MAGNITUDE OF BHASMAS IN HANDLING MADHUMEHA (DIABETES MELLITUS) - A CRITICAL REVIEW
India is being estimated with fastest growing population of Diabetes. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder which is either due to Pancreas not producing enough insulin or the cells of the body not responding to the insulin produced. Diabetes refers “To run through siphon” and Mellitus means “Honey”, Similar condition Madhumeha “Prayo Madviva Mehanti” (Honey like urine) has been explained in the Ayurvedic classics long centuries ago in an apparent way. Rasashastra emphasize the usage of various Rasoushadhis in the management of Madhumeha. Various researches conducted in last few decades on the Rasa Bhasmas and Rasayogas mentioned in literature for Madhumeha have shown phenomenal Antidiabetic property. In this article, review of therapeutic efficacy of 5 Rasa Bahasmas Viz Naga, Vanga, Yashada, Swarna Makshika, and Abhraka Bhasmas with the scientific evidence and rationality have been compiled. Target conditions choosing of these Rasa Bhasmas in Madhumeha have been discussed.
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