Prameha (Diabetes) – How to control the deadly disease

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). Poorly managed diabetes can lead to a host of long-term complications like Heart attacks, strokes, blindness, nerve damage and even impotence in men.
Diabetes can be controlled and it has been verified by various studies. As per Ayurveda There are 20 forms of this disease: 4 are due to Vata, 6 result from Pitta, and 10 are caused by Kapha. But prameha is mainly kapha dosha disease.

  • Diet- increasing kapha dosha such as sugar, fats, potatoes, rice
  • Lack exercise
  • Mental stress and strain
  • Excessive sleep etc.


  • Excessive urine formation & Frequent urination
  • Burning of palms and soles
  • Increased hunger
  • Excessive Thirst
  • Sweet taste to mouth etc.
  • Weight Loss
  • Blurry Vision
  • Wounds that take time to heal
  • Skin Infections
  • Unexplained extreme fatigue


  • Diet planning- is the cornerstone of managing diabetes.The diabetic diet is an otherwise normal balanced diet, with a few modifications and proper spacing between food intakes. Avoid diet increasing kapha dosha such as sugar, fats, potatoes, rice. Avoid alcohol
  • Daily exercise- One of the methods to heal prameha include strenuous exercises. Regular exercise in any form is a must. In 'Yogasanas' - Forward bending asanas like 'Paschimottanasan','Halasan' etc. are effective
  • Restrict and reduce weight
  • Avoid sleeping during daytime.
  • Avoid smoking
  • Try to reduce stress by implementing & practicing Yoga

Useful herbs

  • Jambhul (Eugenia jambolana) Powder from jamun core is useful.
  • Gurmar(gymnema sylvestre)
  • Sagar gota (Ceasalpinia crista)
  • Bel (Aegle marmelos)
  • Shilájit
  • Turmeric
  • Neem
  • Triphala

Liver Cirrhosis - Ayurveda can help cure this

What is Liver Cirrhosis: Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver that occurs as a result of chronic liver disease. People who have cirrhosis, the cells of the liver are damaged and can’t repair themselves. As liver cells die, scar tissue forms. When this scar tissue builds up, blood can’t flow through the liver properly.
It is caused by:
  • Excessive Alcohol consumption
  • Conversion from hepatitis C or hepatitis B
  • Disorder of excretory system of Liver
  • Consuming any harmful chemicals etc.

Major symptoms are:

  1. Weight Loss or Weight Gain abnormally
  2. Nausea
  3. Symptoms similar to Jaundice like yellowing of palms, eyes etc
  4. Loss of appetite
  5. Visible blood vessels on skin
  6. Fatigue or weakness

Ayurvedic Remedies:

  • Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) - This is the most useful medicine for this disease. The bark is useful as an anti-ischemic and cardioprotective agent in hypertension and in ischemic heart disease. It also has a tonic effect in cases of cirrhosis of the liver
  • Boerhavia diffusa (Punarnava) - An alcoholic extract of whole plant Boerhavia diffusa given orally exhibited hepato-protective activity against experimentally induced carbon tetrachloride hepatotoxicity.
  • Eclipta alba (Bhringaraj) - It is the main herb for treating liver disorders. It is normally given after mixing with ethanol in same quantities and it helps the liver by regulating the levels of hepatic microsomal drug metabolising enzymes
  • Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi) : This herb is used to treat HIV/AIDS, other immune diseases, and pita diseases. It is used as a blood purifier, to treat fever, and to aid recovery from fevers. It is also used for jaundice, digestion, constipation, hemorrhoids, dysentery, and cancer
  • Glycyrhhiza (licorice or Mulathhi) : Licorice root has been used in both Eastern and Western medicine to treat a variety of illnesses, including liver disease.

Which is your most preferred way to keep your body fit and away from diseases?