How to Use Yoruba Herbs for Weight Loss and Flat Tummy

How to lose weight with yoruba herbs

Yoruba herbs for weight loss

Weight loss involves the burning of the excess fat that is stored in the body. Most of the fats are usually found in the belly. Those fats are known as abdominal fats. Abdominal fats pose a lot of health risks to any individual and must be eradicated quickly. For example, the presence of belly fats makes an individual prone to the type 2 diabetes, heart diseases, etc. First, knowing the cause of the belly fat is crucial for getting a solution for the issue; Poor dieting, Lack of exercise and Stress. So here, we are going to see the Yoruba herbs that can help you lose weight and burn belly fat.

Yoruba herbs for weight loss

The Yoruba herbs for weight loss include the following;

Black Pepper

This Yoruba herb for weight loss helps in boosting the metabolic activities in the body and in preventing the build-up of fats. In Yoruba, black pepper is referred to as Iyere. The fact that it is very spicy and peppery causes the body temperature to rise fairly above the normal.

The body responds to that by increasing the rate of metabolic processes that occur. So, incorporating this food into your meals would be a great way of burning fats. Black pepper is also available as teas that can help to get rid of obesity and unnecessary weight gain.

Mint leaf

This is one of Yoruba herbs for weight loss and it’s also known as Ewe Minti. It causes the gallbladder to produce more bile. Bile is a necessary component for fat digestion. Once fats are digested properly, they wouldn’t be stored in the body in very large quantities.

This leaf also helps people that have issues digesting their food. Poor digestion prevents the easy loss of weight as the body would not be able to get rid of the wastes that have accumulated in the body. Mint leaf is also very low in calorie-level, making it very great for those that want to lose weight.

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Yoruba herbs for flat tummy

Anyone can get a flat tummy once they deal with the excess fats stored up in their belly. Before heading on to the Yoruba herbs for flat tummy, we would acquaint ourselves a bit with what belly fat is and the causes.

There are two types of belly fat, and they include the visceral fat and the subcutaneous fat. The former is a layer of fat that surrounds the internal organs. Subcutaneous fats are fats are sit just beneath the skin of an individual. The most dangerous belly fat is the visceral fat as it poses a lot of risks to the organs that it surrounds. The risks include the following;

  • Heart diseases
  • Heart attacks
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Type-2 diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Breast cancer
  • Dementia, etc.

To fight belly fat, you have to ensure that you eat the right foods. Avoid sweets, cakes, candies, and other foods that can reduce the rate of your body’s metabolism, or reduce the rate at which your body burns fats.

The Yoruba herbs for flat tummy become more effective when you practice lifestyle modifications like regular exercising, reduction of the stress you undergo, proper dieting, no smoking, and more hours of sleep.

The Yoruba herbs for flat tummy include the following;

Cayenne Pepper

The Yoruba name for this herb is ‘Bawa.’ It is a spicy food which when introduced into your food can aggressively help in dealing with fats stored in the body. Cayenne pepper helps to increase the rate of metabolism in the body, and to also help an individual to burn extra calories.

Due to a constituent in the pepper known as capsaicin, your appetite for foods is reduced to some extent. Once your appetite is reduced, you wouldn’t tend towards the consumption of other foods that would add up to your calories. Usually, when you consume more than your body needs, the excess gets stored up in form of fats. So, a reduction in your appetite would cause you to eat less, consequently burning up the excess fats.

Also, the rate of all the body processes increase with temperature. So, the higher one’s body temperature is, the more your body gets to burn the stored up fats. Cayenne pepper is one that will spike up the temperature of your body enough to increase metabolism.


This herb, known as ‘Ile Pupa’ in Yoruba is one that is used to spice dishes. One of the strong points of Turmeric is that it contains a constituent—Curcumin, a very strong antioxidant that helps to get rid of free radicals in the body. Free radicals usually cause damage to body tissues and organs. Turmeric also helps to deal with issues that cause obesity and build-up of belly fat by fighting all of the free radicals.

Turmeric also helps to speed up the rate of all the reactions in the body by increasing the temperature slightly. Once the rate at which metabolic processes occur is increased, the belly fats get burned up much faster.

Turmeric also helps to counteract against weight gain in an individual by ensuring that the body cannot accommodate the increase. For example, the body accommodates increase in body fat by developing new blood vessels around the tissues. So, turmeric prevents the development of those vessels so that the body cannot accommodate the extra fat.


This is another Yoruba spice for flat tummy. It is very necessary for you to include cinnamon into your food as it increases the rate at which the fats are burned. What the herb majorly does is to suppress your appetite for a specific time range. Once that happens, your body doesn’t have as much access to calorie-rich foods as it used to have before. As a result, the rate at which fat is stored is reduced, and the rate at which fat burns is increased.

One of the best ways to utilize cinnamon is by combining it with other weight loss ingredients like honey and lemon. A blend of cinnamon, honey and lemon will help in the formation of cinnamon tea. Start by immersing a stick of cinnamon in boiling water. That way, the useful constituents can dissolve into the water. Add a few drops of lemon juice to the water, and then, a teaspoon of honey. Allow the water to cool before drinking it. The Yoruba name for Cinnamon is Oloorun because of its nice scent.

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