Category: Diabetes & Complications

Hba1c Test and Ayurvedic Herbs for Its Management

WHAT IS Hba1c Test

HbA1C test is also known as the Glycated or Glycohaemoglobin test. This test is done to diagnose Diabetes, in Diabetic patients to know their average blood sugar levels from the last 2-3 months and this test is also helpful in adjusting the Diabetes medicines. This test mainly tells about the average level of blood sugar levels over the past 2-3 months. This test mainly tells about how much glucose is bound to the hemoglobin part of your Red blood cells. The life span of RBCs is about 120 days, so this test mainly tells about the average levels of glucose in your blood in the past 3 months. In cases, if your blood sugar levels are high, your HbA1C test value will be higher.

Symptoms of Diabetes

Relationship Between Blood Sugar and A1c Levels – It is as follows

A1C (%)            –       Average Blood Sugar(mg/dl)

4%                      –            68 mg/dl

5%                      –            97 mg/dl

6%                      –            126 mg/dl

7%                      –            152 mg/dl

8%                      –            183 mg/dl

9%                      –            212 mg/dl

10%                    –            240 mg/dl

11%                    –            269 mg/dl

12%                    –            298 mg/dl

13%                    –            326 mg/dl

14%                    –            355 mg/dl

HbA1C Test Results 
HbA1C Test Results

What is Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which either glucose intolerance occurs or the production of insulin is decreased. People with Diabetes will have higher levels of HbA1C levels (6.5% or higher) because of more amount of glucose is bound to Hemoglobin part of the blood.

Ayurvedic Perspective For Diabetes

In Ayurveda, Diabetes comes under metabolic Kapha disorder in which blood sugar levels get elevated due to reduced Agni. In Ayurveda, this disease is treated by a multi prolonged approach which includes – Proper diet, non-medication methods like – Lifestyle improvement, and Ayurvedic medications. Raised HbA1C levels are characteristic features of Diabetes.

Herbal Remedies for Diabetes

Planet Ayurveda offers the best Herbal Remedies for Diabetes known as Diabetes Care Pack. These all products are made by using the best herbs under the strict supervision of MD-Ayurvedic Doctors by strictly following the principles of Ayurveda. These all products are 100% pure, natural, and vegetarian. These products are chemical and preservative-free. They are safe to use and can be used for a prolonged period of time without any side effects.

Diabetes Care Pack

Herbal Remedies for Diabetes

Diabetes Care Pack Comprises of

  1. Diabeta Plus Capsule
  2. Fenugreek Capsules
  3. Karela Capsules
  4. Madhumehantak Churna

Product Description

1. DIABETA PLUS

These are in the form of capsules, made by using 500 mg standardized herbal extract of best herbs. Diabeta plus results are sustained and can be monitored after some time. If you are using Diabeta plus then this drug might help to withdraw all other diabetic medicines eventually. These do not only help to bring down your sugar levels but is useful for maintaining stamina and is also good for your overall health and show the excellent result in renal damage occurring in Diabetic patients. Diabeta plus contains various herbs like – Gymnema, Pterocarpus marsupium, Salacia, and Momordica.

Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily, 1/2 hour before meals, with water (For both Insulin and Non-Insulin-dependent)

Herbs in Diabeta Plus

Diabeta plus contains various herbs which are very useful in lowering down your blood sugar levels. They are chemical and preservative-free and not having any side effects. following herbs are used in Diabeta plus

  1. Gurmaar (Gymnema Sylvestre) – 150 mg
  2. Tulsi(Ocimum tenuiflorum ) – 50 mg
  3. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera ) – 50 mg
  4. Karela (Momordica charantia) – 150 mg
  5. Vizaysaar
  6. Saptrangi (Salacia oblonga) – 50 mg

2 Gurmaar (Gymnema sylvestrae

Gur and Maar which stands for sugar killer. It contains Gymnemic acid molecules which bind with Glucose molecules in the intestine and thus preventing entry of Glucose into the bloodstream and it also have anti-diabetic property.

