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by Patrick Austin

Good Weight Loss Herbs

If you are looking to add some supplements to your weight loss regime, you might want to try some natural herbs. They provide similar, if not equal effects to chemicals that are put into weight loss products. Below is a list of the best herbs to use for controlling your weight. You can find these herbs at a natural food store or online. There are even products that provide all of these herbs in one easy to swallow supplement:

Agathosma Betulina - Diuretic

Acidophilus - Helps maintain a healthy digestive tract.

Bdellium Gum - Lowers cholesterol levels, reduces tissue inflammation, promotes balance in the thyroid gland, and lowers body weight.

Centaury (Centaurium Erythraea) - Stimulates a sluggish digestive and gastric system.

Chromium Picolinate - Reduces sugar cravings and stabilizes the metabolism of simple carbohydrates.

Dandelion - Natural diuretic and laxative. Also aids in the treatment of gallstones, jaundice, gall bladder inflammation and discomfort, as well as relieving premenstrual bloating.

Guarana - Caffeine source

Garcinia Cambogia - Suppresses the appetite.

Ginseng - Stimulates metabolism and energy.

Gymnema Sylvestre - Treatment for diabetes.

Hawthorn Fruit - Reduces cholesterol and blood lipids.

Hoelen or Fu Ling (Poria Cocos) - Natural diuretic.

Kelp - Helps maintain iodine levels.

Lecithin - Breaks down body fat.

Lemon - Natural diuretic. Drinking lemon water before meals helps digestion and utilization of fats.

Plantain Leaf - Limits calorie intake, due to its appetite-satiating effect, and by reduces intestinal absorption of lipids.

Primrose (Evening Primrose) - Oil from seeds is recommended for alcoholism, arthritis, hot flashes, menstrual problems (cramps, heavy bleeding), multiple sclerosis, weight loss, skin disorders, high blood pressure. Promotes estrogen. Evening primrose is said to help reduce cholesterol and excess weight for people who do not process fats effectively.

Psyllium - If consumed with water prior to a meal, it can cause a spontaneous reduction in the consumption of fat and calories and a significant increase in the feeling of satisfaction, measured as "fullness," up to three hours after the meal.

Seaweeds (Laminaria and Sargassum) - Helps reduce cellulite by stimulating the thyroid gland.

Spirulina - An excellent source of protein and contains the needed nutrients to stabilize blood sugar levels.

Yerba Mate - A natural appetite suppressant and energy booste. It's considered to be "the ideal slimming remedy" that suppresses the feeling of hunger and thirst.

If you’d like more information regarding weight loss herbs, check out these sites:

Mr. Austin is a freelance writer who covers sports and health for a number of web sites including,, and He currently also covers entertainment and sports for Vainquer magazine.

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