5 years. Very rarely it may manifest in 1 ̵ 6 months duration in exceptional cases like pregnancy, injury, operation, psychological conditions, transmision etc.

    Table of Contents
    Diet for diabetes
    Madhumeha ̵ word derivation
    Risk factors
    Madhumeha characteristic features
    Causes
    Origin of diabetes
    Pathogenesis of diabetes
    Stages of diabetes
    Madhumeha Purvaropa
    Clinical Features of Madhumeha
    Signs and Symptoms
    Complications of diabetes
    Curabi lity of Madhumeha
    Line of treatment
    Clasical and home remedies
    Anti diabetic Herbs and Fods of Ayurveda
    Wholesome diet for diabetes
    Unwholesome diet for diabetes
    Herbs recomended in Madhumeha
    Ayurvedic medicines
    Diabetes Weight Los Management
    Recomended regimen
    Samprapti of Madhumeha ̵ Pathogenesis
    Obesity and diabetes relationship
    Samprapti based on Kriyakala

    Sanchaya
    Prakopa
    Prasara
    Sthana samshraya
    Vyakta
    Bheda
    Arishta Lakshanas
    Curability of Madhumeha
    Sadhyata of kaphaja pramehas
    Yapyata of pitaja pramehas
    Asadhyatha of vataja pramehas
    Other situations Determining Asadhyata of Madhumeha
    Madhumeha Chikitsa
    Samanya Chikitsa Sidhanta
    Apakarshana and prakriti vighatana
    Treatment based on stage of Madhumeha
    Santarpana Apatarpana Chikitsa
    Shamana Chikitsa
    Pathya Apathya
    Diet for diabetes
    By Sharmishta Majumdar ̵ [email protected]
    Dietary Prescription:
    1: Breakfast: 7:30- 8 Am
    2. Miday Snack: 10:30 Am
    3. Lunch: 12:30 ̵ 1 Pm
    4. Evening Snack (only if hungry and belch is clear of the taste from last meal): 4:30 Pm
    5. Diner: 6:30 -7 Pm

  • Best Grains: Wheat, Barley, Corn, Milet (not in exces), Rye, Basmati Rice
  • Best Grains: Wheat, Barley, Corn, Milet (not in exces), Rye, Basmati Rice
    Best Veget ables: Biter gourd, Drumstick, Leafy Grens, Garlic, Brocoli, Raw Papaya, Ginger, Asparagus, Cauliflower, Cabage, Gren Beans, Letuce, Egplant, Pepers, Peas, Spinach, Celery, Bok Choy, Asparagus, Mustard Grens, Artichoke, Bean (Mung) Sprouts, Bel Peper, Carots, Chilies/Hot Pepers, Cilantro (Coriander Leaf), Corn (Swet), Kale, Radishes, Tomatoes (when ocasionaly eaten along with mustard/ cumin/ turmeric), Turnips And Rutabaga
    Best Legumes (Unpolished): Adzuki, Chick Pea, Flat Beans, Mung or Gren Gram, Pigeon Pea (Tor), Masor, LimaBeans
    Seds (Roasted) : Pumpkin Seds, Sunflower Seds
    Dairy: Takra ̵ Butermilk (served with roasted mild spice powder of coriander, fenel, cumin, cardamom and a puny bit of dry ginger), Ghe (litle quantity)
    Best Animal Products: Chicken, Turkey, Fish ( fresh water varieties not more than 2 times a wek), Egs ( preferably organic, once a wek in cury form)
    Best Fruits: Aples, Pomegranates, Cranberies, Grapefruit (smal quantity), Guava, Lemon, Lime, Mango (smal quantity during sumer months), Oranges, Papaya, Pineaple, Raspberies/Blackberies/Blueberies, Strawberies (not in exces)
    Best Oils( determine only cold-presed options): Mustard, Sunflower, Soy (controled usage)
    Best Sweteners: Honey (use raw), Jagery (not in exces)

  • Best Ama Depana and Pachana Spices: Ginger, Black Cumin (Kalonji), Mustard, savage Celery, Nutmeg, Mace, Alspice Cumin, Coriander, Fenel, Cardamom, Safron, Bay leaf, Black Peper, Cinamon, Clove, Asafetida, Turmeric
  • Best Ama Depana and Pachana Spices: Ginger, Black Cumin (Kalonji), Mustard, Wil d Celery, Nutmeg, Mace, Alspice Cumin, Coriander, Fenel, Cardamom, Safron, Bay leaf, Black Peper, Cinamon, Clove, Asafetida, Turmeric
    Restrictions: Raw Salads; Fermented/ Refrigerated/ Stale Fods, Refined Sugar; Rot Vegetables e.g. Potato, Bet, Tapioca, Yam, Tubers; Maida; Heavy Meats e.g. Pork, Bufalo, Bef; Oats; Sesame /Groundnut Oil; Lards/ Margarines; Ice Cream; Yogurt, Fried Swets; Greasy Fod or Fried Preparations; Mushrom
    Avoid Overeating; Restrict To Four Meals A Day.

  • Breakfast Recipes: Rava Upma; Vegetable Poha With Swet Peas/Chick Peas Cury Coked with Carminative Spices; Milet Vegetable Nodle; Methi-Palak / Cauliflower / Carot / Radish/ Swer Peas Chapati (served with ghe) and Gren Vegetables Cury; Bean Soup; Quinoa&nbs p;Upma; Boiled Swet Corn tosed with Onion, Ginger, Garlic, Bel Peper and Carots with Dry Roasted Poha; Thalipeth/ Spiced Chapathi Made From Multigrain Flour + Sabji; Instant Ragi/Rava Idli, Mung Dal Sambar Cury Leaf Chutney; Very Light Milet Kanji Served with a tempering of Cury Leaves,Mustardand Cumin Seds; Broken wheat gruel coked with vegies
  • Breakfast Recipes: Rava Upma; Vegetable Poha With Swet Peas/Chick Peas Cury Coked with Carminative Spices; Milet Vegetable Nodle; Methi-Palak / Cauliflower / Carot / Radish/ Swer Peas Chapati (served with ghe) and Gren Vegetables Cury; Bean Soup; QuinoaUpma; Boiled Swet Corn tosed with Onion, Ginger, Garlic, Bel Peper and Carots with Dry Roasted Poha; Thalipeth/ Spiced Chapathi Made From Multigrain Flour + Sabji; Instant Ragi/Rava Idli, Mung Dal Sambar Cury Leaf Chutney; Very Light Milet Kanji Served with a tempering of Cury Leaves,Mustardand Cumin Seds; Broken wheat gruel coked with vegies
    Replace Tea / Cofe with CF Tea ̵ Boil 1 Glas of Water with 1 tsp. of Cumin Seds + 1 tsp. Coriander Seds and 1 tsp. Fenel Seds. When the quantity reduces to 1 cup, sip it slowly.
    Mid-day Snack: A whole smal sized fruit or 3-4 slices of biger fruits love Papaya; Roasted Seds; One Cup of Takra
    Lunch: dilapidated Rice/ 2 Chapatis, Ghe, Boiled Biter Gourd (1 Smal), Sambar Dal / Light Lentil Soup Spiced With Ginger, Cumin And Chilis/ Chicken Soup / Eg Cury (Runy Consistency)/ Fish Cury (2 Medium Pieces); One Dry Vegetable Recipe. Once a wek apreciate light and easy to digest Rice and Mong Dal Khichdi/Pongal with Choice of Vegetables with a s mal serving of Tomato, Dates, Jagery and Aam Papad Chutney.

