Ayurveda’s Take On Diabetes

Diabetes has emerged as a detrimental disease in the modern world.

Unhealthy eating habits and stress is seen as major cause for rise in number of Diabetic patients.

The disease is not restricted to developed countries alone. WHO projected India as the fastest growing diabetic population till 2025.

Ayurveda’s Theory Of Diabetes

In Ayurveda, any disease is considered due to imbalance of the three doshas- Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Based on the doshas, Diabetes is classified into twenty sub classes i.e. 10 sub classes are related to Kapha , 6 classes related to Pitta and 4 classes related to Vata.

In Ayurveda Science, diabetes is termed or . Twenty types of ‘Prameha’ have been specified in Ayurvedic texts.

-Born out of vitiation of Vata dosha or the air body humor, there are four varieties which are considered incurable.

-Born out of vitiation of the Pitta dosha or the fire body humor. There are six varieties of which are only difficult to cure.

-Born out of vitiation of Kapha dosha or the phlegm body humor. There are ten varieties which are considered to be curable.

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