A DETAILED CRITICAL REVIEW ON MADHUMEHA
Vd. Manish Mohanrao Kanhed* and Dr. Ankush Dattatraya Khedkar
Knowledge of History is foremost step in the research field as besides the basic ideas, it also provides the utmost guidelines for any further research. Evolution is the basic nature of everything whether living or none living. This also applies to the science as it also evolves sequentially. Chronological order of sequences presents itself in the form of history. A critical review of the history from the primitive stage to the present time assists one to understand the future in a better way. Majority of the description Nirukti, Samanya Nidana, Samanya Samprapti available in the context of Prameha such as Nirukti, Samanya Nidana, Samanya Samprapti suits Madhumeha, and as Madhumeha is one among 20 types of Prameha, and all the Prameha in due course, if neglected or not treated attain the stage of Madhumeha. Considering all the above points, the description of Prameha will also be made along with Madhumeha. Many research works done so far on Madhumeha in various postgraduate centers have equated it to Diabetes Mellitus. So, a very brief description of Diabetes Mellitus will be made here from Daivika Yuga to modern period along with the description of Prameha and Madhumeha in particular. The Adhya Devata Lord Gajanana suffered from this disease. He had suffered from the disease because of his dietary and working habits. He used to consume excess of sweets (Modaka) and work continuously in sitting position and his body was also obese. After the attack of the disease he started to take Kapittha, Jambu Phala and Shiva Gutika, on the advice by his father Lord Shiva.
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