A women asked me, “I just delivered a baby and I gain my weight. Are there some home remedies that can help me reduce my weight?”
Yes, certain natural remedies can help us loss our weight. But, they generally cannot be used independently. There is no miracle concoction that directly make you slim after you drank it. We still need to control our daily calorie intake depend on sex, age, weight/height and our physical activities.
Here are some popular home remedies that can be used to help you loss some weights. The side effects of each home remedy varies from increases body temperature and metabolism (thermogenetic), improves blood circulation (veinotonic), increases bowel transit (purgative/laxative), reduce hunger (press appetite), reduce sweet tooth, burn fat, and even diuretic can affect our weight.
1. Leaves of Dutch teak (Guazumae folium)
Guazumae folium or teak leaves extract accelerate our intestine system by creating layer on mucosa mebrane to accelerate food transit in intestine. Besides that, phytochemical on Guazumae folium inhibits pancreatic lipase, enzyme that is important for fat food absorption and digestion. On various researches, lipase inhibitor is effectively known to prevent weight addition on patients with obesity.
2. Bengle (Zingiberis purpurei rhizoma)
Like the Dutch teak leaves, Bengle rhizomes contain saponins, polyphenols and terpenoids which can inhibit the activity of pancreatic lipase. Bengle Rhizomes is traditionally used as herbal medicine for stomach deflate after childbirth, as well as be able to clean the uterus during childbirth.
3. Green tea (Camellia sinensis)
Green tea affects thermogenesis (the process that regulates body temperature) and stimulates fat breakdown (lipolytic). A study (2005) stated that daily consumption of green tea containing 690 mg catechins for 12 weeks reduce body fat, the weight loss and cardiovascular disease risk.
4. White pomegranate (Granati fructus cortex)
White pomegranate peel extract minimize pores of the intestinal mucosa, thereby reducing absorption of food. With a reduced number of calories absorbed by the body will be forced to take it from the fat reserves, resulting in weight loss.
Spirulina is blue – green algae, which is single-celled. Spirulina is often called a super food because it is rich in protein, essential fatty acids, vitamin B, C, E and chlorophyll. Gama amino lenolenat on spirulina helps regulate blood sugar and suppress appetite. Spirulina also contains an amino acid that creates satiety and fenilalin as trigger substances in the brain controlling satiety. Therefore, spirulina should be taken before meals.
6. Grapefruit or Pomelo (Citrus grande, Citrus maxima)
Grapefruit contains enzymes that absorb and reduce the starch and sugar content in the body, thus preventing additional calories. Grapefruit also lower the body’s cholesterol levels thus helping to prevent cardiovascular diseases.
7. Whisker/remujung (Orthosiphon aristatus)
Whiskers famous for its diuretic effect that stimulates the kidneys to work better for preventing and treating kidney stones complaint. As indirect effect, people will urinate more often and loss their weight because they loss their fluids as well.