Herbs Weight Loss
Diet is the key to good health, and successful weight and fat loss. Herbs weight loss is attained with a few changes in diet.
I recommend a non gmo, organic, plant based diet, with organic whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes, with non farm raised fish, anti-biotic, and hormone free dairy, and anti-biotic, hormone free, grass fed meats eaten sparingly.
Sauerkraut is a good example of fermented food. Organic wine is an example of a good fermented drink.
Herbal Usage Theory
Herbal usage is often a a very basic healing art. It has been known for many centuries as the Art of Simpling. Because an individual herb could be used to treat a wide array of illnesses, herbs became known as simples.
The three principles of simpling are:
- Use the herbs that grow close around you.
- The use of mild herbs
- These mild herbs must be used in large doses
There is a huge difference between herbs used as a beverage, and herbs used for medicinal purposes.
Large amounts of mild herbs must be utilized to effect results for medicinal reasons.
There are many herbs that aid in weight, and fat loss. Certain herbs work well by themselves, and there are also herbal formulas that have been assisting people that need to lose weight for thousands of years.
China, and India both have a long history of working with herbs, and developing herbal formulas for many different health purposes.
These formulas, concoctions, or tonics if you like, are useful for both preventing illness, and disease, as well as treating chronic health conditions. Herbs have, and are being used for even the most serious of maladies, such as cancer.
When properly used, herbs are the surest, and safest medicinal treatments available. Herbs can however, if used improperly cause imbalance in the body.
Herbs weight loss can be powerful, and very effective, so it is wise to stay within the constraints of the herbalists instructions.
There are various ways to utilize herbs such as tinctures, compresses, capsules, and teas. For our purposes with losing weight, capsules, and teas are appropriate.
Fat Burning Herbs
With these herbs weight loss can be achieved.
This health superstar has been used medicinally in Asia and other countries for thousands of years.
It’s main claim to fame is it’s ability to detoxify, and to aid in the digestive process.
Ginger, in addition to it’s many other health inducing properties, can improve circulation, and cleanse the body by removing toxins by sweating.
The optimal way to benefit from ginger is by eating it raw, it is also very effective as a tea, pickled or fermented, and added to other dishes such as stir frys, and in soups.
Green tea is a beverage that has been enjoyed for thousands of years. It is common in China, and throughout Asia and the surrounding region.
Another nutritional powerhouse, it is thought that it’s high content of polyphenols is the catalyst behind it’s positive reputation.
Green tea has the ability to burn abdominal fat, and it is thought that it’s catechin content is the reason.
Green tea has become universally popular due to it’s healthy constituents, as well as it’s good taste. Be sure that you buy the real green tea, and not a lesser, unhealthy grade.
Burdock has been a popular cuisine addition in China and Asia for centuries.
It’s root has also been used in China and the rest of Asia medicinally for just as long.
In Europe, and the Americas, burdock has never been favored in cooking, but like the east, it’s medicinal properties have been known and utilized for many moons.
Like ginger, burdock root has the ability to decrease the appetite, while at the same time stimulate fat burning. It is also a diuretic which can help balance excess water weight gain.
The most common type of cinnamon, at least in the United States is Cassia cinnamon.
Not surprisingly, based on the way we process, and adulterate our foods, it is also the least nutritious.
The best cinnamon for nutritional benefit, and weight/fat loss is Ceylon cinnamon. Ceylon is a country, formerly known as Sri Lanka, where this wonderful herb or spice comes from.
Ceylon cinnamon can be recognized by it’s distinctive shape. It resembles a scroll or a newspaper that is rolled up. It works by controlling insulin levels, which lowers blood sugar levels, so that excess fat or adipose tissue does not build up.
It is particularly effective in burning fat that is stored around the belly. This is the most dangerous fat, as it surrounds many organs.
Excessive abdominal fat can lead to or be an indicator of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even cancer.
In addition to controlling insulin levels, Ceylon cinnamon also increases metabolism, and fat burning, as well as, suppresses hunger.
Chickweed is plant that originates in Europe, but has also been utilized in North America for centuries.
It is grown as a cooling herb for medicinal applications, as well as a vegetable for consumption as a food for both humans, as well as for poultry.
You may have seen this herb as an ingredient in medications, and supplements that are used for obesity, and weight control. It is ubiquitous (available everywhere), and is very popular in weight loss circles for it’s attributes for aiding the riddance of fat.
It can be consumed in foods as a steamed vegetable, or without cooking, in salads. It has fat burning capabilities, aids in digestion, and is an appetite suppressant. It is also a useful diuretic.
Fat and Weight Reducing Herbal Formula
A word of caution. I recommend enlisting the services of a trained herbalist before attempting any herbal remedies or concoctions yourself. They can advise and direct you so that you don’t waste time, money, or although unlikely, cause you or others potential harm.
The goal of an herbal therapy is to restore, or bring about yin and yang, balance, or dynamic equilibrium in the whole person, not just the body.
This herbal formula is a blending of the best of proven Chinese and Western herbal uses that bring about balance in circulation, detoxification, and normalize elimination, in addition to assisting in the emulsification of adipose or fat tissue.
This herbs weight loss mixture brings about tonification and mild detoxification that is needed for effectively treating persistent overweight issues or conditions.
- Licorice root-3%
- Mustard Seed-8%
- Poria cocos-4%
- Cascara sagrada-5%
- Fennel seed-5%
Ginger, cayenne, and mustard seed activate the metabolism; kelp regulates and balances thyroid metabolism; watercress contributes vital mineral and vitamin supplementation;
Cleavers, atractylodes, poria, and stephania assist in dissolving fat, and cure edema or water weight gain; rhubarb, and cascara bring about normal elimination; fennel, and licorice are considered harmonizers; and chaparral, and echinacea work together to detoxify
This powdered herb formula should be taken in two 00 capsules, 3 or 4 times a day. Exercise with stretching, and a long walk, once a day is also important to include.
Dandelion tea, 2 to 3 cups per day will help normalize low blood sugar conditions that are common in those with a poor eating habit history.
Theses herbs, and herbal formulas can greatly assist you in your weight, and fat loss efforts. If you live a healthy lifestyle with a balanced plant based diet, clean water, clean air, and consistent moderate exercise you will gain the most benefit from using the herbs listed above.