DOI: 10.13005/ojc/390605 ISSN: 2231-5039

An Investigative Study of Medicinal Herbs for Anti-obesity Potential: (A-Review)

Roma Ghai, Sneha Chaudhary, Kandasamy Nagarajan, Richa Goel, Shardendu Kumar Mishra, Naveen Kumar Tholia, Nazakat Ali, Monika Kaurav
  • Drug Discovery
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • General Chemistry

Obesity is stated to be a notable concern for public health and plays a significant role in the development of numerous non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including conditions affecting the heart, metabolism, and the nervous system. The use of medicinal plants to maintain normal weight and excellent health has been researched for a very long time. However, sufficient empirical data are still lacking to support the scientific notion of the use of herbal products for weight management. Obesity has traditionally been treated with herbal remedies from both domestic and international sources, including Ayurveda (Indian Traditional Medicine System). This article provides a brief overview of obesity-related disorders and their epidemiology, then discusses the potential anti-obesity effects of plants including Salvia plebian, Glycine max, Curcuma longa, Camellia sinensis, Moringa citrifolia, and others using validated tested animal models. It also focuses on the active phytochemical components that give these substances their anti-obesity properties, such as daidzein, ginsenosides, curcuminoids, zingiberene, curcumene, and ellagitannin. The paper was compiled after going through marketed formulations used worldwide, clinical trials and patents based on herbal products for obesity. This review can assist numerous researchers in conducting additional research on exploring the potential.

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