Herbal remedies for Weight loss

herbal remedies for Weight loss that are useful

This article discusses various herbal remedies for weight loss that are useful.

Today the problem of Obesity is rising at an alarming rate. Obesity is a condition characterized by excessive bodily fat. It might have negative effect on an individual’s health. If the BMI i.e., Body Mass Index is between 25 and 25.9 the person will be considered as overweight. If the BMI is above 30 the person is considered as obese. Unstable insulin levels are closely associated with weight gain.

Disturbed sleep may lead to obesity. If you do not sleep enough you will produce a hormone called Ghrelin. Ghrelin is a 28 amino acid peptide and hormone that is produced mainly by P/D1 cells lining the fundus of the human stomach and epsilon cells of the pancreas that stimulates hunger. It is considered to be a counterpart of the hormone leptin.

Causes of obesity:

1) Genes – obesity tends to run in families. 2) Some people suffering from depression start over eating leading to Obesity.3) Excessive intake of food rich with calories is also a cause of Obesity.

Long term obesity may lead to blood sugar problems, Heart problems, joint pains. High Blood Pressure, anxiety and depression etc. Obese person should eat fresh greens and try to add more vegetable and fruits to their diet. They should eat green salads containing mint leaf and tomatoes and should add cabbage, carrot, papaya, apple, Moong Dal etc. Swimming, cycling, jogging, morning, walk, yoga are all recommended.

Herbal remedies for weight loss -

Triphala – It is a combination of Amla (Indian Gooseberry), Chebulic and Belleric fruits. Triphala helps in detoxification of the body. It is a natural colon cleanser. Stimulates liver and helps in secreting bile juices that are very essential for fat metabolism. Helps to reduce fat amount in the body. Latest molecular study shows that Triphala is effective in treating obesity. A great herbal remedy for weight loss.

Black Pepper - Piperine has been shown in animal studies to increase the body’s expenditure of energy. Apparently piperine does this by affecting the production of hormones like chemicals that regulate energy balance. This may have an important implication for human body weight regulation and obesity.

Garcinia cambogia - Researcher’s study suggests that the extract inhibits the accumulation of lipids in fat cells in adipose tissue. Study from molecular cell Biochemistry proved its efficacy in overweight management. The 60% HCA containing extract of Garcinia cambogia was found to promote fat oxidation, enhance serotonin release and it availability in brain normalization of lipid profiles and reduction of serum leptin levels in overweight individuals. Ref. Holisticherbalist.com /garcinia cambergia. The active constitute of Garcinia is HCA. It has been clinically proved to have  fat burning and appetite suppressing effect.

Commiphora Mukul - Guggul lipid is known to reduce hypercholesterolemia and this effect combined with anti obesity and anti diabetic properties.

I hope that some of the herbal remedies for weight loss mentioned above would help with the epidemic of obesity. Turmeric is another herb that is also supposed to help with fat burning. Read more from below specials.

Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided above and opinions expressed above are her own and should not be construed as medical advice. This information is provided for educational purposes only.


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