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Feeling Like you Hit a Diet Plateau? 10 Ayurvedic Herbs for Weight Loss

By on September 13, 2016

Excessive weight gain, or obesity, is a big problem these days and increasing due to lifestyles.  In the present time people are doing seated jobs and eating lots of junk or fast food.

Due to the modern lifestyle, the physical activity is reduced to almost nil. Less physical activity leads to more fat deposit in the body, which leads to excessive weight gain, which leads to harmful effects on one’s overall health.

Obesity is a source of countless diseases, including:

  • Knee pain
  • Other joint pain
  • Diabetes
  • Heart challenges
  • High blood pressure

If a person can follow a healthy lifestyle, nutritional diet and herbal medicines, weight loss can be achieved, and the bad effects of obesity can be reduced.

There are various herbs and herbal formulations used for the treatment of obesity and related complications.

 

10 Ayurvedic Herbs for Weight Loss?

These herbs alone or in synergistic combinations increase the possibility of treating the complications of obesity.

1. Vrikshamla

Vrikshamla is a popular flowering tree with oval, yellow fruits used as a weight loss supplement. It contains hydroxycitric, which has the ability to block the enzyme citrate lyase that assists the body in fat formation. This is how it prevents fat deposition in the body.

The level of blood cholesterol is controlled by this fruit.

It also helps in decreasing the appetite by raising the level of serotonin. Serotonin is a hormone secreted in brain to control hunger.

2. Triphala

Triphala is a potent mixture of three herbs named Haritaki, Bibhitaki and Amalaki. It is very effective in decreasing constipation and improving digestion. It also helps in clearing blockages in the digestive system.

It is also observed as a best source of vitamin C and calcium. These are also helpful in eliminating toxins and nourishing the body.

Triphala is also helpful in clearing extra fat from the body. It nourishes the liver metabolism and eliminates fat deposit. By doing these many functions it reduces the fats and is observed to be a good natural way to reduce weight.

3. Ashok

Ashok also is known as a natural herb for weight loss. It has a bitter, pungent taste, and its flowers are yellowish-orange in color. The medicinal value exists in the dried bark, stem and flowers of this tree.

Ashok balances kapha dosha, which is known for the obesity problem. It is also used in several other health conditions such as dysentery, piles, menstrual disorders and spasm. It helps in improving the complexion, relieving thirst, reducing burning sensation, expelling worms, reducing swelling and removing blood impurities.

4. Guggul

Guggul is another traditional Ayurvedic medicine to fight against obesity. It consists of guggulsterone in the guggul extract, which reduces the cholesterol level.

The main thing it is known for is stimulation of thyroid functions, which optimizes the metabolic rate and hence quickens the weight-loss process.

5. Kalmegh

Kalmegh is well known herb in reducing weight. It is a rejuvenating, annual and extremely bitter herb used for the purification of blood. It is used to control obesity and its adverse effects. It is known for helping shed extra fat and toxins.

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6. Ghrit kumari (aloe vera)

Ghrit kumari–also known as aloe vera–is used to stimulate metabolism, which increases digestion and thus reduces the fat. It increases absorption of fat and hence increases energy consumption. It is one of the best plants to remove toxins from the body.

7. Katuki

Katuki is a traditionally used herb for curing chronic liver conditions and regulating secretion from the gall bladder. It improves digestion and elevates metabolism in the body, and hence helps in weight loss.

8. Chitrak

Chitrak is known for improvements in the digestive system and to treat bloating. It kills the intestinal worms and balances the appetite. It balances vata and kapha in the body very well. It provides stimulation to the gastric juices, which leads to balanced metabolism.

9. Mustak

Mustak is known to cure fever and obesity. It helps in opening blocked channels, which are blocked by imbalanced diet, which leads to the obstruction of channels through which energy is managed in the body. These blocked channels are opened by removing extra fat from the body tissues. This leads to weight loss.

10 Agnimantha

In Ayurveda agnimantha is a known herb for weight loss. It is known traditionally to reduce weight and get rid of obesity and its complications.

Because of its diuretic property, this herb is recommended for weight loss. The person starts frequent urination, which results in weight loss in a natural way.

It is also helpful in balancing vata and kapha. It provides relief from constipation and bloating and improves digestion and metabolism.

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About Dr. Vikram Chauhan

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert ayurvedic practitioner based in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Website - WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM

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