Triphala – a combination of three fruits Amalaki, Bibhitaki, and Haritaki. aids in the function of the digestive system supports other systems, is a powerful antioxidant, extends detoxification. Different benefits of each of the fruits when combined, help in weight loss. The promotion of weight loss comes in several forms like decreasing the appetite or helping to absorb nutrients.
Gurmar (Gymnema Sylvestre)- Contains Gymnemic acid, has anti-obesity and antidiabetic properties decrease body weight and also inhibits glucose absorption. Several components extracted from Gymnema prevent accumulation of triglycerides in muscle and liver and also decrease fatty acid accumulation in the circulation *J Sci Food Agric. 2014 Mar 30;94(5):834-40
Trikatu ( piper Lomgum) – Contains piperine, possesses potential fat reducing and lipid-lowering effects
Markandi (Casia Angustifolia) – checks constipation, Improves digestion
Green Tea ( Camellia Sinensis) – Extends antiobesity effect on fat metabolism by reducing food intake, interrupting lipid emulsification and absorption, suppressing adipogenesis and lipid synthesis and increasing energy expenditure via thermogenesis, fat oxidation, and fecal lipid excretion
Vrikhamla ( garcinia combogia)- a fruit of the Malabar tamarind and is grown primarily across Southwest India, Contains Hydroxycitric acid that causes a decrease in appetite. It also has the ability to decrease the production of fat from sugar
Such guggul (Commiphora Mukul)- has antihyperlipidemic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory property, also acts as drug delivery medium and helps in transportation of anti-obesity agent to a target site and performing their action when used with other anti-obesity drugs. Conclusion: Guggul is the right choice for the management of New World syndrome (obesity) and probably acting by different pharmacological properties. *Jour. of Ayurveda & Holistic Medicine Volume-II, Issue-IX, Dec 2014, pgs 31-33