6 Amazing Herbal Appetite Suppressant Tea Types

by John Staughton (BASc, BFA) last updated -

Drinking appetite suppressant tea is one of the best ways to curb your overeating habits and aid in weight loss, among other benefits.

What is an Appetite Suppressant?

An appetite suppressant is something that either fills you up, without taking on a lot of calories or something that affects your hormone levels in certain ways. A hormone called ghrelin is often referred to as the hunger hormone, which sends a signal to your brain that you are hungry. Leptin, on the other hand, is a satiety hormone, which suppresses your appetite. Appetite suppressant teas can either suppress ghrelin levels or increase leptin levels, or give you a nutrient boost that makes your body feel as though it has all the nutrients it needs.

Herbal Appetite Suppressant Teas

The best appetite suppressant teas you can prepare for yourself include licorice tea, green tea, Siberian ginseng tea, dandelion tea, ginger tea, oolong tea, and mint tea, among others.

3 cups of hot green tea, white tea and black tea and different types of dried teas in square open boxes on a wooden table

Drinking appetite suppressant tea is the best way to curb your overeating habits. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Dandelion Tea

This herbal tea is known to suppress your hunger for hours after drinking it, while also kickstarting the metabolism and increasing energy levels. [1]

Licorice Tea

By aiding in the regulation of blood sugar levels, this tea can help to prevent unnecessary cravings for food and overeating, which can help you manage your appetite and caloric intake. [2]

Siberian Ginseng Tea

When our blood sugar levels fluctuate, it can lead to feelings of hunger, but this specialized tea is known to regulate insulin and glucose levels in the body, which controls the appetite. [3]

Mint Tea

Mint has long been known to suppress certain hormones that stimulate hunger; even just chewing on the leaves can have this effect, but drinking the tea offers other health benefits. [4]

Ginger Tea

Optimizing the gastrointestinal functions is what ginger tea does best, replenishing the body’s nutrients and preventing unnecessary cravings for snacks between meals. [5]

Green Tea

Drinking green tea, with its huge range of polyphenolic compounds, can stimulate the metabolism and improve antioxidant levels. This can balance your hormones and suppress the appetite, in some cases, aiding in weight loss. [6]

Word of Caution

Using appetite suppressant teas for a short time is a good way to limit your caloric intake and make the beginning stages of a diet more tolerable. However, persistent use of appetite suppressant tea can lead to nutrient deficiencies or hormonal imbalances, particularly if they are consumed in excessive amounts. As with any natural health remedy, moderation is key.

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John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, publisher and photographer with English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (USA). He co-founded the literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and now serves as the Content Director for Stain’d Arts, a non-profit based in Denver, Colorado. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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