Obesity is a metabolic disorder characterized by excessive accumulation of fat in the body.

Metabolic disorder characterized by excessive accumulation of fat in the body and manifested by significant weight gain, obesity can be properly treated by herbal medicine and supplemented by an appropriate diet. Metabolism is the set of chemical reactions by which substances pass the body receives from the outside, and also those who are in him. It includes two processes are:

It anabolism which is the synthesis of organic materials to accumulate reserves. Catabolism is the disintegration of the materials stored in order to obtain the energy necessary for sustaining life. As metabolic processes are regulated by hormones, it is necessary to act on the endocrine glands to correct metabolic disorders by increasing or decreasing their activity or by increasing the action of hormones.

Herbal remedies associated with dietary treatment of obesity (diet) gives very convincing results and also avoids the rebound effect (weight regain that becomes more important than the previous one). Herbal medicine is the treatment of diseases with medicinal plants. In the case of obesity, herbs listed are:


Sedative-plants, which eliminate the anxiety often associated with obesity and causes the desire to eat in an uncontrolled manner (bulimia). Plants-reducing appetite, which are mainly mucilage, and perform this action unlike synthetic appetite suppressants are amphetamine derivatives but are devoid of side effects. Mucilage are able to absorb a large amount of water in the stomach, increase volume and provide a feeling of satiety purely physical. Example: pineapple, kelp.

-Plant metabolic stimulant, which activate the metabolism and thus increase the burning of calories. Example: garlic, kelp

-Plants diuretics that eliminate fluid retention that usually occurs in obesity. The advantage of these plants is that in addition to removing water and lose weight, they facilitate the elimination of waste substances that overwhelm the body. Example: hazel, onion, bed straw, the bladder senna, grape, cherry, goldenrod, asparagus

Combined with a balanced diet, herbal medicine gives very good results against obesity. Indeed, it is not enough to make herbal appropriate to solve the problem of obesity, it should follow a healthy diet, taking into account the balance between caloric intake and activities of the individual ( energy expenditure). In fact, when the inputs are too large relative to expenditures or when the expenses decrease (reduced activity and exercise), the body stores nutrients gradually not catabolized and accumulate fat.

The primary role of physiotherapy in the fight against obesity is to support and strengthen the diet program that is to say, a healthy diet, and not a substitute in any way a trendy and healthy lifestyle ( balanced diet, water, fresh air, abstinence toxins and products with high fat content, a sport or physical activity).