Texts of Ayurveda explain importance of various herbs in weight loss. These herbs have to be combined carefully so that their properties do not interact adversely. Proper combination of weight loss herbs boost the total effectiveness and helps in good weight loss. Here are few simple effective ayurvedic weight loss tea recipes which can be prepared at home with ease.
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 sour taste helps to reduce body fat and supplies plenty of vitamin C. Lemon also boosts body immunity and detoxify the body. Honey which is store house of nutrients also has fat scraping properties. Its deep tissue penetrating quality makes it as a 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 early morning, before going for your work out help to mop up the toxins and boost metabolism. (Read Do Lemon And Honey Reduce Body Fat ?)
How to prepare: Boil a glass of water and pour it in a cup. Dip a green tea bag and leave it for 5 minutes to steep. Add a tea spoon of honey and a tea spoon of lemon juice when green tea is just warm. Do not add honey and lemon when tea is very hot. Consume this in empty stomach before going for a work out.
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 use of cinnamon in various health conditions especially for weight loss. Amongst all type 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 level and help diabetes people to keep their fluctuating blood sugar level under control. Cinnamon helps men who experience obesity related erectile dysfunction (Check our Vajikarana Therapy for Obese and diabetic men )
How to Prepare: 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 cup. Allow it to warm down. Squeeze ½ lime and a tea spoon of honey when it is just warm. Sip this delicious tea for quick weight loss.
Tea Recipe-3- Cardamom Tea: Recent researches in Naturopathy indicate that cardamom is 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 lead 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 and aids in weight loss.
How to prepare: Crush 2 pods of cardamom and mix it in your regular tea. Add low fat milk. Do not add condensed milk or sugar. Savour this tea twice daily.
Tea Recipe-4-Fennel Seeds Tea: Fennel or saunf has been used as a medicinal herb since ages. It has found its way into global cuisines as 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 helps to suppress appetite and prevent excess 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 a continuous fat burning.
How to prepare: 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 water. Infuse in hot, boiling water for at least 10 minutes in covered vessel. Strain and serve hot. Fennel seed tea can help to reduce the appetite when drunk 1/2 hour before meals.
Tea Recipe-5- Amla Tea: Amla is known for its immense medicinal properties. Ayurveda Acharyas Laud this herb as “Dhatri” which means the herb which nourishes the humans as mother nourishes a child. Amla is a very good fat burner and also acts as restorative herb. Amla is main ingredient in various rejuvenating and weight loss preparations. Amla is considered as best Vajikarana Herb and is used in Vajikarana Therapy preparations. This herb when used helps to control blood sugar and blood cholesterol level.
How to Prepare: Here is the recipe to prepare Amla tea for weight loss. Take 1 ¼ cup of water. Add 1 tea spoon of coarsely powdered dry amla fruit and ¼ tea spoon of fresh 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 tea spoon 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 NILOBESE AYURVEDIC WEIGHT LOSS TEA .
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