Ayurvedic medicine (meaning the science of life) is a comprehensive system of medicine that combines natural therapies with a highly personalized approach to maintaining health. It is a 5000 year old healing practice that originated in India. In many contexts it is used to treat diseases, and recently, it has been used for weight loss. Ayurveda places equal emphasis on body, mind and spirit and strives to restore the innate harmony of every individual.
In Ayurveda there is the concept that everything is composed of five basic elements: ether/space, air, fire, water and earth. These are similar to elements in Chinese Medicine. The elements combine to form the metabolic body types, called doshas. To achieve the best results with any Ayurvedic weight loss program, it's best to know your dosha.
The top Ayurvedic herbs for trimming some inches:
1) Gymnema, an Ayurvedic botanical, is known as the "destroyer of sugar" because in ancient times Ayurvedic physicians observed that chewing a few leaves of Gymnema suppressed the taste of sugar. It is used today all over India and other countries where Ayurveda is practiced primarily for controlling blood sugar.
2) Known as the "Fat Killer," Guggul is a powerful resin extract that comes from the small, thorny mukul myrrh tree. It is known in Ayurveda for its ability to help rid the body of unwanted fat, increase cellular fire, and support healthy cholesterol levels and liver function. Guggul is not a nutritive tonic in itself but it helps to catalyze tissue regeneration, increases white blood cells count and helps with conditions of arthritis, gout, nervous disorders, diabetes, obesity, and skin disease.
Recently, it's come to my attention that an Ayruvedic formulation has been released that combines these two herbs. NutriiVeda was launched by Zrii and is starting to show results with fat loss, maintaining blood sugar levels, curbing appetite cravings, and promoting greater energy levels. It is backed by the Chopra Center so you know it comes from a strong Ayruvedic tradition. Good luck out there busting those guts and trimming those thighs.