Madhumeha is a disease caused mostly by improper diet and lifestyle.So it becomes necessary to correct the diet and routine.-Diet-Lifestyle

For Sthoulya mehi advise more kapha pacifying diet and Karshya mehi advise more Vata pacifying diet and routine.

Diet should be changed according to the underlying dosha predominance.


  • Avoid all kinds of sugar, jaggery, sweet foods and juices, excess pishtanna i.e rice, potato etc…
  • Avoid shukta and Madhya i.e fermented drinks and alcohol.
  • Avoid anoopa mamsa i.e flesh of marshy land and red meat.
  • Avoid new grains(nava anna).
  • Avoid day sleep.
  • Avoid sedentary life style.
  • Avoid cold foods , cold drinks,frozen deserts
  • Avoid large quantities of foods at night.
  • Avoid yogurt.
  • Avoid canned foods and reheated foods.
  • Avoid oily and deep fried foods.
  • Favourlight,dry,hot,crunchy,pungent,bitter,

astringent taste.

  • Favour freshly prepared food and not leftovers.Ayurveda-6-tastes
  • Use natural sugar substitutes like stevia.
  • Do fasting once a week for 12 hours from 6 am to 6 pm and take light kichadi in the evening.This is for sthoulya mehi only.
  • Drink warm water morning on empty stomach.
  • Favour yava,godhuma,shastikashali,kulatta,

mudga, chanaka, adhaki, saktu.

  • Favour bitter vegetables like patola (Trisanthus Dioica), methika, karavellaka.
  • Favour fruits like dadima, jambu, amalaki, kapitta (Limonia Acidissimo), oranges.
  • Favour popcorn, roasted channa, puffed rice.
  • Favour vegetable soups, light kichadi, simple cooked vegetables for dinner.
  • Favour spices like turmeric,cinnamon,coriander,ginger,

black pepper, garlic,onion,curry leaves,fenugreek,asafoetida,cumin.


  • Wake up before sunrise i.e. 6 am.daily-routines-
  • Do self body oil massage before bath.
  • Regular in exercises, walking, yoga, pranayama, TM.
  • Regular in breakfast, lunch and dinner timings.Breakfast -light, Lunch-main meal, Dinner-light.
  • Walking leisurely 100 steps after dinner.
  • Go to bed at 10 pm.

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