Herbal Weight Loss


Dangerous herbal weight loss supplements are sold in varioushealthfood stores and web sites. Not all herbalweight loss supplements are bad for you or just a waste of money, but if you don’t look carefully at the list of the product’s ingredients, you might end up with undesired side effect. Herbs sold as herbalweight loss supplements usually help boost your metabolism for the short term or act as a cleanser. They may be of help with short term weight goals but may not be helpful long term if you have not changed your lifestyle. Below are some of the most common herbal weight loss supplements and how they are reported to aid in weight loss. Keep these things in mind when shopping for herbs:


  • Most herbal retailers are not legally able to give health care advice. So it is necessary to research and talk to your doctor about herbal supplements.

  • Not all herbal supplements are dangerous. Some supplements have tremendous health benefits and can help jump start a new healthy lifestyle.

  • Most herbs should not be taken for a long amount of time or in combination with other herbs or medication.

Dandelion is a natural diuretic that may produce significant weight loss by decreasing body water. Dandelion is used for stimulating appetite and for relieving stomach fullness and gas. Dandelion leaf has been used for stimulating the appetite and for promoting water loss and blood circulation.

Aloe products taken internally produce weight loss due to their ability to produce strong bowel movements.

Soy foods and soy protein have been shown by scientific research to help lower cholesterol and fat when used instead of eating meat.


Red Pepper, also called capsicum, chili pepper, and cayenne pepper, is a plant native to South America. In herbal remedies red pepper is used as a stimulant to improve circulation and reduce indigestion, gas, severe or chronic pain, headache, cold symptoms, such as chills, nasal congestion, inflammation, ulcers, blood clots, cholesterol reduction and cardiovascular disease.

Hoodia is a plant that has been used for appetite suppression for centuries. Evidence suggests hoodia works to keep APP concentration in the brain's hypothalamus high. Hoodia has also been known to be used as an aphrodisiac and digestive aid.

Guarana is commonly referred to as “Zoom.” It is used in many weight loss supplements due to its stimulant and diuretic effects. Its most active ingredient is caffeine.