Obesity is now the new “epidemic” of our times. Due to bad lifestyle choices and reduced physical activity, we are facing issues like weight gain, back pain, neck pain, spondylitis, diabetes and many more, which are now also known as lifestyle diseases.
Thankfully Ayurveda is a science, which even though was created centuries ago, is still relevant to the modern day health problems. According to Ayurveda, the increase of Kapha Dosha in the body causes obesity.
Here is a compilation of Top 5 Best Ayurvedic Herbs for weight loss that will help you reduce excess fat from the body. If you are here thinking that after using these, you will become like a victoria secret model, then you are at the wrong place. But a regular use of these herbs can make your digestive system happy and increase your metabolism.
Top 5 Best Ayurvedic Herbs For Weight Loss
Triphala is the perfect combination of three Ayurvedic herbs called Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia Belerica), Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula), which can be used in different combinations to heal almost all types of ailments of the body.
Generally, Triphala is used to improve the bowl and stomach health. It helps in digestion and good bowel movements and is non-habit-forming. Since it helps to remove waste products from your body, it has a cleansing effect hence it is considered an excellent remedy for weight loss.
Dosage & How To Consume
Take 1 tsp of Triphala powder and add 250ml normal water in it. Keep it covered at night and in the morning, boil it on low heat till the water becomes a bit lesser than half. Let it cool till lukewarm. Drink it and don’t eat anything for 45 mins – 1 hour after consumption.
2Ghrit Kumari (Aloe Vera)
Ghrit Kumari or Aloe Vera is famous for its medicinal properties both in India and the west. It has a high content of fiber, and also works as a coolant for our body. It will cool the body as well as increase metabolism. It also helps in proper waste elimination which is a key aspect of weight loss. It helps to eliminate toxins from the body and increases absorption of nutrients.
Dosage & How To Consume
Take 2 tsp of Ghrit Kumari with 2 tsp of Amla Juice and 1/2 tsp of Ginger Juice every morning with empty stomach. Do not eat anything for 1 hour afterward.
3Kokum or Vrikshamla (Garcinia Cambogia)
Kokum or Vrikshamla are two fruits from the same biological family. Vrishamla is excellent in aiding weight loss. It burns accessive fat and boosts metabolism. It also aids in reducing high cholesterol levels. It acts as an appetite suppressant by increasing the production of serotonin which is a mood-regulating hormone which also controls in bowel movements.
Vrikshamla also helps in health problems like constipation, irregular menstruation, intestinal parasites, rheumatism, flu and liver disorders.
4Agnimantha (Clerodendrum Phlomidis)
Agnimantha is an ancient medicinal tree. Its bark and leaves are used in Ayurveda as a Vata and Kapha pacifier. Kapha is predominantly out of balance when a person is suffering from obesity or is overweight. It helps in treating low digestive strength, constipation, bloating, anaemia, diabetes, inflammation, swelling, cough and cold and UTI (Urinary Tract Infection). It is also used to treat fever and improve immunity.
5Guggul (Commiphora Mukul / Wightii)
Guggul is a small medicinal tree found mainly in the Indian subcontinent. In Ayurveda, the herb guggul is actually the gum raisin or the sap, which is extracted from the stem of the Guggul tree. It is an excellent remedy for obesity and weight loss. It contains components which are anti-obesity and anti-inflammatory. It controls fat absorption and decreases cholesterol. It can reduce body weight significantly. It also treats all types of inflammations and skin diseases. It is an antioxidant which protects from tissue damage and keeps cells younger for a longer time.
Caution: Use of guggul is not recommended for pregnant and lactating women.