Ayurveda believes proper digestion is the main component of health. If digestion becomes poor, it leads to various diseases in the body. Arogyavardhini, an herbal blend made up of 13 ingredients has excellent effects on revitalizing the digestive system. It treats poor digestion and prevents the production of more toxins (AMA) in the body.
The antioxidants and vitamins found in amla offer several health benefits. High concentrations of vitamin C in amla helps the body recover from illness. The soluble fibre in amla dissolves quickly in the body, which helps to slow the rate at which the body absorbs sugar. This can help reduce blood sugar spikes.
Weight gain is a common symptom of diabetes and other insulin-related medical conditions. Compared with people who do not have diabetes, young adults with type 1 diabetes have a higher risk of developing excess body weight or obesity. Chandraprabha is good cellulite and helps to lose weight from unwanted places and store it at the places where it is required. It is also useful in reducing the symptoms of fatigue and lessening insulin resistance, by increasing the burning of glucose and enhancing uptake of glucose into the cell.
Chirayata possesses strong anti-diabetic properties as it stimulates insulin production in pancreatic cells, thus lowering blood sugar naturally.
Berberine in Daruhaldi has a blood sugar lowering effect. It reduces the increase in glucose levels in the blood. It promotes the uptake of glucose by the cells and tissues. It also inhibits the formation of glucose by the process of gluconeogenesis. Daruhaldi possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that together reduce the risk of diabetic complications.
Diabetes can affect every part of the body, including the skin. In fact, skin problems are sometimes the first sign that a person has diabetes. Some of these conditions include bacterial infections, fungal infections and itching. Other skin problems happen mostly or only to people with diabetes. Devdaru helps in the quick healing of wounds on the skin, decreases swelling and brings back the normal texture of the skin. This is due to its Ropan (healing) property. Devdaru is also useful to control obesity as it helps improve metabolism and reduce toxins in the body.
Galo (or Giloy)
Known to be the ‘Root of immortality’, Galo is a powerhouse of antioxidants, which fights free radicals, thus reducing the risk of deadly diseases. Galo is a universal herb that helps boost immunity. It also helps to manage diabetes-related complications such as ulcers, wounds, kidney damage due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
An active compound present in Gokshuru called Saponin has antioxidant properties which help in lowering blood glucose level. Gokshuru also contains a compound called Tribulosin that helps in widening narrowed arteries, therefore increasing blood circulation and lowering the risk of coronary heart diseases, that Diabetic patients are highly prone to.
Known to be the ‘Destroyer of Sugar’, Gudmar saves pancreatic cells from damage caused by free radicals and increases insulin secretion, thereby lowering blood sugar. Gurmarin present in Gudmar prevents glucose absorption and manages lipid levels.
Haridra is a natural and powerful antibiotic from nature. It cleanses the energy channels and improves the circulation of vital energy in the body. Its strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties assist in preventing the progression of diabetes-related changes in organs like the kidneys, retina, nerve cells and minute blood vessels in the body.
Coined as the ‘king of herbs’ Haritaki is widely known for managing diabetes and keeping the blood sugar levels under control. The production of insulin from the pancreatic β-cells become active after the consumption of Haritaki. It also helps to reduce the breakdown of starch into glucose which in turn regulates the secretion of insulin and leads to low blood glucose level.
Diabetes is thought to cause dysfunction of the immune response, which fails to control the spread of invading pathogens in diabetic patients. Therefore, diabetic patients are known to be more susceptible to infections. Indrajau, in addition to being anti-diabetic, also helps to stimulate the immunity system and gives strength to the body.
The powder of the seeds of Jamun, known as Jambubij is highly beneficial in reducing the blood sugar level. It promotes digestion and is effective for a healthy heart and liver. Jambubij is known to promote healthy bowel movements, which is a must for diabetics.
Katuki helps to remove excess fire from the body. It stimulates gastric function and promotes secretion of juices which boost metabolism. It also helps in production of digestive fibre which can cut down on unregulated fat in the body, thereby managing obesity, diabetes, heart and hyperthyroidism.
Karela has properties that act like insulin, which helps bring glucose into the cells for energy. The consumption of Karela can help your cells utilize glucose and move it to the liver, muscles and fat. Karela may also be able to help the body retain nutrients by blocking their conversion to glucose that ends up in the bloodstream.
Mahamejva is known to reduce blood glucose and serum insulin levels. It also prevents the progression of complications in diabetic patients.
Methi is known to contain at least four compounds that possess anti-diabetic properties, they are believed to reduce intestinal glucose absorption, delay gastric emptying, improve insulin sensitivity and action and reduce concentrations of lipid-binding protein. While it is an effective anti-diabetic herb, it is also known to help lower bad cholesterol as it contains a flavonoid named naringenin that lowers the lipid levels in those with high cholesterol.
Nagarmoth has been used in the treatment of high blood sugar for ages. It helps block the excess sugar from getting absorbed by the body, thereby managing high blood sugar levels.
Since ancient times, neem has been used and acknowledged for its health benefits. Neem can not only help in keeping the blood sugar levels under control but according to the Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, it can also help prevent the incipience of diabetes. Neem is a beautiful combination of compounds and substances such as glycosides, triterpenoid, antioxidants and flavonoids that can help repress the surge of glucose, thereby preventing an unhealthy rise in its levels.
Touted often as the ‘Destroyer of Weakness’ by Ayurvedic practitioners, Shilajit is one such herbo-mineral that has remained a crucial component in the process of healing for centuries. The outstanding hypoglycaemic property of Shilajit plays a key role in regulating the blood glucose and lipid profiles in diabetes patients, particularly when taken along with diabetes medications. The production of insulin from the pancreatic β-cells becomes active in taking Shilajit.