Diabetes - Unlocked by Ayurveda

Diabetes Mellitus, also known as Diabetes in layman's language is a rapidly increasing disease in the whole world. The disease involves high blood sugar which is hazardous as well as deadly for the human body. High blood sugar can be caused by various reasons and can also be dangerous in multiple ways.

Diabetes is not restricted to a certain gender or age group. It can be found in a 60-year old individual or even in a 6-year old child. Sometimes a diabetic mother is also the reason to pass on this health issue to the child. Diabetes is not caused by just consuming a lot of sweets but can also happen due to various other reasons. 

Let us have a look at some of the reasons for diabetes:

  • Overweight

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Hormonal changes

  • Hereditary issue

  • Physical inactivity

Let us also have a look at some of the symptoms of diabetes:

  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Weird sensation in hands and feet
  • Disturbed vision
  • High blood pressure

Ayurveda to the Rescue

Ayurveda has been one of the best healers of any form of issue of our body. It has not just helped humans to get rid of their physical and mental issues but has also taught humankind the correct way to lead a healthy life. Ayurvedic scriptures define diabetes as 'Prameha' and elaborate the disease as 'imbalance of doshas'. Medicines might lower the level of diabetes but Ayurveda can help to get rid of the issue by root.

Let us have a look at some of the herbs and natural ingredients that can help to get rid of diabetes:

1. Ashwagandha

The great stress lower and anxiety killer, Ashwagandha is a great blood sugar lower too. Consuming the extracts of Ashwagandha helps to lower the blood sugar levels and also helps to keep a check on the secretion of insulin in the body. It helps to store only the required and helpful sugar in the body. Hence no damaging signs are reflected by the body as well. Ashwagandha helps to regulate the insulin to secrete sugar in the cells in the adequate amount for its healthy functioning.

2. Mulethi

Also known as Licorice, Mulethi is helpful to heal diabetes. Mulethi is full of antioxidants that act as a shield for our body to protect it from various ailments. Antioxidants are also useful to lower free radicles, a major cause of cancer. Its anti-inflammatory property also helps to lower the health hazards of the issue and keep the immune system sound and healthy. Mulethi also helps to lower the risk of metabolic syndrome that might add to the risk of diabetes. The Amorfrutins present in the root of Licorice have anti-diabetic properties and also helps to lower the blood sugar instantly.

3. Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

Along with healthy and herbal ingredients practicing yoga ads on to the queue of remedies to get rid of diabetes. Diabetes is a way to push our body towards overweight, stress, and anxiety. Hence managing these health factors is also vital to lower the health issue. 

Practicing Urdhva Mukha Svasana involves an individual to lay on the floor by keeping the stomach in a downwards direction. Then one needs to place both the hands flat on the floor and push the upper body in upward direction. This applies pressure on the stomach, chest, shoulders, and waist. Hence it is a helpful exercise to cut down the belly fat, lower high blood pressure, avoid back and lower back pain, and overall manage diabetes too.