Ayurvedic treatment for Diabetes in children

Diabetes in children

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Diabetes in children


Ayurveda treatment focusses on an entire change in the lifestyle of the person.6 For thin and weak (krisha) children, the treatment begins with milder cleansing procedure followed by nourishing the body with specific management. For strong and overweight (sthula and balavan) children, the treatment begins with bio-cleansing procedures or panchakarma, which are aimed at fat-reduction (apatarpana chikitsa) to ensure there is no further complication caused. After this, the subsequent therapy is a combination of herbal medicines (aushadhi), diet changes (aahar), and lifestyle changes (vihar).6

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Increase intake of barley in diet helps in drying up of excess fat / meda.
  • Turmeric and cinnamon combination is beneficial in early stages of diabetes.
  • Have herbs like gokshura, gudmar, triphal√°, musta, cardamom, fenugreek, or coriander, mixed with honey.
  • Include other cereals such as wheat, kodo millet and rice, which crops within 60 days to add fibre to diet.
  • Pulses such as adhaki (Arahar), horse gram (kulattha), green gram (mudga), are beneficial.
  • Include vegetables such as green banana, chaulee, dwarf copperleaf (matsyakhshi), methi (fenugreek leaves), bitter gourd, parawal, kunduru, lauki along with bitter and astringent leafy vegetables may be taken.
  • Include fruits such as orange, watermelon, apple, jambu, kapitha, amla, papaya and other fruits with low sugar content.
  • Soyabean, groundnut and mustard oil may be beneficial.
  • Karela juice or white pumpkin 20-30 ml on an empty stomach may be beneficial.
  • Regularly have methi seeds soaked overnight in water.
  • Avoid sugar, sugar products, rice, potato, ghee, butter, fat, regular oil, fermented food items, alcohol, urad (blackgram), rajma (kidney beans) and other heavy items.

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Start exercising regularly. Walking, swimming, running or yogasanas are excellent options.
  • Have regular oil massage.
  • Take regular steam.
  • Include pranayama (breathing exercise) in the daily routine.

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