Diabetes mellitus is a clinical syndrome characterized mainly by hyperglycemia due to absolute or relative deficiency of insulin. Increased demand of Ayurvedic medicine due to high cost and innumerable side effects of allopathic medications are of vital importance. Panchakarma have a major part to do with prevention and management of Diabetes as these are purificatory procedures which removes the stagnated, vitiated Dosha out of body in a natural way. Now a day many Ayurvedic herbal or herbo-mineral formulations have been used in the treatment of Diabetes mellitus throughout the world.
Diabetes Mellitus is called Madhumeha in Ayurveda. It is primarily associated with the Vata dosha. It results due to an aggravation of Vata, the bio humor associated with wind and dryness. When Vata is impaired/obstructed, ojas that is sweet in nature is transformed into astringent that makes it honey-like in nature. Obstructed Vata causes all the tissues of the body to deteriorate and thus, affects all the vital organs.