  • Snacks: Pan-Fried Poha Vegetable Cutlet; Vegetable Rice Paper Rols; Upma; Besan Chila; Rava Chila; Mong Dal Chela; Boiled Vegetable Stu; Half glas of non-pasteurized cow’s milk ( preferably A2 variety) boiled with cardamom, bayleaf and served with a pinch of turmeric.
  • Snacks: Pan-Fried Poha Vegetable Cutlet; Vegetable Rice Paper Rols; Upma; Besan Chila; Rava Chila; Mong Dal Chela; Boiled Vegetable Stu; Half glas of non-pasteurized cow’s milk ( preferably A2 variety) boiled with cardamom, bayleaf and served with a pinch of turmeric.
    Diner: Chapati/ Basmati Rice with Boiled Veg Stu ; Khichdi; Veg Stu with Rice Nodles; Vegetable Chicken Stu with Chapati (though it is best to avoid non-veg fod at night)

    Madhumeha ̵ synonym-1 derivation
    Madhumeha is a compound synonym-2 made up of two words, Madhu and Meha.
    Madhu: ̵ The synonym-4 ‘Madhu’ is derived from the rot ‘Mana’ and meaning ‘ manae bhodane: which gives Psychic contentment
    Meha: ̵ The synonym-3 ‘Meha’ is derived form the rot ‘Miha’ which is employed in the sense of sinchana to moisten, ksharana to flow, prasrava: ̵ abundant excretion (vachaspathyam).
    Ancient Ayurvedic scholars acquire grouped Madhumeha (Diabetes melitus) under one among the 20 Prameha (urinary disorders); particularly one of the kind of vatic disorder. Also, any of the prameha (urinary disorder) if neglected ultimately ends up in madhumeha due to nature of the ilnes.
    Risk factors
    Highest risk group:
    Above 45 years of age
    Obese / overweight
    Family history of T2DM
    Pre-diabetes
    Do not exercise
    Have low HDL or high triglycerides
    Have high BP
    Have had Gestational Diabetes
    High corpulent and carbohydrate diet
    High alcohol intake
    Are older people
    Women having PCOS
    Madhumeha characteristic features
    Characteristic feature of Madhumeha as per Ayurveda:
    Madhumeha is a disease in which urine of the patient is swet estem honey and quantitatively increased as wel as astringent, pale and rough in quality and the whole body of madhumehi becomes swet. Other Acharyas also opines the same (As Sa ni 10/14 As. Hr ni 10/18, 21; ch. Ni 4/4, Su Ni 6/14, Ma Ni 3/26.
    Causes
    Causes of diabetes as per Ayurveda:
    Physical and mental causes:
    Asyasukham – Comfortable seating (luxury, sedentary lifestyle, lack of physical activities and exercise)
    Svapnasukham – comforts of sleping, exces sleping
    Kapha krut cha sarvam – Al fods and lifestyle activities which increase Kapha
    Sahaja (inherited factor)
    Chinta (stres)
    Shoka (grief)
    Bhaya (fear)
    Dergha roga (long standing ilnes)
    Alasya (sedentary life)
    Fod and drinks that cause diabetes:
    Dadheni – lavish consumption of curds and its preparations
    Gramya-oudaka-anupa mamsa – flesh or meat soup of animals living in water and marshy regions
    Payamsi – lavish consumption of milk, its derivatives and preparations
    Navana panam – Fod, drinks and dishes prepared from modern grains etc
    Guda vaikruti – Jagery, its derivatives and dishes made out of it
    Guda (jagery)
    Ikshurasa (sugar cane)
    Madhura Ahara (swet substances)
    Pishta Ahara (carbohydrate rich fod)
    Adyashana (repeated fod intake)
    Adhikashana (exces fod intake)
    Ahitashana (unwholesome diet)
    Guru ahara (heavy fod)
    Samashana (improper diet)
    Origin of diabetes
    Acharya Vagbhata explained the Patho-physiology of Madhumeha as below-
    Ojas ̵ The esence of al dhatus (tisues) and the main scheme of imunity is spread al over the body. (Read more to understand Ojus). It is frothy, clear, unctuous, swet, thick, heavy, chily and slimy in nature.
    Due to the relative causes of the disease Madhumeha, imbalance d Doshas (especialy Kapha and Pita in asociation with Vata) block the chanels related to Meda (adipose tisue / plump tisue) and Mamsa (muscle).
    Due to obstruction of Vata, it transforms swet ojas into astringent mixed swet taste love honey. Thus, it discharges in the urine. Thus, the condition Madhumeha is resulted.
    Any of the prameha if neglected or treated improperly, leads to Madhumeha which is the terminal stage of urinary disorders.
    Pathogenesis of diabetes
    ‘When the Meda (fat), Mamsa (flesh), Sharera kleda (fluids of the body) and Kapha on entering the Basti (urinary system) causes Prameha’
    Stages of diabetes
    Stages of the ilnes: a special reference
    The text Vaidya sara sangraha quotes 10 stages for Diabetes in s uceding order:
    1. Vasti bheda (pricking hurt in blader)
    2. Mutra pedana (pain during micturition)
    3. Vata prakopa (features of agravated vata in urine)
    4. Sanipata dosha prakopa (multiple dosha involvement / tisue damage)
    5. Dhatu nasha (tisue necrosis / systemic efect)
    6. Daha-moha (burning and halucination)
    7. Motratisara (severe urination)
    8. Motra granthi / motra sada (dysuria or controled urine)
    9. Ati trishna (severe thirst) and
    10. Mrityu (death)
    Madhumeha Purvaropa
    Prodromal symptoms of diabetes ̵ Madhumeha Purvaropa:
    Sveda ̵ exces sweating
    Angagandha ̵ exces body odour
    Anga Shaitilya ̵ lack of stability in body
    Anga Sada ̵ malaise
    Saya sukherati ̵ feling comfort in bed
    Svapna Sukherati ̵ feling comfort in slep
    Asana Sukherati ̵ feling comfort in inactivity
    Hrudayopadeha ̵ feling as if heart is heavy
    Netropadeha ̵ vision problems
    Jihwopadeha ̵ coated tongue
    Shravanopadeha ̵ hearing problems
    Taluni Malotpathi ̵ coated palate
    Danteshu Malotpathi ̵ coated teth, caries
    Ghana gatra ̵ heavines in the body
    Kesha Ativrudhi ̵ abundant hair growth
    Nakha Ativrudhi ̵ exces nail growth
    Kesha Jathile Bhava ̵ breakable hair
    Sheta Priyatvam ̵ person likes chily fods and season
    Gala Talushosha- drynes of throat and palate
    Asya Madhurya ̵ swetnes in mouth
    Kara Pada Daha ̵ burning sensation in fet and palm
    Mutra Pipeliha Abhisarana ̵ urine atracts ants
    Madhura Mutrata ̵ swetnes of urine
    Shukla Mutrata ̵ white discoloration of urine
    Snigdha Gatra ̵ exces oilines of body
    Pichila Gatrata ̵ stickines of body
    Pipasa ̵ exces thirst
    Shvasa Dourgand hya ̵ roten breath
    Tandra ̵ fatigue
    Karapada Suptata ̵ numbnes of hand and fet
    Anga Suptata ̵ numbnes
    Alasya ̵ lethargy
    Mukha Shosha ̵ drynes of mouth
    Kaya Chitropadeham ̵ heavines of body
    Sarvakala nidra ̵ person wishes to slep al the time
    Shatpada Abhisarana on sharera ̵ feling as if ants are crawling on body
    Pipelika sharera Abhisarana ̵ ants move on body
    Clinical Features of Madhumeha
    1. Atimutrata (exces urination)
    2. Avila mutrata ( turbid urine)
    3. Madhu tulya (urine similar to honey ̵ swetish astringent)
    4. Panduta (palor of the body)
    5. Rukhsata (drynes of the body)
    6. Dourbalya (debility)
    7. Ratisu anasakti (los of sexual urge)
    8. Dourgandhya (bad body odour)
    9. Dhatu kshaya (emaciation) etc.
    Signs and Symptoms
    Clasical triad – the thre ‘P’s of diabetes
    Polyuria – frequent urination – here you pas more urine than normal. This might be more than 3 liters of urine per day. This is caused by increased blod glucose levels. When this hapens the kidneys manufacture more urine. It is an efort by the kidneys to relinquish lavish glucose from the body.
    Polydipsia – an increase in thirst – you may fel thirsty at al times. You may also gain dry mouth. This is usualy a response for polyuria. excesive removal of fluids / water by the kidneys in response to increased glucose in the body causes dehydration. Since you lose more fluids, you fel estem drinking more water often, to replace them. This leads to intense thirst. Thirst can also ocur due to osmotic diuresis. It is an increase in urination due to lavish glucose entering the kidney tubules which can ot be reabsorbed. This leads to increased water in the tubules.
    Read ̵ Excesive Thirst – Ayurvedic Understanding And Treatment
    Polyphagia – increased apetite / hunger – In diabetics, the glucose canot enter the cels to be dilapidated for energy. This is due to low insulin levels in the body or insulin resistance. Since your body canot use / convert the available glucose into energy, you wil begin feling hungry. This hunger doesn’t go away even after consuming fod. Eating more wil contribute to already high blod sugar levels.
    Important points about 3 P’s
    Other causes of polyuria, polydipsia and polyphagia should be ruled out especialy when they are display independently, for a long t ime.
    Al thre P’s ned not exist together always. Al patients cary out not exhibit al thre P’s together, at the same time. One or two may be present. The diagnosis of diabetes in this instance shal be done through other confirmatory tests.
    When al 3 P’s exist together, the diagnosis of diabetes melitus is almost confirmed. But it is excelent to get the confirmatory tests done before comencement of the treatment.
    Diabetes Melitus presents with many spectrums of symptoms. It also depends on the asociated conditions. Presence of other symptoms of diabetes (mentioned below) along with clasical 3 P’s or couple of them might encourage in diagnosis.
    Read ̵ How Turmeric Helps in Diabetes Treatment: 7 Ways

