13 Herbs That Can Help You Lose Weight

13 Herbs That Can Help You Lose Weight

Have you neglected using natural herbs and spices to help you lose weight? Many herbs supply hidden nutrients and medicinal constituents that aren’t found in foods. If you're already sticking to a diet and exercise regimen, using herbs can start contributing to a faster weight loss process.

Here’s a list of 13 different herbs that have the potential to help you lose the weight forever:

1. Garcinia cambogia – This herb was discovered by the masses about seven years ago. It suppresses your appetite and interferes with fat storage in the body.

2. Coconut oil – Although not thought of as a herb, coconut oil is from the coconut plant and thus qualifies as one of the herbs used for weight loss. Coconut oil speeds up metabolism and aids the thyroid in burning calories.

3. Irvingia gabonensis – This newly discovered tree from West Africa has been known for its weight loss properties because it reduces fat cell growth and breaks down fat.

4. Dandelion – The leaves of dandelion are quite bitter but adding three to four in a big salad or omelet daily is enough to stimulate your gall bladder and liver to detoxify and cleanse themselves. When you process food better in the digestive tract, you can see weight loss sooner.

5. Kelp – By providing iodine and calcium both for your body, you get a double dosage of good benefits for weight loss. Iodine acts directly on the thyroid gland, which sets the rate your body burns calories.

6. Milk Thistle – This herb acts directly on the liver and helps it work more efficiently. Since fat is made and broken down in the liver, when this process is more efficient you can expect an easier weight loss.

7. Cayenne pepper – Capsaicin, the active ingredient found in hot peppers, revs up your metabolic rate so you’ll burn more calories.

8. Black pepper – The active ingredient in black pepper is called piperine. It acts similarly to cayenne pepper, boosting your metabolic rate.

9. Cardamon  – This spice increases metabolic rate, improving your body’s ability to burn fat.

10. Ginseng – This herb boosts your energy levels so you can move more often and thus burn calories.

11. Turmeric – This spice used in curry dishes prevents the formation of fat in the body and decreases inflammation.

12. Nettle leaf – This plant is a little-known fat burner and very nutritious, too. It’s often also helpful for those who have allergies.

13. Guarana – High in caffeine derivatives, this herb gives you the motivation to continue your diet plus provides the extra oomph for you to do so.

You could try consuming four to five of these herbs daily as a little experiment to see what happens!