The Best Plants to Help You Lose Weight

· November 20, 2014

Weight loss is a constant reality in our world. Losing it in a healthy and balanced way is our main goal. But sometimes, we get tired of strict diets and abandon them after a short time. That’s the reason why we want to tell you about a natural way to lose weight: with medicinal plants and herbs.

The plants that we will show you below are easy to find. You can buy them in natural health food stores as well as supermarkets. We always recommend that you buy them in their natural form: sometimes, like in the case of green tea, when you consume it in the classic tea bags that this infusion is sold in, it loses some of its properties. In natural shops, they are sold in their most natural form and this is always more recommended.

Green Tea



Famous for its antioxidant properties, green tea is an excellent way to lose weight. Several studies have been done to confirm it and have concluded that your fat percentage is reduced by 30%, especially around your waist, if you drink it regularly. It is diuretic, and thanks to its catechins, it forces your body to go into thermogenesis to burn energy, which also prevents sugar from accumulating in the form of fat.

How Should I Consume it?

You should drink it 3 times a day after every meal. But you should wait at least a half hour after eating because green tea can prevent iron from synthesizing in the body. Make an infusion with a tablespoon of green tea leaves, let it boil, and then let sit for a few minutes.

Aloe Vera (Or Aloe)

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  • Reduces visceral fat. Thanks to its physterols, it reduce belly fat, which is known as dangerous fat because it surrounds your main organs. Aloe vera gel also reduces triglycerides in your blood.
  • Reduces blood sugar. Physterols control blood sugar, which allows you to lose weight.
  • Improves metabolism of fat in blood. The Lophenol and Cycloartenol in aloe activate certain receptors that stimulate the metabolism of fat in your liver, which helps you lose weight. It is also an excellent laxative and cleanser of toxins.

How Should I Consume It?

You should make a smoothie if you want to consume aloe vera. Drink this smoothie in the morning. Put a tablespoon of aloe vera pulp in a blender. It should look thick and transparent. Only take what’s on the inside, not the skin. Add a glass of of water and a tablespoon of honey or jelly to increase the flavor. Blend it well and drink it little by little.

Laurel and Cinnamon Tea




If you have never tried this infusion, don’t miss out. It is one of the most common combinations for weight loss. In fact, this infusion is essential for diets. Laurel is a diuretic plant that eliminates fluid retention, while cinnamon, thanks to its terpene-based and essential acid components, helps metabolize fat on a cellular level to gain energy, which helps you lose weight.

How Should I Consume It?

You should drink this 3 times a day: 1 cup before breakfast, 1 cup before lunch, and 1 cup a half an hour before going to bed. Just boil a glass of water and put a branch of laurel and a piece of cinnamon in there. Let sit and drink it.




Parsley is not just an aromatic plant to add to your meals. Thanks to its components like Lysine and essential acids like apiol, it is highly recommended for weight lossIn addition to that, it reduces cholesterol and offers you a lot of vitamins and minerals, like iron.

How Should I Consume It?

You should drink it in an infusion. Put a teaspoon of parsley in boiling water and then let sit. You can drink two glasses a day. You can also combine it with your meals by mixing it with celery juice and carrots. The flavor will be better.

Cayenne Pepper




Capsaicin is what gives cayenne the hot and spicy favor and which helps you lose weight. It reduces caloric intake, removes fatty tissue and fat levels in your blood, which also prevents accumulation of fat.

How Should I Consume It?

We should warn you that the flavor is very strong. It is effective but strong. It’s normal to drink one glass a day after your main meal. Boil a glass of water and add in less than a half teaspoon of cayenne. Drink it little by little.




  • Improves digestion and has a satisfying effect.
  • Doesn’t just eliminate water, but burns and eliminates fat.
  • Helps you fill more full.
  • Helps manage glucose levels.
  • Prevents stomach inflammation.
  • Improves your metabolism..

How Should I Consume It?

It is important to consume this before your meals, at least fifteen minutes before lunch and dinner. It will improve your digestion and keep fat from accumulating in your body. You just have to grate ginger to get a teaspoon. Put it in boiling water and then allow the infusion to sit.