Five Effective Ayurvedic Tea Recipes for Weight Loss
Ayurveda acharyas explain ayurvedic slimming tea or kashayam for weight loss. These herbal tea recipes for weight loss are very effective.
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Table of Content
Weight Loss Tea Recipe-Lemon, honey and green tea
Slimming Ayurvedic Tea recipe - Cinnamon tea
Cardamom Ayurvedic Tea for Weight Loss
Fennel Seeds Tea for weight loss
Fat Burning Tea Recipe- Amla Tea
Texts of Ayurveda explain the importance of various herbs in weight loss for persons suffering from obesity. These herbs have to be combined carefully so that their properties do not interact adversely. A proper combination of weight loss herbs boosts the total effectiveness and helps in good weight loss. Here are a few simple effective ayurvedic weight loss tea recipes which can be prepared at home with ease.
Weight Loss Tea Recipe-1-Lemon, honey and green tea
Various researches have revealed that green tea provides lots of anti-oxidants and also aids in weight loss. Lemon which has a sour taste helps to reduce body fat or medha dhatu and supplies plenty of vitamin C. Lemon also boosts body immunity and detoxifies the body. Honey which is a storehouse of nutrients also has fat scraping properties. Its deep tissue penetrating quality makes it the best carrier. Honey carries the molecules of other ingredients of tea to deep-seated fat tissues and helps in the metabolism of fat. Naturopaths opine that honey, lemon and green tea when consumed in the early morning, before going to your work out help to mop up the toxins and boost metabolism.
How green tea helps in weight loss ?
Green tea contains polyphenols which help the body in energy expenditure and oxidation of fat. It acts as a source of fuel to feed your 'internal furnace' or agni that will burn up the extra fat. Green tea also contains polysaccharides which regulate blood sugar levels and control food cravings. This tea can also suppress appetite and prevents frequent eating. But this can not be an overnight solution. Please follow a three-prong approach to losing body weight, i.e healthy diet, regular exercise and drinking green tea regularly!
How to prepare green tea
Boil a glass of water and pour it into a cup. Dip a green tea bag and leave it for 5 minutes to steep. Add a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of lemon juice when green tea is just warm. Do not add honey and lemon when tea is very hot. Consume this on empty stomach before going for a workout.
Slimming Ayurvedic Tea recipe - 2 - Cinnamon tea
Cinnamon is a favourite spice of all chefs and it is used globally in all types of cuisines. It enhances the flavour of both sweet and spicy dishes. Cinnamon has numerous medicinal properties. Hence naturopaths recommend the use of cinnamon in various health conditions, especially for weight loss. Amongst all types of cinnamon the Srilankan or Ceylon, cinnamons top the grading. Hence use Ceylon cinnamon which is high in quality. Cinnamon tea helps in weight loss and it reduces cough and cold. This spice reduces blood sugar levels and helps diabetes people to keep their fluctuating blood sugar levels under control. Cinnamon helps men who experience obesity-related erectile dysfunction.
How to Prepare Cinnamon Tea for Weight Loss
Take 2 cups of water. Break 3-inch long Ceylon Cinnamon stick into small pieces. Add these pieces to water and boil it in medium flame till the water reduces to half a cup. Allow it to warm down. Squeeze 1/2 lime and a teaspoon of honey when it is just warm. Sip this delicious tea for quick weight loss.
Ayurvedic Tea Recipe-3- Cardamom Tea for Weight Loss
Recent researches in Naturopathy indicate that cardamom is the best spice for weight loss. But texts of Ayurveda have praised the fat-burning properties of cardamom thousands of years ago. Increased retention of water in body cells leads to weight gain. Cardamom helps to get rid of water retention by increasing urine output. Hence cardamom is grouped under "mutrala" dravyas (mutrala= A herb or medicine which increases urine output). Imbalance in Kapha dosha leads to weight gain. Cardamom helps to normalise Kapha dosha and aids in weight loss.
How to prepare cardamom tea for weight loss
Crush 2 pods of cardamom and mix them in your regular tea. Add low-fat milk. Do not add condensed milk or sugar. Savour this tea twice daily.
Fat burning Tea Recipe-4-Fennel Seeds Tea for weight loss
Fennel or saunf has been used as a medicinal herb for ages. It has found its way into global cuisines as a spice. In India, it is used as a mouth freshener, carminative and to prevent indigestion after a heavy meal. Fennel seeds when brewed yield up a tasty, liquorice-flavoured tea. Fennel seeds are powerful fat burners. These seeds help to suppress appetite and prevent excessive consumption of food. They help to relieve the digestion problems which are faced by obese people. Fennel seeds are also used in various home remedies. The fennel seeds' tea helps to relieve indigestion, bloating, belching and flatulence. This tea can be added to drinking water to keep the digestive system healthy and for continuous fat burning.
How to prepare Fennel tea
Crush these seeds in a mortar and pestle to release the essential oil just before preparing the tea. Add 1 teaspoon of seeds for each cup of water. Infuse in hot, boiling water for at least 10 minutes in a covered vessel. Strain and serve hot. Fennel seed tea can help to reduce the appetite when drunk 1/2 hour before meals.
Fat Burning Tea Recipe-5- Amla Tea:
Amla or amalaki, also known as Indian gooseberry is known for its immense medicinal properties. Ayurveda Acharyas Laud this herb as "Dhatri" which means the herb which nourishes the humans as a mother nourishes a child. Amla is a very good fat burner and also acts as a restorative herb. Amla is the main ingredient in various rejuvenating and weight loss preparations. Amla is considered as best Vajikarana Herb and is used in Ayurveda Vajikarana Therapy preparations. This herb when used helps to control blood sugar and blood cholesterol level.
How to Prepare Amla Tea
Here is the recipe to prepare Amla tea for weight loss. Take 1 1/4 cup of water. Add 1 teaspoon of coarsely powdered dry amla fruit and 1/4 teaspoon of freshly crushed ginger. Boil these till the water reduces to one cup. Strain the tea to discard residual amla and ginger pieces. Allow it to warm down and add a teaspoon of honey to it. Sip this tea twice daily for an effective weight loss. People with diabetes have to avoid honey
The above-mentioned powerful fat-burning spices have been combined in a proper proportion to aid weight loss and have been added in AYURVEDIC WEIGHT LOSS TEA prepared by doctors at ayurhelp.com .
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Author: Dr.Savitha Suri , Consultant Ayurvedic Physician