Little Known Herbal Remedies to Help You Lose Weight

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9. Turmeric

If you love curry, you will love how it can help you lose weight. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is one of the most well studied spices in recent history. Turmeric reduces the formation of fat by arresting the blood vessels that are needed to form fat tissue so this can lower overall body fat and weight gain.

 

10. Guggul

This is an old Ayurvedic remedy for the relief of joint pain, lowering cholesterol levels, and shedding pounds. The University of Nebraska, as well as Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, found that subjects who consumed 750 mg of this herb daily, and did some aerobic exercise three times a week lost an average of 6 pounds more over the 6 months study period when compared to the control group. Guggul helps your body metabolize fat and improves thyroid function by stimulating the production of hormones.

 

11. Reishi Mushrooms

These delicious mushrooms are harvested in the wild where they favor fallen logs and trees. They have been collected and used for centuries as both food and medicinal purposes for Traditional Chinese medicine to strengthen the immune system and for improving energy levels. It’s their ability to deal with fatigue that is probably the likely reason that Reishi mushrooms are often used in weight loss supplements. If you are allergic to other types of mushrooms, you probably shouldn’t consume Reishi mushrooms either. Also, watch your coffee or caffeine consumption when eating these mushrooms as they can make you feel jittery.

 

SEE ALSO: 6 Salad Ingredients That Help You to Drop Weight Faster

12. Ginger

Like cayenne pepper and turmeric, ginger is another warming spice that not only has anti-inflammatory compounds, but helps to soothe and relax the digestive tract as well. Ginger has thermogenic compounds that can suppress your appetite and boost your metabolism at the same time.

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One Comment

  1. Lara

    Mar 13, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I was over weight and tried so many things. Different things work for different people and I was lucky enough to find one that worked for me. I lost 18 pounds in one month without much exercise and it’s been a life changer. I’m a little embarrased to post my before and after photos here but if anyone actually cares to hear what I’ve been doing then I’d be happy to help in any way. Just shoot me an email at [email protected] and I’ll show you my before and after photos, and tell you about how things are going for me with the stuff I’ve tried. I wish someone would have helped me out when I was struggling to find a solution so if I can help you then it would make my day