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Curry leaves and green tea are best home remedies for obesity

We know that obesity is an excessive accumulation of fat in our bodies. This condition is determined by measuring BMI (body mass index). The body mass index which is between 18.5 and 25 is considered a desirable body mass. If your body mass index is thirty or more, then this is considered obese. In most cases, obesity is attributed to poor lifestyle choices such as lack of sleep, lack of physical activity, excessive drinking, overeating, oversized food portions, eating processed food high in fat, and other similar habits. Hormonal problems and genetic factors also tend to increase the risk of developing obesity.

This is a great problem for which we should concern. It is not just because you have extra weight, but also you have an increased risk of getting serious health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and others. It is very important to have a healthy lifestyle because it can help you to combat this problem. Also, you can use some of the mentioned home remedies to help you with your weight loss efforts.

10 Home remedies for obesity

Curry leaves

You should eat ten curry leaves daily in the morning. This is one of the best Ayurvedic remedies which is used to deal with obesity and diabetes that are caused by obesity [1]. You should continue using this natural treatment on a regular basis for a period of 3 to 4 months. There are some studies which are shown that curry leaves have mahanimbine which is an alkaloid that has anti-obesity and lipid-lowering effects. Also, it can help you to lower your body weight and it can reduce total cholesterol and triglyceride levels.


Fennel seeds can be also used as a natural treatment for weight loss because they have diuretic properties [2]. They can help you to lose weight quickly by reducing water retention. Fennel seeds do not cause long–term weight loss though. You can drink fennel tea fifteen minutes before your meals. You can slightly dry roast and grind fennel seeds and sieve the powder. You should take ½ teaspoon of this powder 2 times per day with warm water. This natural cure will also help to alleviate constipation, indigestion, and abdominal gas.

Cayenne pepper

This natural cure can help you to control obesity and it aids in weight loss [3]. Also, it has capsaicin which can stimulate your body to burn fat and can increase energy expenditure. Also, this natural cure stimulates digestion and suppresses excess appetite which is caused by the malabsorption of nutrients in our bodies. You can make cayenne pepper tea by pouring a glass of hot water over cayenne pepper. You should start with 1/10 of a teaspoon or just a dash of cayenne pepper and you should gradually increase this quantity to one teaspoon. You should squeeze the juice of half a lemon in it. You should drink this tea on a regular basis for at least a month. Also, you can mix 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice in ten ounces of water. One glass contains eight ounces. You should stir in a dash of cayenne pepper and you should drink it. You should use cayenne pepper and other spices such as mustard seeds, black pepper, and ginger, generously in your meal preparations.

Natural cures for obesity

Green tea

This is one of the best home remedies which can promote weight loss. There was one study in which is shown that green tea has a compound known as EGCG (epigallocatechin – 3 – gallate) which helps slow down weight gain by limiting fat absorption and also it is increasing the ability of our bodies to use fat [4]. Green tea also has nutrients such as chromium, selenium, zinc, carotenoids, Vitamin C, and other trace minerals which can help you to lose weight. You should drink 3 – 4 cups of green tea every day to combat obesity. Also, you can combine green tea with cayenne pepper or ginger tea.

Aloe Vera

This natural cure is useful in treating obesity it can stimulate the metabolism which is increasing energy consumption and also it mobilizes unused fat in your body [5]. Also, it has natural collagen protein which can make your body work harder in order to absorb the proteins. Also, this natural cure can help you to remove toxins from your digestive system and colon. You should take 2 fresh Aloe Vera leaves. Peel them. Scoop out the pulp. You should put it in a blender along with one cup of citrus juice such as grapefruit juice or orange juice. If you do not have these juices at your home, then you can use water. You should blend it for 2 – 3 minutes. You should drink this natural cure every day for a period of at least a month.

Apple cider vinegar

Raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular home remedies which can help you to reduce excess weight [6]. It can help you to reduce your weight but also it can protect you against obesity. Apple cider vinegar helps break down fat and also it prevents the accumulation of body fat. You should mix 2 tablespoons of raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar in one glass of water. You should drink this natural cure every day in the morning and preferably before meals. Also, you can drink a glass of water mixed with one teaspoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar. You can have up to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in one day. You should not exceed this amount because it can lower your bone mineral density or it can reduce your blood potassium levels over time.

Lemon juice

This is one of the best natural cures which can help you to fight against obesity. It aids in detoxification and helps improve digestion. Healthy digestion is a very important prerequisite for weight loss because it can help your body to get nutrients that are required to burn fat [7]. Also, it helps to remove the toxins from your body which slow down your metabolism. In one glass of water, you should add ½ teaspoon of black pepper, one teaspoon of honey, and 3 teaspoons of lemon juice. If you use freshly ground black pepper, then you should add just ¼ teaspoon. You should drink this natural cure on empty stomach in the morning. You should do this natural treatment every day for a period of at least 3 months. Also, you can simply drink a cup of warm water mixed with a teaspoon of lemon juice.


You should eat a couple of tomatoes every morning on an empty stomach. You should be sure that you eat the peels and seeds because they have dietary fiber. Tomatoes have compounds which tend to alter the levels of hormones which are affecting your appetite. Tomatoes are also rich in folate, choline, manganese, magnesium, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and other nutrients which are good for our health. Also, this natural cure is rich in antioxidants which can help you to stay protected from cancers.

Honey and cinnamon

You should include honey and cinnamon tea in your diet because this will help you to detoxify your body, increase your energy and boost your metabolism. All of the mentioned effects support weight loss. It is a known fact that honey fights obesity by promoting fat metabolism [8]. Cinnamon can help you to avoid overeating by fighting insulin resistance and also it can reduce the oxidative stress which is associated with metabolic syndrome. You should pour a cup of hot water over ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Also, you can use cinnamon sticks. You should let it steep for 30 minutes. You should mix it with one teaspoon of organic honey. You should drink half of this natural cure in the morning on an empty stomach. Drink it about 30 minutes before breakfast. You should store the rest amount in the refrigerator and you should drink it at night before you go to bed. Along with these natural cures, you should drink 8 glasses of water throughout the day because in this way you will flush out the toxins from your body.


You should make boiled or raw cabbage an integral part of your weight loss diet. Cabbage has tartaric acid which inhibits the conversion of sugar and other carbohydrates into fat. Also, this natural cure is rich in Vitamin C and low in calories but it is high in water and fiber content. Because cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable it has phytochemicals which can help to improve the imbalance of estrogen metabolism which is not only causing your body to store fat but also promotes ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and others. Also, you can add other cruciferous vegetables to your diet such as Swiss chard, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli because they can help you to fight against obesity.


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Dr. Emil Sarsath (aka) Vijila, a licensed naturopathic doctor (BSMS) who always ensures his patients receive compassionate, and individualized care. He has extensive experience in primary care, digestive health, mental health, nervous system disorder and more.Area of Expertise – Naturopathic Medicine, Whole Foods-based Nutrition, Siddha, Panchakarma.She is always available through [email protected]


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