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10 Best Ayurvedic Medicine

for Diabetes Classical and

Diabetes is described in Ayurveda under Prameha chapter. There are many
Ayurvedic medicines available in market for diabetes. These are of two types
one is classical (shashtrokta) and other are proprietary (patent). Haridra,
Meshashringi (Gurmar), Methika, Nimba, Jambu, Kataka etc. are single herbs
which are found to be effective in decreasing blood sugar level. This post
explains about best ayurvedic medicine for diabetes (specially for type 2
diabetes) which I experienced in my practice. I have selected 5 classical
(shashtrokta) and 5 proprietary medicines for this list. These should be taken
under Ayurveda doctors supervision in combination with other medicines as
required. As Ayurvedic medicines do not lower down blood sugar level
instantly, it is recommended to take it along with allopathic medicines as per
your doctors advice. Also it is found that Ayurvedic medicines have no
effects in blood sugar level in few of the patients. Ayurvedic medicines can be
taken as herbal supplement and rejuvenator along with allopathic medicines
to reduce side effects of allopathic medicines. I have seen many patients with
good controlled blood sugar level withallopathic medicines but they feel
numbness and tingling over foot sole, weakness, sexual debility, burning
sensation of feet and other diabetic complications. In such cases Ayurvedic
medicines are very useful to be taken along with their conventional
medicines. Panchakarma Therapies are also recommended for detox and
rejuvenation purposes.
Read: Diabetes in Ayurveda Symptoms and Treatment (Prameha).
5 Best Ayurvedic Medicine for Diabetes (Classical)

Nishakatakadi Kashayam


Dhatrinishadi Churnam


Dhanwantaram Ghritam


Vasanta Kusumakara Rasa


Chandraprabha Vati

5 Best Ayurvedic Medicine for Diabetes (Proprietary)


Divya Madhunashini Vati (Divya Pharmacy)


Amree Plus (Aimil Pharmaceuticals)


Madhumeha Kusumakara Rasa (Sri Dhootapapeshwar Ltd)


Baidyanath Madhumehari Granules


BGR-34 (Aimil Pharmaceuticals)

Lets discuss about these 10 best Ayurvedic medicine for diabetes in brief
1. Nishakatakadi Kashayam This is available in liquid or dry decoction
form. I experienced this medicine as best Ayurvedic hypoglycemic medicine
specially in Type 2 diabetes. It is good for pre-diabetes, diabetes and diabetic
complications like neuropathy etc. Nisha Katakadi Kashayam is formulated
based on traditional Kerala Ayurveda system. Higher dose of this medicine
may cause in lower level of blood sugar level.
Ingredients of Nishakatakadi Kashayam

Nisha Turmeric Curcuma longa

Kataka Clearing nut Strychons potatorum

Paranti Ixora coccinia

Lodhra Symplocos racemosa

Amalaki Emblica officinalis

Bhadrika Aerva lanata

Mehari moola Gymnema sylvestre

Usheera Vetiveria zizanioides

Dosage of Nisha Katakadi Kashayam 15 ml mixed with 60 ml lukewarm

water twice a day 1 hour before breakfast and dinner.
2. Dhatri Nishadi Churnam By its name it is clear that it is available in
powder form. Dhatri Nishadi Churnam is good for diabetes and related
issues. It controls increase in blood sugar level and rejuvenates body by
nourishing damaged tissues.
Dosage of Dhatri Nishadi Churnam 5 gm twice a day with lukewarm
water 1 hour before meal.
3. Dhanwantaram Ghritam It is a type of medicated ghee processed
with herbs. It is available in liquid form or semisolid to solid in cold climatic

conditions. Dhanwantaram Ghritam is one of the best Ayurvedic medicine for

diabetes and associated conditions. It is found to be very effective in diabetic
food, boils and carbuncles and other skin problems. It is also good in some
stages of fistula in ano. As medicated ghee is the form of Ayurvedic medicine
which passes blood brain barrier, it is very effective in diabetic neuropathy
and paralysis.
Dosage of Dhanwantaram Ghritam- 5 to 10 gm once or twice a day with
lukewarm milk before or after meal (as directed by physician according to
4. Vasanta Kusumakara Rasa In the list of 10 best Ayurvedic medicines
for diabetes, Vasanta kusumakara Rasa (also spelled as Basant Kusumakar
Ras) should come first due to its multi system work. But I mentioned it in
fourth number because it does not lower down blood sugar level directly. It is
available in the form of tablet or powder. It is used in diabetes, urinary
problems, sexual debility, gynecological problems, paralysis and other
neurological problems.
Ingredients of Vasanta kusumakara rasa