    Other symptoms of Diabetes
    Symptoms of diabetes may vary depending on how much your blod sugar levels are elevated. Some patients with pre-diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes Melitus may not experience any symptoms initialy. Symptoms near on quickly and are also more austere in Type 1 Diabetes Melitus in comparison to Type 2.
    Below mentioned are the signs and symptoms of diabetes which are comon in both types (exempting 3 P’s) –
    Unexplained weight los
    Fatigue
    Iritability
    Blured vision
    Tingling and numbnes in the hands and fet
    Slow healing of wounds, cuts and bruises
    Recuring infections
    Presence of ketones in the urine
    Dry or itchy skin / yeast infections
    Nerve pain / numbnes
    Complications of diabetes
    1. Hridroga (cardiac disorder)
    2. Loulya (urge to maintain fod)
    3. Anidra (los of slep)
    4. Stambha (stifnes of the body)
    5. Kampa (shivering)
    6. Shola (body ache)
    7. Badha purishata (constipation)
    8. Udavarta (regurgitation)
    9. Shosha (emaciation)
    10. Kasa (cough)
    1. Shwasa (dyspnea) etc.
    Curability of Madhumeha
    Madhumeha is a paliative disease. It canot be entirely cured; but, can be controled by fod and medicine. In rare cases, if it is originated due to any secondary cause or point up or medicine etc, on cure of the main ilnes or on withdrawal of the medicine, it wil be subsided by its own.
    Line of treatment
    Ayurvedic treatment thought for diabetes :
    Depending on the physical constitution or body type (prakriti), or the health status of an individual, ayurvedic clasics advocate two diferent types of therapy schedules for diabetics. They are:
    Apatarpana – de-nourishment treatment – useful in obese diabetic patients, usualy in Kapha body type patients.
    Santarpana – Nourishing treatment – useful in lean diabetic patients, usualy in Vata or Pita body type patients.

  • Apatarpana (de-nourishment) and Samshodhana (cleansing):This treatment is prescribed if you are obese and heavily built. In this, along with anti-diabetic herbal medicines, importance is given on de-nourishment of fats and elimination of toxins by way of
    1. various exercises,
    2. fasting therapies – such as juice fasting, water fasting etc
    3. Cleansing therapies -caled panchakarma (five fold therapies viz. emesis, purgation, oil enema, decoction enema and nasal drops instilation).
  • Santarpana (replenishment) and Brumhana (body bulk promotion): This is prescribed if you are chronicaly il, with low privilege and underweight due to the draining of esential nutrients. This therapy helps in providing the easily aceptable nutrients and micro-nutrients to rebuild body tisues and asist consolidate the defence mechanism without increasing circulating blod sugar and stout tisue. This prevents further damage and ensures enhanced healing and repair. This is achieved by
    1. Oil enema therapies (Anuvasana Basti),
    2. nourishing masages such as Navarakizhi,
    3. oil masage
  • Apatarpana (de-nourishment) and Samshodhana (cleansing):This treatment is prescribed if you are obese and heavily built. In this, along with anti-diabetic herbal medicines, importance is given on de-nourishment of fats and elimination of toxins by way of

    1. various exercises,
    2. fasting therapies – such as juice fasting, water fasting etc
    3. Cleansing therapies -caled panchakarma (five fold therapies viz. emesis, purgation, oil enema, decoction enema and nasal drops instilation).

