Overweight and Obesity have been one of the main health issues plaguing the present generation, with bad food habits and lack of proper physical activity to burn unwanted fat. Excess belly fat is related to many serious health conditions including stroke, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, stroke and even some types of cancers. While there are multiple ways to lose fat, the weight loss technique cannot be a standard one for all. Every person has a different lifestyle, body type, medical condition and genetics, all of which play an important role in a person’s ability to achieve and maintain fitness results. While physical activity is a must for weight loss, Ayurveda prescribes certain herbs that can aid in this process.
Guggul: Guggul has been on the top of the list of Ayurvedic medicines for weight loss. Guggul is made from the sap (gum resin) of the Commiphora Mukul tree. It has plant sterol, guggulsterone that promotes weight loss. Guggul also contains substances that lower triglycerides and cholesterol.
Garcinia Cambogia: Garcinia Cambogia is a tropical fruit, which works wonderfully as a weight loss supplement. The fruits block the body’s ability to make fat. Hydroxyxcitric acid, which is the main ingredient in the fruit, boosts metabolism and reduces appetite. The fruit is also called Malabar tamarind and is known to help in stress reduction, keeping the blood sugar steady and cholesterol levels in check.
Triphala: Triphala, as the name suggests is a mixture of three dried fruits – haritaki, amla and bibhitaki. It has been used for ages to treat a number of ailments. This herbal mixture is thought to promote weight loss by flushing out toxins and improving your digestion. It is also said that triphala can help improve overall health. The mixture is consumed with a glass of hot water two times a day – half an hour before breakfast and two hours after dinner.
Dalchini: Known as cinnamon in English, dalchini has numerous medicinal properties, which boost metabolism and help you lose weight effectively.
Punarnava: Punarnava scientifically known as Boerhavia Diffusa is one of the most effective Ayurvedic medicines used for weight loss. The plant has diuretic properties, which keeps the bladder and kidney healthy. It is also known to solve the problem of water retention.
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