Hataka Swarna Bhasma Bhasma of Gold 20 g

Chandra Rajata Bhasma Bhasma of Silver 20 g

Vanga Bhasma Tin Calx 30 g

Ahi Naga Bhasma Lead Calx 30 g

Loha Bhasma Bhasma prepared from Iron 30 g

Abhraka Bhasma Purified and processed Mica 40 g

Pravala Bhasma Bhasma (Calx) of Coral 40 g

Mukta Bhasma Bhasma (Calx) of Pearl 40 g

Quantity sufficient of following liquids for grinding

Godugdha Cow milk

Juice extract or water decoction of

Ikshu Sugarcanne Saccharum officinarum

Vasa Malabar nut tree (root / whole plant) Adhatoda vasica

Laksha Laccifer lacca

Udeechya Andropogan vetiveria

Kadali Banana tree Musa paradisiaca

Shatapatra Lotus Nelumbium speciosum

Malati Jasminum grandiflorum

Mrigamada Musk

Vasanta kusumakara rasa is indicated in all types of Prameha (urinary

problem) including diabetes. It is also good medicine for diabetic neuropathy,
diabetic nephropathy, diabetic retinopathy, sexual weakness caused due to
diabetes and other complications of diabetes. Due to its multi system actions
it comes first in best ayurvedic medicine for diabetes.
Dosage of Vasanta Kusumakara Rasa 120 mg to 250 mg once or twice
a day 1hour before breakfast and dinner.
5. Chandraprabha Vati It is also one of the best ayurvedic medicine for
diabetes prescribed by many Ayurveda doctors to diabetic patient. This
medicine does not lower down blood sugar level but helps to correct
the metabolic activities of the internal systems mainly digestive, urinary,
reproductive and neuro-muscular system. It is generally used along with
other Ayurvedic antidiabetic medicines.
Ingredients of Chandraprabha Vati

Chandraprabha or Karpura Camphor Cinnamomum camphora

Vacha Acorus calamus

Musta Nut grass (root) Cyperus rotundus

Bhunimba The Creat (whole plant) Andrographis paniculata

Amruta Indian Tinospora (stem) Tinospora cordifolia

Daruka Himalayan cedar (bark) Cedrus deodara

Haridra Turmeric rhizome Curcuma longa

Ativisha Aconitum heterophyllum

Darvi Tree Turmeric (stem) Berberis aristata

Pippalimoola Long pepper root Piper longum

Chitraka Lead Wort (root) Plumbago zeylanica

Dhanyaka Coriander Coriandrum sativum

Haritaki Chebulic Myrobalan fruit rind Terminalia chebula

Vibhitaki Belliric Myrobalan fruit rind Terminalia bellirica

Amalaki Indian gooseberry fruit Emblica officinalis Gaertn.

Chavya Java Long Pepper Piper chaba

Vidanga False black pepper Embelia ribes

Gajapippali Java Long Pepper (fruit) Piper chaba

Shunti Ginger Rhizome Zingiber officinalis

Maricha Black pepper Piper nigrum

Pippali Long pepper fruit Piper longum

Makshika Dhatu Bhasma Purified Copper Iron Sulphate

Yava Kshara Kshara of Barley Hordeum vulgare

Swarjika Kshara

Saindhava Lavana Rock salt

Sauvarchala Lavana Sochal salt

Vida Lavana Vida salt

Trivrit Operculina turpethum

Danti Baliospermum montanum

Patra Cinnamomum tamala

Twak Cinnamon Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Ela Cardamom Elettaria cardamomum

