It is widely believed that cellulite is a result of hormonal factors, poor circulation and the lack of exercise should not be discounted as contributing factors for this condition. Herbal remedies may be used as an effective means to deal with the hormonal factors; they are known as lymphatic hers. These specific herbs help the body dispose of waste and metabolic byproducts. The herbs that fall under this category include dandelion, poke root, Echinacea and cleavers.
The lymphatic herb cleavers is a diuretic and astringent. Beyond using it to deal with cellulite, the herb can be used to handle cystitis, edema, upper respiratory infections and inflammation, as well as the treatment of skin problems. The skin problems would include psoriasis and eczema, and other non-chronic skin diseases.
Echinacea, just like cleavers, helps to cleanse the body of waste and the metabolic byproducts. The commonly used species of Echinacea are Echinacea Augostifolia and Echinacea Purpurea. This makes it another good option to deal with cellulite. Echinacea also has other benefits other than dealing with cellulite. It is an accepted immune stimulant that has antiseptic and tonic properties. Although it is immune stimulant, its uses can span beyond immune problems like allergies to autoimmune like rheumatoid arthritis. The circulatory system also benefits from the herb by stimulating circulation.
The pokeroot stimulates the immune system and as anti-inflammatory herb that benefits the lymphatic system greatly. It has a range of uses including chronic rheumatism, tonsillitis, mastitis, mumps, acne and ringworm. It is a very strong herb and should be used to recommended dosages. The dosage will be stated on the bottle if you are using a tincture.
Another diuretic is the dandelion, which is also a liver tonic that stimulates the disposal of metabolic byproducts by increasing the production of bile. It is also used for hypertension, digestive disorders and skin problems. The leaves and roots of this herb are used in the use of herbal remedies. The leaves have a stronger effect on the kidneys and the roots on the liver.
In the preparation of the remedy, the herbs could be used on its own or in combination with other herbs. The best method of taking the herbs in combination is to use them in herbal teas. You can obtain the herbs from most reputable herbalists. If you are having difficulty in obtaining the necessary herbs, you can go to the Internet and get them from a growing number of online retailers.
Normally, the herbal tea remedy ingredients are given in relative measures. In the formulation of cellulite reducing herbal tea, you would require:
- One part cleavers
- One part poke root
- Two parts Echinacea
Let the mixture infuse for 5 minutes and then strain the herbs. You could add honey to the tea if you desire. Take one cup three times a day.
Even if you do not have cellulite, this herbal tea has other benefits, as noted earlier.
As with anything involving health, it is recommended that you consult with your physician before taking herbal remedies to ensure that their is no interaction with any medication you are taking at the moment.
Source by Yolande Koy