Category: Child Health

HOW TO MANAGE DIABETES IN AYURVEDA

During a conversation with your friends, relatives or colleagues we come to know that there are many persons who are diabetic. Diabetes has become the eminent health issue all over the world. In 2013 International diabetes federation has estimated that 381 million people have the diabetes. There is rapid spurt in the cases of diabetes and number of diabetic patients is supposed to be doubled by 2030. How to get rid from this problem, here is the big question mark?  Diabetes management in ayurveda is the safe and effective alternative.

Diabetes Management In Ayurveda

In ayurveda various herbs are identified which help to maintain the optimum blood sugar   level without causing any negative impacts on health.  Sometimes people are not even aware that they are diabetic, so it is mandatory for us to consult our doctors for diabetes test. Diabetes has the dreadful effects which may lead to multiple organ failure in body like kidney failure, heart failure, blindness, damage to nervous system and various other problems like  gum diseases and hypoglycemia.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is disorder which is characterized by the high blood glucose levels. Insulin is the hormone which converts the glucose into energy. But in the diabetic people there is insufficient production of insulin. Excess hunger, increased thirst, sudden weight loss, frequent urination and slow healing of sores or wounds are the symptoms associated with diabetes.

TYPES OF DIABETES

1. Type 1 diabetes – Type 1 diabetes mostly occur under the age of 20. In type one diabetes there is destruction of the insulin producing cells (Beta cells) of pancreas by immune system.

2. Type 2 diabetes – Type 2 diabetes is also known as non insulin dependent diabetes (NIDDM) and is more common in the children who are obese or overweight. In this case there is a very less production of insulin which is insufficient to fulfill the body’s need. This condition further leads to insulin resistance.

CAUSE OF DIABETES IN AYURVEDA

In ayurveda, diabetes is known as madhumeha which is due to aggravation of vata dosha. Imbalance of vata results in the deterioration of dhatus (body tissues). Main cause of diabetes is the impaired digestion. Due to this there is the accumulation of digestive impurities in pancreatic cells which leads to impairment in insulin production. With the help of various herbs present in ayurveda, problem of diabetes can be managed. These herbs help in production of beta cells which further maintain the good blood sugar levels.

DIABETES MANAGEMENT IN AYURVEDA:

Diabetes management in ayurveda is very effective and safe way to get rid from this problem. Ayurveda is the holistic approach that assists a person to balance the body, mind and soul by taking proper food and proper rest. In ayurveda main emphasis is to uproot the disease without causing any adverse impacts on health.

Here Planet Ayurveda is the herbal formulation company which works to identify the medicinal importance of various herbs and provides their benefits to human beings. This company offers the various herbal products like herbal tablets, herbal capsules, herbal powders and various other products.

For the Diabetes management Planet Ayurveda offers the Diabetes care pack which contains the four products.healthy-glucose-support-pack-1_1Buy-Now-Button

  • Fenugreek capsules
  • Bittermelon capsules
  • Dia- beta plus capsules
  • Madhu mehantak churna.

All these herbal products are prepared from the pure extracts of herbs and free from the addition of any color, starch, preservatives.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

1. Fenugreek capsules – Fenugreek capsules are an effective product for the   diabetes management in ayurveda. This herbal product is prepared from the pure extracts of herb Methi (Trigonella foenum gracecum). Methi has the great medicinal importance and one of most common spice used in the Indian kitchen. This herb is known to be very beneficial to reduce the increased levels of blood sugar. Methi seeds help in the absorption of sugar and fats. This herb is quite useful to increase the glucose tolerance of our body.

DOSE – 2 capsules, twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Bittermelon capsules –Karvellak (Momordica charantia) which is commonly also known as kerala. Bittermelon capsules are prepared from the pure extracts of this herb. This herb is used as vegetable in Indian kitchen. Regular use of this herb helps the one to get rid from diabetes. It contains the two compounds – charatin and momordicin which are quite effective to decrease the high levels of blood sugars.   Seeds of karela are packed with  polypeptide –P which acts like insulin and help to get rid from diabetes.

DOSE – 2 capsules, twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Dia-Beta Plus Capsules – These capsules are amazing herbal product for the management of diabetes in a natural way. Various pateinst are benefitted with the use of this product.   This herbal product is prepared by the combination of various herbs which is given below.

Ingredients

  • Gurmaar (Gymnema sylvestrae)
  • Karela  (Momordica charnatia)
  • Saptrangi (Salacia oblonga)
  • Vijaysaar (Petrocarpus marsupium)
  • 5. Tulsi (Ocimmum tenuiflorum)

Benefits – Herb used in the preparation of Dia-Beta Plus Capsules are packed with wonderful properties   to manage the problem of diabetes. These herbs help to increase the production of insulin hormone and thus help to maintain the good blood sugar levels. These herbs also support the good functioning of pancreas also.