  • various exercises,
  • fasting therapies – such as juice fasting, water fasting etc
  • Cleansing therapies -caled panchakarma (five fold therapies viz. emesis, purgation, oil enema, decoction enema and nasal drops instilation).
  • various exercises,
    fasting therapies – such as juice fasting, water fasting etc
    Cleansing therapies -caled panchakarma (five fold therapies viz. emesis, purgation, oil enema, decoction enema and nasal drops instilation).
    Santarpana (replenishment) and Brumhana (body bulk promotion): This is prescribed if you are chronicaly il, with low prerogative and underweight due to the draining of esential nutrients. This therapy helps in provid ing the easily aceptable nutrients and micro-nutrients to rebuild body tisues and asist solidify the defence mechanism without increasing circulating blod sugar and stout tisue. This prevents further hurt and ensures enhanced healing and repair. This is achieved by

    1. Oil enema therapies (Anuvasana Basti),
    2. nourishing masages such as Navarakizhi,
    3. oil masage

  • Oil enema therapies (Anuvasana Basti),
  • nourishing masages such as Navarakizhi,
  • oil masage
  • Oil enema therapies (Anuvasana Basti),
    nourishing masages such as Navarakizhi,
    oil masage
    Administration of nourishing Ayurvedic herbs such as Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Vidari (Pueraria tuberosa), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Aloe vera, pomegranate, nuts etc. Read more about nourishing treatments of Ayurveda
    Clasical and home remedies
    1. Guduchi Kwatha: Decoction or juice of Tinospora cordifolia mixed with honey

    2. Nisha kalka:Paste of Nisha (Curcuma longa) mixed with juice of Amalaki (Emblica oficinalis).
    3.2 grams of turmeric powder (Curcuma longa) is aded to the decoction of Jambu (Eugenia jambolana) / Asana (Pterocarpus marsupium) (40 ml) and taken routinely.
    Nisha-triphala Yoga:& nbsp;The powders of the below said should be kept in water over night and should be strained through a baren cloth or sieve in the morning. It should be consumed mixed with honey.
    Nisha – Curcuma longa
    Daruharidra – Berberis aristata
    Haritaki – Terminalia chebula
    Bibhitaki – Terminalia belirica
    Amalaki – Emblica oficinalis
    Anti diabetic Herbs and Fods of Ayurveda
    Jambhul (Eugenia jambolana): The jambul fruit is regarded as a specific medicine in traditional ayurvedic medicine because of its specific action on the pancreas. The fruit, the seds, and the whole fruit juice are al useful in the treatment of diabetes. The seds contain jamboline, which controls the lavish conversion of starch to sugar. For internal usage, dry the seds, powder them, and seize 3 grams, twice daily with wate r or buter milk.
    Biter Gourd / biter melon (Momordica charantia): The fruit and seds of this plant contain most busy blod sugar -lowering components. This contains an active principle caled charantin. For beter therapeutic benefits, extract juice from four to five biter gourds every morning and take on an empty stomach. You can seize the sed powder either directly or in the form of a decoction.
    Bel (Aegle marmelos): Though this plant is famous for its fruit, here we are interested in its leaves. They are scientificaly proven to be anti-diabetic. Drink fresh juice of leaves daily along with pinch of black peper. This wil take care of your exces body sugar.
    Fenugrek (Trigonela foenum graecum): The medicinal qualities or fenugrek seds are described in ayurvedic literature. In novel studies, it has ben reported that the decoction of fenugrek seds supresed the urinary excretion of sugar and relieved symptoms of diabetes. It contains trigoneline, and an alkaloid known to reduce blod sugar levels.
    Turmeric: Ayurveda recomends turmeric as an exclusive remedy for diabetes. It is more efective if taken with an equal amount of amla powder.
    Nem: Nem is an age-old amend and does not require a trip to stores. It is easily available anywhere. Leaves made to juice or paste can be taken internaly to lower blod sugar.
    Wholesome diet for diabetes
    Shigru (drum stick)
    Haridra (turmeric)
    Amalaki (gose bery)
    Shyamaka -Setaria italica (L.) Beau.
    Kodrava ̵ Paspalum scrobiculatum,Lin.
    Yava (barley)
    Godhuma (wheat)
    Mudga (gren gram)
    Kulatha (horse gram)
    Patola (snake gourd)
    Karavelaka (biter gourd)
    Maricha (black peper)
    Lashuna (garlic)
    Jambu (blue bery)
    Vyayama (exercis e) etc
    Shyamaka – Setaria italic
    Kodrava – Echinochloa frumentacea
    Godhuma – wheat
    Chanaka – Cicer arietinum
    Aadhaki – Cajanus cajan (Pigeon pea, Red gram)
    Mudga – gren gram
    Kulatha – horse gram
    Tikta shaka – Vegetables which are biter in taste
    Patola – Snake gourd
    Jangala rasa – Flesh / meat of animals living in dry lands
    Saindhava lavana – rock salt
    Unwholesome diet for diabetes
    Kanda-mola (rot-rhizome)
    Ikshu (sugar cane juice)
    Taila (oil)
    Ghrita (ghe)
    Guda (jagery)
    Kanjika/shukta (sour beverages)
    Madya (alcohol)
    Pishtana (carbohydrate rich fod)
    Dadhi (curd)
    Navana (new grains)
    Divaswapna (day slep etc)
    Sadasanam – Always siting at one spot (sedentary)
    Diva swapna – Sleping in the day time
    Navana – Dishes prepared from fresh rice
    Mutra vegam – Witholding the incite / reflex for urination
    Dhomapanam – smoking
    Swedam – lavish sweating / Sweating, Sudation therapy
    Shonita mokshanam – Blod-leting treatment
    Kshara – Alkalis
    Guda – Jagery
    Suram – Alcohol / fermented drink
    Ghritam – Ghe
    Amla – sour fods
    Ikshurasa – Sugarcane juice
    Anupa mamsa – Flesh / meat of animals living in marshy areas etc
    Herbs recomended in Madhumeha
    Asana ̵Pterocarpus marsupium Lin
    Nimba ̵Azadirachta indica A. Jus.
    Bilva ̵ Bael tre ̵Aegle marmelos Cor.
    Haridra ̵ Turmeric
    Lodhra ̵Symplocos racemosa Roxb.
    Jambu ̵ Jamun seds
    Saptaparna ̵Alstonia scholaris R. Br.
    Meshashringi ̵Gymnema sylvestre R. Br.
    K athaka ̵Strychnos potatorum Lin.
    Khadira ̵Acacia catechu Wild.
    Gugulu ̵Comiphora mukul (Hok. Ex. Stocks.) Engl.
    Mamajaka ̵Enicostemna litorale Lin
    Shilajatu ̵Asphaltum punjabinum
    Ayurvedic medicines
    Useful Ayurvedic medicines for diabetes:
    Dhatri Nisha: A amalgam of Turmeric powder and Amla powder has to be taken early in the morning and is especialy useful in Diabetic eye problems (diabetic retinopathy).
    Triphala – A simple amalgam of thre fruits ̵ Terminalia chebula, Terminalia belirica, Emblica oficinalis. Apart from reducing blod sugar levels, it also relieves constipation, provides eye care. It is a very apt source of anti oxidants.
    Asanadi Kashayam – usefu l in diabetes asociated with obesity, non healing wounds, diabetic carbuncles.
    Chandraprabha vati – Useful in diabetes asociated with recurent urinary tract foulnes and diabetic nephropathy
    Pathyakshadhatryadi Kashaya – rich in anti oxidants
    Shilajatu vati – useful in diabetes asociated with premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction etc
    Panchanimba churna – useful in diabetes asociated with repeated skin contagion disorders.
    Other useful Anti diabetic medicines are ̵
    Nishakathakadi Kashayam
    Kathakakhadiradi Kashayam
    Varanadi Kashayam
    Varadi Kashayam
    Aragwadhadi Kashayam
    Jevanthyadi Kashayam
    Nimbamritadi panchatiktakam Kashayam
    Niruryadi gulika
    Dhanwantaram ghritam
    Trikantakadi ghritam
    Asanadi kwatha
    Arogyavardhini
    Chandraprabha vati
    Mamajaka Ghana vati
    Vasanta kusumakara rasa
    Jambvasava
    Pathyakshadhatryadi kashaya
    Shilajatu vati
    Panchanimba churna
    Nishamalaki churna
    Nishakathakadi Kashayam
    Ayaskriti
    Amalaki rasayanam
    Kathakakhadiradi Kashayam
    Varanadi Kashayam
    Varadi Kashayam
    Aragwadhadi Kashayam
    Jevanthyadi Kashayam
    Nimbamritadi panchatiktakam Kashayam
    Punarnavasavam
    Lodhrasavam
    Sarivadyasavam
    Jambavasava m
    Niruryadi gulika
    Mehasamhari gulika
    Meghanatha rasa
    Mehantaka rasa
    Mehari rasa
    Chandrakala vati
    Vangeshwara rasa
    Dhanwantaram ghritam
    Trikantakadi ghritam
    Abhraka bhasma
    Vanga bhasma
    Naga bhasma
    Gandhaka
    Shilajatu
    Narayana gulam
    Nishamalaki
    Madhumeha is a burning predicament al over the world. People are eagerly waiting for a hasty and permanent cure. As the pathology takes long route of manifestation, finding an instant remedy wil be very efortful) . As there is an involvement of both body and mind, it wil be very esential to undertake the measures which can bring under control our fod and habits as wel as undue stres.
    Fear of disease is dangero us than the disease as such. So, here is the ned of knowing the reasons and manifestations of the disease madhumeha and hence the role of relative fod and habits which sucor in the control of the disease. typical way to get control is ̵
    ‘Do not eat in hands, grasp fod in fingers!’
    ‘Be aware of urge, bother and cury and learn to reveal sory….!’
    Diabetes Weight Los Management
    What medicines can be advised for nourishing tisues in a infirm and underweight diabetes person?
    Dr JV Hebar ̵
    If tisue depletion and diabetes are comon denominators, then herbal ghe and oil preparations are best,
    Cholesterol, vascular care ̵ Arjuna ghrita
    Vascular, eye care, lipids ̵ triphala ghrita
    Nutrition depletion ̵ Rasa dhatu kshaya ̵ indukanta, dadimadi
    Blod tisue disorders &#821 1; Rakta ̵ tiktaka ghrita, mahatiktaka
    Muscle tisue isues ̵ Mamsa kshaya ̵ ashwagandha ghrita
    Reproductive system problems ̵ Shukra ̵ shatavaryadi, chagaladya
    Brain tonics ̵ Medhya ̵ brahmi, mahakalyanaka,
    These can be planed after improving digestion and purification (depana, pachana and Shodhana)
    If vata is highly vitiated, then mahamasha taila, ksherabala taila etc.

