There are numerous ways to lose weight naturally such as low carb diets, exercise, surgery, weight loss home remedies etc…However, it is always advised to follow the natural methods so that you don’t end up with adverse effects of those unhealthy methods.
Today, let us look at some of the home remedies that help you shed weight without any sweating. What I mean is that you can try these natural homemade drinks that burn fat without you having to workout. However, with proper diet and right exercises, you can see faster results.
Recently, we’ve seen Sonakshi Sinha’s weight loss journey and wondered how did she managed to get into shape so quickly. Well, her stunning figure is the result of a low carb diet which consists of healthy herbs and spices, in addition to the strict workout routine. Even Parineeti Chopra has lost weight due to a healthy diet plan.
Best Herbs for Weight Loss
The main advantage of including herbs in your diet is they not only burn calories but also cut out any fat derived from the foods you’re consuming. So, they had dual benefits. Below are the list of the top 10 herbs that aid in natural weight loss.
The first and one of the most popular herbs to lose weight is the Ginger root. When you eat Ginger, it increases the thermic effect of the food and makes you feel full (promotes satiety). This would prevent you from eating further, thereby stopping you from inputting more calories to your daily limit.
Since you can’t eat the raw Ginger root, it is suggested to include it in all your meals. Alongside the weight loss benefits, Ginger also enhances the taste of your food.
Ginger Tea Recipe
- Freshly grated Ginger – 1 tbsp
- Water – 2 cups
- Raw Honey – 1 tbsp
- Lemon (sliced) – ½
- Cinnamon Stick – 1 (optional; but recommended)
- Fresh Mint Leaves
- Cayenne Pepper – 1 pinch
How to Prepare Ginger Tea for Weight Loss?
- Just using the back of a spoon, peel the ginger root or you can also use a peeler if you have it hand. After peeling the skin, grate it.
- Now, put a saucepan on the stove and bring the water to boil.
- Next, add the grated ginger and cinnamon stick into the water and switch off the stove. Put the lid on and let it steep for around 10 minutes.
- Now, remove the ginger & cinnamon by straining the water into a cup.
- Add the other ingredients like honey, cayenne pepper, lemon juice and fresh mint leaves to the Ginger water. That’s it! Your Ginger tea is ready.
For best results, drink this Ginger tea twice every day. Once when you get up from the bed (on an empty stomach) and again during the day.
As we’ve mentioned before, Green tea is a wonderful drink that burns belly fat very effectively. It boosts your metabolism and helps your body burn a lot of calories, all thanks to its antioxidant properties. Here are a few healthy Green tea recipes that you can try at home.
Turmeric is one of the most popular spices used in the Indian dishes since our ancestors. It has a lot of antioxidants which aid in weight loss. When you add a tsp of Turmeric in a glass of milk, it increases the flow of bile and thus helps break down fat. The ‘curcumin’ in turmeric is proven to reduce the LDL or bad cholesterol in our body.
Here is how you can use turmeric for weight loss.
The subtropical and topical flowering plant ‘Hibiscus’ is used for medicinal purposes as well as in edible products or herbal beverages. There are many advantages of Hibiscus such as weight loss, strong immune system and it even helps in getting rid of dandruff or acne problems.
Hibiscus Tea Recipe
Bring water to boil and then add the hibiscus flowers (remove the stem) and cinnamon stick. Switch off the stove, put a lid on and let it steep for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain the tea into a cup, add ½ lemon juice, 1 tsp sugar and few ice cubes.
P.S: Those who’re taking medication for hypertension and low blood pressure are recommended to stay away from drinking hibiscus tea as it may impose several health risks.
Although, not popular as the other herbs in the list, Ginseng has many healthy properties. It boosts the energy levels and also burns calories. You can prepare the Ginseng tea by following the same process as the Ginger tea, except that you need to replace Ginger with Ginseng root.
It is a powerful herb for weight loss. You can easily get rid of your water weight by consuming the Dandelion in your diet regularly, all thanks to the phytochemicals which removes the toxins in your body. The roots and leaves are dried and are used to make dandelion tea, which is rich in vitamins and minerals. The dandelion tea stimulates digestion, increases bile flow and also act as mild laxatives.
Dandelion Tea Recipe
Pick up the dandelion greens and wash them to get rid of the dirt particles completely. Generally, the young and tender leaves add more taste to the tea. Dry these leaves under the sun and store them in a container for multiple times.
How to Make Dandelion Tea?
- Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 tsp of dried Dandelion leaves.
- Put the lid on, and let it steep for 3 minutes. Stir and let it steep for another minute.
- Now, serve the tea with lemon juice (1/2), 1 tsp honey and mint leaves.
Have you ever noticed the spicy Oregano that is spread on your Pizza? Yes, the herb is known for its effective weight loss benefits, all thanks to the active component called ‘Carvacrol’, which helps to burn calories naturally.
How to Prepare Oregano Tea?
- Add 1 tsp of dried Oregano or 3 tsp of Fresh Oregano in a mug and fill it with boiling water.
- Close the lid and let it steep for 10 minutes.
- Strain the tea into a cup and add the flavors (lemon juice, honey), and drink it.
The Sage is an excellent herb for people with diabetes. It boosts your metabolic rate, thereby letting your body burn more calories in less time. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and even promotes healthy sleep.
Sage Tea Recipe
The process is similar to that of the Ginger tea, and all you need to do is replace the Ginger root with Sage leaves. BTW, you can have this tea either hot or cold.
Are you looking for rapid weight loss? Then you should consider including the peppermint in your meals. Thanks to its natural appetite suppressant properties, you’ll be less likely to crave for junk foods when consumed before any meal. And when you’re not overeating, you’ll obviously won’t exceed your daily calorie limit. Isn’t it!
The main active ingredient in Milk Thistle is ‘Silymarin’, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It helps in decreasing the blood sugar levels and also improving the cholesterol levels in people with Type 2 Diabetes. It also enhances the body’s natural detoxification process, thereby helping you lose weight.
Well, these are a few popular herbs for weight loss. If you want to lose weight slowly and naturally, then you can include any of these herbal teas for healthy fat loss in your daily regime. These herbs not only help you burn fat, but also improves your overall health.