Effect of Triphaladi Kwatha in Madhumeha (Diabetes Mellitus Type 2) - A Case Report
Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder characterised by abnormally highly increased blood glucose levels. About 537 million adults (20-79 years) are living with diabetes and it is predicted to rise in number to 643 million by 2030 and 783 million by 2045. Despite many treatment options, the havoc of diabetes is increasing day by day, and along with this, it is becoming the causative factor for other diseases too. In Ayurveda, diabetes mellitus type 2 is similar to Madhumeha. Many herbal formulations are mentioned in the Ayurvedic literature for the treatment of Madhumeha in which Triphaladi kwatha is one of them. The present case is about a 39-year-old male patient who presented with weight loss, increase urine frequency, excessive thirst, pain in calf muscle and mild cramps in leg. The laboratory investigations showed increased fasting blood sugar level, post-prandial blood sugar level, and HbA1c. The patient was treated with Triphaladi kwatha (Ghanvati) and was advised proper diet and physical activity. After completion of therapy, a significant improvement was found in weight and other subjective symptoms. Fasting blood sugar level was reduced to 92 mg/dl from 102.9 mg/dl, Post-prandial blood sugar level decreased to 123 mg/dl from 210 mg/dl and HbA1c decreased to 5% from 5.9%. The observation indicated that Ayurvedic formulation along with proper diet and physical activity is helpful in the management of Madhumeha (diabetes mellitus type 2).
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Kumari M, Ram B. Effect of Triphaladi Kwatha in Madhumeha (Diabetes Mellitus Type 2) - A Case Report. Chettinad Health City Med J. 2022;11(4):95-99.
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