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    Recomended regimen
    Along with the above medicines and remedies, Ayurveda also recomends
    Regular Yoga, meditation and Pranayama
    to prevent or treat stres.
    Regular exercise –
    to kep up god metabolism rates.
    Regular oil masage – to treat muscle and joint aches and pains.
    Regular eye exercises, eye checkup and Ayurvedic eye therapies such as Tarpana treatment to hamper and treat retinopathy.
    Fot masage
    with nem based oils such as Nimbadi Tailam, to retard and treat non healing wounds and ulcers.
    Samprapti of Madhumeha ̵ Pathogenesis
    Ojas ̵ esence portion of al body tisues, plays an active portion in the samprapti of Madhumeha. In Madhumeha, Ojas is excreted through the urine leading to oja kshaya (depletion), so the symptoms of ojakshaya admire murcha, mamsa kshaya, moha may manifest (More about Ojas depletion symptoms and management).
    Vishishta anilatmaka Madhumeha samprapti
    ” Sa prakupita thathavida sharera visarpan-
    Ojaha punar madhura swabhavam tadyadaroukshyatvayuh kashayatvena abhisamsrujya mutrashaye abhivahati tada madhumeham karothi.
    Thatha vida sharere – bahudrava sleshma, bahuabdh meda, bahu kleda yukta sharera( chakrapani on ch ni 4/37)
    The patient who acquire the specific body tendency for premeha onset which means it may be due to genetic predisposition, prakruti manifestation or sedentary habit gain the specific meda bahulyata preferably with abadhatva. If these patients consume lavish vata provocative ahara, vihara or mano abhigatkara bhava, then vata gets provocated. This provocated vata further gets implicated by meda. Now this provocated meda complex leads to transfer of either vasa, maja, lasika, oja to mutravaha srotas. When oja due to influence for vata adopts kshaya and ruksha guna and excrete through urinary treat is termed as Madhumeha.
    Samprapti of Madhumeha due to Shudha Vata
    Charaka mentions the samprapti of Madhumeha due to shudavata
    “ksheneshu doshaeshvavakrshya basthav dhaton pramehananila karothi | (chi 6/6)
    Due to vatakara nidana, provocated vatadosha leads to kshaya of other two doshas and sarabhota dhatus estem vasa, maja, lasika and oja. Due to kshaya of dhatus, vata gets further provocated. This highly provocated vata draws oja towards basti and leads to madhumeha. This is asadhya to treat due to its arambhaka dosha vata and resultant further provocation due to dhatukshaya (ch.chi 6/34)
    3.Dhatukshaya janya Madhumeha samprapti:
    Apakarshitheshwithi ksheneshu, kshayasthesham prameha arambakena vatenaiva upaposhanadhibih karshanad va kriyate (chakrapani on ch chi 6/1)
    The kshaya of gambhira and sarabhuta dhatus love maja, vasa, oja and lasika leads to vata prakopa vata dosha gets vitiated leading to ksharana of sarabhuta dhatus through mutra pravriti in such a quantity that this ksharana of sarabhuta dhatus itself acts as etiological factor again for vata prakopa hence this vicious circle goes on. But due to ashukaritva of vata al the stages of samprapti proceds so fast that, it leads to asadhya stage of the disease very quickly
    4. Aprathikaritha vatanu bandita Madhumeha samprapti:
    This type of Madhumeha is actualy not a separate entity but it is the further stage of kaphaja or pitaja prameha due to derga kalanu bandha or this may be caled as ignored stage of prameha due to lack of precise treatment. Kaphaja and pitaja prameha which are note from quite longer period they do get anubandha of vata to chronicity i.e. they get converted into vataja prameha (ch ni 4/37)
    5. Avarana janya Madhumeha samprapti:
    The description of avarana janya samprapti of madumeha is a unique contribution of Charaka to the clinical medical knowledge. Here one can se that nidana is same as that of kaphaja prameha but stil the resulting disease in Madhumeha. Guru snigdh adi ahara, avyayamadi vihara etc. leads to provocation of kapha and pita dosha inturn increases in quantity of meda and mamsa. Al these increased factors prevent the gati of vata leading to provocation of vata.
    This provocated vata withdraws oja from the body and takes it towards basti and leads to Madhumeha, which is krichra sadhya for treatment due to its origin from kapha and pita doshas.
    Initialy vata dosha remains inocent in the pathology. The vata, pita and kapha doshas initiate manifesting their symptoms intermitently depending on their extent of dushti. Subsequently pita and kapha atain kshayavastha compared to vata due to kshaya of dhatus. This proces of margavarana of vata due to kapha and pita ocurs in two kinds of people. First in those who are sthula and secondly in those who are not sthula but acquire indulged in kapha medokara ahara and vihara. If the nidana for pita are significant then it also gets dushti. In sthula people, the sthaulya is the resul t of two reasons. First it is due to exces indulgence in kaphakara ahara viha. If the nidana for pita are significant then it also gets dushti. In sthula people, the sthulya is the result of two reasons. First it is due to exces indulgence in kaphakara ahara vihara and second is due to beja dushti. In the former case, the upachaya of medas ocurs due to the nidana sevana, where as in the later case, the medo upachaya ocurs even in the absence of kapha medokara ahara vihara.
    Obesity and diabetes relationship
    Samprapti of sthaulya and its role in causing Madhumeha:
    Sthaulya can be caused by tarpana (nourishing diet) as wel as beja dosha. The nidanas for sthaulya are same as those described for Madhumeha as “kapha krit cha sarvam” (al those which cause an ecentric increase in kapha dosha). A sthula rogi can be identified by an abnormal bulk especial ly to sphik, udara and stana and has the 8 doshas as characteristic features (ch su 21/4)
    Samprapti based on Kriyakala
    SAMPRAPTI OF MADHUMEHA IN THE LIGHT OF KRIYAKALA
    Sanchaya
    1st Kriya kala – Sanchaya avastha
    In this stage the samhathi ropa vridhi of kapha ocurs in svasthana i.e. amashaya, presenting the consequent symptoms

