The use of herbs for healing and curing of diseases goes way back to the time when medicine did not even exist. People started considering these herbs as their gods, as they gave them new life. Since then, herbs have played a very significant part in our lives. Even today, without us knowing, we consume a number of herbs which are processed and added to things we eat. In fact, medicine, as we know it today, set foot in the world because of these natural herbs. The scientific advancements that took place in medical history actually identified those compounds in these herbs, which heal or cure any specific disease. Then they were produced artificially to meet the demand.
Nonetheless, herbs have always held significance in the lives of humans. Modern societies have just begun to realize the importance of herbs in their lives. Herbs are known to bring a number of other benefits, along with healing. Natural herbs have been used to reduce weight for long now. This process, indeed, can prove to be elusive and overwhelming. The use of herbs makes it efficient and much more effective. You might find a number of medicines in the market that claim to help lose weight. They are all, more or less, an attempt at imitating these herbs artificially and, claiming the imitation to be an enhancement, giving it a brand name just to make a better sale and more money.
Herbs are natural, and the most effective way of losing weight. They do not have any side effects because they don’t react in the body, unlike those ‘enhanced’ medicines available in the market. Some of the herbs that are known all around the world for helping in losing weight are as below:
One of the principal causes of weight gain is overeating when stressed. This concept is defined by psychologists as ‘Emotional Eating’. This particular herb helps prevent emotional eating by decreasing stress. It stimulates the nervous system and decreases the amount of cortisol present in the system, which is a hormone that increases stress.
- Guar Gum
This herb, obtained from cluster beans, again prevents overeating. It has a lot of fiber in it, which makes it a heavy diet; thus a person eating Guar Gum will have a feeling of fullness without eating very much. This particular herb is also beneficial for bad cholesterol and diabetes.
This herb helps to combat fatigue and makes a person feel fresh. It is known to increase the stamina and the capacity of a person for physical activity. This means a person can exercise more, and thus burn more calories in order to lose weight.
The coating of this seed is known to swell in water, hence its use as a bulking agent. The seeds are soaked in water and then eaten. The water absorbed by the seeds makes them heavy and a person gets a feeling of fullness more quickly. They help prevent overeating by giving a feeling of fullness along with hydrating the body.
This natural herb is known for its body cleansing effect, and reducing acidity in the stomach. It also helps remove food lodged in the digestive system, which helps in reducing weight.
Cinnamon is known to improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels. This ability makes it critical in the war against fat.
- Green Tea
Green tea is a herbal remedy for a number of problems. It is particularly known to boost metabolism and burn fat in the body.
This herb helps in cutting off that excess weight by delaying absorption of glucose in the body.
Laminaria is known for a number of benefits – one of which is helping in losing weight that may have resulted from a thyroid gland malfunction.
One of many more herbs is Ephedra. The use of this particular herb is rather controversial, but it is still used in many parts of the world to lose weight and for a few other purposes as well. It helps in boosting of metabolism in the body. It particularly helps the body in its war against fat by burning it.