7 Natural Herbal Cellulite Treatments

Cellulite treatment is a major cosmetic concern for many people because of its social importance. They often seek medical and traditional interventions to reduce cellulite deposits. Natural methods such as herbs and medicinal plants are also considered because of safety, effectiveness and cost.

Cellulite is accumulated fats and fluids under the skin due to poor blood and lymphatic flow, unhealthy diet and lack of physical activities, as well as hormonal shifts, stress and genetics. Natural herbal cellulite treatments are proven safe and offer long-term results. Here is a list of natural cellulite treatments and beneficial herbs.

1. Aromatherapy

It uses scents of essential oils and aromatic compounds for relaxation. These can be combined in baths or oils for room scents for daily use. Herbs used for this purpose include lavender, cypress, sandalwood, germanium, cinnamon, chamomile, oregano, fennel, thyme, strawberry, clary sage, marjoram, patchouli and cloves.

2. Massage

It improves skin tone and suppleness through scents and osmosis. It can be applied at least twice a day for 20 to 30 minutes in a circular motion. Oils from flax, hemp, borage, evening primrose, black cumin and black seed contain essential fatty acid precursors that have hydrating abilities and can stabilize cell membranes. Rosemary promotes bile flow to clear liver congestion that can increase metabolic rate for better fat displacement.

3. Diet and Supplements

Cooking herbs on a regular basis such as cayenne pepper, dandelion, black pepper, garlic, ginger, lemon, olive, lemongrass, green tea and peppermint mobilize and disperse fat deposits, promote hydration, lymphatic detoxification, strengthen connective tissue and tighten elastin.

4. Creams and Lotions

Topical application at least once a day on cellulite-rich areas will do. Herb effects vary from assisting detoxification, anti-inflammatory, fluid and fat elimination, normalizing cholesterol level, strengthening blood vessels and connective tissues, activating enzymes, blocking fat absorption and increasing hormone levels. These herbs include artichoke, arnica flower, jumper berry, milk thistle, rhodiola, centella, sweet clover, nagamortha, everlasting, ivy, tulasi, almond, groundnut, butcher’s broom and Ginkgo biloba. Some herbs have specific components such as horsetail with silica, flavonoids and saponins; grape vine, grape seed and bitter orange with bioflavonoids and tannin; Coleus forskohlii with forskolin; and wheat germ oil with vitamin E.

5. Body Wraps

Common wraps consist of seaweed, Laminaria, Fucus, kelp or bladderwrack and have mineral salts and high iodine content that stimulate thyroid function. Guarana, coffee and birch tea have caffeine that can be spread evenly on target areas. Caffeine acts as diuretic to relieve edema and temporarily minimizes cellulite appearance. Mixed with mud or clay, these can be wrapped and left to stand for half an hour before washing.

6. Mesotherapy

Asiatic pennywort or gotu kola is used for mesotherapy as a good vasodilator. It has asiaticoside to stimulate the skin’s blood circulation, as well as compounds to increase production of glycosaminoglycans and fibrous connective tissue.

7. Astringents

You can use grapefruit and bayberry as skin toners and stimulate the lymphatic system to reduce cellulites locally. Moreover, use horse chestnut at least once a day for its aescin content that is known for cellulite reduction by repairing damaged capillaries and reducing pore size.


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