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The 7 Best Plants for Weight Loss

As always, in order to lose weight you need to follow a comprehensive plan that includes a healthy and balanced diet, get physical exercise several times a week, drink plenty of water, and keep good habits. Plenty of times we’ve also mentioned that there are many ways to lose weight. You can supplement your weight loss routine with some natural remedies to still achieve the weight loss desired.

So without further ado, continue reading on to learn more about the plants that aid in weight loss:


You can divide plants into two weight loss groups:

  1. Diuretics: These eliminate any retained fluids** and increase your urine production.
  2. Detox: These increase your body’s overall metabolism** and ability to burn fat.

If you’re following a comprehensive weight loss plan these plants will help you achieve your desired results in less time.

Among the plants that are both diuretic and cleansing we have:


You can find this plant in herbal or natural stores.


  • 100 g of dried horsetail grass
  • 1 liter of water


  • Boil the water and add the horsetail, let it simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool while covered.
  • Strain the liquid, pour it into a bottle or another container with a tight lid, and store it in the fridge.
  • Drink 2 tablespoons (15 ml) of this liquid mixed with a cup of water (200 ml) every day.
  • Don’t store this tea for more than two weeks.


There are numerous misconceptions about this plant. In fact, it has plenty of beneficial properties that will help you lose weight.


  • 2 tablespoons of dried nettle leaves (30 g)
  • 1 liter of water


Boil the nettle in water for 10 minutes. Let it steep, then filter the liquid and drink up to three cups a day (before each meal).


Bark from the birch tree is widely used thanks to its health benefits.


  • 50 g of birch bark
  • 1 liter of water


  • Boil the bark for five minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow it to steep for another five minutes.
  • Strain the liquid into a jar or bottle for storage.

Drink up to six tablespoons of this infusion a day, either diluted with water or natural juices.


Chicory is sometimes added to salads as you would lettuce.

Its flavor is slightly bitter but very rich, and you can harness its ability to help you lose weight by making chicory tea from the roots.


  • 2 tablespoons of dried chicory root (30 g)
  • 1 liter of water


  • Mash the roots and boil them for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let steep for 15 additional minutes.
  • Strain the liquid and drink up to two cups a day.


This tea is consumed widely throughout South America, in countries like Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, and Paraguay, and is known for its diuretic properties.

In addition to making yerba mate the traditional way, some people prepare a simple tea using the yerba.


  • 1 handful of yerba mate
  • 1 cup of boiling water (200 ml)


  • Prepare your tea as you would with any other herb.
  • Let it steep for a few minutes before filtering and drinking.

Some stores sell tea bags labeled “mate,” which can also be a part of your weight loss regimen.


Just like with nettle, not everyone is aware of the benefits of this wild plant that can be found in just about any field or side of the road. It’s also sold in health food shops and herbal stores.

To take advantage of its excellent properties, make a tea.


  • 50 grams of dried thistle root
  • 1 liter of water


  • Heat the water to a boil, add the root, and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Drink up to three cups a day, before each meal.


This little-known algae grows on the sea floor and has a high content of iodine and other mineral salts like:

  • Potassium
  • Bromine
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Iron

It’s often used to fight obesity because the iodine stimulates the thyroid gland, which increases your body’s metabolism.

Fucus is a powerful diuretic plant with laxative properties, which also suppresses the appetite and helps reduce the urge to eat. You can find it in extract form, in powder, or in capsules.

Tea is undoubtedly the best way to consume it.


  • 15 grams of fucus algae
  • 1 liter of water


Boil the fucus for six minutes, remove from heat, and drink up to three cups of the liquid each day.

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