Appraisal on Ayurvedic Herbs in the Management of Sthaulya (Obesity)
Sthaulya (Obesity) is a lifestyle and metabolic disorder. Ayurveda treated Sthaulya as a Santarpanottha Vikara (diseases due to excessive nutrition) which has been identified as one of the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide in both developed and developing countries. Medodushti (disorders of fat metabolism) serves as one of the important etiological factor. In Ayurveda herbal drugs are being used to lower the levels of serum cholesterol for the treatment and prevention of this disorder. In this regard, an attempt has been made to review the drugs useful in Sthaulya specifically mentioned in Ganas (group of drugs) of Ayurvedic classical texts which are useful in prevention and management of conditions like Dyslipidemia and its complications.
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