As the demand for alternative therapies, disease prevention, increasing trend of non-communicable diseases and a more spiritual approach to life becomes ever more important in this electronic age so Ayurveda accounts for $ 60 billion of a $ 120 billion “global herbal market”. Diabetes is one of the non-communicable diseases and rapidly emerging as a major health care problem. Ayurveda therapy is the Indian system of medicine prevailing since ancient times and Department of Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) Government of India is making efforts to promote ayurveda system of medicine to extend the benefit of ayurveda to all the people. Ayurveda cannot reach to the expected mark of popularities may be due to the lack of focused concerted scientific research and the abuse of these systems by quacks . There are significant efforts of Central Council of Research in Ayurveda Sciences (CCRAS) on scientific research in Ayurveda special reference to metabolic diseases. The name “diabetes mellitus means sweet urine. Prameha in Vedic literature with special reference to the “Kauchika Sootra” of Atharva Veda. In Ayurveda, diabetes mellitus comes as Ikshu meha (Sweet urine) as Kaphaja Prameha and Madhu meha (Sweet urine) as Vataja Prameha. The family history of diabetic is well known to Susruta. Charak classified as Krusha (Non–obese diabetic) and Sthula Pramehi (Obese diabetic). Comprehensive cares in Ayurveda in diabetic are the modalities of treatment starts from agni (Digestive fire), Ama ( undigested food), Gara/dushi visa (Toxin), Kosta (defecation habit), Vyasana (drinking/ smoking habit),exercise co morbidity and complication of diabetic and it is not merely hypoglycemic herbal medicine . It includes diet, exercise, Yoga therapy, sodhana/ Panchakarma (purification) and administration of single herb or compound formulations.
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