Excessive weight is considered by Ayurveda to be disorder of fat tissue and fat metabolism. The imbalance in our fat tissue result from a combination of multiple imbalances: in the three Doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha); in our digestive fire; in our waste products; and within our fine body channels. This leads to the imbalance in fat tissue we experience as excess weight.
The above process is usually precipitated by the accumulation of Ama, the toxic build-up in our tissues (particularly in fat tissue) that results from incomplete digestion. This in turn is due to poor dietary habits and food choices, as well imbalanced lifestyle and lack of exercise.
Maharishi AyurVeda would recommendation several approaches to the problem of weight gain: strengthen digestion (Agni), remove toxins (Ama), improve dietary habits, adopt a good daily routine and reduce stress.
Maharishi AyurVeda has a number of herbal preparations that can help balance weight. Some Ayurvedic herbs are included to balance digestion and Kapha Dosha. Gymnema Sylvestre, Fennel Seed, Cinnamon and Cardamom are included in some preparations to help balance fat and sugar metabolism, and help curb the craving for snacks. Some herbal preparations, such as Triphala Rose, balance intestinal flora and help the body remove deep-seated toxins. Some preparations help balance cholesterol levels.