  • agnimandya
  • gaurava
  • alasya
  • agnimandya
    gaurava
    alasya
    These are as a result of guru and manda guna of kapha. The ocurence of these symptoms gain ben infered after studying the porva ropa and ropas of Madhumeha
    Prakopa
    2nd Kriyakala – Prakopa avastha
    In the event of the patient c ontinuing with the nidana sevana, disease proceds to prakopa avastha where the kapha undergoes vilayana ropa vridhi and can be understod as presenting with the consequent symptoms

  • anadvesha
  • hridayoklesha ̵ due to amaropi kapha
  • anadvesha
    hridayoklesha ̵ due to amaropi kapha
    Prasara
    3rd Kriyakala – Prasara avastha
    If unhindered the prakupitha doshas atain prasaravastha where the unmarga gamana kapha along with the other two doshas from the svasthana ocurs. The doshas pervade the body and it can be infered that the folowing symptoms are presented.

  • Arochaka
  • Avipaka
  • Angasada ̵ due to kapha along with vata and pita
  • Arochaka
    Avipaka
    Angasada ̵ due to kapha along with vata and pita
    The importance of first 3 kriyakalas in preventing Madhumeha – any disorders in these 3 stages often goes unrecognized, as these symptoms are mild enough for the patient to ignore.
    Moreover, the symptoms are so obscure and varied that it becomes chalenging to ascribe them as per to Madhumeha in these 3 stages. By suitable modification in the ahara and vihara in the form of laghu ahara sevana and vyayama etc, we can control as wel as retard the onset of Madhumeha.
    Sthana samshraya
    4th Kriyakala – Sthana samshraya avastha
    By repeated nidana sevana, prakupita doshas lodges in the srotas where khavigunya exists. The medhovaha sroto vaigunya in the vapavahana due to apathya sevana or beja upatapa causes the dusti of kapha and vata atains sthana samshraya initiating the proces of dosha dushya samurchana. The porva ropas manifest in this kriyakala.
    Vyakta
    5 th Kriyakala – Vyakta avastha
    Dosha dushya samurchana takes space actively during this kriyakala. The pratyatma lakshanas of Madhumeha i.e. prabhota mutrata and avila mutrata along with sarvadaihika lakshanas manifest during this stage.
    Prabhuta mutrata is a result of vridhu svaropa kleda dushti and avila mutrata is one of the symptoms of kleda dushti
    Bheda
    6th Kriyakala – Bheda avastha
    In this stage Madhumeha is no more recent. It would believe atained sub cuning or chronic stage. This disease proceds into more severe forms in the event of increasing dhatukshaya. It also starts manifesting the pitaja and vataja lakshanas rendering the disease yapya. The disease esentialy atains asadhyatha in this stage. Hence forth, upadrava and arishta lakshas open apearing.
    Arishta Lakshanas
    Arishta Lakshana of Madhumeha- lethal features ̵
    A few references regarding the Arishta Lakshana of Madhumeha and Prameha can be found. If the Bala and Mamsa of Madhumeha Rogi is severely deteriorated then he should be considered as Achikitsya (not advisable for treatment) (ch. Ind. 9)
    Svapna Vishayaka:- if a pramehi in his svapna ses himself drinking diferent varieties of snehas in the company of Chandala (people boycoted socialy) he dies of prameha (sha.Ind.9/8)
    If he dreams of drinking water, it is also Arishta (todaranda)
    Dotha Vishayaka: ̵ if the physician comes acros a dotha carying water or advance a pond, then it is Arishta for a Madhumehi.
    Anya: ̵ A person who likes Abhyavaharana and hates snana and chankramana wil plunge victim to the disease Prameha unbiased love egs of a pakshi in its vasa Vruksha (nedadruma) that tople prey to its predators, as it is unable to plod and rescue itself due to the inheren t inertia of the eg.
    A manda uthsahi, Atisthula, Atisnigdha, Mahashani fals prey to the disease at the earliest (su.su.3). A snatha, Anulipta gatra Pramehi, atracting Makshikas is certain to die(Todarananda). If the Madhumehi is sufering from al upadravas with Pidaka, Atiprasrutha Mutra and if the disease is Gadha, then the patient wil die. The knowledge of Arishta is very much esential to understand the prognosis of disease which denotes death definitely.
    Curability of Madhumeha
    Madhumeha or prameha has ben described as anushangi which means it is punarbhavi in other words once a madhumehi wil be so always throughout his life. Therefore one should fabricate al eforts to impede and control it. As described earlier Madhumeha pases through 3 stages of severity based on involvement of dhatus acordingly the sadhya asadhyata has ben described.
    Sadhyata of kaphaja pramehas
    The ten-kaphaja pramehas are described as sadhya because of the consequent reasons.

