An obese person has accumulated so much body fat that it might have a negative effect on their health. People become obese for several reasons, viz. Consuming too many calories, Leading a sedentary lifestyle, Faulty dietary Habits – such as some foods that interfere with lipid metabolism, Smoking, Alcohol, Certain medications, Not sleeping enough and Hereditary.

Through various Panchakarma Procedures like Snehana, Swedana, Basti Chikitsa, Udvartana etc., the excess body weight could be effectively reduced. The most important and significant fact in these procedures of weight reduction is that these are free from ant side effects. Even after the therapy stops, patient does not put on weight. Our physicians specifically prescribe certain do & don’ts for the patients after these treatment regimens.


The health risks associated with obesity include:

  • breathing disorders (e.g., sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • certain types of cancers (e.g., prostate and bowel cancer in men, breast and uterine cancer in women)
  • coronary artery (heart) disease
  • depression
  • diabetes
  • gallbladder or liver disease
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • joint disease (e.g., osteoarthritis)
  • stroke
People who are obese may have the symptoms of the medical conditions mentioned above. High blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, breathing problems, and joint pain (in the knees or lower back) are common. The more obese a person is, the more likely they are to have medical problems related to obesity.


  • Unhealthy diet
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Genetics
  • Gut bacteria
  • insufficient sleep
  • increased use of medications that can cause weight gain


  • Take chitrak (Plumbago zeylonica), trikatu and kukti and mix them in equal proportion. Take half teaspoon of this mixture with mouthful of water. If you are more than 20 pounds overweight then take this herbal blend twice a day and once a day if you are less than 20 pounds overweight
  • Take one teaspoon of guggul thrice a day. For more effective results mix ginger and honey to it
  • Eat food that has high fibre content and is minimally processed
  • Drink at least eight glass of water per day. This will help you to feel full for long hours
  • Avoid food and beverages that can increase kapha. Food with high content of carbohydrates, sweets and sweeten drinks significantly contribute to kapha
  • Increase intake of wheat products rather than rice products


At Bhagwati Ayurveda, Special programs are included in Obesity therapy with the purpose to cut down excess fat, to correct the irregular metabolism and to clear the body channels.

Deep dry Udwarthana with herbal powders and pastes, synchronized Abhyanga with specific oils, steam bath, Dhanyamla Dhara etc., mobilize the accumulated fat, whereas, specially designed Panchakarma procedures for detoxification clear & prevent its further accumulation. Diet & Lifestyle modifications play an important role in the management of Obesity. The practice of specific yoga postures is also advised to reduce body weight. Along with these, appropriate Ayurvedic internal medicines are also used to achieve the best results, without any side effects.

Treatment schedule usually ranges between 3 – 5 weeks to suit the individuals requirement.