Herbs for Weight Loss




Although there is no magic pill that will melt excess weight away, here are some herbs that can help you in your quest to reach a healthy weight. Some are mild diuretics and work by reducing water weight, while others have a thermogenic effect (increase heat through metabolic stimulation) and increase metabolism. A few can even reduce your feelings of hunger.

Like anything else, herbs must be used properly to have the desired effect while minimizing the risks of unwanted side effects. Used with care and in conjunction with a healthy diet, these herbs can help you lose weight safely and more easily. 

Lose Weight With Herbs, Naturally 

Anxiety & Stress

Natural, anti-anxiety, and relaxing herbs help reduce stress. Reducing your stress level will enhance your weight loss efforts, especially if much of your weight is caused by stress induced eating habits, and/or increases in cortisol levels which increase fat storage instead of burning fat. 

  • Passionflower
  • Skullcap
  • Valerian
  • Kava Kava
  • Lemon Balm 
  • Ginseng Root All Ginseng are adaptogens, meaning they help the body adapt to stressful situations. Adapting your body's ability to deal with stress means a reduction in fat producing/storing cortisol levels and an increase in metabolism burning energy. Korean ginseng has the highest energy giving output.
  • Licorice Root- great for helping to balance out and support your adrenal glands which play a key role in cortisol and adrenaline production in response to stress. 1 cup every other day for only short periods will help support your overworked adrenals and therefore help reduce cortisol and adrenaline production. 


 Herbs Help Reduce Appetite!

Suppress Your Appetite & Increase Your Metabolism The Natural Way

Natural herbs and plants have been shown to help you eat less food by reducing appetite, increasing feelings of fullness, or reducing food cravings.

They work in different ways, either by reducing your appetite, blocking the absorption of certain nutrients, or increasing the number of calories you burn. 

  • Garcinia Cambogiacontains Hydroxycitric Acid, this tart fruit will help reduce the chances of carbohydrates from being stored as fat.
  • Green Teaa natural appetite suppressant and metabolism enhancer. Drink 1-2 cups per day for maximum benefit.
  • Guarana Seedhigh in caffeine, Guarana will give you a much needed energy boost and enhance your fat burning metabolism.
  • Kelp- high in iodine, this herb helps to enhance your thyroid production which in turn increases your metabolism.  


Herbs and Spices In Your Pantry

Look No Further Than Your Own Kitchen For Weight Loss Help

Spices and herbs are the best way to add flavor to your food without adding any calories, sugar, junk and sodium - the four things that you must avoid while on a weight loss plan. Look no further than your own pantry for herbs that make your food tastier and also boost metabolism.

  • Turmeric- can help your body burn fat
  • Cinnamon- said to curve hunger cravings and control blood sugar levels
  • Cayenne Pepper- raises the body temperature which boosts metabolism
  • Cumin- one teaspoon per meal can help you burn 3x's more fat
  • Rosemary- helps increase metabolic rate and aids in digestion
  • Cardamom- thermogenic in nature and also prevents formation of gas
  • Black Pepper- prevents the formation of fat cells




Be sure to combine any of these herbs with a well-rounded, balanced diet and healthy lifestyle to get the most out of your weight loss efforts. 
Diversifying your spice cabinet is a simple and easy way to increase weight loss with minimal effort.

Besides adding a bit of flavor to your favorite foods or smoothies, many herbs and spices have been shown to increase your metabolism, enhance fat burning and promote feelings of fullness. 


Try our Herbal Extracts and Varix Body Ceutics!

- Weight Balance Herbal Extract: 1-3 doses a day helps support your weight loss efforts by enhancing your metabolism and reducing your appetite. Works best when a proper diet and exercise program are added. 

- Stress Balance Herbal Extract: if you eat because you're stressed or tend to put on more weight due to stress, this may be a better way to go. With a number of stress adaptogenic and relaxing herbs, taking this 1-3 times per day can help keep your weight gaining stress at bay. 

- Varix Body Ceutics: intended mainly for leg health support of cellulite and veins, these body care products are high in astringent and antioxidants herbs which can also assist in your weight loss efforts. Firming Body Mask, Firming Body Scrub, Firming Body Lotion


-Top 5 Herbs For Weight Loss by James Penn for Active.com

-13 Herbs That Can Help You Lose Weight by Rachael Link for HealthLine

 regina disilvestro



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