Herbs help to replenish the body with the minerals and nutrients that it may not get from food alone. We tend to consume processed foods that lack in vital nutrients and do not include all the components of a well rounded diet.
Not only does this cause health defficiencies but also promotes problems such as excess weight gain.
Ayurvedic medicine recommends various herbs that help burn fat and lose weight. These fat burning herbs help the body to increase fat metabolization, improve glucose utilization and cut down on cholesterol and lipids.
Guggul is a very effective fat burner and the best known cholesterol lowering herb. The thyroid gland produces hormones that help to regulate metobolism. Studies show that Guggul stimulates these hormones and increases levels of circulating T3, or triiodothyroxine, a thyroxine metabolite known to raise overall metabolism. Guggul may also increase the conversion of T4 to T3 in the liver causing more fat to be burned. It was found that Guggul activates lipolytic enzymes and increases T3 levels, presumably due to increased conversion of T4 to T3 in the liver, although it may also stimulate the thyroid directly. This causes more fat to be burned.
It has been shown that Guggul helps to maintain healthy cholesterol, LDL-HDL levels and blood fat. Guggul also reduced blood platelet aggregation.
Gymnema is another herb prescribed by ayurveda for weight loss. Gymnema has an almost miraculous property of taking away sugar cravings. Chewing some gymnema leaves will cause sugar to taste like sand for a few hours. Gymnema helps to block the taste of sugar in the tongue and also reduces sugar absorption in the intestines. Gymnemic molecules are similar to sugar molecules in structure and thus fit the tongues receptacles and also block the sugar receptor locations in the intestines. By inhibiting sugar absorption and increasing glucose utilization, gymnema helps to control obesity.
Garcinia helps in weight loss by suppressing appetite, increasing sugar metabolization and preventing excess calories from being converted to fat. Garcinia Cambogia contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA) which is said to inhibit lipogenesis or the metabolic process that converts carbohydrates to fat. Instead carbohydrates are converted to glycogen which decreases appetite. HCA also increases body heat thereby burning more fat.
Ayurslim is an ayurvedic formulation that contains the herbs Guggul, Gymnema and Garcinica along with Terminalia Chebula and Fenugreek and is effective in weight loss, increasing body metabolization and eliminating sugar cravings.
Read more on Ayurslim ingredients and their benefits Ayurslim's components have been formulated according to ayurvedic principles and helps to burn fat naturally and effectively. Ayurslim is manufactured by Himalaya Herbals the best known name in herbal ayurvedic medicine.
Herbs that help maintain normal blood sugar
Diabecon is a blend of herbs like Guggul, Gymnema, Pterocarpus marsupium, Liquorice and others that help in detoxifying blood and maintaining normal blood sugar levels