Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a clinical syndrome characterized by hyperglycemia. The number of cases and prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus is increasing very rapidly. India has an estimated 77 million people with Diabetes Mellitus, which makes it the second most affected in the world after China. The majority of the people with Diabetes Mellitus have type-2 diabetes. This type of diabetes is largely the result of excess body weight and physical inactivity.
In Brihatrayee and Laghutrayee, 20 types of Prameha are described. Madhumeha is a type of Vataj Prameha. Diabetes Mellitus can be co-related with Madhumeha. In Ayurvedic classics various drugs are described for the treatment of Prameha. Bhavaprakash Nighantu, an important lexicon from Laghutrayee has described various drugs acting on Prameha.
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