Herbs for Weight Loss
Mint (Mentha arvensis) is a very beneficial culinary herb for losing weight. Chutney (a pasty sauce) of green mint leaves with some simple spices can be taken with meals. Mint tea also helps.
A mixture of equal amount (3g) of dry Ginger (Zingiber officinale) rhizome, Cinnamon (Cinnamomun zeylanicum) bark, Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) fruit is prepared and given twice a day for reducing weight.
Regular intake of Carrot (Daucus carota) works well with body weight reduction.
Vegetables like Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia) and Drumstick (Moringa oliefera) are useful in losing weight.
Honey is an excellent home remedy for obesity. One should start with a small quantity of about 10 grams or a tablespoon, taken with hot water early in the morning. A teaspoon of fresh Lemon (Citrus limon) juice may also be added.
Fasting on honey and Lemon juice is highly beneficial in the treatment of obesity without the loss of energy and appetite. Take this formulation several times a day at regular intervals.
Raw or cooked Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) inhibits the conversion of sugar and other carbohydrates into fat. Hence, it is of great value in weight reduction.
The gum of Guggul (Commiphora mukul) is a good choice for the treatment of obesity;
Powder of equal amount of Chebulic Myrobalan (Terminalia chebula) fruits, belliric myrobalan (Terminalia bellirica) fruits, Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis) fruits and Ginger (Zingiber officinale) rhizome is prepared and mixed. One teaspoon is taken twice a day. It is very effective.
Steep half-a-teaspoon of crushed Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) seeds into a cup of boiling water for ten minutes and take it thrice a day, it reduces the weight.
Dry Kokum (Garcinia indica) fruit juice is said to be a good remedy in weight loss.
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