Finding your own line is never an easy task. Often, in combination with diets and exercise, dietary supplements or foods rare, expensive or difficult to find, some with dubious or unproven effectiveness are associated. However, not everyone knows that a valid weight loss aid can be provided by some simple herbs used daily in the kitchen to season, flavor or garnish everyday dishes. The so-called ‘odors’ are rich in slimming, deflating, draining properties or principles that favor the loss and maintenance of body weight.
Available almost everywhere, from the supermarket to the small grocery, from the herbalist’s shop to the local market, these aromatic herbs are available at any time of the year and can be purchased at a much lower price than many ‘specific’ remedies with similar functions. Here, then, are the five aromatic herbs for weight loss.
With dark and fragrant leaves, this shrub is very popular in the culinary environment, as the aroma it releases is ideal for garnishing numerous meat dishes and more. But laurel is one of the richest aromatic herbs in essential oils that promote diuresis and weight loss, such as cineole, geraniol and limonene.
It also has a deflating effect, and for these reasons, it is a valid ally in the fight against excess weight. Three cups of laurel infusion with a pinch of cinnamon to enhance its effects are excellent support for weight loss. However, this remedy is not recommended for pregnant women, children and people with ulcers or irritable bowel syndrome.
Also characterized by draining and deflating properties, lemon balm is a plant known above all for its relaxing effects and its effectiveness against stress (as well as for many other benefits that it can bring to the body).
And its soothing power is the key to its effectiveness in losing weight: unlike many products defined as ‘stimulants,’ used in the same way in diets but with contraindications such as insomnia and anxiety attacks, lemon balm is one of the aromatic herbs that more relaxes and calms stress and, especially, nervous hunger attacks. In this way, it favors the adoption of an adequate diet and healthier and not unregulated nutrition.
Frequently used as a condiment for many dishes. However, the quantity of parsley consumed during meals is minimal.
But the roots and aerial parts of this plant are highly valued for their purifying properties; parsley has an important diuretic and draining action. It is very useful for eliminating excess fluids and cleaning up the body. It also helps to keep the kidneys free of impurities and to protect the urinary tract from infections.
Thanks to these properties, parsley is an important element in many diets, accelerating weight loss due to liquid retention.
An essential element of many spicy preparations and an ingredient dear to Indian cuisine, cardamom is a plant that gives dishes a taste between sweet and spicy.
Cardamom, however, is also one of the most powerful and effective aids in the fight against excess weight thanks to its many virtues. Its thermogenic properties favor the increase in body temperature and make the metabolism faster while improving the body’s ability to burn fat. Furthermore, cardamom increases glucose tolerance, improves digestion and protects the stomach from any disturbances.
As if this were not enough, this versatile plant counteracts the onset of diabetes, improves circulation and eliminates excess toxins; in a nutshell, it is a real cure-all and can be effectively integrated into a weight loss diet.
We conclude the top 5 aromatic herbs that promote weight loss with another plant commonly used to flavor and flavor numerous dishes, especially meat: thyme.
Known above all for its antiseptic and pain-relieving properties and its beneficial effects on the respiratory tract, this herb is an excellent remedy for bloating and contributes in a completely natural way to eliminating fat from the abdominal regions.