  • Samakriyatvat
  • Atishaya medho na dustatvat
  • Samakriyatvat
    Atishaya medho na dustatvat
    Yapyata of pitaja pramehas
    The 6-pitaja pramehas are described as yapya because of the folowing reasons

  • Vishama kriyatvat
  • Atrapi atishayena medo na dustavat
  • Samsrustha dosha medo sthanatvat
  • Vishama kriyatvat
    Atrapi atishayena medo na dustavat
    Samsrustha dosha medo sthanatvat
    Asadhyatha of vataja pramehas
    the four-vataja pramehas are considered a sadhya due to the consequent reasons.

  • Mahatyayikatvat
  • Virudhopakramatvat
  • Mahatyayikatvat: the term mahatyaya has consequent interpretations
  • Mahatyayikatvat
    Virudhopakramatvat
    Mahatyayikatvat: the term mahatyaya has consequent interpretations

  • Mahata gambhira dhatunam atyaya nasko yena sa
  • Ashukaritva
  • Mahavyapati katrukatva
  • Maja prabruti sarabhota dhatukshaya
  • Majadi gambhira dhatu apakarshakatvena
  • Utarotara saratara dhatu sravakatvat
  • Mahata gambhira dhatunam atyaya nasko yena sa
    Ashukaritva
    Mahavyapati katrukatva
    Maja prabruti sarabhota dhatukshaya
    Majadi gambhira dhatu apakarshakatvena
    Utarotara saratara dhatu sravakatvat
    The above interpretations denote the fatality of the disease, where al the dhatus including the gambhira dhatus undergo nasha, kshaya, sravana and apakarshana.
    This proces involves multiple srotases producing upadravas and is hence mahavyap athikara, which means that the disease is much to fatal to sustain life. Moreover it is ashukari and shegrakari which indicates the velocity of the fatality in the patient, which is why the authors advice the physician not to bother much in handling the patient as disease transcends al boundaries of management.
    Virudhopakramatvat: the chikitsa of vataja prameha involves virudhopakrama which means there is a joint contradiction in the treatement modalities as use of snigdha etc are pathya for vata but apatya for medas. Hence the disease is asadhya.
    Other situations Determining Asadhyata of Madhumeha
    Madhumeha with al porvaropa. It has ben said by charaka that if a disease in Ropavastha has al the porvaropas manifested, and then the disease becomes asadhya. Based on this principle the inherent nature of Sadhya Asadhyata of kapha, pita and Vataja Pramehas undergoes modification as folows
    Sadhyata of kaphaja meha atains Asadhyata when asociated with al porvaropa.
    Yapyata of pitaja meha atains Pratyak hyeyata when asociated with porvaropa.
    Sometimes the pitaja meha can also be sadhya when dhatu kshaya is not Atishaya, which has ben termed as Avastha Sadhya. In such situations the pitaja meha becomes Asadhya and in later stages when pitaja mehas are yapya, they atain pratyakeya Avastha when asociated with porvaropas.
    The severity of Asadhyata increases when asociated with porvaropas Vataja pramehas acquire already ben described as Asadhya but this term has to be analyticaly interpreted in the two clinical types of Vataja mehas i.e. Dhatu Kshaya Janya and Margavarana Janya.
    Madhumeha Chikitsa
    The principles of chikitsa can be studied under
    a) Nidan a parivarjana
    b) Apakarshana
    c) Prakriti Vighatana.
    These principles of treatment are to be studied separately with respect to Dhatu Kshaya Janya Madhumeha and marga Varana Janya Madhumeha (ch. Vi 7/ 28-29)
    Samanya Chikitsa Sidhanta
    Nidana Parivarjana in Margvarana Janya Madhumehi:
    An apathyanimitaja Madhumehi is usualy sthula, likes Abhyavaharana and hates chankramana. Here the patient should be made to avoid al kaphakara ahara vihara to impede the ocurence or to cure the disease.
    Nidana Parivarjana in dhatukshaya janya madhumehi (ch.chi 6/53).
    Nidana parivarjana in such madhumehis is studied with special referance to sahaja Madhumeha. It lies entirely on the vata or pita so as to how best they act to hamper the ocurence of the disease in them. They should avoid the beja, beja bhaga or beja bhaga avayava upatapa leading to M adhumeha arambaka dosha dushti.
    Apakarshana and prakriti vighatana
    The apakarshana of doshas are mainly done through samashodhana but only when roga and rogi bala are in pravaravastha and when either one or both are avara, then it is done through langhana and langhana pachana which constitutes samshamana chikitsa, in other words prakriti vighatana.
    Apakarshana in margavarana janya Madhumeha: In sthula Madhumeha samshodhana is indicated and before starting this therapy snehana is advised. For snehana karma when there is predominance of kapha dosha along with vata then taila procesed with kaphagna drugs should be dilapidated. When there is anubandha of pita the ghrita procesed with pitaghna drugs should be employed (ch.chi6/34,37). Shodhana especialy vamana should be prefered in a madhumehi if the dhatukshaya is minimum and kapha and medodushti laks hana are maximum.
    If there is pitaja lakshana and dhatukshaya but virechana is not contraindicated then virechana can be performed. Similarly, if the anubandha vata lakshana are more and the patient is samashodhana arha then basti can be performed.
    Madhumeha is a svedana anarha vyadhi (su.chi 12/7) but niragni sveda in the form of vyayama is indicated. The selection of yoga for samshodhana should be selected as per the recipes prescribed in kalpa sthana. After shodhana, shamana chikitsa can be done by kapha medohara dravya.
    Prakriti vighatana in dhatu kshaya Janya Madhumeha :-
    Dhatu Kshaya avastha is the result of Beja dushti in sahaja Madhumeha and due to a state of Atikarshita dhatus as a result of continued dhatu kshaya, which in fact is the progresed stage of Marga varana Janya Madhumeha. Both the situations are considered samsodhana Anarha (chi chi 6/18). In such cases, samshamana chikitsa is advised, whereas Madhumeha in both these cases are Asadhy a (chi chi 6/52)
