A Short Communication on Madhumeha (Diabetes Mellitus) according to Ayurvedic Classics A Brief Review

DOI: https://doi.org/10.47223/IRJAY.2021.4118


  • Dr. Hari Krishna Soni Senior Research Fellow (SRF), CCRAS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Dr. Sujit Kumar Assist. Prof. Department of Kriya Sharir, SKS Ayurveda Medical College, Mathura Uttar Pradesh.




Madhumeha, Achara Rasayana, Ayurveda etc.


Ayurveda is a natural health care system that has been developed in India since the beginning of civilisation. It is defined by Acharya Charak that Arogya is important to achieve Purushartha Chatushtaya. Ayurveda heavily stresses the preventive and pro active aspects of wellbeing rather than the curative aspects. The principles of Dinacharya (daily regimen), Ratricharya (night regimen), Ritucharya (seasonal routine) and Sadvritta (code of good conduct, and Achara Rasayana, (code of conduct) along with recommendations for a balanced diet and lifestyle, are well known in Ayurveda, but in the current situation, hardly anyone can adopt them properly. As a result, there is a significant uptick in lifestyle diseases such as pandemics, with diabetes the most threatening of them. Diabetes is the fourth leading cause of global disease mortality. Type 2 DM is responsible for nearly 80% of the events. In Ayurveda, Madhumeha (Hyperglycemia) is one of the forms of Vataja Prameha compared to Diabetes Mellitus due to disease similarity in etiopathogenesis, clinical features and prognosis. The key causes of Madhumeha (Hyperglycemia) are lack of exercise, poor dietary practices, heavy consumption of food containing Snigdha (unctuousness) and Guru(heavy) Guna, and food that causes Kapha Dosha vitiation. Modern treatment has its drawbacks, but Ayurvedic management principles can help the patient regulate blood glucose levels and change their schedule.


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Soni, D. H. K. ., & Kumar, D. S. . (2021). A Short Communication on Madhumeha (Diabetes Mellitus) according to Ayurvedic Classics A Brief Review: DOI: https://doi.org/10.47223/IRJAY.2021.4118. International Research Journal of Ayurveda & Yoga, 4(1), 189–196. https://doi.org/10.47223/IRJAY.2021.4118