A persistent increase in morbidity indicators has been connected to the global epidemic of obesity; it is regarded as a societal issue & poses significant health dangers. Synthetic medications and surgery are examples of therapeutic approaches; both have high prices and potentially dangerous side effects. Plant-based drugs provide an alternative strategy. Traditional uses of medicinal plants are one of the options for treating obesity, and they help with the development and research of obesity phytotherapy. In this review, we provided information regarding plant species along with their mode of action used for the effective treatment of obesity. It was revealed that the species in the catalogue had anti-obesity properties, including actions to slow down the absorption of fat, reduce enzymatic activity, mediate lipid levels, and boost the effects of lipolysis, which were primarily linked to phenolic compounds. For species with phenolic compounds in their chemical components, more thorough botanical, chemical, pre-clinical, and clinical research are especially required. The safe therapy for obesity may involve taking standardized medicinal plant extracts. The effectiveness of some plant combinations for medical purposes, however, may be reduced, and they may also have unanticipated negative effects.

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