Cellulite is associated with the poor circulation of the lymph that carries waste products and toxins from the different tissues of the body and going to the blood which will contribute to cellulite formation. Getting rid of cellulite can be done using natural methods. One is by the use of herbs. Herbs are medicinal plants which are used to strengthen the weakened body systems and at the same time boosting the body’s own healing powers. Here are lists of herbs for cellulite removal.
Herb #1: Gotu Kola
This is a kind of herb that has stimulant properties which helps the body produce substances that strengthen the collagen fibers and help improve blood circulation. Gotu kola also lessens and slows down the process of hardening of connective tissues under the skin surface. It prevents damage and leaking veins by strengthening the vein walls. It improves the flexibility of the connective tissue thus improving the skin tone and firmness. Extract of Gotu kola is being used in cream, supplement and as mesotherapy injection forms for cellulite treatment.
Herb #2: Horse Chestnut
This herb has anti-inflammatory properties and one of its components is Aescin which decreases the pore size of the capillary walls and improves their tone to improve blood flow. The improvement of the tone of the capillaries underneath the skin eliminates the appearance of the cellulite and makes the skin smooth. This is why Aescin is said to be a valuable component in lotions, hand creams and other cellulite products.
Herb #3: Grape Seed
The extract from grape seeds reinforces the fibers of collagen which is an antioxidant that helps maintain the elasticity of the blood vessels. It contains flavonoids and tannings too which strengthen the walls of small veins and lymphatic vessels. In this case, it improves blood circulation from the legs thus preventing cellulite development.
Herb #4: Ginkgo Biloba
This herb is a vasodilator which widens blood vessels thus boosting circulation. It also acts as an antioxidant and reduces the formation of oxidized cholesterol on the vessels so there will be a smooth passage of blood.
Herb #5: Kelp
Kelp has high iodine content that enhances the body’s metabolism and helps burn more calories. In addition, it contains mucilage which is a natural compound that prevents fluid retention. Kelp can be used as body wraps for cellulite treatment.
Herb #6: Green Tea
This is a plant extract that contains antioxidant and has blood thinning effects. You should drink at least a cup of green tea a day.
Herb #7: Dandelion
This herb enhances the liver’s ability to break down waste products and toxins and aids the kidneys to filter blood of these waste products and toxins. You can add dandelion leaves to salads or you can cook it like spinach. Mix 50 grams of fresh dandelion leaves to half liter of water and drink one cup a day.
These herbal remedies improve the blood flow and tone the capillary walls under the surface of the skin to improve the skin texture and reduce cellulite. Some herbs that can also be used to reduce cellulite and also improve the skin texture of the affected areas are seaweed, sweet clover, lecithin, lemon, ivy barley, strawberry, algae and evening primrose oil. Use them by rubbing the affected areas 3-4 times a day.