To treat weight issues with Ayurveda one must deal with ama. Ama means toxins and with weight gain, ama has accumulated quite a bit.
Ama accumulates due to improper diet, stress, and pollutants from the environment that we deal with ever day. Some of the toxins that accumulate are fat-soluble, which means that they get stuck within our cells. As each of these cells expand, they grab onto even more toxins. In return, this leads to the production of weight gain and fat pockets.
Ayurveda weight loss treatment practices can help target these toxins and remove them from your body. In addition, simple herbal formulas, taken as a tea and as directed by your Ayurvedic practitioner, can assist with your weight loss routine.
1. Simple Ayurvedic Detox Tea
As you may know, Ayurveda utilizes herbs and holistic approaches to bring the body and mind back to a state of health or balance. To fight fat or weight gain, a detox tea is in order. A detox tea helps break down the fat and unclog those fat cells to remove the toxins. To make this tea yourself, follow this simple recipe.
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the following whole herbs and cover, boiling for 5 more minutes. Strain then add to a thermos.
½ teaspoon of whole cumin seeds
½ teaspoon of whole coriander seeds
½ teaspoon of whole fennel seeds
This quick and and simple tea can help reduce the toxins storing fat within your system. This can provide a boost to help your weight loss. Purchase the whole seeds at your local health food store or online at Banyan Botanicals.
2. Triphala Herbal Formula
An Ayurvedic herbal formula called triphala is another fat fighter in the holistic world of Ayurvedic medicine. There are three types of Indian super fruits that are dried out to make triphala. These dried fruits contain synergistic properties that aid in weight loss. These three Indian super fruits are known as amalaki, haritaki and bibhitaki. Here’s what they do.
Amalaki is a natural anti-oxidant. This means that it can remove any type of inflammation from the body. The lean mass of a body can also become increased through consuming this herb. Those with blood sugar issues may see a vast improvement upon taking amalaki.
Haritaki amplifies the body’s cleaning process and helps remove toxins or “ama” stored within the colon.
Bibhitaki reduces the gaining of fat and stored water weight within the body.
Taking these three herbs together in the herbal formula called triphala helps reduce fat by approaching the body from multiple angles and preventing weight gain before it happens.