Diabetes is one of the 20 types of pramehas termed in Ayurveda. It is the disorder in which there is an excessive amount of sugar present in the bloodstream of an individual. Though this disease cannot be cured but can be controlled. It is also to be noted that diabetes is one of the main reasons of metabolic deaths in today’s world. But by due care and perseverance the illness can be controlled and individuals with this disease can normally lead long lives. Let’s see some of the ayurvedic medicine for diabetes here:
Bitter Gourd Juice
Juice of bitter melon/Karela may be taken on empty stomach daily in the early morning. Simple recipes made of it can also be consumed as it is considered as the one of the best remedies for diabetes.
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.
Fenugreek seeds or its combination with ayurvedic herbs are useful remedy to lessen the signs and symptoms of diabetes. These could be taken in the following ways:
Grind seeds of Methi (100 gm) and turmeric (25 gm) are taken along with a glass of milk twice a day
Soaked fenugreek seeds in warm water overnight followed by chewing it in the morning
Soak 4 tbsp of the seeds in 300 ml water overnight. Crush them in the morning and strain the mixture. Drink it daily for three months.
Chapattis are also prepared by adding methi powder
The seed powder of Eugenia jambolana (1 tsp) twice a day along with lukewarm water is good in curing of it. The chewing of Jamun leaves prevents the conversion of starch into sugar.
The juice of Amla (Embelica officinalis) 20 ml twice a day is good for diabetic patient. The powder of Amla fruit may also be taken twice a day.
Banyan tree bark
The decoction of the bark of ficus bengalensis is consumed (50 ml) twice a day i.e. 20 gm of ficus bark is heated in 4 glass of water and when the mixture becomes approx. 1 glass of water, it should be removed and cooled and consumed.
This is one of the important natural home remedies. Preparation: Take one litre of water and add 3-4 tbsp of cinnamon powder and heat if for 20 minutes. Strain and cool this mixture. Drink it every day.
Pterocarpus marsupium is helpful in curing diabetes. It could be consumed in the form of a power twice a day. It can also be kept in the water overnight and drink it in the morning in the empty stomach. Otherwise, the patients can take a cube of it.
Triphala along with other ingredients are useful in lowering the blood sugar levels. The decoction of equal parts of Triphala, root of barberry, colocynth and moth (20 ml) may be taken along with turmeric powder (4 gm) twice a day.
Decoction of equal part of Patola (a variety of small cucumber snake gourd), neem, fruit of embolic myrobalan and stem of Guduct (14 to 28 ml) be taken thrice a day.
The above said are the best ayurvedic medicine for sugar.
When you consult a Ayruveda doctor, he will provide you with a combination of ayurvedic treatment for diabetes that consists of exercise (Vyaayam), dietary regulation (pathya), Panchakarma (bio-purification procedures) and medicines.