Vamshalochana bambusa bambos

Loha Bhasma Iron Bhasma

Sita Sugar

Shilajatu Asphaltum

Guggulu Indian bedelium Commiphora mukul

Dosage of Chandraprabha Vati 500 mg to 1 gm twice a day before or

after meal with lukewarm water or milk.
6. Divya Madhunashini Vati (Divya Pharmacy) Divya Madhunashini
Vati is a poly herbal formulation manufatured by Swami Ramdevs
organisation Divya Pharmacy (also branded as Patanjali). It is available in
tablet form in blister packing of 30 tablets in a strip and 120 tablet of 4 strips
in box. I found it very useful in type 2 diabetic condition. It lowers down
increased blood sugar level and also correct digestion. This medicine also
checks and corrects problems associated with diabetes like neuropathy
(numbness and tingling sensation), diabetic carbuncles and sexual weakness.
I mentioned it first in all patent best Ayurvedic medicine for diabetes due to
its efficacy, availability and less price.

Ingredients of Divya Madhunashini Vati

Giloy Tinospora cordifolia

Saptrangi Salacia chinensis

Neem Azadirachta indica

Chirayta Swertia chirata

kutaj Holarrhena antidlysenterica

Gudmar Gymnema sylvestre

Ashwagandha Withania somnifera

Gokhrudana Trubululs terrestris

Choti Harad Terminalia chebula

Baheda Terminalia belerica

Amla Emblica officinalis

Kachur Curcuma zedoaria

Bel Aegle marmelos

Batjata Ficus bengalensis

Vasa Adhatoda vasica

Haldi Curcuma longa

KikarPhali Acacia Arabica

Shudha Kuchala Strychnos nux-vomica

Kali Jiri Centratherum anthelminticum

Kutki Picrorhiza kurroa

Jamun Guthali Syzygium cuninii

Methi Trigonella foenum-graecum

Shilajeet Asphaltum

Dosage of Divya Madhu Nashini Vati 1 to 2 tablets twice a day 1 hour

before breakfast and dinner.

Price (MRP) INR 190 /- for 120 Tablets.

7. Amree Plus (Aimil Pharmaceuticals) Amree Plus is one of the best
Ayurvedic medicine for diabetes available in tablet, capsule and granules
form. I used all forms in my patients and found equally effective and best
Ayurvedic medicine for diabetes. Aimil pharmaceutical is well known for its
research based proprietary Ayurvedic medicines. Some of the Indian
government projects related to Ayurvedic research and medicine
manufacturing are running in collaboration with Aimil Pharmaceutical. Amree
Plus activates the islets of langerhans of pancreas, exerts insulin mimic
effect, activate the liver, protects nephrons and shows anti oxidant effects.
You can find more details about this medicine in Aimil website.

Ingredients of Amree Plus


Gymnema sylvestre

1000 mg

Momordica charantia

600 mg

Azadirachta indica

500 mg

Tinospora cordifolia

400 mg


Aegle marmelos

340 mg

Curcuma longa

300 mg


Pongamia pinnata

200 mg

u (Bimbi)

Coccinia indica

200 mg


Ipomoea turpethum

200 mg


Eugenia jambos

200 mg

Mucuna pruriens

200 mg

Tribulus terrestris

200 mg


Ficus glomerata

200 mg

Nigella sativa

100 mg


Boerhaavia diffusa

100 mg


Eclipta alba

100 mg


Andrographis paniculata

100 mg


Phyllanthus niruri

100 mg

al Beej (Pumpkin seeds)

Cucurbita pepo

100 mg

Emblica officinalis

100 mg

Linum usitatissimum

100 mg

Helianthes anus

100 mg

Asparagus racemosus

50 mg


Pueraria tuberosa

50 mg


Asparagus adscendens

50 mg

Butea monosperma

50 mg

Ocimum sanctum

40 mg

wer Seeds




Withania somnifera

40 mg


Pterocarpus marsupium

600 mg

r Dodi

Withania coagulans

500 mg

Apium graveolens

50 mg


Centratherum anthelminticum

150 mg


Trigonella foenum graecum

150 mg


Holarrhena antidysenterica

60 mg

Piper nigrum

50 mg.

Picrorrhiza kurroa

20 mg

Shilajeet (RTS-I)

Purified Black bitumen

20 mg

d Bhasam (AFI)

Ay. Compound formulation

15 mg

Ay. Compound formulation

10 mg

Syzygium aromaticum

5 mg


Linum usitatissimum

2 mg

it Genhu Tail

Wheat Germ Oil

2 mg

Almond Oil

2 mg

tract derived from (Infusion)


Shukti Bhasam (AFI)

m Tail



sed in the decoction of Triphala (An equi. mix of E.offiinalis, T.belerica, T.chebula.), Palak(Spinasia oleracea), Tejpatr (Cinnamomom tamala)

unkha (Tephrosia purpurea), Kalaunji(Nigella sativa), Sadabahar (Catharanthus roseus) , Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum), Inderjav(Holarrhi

senterica), Vijaysaar (Pterocarpus marsupium), Giloe (Tinospora cordifolia), Gular (), Karela (Momordica charantia), Paneer Dodi (Withania

ans), Sunthi (Zinziber officinale), Jamun giri (Syzigium jambos), Gudmar (Gymnema sylvestre), Garlic (Allium sativum), Mulak(Raphanus

s) & Ghrit Kumari (Aloe vera)

Dosage of Amree Plus Tablet 1 to 2 tablet twice or thrice a day 1 hour

before meal. Granules 2 to 5 grams twice or thrice a day 1 hour before
8. Madhumeha Kusumakara Rasa (Sri Dhootapapeshwar Ltd)
Madhumeha kusumakara Rasa is poly herbo mineral Ayurvedic medicine
indicated for diabetes and its complications. It is found to be very effective in
lowering blood sugar level, diabetic neuropathy and nephropathy. It contains
Vasanta kusumakara rasa described above which is very good as anti diabetic
and Rasayan (rejuvenation therapy). Due to its multi system action it is one
of the best Ayurvedic medicine for diabetes. It is available in 30 tablet blister

Ingredients of Madhumeha Kusumakara Rasa

ablet contains

Vasant Kusumakar Rasa 10 mg

Mamejjaka Ghana 30 mg

Haridra 50 mg, Amalaki 50 mg

Guduchi 50 mg
Shuddha Shilajatu 40 mg
Yashada Bhasma 5 mg
Processed in Bilva Patra Swarasa, Asana Kwath q.s.

Dosage of Madhumeha Kusumakara Rasa 1 to 2 tablets twice a day with

lukewarm water or cows ghee 1 hour before meal.
9. Baidyanath Madhumehari Granules A product from Indias one of the
largest manufacturer of Ayurvedic medicines is one of the best ayurvedic
medicine for diabetes. It is a poly herbal medicine available in granule form.
It is indicated in increased blood sugar level, polyuria, dryness of mouth and
other post diabetic complications.

Ingredients of Madhumehari Granules

Jamun Guthali

Kala Jeera
Gular Phal
Neem Patra
Babool Gond
Shodhit Shiljeet
Yashad Bhasma
Vang Bhasma

Dosage of Madhumehari Granules 5 to 10 gm twice a day 1 hour before

meal with lukewarm water or milk.
10. BGR- 34 (Aimil Pharmaceutical) BGR-34 is latest formulated one of
the best Ayurvedic medicine for diabetes jointly developed by scientist
of CSIR-NBRI & CSIR-CIMAP. It is effective in managing increased blood
sugar level and associated symptoms like polyuria, weakness, dryness of
mouth etc.

Ingredients of BGR- 34

haridra Improves health & functioning of pancreas, naturally.

ar Rich in flavonoids, strengthens the cells and help maintain normal blood glucose level.

A unique herb to improve immunity. Helps improve resistance to infections.

th Powerful anti-oxidant activity. Helps protect vital organs from oxidative damage.

ka One of the best sources of Micro-nutrients. Nourishes &tones the vital organs.

mar Maintains post-prandial blood glucose level by delaying glucose absorption.

Dosage of BGR-34 2 tablets twice a day 30 minutes before meal with

lukewarm water.
SUMMARY- Diabetes is a metabolic disorder related with endocrine system.
It is effectively and best controlled by allopathic medicines. But only
maintaining blood sugar level under control is not the solution. A diabetic
patient has many problems which persist even when sugar level is under
control by allopathic medicines. And here the need of Ayurvedic medicines
comes in to the picture. All the above mentioned best ayurvedic medicine for
diabetes are clinically tested and used by many patients in India and abroad.
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below. If you have tried any Ayurvedic medicine for diabetes and found that
very effective then please let us know. Wish you all a healthy life.