Effect of Chanaka Yoga as a dietary supplement in the management of Type II diabetes mellitus patients

K. R. C. Reddy


Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the antidiabetic effect of Chanaka Yoga in Type II diabetes mellitus (DM) patients. Materials and Methods: Fifty-six patients of Type II DM were registered from the Outpatient Department of Rasa Shastra, Sir Sunderlal Hospital, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Patients were randomly divided into two groups for treatment of two different medicine groups (Group A – Chanaka Yoga [10 g 1 time a day]; Group B - Glimepiride treated [1 mg]). The treatment was given for 3 months. Fasting blood sugar, post prandial sugar, hemoglobin A1c, serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase, serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase, serum creatinine, and lipid profile level were estimated biochemically. Result: The results were promising and revealed that Chanaka Yoga can be a safe, acceptable, and effective alternative to the conventional oral hypoglycemic. Conclusion: Holistic principles of Ayurveda when used as supplementary for modern drugs in diabetes show its effects on all body symptoms and help minimize them in which modern drug fails. Hence, it is the need of time to support the modern medications with Ayurvedic therapy.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22377/ijgp.v10i04.787


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