Weight gain is a common problem nowadays. Obesity is one of the main reasons behind this health problem. Overweight is the prime reason that in turn leads to mental depression and stress as well.
A number of medicines or health supplements are there to control the weight. But the problem can also be well managed with the herbs as well.
Herbs are the nature’s wonderful gift to the mankind. As these are natural, the chances of side effects are less as compared to the modern medicines.
Herbs has the potential to improve the digestion and metabolism. Hence it is helpful in weight management too. In short, they improve the overall quality of our diet. And these herbs are safe to use. These herbs are even used in the Ayurvedic medicines as well.
Here are some herbs that are useful in maintaining a healthy weight.
Mustak (Cyprus rotundus)-
Healthy digestion helps to maintain a healthy weight. And Mustak herb is a great one for achieving the target of weight loss. The herb is known to improve the digestion power of the body and hence helpful in losing weight.
Triphala is another wonderful combination of three herbs for weight loss. The three herbs include Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bhibhitaki (Terminelia bellerica), and Haritaki (Terminelia chebula). The mixture supports healthy digestion as well as helpful in the detoxification of the wastes from the body. This makes it useful in attaining a healthy weight.
Garcinia (Garcinia cambogia)-
This herb is popularly known as a best herb for weight loss. Hydroxycitric acid, a biologically active compound, is present in the skin of this herb. The compound is known to block the fat production enzymes in the body. The compound is also known to increase the production of serotonin in the brain, which in turn reduces the appetite and hence contributing a lot in weight loss.
Jamun (Syzigium cumini)-
The herb is an excellent choice for weight loss. The herb is known to improve digestion as well as decreases the flatulence. The herb is useful in maintaining a healthy blood sugar level also.
Dalchini is another great herb for weight loss. The herb is a great one to suppress the appetite and to maintain a healthy blood sugar level. It is helpful in burning the belly fat. It lowers the LDL cholesterol as well. And hence a great choice for achieving the target of weight loss.
Vidang (Embelia ribes)-
The herb is a great choice for weight loss. It is helpful in reducing the flatulence as well as helpful in managing constipation.
Ashok (Saraca indica)-
Ashok herb is an excellent one for regulation and metabolism of fat in the body, thereby giving us a great choice for weight loss as well.
Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica)-
This herb is known for healthy digestion as well as the great one for balancing Kapha and pitta dosha of the body. And hence, the herb is useful in maintaining a healthy weight as well.
Arjuna (Terminelia arjuna)-
The herb is known for several health benefits. One of the health benefits is weight loss also. The herb is helpful in dissolving the fat in the body and this action makes it a great one for weight loss also.
This herb contains high amount of polysaccharide which is known as Galactomannan. The compound is effective in weight loss. The seeds of this herb are known to contain approx. 75 percent of soluble fibers which in turn helpful in giving us a satisfactory felling of fullness. Also, the seeds have low content of carbohydrate and hence preventing us from giving us extra kilos.
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. WEBSITE – WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM