A Glimpse On Management of Diabetes Mellitus In Ayurveda


  • Bhairavi Nimbarte MUHS
  • Dr. Pratibha Kokate
  • Dr. Aparna Gade


Madhumeha, herbal drugs, lifestyle disorder, hyperglycaemia.



Lifestyle disorder is a general term given to all diseases which arises because of unhealthy lifestyle. Diabetes is the most common among lifestyle disorders affecting people worldwide. Our country India has fastest growing population of diabetics. As per current statistics the number of diabetics is likely to increase from 15 million in 1995 to 57 million by the year 2025. This will ultimately make our country having maximum number of diabetic patients in the world.

We have traditional wealth of number of herbs and other timely tested medicines which has potency to control diabetes if used properly. This paper is an honest effort to enumerate ancient treasure of anti-diabetic treatment modalities mentioned in Ayurveda and its efficacy in context to modern era. Aim of this article is to review information regarding diabetes mellitus, its types, causative factors, prognosis and to discuss treatment aspects using holistic system of medicine i.e., Ayurveda.

 In this paper overall management module of diabetes viz., medicine, Pathya and Apathya are precisely discussed as per Ayurveda.


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Nimbarte, B., Dr. Pratibha Kokate, & Dr. Aparna Gade. (2020). A Glimpse On Management of Diabetes Mellitus In Ayurveda. Ayurline: International Journal of Research in Indian Medicine, 4(01). Retrieved from https://ayurline.in/index.php/ayurline/article/view/299