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NATURAL DECOCTIONS FOR WEIGHT LOSS


A decoction is basically a simmered herbal tea. Herbs possess medicinal properties. And decoction is the most effective method for drawing the healing elements from coarse plant parts such as bark, roots, stems, and heavy leaves. Making a decoction is simply the process of simmering herbs in water (In a decoction, the herbs are boiled in soft water such as rain water or distilled water. Well water is not good to use because of the hard minerals present such as iron and limestone.), but to do it properly requires some patience. Thus the best method of preparing the decoction is to boil the herbs for 20 minutes three times in a row, combining and mixing all three doses. 
Some of the herbs in a formula will contain some volatile aromatic oils as active ingredients. These volatile oils can be captured in a 20-minute boiling, but will probably evaporate after an hour at high temperature. This standard method ensures that all the various active herbal ingredients are present in the final medicine. A decoction is usually taken orally and split into 2-3 doses but the dose may take all at once or escalated depending on the person's condition. You should consult a doctor or herbalist to discuss dosage levels before starting to take any decoction. When used as directed, there are no known side effects have been identified. Here are five herbal decoctions that are ideal supplements to diet and exercise when trying to lose weight.

5 HOMEMADE DECOCTIONS FOR WEIGHT LOSS


1-Kitchen Spices Decoction

Ingredients

  • 20 whole Cloves (Laung)
  • 10 bay leaves (Taiz Patta)(Laurus nobilis or Indian Bay Leaf)
  • 1 Cinnamon sticks (Dar Chini) about 2 inches long
  • 1 Ginger root (Adrak) (about 2 inches long)
  • Honey (to taste)
  • 8 cups: water

Preparation


  1. Place the herbs in a pot made of ceramic or glass. Do not use iron or aluminum pots because they may react chemically with the herbs.
  2. Add 3 cups of water to the herbs and bring the mixture to a boil using relatively high heat. Reduce to medium heat and continue to simmer with a lid on for approximately 20 minutes until 1 cup of strong, dark liquid remains.
  3. Strain the liquid into a large glass or ceramic container. This is the first dose (the strongest) of your herbal medicine and set it aside.
  4. Add 3 cups of water to the previously cooked herbs. Continue to simmer under medium to low heat for approximately 20 minutes, until 1 cup of liquid remains.
  5. Strain the liquid and pour it into the same container holding the previous dose.
  6. Repeat this method one more time to make a third dose of medicine by adding 2 cups of water, which you again combine with the previous two doses.
  7. When finished you should have approximately 3 cups of herbal medicine, and can now discard the cooked herbs.
  8. Take 1 cup of decoction three times a day for an acute ailment or one cup per day over three days for chronic conditions.
  9. Decoctions should be drunk slightly warm (like tea). Some herbs may taste a bit bitter, and if so you can usually sweeten them with a small amount of Honey. Your decoction should keep for about 2-3 days if sealed and refrigerated.

2-Spices Decoction

Ingredients

  • Carom seeds (Ajwain) 1 tsp
  • Black Pepper Corns (Siyah Mirch) 1 tsp
  • Coriander Seeds (Dhania) 2 tsp
  • Cumin (Zeera) 1 tsp
  • Ginger (Adrak) 1 inch piece
  • Honey 2 tsp (to taste)
  • Water 8 cups

Preparation


  1. Roast In a dry skillet on medium heat, carom seeds, black pepper corns, coriander seeds and cumin till you get an aroma. Remove the skin of  Ginger piece and crush.
  2. Place the herbs in a pot made of ceramic or glass. Do not use iron or aluminum pots because they may react chemically with the herbs.
  3. Add 3 cups of water to the herbs and bring the mixture to a boil using relatively high heat. Reduce to medium heat and continue to simmer with a lid on for approximately 20 minutes until 1 cup of strong, dark liquid remains.
  4. Strain the liquid into a large glass or ceramic container. This is the first dose (the strongest) of your herbal medicine.
  5. Add 3 cups of water to the previously cooked herbs. Continue to simmer under medium to low heat for approximately 20 minutes, until 1 cup of liquid remains.
  6. Strain the liquid and pour it into the same container holding the previous dose.
  7. Repeat this method one more time to make a third dose of medicine by adding 2 cups of water, which you again combine with the previous two doses.
  8. When finished you should have approximately 3 cups of herbal medicine, and can now discard the cooked herbs.
  9. Take 1 cup of decoction three times a day for an acute ailment or one cup per day over three days for chronic conditions.
  10. Decoctions should be drunk slightly warm (like tea). Some herbs may taste a bit bitter, and if so you can usually sweeten them with a small amount of Honey. Your decoction should keep for about 2-3 days if sealed and refrigerated.

