Obesity (Medoroga) is explained as an excess of body fat, and is different to being excess weight which may be connected to muscle, bone or body water. Around the globe, obesity is unfortunately a very common and growing concern. Now, obesity has become an epidemic.

Practicing yoga is one of the best effective Ayurvedic techniques used to eliminate obesity. The Ayurvedic approach to drugs in general is quite different from what we’ve been used to. Herbal supplements can be of great benefit in weight control without the negative side effects of conventional drugs. With the diet therapy alone, the treatment of obesity is incomplete. Diet can avoid the further possibilities of obesity, but the fat has to be treated and the defective metabolism must be corrected, which is done by Ayurvedic medicines. These medicines improve fat metabolism in an obese individual. Once a person’s metabolism is correct it is easy for him to maintain his weight.

Intake of foods which could help during controlling process of obesity is:

  • Papaya
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Bitter melons
  • Dark, bitter greens