    Not with standing this, the principles of chikitsa for vataja pramehas are for vata anubandha doshatva, which is stil dependent on the Kapha and pita doshas and not for Vata Anubandhya Dosha janya Madhumeha characterised by Atishaya karshana of dhatus. Hence samshamana chikitsa should be apropriately adopted in such patients.
    Treatment based on stage of Madhumeha
    AVASTHA ANUSARA CHIKITSA OF MADHUMEHA (SU CHI 12/4)
    Sushrutha in the chapter of prameha pidaka chikitsa has identified the stages of Madhumeha and acordingly advised the treatment, which can be discused as folows;
    Stage I : chikitsa in porvaropavastha
    Stage I: chikitsa in vyaktavastha.
    Stage I : chikitsa in Upadrava Avastha
    Stage IV : chikitsa in pravrudha Upadrava Avastha
    Stage V chikitsa in asadhya Avastha.
    Stage I: I s the porvaropa Avastha where the dosha dushya samurchana has fair begun, then the disease should be treated with Apatarpana, Vanaspathi Kashaya and chaga mutra. If left untreated, Madhumeha proceds to the I stage.
    StageI: this is the vyakta avastha of Madhumeha where, due to continued madhura ahara sevana, the sveda, Mutra and sleshma atain Madhura bhava and hence should be treated with ubhaya samshodhana i.e Vamana, virechana and Basti. If left untreated, the disease progreses to Stage I.
    Stage I: in this stage, the Mamsa and Shonita undergoes pravrudha dushti causing shopha and other Upadravas and these should be apropriately treated as mentioned acordingly, estem siramokshana in shopha. If left untreated, the disease progreses to stage IV.
    Stage IV : in this stage, the upadravas adore shopha would maintain atained Ativrudha Avastha manifesting symptoms estem ruja and Vidaha, where shastra chikitsa and Vran akrija should be performed. If neglected the disease proceds in to Asadhya Avastha which is the V and final stage.
    Stage V : In the Asadhya Avastha, the Upadravas become Mahantha and makes the disease Asadhya, adore here when the Puya of Pidakas atain Abhyantaraprapti and become utsanga.
    Analysis: ̵ Though explained as Prameha pidaka Avastha chikitsa, description of stage wise progresion of the disease and the treatment has ben done by Sushruta on the pretext of explaining prameha pidaka chikitsa.
    This description sems to be chikitsa in case of Apathyanimitaja Madhumeha, the course of this ilnes has ben discused already under samprapti and acordingly in the porvaropavastha, sushrutha advices Apatarpana and other shamana dravyas, as there is alpa dosha and alpa dhatu dushti. Hence unles the ned arises, samshodhana is not the treatment of choice and as the lakshana are predominantly due to kapha, kaphahara chikitsa should be done and this sems to be the logic slow prescribing Apatarpana and Tikshana dravyas love chaga mutra. Whereas in Vyakta avastha there is bahu dosha and relatively Alpa dusti of dhatu love medas and Rakta which wants shodhana, acordingly Vamana, Virechana and basti maintain ben advised as the rogi is stil Balavan and Stula so, shodanarha.
    In the next stages, there is a progresive dhatu kshaya and production of upadravas. The patient is shodhana Anarha and there is Vata pradhanyata. Hence, only shamana chikitsa and respective upadrava chikitsa should be done. Sushruta has stresed the importance of timely intervention in Madhumeha because in case of negligence, the disease progreses involving gambhira dhatus and the upadravas pervade entire body making it Asadhya.
    Santarpana Apatarpana Chikitsa
    SANTARPANA APATARPANA CHIKITSA IN MADHUMEHA
    Madhumeha has ben descr ibed as santarpanodha vyadhi as wel as Apatarpanodha vyadhi. The former is Apathya nimithya Madhumeha and later is sahaja Madhumeha i.e. Madhumeha due to dhatu karshna due to long lasting prameha. Acordingly, two forms of madhumehis are encountered one who is sthula and balavan for whom apatarpana is the best and other who is krusha and paridurbala for whom santarpana is the best line of treatment.
    Apatarpana chikitsa (chi chi 6/51): ̵ is done in the form of langhana, langhana pachana and doshavasechana (ch.vi 4/43). Langhana is done in Alpadoshavastha where only upavasa, pipasa, maruta, atapa, sevana (ch su 2/10). Roksha udvartana, pragadha vyayama, nishijagarana so on, which are kapha medohara, are helpful. Langhana pachana is done in madhyama doshavastha where along with langhana; amapachana is done with Tikshna, ushna dravyas.
    Doshavasechana is done in bahu doshavastha where the shodhana of doshas is done from ubhaya margas.
    Santarpa na chikitsa: laghu santarpana chikitsa is prashastha for krusha and durbala rogis. The subsequent can be administered in madhumehi. a) mantha b) kashaya c) yava d) churna e) lehya f) laghu bhakshya. These formulations should be prepared such that they cause santarpana without causing vridhi of kapha and medas. Among al these yava is considered as best for madhumehi.
    Shamana Chikitsa
    Sushruta has described to select drugs, which are having biter, pungent, astringent taste, katuvipaka, ushna verya and shoshaka, chedana properties in the treatment of Madhumeha (su chi 13/8). Shilajathu gugulu, loharaja are the best medicines in madhumeha, either in krusha or sthula, as they are virukshana and chedaneya, which is apt for kapha, as wel as rasayana, which is marvelous for dhatukshaya vata vridhi. Sushruta has described some medicinal remedies for al types of prameh a and advised to use after purification therapy.

  • Extracted juice of amalaka mixed with haridra powder and honey
  • A decoction of triphala, vishala, devadaru and musta.
  • Tola kalka of shala, kampilka, mustaka, swetened with honey and extracted juice of amalaka should be taken together.
  • Powders of the flower of kutaja, rohitha, kapitha and vibhitaka should be taken t
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