When we talk about weight management we normally think of losing and not gaining weight as a dominant issue, for we live in an era where obesity is the primary health and weight concern. And because of that, the problem of weight loss often overshadows the needs of people who face the condition of being underweight and are often called out by ignorant people as “lucky”.
People want to gain weight for multiple reasons; some may have lost all their weight because of a medical condition like cancer and its treatment like chemotherapy, while for others it may be mental stress which plays a role both in losing and gaining weight, whereas some people are just born with a little weight on their bodies.
Either way, if you want to gain weight, consumption of junk food won’t help you; You will be gaining weight but not in the right way or in the right places and lead you to the path of complications and obesity.
Herbs have always been essential for weight management since the beginning of medicine and healing. And most importantly, herbs are purely natural and not mixed with other harmful substances, unlike medical drugs, with almost zero side effects.
Gentian is easily available, and an excellent herb to gain weight. It usually increases appetite and provides a good supply of protein. It is also very helpful for people who are recovering from other medical illnesses, especially related to the stomach, as Gentian smoothens the intestines, creating more toned digestion, which helps you very much in weight management.
Fenugreek is famous for being a splendid ally for gaining weight. It is also known for making glutes and breasts larger. Fenugreek is amazing for the stabilization of glucose in the blood, reducing cholesterol, and helps with digestive problems, such as constipation. There are numerous ways of its consumption. Fenugreek is available in seeds, capsules which are sold at natural food stores, flour, and tea. One easy way to consume it is with its seeds infused with tea, and having it when you wake up, and in the mid-afternoon.
This works just like Gentian. Chen Pi is basically citrus peels, which are dried and then consumed to make the digestive system better, thus improving the appetite. They are also a potential cure to dyspepsia and used as a digestive relaxant. It also helps in relieving abdominal swelling.
Ginger, very easily available at any vegetable and fruit store, is a great weight gaining solution. Used in a lot of dairy foods, and consumed perhaps daily by most South Asian people, Ginger is the best herb to calm an upset stomach, dyspepsia, and nausea. It kills the lack of hunger and makes you enjoy eating as it revives appetite. It helps to clean and warm all the digestive tracks, resulting in the elimination of constipation, and a calm and healthy digestive system.
Cannabis, also referred to as Marijuana, is one of the most effective herbs for appetite increment. Many people all over the world consume it in different ways, such as blending it in various dishes and infusing cannabis in tea, coffee, and milkshakes. It increases appetite to a great extent and makes our minds calm and diminishes mental pressures, which directly affects weight too.
Ashwagandha is one of the most popular herbs from India and is well known as a natural supplement. This herb is mainly used for treating a lack of appetite, a way to cope with stress and a lack of energy, and if taken with a nutritionally rich and healthy diet, it is very effective in weight management.
Custard Apple is known as one of the best coolants for the body. It acts against anorexia, which impacts the chances of weight increment in a positive manner. It cools down one’s body and lessens body heat in minutes.
Dandelion, a little bit bitter in taste, is proven to have a very positive effect on constipation, gallstones, and dyspepsia. It is often used as a tonic, stimulating the appetite. It is highly recommended for pregnant women as it contains beneficial nutrients, making it an essential herb for healthy weight increment.
Containing all the qualities for improvement of digestion and appetite, Blessed Thistle will really help you gain weight because of its protein abundance. If you’ve ever been seriously underweight, it is worth a try for it’s widely acclaimed to be one of the best weight gaining herbs.
Chamomile has traditionally been used to reduce anxiety and keep stomachs calm. It is used in many cultures for stomach ailments, weight increment and as a mild sedative, which leads to good health.
For underweight people, these herbs are the most effective and healthy treatment for weight gain and they can be used easily in your daily lives. Herbs are the best medicine with a blend of nature’s taste and no side effects. Fortunately, most of these herbs are easily available at local herbal stores or online stores.
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