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Diabetes mellitus (DM), belongs to the class of metabolic diseases having the primary symptom associated with this disease is high sugar levels in the blood for an extended period. It can be categorized to the world's major diseases considering that affects the high population on the earth and presents two main types I and II.The prevalence of diabetes for all age-groups world-wide was estimated to be 2.8% in 2000 and 4.4% in 2030. Diabetes complications include possible blindness, amputation of a lower limb, renal failure, and cardiac arrest or stroke. There are twenty types of Pramehas (Kaphaja-10 Pittaja-6, and Vataja-4) have been mentioned in the Ayurveda. ‘Prameha’ and ‘Diabetes’ are synonymous. Diabetes is one of the ‘Prameha’ which consists of two words, ‘Pra’ meaning abundant, and ‘Meha' meaning 'passing of large quantity of Urine. Incidentally, the term diabetes has been derived from the Greek term 'Diabainein' to mean 'to cross through a siphon' meaning the continuous free flow of water and applied to mean the elimination of large quantity of Urine. Thus the terms ‘Prameha’ and ‘Diabetes’ carry similar meaning. This review summarizes the two Ayurvedic formulations for both types of DM, which are mentioned in the Ayurvedic Formulary of India. Till now, various kinds of synthetic and herbal formulations were made, and many are more frequently used to achieve desirable treatment. Patients prefer oral anti-diabetic medications since they are more comfortable to be administered, and for this reason, researchers focus their studies in this direction. This review aimed to explore the possibility of anti-diabetic treatment from herbal sources well mentioned in Ayurvedic Formulary of India that is Avipattikara Churna, Triphala Churna.Triphala Churna
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