Dr. Neha Sharma
Background: Diabetes Mellitus has emerged as an important public health problem globally. According to International Diabetes Federation, 61.3 million people in India had diabetes in 2011. That figure is projected to rise to 101.2 million by 2030 which is proving to be a major health problem. Prameha (Madhumeha) is a atipravriti janya mutra vikara. Aushadhi Sevana Kala plays an important role in the success of treatment. Tea is the most consumed drink in the world after water. Catechins and polysaccharides in green tea have been shown to lower blood sugar. Hence Green tea is selected for the present study which is thought to be effective in reducing post prandial blood sugar and also averts long-term complications.
Methods: The cases of Madhumeha were collected from OPD and IPD of Kayachikitsa, Department of parul university, limda, waghodiya Vadodara, Gujarat Study conducted by screening, enrolment & follow up visits every 7 days till 28 days where in subjective, objective & lab parameters. The medication processed green tea capsules was given in the case of madhumeha with respect to time of administration using randomization and not disturbing the patient‘s ongoing treatment protocol. The results obtained were methodically analyzed and statistical analysis will be done using Annova test.
Results: Looking into the Glycemic parameter Green tea showed a better reduction on PPBS. In Group B (with meal) there was mean reduction in PPBS from 235.6 to 223.7 i.e 11.9 mg/dl. In Group C (30 minute after meal) there was mean reduction in PPBS from 240.8 to 218.1 i.e 22.7 mg/dl. By observing above result of Group B & C, Even though it was statistically non-significant, we can assumed that green tea having role in reducing PPBS. The cause being short duration of the therapy & Small Sample Size
Conclusion: There was no significant reduction of PPBS by Green Tea with respective to time of administration.But still however there was reduction in mean with meals (11.9) and after meals (22.7) with respect to time administration of green tea.
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