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Ayurveda & Diabetes

Ayurveda has known about diabetes for more than 5,000 years. It is called “Madhumeha” (excessive flow of sugar through Urine). Diabetes is also called Maharoga (Major Disease) as almost all parts of the body and every cell of human physiology are effected.

According to Ayurveda, Madhumeha is divided in 4 major types (and total 21 sub-types) based on 3 doshas (energies) Vata, Pitta and Kapha present in all human beings. Treatment for each type is different.

For thousands of years the Ayurvedic physicians have been successfully treating diabetes with Ayurvedic therapies, diet and life style changes and herbs. Many herbs  used have already been screened for the their anti-diabetic or blood sugar lowering properties. The Ayurvedic management of diabetes includes:

  • Dietary regulation.
  • Bio-purification procedures (Panchakarma).
  • The use of therapeutic measures (Herbal Medicines).
  • Exercise.

As part of the dietary regulation, Ayurveda recommended Barley as the grain of choice because of its high soluble fiber content and also complex carbs. Now modern science has proven this ancient wisdom to be correct by discovering that Barley has the lowest Glycemic Index amongst all grains of 25. Along with Barley, Ayurveda also recommended use of Samo Rice (Jungle Rice) and use of Honey as part of the regular diet.

You will be glad to know that VedaFood’s  5-minute, delicious and tasty packaged meals are based on these Ayurvedic principles and use roasted Barley, Samo Rice, Honey powder and healing spices (with each spice bringing its own health benefits).

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