3-Triphala Decoction

Internal cleansing is essential and keeping your digestive and waste management system clean is vital. Triphala herbs will help with this cleansing. These herbs are very useful in burning fat. It cleanses the system and helps correct the metabolism to speedup weight loss. 

Ingredients

  • Emblica goose berry (Amla): 12 gm
  • Chebulic Myrobolan (Hareer): 12 gm
  • Beleric / Bastard Myrobalan, (Bahera): 12 gm
  • White leadwort, Fire plant (Sheet raj): 12 gm
  • Honey: 12 gm
  • Water: 6 cups

Preparation


  1. Pound coarsely all herbs and place 4 tbls herbs in a pot made of ceramic or glass. Do not use iron or aluminum pots because they may react chemically with the herbs.
  2. Add 2 cups of water to the herbs and bring the mixture to a boil using relatively high heat. Reduce to medium heat and continue to simmer with a lid on for approximately 20 minutes until 1 cup of strong, dark liquid remains.
  3. Strain the liquid into a large glass or ceramic container. This is the first dose (the strongest) of your herbal medicine.
  4. Add 2 cups of water to the previously cooked herbs. Continue to simmer under medium to low heat for approximately 20 minutes, until 1 cup of liquid remains.
  5. Strain the liquid and pour it into the same container holding the previous dose.
  6. Repeat this method one more time to make a third dose of medicine by adding 2 cups of water, which you again combine with the previous two doses.
  7. When finished you should have approximately 3 cups of herbal medicine, and can now discard the cooked herbs.
  8. Take 1 cup of decoction three times a day for an acute ailment or one cup per day over three days for chronic conditions.
  9. Drink decoction slightly warm (like tea on an empty stomach). Some herbs may taste a bit bitter, and if so you can usually sweeten them with a small amount of Honey. Your decoction should keep for about 2-3 days if sealed and refrigerated.

4-Golden Shower Fruit Decoction

Ingredients

  • Golden Shower tree (Amaltas) fruit pulp: 1 teaspoon
  • Water: 1 ½ cup
  • Honey: to taste

Preparation

Boil Golden Shower tree fruit pulp in water for 5-10 minutes allowing the herb to infuse into the water. Pour your delicious herbal decoction into a clean cup, through a tea strainer and drink hot by adding honey to taste for 40 days daily.

5-Fenugreek Decoction

Ingredients

  • Fenugreek - 1 tbsp
  • Cardamoms: 1-2 pods
  • Honey - 1 tbsp
  • Lemon - 1 cap
  • Green tea or Black tea - 1 bag

Preparation

Boil Fenugreek seeds (Methi Dana) and Green Cardamoms in water for 5-10 minutes allowing the herb to infuse into the water. Pour your delicious herbal decoction into a clean cup, through a tea strainer mix Honey and Lemon juice now finally soak Green tea / Black tea bag in the decoction for 5 minutes drink hot on an empty stomach for 40 days daily. It will helps in burning excess fat in the body.

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF HERBAL DECOCTIONS

There are plenty of ways on how to lose weight quickly. However, a number of them are only effective for some time. Others, like some pills and weight loss drugs, have some unwanted side effects. Although drugs and pills have the ability to suppress appetite which can assist in weight loss, they can also be highly addictive, causing serious withdrawal symptoms from those that try to stop taking them. When it comes to losing weight quickly, taking the natural route is recommended. One of the natural ways of losing weight fast is drinking decoction.
Decoction is believed to have effective solution to help people with weight issues, as known to have its detoxifying ability to cleanse liver, digestive tract, kidneys, pancreas, and bladder. It also lowers uric acid, bad cholesterol and trim down fats. It boosts blood circulation and eases hypertension problems. Taking decoction helps to melt fats in a detoxifying manner.  Due to its diuretic components it helps the body increase the occurrence of urination which is a good way to cleanse and expel unwanted toxins in the body, resulting in weight loss.

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