 DOSE – 2 capsules, twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Madhu mehantak churna- For Diabetes management in ayurveda madhu mehantak churna is unique formulation by

Planet Ayurveda . This churna is an amazing blend of various herbs which are listed below –

Ingredients

  • Saptrangi(Salacia chinesis)
  • Vijaysaar  (Pterocarpus marsupium)
  • Bilva patra (Aegle marmelos)
  • Gurmaar  (Gymnema sylvestrae)
  • Daruhaldi (Berberis arsistata)
  • Neem patra (Azardirachta indica)
  • Methi  (Trigonella foenum graceum)
  • Jamun (Syzygium cumini)
  • Karela (Momordica charantia)
  • Tulsi (Ocimum sactum)
  • Sadabahar (Eochnera rosea)
  • Babool (Acacia arabica)

Benefits – Herbs used in the formulation of madhu mehantak churna are very helpful to manage the diabetes. These herbs help to pacify the aggravated vata dosha which is the cause of diabetes in ayurveda. These herbs also help to maintain the good blood sugar levels and help to get rid from diabetes in a natural way.

DOSE– 1 teaspoonful twice in a day , ½ hour before meals with plain water .

NATURAL AYURVEDIC HOME REMEDIES FOR PORPHYRIA

Porphyria is a disorder that results from a build-up of natural chemical known as porphyrin in human body. Porphyrins are essential for the function of haemoglobin, a protein in the red blood cells that links to porphyrin, binds iron, and carries oxygen to the organs and tissues. High levels of porphyrins can cause significant problems. Porphyria mainly affects the nervous system and skin.

TYPES OF PORPHYRIA

TYPES OF PORPHYRIA

Acute Porphyria primarily causes symptoms associated with nervous system. In some instances, it can cause symptoms in skin as well. These attacks rarely occur before individual reaches puberty and in menopausal females.

Cutaneous Porphyria causes skin symptoms due to oversensitivity to sunlight and it don’t affect the nervous system.

CAUSES OF PORPHYRIA

  • Genetic risks
  • Certain drugs (barbiturates or sulfonamide antibiotics or, less often, birth control pills, or some drugs that affect the mind or behaviour, known as psychoactive drugs.
  • Chemicals
  • Dieting or fasting
  • Smoking
  • Physical stress, such as infections or other illnesses
  • Liver disease
  • Emotional stress
  • Alcohol
  • Menstrual hormones
  • Sun exposure
  • Excess iron

SYMPTOMS OF PORPHYRIA

  • Abdominal pain, swelling
  • Constipation or diarrhoea
  • Insomnia
  • Palpitations
  • High blood pressure
  • Anxiety or restlessness
  • Seizures
  • Mental changes, such as confusion, hallucinations, disorientation or paranoia
  • Breathing problems
  • Muscle pain, tingling, numbness, weakness or paralysis

COMPLICATIONS

  • Dehydration
  • Breathing difficulties and muscle weakness
  • Low sodium in blood or Hyponatremia
  • High blood pressure
  • Chronic kidney failure
  • Liver damage
  • Permanent skin damage, abnormal appearance, scarring and colouring
  • Paralysis, coma, respiratory failure, hair loss and gall stones

NATURAL AYURVEDIC HOME REMEDIES FOR PORPHYRIA

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR PORPHYRIA

  • Identify the things that may trigger the porphyria symptoms. Talk to your doctor about the type of porphyria and become familiar with possible symptom triggers and ways to avoid them.
  • Cereal, porridge, rice pudding, milk shakes made with bananas nuts and seeds such as pumpkin seeds are extremely useful to deal with porphyria.
  • Drink coconut water on regular basis.
  • Prefer vegetables like bottle gourd, bitter melon, round gourd, ash gourd, ridge gourd, pumpkin etc.
  • Prepare a fresh juice of carrots, green sour apples, grapefruits and cabbage. Drink 2 glasses of fresh juice daily for 6 months.
  • Daily supplementation with beta-carotene (vitamin A) as part of long-term treatment is necessary.
  • Avoid known triggers such as smoking, alcohol, and coffee, tea, dieting and fasting.
  • Eat regular, low calorie meals and drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.
  • Avoid acidic foods and fruits. Eat green vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage. Also include beans, pulses and small amounts of dried fruits in the diet.
  • Keep the foods as natural and organic as possible. Avoid processed foods, junk food and spicy-oily food. Aim to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
  • Take a half-inch piece of root ginger and infuse it in a cup of hot water. Leave it for 5 to 10 minutes and then sip. To make it more palatable add a small teaspoon of honey to sweeten it. This infusion can be taken throughout the day. Flat ginger beer will also ease nausea.
  • Prepare an infusion of Basil leaves in hot water since it acts as a natural tranquilliser. It is said to be a tonic and it also calms down the nervous system, aids digestion and eases stomach cramps and nausea.
  • Fresh pineapple contains a digestive enzyme called, bromelain. This helps to digest proteins and speed along the process of digestion. Eat one or two slices of pineapple every day. Eat it preferably as a breakfast or before going to bed. It should be eaten at least two hours before or after the last or next meal.
  • When out in the sun, wear sunglasses, a brimmed hat and long-sleeved clothes. Apply sunscreen to exposed skin areas.
  • Protect your skin every day. Wear rubber gloves when handling chemicals or very hot water. Avoid perfumed soaps. Regularly apply barrier cream to the hands.
  • Regular physical activity, yoga and meditation help to stimulate bowel movements. It will also relieve stress which is a main cause of porphyria. Walking is one of the best forms of exercise. Try to do some form of exercise every day for at least 20 minutes.