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Obesity Herbs: Herbal Appetite Depressants

Herbs that have traditionally been used to treat obesity have many different actions that help the body use and burn calories from food more effectively. Some like Oolong tea and fucus help to keep appetite in check

See Also: * Bitter Tonics * Cholagogue * Carminative * Digestive Herbs * Stimulants Herbs and * Weight Loss Remedies

  • Caralluma Caralluma Caralluma fimbriata
    Succulent : Today, most interest is centered on caralluma's use as an appetite suppressant. Caralluma works in much the same way as hoodia, both hoodia and caralluma contain preganane glycosides, thought to aid in weight loss....
  • Cleavers Cleavers Galium aparine Clivers, Goose Grass, Catchweed, Sweet Woodruff
    Annual Herb : Herbalists have long regarded cleavers as a valuable lymphatic tonic and diuretic. In essence the lymph system is the body's mechanism to wash tissues of toxins...
  • Fennel Seed Fennel Seed Foeniculum vulgare Sweet Fennel, Fenkel
    : Fennel seed is a good herbal remedy for coughs, helps in weight loss, and even tempers the effects of hormonal changes in menopause...
  • Horehound Horehound Marrubium vulgare L. White horehound, marrubio
    Perennial Herb : Horehound contains the bitter principal marrubiin ,a potent pain reliever and nervous system stimulant. This mint relative is a cough and cold remedy, and a bitter tonic ...
  • Kelp/Bladderwrack Kelp/Bladderwrack Fucus vesiculosis Fucus, Seaweed, dried
    Seaweed : Kelp is commonly used in herbal medicine to stimulate the thyroid function, and can be effective in weight loss as part of a low calorie diet....
  • Lady's Mantle Lady's Mantle Alchemilla vulgaris Leontopodium, Stellaria
    Perennial : Lady's Mantle is found both in the wild and in cultivated gardens. It has a time honored traditional use as a woman's healing herb that helps to alleviate painful menstruation...
  • Oolong Tea Oolong Tea Camellia sinensis Wu Long, Wu Yi Tea
    Shrub : It is true that Oolong/Wu Long tea not only boosts metabolism and suppresses sugar cravings, but it may also burn fat....
  • Pine Pine Pinus sylvestris Scots Pine
    : Pine oil is used in aroma lamps to clear congestion and disinfect the air and surfaces. Pine needles can be used to stuff therapeutic pillows and to make balms....
  • Sarsaparilla Root Sarsaparilla Root Smilax sarsaparilla zarzaparrilla
    perennial trailing vine : Sarsaparilla makes a good all round tonic, and the spicy, pleasant smelling root is what gave old fashioned root beer its bite and is the part used medicinally....
  • Tea Tea Camellia sinensis Green Tea, Black tea
    Evergreen Shrub : Black tea, Oolong/Wu long tea and green and white teas are all from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. The health benefits of tea are mainly credited to the catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate, or (EGCG). Plant ...
  • White Kidney Bean White Kidney Bean Phaseolus vulgaris
    herbaceous annual plant : Many studies have shown that Phaseolus vulgaris reduces the rate at which starchy foods like pasta and bread are converted into sugar....

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