Importance of Ayurvedic medicines for diabetes

December 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Ayurvedic Medicine for Weight Loss

Diabetes is a disorder where the sugar which is formed from various food substances does not get converted to energy. Insulin which is formed in pancreas is responsible for this transformation. This insulin is either not created at all-in Type 1 diabetes or it is not getting utilized properly by the body-Type 2 diabetes. There is no specific cause which is known till date for the inactivity of the pancreatic enzyme –insulin or non-formation of it at all. As the insulin is not able to convert the sugar, the blood sugar level becomes high resulting in various symptoms such as-

1. Excessive thirst
2. Excessive hunger
3. Sudden weight loss
4. Frequent urination
5. Fatigue

By performing blood sugar tests, diabetes can be diagnosed and various medicines and diets are given to the patients. Because of the various side-effects of the allopathic medicines, many diabetic people do not want to take them and look for some medicines which could cure their diabetes in a natural way or with the medicines which are less harmful. Here you will to known some Ayurvedic medicines for diabetes and how treatment can be done for diabetes in Ayurveda.

Ayurvedic treatment for Diabetes includes some steps like-

1. Modification of diet- The diet given is to ensure less sugar and simple carbohydrates are taken in less amount and the complex carbohydrates are taken more. Fat and protein intake should be limited too. Fresh fruits and vegetables are included in the diet
2. The body of many diabetic patients have antibodies against their own pancreatic tissue so cleansing of these tissues is required which includes herbal massages, herbal steam bath etc.

Exercise and yoga- Ayurveda recommends exercise and yoga in order to treat diabetes
4. Some of the herbs are known to be good Ayurvedic medicines for diabetes-
5. Neem
6. Arjuna
7. Turmeric
8. Shilajit
9. Turmeric along with Aloe Vera gel is a very good medicine for diabetes

Some other commonly used ayurvedic treatment for diabetes are given here which are preferred by the patients because of the zero side-effects.

1. Juice made of bitter gourd or bitter lemon to be taken empty stomach everyday
2. mlaki powder(Indian Gooseberry), turmeric powder along with honey to be taken twice daily

The Ayurvedic medicines to cure many different ailments are getting popular because of the herbal constituents and no side effects.

Author in this article has conveyed information on ayurvedic treatment for diabetes. You can also get information on diabetes treatment and diabetes at our Onlymyhealth health care website.

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Image by Vietnam Plants & America plants
Vietnamese named : H? ??ng b?n c?nh, Chìa vôi b?n c?nh, Nho tía.
English names : Veldt Grape, Cissus, Devil’s Backbone
Scientist name : Cissus quadrangularis L.
Synonyms : Cissus succulenta (Galpin) Burtt Davy
Cissus tetragona Harv.
Vitis quadrangularis (L.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Vitis succulenta Galpin[3]
Family : Vitaceae / Cissus. H? Nho / chi H? ??ng

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Cissus quadrangularis L. – H? ??ng b?n c?nh, Chìa vôi b?n c?nh, Nho tía.
Dây leo kh?e; nhánh to có 4 c?nh rõ, không lông. Lá hình tim, có khi chia 3 thùy, th??ng có r?ng ??n, tù ? ??u, g?n tròn, ???ng kính 4cm; mép có r?ng v? phía 1/3 trên; gân g?c 3, gân gi?a v?i 2 ?ôi gân bên; cu?ng lá c? 1cm; tua cu?n ??n.
C?m hoa ??i di?n v?i lá, d?ng ngù, r?ng 3 – 4cm; cu?ng chung 1cm mang 2 – 3 cu?ng th? c?p t?n cùng là m?t tán nhi?u hoa; cu?ng hoa b?ng n?, dài 5mm. ?ài thành ??u, h?i l??n sóng. Cánh hoa 4, hình trái xoan, d?ng m? trùm ? ??nh. Nh? 4; bao ph?n hình trái xoan. ??a m?t có 4 thùy. B?u hình tr?ng, vòi ng?n, thành c?t.
Qu? m?ng hình tr?ng ng??c g?n tròn, to 5 – 6mm, ch?a 1 h?t, ít khi 2; h?t hình tr?ng ng??c.

Phân b? ? ?n ??, ? R?p, Phi châu nhi?t ??i và Thái Lan. ? n??c ta, có g?p cây tr?ng ? thành ph? H? Chí Minh và vài n?i khác.
Cây m?c trên hàng rào, b? b?i, n?i sáng, sinh tr??ng t?t ? các t?nh phía Nam. Tr?ng b?ng h?t ho?c b?ng ?o?n thân có r?.
Ra hoa tháng 4 – 6.
Cây có dáng l? và ??p, ???c tr?ng làm c?nh ? n??c ta và nhi?u n??c khác. Thân c?ng ???c dùng làm thu?c.
? n??c ta, nhân dân th??ng dùng dây s?c n?u làm trà cho ph? n? sau khi sinh ?? u?ng cho l?i s?c. Còn ? ?n ??, ng??i ta dùng lá và ch?i hoa giã làm b?t ?? tr? r?i lo?n tiêu hóa. D?ch thân dùng trong tr??ng h?p r?i lo?n kinh nguy?t và b?nh scorbut. Còn thân cây dùng ??p bó gãy x??ng và c?ng dùng giã l?n v?i thu?c khác làm b?t tr? hen suy?n.

