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Teas to treat cellulite

by Dianna Leon

Cellulite, which forms that wavy appearance on the skin known as “orange peel” on the skin, is the greatest terror of anyone who cares about the shape of the body. These fat deposits are usually found mainly on the buttocks and the hamstrings. This natural way for the body to store superficial fat is present in the body of the vast majority of women (70% to 80%), including those with ideal weight. Although it is not a disease, cellulite bothers a lot, being a constant concern of many women and target of the aesthetic industry, which always launches some new product that promises to be able to fight it. There are teas that are allied in the treatment of cellulite, check out some of them below.

Teas that help fight cellulite

  • Centella Asiatica – This herb helps to improve the appearance of the skin with cellulite as it is a source of substances that improves circulation and the arrival of oxygen in the tissues, called asiaticosides.
  • Green Tea – It is anti-inflammatory, thermogenic and a source of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), thus, it not only improves the appearance of cellulite, but also promotes weight loss.
  • Turmeric – Rich in curcumin, an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, this plant used in the preparation of curry seasoning also contributes to the evenness of the skin.
  • Horsetail – In addition to being diuretic and detoxifying, horsetail is a source of silicon, the mineral that participates in the production of collagen, the protein that supports the skin, improving its firmness and elasticity.
  • Witch Hazel – It has anti-inflammatory action and reduces fluid and fat retention responsible for cellulite.
  • Horse Chestnut – It has anti-inflammatory and vasoactive properties, helps to improve the permeability of vessels and reduces swelling.

Horsetail tea and witch hazel

Learn how to prepare a well-known tea to help treat cellulite and localized fats:

Boil the horsetail and witch hazel and let the infusion simmer for 15 minutes. Strain and drink without sweetening. The indication for ingestion is three to four glasses a day for a period of 10 days.


To be more successful in fighting cellulite, in addition to using teas as allies, some other measures are needed, as described below:

  • Invest in a healthy and balanced diet, avoiding the consumption of processed foods, fried foods or foods with a lot of fat and sugar in their composition;
  • Drink a lot of water;
  • Practice daily physical exercise, lasting approximately 60 minutes. The most suitable exercises to fight cellulite are those that use the legs more, such as step, jump, walking and running.
  • Use specific creams that help fight cellulite.

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