As per the figures released by WHO, there are over 300 million obese or overweight adults all over the world. Today, obesity has become a chronic disease today. Not only this, the cases of childhood obesity being reported are also increasing at an alarming rate.
The main causes of Obesity are attributed to the lack of physical activity and the intake of foods rich in saturated fats and sugars. What’s more alarming news for obese people is that become more susceptible to high blood pressure, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease (heart attacks), cerebro – vascular disease (stroke), gout, gallstones, colon cancer, sleep apnea, non alcoholic fatty liver disease, arthritis, anxiety, depression, etc.
In ayurvedic texts, the cause of obesity is attributed to genetic and environmental factors. As far as environmental factors are concerned, diet plays an important role. Medha Dhatu (Fatty Tissue) is an element that causes obesity. When a diet rich in medha dhatu is consumed, it alters the fat metabolism in the body, & causes obesity. Some food items which cause increased production of Medha Dhatu include yogurt and other milk products, dry fruits, fatty foods, etc.
Individual with body mass index 30 or higher than 30 suffers from the obesity. It is the main criteria while defining the obesity. The other symptoms and complication include:
The ayurvedic treatment includes the Langhana Therapy as the best herbal weight loss program in Melbourne, which means body needs the therapies or herbal powder which reduce the body mass index. Reducing body mass index and decreasing excess fats from the body is called Langhana Therapy.
It includes body detoxifications with anti-obesity herbs, improving body fat metabolism using specific ayurvedic medicines, maintaining natural mechanism of fat metabolism to prevent weight gain in the future.
There are myriad varieties of herbs that help in fighting obesity e.g. Babbula (Acacia nilotica), Kadamba (Nealamarckia cadamba), Narikela (Cocos nucifera ), Guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Jeeraka (Cuminum cyminum), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), black pepper, etc.
These herb's powder correct the fat metabolism and reduce the body fats. These herbs are included in the herbal formula prepared to reduse weight. It is available in veggie capsule at Pure Herbal Ayurved clinic, which is the best Ayurvedic clinic based in Melbourne, Australia.
The following ayurvedic herbs are most effective to cure weight gain or obesity naturally.
Babbula (Acacia arabika)
Babula is used in ayurvedic medicines to reduce the kapha humor. Excess kapha is a cause behind the obesity. Babula has astringent action and reduces fats, so it is beneficial for lowering the body weight.
Kadamba (Anthocephalus cadamba)
Kadam barks is bitter, acrid, astringent and anti-inflammatory. It is used in reducing inflammation, improving digestion, removing gas from the intestines and as a tonic. It also reduces fats and prevents arthritic problems.
Guggulu (Commiphora wightii)
Guggulu is a gun resin of the commiphora mukul tree. It is used for treating osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, fibromyalgia and other inflammatory diseases. It is also helpful in obesity because of the presence of guggulipids. These alkaloids help in reducing body weight and improves metabolism in the body.
Jeeraka (Cuminum cyminum)
Jeeraka improves taste, digestion, and body strength and food absorption. It is used for the treatment of diarrhea, indigestion, malabsorption syndrome, fever, acidity, gas, low eyesight, recurrent infections, etc. It also works well in the obesity. The main reason behind the beneficial effects of the jeeraka in obesity is its property to metabolize and burn the fats properly, so it prevents fat accumulation in the body and helpful in averting regain of the body weight.
Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica)
Chitraka is acrid, hot, anti-cholesterol, appetizer and digestive. Due to these properties, it is useful in malabsorption syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, high cholesterol levels, cancer, atherosclerosis, piles, skin diseases and obesity.
Black pepper (Piper nigrum)
Black pepper is also used as culinary herbs in Indian kitchen. It has properties such as appetizer, digestive, carminative and anti-obesity. The black pepper helps in respiratory diseases, common cold, indigestion, muscular, strains, diarrhea, constipation and obesity. It burns off the fats from the body, thus it helps in shedding off the excess fats.
The following ayurvedic natural thearpies are done successfully by Ayurvedic doctors of Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic at Melbourne to reduce weight.
Udwartana (Medicated Massage)
Udwartana is also referred to as an herbal powder massage, it helps to burn fat. This full body massage is performed using a combination of herbal powder. To be effective, the herbal powder mix has to be deeply massaged into the skin with specific movements. It helps in removing cellulite and toning the muscles.
Herbal Steam Bath
Herbal steam bath is an effective weight loss treatment in Ayurveda. It also helps in balancing the Vata and Kapha Dosha. In this process, the body is enclosed in a chamber and exposed to steam produced from medicinal herbs. The duration of a herbal steam bath is typically 30 minutes.
Virechana (Medical Purgation)
It is also known as medicated purgation, the individual is fed a concoction of herbal purgatives which helps in cleansing the body.
Vasthi (Medicated Enema)
It is also known as medicated enema, this treatment helps in cleansing the lower alimentary canal. It also helps in clearing the srothas and channels in the body.
Ayurvedic herbal remedies help in restoring natural burning of the fats and prevent weight gain. These natural remedies include:
1.Abhyaristham - Herbal Tonic
2.Kumaryasavam - Herbal Tonic
3.Lohasavam - Herbal Tonic
4.Parpatadyarishtam - Herbal Tonic
5.Punarnavadi Kashayam - Herbal Tonic
6.Patolamooladi Kashayam - Herbal Tablet
7.Sukumaram Kashayam - Herbal Tablet
8.Varanadi Kashayam - Herbal Tablet
9.Rasana erandadi kashayam - Herbal Tablet
10.Vayu gulika - Herbal Tablet
11.Dadimasthaka choornam - Herbal Powder
12.Panchakola choornam - Herbal Powder
13.Thriphaladi choornam - Herbal Powder
14.Hinguvachadi Choornam - Herbal Powder
15.Thrivrith Lehyam - Herbal Jam
16.Vyoshadi vatakam - Herbal Jam
Yoga practice helps in obesity by lowering fat deposition in the body and improving metabolism to burn the accumulated fats. In addition to this, yoga helps to reduce emotional eating, stress and anxiety related to the obesity. Regular practice can prevent the obese people from obesity complication such as heart diseases, joint disorders and elevated lipid profile etc.
The helpful yoga poses include Tadasana (Triangle Pose), Pawanmuktasana (Wind-Relieving Pose), Uttanpadasana (leg raised pose), Bhujang Asana (Cobra Pose), Sarp Asana (Snake Pose), Shalabh Asana (Grasshopper Pose), Markatasana (Monkey pose) and Vajra Asana (Diamond Pose).
Dr. Gurnam Saini
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
MD Alternative Medicine
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