Management of Diabetes mellitus and its complications by Lodhra: A review

  • Varun Kumar Singh Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Reddy KRC
Keywords: Lodhra, Antidiabetic, Prameha, Ayurveda, Diabetic complications

Abstract

In Ayurveda, Lodhra is a used for many ailments either as single ingredient or part of formulation. It has been used for thousands of years to manage Kapha-Pitta based disease and specially to improve women's health in Ayurvedic science. Observations: Among these ailment, it was also indicated for Prameha (Diabetes) in many authoritative books of Ayurveda (First schedule of The Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940). Contemporary science also proofs its antidiabetic property by recent researches. The clinical course and prognosis of health and life of diabetic patient are now largely determined by so called complications of diabetes. Other properties of Lodhra viz. healing property, antioxidant property, anti-microbial property, anti-ulcer property etc. may be utilized against diabetic complications. Aim and Objective: Author present here comprehensive review of Lodhra for its antidiabetic property and investigate its pharmacodynamics that may help to keep away diabetic complications and other problems of daily life.

 

Author Biographies

Varun Kumar Singh, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Ph. D. Scholar (DST-INSPIRE Fellow), Department of Rasa Shastra, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Reddy KRC
Professor, Department of Rasa Shastra, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Published
2015-12-28
Section
Review Articles