Trusted Proven Yoruba Herbs For Weight Loss

Last updated on August 4th, 2023 at 08:14 pm

There are tested local herbs for weight loss that works and gives result especially in Nigeria. Although, people prefer foreign ways to burn fat, these one have been proven and can be trusted.

yoruba herbs for weight loss

Needless to say, weight losing tips is one of the most searched query on Google. All over the world, people are interested in knowing how can one lose weight.

To some, the tips they are after is healthy and long term. While to others, they end up with a short term unhealthy way of shedding fats in the body.

Whichever the case, Nigerians just want the cheap remedy to lose excess weight that works. Apart from the expensive foreign ways of losing weight and slimming pills available in the country, there are proven Yoruba herbs that can help someone burn fat and shed weight.

Here are some of the tested herbs you can use today:


Turmeric (Ata Pupa in Yoruba), is a brilliant yellow-orange spice that adds color to curry. While people use it without thinking of its health benefits, turmeric is packed with numerous medical benefits.

The primary antioxidant in the spice is known as curcumin and it is an anti-inflammatory agent that’s been used for centuries in medicine. This local herb also helps you deal with obesity and its related metabolic disorders.

This Yoruba herb increases metabolism which is why it can help you lose some weight. While increasing your intake of turmeric isn’t a lone strategy for weight loss, it may help you mitigate the inflammation associated with obesity and give you a boost in fat burning.


This is another trusted local herb known as Oloorun in Yoruba, and it is one of the nigerian herbs that can aid someone in losing weight.

It is important to note that one don’t add up weight overnight. It is the combination of habits over a long period (usually) period of time that lead to a noticeable weight gain. So, don’t expect a quick result, you might end up in an unhealthy habit.

Lets look at the ways cinnamon can help someone in losing weight. Cinnamon control insulin level, decreases blood sugar level, helps in burning belly fat and increase body metabolism, suppress appetite and help lower LDL cholesterol.


The Yoruba name for Garlic is Ayu. This onion like herb is a popular herb among civilizations in the world. The use of garlic as a herb has come a long due to its effectiveness. One of the health benefits of garlic is that it aids weight loss.

Kidney Beans

In Yoruba, kidney beans is known as Ewa. This is one of the cheap nigerian remedy to burn fat. These protein-packed and fiber-rich beans are low in fat and help an individual feel fuller faster.

A bean-centered diet increases an individual’s chances of losing weight, especially with its carbohydrate-blocking properties.

While kidney beans are conducive to healthy weight management and weight loss, they are not the ultimate “magic” pill for weight issues.

Kidney beans do have many health benefits, but a person looking to lose weight should eat healthy foods as well as limit starches and exercise regularly for best results.


Ata-ile is the Yoruba name for ginger, this is one of the proven herb for weight loss. Just like in the other, this is not a magic pill and you need to combine it with other health benefits to see results.


Although, we don’t advice on taking slimming pills cause of the effects, burning fats might not be easy as stories from those who were successful showed that determination is key.

Apart from these trusted yoruba herbs, exercise regularly, cut down your carbohydrate in-take and other unhealthy habits that promote weight gain and in no time you will see that you would lose those weight.

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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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