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Skip to main content. Log In Sign Up. Based on current trends, more than million individuals will have DM by the year Prevalence of type II DM is increasing worldwide much more bhavaprakahsa than type I DM because of increasing obesity and reduced activity level and sedentary lifestyles. Diabetes Mellitus can be co-related with Madhumeha dealt in Ayurveda classics.

It is a type of Vataj Prameha. In Brihatrayee and Laghutrayee various drugs are described for the treatment of Prameha.

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Bhavaprakash Nighantu is the clinically important among Laghutrayee; also dealt with various drugs useful for Prameha. Dr Keshari Puneshwar Material and Methods: Along with Bhavprakash Nighantu other suitable P. Among Dravyas dealt in Bhavaprakash Nighantu, Email: Besides Takra, Tushar jala, dr.

Various studies have proven the efficacy of herbal medicines in treatment of DM. Prevalence of nighant II DM is increasing worldwide common metabolic disorder share the phenotype of much more rapidly than type I DM because of increasing hyperglycemia.

Depending on etiology of DM, factors obesity and reduced activity level as countries become contributing to hyperglycemia include reduced insulin more industrialized. Six of the top ten countries with the secretion, decreased glucose utilization and increased highest rates of DM are in Asia and India is becoming glucose production. The metabolic dysregulation capital of DM. It people in India with diabetes to be around It is a type hypertension are concerned.

In many, it bhavapprakasha remain of Vataj Prameha. It contributes significantly to prolonged ill Kshaudrameha in Nidansthan while in Nighanhu health and premature death. Based on nigjantu trends, more than Chikitsasthana Sushruta has classified Prameha as Sahaj million individuals will have diabetes by the year and Aharaj.

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In Brihatrayee and Laghutrayee various drugs Bhavaprakash Nighantu are listed below with their are also mentioned which are useful for Prameha. Most of the and enlist those medicinal herbs which are bhavaptakasha as herbs mentioned having glycosides, alkaloids, glycans, Pramehaghna or Mehaghna and their efficacy in DM is terpentenes, polysaccharides, vitamins, saponins, reviewed by reviewing various research studies done on glycoprotein, peptides, aminoacids etc.

In most of the topic. The following herbs have been sorted out from cases water extract bhavalrakasha alcohol extracts of plants were Bhavprakash Nighantu and compared bhavaprakaxha latest used. Trikatu – – Kaphahara Mehahara Haritkyadi Varga Number of Drugs According to Varga S.

Name of Varga Numbers of drugs 1. Haritkyadi Varga nihgantu 2. Karpuradi Varga 2 3. Guduchyadi Varga 20 4. Vatadi Varga 8 5. Aamradi Phala Varga 3 6. Shaka Bhavparakasha 5 Table 3: Number of Drugs According to Doshaghnata S. Aamalaki- Emblica officinalis Gaertn Aamalaki is this noghantu is described for different uses. Aamra most important drug in Ayurveda used as medicine.


It is extensively found throughout India Aamra pallava tender leaves of mango are and some other Asian countries. The fruits are mentioned for different therapeutic actions.

It is Pushpa is mentioned as Pramehahara antidiabetic widely used for various therapeutic purposes as well effect but there is no such type of study is done. Its antidiabetic effect has been Even though various studies are done on other parts confirmed through several studies.

As per study, of Mango for its antidiabetic effect. As per study, fresh juice and hydro-alcoholic extract of E. As per study, methanolic and 3. Arkapushpi- Holostema annularis Arkapushpi is aqueous bark extract of Emblica officinalis have mentioned as Mehajeet antidiabetic in significant hypoglycemic potential bhavapfakasha antidiabetic Bhavaprakash Nighantu.

Studies have shown that effect. Aamra- Mangifera indica Linn. Aamra or mango is lupeol, and alpha-amyrin as the main constituents very important plant known for its fruits all over the and having both antioxidant and antidiabetic world. In Bhavprakash Nighantu different parts of properties. Karanji Chirbilva – The study of antidiabetic Holostema annularis decreased the serum glucose, activity of the stem bark extract of Holoptelea cholesterol and triglyceride levels of the diabetic integrifolia Roxb.

Karanji was investigated in mice, suggesting its applicability in DM. Ashtavarga- Astavarga is a group of eight Dravyas, decrease in blood glucose level was seen in the which exact botanical sources are not conformed yet.

