Ayurvedic weight loss Treatment

The two O’s are a common problem confronted by people all over the world irrespective of their ages. Obesity and Overweight are the abnormal accumulation of fat that harms health. Body Mass Index (BMI) is the index of weight for height which is used to categorize overweight and obesity. An adult is said to be overweight when BMI is greater than or equal to 25 and obese if the BMI is 30 or more. About 13 percent of world population was obese in 2016. The number is on the rise this year too. Changes in our lifestyle, absurd job timing, food changes, above all lack of physical activities contribute to overweight and obesity. With all these changes, there is energy imbalance between the calories consumed and the calories burned up. We eat energy rich, calorie rich food but never use the energy to its fullest.

This unused energy is converted into fat which accumulates and makes us fat. Obesity or overweight increases the chances of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack or stroke which are the leading cause of death nowadays. Cancers, arthritis, diabetes, fatty liver are other problems triggered by obesity. In short, obesity is the underlying factor of all the major health problems in our life. Though medications are available for controlling fat accumulation along with exercises, traditional ayurvedic treatment in Kerala is one of the best ways in reducing excess fat. In Kerala, we have the best Ayurvedic treatment for weight loss by correcting your biological clock by diet control, natural medicines, yoga etc.

Obesity is a worldwide health problem that affects millions of individuals. Obesity can be caused by various factors, including poor food choices, eating disorders, underlying illness, certain medications, a sedentary lifestyle, anxiety, and inherited factors. However, according to Ayurveda, an imbalance in the Kapha dosha is one of the major causes of obesity. People with a dominant Kapha constitution, according to Ayurveda, are more likely to gain weight than those with a Pitta or Vata dominating constitution. As a result, people with a Kapha energy imbalance must strive extra hard to prevent accumulating unnecessary weight. Obesity, or Medoroga, is one of the eight unpleasant disorders of the body mentioned in ancient Ayurvedic writings as Nindya Prakriti. Obese people have excessively pure fats or medas, which malnourish the body's other important dhatus. Obesity develops when fat metabolism is slowed, resulting in an increase in Kapha. The Ayurvedic treatment for obesity in Kerala is focused on treating the root cause of the disease and maintaining a healthy life with an ayurvedic diet.

Obesity Progression

Weight growth, according to Ayurveda, is a cyclical process. Weight gain that leads to obesity, like any other disease, begins with eating and lifestyle behaviours that stifle the body’s Agni, or digestive fire. This leads to poor food digestion and an increase in toxin levels in the body. Increased toxin or Ama levels in the body disrupt natural metabolic processes, resulting in more fatty tissues in the future. Other vital tissues, such as bone tissues and asthi dhatu, are also disrupted. Improper tissue layers diminish Kapha’s functionality and raise the body’s meda dhatu, or fats.

The existence of Ama also obstructs the physiological channels, resulting in Vata imbalance, which increases the digestive fire, increases appetite and contributes to obesity. Obesity, on the other hand, can be traced back to an inappropriate or aberrant meda dhatu, which is created as a result of a sluggish fat metabolism, or Meda Dhavagni Mandya. A buildup of fat in the abdomen, excessive perspiration, lethargy, and dyspnoea on exertion are all early indications of the illness. In addition, symptoms such as increased appetite and thirst, weakness, and a loss of vigour may also appear in some persons. If left untreated, the symptoms can develop into hypertension, high cholesterol, cardiac problems, diabetes, arthritis, renal infection, premature ageing, and mental confusion, among other things.

Ayurvedic Treatments For Obesity

Karshana Massage

Chedana Dhara

Lekhana Uthsadana

Paritrana Sodhana

Tanuthwa Diet


Obesity treatment in Ayurveda involves losing weight and modifying metabolic processes by removing Ama and excess lipids to manage Kapha’s role while minimising Vata aggravation. It is vital to have a healthy metabolism since it strengthens the tissues and increases the digestive fire. Ayurveda also recommends yoga and diet to help weight loss and obesity therapy. Obesity is treated with a mix of Ayurvedic therapies

Panchakarma Treatment

In Ayurveda, the Panchakarma treatment is a five-step procedure that effectively removes toxins from the body. Virechana or purgation therapy, Basti or medicated enema, and deep-tissue massages – Mardanam and Udwarthanam – are some Panchakarma therapies that may be advised specifically for weight loss treatment in Ayurveda. Herbal powders and oils are used in the Mardanam and Udwarthanam massages to relieve bodily stiffness and obstructions. For example, sesame oil can be combined with other herbs in a massage to promote soft skin and fat tissue reduction. The oil opens up your body’s pores, raises tissue heat, and stimulates fat metabolism. Abhyangam therapy is another popular Panchakarma Ayurvedic treatment for weight loss. Increasing sweating and removing cellulite and subcutaneous fat employs particular oils such as Triphala, Kaphaghna, Valiya Lakshadi, Eladi Thailam, and Sainndhavadi Thailam, as well as a steam bath. It also nourishes your skin and removes odour from your body.

Ayurvedic Diet and Weightloss

Dietary regulation is an important aspect of Ayurvedic obesity treatment. It is vital to reduce the amount of food you consume while also considering your type of food. Cooking the proper food and eating it correctly are essential components of a healthy diet plan. In addition, it’s important to remember to concentrate on the meal and minimise distractions while eating, as this allows your mind to better sense the flavour of the food. This will also ensure that the appropriate enzymes and digestive juices are secreted to digest the food completely. Obese people are advised to eat foods that aid to lower Kapha and excess fats. Food should be light, dry, and prepared with little oil. Turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, pepper, and coriander are among the herbs added to the diet. Raw veggies like cabbage can be ingested if the person has a prominent Pitta constitution and normal digestion.

Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Unlike traditional weight-loss medicines, Ayurvedic supplements provide a higher advantage in weight management without the negative side effects. Turmeric, Triphala (a mixture of three wonder herbs – Amalaki, Bibhitaki, and Haritaki), trikatu (a combination of ginger, pepper, and pippali), and Guggulu are some of the herbs often used in Ayurvedic remedies for obesity and weight loss. These herbs promote Ayurvedic cleansing therapies by improving fat metabolism in the body.
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