Obesity and Herbal Therapy

According to the International Obesity Task Force, around 2006, the world approximately comprises 300 million obese and perhaps 800 million people overweight. Other epidemiological studies estimate that there are 1 billion 500 million overweight people in the world. It is therefore estimated that 1/4 to 1/5 of the world population is too large! In the United States, where obesity is more studied than anywhere else, health authorities estimate that on average 33% of men, 36% women, 12% of adolescents and 14% of children are suffering from a serious overweight. In France about 25% of women and 18% of men are overweight.

But the distribution of overweight or obese in the country and across age groups is very uneven. Some examples in France: there would be 16.5% of overweight people in Lower Normandy against 32.7% in Alsace. If we look at age, on average, 1.7% of 6 years children would be too big, 6.5% at 14 years and 20% of adults should lose weight.

If a French person in ten is actually obese, in Polynesia (Tahiti, Wallis and Futuna) 70% of people have an important overweight.

The increase in childhood obesity is a concern especially when you know that an obese child is likely to become an obese adult. In France, a recent study of children aged 10 months and 8 years showed that instead of the expected percentage of 3% of obese it was 10%! An increase in the number of obese children, similar if not more important, is observed in most developed countries. Only Finland has succeeded, it seems, to stop this epidemic of childhood obesity.

Several species of Hoodia, lush plants of the family apocynacées, may be poised to revolutionize the treatment of obesity. The Hoodia is traditionally used by the SAN ethnicity in South Africa and other tribes in Namibia and Botswana to cut the appetite and thirst of hunters who go for long walks, and treat various problems. The most interesting are Hoodia gordonii and Hoodia pilifera.

Early studies confirm the power of appetite suppressant of Hoodia extracts and compounds in question have already been determined. Hoodia poses several problems: It is a desert plant that grows very slowly, it soon will be overexploited and its culture is not simple.

It is a plant that logically belongs to the people who discovered its properties. There have already been extracts of Hoodia on the Internet. The extract of Hoodia is for adults and not recommended for pregnant women pending until complete clinical trials.

Eucalyptus and Globulous, radiatus, Laurus nobilis

In many people, the infusion of eucalytus (to cineole) or laurel sauce, cut the appetite. The essential oil is less effective. Eucalyptus is useful in mild cases of diabetes type 2. You can drink these teas (without sugar) at any time of day, but 1 / 2 hour before a meal seems to be most effective, but one should be careful because, on the contrary, in some people, these plants can be appetizing. A teaspoon of dry leaves broken in a cup of very hot water, 10 minutes of infusion, 2 or 3 times a day is recommended.

Herbal therapy is a very safe treatment to lose weight. Plants are a natural treasure that can cure us from a lot of diseases. Herbal treatment, a balanced diet and regular exercises are an excellent weapon to fight obesity!