One Herb for Weight Loss?
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Norm
Posted on: March 13, 2002

I wish to know if there is one herb that I can use to lose weight without ephedra. I am 265 lbs and I wish to go down to 165, I have tried weight watchers etc. but nothing really works. I know that one herb does this and one herb does that, but is there one specific herb in this world that makes you lose weight? I know there are dozens but which is the best of the best..

I cannot recommend one herb for weigh loss. There are many causes for inability to lose weight, and many factors involved in permanent, healthy weight loss, as outlined in previous Q&As.

One protocol that I would recommend is Dr. John Christopher’s "anti-herbal food combination", which includes a 3 day fast, avoidance of all table salt, sugar, eggs, milk, meat and flour, and use of a herbal combination that helps nourishing and cleansing. Christopher’s protocol is described in his book "Herbal Home Health Care", Christopher Publications, ISBN 1-879436-03-5.

For information on weight loss from our previous Q&As, please go to our website at, choose "Q&A" from the main menu, then choose "Search Richters Q&A", and enter the word “weight” for the search.

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