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CERTAIN CONCEPTS OF “PRAMEHA” (DIABETES) IN AYURVEDA (INDIAN SYSTEM OF MEDICINE) WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ANCIENT INDIAN AND MODERN THOUGHTS

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Journal
Ancient Science of Life
0257-7941
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Medknow Publications
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  • Original Article
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  • Medicine

Abstract

Prameha (Diabetes) which has been a global problem is well described in the ancient Indian classics life the Vedas and the Ayurvedic works which ensued the Vedic period. In the present work, the authors have tried to focus the narrations on pramehas in Vedic literature with special reference to the “Kauchika Soothra” of Atharva Veda. A new hypothesis comparing the actions of pittatejas which is set free by the pitta dharakala with the actions of the hormones like insulin and glucagon is also discussed. The aetiopathogenesis of pramehas as described by the Ayurvedic authors with a glance to the therapeutic measures is also included in the study

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