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Use Ayurveda To Gain Weight: Here Are Some Expert Tips

Ashwagandha or Indian ginseng is a herb that is sweet, bitter, warm, nourishing, and revitalising in nature.

Sambhav Kumar
Written by: Sambhav KumarUpdated at: Feb 24, 2023 17:38 IST
 Use Ayurveda To Gain Weight: Here Are Some Expert Tips

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Ayurveda is a holistic health system that has been around us for thousands of years. It is based on the ancient Indian practice of using natural herbs and foods to heal the body and balancing the three doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Vata dosha is believed to be related to air and space, Pitta dosha is associated with fire and water, and Kapha is related to earth and water. Vata governs movement, Pitta directs metabolism, and Kapha controls bodily assimilation.

According to Ayurveda, when the body is in balance, it is best prepared to absorb the nutrients it requires for health and wellness. 

In an interaction with OnlyMyHealth editorial team, Dr Ganesh Chaudhary, Medical Officer at Primary Health Centre, Manigachhi, Bihar, explained how to use these to gain weight.  


Ashwagandha or Indian ginseng is a herb that is sweet, bitter, warm, nourishing, and revitalising in nature. It is a well-known adaptogen that claims to help lower stress. It also counters anxiety and improves sleep quality. This way, ashwagandha can assist in improving overall health by nourishing and stabilising tissues that aids in weight gain. Consistent use of ashwagandha can enhance metabolism and general health. You can take ashwagandha with warm milk on a daily basis. 

Shatavari Powder

Shatavari powder is another popular Ayurvedic herb. If you combine this plant powder with milk, it will help you gain weight. While consuming this herb you also need to maintain a diet high in protein. Milk, yoghurt, buttermilk, and soybeans are all healthy options.

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It aids digestion. Consuming two spoons of chyawanprash everyday helps to strengthen the body and bones, and gain healthy weight


Gokhru, also known as gokshur, is a tonic for reproductive health. It can help with digestion, blood purification, bladder health, sperm count, and hormonal balance for optimal weight gain. It can replenish as well as boost strength and vitality. 


Mulethi, or licorice root, has been used in Ayurveda for centuries to help with digestive issues, respiratory problems, and weight gain. It helps to increase appetite, promote digestion, and improve absorption of nutrients in the body. Mulethi contains phytoestrogens which can help increase estrogen production in the body and promote healthy weight gain. It is also believed to help balance the hormones in the body, thus reducing stress and promoting weight gain.

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Amla is a powerhouse of nutrients, and it can be an effective weight-gain aid. It is a good source of carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. It is also rich in Vitamin C, which helps the body absorb iron and produce energy. It contains essential amino acids and fatty acids that help in building muscle mass. Additionally, amla helps to boost metabolism, which can also contribute to weight gain.

Remember that gaining weight is a gradual process and perseverance is always rewarded. 

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