Tên Khoa h?c: Cissus quadrangularis L.
Tên ti?ng Anh:
Tên ti?ng Vi?t: H? ??ng b?n c?nh; (dây) Xanh vuông; Nho tía; Chìa vôi b?n c?nh
Tên khác: Vitis quadrangularis (L.) Wall.


**** WIKI

Cissus quadrangularis is a perennial plant of the grape family. It is commonly known as Veldt Grape or Devil’s Backbone.


It is probably native to India or Sri Lanka, but is also found in Africa, Arabia, and Southeast Asia. It has been imported to Brazil and the southern United States.


Cissus quadrangularis reaches a height of 1.5 m and has quadrangular-sectioned branches with internodes 8 to 10 cm long and 1.2 to 1.5 cm wide. Along each angle is a leathery edge. Toothed trilobe leaves 2 to 5 cm wide appear at the nodes. Each has a tendril emerging from the opposite side of the node. Racemes of small white, yellowish, or greenish flowers; globular berries are red when ripe.


Has been used as a medicinal plant since antiquity. The Ayurveda mentions it as a tonic and analgesic, and prescribes its use to help heal broken bones, thus its name asthisamharaka (that which prevents the destruction of bones). Has also been used to treat osteoporosis, asthma, cough, hemorrhoids, and gonorrhea.

It contains a rich source of carotenoids, triterpenoids and ascorbic acid. Compounds that act as receptor antagonists of glucocorticoids have reduced the healing time of broken bones 30 to 50 percent in clinical trials. It has also been used to treat obesity and associated oxidative stress.[1] Its bactericidal effects on Helicobacter pylori hold promise as an effective treatment of gastric ulcers and preventative of stomach cancer in conjunction with NSAID therapy


Cissus succulenta (Galpin) Burtt Davy
Cissus tetragona Harv.
Vitis quadrangularis (L.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Vitis succulenta Galpin[3]

**** EHOW.COM…
Cissus Quadrangularis for Weight Loss
By Laura Munion, eHow Contributor

Cissus quadrangularis is a plant native to Asia and Africa. It has been used for many medicinal purposes over time, including treatment for ulcers and hemorrhoids, due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Several studies have been done on the effects of cissus quadrangularis on weight loss. Due to some promising results from these studies, many commercial fat burners and weight loss products include cissus quadrangularis as one of the main ingredients.


The beneficial properties of cissus quadrangularis have been studied by many researchers in India because it is a plant indigenous to that country and it has a long history of use, even showing up in ancient Ayurvedic (Sanskrit for "life knowledge") texts.

Over time cissus quadrangularis had most commonly been used for fractures and ulcers. Modern studies have shown that the plant has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, so its continued use was probably due to the fact that it did yield results.

One particularly promising study for weight loss was conducted in Cameroon, Africa, at the Laboratory of Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry at the University of Yaoundé. The study found that participants on 300 mg of a cissus quadrangularis supplement reduced their body mass index (BMI) by 5.4 percent, compared to no net change of BMI by participants on a placebo.

Equally important to note is that participants on cissus quadrangularis and a healthful diet plan also significantly reduced bad cholesterol levels, fasting blood glucose levels and triglyceride levels over the six-week study.
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Since the study done on cissus quadrangularis was published, many fat burners have included the plant extract in their formulas. However, most companies only list a "proprietary blend" on the label with the ingredients, so you don’t really know how much of the extract is in a dose of the fat burner.

If you want to lose weight and enjoy the other benefits that study participants experienced, you will need to buy plain cissus quadrangularis. This way you can take two 300 mg doses a day like the study participants.

There are numerous sources of cissus quadrangularis on the market from a multitude of supplement and health food companies. The prices range from roughly to over 0 per package. You will want to get a product that is a cissus quadrangularis extract without other additives or fillers. Remember that more expensive doesn’t necessarily equate to a better or purer product.

For maximum weight loss and health benefits, you should couple the supplement with a sensible diet. Consult your doctor or a nutritionist to come up with a healthful, sustainable diet.
Like many supplements, cissus quadrangularis is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Other than that, the studies done found that some participants complained of headache, flatulence, dry mouth, diarrhea and insomnia. However, the number of participants in the placebo group complaining of the same symptoms was actually higher than individuals who were taking the supplement.

According to the Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary, 3rd edition, African cissus quadrangularis contains "an unidentified toxin causing gastroenteritis"; however, there haven’t been similar statements about Indian cissus quadrangularis. Also, this adverse effect is based on use in animals.





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