- by Dr Savita Kalgaonkar
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- Feb 28 2018
Ayurvedic approach to weight gain
Ayurveda’s natural and holistic approach aids in weight gain by strengthening the immune system, counteracting anorexia and promoting healthy weight gain. Some tips to include in your everyday lifestyle:
- A healthy balanced diet with the inclusion shadrasa (six tastes sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent)
- Curd, ghee, milk and rice in regulated intake are good source of healthy weight gain.
- Exercise! Yes, you definitely need to have a regular routine to help the body use the food consumed.
- Eight hours of good, sound sleep.
Here are some ayurvedic supplements that help in weight gain if you are underweight:
Most popular and common tonic which helps in regularizing whole system resulting in required weight gain. It contains 42 beneficial herbs and nutrients that strengthen the bones and muscles in the body. Two spoons of this tonic everyday with milk improves blood circulation, revitalizes the body, and improves digestion and regular consumption aids in weight gain.
- Shatavari kalpa
This herb works on the whole body system in its special way to improve overall strength and give desired changes in the body. It corrects the system so does not increase weight in correct BMI person. It only works on under weight person. It helps to improve energies of all main organs to show desired changes.
It is very effective for growing children, during pregnancy, and elderly people as well. It can replace the health drink which we get in market. This is ayurvedic health drink. In case of blood sugar thought one can take it in raw form (powder; churna) for desired results. This herb hydrates the body, helps in maintaining fluid balance.
- Ashwagandha in any form (churna or ghrita form)
This herb in any form, churna or ghrita, works in its different way on all main organs. This herb also works like shatavari, taking care of all systems. Particularly, during pregnancy this ( shatavari and ashwagandha) is the best combination to improve weight and nutrition towards fetus. This is ayurvedic way of nutrition. Before starting this particular medicine (ashwagandha), better to consult nearby ayurvedic doctor for correct way of administration. Being rich in beneficial nutrients, ashwagandha is used in many medicinal preparations.
- Yashtimadhu ghrita
Weak immunity is one of the main reasons for underweight as a people with a weakened immune system will never be able to gain weight. Yashtimadhu effectively boosts your immunity and improves your strength and stamina. This is very common ayurvedic prescription so stated here. Need to consult ayurvedic doctor before administering.
Chyavanprash and Shatavari Kalpa are very common and can be used without any permission from doctor if the person in nondiabetic. Others need medical advice.
Dear reader, all these ayurvedic medicines are stated here to make reader aware of healthy way of lifestyle. One should consult doctor before starting them.
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