by Mark Griffin

There are numerous needs for weight loss in the world today. Due to the constant consumption of a high-level cholesterol-filled diet causing weight gain and several health issues, the need for weight loss has become a global health problem. There are many proven ways to counter excess weight in the body today including physical therapy and medication. I wouldn’t say one is better than the other because they all have their reservations.


Weight loss: briefly explained


Weight loss involves following a particular routine, it takes months and in some cases years to finally achieve our desired weight. Most people adapt to more than one weight loss program while others stick to one, some who are in a hurry to have a quick significant change in their body mass avoid physical therapy and opt for weight loss medications or herbal drugs.


Although some weight loss pills are known to be very effective a good number of them are not at all effective, and some only work for a while, and then you notice yourself getting fatter even while using the pills. Also, there are numerous side effects we experience after using weight loss piss such as high blood pressure in the arteries and lungs, hypertension, restlessness, increased pulse and heart rate, insomnia, and dry mouth.


For centuries, people have utilized herbal medicine to meet their health care needs. Even with the advancement of medical science all over the world today, the herbal industry is still being patronized by millions. Herbal products are readily available in the market without a prescription, they are natural, safe, and have fewer side effects unlike prescription drugs and they are more affordable than conventional medicine.


There are some dangers associated with using herbal drugs for weight loss which can be linked to consuming improper dosage, allergies, age, some compounds contain toxic heavy metals and microorganisms such as bacteria and wrong mixture of herbal drugs content. These common side effects include headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation.


To avoid these side effects, ensure you purchase your weight loss herbal drug from a qualified and professional medical practitioner. There are varieties of herbal weight loss drugs some of which includes;


Ginger and lemon mixture


sliced ginger

Adding squeezed ginger and lemon mixture keeps the body hydrated and helps to feel full longer thereby eliminating the constant need to eat which helps to improve weight loss effort. Ginger contains antioxidants particularly gingerol and 6- paradol which helps to burn fat and regulates blood sugar level in the body


Cinnamon and honey tea


A mixture of ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder and one spoonful of honey into heated water is a good herbal weight loss drug. Ensure to apply the right dosage as using more cinnamon than required may be toxic. Cinnamon is one of the healthiest spices in the world, it helps to lower cholesterol and blood pressure level and boost insulin function in the body.




Ginseng is commonly grown in cooler climates such as Russia, China, and the Korean peninsula. They are lightweight oval-shaped roots and are linked to solving many health issues over the world such as regulating blood sugar level, enhance brain function, and strengthen the immune system.

Many studies have shown that taking Korean ginseng twice daily for eight weeks resulted in a massive reduction in body weight and the burning of fat tissues as well as regulating gut microbial composition.


Herb Mixture:

This is a very potent weight loss herbal medicine commonly used in Western Africa. It is a mixture of powdered plant parts including roots, barks, grated ginger, honey, apple vinegar, cinnamon powder, lemon, and chopped fresh parsley. It has many other healing properties apart from weight loss, it is also used to treat digestive tract related problems such as constipation, watery stool, hard stool, and dysentery. It is traditionally prepared with alcohol or water. The alcoholic type is usually more potent than the water-based mixture however it is known to cause diarrhea if taken after a meal.




fenugreek seeds

Turmeric is a flowering plant, Curcuma longa belonging to the ginger family. When consumed, it helps to suppress fat tissue growth and helps to prevent insulin resistance in the body. Add turmeric and ginger with water, and boil the mixture, wait for few minutes for the mixture to cool before drinking. Drinking turmeric ginger mixture has proven to help weight loss.

Most weight loss herbal medicines are prepared by adding two or more herbal plants together. Some common herbal plants used to prepare herbal medicines include ginseng, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, black pepper, green coffee bean extract, cumin, cardamom, oregano, and cayenne pepper.

Just like prescription drugs, herbal drugs should be taken in the right dosage to prevent it from creating another health issue.


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