Ayurvedic Medicine for Weight Loss

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions all over the world. Using Ayurvedic medicine for weight loss will prove to be beneficial in fighting the problem of obesity. In this article, we will get to know some effective weight loss medicine in Ayurveda.
Ayurveda is a science of medicine, which is more than 2000 years old. 'Ayurveda' is a Sanskrit word. To understand the meaning of the word, we will divide the word into two. Ayur means life, while the second half veda means science. In other words, Ayurveda means the science of life. According to Ayurveda, all the living and non living entities in the universe are linked to one another. All the living objects on earth are made up of five elements, known as Panchmahabhootas. These elements are earth, water, air, fire and space (also called ether). Like there are the living components, there are the non-material qualities that govern basic forms of matter. The qualities which govern consciousness and intelligence are known as Sattva, while the qualities that govern action is known as Rajas and the qualities of inertia is called Tamas. All three Rajas, Sattva and Tamas put together is known as Gunas. When we talk about Ayurvedic medicine for weight loss, the Panchbhootas and Gunas have a vital role to play. These properties dictate the healing and medicinal qualities of plants.

Having understood, about the healing properties of the plants, we have to understand the problem of weight gain. The problem of obesity has plagued humans in the recent times. If you observe animals in the wild, you will see that they hardly have weight issues. Likewise, humans previously rarely had weight issues. The weight issues have come into prominence because, there is an imbalance been created in our body constitution due to various factors. The different Ayurvedic body types are responsible for different types of imbalances. Therefore, with the Ayurvedic medicine for obesity, it is also important to bring the imbalance under control and get rid of the problem forever. Now let's take a look at how to lose weight through Ayurveda. Along with medicines, you will want to follow Ayurvedic diet and yoga to achieve better results.

Best Ayurvedic Medicine for Weight Loss

The Ayurvedic medicines are purely herbal in nature. They make use of a number of herbs along with spices. To achieve better results, it is important to be consistent with the efforts. Without consistency, you will find it rather difficult to achieve desired weight loss. You will come across various weight loss medicines in Ayurveda. The ingredients commonly used in these medicines are as follows:

Often, obesity is due to problem with digestive health. Haritaki proves to be beneficial in this regards. It also helps to deal with anemia.

This is a herbal tonic. It has a number of medicinal properties and proves to be of great help in dealing with problems associated with obesity.

This is the powder made by drying Indian gooseberry. Other than its usage for weight loss, it is used for a variety of other reasons. It is rich in vitamin C, it is a natural coolant and it is used for treating various ailments of the skin, eyes, etc.

Aloe Vera
Although bitter in taste, it is one of the Ayurvedic remedies for obesity. Aloe vera helps in treating digestive problems. It is well-known for its various other medicinal properties as well.

Although it contains sugar, when combined with lemon juice and warm water, it helps in weight loss. It is often recommended, that honey with warm water and lemon be taken first thing in the morning.

These medicines do not work on the body on a superficial level. They target the root cause of the problem, therefore are more effective in treating the problems. After ingredients come the medicines themselves, which will prove to be beneficial in treating the problem. From the different manufacturers, you will come across medicines like triphala, medohar, etc. It is important to take the right medohar as well as triphala dosage to achieve better results. These medicines are available in both powder as well as tablet forms. Most of the Ayurvedic medicines are known to give better results, when they are taken with warm to hot water. This is a tip, which you will not want to forget.

Before you start taking any of the Ayurvedic medicine for weight loss, it is important to consult your health care professional about the same. This will ensure that these medicines are fine for your health condition and do not cause any side effects. At the same time, you will also want to take an allergy test to know, if the medicines suit you well.
By Bhakti Satalkar
Published: 10/22/2010
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