Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Chandraprabha Vati

Chandraprabha Vati

1) Mutra kruchchha
2) Burning mictruition
3) Prameha (Diabetes)
Tablet General: 2 tabs twice a day
1) Regular exercise is recommended.
2) Consumption of vegetables preferred – Karela and Drumsticks
3) Monitor fasting and post lunch blood glucose regularly.
4) Ensure strict follow-up of drug regimen and diet.
1) Avoid injury /cut
2) Reduce alcohol consumption and smoking.
3) Avoid oily and spicy food, sweets, and honey.
4) Avoid excessive physical and psychological stress.

According to Ayurveda, a holistic alternative medical science, the main cause of diabetes are fat, urine, and Kapha buildups due to foods, liquids, lifestyle, stress and others
It generally believes that any disease caused is due to doshic imbalance. The doshas are the three humors that govern the human body, they are vata, pitta and kapha. It includes diabetes in the prameha category, which are a list of urinary disorders especially characterized by profuse urination with several abnormal qualities.
Classical Ayurvedic therapy for madhumeha (diabetes) begins with an assessment of the dosha imbalance. In all types of pramehas (urinary disorders), kapha is vitiated, but in madhumeha, vata is often aggravated as well. Therefore, therapies will be directed at both vata and kapha simultaneously to restore the balance of the doshas.
By determining the causal imbalances at the basis of a disorder, an Ayurveda evaluation strikes the root causes of diabetes which are Overeating and consequent obesity, Excessive intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates, Overloading of proteins and fats which get converted into sugar if taken in excess, Excessive tension, worry, anxiety & grief, Hereditary factors.
Common ayurveda remedies include :

a) Diet restrictions -Avoid foods that increase kapha dosha like potatoes, rice, sugar, fatty foods and avoiding alcohol.

b) Exercise – Regular physical exercise is a must for diabetics. Practising yogic asanas like ‘Halasan’, ‘Paschimottanasan” are found effective.

c) Panchakarma Therapy - The greatest benefit of Panchakarma is that it reduces the insulin resistance in the tissues in diabetics which is the primary goal in treating the diabetes.
i.e., Ayurveda also addresses the diet modification by eliminating sugar and simple carbohydrates, and emphasizing complex carbohydrates. Protein is limited, as excessive intake can damage the kidneys. Fat is also limited because there is often a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes, making fat digestion difficult. Since many diabetics have autoantibodies, Panchakarma is typically used for this cleansing the same. This begins with herbal massages and an herbal steam sauna, followed by fasting to cleanse the body. This is followed by an herbal purge for the liver, pancreas, and spleen. Colon therapy is next, first to cleanse the digestive tract and then to reconstitute the system.

Ayurveda, an age old holistic way of scientific living, manages Diabetic neuropathy, a chronic complication of diabetes which damages the nerves, by advising a modified life style, diet and yogic practice along with its oral medicines.
Ayurvedic oral medicinal formulations are being prepared from the extracts of medicinal herbs, leaves and spices. They try to work on restoring the balances of the vitiated doshas of vata and kapha, which are the main reason for diabetes neuropathy.
Generally Kashayam and Arishtam which are the herbal decoctions and fermentations or Lehyams which are semi solid formulations are recommended,Herbal formulations are used to control the sugar levels and needless to say that no chemicals are being added to it and they have no side effects.
** Gurmaar (Gymnema sylvestrae) – they will blend with the glucose molecules that are in intestines and prevent their entry into the blood.

** Karela (Momordica charantia) – it has such a good anti-diabetic property that prevents the diabetic complications.

** Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) – very useful to fight weakness, fatigue and weightloss that occurs due to diabetes.

** Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) – The leaves when used regularly controls the blood sugar level.** Gourdin is a all-natural herbal supplement that has been prepared from the seeds of BitterGourd, that regulates the blood sugar level and prevents the complications like diabetic neuropathy.

** Turmeric with aloe vera gel can be used to treat the initial stages of diabetes that helps in regulating the pancreas and liver functions.

** Decoctions of triphala, fenugreek, musta, arjuna, sandalwood, lodhra, ajwan, gokshura, vidanga, guduchi, haritaki, and chitrak when taken with little ghee is highly beneficial for diabetic neuropathy.

** Saptrangi (Salacia oblonga) – effective in controlling the diabetes.

** Ayurvedic medicines like hyponidd, Diabecon, DB tone powder keeps the blood sugar normal.