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What are the side effects of moringa oleifera?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2015
Question: Dear Doctor,

Is there any side effect to take Moringo oleifera for diabetes?

Regards,
XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Munish Sood (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
need some details

Detailed Answer:
Dear
Thanks for contacting Ayurveda with your health concern and do let me know about following concerns for better understanding of your problem:

1. Duration of taking modern anti diabetes drug?
2. Present blood sugar level (both fasting and post prandial), HbA1c test
3. Any other associated features of diabetes: tingling numbness of limbs, ECG, high blood pressure, persistent cough,eye changes,lipid level,examination of feet done for peripheral pulses.?
4. How you want to take moringa as medicine: aqueous extract,powder,leaves?

Dr. Munish Sood
Consultant & Physician
Naimittika
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Munish Sood (3 hours later)
1. 6 yrs
2. Fasting - 100
PP - 150
3. None other disease is having with me.
4. I want advise from your end can I take?
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Answered by Dr. Munish Sood (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
moringa and its benefits and regualr follow up

Detailed Answer:
Dear
Thanks for reverting back

1. Since moringa (sahijan) is
. bitter (tikta) in nature thus stimulate digestion
. astringent (kashaya) in taste thus improve FAT metabolism

2. Due to above synergistic Action it balances the"kapha" dosha which is responsible for diabetes.

3. It improves the secretion of Insulin involved in glucose metabolism when taken along with tinda (ivy gourd) & karela (bitter gourd)

PS. Moringa is best suited for people who are overweight/obese and have problem with digestion. If you are underweight (more or less) then take it in moderation or first consult with a local qualified Ayurveda Physician to know your "Prakriti" (body constitution) and then act.

4. If you can deduce yourself about your XXXXXXX then do let me know so that I can provide you regarding what PART of moringa you should take.

5. Inspite of taking above said drug you should keep following things in mind:

Recommended Investigations
. check urine sugar, 2 hours after lunch (once a week)
. Blood sugar (fasting and post prandial), once in 3-6 months
. Serum cholesterol and lipid profile
. ECG to exclude IHD (Ischaemic heart disease), once a year
. Urine for microalbuminuria,every year. Blood urea and S. Creatinine, if indicated
. Retinoscopy, once a year
. Glycosylated Hemoglobin

Dr. Munish
Naimittika
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Brief Answer: need some details Detailed Answer: Dear Thanks for contacting Ayurveda with your health concern and do let me know about following concerns for better understanding of your problem: 1. Duration of taking modern anti diabetes drug? 2. Present blood sugar level (both fasting and post prandial), HbA1c test 3. Any other associated features of diabetes: tingling numbness of limbs, ECG, high blood pressure, persistent cough,eye changes,lipid level,examination of feet done for peripheral pulses.? 4. How you want to take moringa as medicine: aqueous extract,powder,leaves? Dr. Munish Sood Consultant & Physician Naimittika