Sweets are the essence of life! A perfectly ripe mango slice or a scoop of chocolate chip ice cream is one of the most coveted things to satisfy the sweet tooth. However, there are many people who are totally barred from taking a single piece of sweet, as the sugar in their bloodstream is soaring high. This condition is known as Diabetes and has taken shape of an epidemic all over the world. When the conventional treatments are not able to bear fruits it is time to turn to the holistic Ayurvedic treatment. Here are some effective Ayurvedic treatment tips for you.
Ayurvedic approach to Diabetes
According to the ancient Ayurveda texts, Diabetes is known as Madhumey and the treatment plan includes the strictures on avoiding sweets and carbohydrates. Green and leafy vegetables should be included in your diet religiously; along with bitter herbs like aloe-vera and bitter gourd. As per Ayurveda, there are three fundamental Doshas: vata, pitta and kapha and the well-being of the human body is maintained by the balance of these three Doshas. There are certain foods which can control diabetes according to the Ayurveda.
Foods which can help combat Diabetes
- Turmeric: There are many medical benefits of the yellow root as per Ayurveda and studies have already proved it. The component and effects of turmeric are quite similar to the common diabetic medicine prescribed by the doctor. So, it is better to add as much turmeric in your food as you can. The insulin sensitivity is reduced drastically with the help of turmeric especially the raw one. Along with that, it helps reduce the body fat as well.
- Fenugreek Seeds: As per the saying in Ayurveda, fenugreek seeds are something which the diabetic patient must store in their house. It has immense benefits in diabetes treatment. Soak one tablespoon seeds overnight in a glass of water and drink it in the morning on empty stomach. Another usage of the fenugreek seeds is to make a powder and add it to your food preparations to control blood sugar.
- Cinnamon: This magic stick has excellent power of healing and prevention according to the Ayurveda. When you intake cinnamon on a daily basis, it will enhance the ability of your body to use the insulin in various ways. The insulin receptors of the cells are also stimulated by cinnamon and thus prevent diabetes.
The best thing about Ayurveda treatment is that it is easy to apply and non-too costly. There are no side effects of this treatment methodology as well. So, if you want to get back your power to eat those delicious sweets then go the Ayurveda way!
By: Dr. Sushma Tiwary at Ayushmaanbhavah.com , Ahemdabad