3 Tulsi(Ocimum tenuiflorum )

In Ayurveda, Tulsi is known for its various medicinal properties and is known as ”Holy Basil”. Its leaves are very useful in lowering blood sugar levels. It is also useful in cough, cold, sore throat, cancers, and viral and bacterial infections.

ANCIENT VERSE ABOUT TULSI
herbs for diabetes

Reference – The Bhavprakash nighantu edition of 1998: Verse 62-63, Page no-509-510.

Meaning – In this Shloka Tulsi properties and names are discussed.

Various Synonyms for Tulsi are – Tulasi,Sulabha, Gauri, Bhutaghni, Bahumanjari, Devadundubhi, Surasa, Apetarakshasi and Gramya. Its potency is hot, taste is bitter and pungent. It is good for heart, generates heat in the body, aggravates pitta in the body. It helps in promoting digestive fire. It is useful in conditions like chest pain, blood impurities, dysuria, vata and kapha disorder and various skin disorders.

3 Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera )

It is very useful in symptoms occurring due to Diabetes like – Weakness, weight loss, fatigue, and diabetic nephropathy. It is also very useful in decreasing stress and anxiety and has anti-inflammatory properties. Generally, it is good for overall well-being.

4 Karela (Momordica charantia)

It is rich in micronutrients which are good in diabetes. Karela juice is very good for diabetic patients as it has anti-diabetic properties.

5 Vizaysaar (Pterocarpus marsupium)

This is a very big tree and its bark is very useful for diabetic patients. Its bark is converted into a wooden glass and this wooden glass is known as “The Miracle care for Diabetes”. In this wooden glass, some water is kept which should be consumed by the next early morning by a diabetic patient. The color of the water changes to brown. It should be changed after one month or can be changed if the color of the water does not change.

6 Saptrangi (Salacia oblonga)

It is also a wonderful Herbal Remedy for Diabetes mainly its bark is useful.

Herbs for Diabetes

2 Fenugreek Capsules

Fenugreek capsules are very useful in Diabetes as they contain chemicals and fiber which help to reduce the sugar absorption in diabetic patients. It increases the release of insulin from the body and reduces blood sugar levels.

3 Karela Capsules

These are very useful in controlling blood sugar levels. Its hypoglycemic index is very good, so useful in diabetes.

4 Madhumehantak Churna

This is a composition of various herbs like – Momordica charantia ( karela), Ocimum sactum (Tulsi), Acacia Arabica (Babool), and Salacia chinesis (Saptarngi). It is mainly helpful in reducing diabetic symptoms, hence very useful in Diabetes.

Suffering From Diabetic Neuropathy ? Try These Natural Remedies

Diabetic Neuropathy, is a complication of diabetes, resulting in pain and numbness in the hands and feet due to the nerve damage. This is caused by the raised blood sugar levels, which damages the nerve fibers. However, this nerve damage can occur throughout the body causing various symptoms like indigestion, nausea, weakness, dizziness and many more.

diabetic neuropathy

This damage can further be prevented by controlling your blood sugar levels and by following the natural remedies given below:

1 . Cayenne Pepper

It is commonly called as Red Chilli. Cayenne Pepper contains an ingredient known as capsaicin, which helps to relieve the neuropathic pain. You can also apply its topical cream over the affected area to reduce the pain and numbness.

2. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha with the Latin name Withania somnifera , helps to control the raised blood glucose levels. By controlling blood glucose levels, it thus manages the neuropathic symptoms and nerve damage. Ashwagandha not only reduces the pain but also reduces the numbness caused by the nerve damage.

3. Ginger

Ginger helps to relieve the symptoms of a gastric sphere; such as indigestion, nausea, constipation, discomfort, pain, etc. Your body experiences these symptoms due to raised blood glucose levels, which disturbs the neuromuscular functioning, thus affecting the digestive system.

It can be simply be taken by using it as a spice in your food or also drinking ginger tea. Ginger tea can easily be made by boiling few crushed pieces of ginger in water .

