Obesity is a chronic metabolic disorder by several aspects that derive from the imbalances between the energy intakes and expenditure that results in ectopic and excessive accumulation of fat in a person’s body. The condition is becoming a major risk factor for several illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and various kind of tumors. The research studies on obesity have attracted the attention of physicians and researchers all over the globe. However, the medications for obesity treatment are restricted and exhibits several adverse implications. This paper aims to discuss the properties of the Lotus leaf extract in the reduction of obesity.
Nutritional treatment, psychotherapy, exercise therapy band surgery has been for a while used in the treatment of obesity conditions. However, the medications used in treating obesity conditions can result in adverse side effects, including insomnia, nausea, headache, and rashes. Hence, it appears that dietary habits and regular physical activities grounded ion the everyday energy expenditure would be the optimal necessary therapy for treatment. Additionally, there is an urgent necessity to develop dietary supplements derived from natural plants in the treatment of obesity.
Lotus plant leaf extract is a kind of traditional medicine. The lotus leaf is known to exhibit some biological roles, including the promotion of lipolysis activities, antioxidants, and the up-regulating the energy expenditure—however, the mechanisms through which lotus leaf function is yet known. The lotus leaf significantly lowers the body weight and the body mass and the parametrial adipose tissues in HFD-induced obese. The pharmacological Lotus leaves actions are studies internationally and nationally. Particularly, it is antiobesity mechanisms, the endocrine system effects, the lipid metabolism actions that have been in the study. Lotus extract is known to exhibit the effects of minimizing the fasting of blood glucose, cholesterol, triglyceride in diabetic persons hence showing the antidiabetic effects.
Additionally, it is noted that the lotus leaf extract implies improving obesity conditions, antioxidation, reducing blood glucose, and safeguarding neurons in animals that exhibit high-fat diet-induced obesity.
It is also known that the long usage of the lotus leaves may exert suppressive effects in adipose tissue differentiation at the cellular levels. Despite the assumptions, that lotus leaf intake can have a direct get in the reduction of food intake. It has been noted that there is a significant focus in the control of cholecystokinin. It hence can be anticipated that the lotus leaf intake can help in inducing the cholecystokinin secretion and ultimately reduce body fat.
In conclusion, the paper has studied the effects of lotus leaf extract intake on body composition, blood lipid concentration, and abdominal fat. The paper confirms a positive pattern in lowering blood lipids during leaf extract intake. However, more studies are recommended to acquire detailed implications of lotus leaf extract intake through consideration of the effective dose conditions, including administration dosage and the administration type.