Studies have found that traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicines improve the symptoms of type 2 diabetes.


A systematic review of Ayurvedic treatment by the University of Nottingham suggests that natural medicine native to India may be effective in treating the symptoms of type 2 diabetes (T2D), especially in regulating blood glucose levels.

“Current evidence suggests the benefits of various Ayurvedic drugs in improving blood sugar levels. [blood sugar] Management of Type 2 Diabetes ” Dr. Kausik Chatpadiyai said, Lead author of the study.

Ayurveda It is a form of natural medicine that has an overall picture of health. We believe that a balance of body, mind and consciousness is needed to prevent and treat illness. Apart from exercise and lifestyle changes, drug practitioners may prescribe herbs and minerals commonly found in diets to improve the health of patients.

Researcher found About 30 of the 98 herbs or minerals used to treat T2D.Known as Madumeha Ayurveda gave positive results.

The team found that most effective prescription treatments elicit better control of blood sugar levels. Includes sesame, bitter gourd, sweet potato, garlic, fenugreek, parslane, nettle, and many native plants common to India or the tropics.

Aloe vera was found to reduce the body mass index (BMI) score by 2.8 kg / m2, and pomegranate juice was found to lower systolic blood pressure.

In addition, celery plants turmeric, cumin, and dill were also observed to improve insulin sensitivity and lower LDL cholesterol.

Turmeric was also noted to significantly lower fasting blood glucose, cholesterol, and LDL cholesterol. “Bad cholesterol” Elevated levels of it were risk factors for diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Fenugreek was also found to be very effective in improving blood sugar levels. Herbs stimulated sensitivity to insulin and reduced BMI levels.

The results of the study showed that the Ayurvedic prescription was beneficial for type 2 diabetes, but the authors affected the accuracy and reliability of the results because most of the studies were not done with appropriate scientific methodologies. Said gave.

To find valid studies backed by scientific evidence, researchers had to look at more than 32,500 studies and returned with only 144 eligible studies.

In addition, most studies did not pay attention to side effects.Ayurvedic patients Lead poisoning For some of the prescriptions they are given.

The team not only blinded both patients and clinicians by knowing the treatments given for more accurate results, but also proposed randomized controlled trials.

In the United States, Ayurveda Alternative medicine. In India, where medical practice began, the drug is considered a form of medical care equivalent to traditional Western medicine.

Ayurvedic practitioners in India need to receive state-approved institutionalized training.

However, in the United States, Ayurvedic schools are approved as educational institutions in some states, but Ayurvedic practitioners are not licensed as practitioners and have no national standards for training or accreditation.

In addition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Also previously issued a warning about the potential harm of medicines. This is because some medicines contain metals and minerals, and if they are included in some products, the treatment can be potentially harmful.

Ayurveda treats patients through lifestyle interventions such as diet, yoga and breathing. This practice is known for detoxification and purification treatments, mineral-based treatments, and the use of plant and animal-derived medicines that may be consumed as part of the diet.

Researchers say that patients in Ayurvedic medicine can rely on treatment as an option if they do not want to use Western medicine because of concerns about administration methods such as related side effects, costs, and concerns about injections. I’m guessing.

This study found that most of the patients treated were in line with practice through their beliefs and culture in their health. Therefore, some patients have high receptivity, satisfaction, and perceived improvement in treatment.

Demographics of patients in this practice are primarily within rural, elderly, and indigenous minority groups.

This study was published in the Frontiers of Pharmacology on June 8, a peer-reviewed scientific journal.