Obesity Management by Ayurveda in Rishikesh, Kerala & Goa at Veda5

Obesity Management at Veda5 Ayurveda and Yoga Retreats in Rishikesh Goa Kerala India

Obesity Management by Ayurveda

Obesity is a chronic disease that is highly prevalent and that poses a serious risk for the development of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, musculoskeletal disorders especially osteoarthritis, and certain forms of cancer.

It develops gradually and often persists throughout life.

Obesity is not only medical risk factors but also a serious social, psychological & economic problem. Obesity has taken place of an epidemic, still majority of people are not aware of the factors that welcomes this problem and the results that are obtained after one gets into this problem.

At least 2.6 million people each year die as a result of being overweight or obese.

According to the W.H.O., overweight and obesity are the fifth leading risk for global deaths.

Overall more than one in ten of the world’s adult population are obese and women are more likely to be obese than men.

It is the consequence of intake of energy exceeding its expenditure over a considerable period.

the mismatched habit of eating & exercise leading to abnormal accumulation of fat within the body is the prime cause behind the vicious circle of obesity.

Sthaulya Roga of Ayurveda comes under the heading of Medaroga which results due to dysfunction of Meda dhatvagni (factor responsible for nourishment/ metabolism of Meda dhatu).

Ayurveda Highlights Obesity as

  1. Kapha pradhanaja (predominately caused due to vitiated kapha dosa)
  2. Meda pradoshaja (Meda is dhatu/ tissue which is predominately affected)
  3. Bahu dosa avastha (multi-factorial condition)
  4. Santarpanjannya vyadhi (disease caused due to affected anabolism/ over nutrition).

Ayurvedic Management of Obesity

Line of Treatment Shamana (Palliative) Treatment

  • Langhan (Fasting).
  • Ama pachan (oral use of digestives to augment the fat metabolism).
  • Ruksha Udwartan (Dry medicated powder massage).
  • Heavy and non-nourishing diet/items like Honey, salad etc are advised.
  • Physical exercises, Yogasana & Pranayam is also recommended.

Purificatory Procedures

Vaman (Therapeutic emesis)

Virechan (Therapeutic purgation).

Lekhan vasti (Medicated enema) are advised for the management of Sthaulya.

Ayurvedic Herbs for Obesity


It is combination of 3 healings herb, their fruits are used.

They are as follows – Amalaki (Emblica officinalis),

Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and

Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica).

Effects of Triphala – all dosha balancing, very good bio-cleanser, purify blood and a rejuvenating herb. It decreases excessive Meda, reduces serum cholesterol, reduces the plaque formation in the arteries, high blood pressure.


Useful part is Resin, Old Guggulu- scraping quality.

It is strong detoxifying & cleansing & rejuvenating herb.

Lower cholesterol and triglycerides and maintain or improve HDL/LDL ratio.


Vidanga (Embelia ribes) – Vatakapha pacifying, agni stimulating.

it is diuretic, a mild purgative and kills worms, it is an appetizer, digestive, blood purifier and rejuvenator.

Veda 5 treats obesity after analysing the prakruti of the person and prescribes therapies according to the tridosha aggravation.

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