Role of nutrition in Madhumeha


  • Ashok Kumar B
  • Anju Thomas


Ayurveda, Ahara, Life style, Madhumeha, Nutrition, Vihara


Ahara is considered as one among the “Thraya Upasthamba”. Many of the diseases can be prevented by intake of proper ahara as per classics. One who follows the regimen mentioned in ayurveda can lead healthy and long life. Now a days people are more prone to several life style disorders. Madhumeha is one among the lifestyle diseases, which is more prone to those who consume inappropriate nutrition and lead sedentary life. Ayurveda mainly aims to prevent such diseases by emphasizing the importance of diet as well as healthy regimen. Madhumeha can be treated with pathya ahara (proper nutritional diet) and vihara (regimen) along with the drug intervention. Ahara is food as well as medicine to those who suffer with madhumeha as it corrects the vitiated dosha and dhatu. It prevents the further complications of madhumeha. So, by the administration of proper nutritive diet and regular exercise, madhumeha can be prevented. The present paper highlights the role of nutrition in madhumeha.

Author Biographies

Ashok Kumar B

PG Scholar, Department of  Rachana Sharir, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India

Anju Thomas

Associate Professor, Department of  Rachana Sharir, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India




How to Cite

B, A. K., & Thomas, A. (2020). Role of nutrition in Madhumeha. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 11(4(S), 1–7. Retrieved from