Herbs and spices don't help lose weight.

Cayenne Pepper

Capsaicin, the active ingredient in chili, may help the body break down fat and make people feel less hungry by controlling hormones in the GI tract.


A lot of it has to do with curcumin, a chemical in turmeric that has been studied a lot, but these are still small studies.


It even showed that ginger might be able to lower fasting glucose and insulin resistance, which makes it harder to lose weight because your body stores extra blood sugar as fat.


Cinnamon may help you lose weight in a few different ways, and a lot of it has to do with how it affects your blood sugar. 


Fenugreek is a type of seed that is often found in things like lactation support bars, which are meant to help breastfeeding moms make more milk.


Oregano has a chemical called carvacrol that is thought to help people lose weight. 


Ginseng is often used in Eastern medicine, and small studies have shown that it can help people lose weight.

Caralluma fimbriata

If you don't already know, Caralluma fimbriata is an Asian cactus that can be eaten.

Black Pepper

Piperine, an active compound found in black pepper, is responsible for its ability to help people lose weight. 


Overweight adults who took a cumin supplement three times a day lost 2.2 pounds more after eight weeks than those who took a placebo.


So far, cardamon has only been linked to weight loss in animals. After 16 weeks, rats who ate a high-fat diet and cardamom had less belly fat and less fat all over their bellies

Gymnema sylvestre

Gymnema sylvestre has a chemical in it called gymnemic acid, which has been linked to people with obesity having less of a desire for sweets.

Green Coffee Bean Extract

This one keeps showing up in weight-loss supplements lately, and science backs up its use.


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