In colloquial language, cellulite is known as ‘’Orange Peel Syndrome’’ or ‘’Cottage Cheese Skin’’. It is a common skin problem among women. Thighs, legs, buttocks and abdomen area are commonly affected by this problem.
Common causes include fatty diet, fat accumulation under the skin, hormonal changes, dehydration, lack of physical activities, slow metabolism and so on. Common symptoms include dimple or bumpy skin, discoloration of the skin and so on. Some effective herbal remedies for cellulite are described below.
Herbal Remedies for Cellulite
‘’Fenkel’’ is a common name of fennel. This herb is a member of the apiaceae family. Drinking tea prepared with fennel seeds several times in a day can give the desired results. An ointment can be created by mixing fennel seeds powder, alfalfa powder, epsom salt, green clay and chamomile herb in warm water and applied on the affected area to relieve various symptoms.
It is essential to take a bath with hot water before the application. Further, the affected area should be covered with a towel after the application. This paste should be removed with warm water after 60 minutes. Massaging the affected area with fennel seed oil can also provide relief.
Parsley is also known as ‘’Petroselinum Crispum’’. Consumption of parsley juice multiple times in a day can help in removing the toxins and accumulated fat from the body. Fresh parsley leaves can be added to daily food items. This herb may also help in reducing the problem of cellulite caused by fluid retention. Crushed parsley leaves can be added to water to prepare tea and consumed on a frequent basis to obtain the desired results.
Aloe vera can be used to deal with the problem of cellulite. Intake of aloe vera juice on a daily basis can help in dissolving the saturated fat under the skin. A mixture of aloe vera juice and chamomile can also be consumed. Rubbing aloe vera gel on the affected area can also help in minimizing the bumpy texture.
Aloe vera gel mixed with grated cucumber can also be rubbed on the affected area to obtain the desired results. This herb can help in dissolving the accumulated fluid which may result in cellulite.
Chickweed is frequently referred to as ‘’Stitchwort’’. Chickweed belongs to the caryophyllaceae family. A paste made by mashing chopped chickweed in water can be applied on the affected area. Another option is to apply chickweed oil on the affected area.
‘’Cow Clover’’, ‘’Wild Clover’’ or ‘’Meadow Clover’’ are some common names of red clover. Red clover extract can be mixed with water to prepare herbal tea.
This tea can be consumed on a regular basis. Red clover is detoxifying in nature and can help in reducing the formation and accumulation of fat.
Massaging the affected area with a mixture of rosemary, oregano, cypress and hazelnut oil on a daily basis can cure various symptoms associated with cellulite. To obtain effective results, a mixture of ginger and rosemary oil can also be added to a bucket of warm water to be used for bathing.