Ayurveda – an ancient Indian expedient of treatment! Developed thousands of years ago by the Indian sages, Ayurveda is based on the interconnection between body, mind and soul. It is more about promoting good health than treating diseases. Ayurveda tends to deal with various mental or physical disorders in humans. Let’s learn about a few effective Ayurveda herbs to aid in losing extra body fat.
According to Ayurveda, everything in this universe is interrelated. The harmony of the mind, body, and spirit with the universe results in a good health. A little disruption in this harmony can lead to various health ailments. For instance, Obesity or fatness is caused when we go beyond our eating limits, indecisively.
Let’s see how Ayurveda can help in reducing weight and belly fat effectively.
Ayurveda uses a special concept known as ‘ama,’ which means toxins, to treat obesity. It believes that these toxins are the accretion of impurities in our body that result from improper diet, environmental pollutants and stress. Some of these impurities are fat-soluble that stick deep inside the fat cells and are hard to remove from the pockets around the stomach. This causes weight gain! The herbs and techniques that Ayurveda uses to reduce body weight targets directly at removing ama, which shrinks the fat cells.
Here are a few popular herbs that can help you reduce your unwanted body fat, Have a look:
Vrikshamla (GarciniaCambogia): A popular component in Ayurvedic medications for weight reduction, Vrikshamla contains an extract that helps prevent fat accumulation in the body.
Vrikshamla is a perennial flowering tree with yellow colored fruits. The fruits are oval in shape resembling small pumpkins. Vrikshamla belongs to one of the citrus family. Its fruit extract and peel is very popular in making natural weight loss products. Actually, the extract is Hydroxy-citric acid (HCA) which helps suppress appetite and enhance fat burning.
Studies suggest that it might also control the activities of genes that are associated with fat synthesis. Vrikshamla can prevent development of instinctive fat tissues when taken with a high-fat diet. It also helps to suppress appetite.
Adrak (Ginger): We are all well familiar with Ginger (Zingiberofficinale Roscoe) and its soothing essence. It has been used as a culinary spice for about 4,400 years; Ginger is an effective herbal root. It is also used as a herb for treating digestion, diarrhea and nausea.
Besides giving great taste to our tea, it can also assist obesity. The phytochemicals present in ginger regulate oxidation of fatty acids and metabolism of cholesterol. By preventing fat accumulation, it lowers down the level of cholesterol in the blood.
So, if you want to reduce your belly fat and get a flat tummy, take Ginger!
Kalonji (Nigella Sativa): Kalonji or the Black seed, also known as Nigella Sativa, Black Cumin, Nutmeg Flower and Romanian Coriander is a miracle herb for weight loss and other diseases.
The seed extract of Kalonjiis are recommended by Ayurvedic experts for stimulating weight loss in five different ways – increasing metabolism, controlling carbohydrate cravings, break down stored fat and reducing bloating and water retention. Its anti-obesity effect has been verified in clinical trials. It tends to improve the body mass and waist-hip ratios.
Guggul (CommiphoraMukul Resin): Commiphoramukul resin, popularly referred as Guggul in Indian subcontinent is a powerful fat burner. Guggul is also known by the other names such as Indian Bedellium and Guggulow. It is a sticky gum resin produced from the mukul myrrh tree that plays a significant role in the traditional Indian herbal medicine. It constitutes phytosterols, gugulipids and guggulsterones. In ancient times, it was traditionally combined with other herbs in treating arthritis, nervous pain, skin diseases, obesity, mouth infections, digestive problems and menstrual problems.
Guggul is responsible for correcting lipid disorders and curing obesity. Capable of lowering total cholesterol, tri-glycerides and low-density lipoprotein, Guggul can even elevate the absorption of good cholesterol in the blood.
Diet for Fatty People
The traditional Indian medicine system suggests obese people to avoid heavy meals. They should have smaller lighter mealtimes, once in every four hours.
In addition to this, they should limit consumption of sweet, salty and sour foods requiring high digestive fire for digestion. To promote secretion of digestive enzymes, Ayurveda recommends increased intake of bitter, caustic and spicy food in the diet. Consuming cold beverages and foods tend to worsen the digestive system of such people. People prone to obesity should not at all eat too slowly or too quickly. Also, they should chew their food properly. Eating at a slow or high pace might cause them to overeat.
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