Prameha and Madhumeha in Ayurveda

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Item Code: IDH046
Author: Sadguru Vasant B Athavale
Publisher: Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan
Language: English
Edition: 1999
ISBN: 8170841380
Pages: 74
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 9.7" X 7.3"
Weight 310 gm
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About the Book

The word Prameha means passage of large quantities of urine or passage in urine of one or more products of metabolism which may or may not be a normal constituent of urine in large amount. Prameha includes a number of metabolic disorders associated with the characteric urinary abnormality. The examination of urine gives us a clue to the diagnosis of the particular type of abnormality in Prameha, e.g. in Kalameha, the urine appears black in odour and corresponds to alcaptonuria. Udakameha where urine is water like corresponds to diabetes insipidus. Twenty different types of Prameha are described and their prognosis and treatment are given.

This book also gives pathogenesis, treatment and complications of Madhumeha i.e. Diabetes mellitus.

This book will be useful to patients as well as physicians and Vaidyas treating diabetes mellitus and metabolic conditions charactered by some abnormality of urine.

About the Author

Dr. V. B Athavale M.B.B.S., D.C.H., M.D. (Paed), M.A.M.S., and Vaidyacharya is renowned Paediatrician, and an eminent author who has several noteworthy achievements to his credit. He did his M.B.B.S. from Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, both in Mumbai, stood first in D.C.H.(C.P.S.) 1956, and completed M.D. (Paed) in 1958.

He was offered the UNICEF Fellowship in 1965, when his paper was read during the International Peadiatric Conference held at Tokyo. He was also chairman of the workshop on 'Herbal Medicines for Health for the developing Countries, which was held at Bangkok in the year 1981.

Dr. Athavale worked as a Honorary and Professor Head of department of Paediatrician, L.T.M.G. Hospital, Sion, Mumbai during 1970 to 1990 and was recognised for his various accomplishments for which he has been bestowed with honours and awards, both National and International.

He has also authored more than a dozen books on Ayurveda, for which he has been conferred upon the International Award for the best author of Ayurvedic books in 1997.

V.B. Athavale Research Foundation has been founded as a mark of respect and gratitude to Dr. Athavale when he retired after 30 years of selfless service as Hon. Professor and Head of Department of Paediatrics, L.T.M Medical College and L.T.M.G. Hospital, Mumbai.


  Page No.
Classification of Prameha 1
Etiological factors 1
Pathogenesis 3
Premonitory symptoms 4
Clinical manifestations 4
Kaphaja Prameha 5
a) Udakameha 5
b) Ikshumeha 5
c) Sandrameha 5
d) Sandraprasadameha 5
e) Shuklameha 5
f) Shukrameha 5
g) Sheetameha 6
h) Sikatameha 6
i) Shanairmeha 6
j) Alalameha 6
Pittaja Prameha 6
a) Ksharameha 6
b) Kalameha 7
c) Neelameha 7
d) Lohitameha 7
e) Manjishthameha 7
f) Haridrameha 7
Vataja Prameha 7
a) Vasameha 8
b) Majjameha 8
c) Hastimeha 8
d) Madhumeha 8
Complications of Prameha 8
Prognosis 9
Principles of treatment 11
Diet in Prameha 30-31
General treatment of Prameha 12
Fresh juices useful in Prameha 12
Churnas useful in Prameha  
Decoctions useful in Prameha 14
Asavas useful in Prameha 15
Avalehas and pakas Prameha 15
Medicated Oils and Ghees Prameha 16
Guggulus Prameha 17
The Vatis Prameha 17
The Bhasmas Prameha 18
Rasas Prameha 19
Treatment of Kaphaja Prameha 22
Treatment of Pittaja Prameha 25
Treatment of Vataja Prameha 27
Treatment of Pitta-Vataja Prameha 28
Treatment of Vata-Pittaja Prameha 28
Treatment of Kapha-Pittaja Prameha 28
Some recipes useful in Prameha (From Bastivijnyan) 29
Diet in Prameha 30
Pathogenesis 56
Treatment of Madhumeha 57
Complications of Madhumeha 59
Madhmeha Pitika 60
Treatment of Diabetic Eruptions 61
Diet and activities in Madhumeha 64
A Diabetic?....No....An Ascetic 73
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