4. Vitamin B12

Most of the people having Diabetic Neuropathy are diagnosed with the deficiency of this vitamin. Adding Vitamin B12 in the diet helps to prevent the nerve damage, thus thereby relieving the symptoms. You can opt for vitamin B12 supplements or vitamin B12 rich foods such as Organ meats, shellfish, eggs, Dairy products, nutritional yeast, etc.

5. Primrose Oil

Applying Primrose Oil can help to reduce the pain and sensitivity.

6. Yoga

Yoga helps to manage blood glucose levels and improves glucose tolerance. Thus practicing some yoga poses can help to manage diabetes, hence relieving the symptoms.

7. Proper Feet Care

As a result of neuropathy, you are prone to get foot problems. So take proper care of your feet. Examine your feet on a regular basis, use the footwear that protects your feet from any type of ulcer or callus formation. In case you notice any ulcer or wound, visit your doctor immediately.

8. Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy helps to relieve the pain. Oils like, oils of lime helps to calm down and reduces the anxiety. Some oils also help to reduce stress and let you sleep better.

9. Fish Oil

Sometimes fish oils also help to relieve the pain. Fish oil has anti-inflammatory property so it helps to reduce the inflammation and thus the symptoms.

Herbal Remedies By Planet Ayurveda For Diabetic Neuropathy

According to Ayurveda, the cause of diabetic neuropathy is Vata and Pitta dosha. Ayurveda also provides several herbs that help to improve Vata and Pitta dosha in the body which are associated with diabetic neuropathy. These herbs are very effective and do not cause any side effects. Therefore Ayurvedic treatment is the best natural treatment of diabetic neuropathy. These herbs are also used in the preparation of ayurvedic products. Planet Ayurveda provides the best products for diabetic neuropathy.

Planet Ayurveda is a renowned ayurvedic center that offers 100% pure, Herbal, Organic, Vegetarian and Natural Supplements. The products are purely vegetarian and aren’t tested on animals. They contain no preservatives, no chemicals, no heavy metals, and no artificial flavors. Planet Ayurveda has an upper hand over other available brands .

Diabetic Neuropathic Care Pack

Our pack contains the following medicines:

  1. Shilajit Capsules
  2. Ashwagandha Capsules
  3. Chanderprabha vati

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1. Shilajit Capsules

It is a herbal remedy for diabetic neuropathy. We have used 500 mg extract of it in each capsule. This herbal remedy helps to increase muscle, bones and nerve performances. It also acts as an antioxidant and protects against allergy symptoms. It improves the functioning of Nervous, Cardiac and Liver system functioning .

DOSAGE: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals .

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha is also known as Indian Ginseng, is the world’s best adaptogenic. It is one of the best stress-busting herbal remedies from India. This herb improves the body’s ability to adjust to the various forms of physical and mental stress. It increases mental concentration and memory.

Ashwa means horse and in Ayurveda. Ashwagandha is popularly used for many ailments beginning from general to sexual weakness. It is also an herbal remedy for erectile dysfunction caused by diabetic neuropathy. It helps in the proper functioning of the reproductive system, adrenals, and nervous system by maintaining the proper nourishment of muscles and bones. It increases the physical stamina and is a very useful remedy for fatigue, pain in calf muscles. It also helps to regain the weight loss caused due to diabetes. Other symptoms caused by neuropathy such as loss of sensation in feet and periphery, frequent urination, increased urination are also improved by this remedy.

Regular use of Ashwagandha increases the physical as well as mental stamina. It is effective equally for old age people as well as for children. Planet Ayurveda ‘s Ashwagandha comes from the best sources. They are 100% vegetarian.

Dosage: 1 Capsule twice daily as a general tonic and two capsules twice daily in a case of diabetic neuropathy .

3.Chandraprabha Vati

This vati from Planet Ayurveda is a classical Ayurvedic formulation. It is 100% natural and contains no preservatives. It is very useful for erectile dysfunction and sexual weakness caused by diabetic neuropathy.

In Sanskrit, Chander means moon and Prabha means glow. Use of this natural herb brings glow over your face .

Dosage : For Diabetic Neuropathy 2 tablets twice daily are recommended.