Obesity is the condition where a person has excessive
deposit or storage of fat in his/her body. It can affect a person in any
and every age group and is also not restricted by sex. Obesity is found
more in people who consume food in large quantities and lead a sedentary
live. A serious health hazard, the extra fat puts strain on the heart,
kidneys, liver and joints of hips, knees and ankles. The causes of
obesity include overeating, low basal metabolism, thyroid or pituitary
gland disorders, sedentary lifestyle, genetic factors and hormonal
imbalance. While being overweight refers to an increase in overall body
weight, including essential body tissues, obesity refers only to
excessive fat tissues. However, obesity can be treated effectively at
home, resorting to some natural ways. Given below are some effective
home remedies for curing the problem of obesity.
Home Remedies for Obesity
The easiest and effective remedy to fight obesity would be to
have 10 grams of honey, along with a glass of warm water. Consume
this in the morning, on an empty stomach. If found effective, the
dose can be increased with time.
You can also mix juice of half a lime and one teaspoon of fresh
honey in a glass of lukewarm water. Have this early in the morning,
followed by every few hours intake.
Consuming 10-12 fully grown curry leaves every morning, for 3
months, is found beneficial in dealing with the problem of obesity.
Have one or two tomatoes, on an empty stomach, every morning.
This has been found to be effective in curing obesity.
In a glass of boiling water, add ginger and lemon slices. Steep
for sometime and strain the water. Have this decoction when warm.
Not only would it treat obesity, it would also control overeating
In a cup of water, add 3 tsp limejuice, ¼ tsp powdered black
pepper and 1 tsp honey. Have this concoction regularly, once a day,
for 3 months.
Soak a handful of jujube or Indian plum leaves overnight. Strain
the water in the morning and consume on an empty stomach. It will
prove beneficial in curing obesity.
Include loads of cabbage in your diet. You can have its leaves
raw or boiled. You can also make a vegetable out of it or use it in
Take out fresh carrot juice, add a little water and churn it in a
blender. Filter the juice and drink it.
Include French beans, jackfruits, grapes, figs, peaches, phalsa
and guava in the diet.
Having green tea has been found to be beneficial in treating
obesity. You can also consume tea made from dandelion root.
In a cup of lukewarm water, add ½ tbsp honey and ½ tsp
holy basil paste. Consume this everyday, for treating obesity.
Horse gram can help cure obesity. Soak 1-2 tbsp horse gram in a
glass of water and keep it overnight. Filter the concoction the next
morning and have it on an empty stomach.
Make ginger paste and add a small amount to honey to it. Comsume
this along with ½ tsp natural guggul. It will prove effective
in treating obesity.