Underweight is defined as the human-body weight, lower than the average healthy weight. People with low weight usually want to gain little weight and it is required for them to enhance their weight in order to retain healthy and fit body.
It is well to have slim body but underweight condition can lead to unhealthy state. Various problems might arise in lean and underweight people like anemia, weak immunity, low digestive power, low nutrition leading to low muscle mass, causing fatigue and low energy in the body.
Ayurveda describes that people who are underweight possess Vata type composition.
It is necessary for a person to have a certain amount of appropriate weight to be in a healthy and active state and live a quality life.
Causes for Underweight
Several reason which lead to underweight, are:
- Primary concern is digestion
- Mal absorption outcome in weight loss.
- Deficiency of vitamin and mineral as well as other micronutrients.
- Episodes of stress, depression and other psychological illnesses like anorexia leads to speedy weight loss.
- Bloating and bowel problems and fatigue.
- Underweight may be connected to certain illness like
- Hyperthyroidism, tuberculosis, diabetes etc.
- Extensive period of medications that suppresses appetite.
- Genetic predisposition.
Ayurveda herbs to gain weight naturally
1. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera):
Ashwagandha is very beneficial herb helping in gaining weight. It consists of properties to build up muscles and improve the appetite which supports to increase weight. It can minimize stress and provide relief as well as strain amplify body strength, build up energy and uplift the physical stamina also helps to distribute proper nutrition that body needs. It benefits by transforming excessive fats into muscles. Ashwagandha is a rasayan (tonic) herbs which is much helpful to gain weight. It is available in the weight gaining products of Planet Ayurveda.
2. Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus):
Shatavari is an efficient herb for people with low weight, as it consists of ability to increase the hunger and which further enhances energy of the body. It is good in relieving anxiety, reduces exhaustion, and nervous tension. It assists to augment muscle strength. Along with healthy nourishment diet, it is good enough in putting on some weight, works as a natural way to gain weight.
3. Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare)
Saunf or fennel is helpful herb for those who are underweight. Its capacities benefit by making improvement in digestive system, which causes enhanced appetite in condition of loss of appetite, productive remedy for patient of eating disorder (anorexia) which are directly linked to underweight problem and its features naturally bring about gain in weight. Due to its properties it is added in the herbal weight gaining products of Planet Ayurveda.
4. Vidarikand (Pueraria tuberosa):
Vidarikand is helpful herb loaded with vitamins, minerals or micro nutrients, giving nutrition to body, helping to enrich body strength and stamina. It being rejuvenator escalates energy and supports to lessen early aging signs, as improves the inflexibility of muscles etc. This way supports to gain weight naturally.
5. Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum)
Safed Musli is a resourceful herb for persons who are underweight. It brings about improved immune system and helps to recover strength of the body, combat weakness and imparting strength to the muscles, thus enhances the body endurance and augment physical performance. It aids in reducing stress and depression also, so it is a natural way to gain weight.
6. Pippali (Piper longum)
Pippali is another herb that is capable of raising the weight in underweight problem, found in products of Planet Ayurveda. It holds the power to develop good basic metabolic rate (BMR) which promote improved appetite of the body. This helps with increased intake of quantity of the normal food, performs as a natural approach to gain weight.
5. Zeerak (Cuminum cyminum)
This herb is occupied with remarkable capacities, operative in lowering the cholesterol levels and boost the immunity, helping in weight gain. It is also wonderful herb to correct the digestion and improve the appetite of the patient and subsequently facilitates in weight gain.
All these herbs are capable of enhancing the weight and also are efficient to retrieve internal health. They augment the weight by refining the muscle tone and muscle weight, helping in transforming extra fats into muscles, grow more endurance, stamina and upturns the weight of a person. All these herbs like Ashwagandha, Vidarikand, Shatavari, Safed Musli etc. are natural approach to obtain gain in weight. All these herbs along with other effective herbs are also present in the Weight gaining herbal supplements of Planet Ayurveda that naturally help to increase weight, a boon for lean and underweight persons.
Ayurvedic Products available at PLANET AYURVEDA to gain weight naturally are:
Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily, with plain water after meals
Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water or milk.
Dose: 1 tsp. two times on a daily basis with plain water.