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How to Manage Type 2 Diabetes with Ayurveda?

Diabetes is a chronic medical condition characterized by high levels of sugar or glucose in the blood. This occurs when the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin or can’t effectively use the insulin it produces. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), about 422 million people from around the world suffer from diabetes. And the numbers… Continue reading How to Manage Type 2 Diabetes with Ayurveda?

Medicinal benefits of Himalayan Birch

During my recent trip to Kashmir, I came across Himalayan Birch, which is also known as Bhojpatra or Bhurja. The tree holds so much importance in Ayurveda, owing to its amazing properties!   What is Himalayan birch?   The perennial Himalayan birch (Betula utilis) is a member of the Betulaceae family of trees.It grows in… Continue reading Medicinal benefits of Himalayan Birch

How to diagnose Type 2 diabetes?

According to Ayurveda, there are two main causes of Type 2 diabetes – Aasya Sukha and Swapna Sukha.      In Sanskrit, Aasya means mouth, Swapna means sleeping/dreaming/sedentary life and Sukha means happiness/ecstasy/feeling good.      How to diagnose diabetes?   The most common way to diagnose Type 2 diabetes was just through the symptoms.    Most people with diabetes would often complain of… Continue reading How to diagnose Type 2 diabetes?