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Use ashwagandha leaves for weight loss

Ashwagandha leaves for weight loss

Ashwagandha is great way to accelerate the weight loss process, but you must remember that only the leaves of the plant have this capability. The root tends to cause weight gain.

How does it help?

Aswagandha leaves have a number of health benefits including its adaptogenic properties (helps your body adapt to the onslaught of various harmful factors in the environment like pollution and stress). Ability to strengthen the immune system, heal damage caused to the body due to stress and even helps relieve conditions like cough, acidity, high blood sugar levels[2] and fatigue. What’s more the plant is also a potent purgative and improves digestive functioning[1]. You may also like to read about the health benefits of Ashwagandha.

Owing to its action on the digestive system, this leaf helps speed up the process of weight loss. According to Ayurvedic texts having aswagandha leaves regularly helps rid the body of toxins and expels ama (deposited toxins) from the lining of the stomach. This is turn helps improve the working of the digestive system and fires up your metabolism, helping in weight loss. Apart from ashwagandha you can use kalonji seeds to lose weight too. Here’s how.

How to use it:

Take two full grown leaves of ashwaganda plant crush them slightly in a mortar and pestle and make it a small pellet. Now drink this with warm water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. Do this on a daily basis for two weeks to see a difference.

A word of caution: Ashwagandha leaves can only help if you keep a check on your diet and exercise regularly. Also, this is only a home remedy and is not to be used as medical advice. Please consult a doctor before you use this or any other home remedy.

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[1] Secrets of Indian Herbs for Good Health. Acharya Bālakr̥ishṇa. Divya Prakashan, 2008. 420 pages

[2] Linder, S. Withania somnifera: winter cherry, Indian ginseng, ashwagandha [online]. Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1996: 78-82.



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