Yugi's pramegam and diebetes mellitus: an analogue

Bull Indian Inst Hist Med Hyderabad. 1999 Jan;29(1):83-7.


Yugimahamuni was one among the greatest siddhars and has matchless contribution towards enrichment of Siddha system. In his Vaidya Chinthamani-800, he has written clearly about 4448 names of the diseases, its signs, symptoms and prognosis. Under the heading - "Meganoikal," he has elaborated twenty varieties of the urinary disorders based on the physical characters of urine. But the general signs and symptoms of 'Meganoikal' described by Yugi clearly indicate that many of these characteristics are of diabetic in nature. Under the sub-heading 'avasthaikal', Yugi accurately described certain sufferings experienced by the patients of 'Meganoikal'. It is quite interesting to note that those ten types of sufferings he has listed out, starting from obesity ending in Tuberculosis are comparable with the acute and long term complications of diabetics, and hence this analogue.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Mellitus / history*
  • History, Ancient
  • History, Medieval
  • India
  • Medicine, Traditional / history*
  • Philosophy, Medical / history*
  • Therapeutics / history*

Personal name as subject

  • None Yugimahamuni