Top 5 Herbs That Aid Weight Loss – All You Need To Know!

For many people, gaining weight is not a likely experience. The excess weight often stored in undesired parts of the body makes life a little bit uneasy. Health issues, reduced energy levels, drop in self-confidence, can’t wear your favorite clothes – the list is diverse indeed. Hence, what do such people do?

They lose weight. They ‘try to. Reduce calorie intake, put in some movements, drink more water, etc etc. But while some succeed, the majority fail – exception cases applicable. While consistency is the main villain of most people’s weight-loss journey, some find it hard to follow some of the above-mentioned solutions.

5 Herbs That Will Help And Accelerate Your Weight Loss

So, this piece of article is for everyone struggling to lose weight. Because here we are going to introduce you to 5 herbs that aid and fasten your weight loss journey simply by incorporating those into your diet plans. Yeah, simply take them and you can see it for yourselves. Plus, these are herbs and can have little or no consequences at all if taken by the right person and the right way. So, here we go.


Dandelions? That yellow flower? I know. It’s not just a flower, but a plant that’s considered an herb by botanists. Their leaves, stems, flowers, and roots have been utilized for medicinal purposes for centuries. So, how does it aid our cause? What magic can dandelion do in weight loss?


Well, they possess bioactive compounds that could lower one’s cholesterol levels. Published by the Bulletin of the National Research Centre, research shows that dandelion extract has shown promise in both in vitro and in vivo studies for lowering blood lipid levels.

Lipids such as triglycerides and cholesterol might be a part of this. Fatty acids can also be eliminated through the digestive system if we use dandelions. Consume dandelion leaf tea each day for enhanced benefits. Adding fresh dandelion leaves to salads, and soups might also be a good idea.


One of the most common herbs in your kitchen, ginger can help you lose weight in different ways, says the evidence. Used for ages (its roots) as a culinary spice in the southeast, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of ginger or Zingiber officinale are among its therapeutic benefits.

According to recent research (Sharifi-rad et al., 2017), compounds called zingerone and shogaols in ginger have been proven useful in intervening in bodily processes that burn and store fat. 


In a 2015 trial, two 1-gram (g) tablets of ginger powder were administered to obese women every day for 12 weeks. Compared to individuals who took a placebo, this group’s appetite and body measures dramatically dropped. 

Several other studies also sharply point towards ginger’s ability to afflict change in body weight and belly fat. The best way to consume? Ginger tea! Go make some.


From the mint or Lamiaceae family, the green-colored plant is filled with nutrients. Further, it contains anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.

Since they have antioxidants too, boosted metabolism is a regular companion for the consumers. Elevated metabolism as most of you know, leads to weight loss.


Available in liquid and capsule forms, Oregano oil is one of the best products available in the market that we can use. If you are going for the capsule, don’t forget to read the instructions. If with oil, mixing them with olive oil, water, or fresh juice is considered better.


A Korean favorite, ginseng is quite popular in Chinese medicine for centuries. American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) and Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) are the most popular variants


The herb contains anti-inflammatory qualities and is rich in antioxidants, which support metabolism and blood sugar level maintenance. Ginseng also functions as an appetite suppressor and aids in managing your food cravings. Now that may sound good for foodies who are struggling to lose weight.

Although the herb (root) can be consumed in myriads of ways like eating it raw (by steaming and softening it) and adding it to soups and other dishes, using it through tea or its extracts (powder, tablet, capsule, and oil forms) are the ideal way to use ginseng.


Also known as the golden spice, turmeric is a powerful herb that aids in boosting immunity. Very popular in Asian kitchens, turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which expresses strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. As you can guess by now, this compound aids digestion well, which in turn happens to be an effective fat-burning compound. 


Some studies also reveal that curcumin may have the possibility of restricting some special inflammatory markers that support obesity. It also has the ability to increase the metabolism rate useful for weight loss regimes.

Mostly a cooking space, you can also consume turmeric ginger tea in small quantities.

Cautions And Precautions

One final piece of info, ladies and gentlemen. Even though these are herbs or herb-related products, please consult your physician or personal trainer before consuming any of these in any quantity. Because not everyone can consume everything. Precaution matters. It’s a must.

Alina reese
Alina Reese

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Certified Integrative Health Practitioner in Austin, Texas. Specialize in replenishing nutrient deficiencies & digestive health! And also Passionate about improving health literacy in the community, and ensuring quality and accessible services for all.

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