Published 12-07-2022

What Is The Best Ayurvedic Medicine For Weight Gain?


What Is The Best Ayurvedic Medicine For Weight Gain?

Dr. Shivani Nautiyal

Dr. Shivani Nautiyal is a renowned Ayurvedic physician, Panchakarma therapies specialist, and detox expert who has made significant contributions to the field of natural holistic healing and wellness. With her profound knowledge, expertise, and compassionate approach, she has transformed the lives of countless individuals seeking holistic health solutions. She is a Panchakarma expert, which are ancient detoxification and rejuvenation techniques. She believes in the power of Ayurveda to restore balance and harmony to the body, mind, and spirit.

Gaining weight can be difficult for many people, just as losing weight can be difficult for many others. Likewise, there is far too much information available on losing weight but too little on how to gain weight, particularly in a healthy and balanced manner.

The good news is that Ayurveda has all the information you need to gain weight naturally. The best part is that it determines your optimal weight based on your physical characteristics rather than the number on the scale.

According to Ayurveda, Kapha Prakriti people gain weight more easily than Vata and Pitta Prakriti people. To learn about your Prakriti or body type analysis along with ayurvedic doctor online consultation and the best Ayurvedic, Unani, and Herbal medicines, reach us at

There are numerous non-herbal weight-gain medications available in the market today, many of which include hazardous steroids. The use of such medications causes rapid weight gain, but the body also becomes a breeding ground for diseases. Steroid use causes several dangerous diseases, and your body acquires weight in an unproportionate manner.

In this blog, we will look at certain diets, cures, and herbal medicines to help you gain weight in a healthy manner that nourishes the body, assists you in maintaining good physical and mental health, and naturally increases weight.

Dietary & Lifestyle Tips to Gain Weight

Here are some effective diet tips that you can follow to increase your weight: 

  1. Take foods high in carbohydrates and fats, such as non-bran flour, bread, rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and full-cream milk. Curd, cheese, semolina, jaggery, and chocolate are also good options.
  2. Fruits like bananas, mangoes, chikoo, litchi, and dates are excellent sources of potassium and can help you increase your weight. You can consume honey with ghee, bread, butter, or rose syrup as these combinations provide a lot of calories to the body.
  3. Take dry fruits with fatty milk.
  4. Divide your diet into five parts. Consume sweet fruits in the morning and between meals.
  5. Take honey with milk, every night before bed. The combination of milk and honey works as a medicine for obesity and gives excellent benefits. It increases weight and improves digestion power.
  6. Soya beans and sprouted grains can be taken for breakfast. They are high in protein and act as fattening drugs that are used to strengthen the body and gain weight.
  7. Beans can be used as a diet to get fat. Include more beans in your vegetables. It is not only nutritious but also aids in weight gain.
  8. Take fatty milk with oats and cornflakes for breakfast.
  9. Prepare wheat porridge (Daliya) with fatty milk and eat it. This is one of the common remedies used in Ayurveda for weight gain.

Lifestyle Tips to Gain Weight

Listed below are some tips for gaining weight quickly through a healthy lifestyle:

  1. Take your meals on time and chew them slowly.
  2. Avoid waking up during the night and get 6-7 hours of sleep.
  3. Avoid living an overly stressed lifestyle.
  4. Pranayama should be practiced every morning.

Home/Herbal Remedies to Gain Weight

1. Raisin (Kishmish)
Raisins are believed to strengthen the body and rapidly increase weight. Soak a handful of raisins (Kishmish) in milk for around four hours. Boil the raisin milk. Drink a cup of this raisin milk and eat the raisins in it before going to bed.

2. Barley (Jau)
Soak 50g of barley and peel them if necessary. Combine barley with milk to make kheer. Eat this keel for breakfast for two months in a row. Regular intake of this kheer for two months can increase weight even in lean and weak people.

3. Dates (Khajur) 
Dates have been shown to be quite effective in weight gain. Those who desire to gain weight should consume five dates every day. You can take dates with milk. You will definitely see your weight increase rapidly after following this remedy.

Home Remedies to Gain Weight

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Best Ayurvedic Medicines to Gain Weight

Here are some best ayurvedic medicines prescribed by top ayurvedic practitioners that really help in gaining weight:   

1. Ashwagandha Powder - 
Ashwagandha is one of the best medicines for weight gain. It contains several nutrients that are beneficial to health. Taking 1 cup of milk with 1 teaspoon of Ashwagandha powder daily helps gain weight.

2. Shatavari Powder - 
Shatavari powder is considered very effective in Ayurveda. Take 1 teaspoon of Shatavari powder with milk to gain weight easily. 
It is important to note that when taking Shatavari powder, you must consume a high protein diet. Include milk, curd, buttermilk, and soybean in your diet.

3. Yashtimadhu - 
A major reason for weight loss and thinning is the weakening of digestive power. In Ayurveda, Yashtimadhu is used to strengthen digestive power. Consuming 1 teaspoon of Yashtimadhu twice a day or one Yashtimadhu Capsule, twice a day, leads to weight gain within a few days.

4. Safed Musli - 
Safed Musli is known for increasing bodily strength and assisting in removing weakness. It also helps with muscle strengthening and the reduction of stress and depression. It works as a natural weight-gain supplement while also keeping your body healthy. Take 1 tbsp of Safed Musli powder with 1 cup of lukewarm milk.


Best Ayurvedic Medicines to Gain Weight


  1. Self Medication must be avoided in every scenario, one must start taking medicines only after consultation with the doctor.
  2. Along with ayurvedic medicines, patients must adhere to a rigid regimen based on the Ayurvedic medical system's requirements.

Patients can visit the nearest authorized Ayurvedic Centre for treatment and advice or can also get an ayurvedic doctor online consultation at HealthyBazar


Gaining weight is quite a challenge for some people, but Ayurveda offers some best practices and remedies to help them with this problem. Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of good health and digestion because they are closely interlinked. When digestion and metabolism are working properly, the body tends to function well, which is reflected in the form of good health. It is also crucial to note that for the best effects, Ayurvedic medicine for weight gain should be combined with healthy practices and dietary modifications. To nourish and appreciate your body, try some of the activities and lifestyle choices outlined in this blog, and for proper treatment regarding weight gain, you can consult Dr. Shivani Nautiyal (Ayurvedic Consultant, Practitioner with 3 years of experience).

Last Updated: Jul 13, 2022

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