What is Diabetes?
Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin or both
Common symptoms of diabetes
The most common signs and symptoms of diabetes are:
- Frequent urination
- Disproportionate thirst
- Intense hunger
- Weight gain
- Unusual weight loss
- Increased fatigue
- Blurred vision
- Cuts and bruises don’t heal properly or quickly
- More skin and/or yeast infections
- Itchy skin
- Gums are red and/or swollen
- Frequent gum disease/infection
- Sexual dysfunction (men)
- Numbness or tingling, especially in your feet and hands
Ayurvedic Medicines for Diabetes –
Paneer Phool / Paneer Doda
Paneer doda not only utilizes the blood glucose but also repairs the Beta Cells of Pancreas to provide Insulin to our body in the right quantities. Therefore, the patient consuming Paneer doda regularly has a reduced consumption of the anti – diabetic drugs and if he is on Insulin the units are also reduced. The herb causes depletion of blood sugar & improves glucose utilization and carbohydrate metabolism, and also minimizes the complication of hyperglycemia. Synthetic anti-diabetics act on one site in only one way whereas, the herb acts on various sites in varied ways to effectively control factors and pathways which lead to Diabetes Mellitus.
Paneer doda is a herb to correct the cause as well as effects, besides the condition itself. It corrects the degenerative issues, which result because of diabetes. It is safe and effective in managing Diabetes Mellitus as a single agent supplement to synthetic antidiabetic drugs.
Paneer doda helps overcome defiance to oral hypoglycemic drugs when used as a supplementary to various cases of uncontrolled diabetes.
Paneer doda confers a sense of well-being in patients and promotes symptomatic relief in diseases like weakness, dizziness, pain in legs, body ache, polyuria, and pruritus.
How To Use:
- Soak 10 – 15 pods of Paneer Doda in a glass of water overnight.
- Next morning, Squeeze those Paneer Doda to bring out their extract in the water.
- Filter through a sieve.
- Drink that water on an empty stomach.
Pterocarpus or Vijaysar
Vijaysar is a safe and inexpensive way to take care of Diabetes, obesity control and reduce joint pain. Vijaysar was first introduced by Sushruta (1000s of years ago) for these diseases. The tree grows to 10-15 meters. in height, the smoky skin of the trunk bears vertical slits. Leaves and greenery bear curling margin. Flowers are yellowish and its legumes contain two seeds. Its gum is red in colour.
Since ancient times, experts of Ayurveda used blocks/pieces of Vijaysar to control diabetes. Sections of Vijaysar were immersed in water overnight and in the morning, the same was strained with cloth and given to the diabetes patient. With a regular practice, there had been dramatic results in controlling diabetes.
Vijaysar anti-diabetes herbal wood Glass is thus, a time tested and effective method of controlling diabetes. It is also a means of reducing excess fat from the body, controlling blood sugar and purifying the blood.
How to Use:
Immerse a piece of Pterocarpus in a glass of drinking water at night and drink the water the next morning. The same piece of wood can be used for two or three days.
Kutki or Katuki
Kutki is an antioxidant and mild laxative in nature. It aids in the formation of digestive enzymes. It also acts as a nutritional support for excessive fat. Kutki acts as a potent liver stimulant. In higher doses, it acts as the purgative. It balances the Pitta (Fire) & Kapha (Water) Dosha (Humour). It also helps in removing the excess heat from the body. A natural blood cleanser, Kutki helps in the expulsion of toxins from the body in the form of urine. It has hepatoprotective properties and thus supports the liver and spleen. Also, it improves the appetite by keeping the functioning of liver healthy. It modulates liver enzyme levels that are already in the normal range. It also supports healthy immune system and the female reproductive system.
How to use: For Diabetes Take 0.5-1 gm powder daily with water
Tips -Lower the consumption of sugar in your diet. Avoid sugary foods like sweets and cakes.