Diabetes Mellitus is an endocrine disorder related to deficiency of insulin hormone. The insulin hormone is released by the gland of pancreas and it helps in the absorption of sugar molecules from the blood stream. The decreased quantity of insulin leads to decreased absorption of sugar molecules and the blood sugar levels increase. The kidney is not able to filter these heavy molecules and they pass out through the urine. The high sugar level in the blood leads to various other disorders in the body. They cause hypertension and various other nerve related disorders.
WHAT IS DIABETIC NEUROPATHY?
Diabetes mellitus is a hormone related disorder due to deficiency of insulin hormone. The neural pathologies related to diabetes mellitus are known as Diabetic neuropathies. The common nerve related pathologies are third nerve palsy, diabetic amyotrophy, and autonomic neuropathy.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF DIABETIC NEUROPATHY?
The neuropathies are a result of damage to the nerves. The diabetic neuropathies are a result of:
- Damage to nerves and blood vessels: The high sugar content in the blood can damage the soft nerve fibers.
- Hypertension induced damage to the optic nerve and other neurons
- Inflammation of the nerves
- Autoimmune disorders
- Genetic factors
- Alcohol abuse
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF DIABETIC NEUROPATHY?
The Diabetic neuropathy is the pathology of the nerves due to the disease diabetes. The disease affects all the peripheral nerves and can therefore show its effects on any organ of the body as all the organs of the body are innervated.
The common symptoms are:
- Numbness of the body parts
- Weakness of the muscles
- Speech disorders
- Burning pain
- Vision changes
- Incontinence of urine
HOW CAN AYURVEDA HELP PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM DIABETIC NEUROPATHY?
Ayurvedic system of medicine is an ancient Indian system of medicine that uses the inherent power of herbs to help diseases in a natural and healthy way. We in Ayurveda believe that the body is controlled by three different energies which are Vada, Pitta, and Kappha. These energies maintain the balance in our bodies and any imbalance in these energies may disorient the body system.
The Ayurvedic herbs for Diabetic neuropathy help a person to improve his vitality in a natural way. The herbs help improve the diabetes and the nervous disorders related to diabetes in a natural and healthy way. The person suffering from diabetes improves his strength and the body and blood sugar levels become normal.
HERBS FOR DIABETIC NEUROPATHY
ASPHALTUM PUNIBIUNUM (SHILAJIT)
Ayurvedic physicians recommend Shilajit herb for improving skin texture, color, and glow. It is used as a multipurpose herb in cases of anemia, arthritis and diabetes.The trace minerals present in Shilajit help improve the body metabolism. The improved metabolism helps rejuvenate the ageing cells and enhances cell regeneration. The younger and better cells in the body improve the energy levels of the body and protect it from any type of stress, anxiety or depression. It is used to prepare SHILAJIT capsules and Chandraprabha vati.
TERMINALIA CHEBULA (HARITAKI)
Haritaki is an important constituent of Triphala that has wonderful health benefits. It acts well in gastrointestinal ailments, in cases of spleenomegaly, hepatomegaly, tumors, ascites, and anemias. Its powder, when mixed with honey and ghee, is an effective remedy for anemia. The herb improves memory and is salutary in dysuria and urinary stones. Haritaki helps in improving appetite and helps in the digestion. In anemia of any origin, Haritaki herb is highly beneficial. It helps anemia due to haemoglobin deficiency, anemia due to red blood cell deficiency, and anemias of abnormal form origin. Haritaki is used in Chandraprabha vati.
TERMINALIA BELERICA (VIBHITAKI)
A very important herb in the Ayurvedic world, Vibhitaki is famous for its wonderful use in the formation of Triphala. It has numerous health benefits on the human body. Its action on the heart makes it an excellent heart tonic. It helps in purifying blood, thinning of blood, and removing toxins. It is used in cases of low RBC count and low haemoglobin. Vibhitaki helps cases of anemia of any origin and help regain healthy haemoglobin count and form. Our product CHANDRAPRABHA VATI has Vibhitaki.
