Diabetes is one of foremost lifestyle disorders affecting a large number of populations worldwide. If left uncontrolled, it may lead to fatal outcome. Ayurveda can offer a large scope in combating this menace. Ayurvedic medicines offer good glycemic control as well as prevent diabetic complications. The present study aims to evaluate the effect of Phaltrikadi Kwath as monotherapy in the management of Madhumeha vis-a-vis Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus on the basis of clinical and laboratorial parameters. The trial drug Phaltrikadi Kwath consisting of 6 herbal drugs i.e. Amalki, Haritaki, Vibhitaka, Daruharidra, Indravaruni and Nagarmotha, has been described in Charak Samhita Prameha Chikitsadhyaya. All the 30 patients were assessed on clinical and laboratorial parameters to evaluate the effect of Phaltrikadi Kwath in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. The results observed were marked in symptomatic control. As well as a good glycemic control was observed in all the patients. Phaltrikadi Kwath was well tolerated by all the patients throughout the treatment period with no evidence of any adverse effects.
Keywords: Madhumeha, Diabetes Mellitus, Phaltrikadi Kwath, Blood Sugar