Top 5 herbs to induce weight loss naturally in adults

Sadaf Naushad
Top 5 herbs to induce weight loss naturally in adults
Top 5 herbs to induce weight loss naturally in adults

Everyone has wanted to reduce their weight at one point in their lives via exercises or dieting. However, did you know, there are natural herbs or plants that can be consumed to control your hunger, which results in efficient weight loss?

These active compounds work by manipulating your satiety factor, blocking nutrient absorption, slowing the process of your stomach emptying and influencing appetite hormones.

1. Glucomannan:

Glucomannan is basically dietary fiber usually made from the roots of konjac plant. It is a hemicellulose, water-soluble polysaccharide.

Due to its low energy density, glucomannan reduces hunger and promotes weight loss by producing satiety in the stomach after absorbing water and expanding. It also displaces the energy produced by other nutrients.

2. Gymnema sylvestre:

Gymnema sylvestre, more commonly known as gymnema, Australian cowplant and in the sub continent as gurmar, which means ‘sugar destroyer’, is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine.

Its name was derived from the fact that Gymnema sylvestre blocks the sweet taste bud receptors on your tongue leading you to eat less sweets and calories, hence losing weight.

3. Griffonia simplicifolia (5-HTP):

Griffonia simplicifolia is a plant which grows in West and Central Africa. It is used as a medicine due to the presence of 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan).

The 5-HTP present in Griffonia simplicifolia aids weight reduction by stimulating the production of hormone serotonin in the brain which reduces appetite leading to weight loss.

4. Conjugated linoleic acid:

Conjugated linoleic acids or in short addressed as CLAs, are polysaturated fatty acids which are found in ruminant animal food products.

Studies have shown that CLAs reduce food intake, increases the burning of fat, inhibits its production and stimulates its breakdown. All of these metabolic phenomenon lead to weight reduction.

5. Garcinia cambogia:

Garcinia cambogia is a tropical plant that bears small, pumpkin-like pale green-yellow fruit. It is also commonly addressed as the Malabar tamarind.

It is quite a popular fruit used to reduce weight. It functions in many ways to induce weight loss, which includes, inhibits of fat synthesis, reduction of appetite and reduce the levels of cholesterol as well as sugar in your blood.