Most of the found to nighatnu blood sugar level in alloxan induced drugs from Astavarga are not available nowadays, so diabetic rats which could be seen from 5th day after their Pratinidhi substitution are used. Ashtavarga continuous administration of the extract bhavsprakasha on 21st is mentioned as Pramehahara as combination in day sugar levels were found to be reduced by Bhavaprakash Nighantu9 but separately not any one The results suggest that the Cedrus deodara of the drug is mentioned as Pramehahara action, aqueous extract effective in controlling DM.

Dhava- Bhavaparkasha latifolia Dhava is a drug not 5. Atibala- Atibala Abuliton indicum is described as commonly found in prescriptions of Ayurvedic one of Balachatushtya in Bhavaprakash Nighantu physicians individually. Antidiabetic effect of this and commonly used as Vatashamaka, Nadiyabalya drug is established by studies.

As per study, nervine tonic and as Balya Dravya. It is also administration of Anogeissus latifolia bark extract to mentioned as Pramehaghna. Dronpushpi- Dronpushpi Leucas cephalotus is hemoglobin, body weight and hemoglobin levels in commonly used in Yakrit vikara hepatic disorders CF treated group compared with the bhavaprakssha control.

Extract at the used for skin diseases in Ayurveda. Gojivha- Elephantopus scaber Gojihva is a plant nighanty composite extract of above plant part have more used in Ayurveda combined with other materials.

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It potential antidiabetogenic activities than separate has antidiabetic effect. It is mentioned as extracts, the composite extract is made with Pramehahara and an investigation also suggests that Trigonella foenum-graecum L. Beejaka- Peterocarpus marsupium Beejaka is well anti-hyperglycaemic effects.


It may also known herbs used for Madhumeha in Ayurveda. T consequently alleviate damage of pancreas and liver phenolic-C-glycosides present in P. Guduchi- Tinospora cordifolia Willd. Brihanloni- Portulaca oleracea Brihanloni has applicability in Ayurveda. It is a potent drug in limited formulation and uses.

A study suggests that Ayurvedic system and is used for a various disease Portulaca oleracea has the hypoglycaemic potential conditions. The stem is generally the main parts of and could useful in the management of diabetes. As used but Patra leaves and Panchanga plant as per study, oral administration of crude Portulaca whole is also used along with the processed form oleracea L. It caused increased hepatic insulin in diabetic rats.

Brahmi- Bacopa monnieri mainly used in phosphorylase activity. The probable mechanism by neurological disorders like loss of memory, insomnia which it may bhavaprrakasha as an anti-hyperglycemic drug is not bgavaprakasha.

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It has also antidiabetic effect. As per study through bighantu secretion like sulfonylureas. It may Brahmi possesses antioxidant and antihyper- be through some peripheral mechanisms, such as glycaemic effect in STZ-induced diabetic rats.

The study clearly neuro-musculo-skeletal diseases and popularly showed that the bark extract of T. Several compound potent antidiabetic activity. Kampillaka- Phalaraja dusty or powdery parts administration significantly increased insulin from fruit surface of Kampillaka or Mallotus secretion and normalized the deranged philippinensis is used as Krimighna dravya carbohydrate metabolism bhavaprakahsa lipid metabolism in antihelmenthic in Ayurveda.

As it is also mentioned diabetic rats by enhancing glucose utilization and as Pramehaghna, the study revealed that decreasing hepatic glucose production, thereby hydroethanolic bark extract showed significant exhibiting significant antidiabetic effects.

Gokshura-Tribulus terrestris Gokshura is one of the significant decrease in blood glucose, and Laghu Panchamoola, is usually prescribed for glycosylated hemoglobin when administered orally urinary disorders.

The bark extract blood glucose level in normal and alloxan- induced contains phenolic which may be responsible to exert diabetic mice, mainly due to the increased serum antidiabetic activity. Hence it can be used as a drug insulin level.

Haridra- Curcuma longa L. Haridra is a household Karanja Phala- Bhavaprakash has mentioned 3 item used for coloring the food items as well as varieties of Karanja i. Karanja, Ghreeta Karanja and cosmetics to medicine. Several human studies have Karanji.

Botanical source of Karanja is Pongamia been done, having its anti-diabetic effect single or glabra or Pongamia pinnata. As per study 31 Methanolic extract of pod of Pongamia pinnata and a showed a significant reduction of Pongamia flavonylflavonol showed in post prandial blood glucose PPG levels. Haritaki- Terminalia chebula Retz.

Haritaki is a induced hyperglycemic rats after oral well-known drug in Ayrveda and is an important administration. As per study, it showed