Management of Madhumegam (Diabetes Mellitus) and its Complication in Siddha Medicine with Varmam - A Case Series

  • Senthilnathan Subramanian Senior Research Scientist, Dr Rela Institute & medical Centre, Chrompet, Chennai, India
  • C. Yazhini Praveena Devi Siddha Physician at Thiruvadi uyirmei siddha health Centre, Chitlapakkam, Chennai, India
  • Sumanth Amperayani Consultant, Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust hospital 12-A, Nageswara Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai, India
Keywords: Meganoi, Neerizhivu, Avarampoo Theeneer, Miguneer, Enippu Neer, Udal Thathu


Madhumegam (Diabetes mellitus ), also known as Neerizhivu in the Siddha medical system, is characterized by polyuria, which leads to the degeneration of seven thathus (body tissues) and disorder. Pathophysiological signs and symptoms mentioned in the Siddha system of medicine are consistent with diabetes mellitus in modern medicine. Excessive intake of foods rich in carbohydrates, non-vegetarian foods, and lifestyle imbalance are the causative factors in developing madhumegam according to the Siddha system of medicine. Over the past three decades, the prevalence of diabetes mellitus has increased substantially in India due to rapid socioeconomic development, demographic shifts, and greater susceptibility among Indian people. A survey by the ICMR reveals that 134 million Indians over the age of 18 are predicted to have type 2 diabetes by 2045. Due to the sedentary work culture of our current young generation (18 to 40 years old), people are vulnerable to developing diabetes and associated problems. Siddha system of medicine has many drugs and formulations (Madhumega Choornam, Abragha Chendooram, Avarampoo Theeneer, etc.,) for Madhumegam and its complications. Many proven studies show the efficacy of Siddha medicine in the management of diabetes. Siddha varmam is essential in preventing diabetic complications like chronic hypertension, cardiac failure, renal failure, etc. This case series shows the complete management of diabetic patients and the prevention of its complications.

How to Cite
Subramanian, S., Praveena Devi, C. Y., & Amperayani, S. (2023, October 2). Management of Madhumegam (Diabetes Mellitus) and its Complication in Siddha Medicine with Varmam - A Case Series. International Journal of AYUSH Case Reports, 7(3), 362-372. Retrieved from