Herbs and How They Can Help Promote Weight loss by Maria Khaled RD, LD

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Did you know there is a whole other field of nutrition that focuses on herbs called herbalism. Herbalism is the art and science of using plants for healing and applying herbs for promoting health. Luckily, aside from herbs’ healing aspects, herbs can also help aid us on our weight loss journeys by decreasing appetite and stimulating weight loss (traditionalmedicinals.com).

Using herbs to help heal is what herbalism is about. Surprisingly, herbs also help aid in weight loss. Developing that human-plant connection and utilizing nature to help us heal is essential on our wellness journey. As a registered dietitian, it is important to note that plants and herbs do play a very important role on transforming into the greatest version of ourselves.

In this article, I will explore several herbs that have been seen to have a positive effect in helping people lose weight and boost their immune system.

  1. Fenugreek is an herb that helps control appetite and reduces food intake to support weight loss. Taking 8 grams of fenugreek fiber daily has been shown to slow down appetite and food intake to support weight loss. (traditionalmedicinals.com)


  1. Cayenne Pepper also known as Capsaician is known to boost metabolism increasing the number of calories you burn throughout the day. Capsaician is also known to increase metabolism and reduce hunger and calorie intake. (traditionalmedicinals.com)



  1. Ginger is a spice from the rhizome of the flowering ginger plant. Ginger could help promote weight loss. (traditionalmedicinals.com)


  1. Oregano is an herb that contains carvacrol and may help decrease weight and fat gain by altering fat synthesis in the body. (traditionalmedicinals.com)


  1. Ginseng has been seen to stimulate weight loss, delay fat absorption and modify fat formation. (traditionalmedicinals.com)
  2. Tumeric is a spice that contains curcumin which has shown to aid weight loss and fat loss in human and animal studies.


  1. Black Pepper contains piperine, a compound which helps to enhance metabolic performance and prevents fat accumulation in the body.


Focusing on incorporating herbs into our meals can work towards helping on our wellness and weight loss journeys. It is has been found that certain herbs have been proven to help promote weight loss. I touched on 7 of these as there are several others that I will explore in a future article as I continue study of this fascinating topic.

Overall, herbs and plants work by reducing appetite, increasing fullness levels, slowing stomach emptying, blocking the absorption of nutrients and influencing appetite hormones. Keep incorporating herbs into your diet in moderation for help on our weight loss journeys.

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