In today’s health conscious world, losing weight seems like a battle, people do lots of struggle for their extra weight but the weighing machine always disappoints them. In this era where appearance matters a lot, people with overweight feel shy all the time. If you want to lose weight in a natural way then you must try these ayurvedic herbs for weight loss known for ancient natural healing system of body, mind, and soul. It gives a holistic approach to maintaining an ideal weight by balancing all the elements of life.
There are more than 1000 of herbs in Ayurveda which gives you the best body with ideal weight through a proper combination of nutrition, exercise, and meditation.
Here are some of the important Ayurvedic herbs for weight loss:
1. A Common Herb Ginger
You must be wondering how this root herb helps in your weight loss regime but it is true. Photochemical presents in ginger, control oxidation of fatty acid and lowers the cholesterol level in blood. This herb makes you feel satiated and reduces your appetite. Ginger helps to increase the body temperature which results in burn fat and increase metabolism.
Nutritional value of fresh ginger per 100 gm contain 80 gm calories, 1% fat, 11% potassium, 8% dietary fibre, 3% protein, 1% calcium , 3% iron, 10% vitamin B-6, and 10% Magnesium.
Note: The ground roots of ginger has a higher nutritional value than the raw root ginger.
How to enjoy the ginger:
- Drinking ginger tea 2-3 times a day helps in digestion.
- Chewing slice of ginger before a meal decrease your appetite
2. Rose Petal
I am sure no one in this world who does not love this pink flower. Rose is not only a symbol of love but also a treasure of health benefits, in which weight loss is one of them. Rose petal contains antioxidant properties which remove the toxin from the body and helps in digestion which eventually leading to the weight loss. It works as a diuretic agent which decrease the water in your body which force you to drink more and more water and keep your body hydrated and clean.
Nutritional values of rose petal contain 95% water and a small amount of vitamin-C and very less calorie count.
How to enjoy the rose petal
- Use 10-15 rose petal and put them in a glass of warm water for about 10-15 minutes until the water becomes pinkish then add honey for your taste and drink this regularly and see the magic.
Turmeric is one of the most powerful ayurvedic herbs for weight loss. Its antioxidant nature not only gives a delicious flavour to your dish but also works miracle in weight loss regime. Turmeric enhances brown fat cells in our body which helps in speed up the fat burning process and prevent weight gain.
Nutrional values per 100 grams contains calories 354, sodium 1%, potassium 72%, dietry fibre 84%, carbohydrate 21%, fat 15%, vitamin-C 43%, calcium 18%, iron 230%, vitamin B-6 90% and magnesium 48%.
How to use Turmeric
- Use either in cooking or in form of tea, add one teaspoon of turmeric in one glass of hot water and stir until it dissolved and drink.
4. Nettle Leaves
The thin and fine hair of this herb might irritate your skin, but if you know the health benefit of this you will surely forget the bad side of this plant. This ayurvedic herb not only burns your fat but also purifies your blood and detoxify your body. It removes fat from the intestinal tract and reduces your hunger level.
Nutritional values of 1 cup nettle leafs contain 77.9% iron, 42.8% calcium, 37% calorie and 0.1% fat, 6.6 grams carbohydrate, and 2.4 grams protein. It is also an excellent source of vitamin-K and the good source of vitamin A and B.
How to use Nettle Leaves:
Consume in a form of tea by pouring 1-2 teaspoon of dried leave in hot water for 5-10 minutes and drink.
Note: It is not recommended to pregnant women.
Scary? don’t be afraid as this horrible eye-shaped plant is one of the important ayurvedic herbs for weight loss. Guarana is the name of a plant which comes from Guarani tribe in Amazon. They use its seed to brew the drink. Guarana contains the high amount of caffeine which suppresses the hunger. Deuteric properties of this herb increase your urine time which helps in weight loss. It also stimulates your nervous system and prevents you from emotional eating.
Nutritional values per 100g contain 3.6g fat, 43g carbohydrate, 16g fiber, 13g protein, 0.1g salt and 3.5g caffeine.
This weird looking herb is another valuable ayurvedic herb for weight loss. The studies proved that regular use of this herbs gives a magical benefit to the patient of diabetes. This herb boosts your energy level and speeds up your metabolism rate. It contains a hormone leptin which regulates the body weight and Sequins, which find in the root of this plant, are the main ingredient for shading extra kilos. It is an expensive root so always buy from any reputed company.
The nutritional values of Ginseng per 100g contain 0 fat and 4g calorie only.
How to use Ginseng
- Root can be crush and use as a powder in various health drink and tea preparation.
This beautiful yellow herb is one of the effective ayurvedic herbs for weight loss. Every part of this herb is full of nutrition and edible. This herb makes your digestion slow and you may feel full for longer time. This herb contain full of dietary fibre which makes you lean and fit and also helps in known normalising blood sugar and cholesterol.
Nutritional values of Dandelions per 100 grams are calorie 45%, fat 1%, sodium 3%, potassium 11%, dietary fibre 14%, protein 5%, vitamin-A 203%, calcium 18%, vitamin-C 58%, iron 17%, and vitamin B-6 15%.
How to use Dandelions:
- Tea from dried leaves- pour 1-2 teaspoon of dried leave in hot water for about 15 minutes and drink 3 times a daily.
- Tea from dried roots- 1-2 reason of dried roots in boiling water for about 5-10 minutes and drink 3 times daily.
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It’s recommended to consult Nutrition Coach before adopting Ayurvedic Herb.