Treating Obesity with Punarnava!Tweet
Sep 20, 2016 , 6 min read
What is Punarnava?
Punarnava (Botanical name: BOERRRHAVIA DIFFUSA) truly the rejuvenating herb has impacted many lives according to Ayurvedic studies. It is used till date to treat oedema, obesity, respiratory conditions etc. or in Ayurvedic terms it has managed to balance Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas in the human body. It is a 100% natural way to lose the excessive body weight and has no noted side effects.
How does Ayurveda address Obesity?
Obesity or commonly known as medodushti in Ayurvedic texts, is a condition wherein the BMI of a person is 20% (women-25%) above the ideal body weight for his/her height. It could be due to many reasons including unhealthy lifestyle, imbalance of hormones, heredity and due to some health conditions. Punarnava has again and again proven to be an effective medicine to treat obesity. Since it balances the Kapha dosha, (which is nothing but water retention condition), helps in reducing weight.
How Punarnava helps tackle Obesity
Punarnava’s diuretic properties help the kidney and urinary bladder function better thus helping to flush out toxins from the body without the loss of potassium or electrolytes. Also, this ensures to relieve you of the discomfort associated with water retention in the body adding to your weight. Usually recommended by many Ayurvedic treatments, it is available in the form of capsules for daily intake.
Alternatively, since it also cures digestive problems it helps in the treatment of constipation which may sometimes lead to inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, which in turn leads to building on weight due to medication; it helps indirectly avoid this condition. Obesity is increasing in today’s life and controlling it is very important as it puts extra strain on the kidneys, liver and many joints and overweight people are prone to diabetes, heart diseases, arthritis and many more lifestyle diseases.
Hence incorporating Punarnava into your daily diet not only eliminates obesity but also helps in setting right many body functions and lets you live a healthier life.