Various methods for losing weight exist and are practiced: all kinds of miracle diets, enhanced exercises in the gym, coding, and others. Each has its own merits. But we want to talk about such a simple method as medicinal herbs. It can be used as a good and effective addition to any method, or separately from all methods. There are a large number of plants created by nature itself for our health. You just need to know how to apply them. You can buy them at a pharmacy, they are inexpensive, or you can assemble them yourself, then it will bypass for free.
You should be aware that there are several groups of herbs that, due to their properties, can contribute to weight loss. You need to choose them based on the characteristics and specific problems of the body. It is advisable to consult a doctor if you are not sure why you are overweight. Uncontrolled intake of any herbs in large quantities can cause the same harm to the body as uncontrolled intake of drugs.
Types of medicinal herbs for weight loss
Everyone knows that the main problem of many obese people is increased appetite. There are wonderful plants that can reduce it. These are flax seeds, angelica, marshmallow root. These plants create a protective film on the inner walls of the stomach, which, by the way, has a healing effect, and the brain receives a signal that the stomach is full, as a result, a person does not feel like eating. Spirulina works a little differently: it swells in the intestines, but the body also receives a signal that it is full. Also slightly dull appetite, along with other useful properties, fennel and nettle. Abuse of plants that reduce appetite is not worth it. The body still needs to get food, but not useless calories, but proteins, vitamins, that is, a balanced diet. Then weight loss will be successful, without loss of energy and health.
Overweight is often accompanied by constipation. Excess weight is then a consequence of the slagging of the body. Of course, herbs that reduce appetite will also be useful in a small amount in this case, but the focus should be on herbs with a laxative effect and restoring the digestive system. If the food begins to be digested well, and harmful substances are removed from the body in a timely manner, the person’s weight will also return to normal, unless, of course, there is an excess of calories. Sea buckthorn, licorice, anise, dill, cumin have a laxative effect. But they should be taken in small quantities so as not to cause severe irritation of the stomach and intestines.
Sometimes the accumulation of excess fluid leads to swelling and obesity. This means poor kidney and bladder function. Remove excess fluid from the body horsetail, burdock, lingonberry leaves, bear ears, plantain. They need to be taken even more carefully, especially for people with severe kidney disease, with stones. Need a doctor’s consultation. Severe dehydration can even lead to the death of a person, and treatment of kidney stones with stones is done only under the supervision of a doctor.
Sometimes the liver and gallbladder do not work well, this leads to poor digestion of food. It is necessary to take choleretic herbs: barberry, immortelle, dandelion, corn stigmas. This will help eliminate excess weight.
There are also herbs that increase energy expenditure and thus contribute to weight loss. This is ginger, rosemary and others. But you also need to be careful with their intake – they increase appetite. If you already have it elevated, it is better to refuse this method of losing weight.
Often in a pharmacy they sell special herbal teas that promote weight loss. If you decide to use them, you should still read what herbs it contains and relate this to your health problems. After all, phytocollections are usually created for the average person. Maybe this phytocollection is not quite suitable for you and it is better to look for another one.
Herbal teas for weight loss
Traditional medicine recommends such herbal teas for weight loss:
- Take blackberry leaves (80 g), birch leaves (10 g), coltsfoot leaves (10 g), pour one part of the resulting mixture with 20 g of boiling water, insist, strain and take 1 tbsp. twice a day before meals in the morning and afternoon.
- Take the fruits of parsley (20 g), dandelion root (20 g), buckthorn root (60 g), fennel fruit (20 g). Fill two tables. tablespoons of a mixture of 0.5 liters of boiling water, leave for 30 minutes, drink in the morning on an empty stomach.
- Take the flowers of black elderberry, chamomile, fennel fruit, peppermint, linden blossom (20 g each), pour boiling water, which should be 20 times larger in volume. Heat for 15 minutes in a water bath. Drink 2-3 times a day for 1 glass.
Here are some phyto-collections you can try for weight loss. In herbal teas, herbs are usually used that have several useful properties, in addition, their compatibility is taken into account, which is difficult to do on your own when choosing herbs for yourself. This is the advantage of phytocollections.
For a good result
In order to achieve a sustainable result of losing weight, it is necessary, in addition to eating herbs, to play sports or give your body at least moderate physical activity, not pass, count the number of calories eaten, lean more on fresh fruits and vegetables, which contain vitamins that the body really needs. It is also necessary to drink clean water in large quantities, especially if you use diuretic herbs.