COMMIPHORA MUKUL (GUGGUL)
Guggul has highly potent rejuvenating properties. It revitalizes cells and therefore rejuvenates them. Its purifying properties as well as lipid- regulating properties make it a wonderful herb for many health tonics. It is useful for people who have low haemoglobin and are anemic. It is useful in many heath conditions as it has proved its versatility in several conditions. The effect it has on cholesterol and triglyceride levels indirectly protects the heart from atherosclerosis. As Guggul helps with reduction of cholesterol and triglycerides, it also prevents atherosclerosis to a significant degree. The herb also boosts the levels of HDL cholesterol. This herb also has been proved to have antioxidant properties. This property of the Guggul ayurvedic herb helps to prevent the oxidization of cholesterol and therefore control the subsequent hardening of the arteries. The herb is beneficial for hypothyroidism related disorders. The herb promotes the metabolism and therefore aids in weight loss. It is also beneficial for conditions like arthritis, pre-menstrual syndrome, bloating and many more. Guggul is used in the preparation of Chandraprabha vati.
EMBLICA OFFICINALIS (Amalaki)
The herb is known for its rejuvenating properties. It is a natural antioxidant that removes free radicals from the body and helps in regeneration of cells. Amla helps in increasing the body vitality and strengthening immunity. It helps in developing healthy, glowing skin and preventing premature aging. Anemia and blood related disorders are helped in a natural way. It helps in maintaining proper functioning of the liver. It aids digestion by soothing hyperacidity. This wonderful herb helps in improving immunity and boosting metabolism. The herb helps gain youthful skin and beauty. Amla has aphrodisiac, antipyretic, cardio-tonic, anti-diabetic, cerebral and gastrointestinal properties. It prevents premature greying of hair, hair loss and promotes hair and nail growth. It enhances eye sight, keeps the mouth clean, and nourishes bones and teeth. It helps to keep the intestine clean and also controls blood sugar. Amla is used to prepare Chandraprabha vati.
ACORUS CALAMUS (VACHA)
In Sanskrit ‘vacha’ literally means ‘speaking’; that relates to its wonderful anti-stammering property. Ayurvedic physicians believe that this herb alleviates Vada and kapha (kinetic and potential energies) but aggravates the pitta (thermal energy). The Indian Ayurvedic system uses it as a nerve tonic. The magical root of this herb has a reliever action over many mental disorders. Commonly known as ‘sweet flag’ it can relieve speech disorders, enhance speaking abilities and coordination, also working on the memory of the person. The regular intake has proved to increase and improve memory. Apart from these, other areas of its function are the digestive disorders and urinary dysfunctions. Its blood purifying action makes it a wonderful herb for our circulatory system. It helps in generation of RBC’s and increases hemoglobin count. The benefits of Vacha are added to Chandraprabha vati.
Withania somnifera (ASHWAGANDHA)
The ancient Ayurvedic herb Ashwagandha is a multiple benefit herb. It has beneficial effects on human body in a natural way. Ashwagandha helps in cases stress, memory loss and many more chronic ailments. A look at these disorders tells us that they are all related to our life style. The increase in stress and manifold decrease in a healthy diet and lifestyle leads to stress induced disorders including many neurological disorders. People usually complain of stress, fatigue, memory and bodily weakness. Most of us face issues of low stamina and endurance power.
Ashwagandha herb plays a vital role in such cases. It is a great antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to promote overall well-being of the body and nourishes it with strength and immunity. Apart from these, the herbal product has potential powers to nourish the brain to make the functioning of the brain quicker and sharper. It has dynamic results on the male sexual system as it facilitates quicker and longer lasting erections. Ashwagandha herb is an indispensable part of many of our formulations owing to its benefits. Ashwagandha capsules and Atirasadi churna are prepared using Ashwagandha.