Prameha; 8 Definition(s)


Prameha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Prameha (Diabetes) which has been a global problem is well described in the ancient Indian classics life the Vedas and the Ayurvedic works which ensued the Vedic period. In the present work, the authors have tried to focus the narrations on pramehas in Vedic literature with special reference to the “Kauchika Soothra” of Atharva Veda. A new hypothesis comparing the actions of pittatejas which is set free by the pitta dharakala with the actions of the hormones like insulin and glucagon is also discussed. The aetiopathogenesis of pramehas as described by the Ayurvedic authors with a glance to the therapeutic measures is also included in the study

Source: PMC: Certain concepts of “Prameha” (Diabetes) in Ayurveda

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.

Source: Exotic India: Prameha and Madhumeha in Ayurveda

Prameha (प्रमेह) refers to “diabetes” (group of metabolic disorders in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period). Medicinal formulations in the management of this condition include 23 references of Vatsanābha usages. Guṭikā is maximum (20) dosage form in the management of Prameha. Vatsanābha (Aconitum ferox), although categorized as sthāvara-viṣa (vegetable poisons), has been extensively used in ayurvedic pharmacopoeia.

Source: Research Gate: Internal applications of Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox wall)
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Ayurveda describes Diabetes under the heading Prameha. Plant active principles have been used to treat Prameha from ancient time under the Ayurvedic medication. Ayurveda is a holistic health care system of medicine, which is more than 5000 years old and Ayurvedic medicines are personalized for individual patient. It offers natural ways to treat disease and promote health. It uses herbs, diet, massage and lifestyle changes to achieve a balance between body, mind and spirit.

Source: Prameha and its Ancient Ayurvedic Medicine in India

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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pramēha (प्रमेह).—m (S) Urinary affection; as change in the color, quantity, or consistence of the urine. Twenty-one varieties are enumerated, including diabetes, gonorrhœa &c.; viz. udaka-ikṣu-sāndra-surā- piṣṭa-śukra-sikatā-śīta-śanair-lālā-kṣāra-nīla-kāla- haridrā-mañjiṣṭha-rakta-vasā-majjā-hasti-madhu-pramēha or -mēha. Of these such as require explanation occur in order.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pramēha (प्रमेह).—m Urinary affection.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prameha (प्रमेह).—A general name for a urinary disease (such as gleet, diabetes &c.); आस्यामुखं स्वप्नसुखं दधीनि ग्राम्यौदना- नूपरसः पयांसि । नवान्नपानं गुडवैकृतं च प्रमेहहेतुः कफकृच्च सर्वम् (āsyāmukhaṃ svapnasukhaṃ dadhīni grāmyaudanā- nūparasaḥ payāṃsi | navānnapānaṃ guḍavaikṛtaṃ ca pramehahetuḥ kaphakṛcca sarvam) || Bhāva. P.

Derivable forms: pramehaḥ (प्रमेहः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prameha (प्रमेह).—m.

(-haḥ) Urinary affection, as change in the colour, quantity, or consistence of the urine; twenty-one varieties are enumerated, including diabetes, gonorrhœa, &c. E. pra implying change, mih to pass urine, with ghañ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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