These days health related problems are at peak. Various factors are responsible for health issues like our life style, eating habits and stress. One more disease which is quite common these days is diabetes. According to world health organization (WHO), diabetes is the biggest health issue all over the world. It has been found that there are more diabetic cases in India than other nations. Diabetes has dreadful effects on mankind which may lead to many organ failures in the body. So it is advisable for everyone to visit the doctors for regular diabetes tests. There are various medications in allopathy for the treatment of diabetes which results in severe side effects in the patients. Whereas now, Ayurveda is an alternative and best method for the treatment of diabetes. Ayurveda is an ancient science which provides the good health without any side effect along with the treatment of disease.

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What is diabetes?

Diabetes is the condition when a person has elevated levels of blood glucose due to the insufficient production of insulin. Symptoms associated with the diabetes are intermittent urination, weakness, a rise in hunger and thirst.


  1. Type 1 diabetes – In this case, body’s immune system causes the destruction of its own cells which produce insulin. So in the absence of insulin-producing cells, there are elevated levels of sugar.
  2. Type 2 diabetes – In type 2 diabetes, a body is unable to utilize the insulin is called as insulin resistance.

Don’t take it lightly because it leads to serious health complications – Diabetes can cause various complications like cardiovascular diseases, kidney failure, and blindness, damage to nervous system, gum diseases, and hypoglycemia.

AYURVEDIC HERBS TO PREVENT DIABETES –   Ayurveda is an ancient science in India which emphasis to balance the body and health. According to Ayurveda, there are five elements – space, air, fire, water and earth which are apparent in everyone to give physical and mental features. There are three energies in the body – Vata, pitta, and Kapha which are responsible for a healthy body. But when there is an imbalance in any of three energies lead to health complications.

Here we are discussing herbs which have excellent properties to treat diabetes-

1. METHI (Trigonella foenum gracecum)

Methi is the common spice used in the Indian kitchens. Methi seeds are rich in fiber which is helpful to decrease the elevated levels of blood sugars. Methi seeds are quite effective in the absorption of fats and sugars. It is helpful to increase the glucose tolerance of body.

2. Karvellak (Momordica charanita)

Karvellak has low calorie and fat contents so it is good for diabetes patients. It contains the two compounds – charatin and momordicin which are effective to decrease the high levels of blood sugars.  Seeds of karvellak contain the polypeptide –P which acts like insulin and fight against diabetes.

3. GURMAAR (Gymnema sylvestrae)

According to Ayurveda this plant has significant importance for the treatment of diabetes. Leaves of gurmaar are effective in the case of type 2 diabetes. In the case of hyperglycemia, it helps to reduce the blood sugar levels. Gurmar contains the gymnemic acids which stop the entry of glucose molecules in the intestine.

4. VIZAYSAAR (Pterocarpus marsupium)

This herb is famous for diabetes patients. It is quite effective to maintain the high sugar levels. It also helps to increase the production of insulin hormone in the body which leads to maintaining blood sugar levels. This herb is quite effective for the reformation of beta cells of pancreas and help in the production of insulin.

5. SAPTRANGI (Salacia oblonga)

This herbs has excellent properties to control blood sugar. It contains compounds like salicinol and kotalanol which help to decrease the blood sugar levels.
Extract of saptrangi is useful for type 2 diabetes patients.

6. TULSI (Ocimum sactum)

Tulsi leaves contains the essential oils and antioxidants which produce methyl eugenol, eugenol, and caryophyllene. These compounds help in the proper functioning of beta cells to release insulin. This herb is quite effective to lower blood sugars in diabetic patients.

7. JAMUN (Syzygium cumini)

This fruit is packed with anti diabetic properties. It is useful for the conversion of starch into energy and balance the blood sugar levels. It has been studies that dried alcoholic extracts of seeds are beneficial to reduce the blood sugar levels. Jamun leaves contain jamboline which acts like glucose and helps to stop the starch conversion into sugar.

8. NEEM PATRA (Azardirachta indica)

In ayurveda, it is believed that neem has excellent properties to treat the problem of diabetes. It is quite useful to control the elevated blood sugar levels. It is proven fact that chewing neem leaf every day helps to get rid of insulin injections completely.

Author Bio: DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD – AYURVEDA is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic, and Krishna Herbal Company. Read More at

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