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IJHSR. 2013; 3(12): 159-167


Potential of Herbs in Prevention of Obesity- A Review Article.

Shruti Singh, PoojaVerma, Sunita Mishra.

Abstract
Obesity and overweight are the major threat to the health of people in the world. There are several drugs available for weight reduction but they sometimes produce adverse toxicities which may be fatal for life. Medicinal herbal supplements are being extensively utilized due to their effectiveness in managing many chronic disorders. They are cost-effective, and have no toxic effects in comparison with many chemically synthesized drugs. There are several herbs which may help in preventing obesity. Herbs such as Amla, Fenugreek, Gurmar, Cocoa, Turmeric, Green Tea, Locust Bean are the examples which have the capacity of reducing the total cholesterol and play significant role in prevention of obesity and related metabolic disorders.

Key words: Amla, cocoa, dislipidemia, gurmar, green tea, fenugreek, locust bean, turmeric, obesity



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