Proven Ayurveda Herbs That Aids In Weight Loss

By: Chandreyee Sen

Obesity and stubborn belly fat are a primary concern of every individual irrespective of gender.

All of us at some point of time desire to have those perfect curves or six pack abs which we admire while watching our favorite celebs.

When we see those extra fats around our tummy or a bulging arm, we think of going on a diet. But the conception of diet is often misinterpreted. People assume that if they eat less, they will go slim. But such is not the case.

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If you eat less, the body stores the fat and ultimately the purpose of dieting fails. It's advisable to eat a healthy diet and maintain proper exercise that includes brisk walking, jogging, running, or stretching.

Well, it's a long method though. You will not become 50kgs in a week's time. You need patience and the motivation to achieve it.

But often when the weighing machine doesn't show desired results people get demotivated. They opt for quick treatments, especially the ones done in beauty parlors.

Nowadays parlors use a machine to remove the extra fat from your body (the process is called liposuction). But that might have side effects too. So what to do now?

Well, let's get back to those methods used in Vedas. Yes, it is the Ayurvedic treatment. Ayurveda has certain herbs that act as a miracle in reducing the weight. A list of these follows below.

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Amla:

Most of us love the tangy flavor of amla with a bit of salt seasoning. But did you know Amla also helps in weight loss? You can preferably have in the form of juice. Alma is rich in nutrients and antioxidants and can improve the quality of your hair and skin. Besides, due to its high metabolic potential, it boosts metabolism and cuts down fat and provides adequate energy to the body for performing several tasks. Lastly, it helps to rejuvenate your skin and removes toxins that are another cause for weight gain.

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Haritaki:

Indigestion is a prime cause to accumulate the toxins and store calories. Well, Haritaki can be your life saver. It helps in digestion and cleaning your intestinal tracts. This procedure helps in removing the toxins from the body that stays up for few hours and add fat to your body. Now it is available on the market in the form of capsules. It can be taken in a great quantity in the evening after food and before going to bed.

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Tulsi:

Tulsi-a widespread plant found in almost all Hindu families. It is considered sacred and is worshipped every morning. Tulsi leaves are highly beneficial and are often used for boosting the immune system, treating heart disease, reducing stress, controlling your cholesterol and blood pressure to name a few. Although tulsi is not directly linked to weight loss, it helps in digestion and boosts metabolism that in turn cuts down the fat from your body. You can use it as a supplement for your caffeine. Boil the tulsi leaves and drink it as your morning tea.

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Aloe vera:

Nowadays many of us are familiar with aloe vera gels sold in the market. They help in rejuvenating your skin. But an aloe vera juice is extremely beneficial if you are on a weight loss mission. Have aloe vera juice once in a day along with cumin seeds and other herbs and season it with honey for a better taste. You can visualize the weight loss results yourself.

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Licorice:

Another important herb that helps in weight loss is licorice-a root of a plant that has a sweet flavor. Oil made from licorice helps in combating obesity and prevents accumulation of fat from the food that you intake. Among its other benefits, licorice helps in controlling blood sugar, boosts metabolism, and is rich in antioxidant. All these together make it a complete package that helps in digestion and reduces body weight.

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Nettle leaf:

Are you prone to frequent food cravings? Well, try out the nettle leaf herb that helps in removing unnecessary fat from your intestine and reduce unhealthy food cravings which add on to your body weight. It also helps in purifying the blood and detoxifies it. It is rich in calcium, iron, carbohydrates, and protein. You can drink this as a tea by adding few leaves and boiling it and then gulping down the strained juice. But if you are pregnant don't opt for this herb as this can be harmful to your health.

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Ginseng:

An excellent medicine for the diabetic patient, many of us might not be familiar with this herb. But you know about its benefits especially in losing weight, you will be amazed. If you feel weak, you can opt for this herb as it helps in boosting your energy level and metabolism rate. But the real magic is in its roots. Ginseng is useful from tip to root. It contains leptin and sequin hormone that contributes majorly in reducing your body weight. You can crush the root and use the powder in your health drink or tea for better benefits.

Well, there are much more Ayurvedic herbs that can be beneficial for your health. But beware of fake products. Always buy Ayurvedic products from reputed shops. If you follow these few natural remedies, then you can save your time which you other spend in the gym. A proper diet along with natural remedies can help shed those extra kilos from your body.

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Story first published: Monday, August 21, 2017, 19:00 [IST]
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