Being thin is not always a good feeling or it is even a challenge for many persons to gain weight. Underweight which is illustrated as the human-body weight, lower than the average healthy weight. People with low weight usually want to gain little weight and it is required for them to enhance their weight in order to retain healthy and fit body.

It is fine, being slim but lean could be a bothersome problem. Various problems might arise in lean and underweight people like anemia, weak immunity can lead low digestive power, low nutrition leading to low muscle mass, causing fatigue and low energy in the body.

Ayurveda explains that people with lean body possesses Vata type constitution.

So it is essential for a person to have a certain amount of good weight to stay healthy and active to live quality life.

Causes for Underweight

Several reason which lead to underweight, are:

  • Primary concern is digestion. Malabsorption in the digestive tract results in weight loss.
  • Deficiency of vitamin and mineral.
  • Underweight could be associated to some disease like Hyperthyroidism, tuberculosis, diabetes etc.
  • Periods of stress, depression and other psychological illnesses like anorexia leads to speedy weight loss.
  • Long term medications like which suppress appetite.
  • Genetic predisposition towards being thin.

Top 7 Ayurveda herbs to gain weight naturally

Ayurvedic herbs are very efficient not only to increase the body weight but also effective in improving their internal health. They enhance the weight by enriching the muscle tone, improve muscle weight and size and helps to convert extreme fats into muscles, expand endurance, stamina and increases weight of the person.

1. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Ashwagandha is a rasayanic (tonic) herb which is very helpful to gain weight. It possesses muscle-building properties, particularly anabolic muscle, all these are promoter of weight gain. It is effective in enhancing appetite which as a result supports to increase weight. It has ability to lessen stress, improve appetite, fatigue as well as strain which bring about improvement in body strength, build up energy and increase physical stamina and thus delivers proper nutrition that body needs. It helps to convert excessive fats into muscles. Useful way to gain weight naturally.

2. Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

Shatavari is an efficient herb having ability to improve hunger and alleviate anxiety, enhance energy, reducing exhaustion, and nervous tension. It helps to enhance muscle strength. Along with healthy and nourishing diet, it can absolutely assist to put on some weight, acting in natural way to gain weight.

3. Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare)

This herb is quiet useful in case of underweight problem. It has property that brings improvement in digestive system, helpful in enhancing the appetite in case of loss of appetite, effective natural remedy in patients with eating disorder (anorexia) which are linked to underweight and thus helps in naturally gain weight.

4. Vidarikand (Pueraria tuberosa)

Vidarikand is suitable herb filled with vitamins, minerals or micro nutrients, which provide nourishment to body which further helps to enhance strength and stamina in body. Being rejuvenator, increases energy and helps to reduce early aging signs inflexibility of muscles etc. This way aids in weight gain naturally.

5. Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum)

Safed Musli is also an efficient herb in case of underweight. It helps powers up the immune system and brings back strength, eliminate weakness and provides strength to the muscles, which brings about increase in body endurance and enhance physical performance. It is helpful in counteract stress and depression also, thereby acts as a natural way to gain weight.

6. Pippali (Piper longum)

Pippali is suitable herb to improve the weight in case of underweight problem. It bring about this effect as it possesses ability to enhance the basic metabolic rate (BMR) which further helps to improve the appetite. This makes increase in the quantity of the normal food intake, acting as natural way to gain weight.

7. Zeetak (Cuminum cyminum)

This herb is filled with amazing properties, as it is effective in lowering the cholesterol levels and enhances the immunity which provide beneficial effects of weight gain.

So, make use of these top 7 Ayurveda herbs to gain weight naturally and stay fit. Use regularly and be patient as herbs take time but are great to achieve your goals.

Author's Bio: 

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our website: & See the Real Testimonials from our Patients :