Balancing High Blood Sugar with Ayurveda

Balancing High Blood Sugar with Ayurveda

By Vaidya Vishwanath March 01, 2023


High blood sugar is a very common symptom for many people and is also known as high glucose. When glucose is too high it’s because the body lacks enough insulin. Glucose is a by-product from all the foods we eat and is regulated by insulin. Insulin is a hormone that regulates the proper balance of glucose, and its purpose is regulate glucose from becoming too high or too low.

Glucose is an essential component for all bodily functions and an important source of energy for cellular activity. Even more so, it’s the main source of energy for the brain to function at optimum levels. When glucose levels are too high, it can cause many types of symptoms.

Symptoms of High Blood Sugar

  • Increased thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Increased hunger
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing sores
  • Frequent infections
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet

What Causes High Blood Sugar?

According to Ayurveda, the root cause of high blood sugar comes from the combination of a sedentary lifestyle and eating too many foods that produce excess kapha and ama (toxin). Ayurveda calls high blood sugar Madhumeha, which is a condition similar to hyperglycemia.

With Madhumeha, the person lacks the ability to properly use insulin and causes excess glucose to build up in the blood. The kidneys try to compensate and some of the excess glucose is removed by the kidneys and excreted in the urine. Reduced insulin production and decreased insulin sensitivity are the contributing factors for madhumeha.

Kapha Pacifying Diet and Lifestyle

An Ayurvedic health plan for high blood sugar will recommend a diet and lifestyle that balances and supports healthy kapha dosha, and also removes ama (toxin), a sticky substance produced by poor digestion. An Ayurvedic health plan will always emphasis improving digestion with the proper foods and exercise.

Herbal Support for High Blood Sugar

Katakakhadiradi Kwatham

  • The two primary herbs are kataka and khadira which help to balance kapha dosha, high blood sugar and supports healthy function of the pancreas.

Amritamehari Churnam

  • The main herbs are guduchi, gurmar, amla and haldi which help balance kapha dosha, high blood sugar, and support the pancreas.

Glysikot Granule

  • The main herbs are guduchi, haritaki, gurmar, amla and haldi which help balance kapha dosha, high blood sugar and support the pancreas.

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Vaidya Vishwanath grew up in Pune, India which is hub of traditional Ayurvedic gurukul teachings, following the principles of Ayurveda as part of his culture. He has dedicated his career over the past 1 ½ decades to the science of Ayurveda.

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