Appetite in common parlance means the desire to eat or what we normally term as Hunger. Appetite loss may take place because of a number of reasons. The causes of appetite loss can range from stress, depression, anxiety to more of physiological problems like hormonal issues. Appetite loss is also caused due to bad eating habits like untimely means, eating lot of sweets, too much soft drink and so on.
A lot of appetite stimulants are available in the market which claims to have good effect. However, often you cannot be sure about their effectiveness and there is always the risk of side effects. So, you can rely on some good herbal remedies to treat the appetite loss.
Useful Herbal Remedies For Appetite
This herb can be used effectively to stimulate your appetite if you are suffering from loss of appetite. Ginger has natural digestive properties that help to digest fatty foods and high proteins and thus it stimulates appetite by reducing gas and bloating. To use ginger for treating loss of appetite, take five grams of ginger and very little salt and lick the ginger with the salt. Follow this every day once in the morning, for about a month to increase your appetite.
This is a spiny Mediterranean plant whose seeds and the aerial parts give a bitter glycoside called cnicin which is popularly used as a bitter tonic. It is because of the cnicin, blessed thistle helps to stimulate gastric juices and bile and these help to stimulate appetite by helping digestion. You can drink thistle tea one cup daily for a month to treat loss of appetite. You can also consume thistle tincture but in that case, the standard adult dosage is five to fifteen drops three times daily, or as prescribed by the physician.
This herb belongs to the Mediterranean region and it is used widely around the world to treat loss of appetite. Oregano is rich in anti-oxidants and fibre and is very useful to aid digestion and stimulate appetite. Both antioxidants and fibre help to improve digestion leading to an increase in appetite.
If you are planning to have baked tomatoes or eggplant, just sprinkle some amount of Oregano to stimulate the appetite. It is not necessary to sprinkle Oregano on all your meals but make sure you use Oregano with at least twice daily.
This herb acts as a natural digestive and hence stimulates appetite. Thyme is also rich in nutrients like copper, iron, potassium, zinc and other minerals and all of these help to combat poor appetite.
To use thyme for treating loss of appetite, put some amount of thyme in a freshly cooked stew and have it warm. Not only will it give you a good taste, it will also stimulate your appetite to a large extent.
This is a herb with liberal amounts of nutrients like Vitamin A, C, K, D, minerals like iron, potassium, manganese, zinc and a number of others and lot of dietary fibre and starch and thus acts as a very effective herb to treat loss of appetite. The rich nutrients and specially the fibre and starch improve digestion and stimulate appetite.
To treat appetite loss with parsley, take two raw or dried parsley leaves and boil it in a cup of hot water. Strain the solution and drink it to increase your appetite. Drink this twice daily everyday for a month to get back your desire to eat.
Bitter Gourd is a good source to increase the appetite. The juice of raw bitter gourd is very good for health as it produces digestive enzymes in the body which triggers the gallbladder to contract and produce bile that helps in the proper digestion of food.
Drink one glass or cup of bitter gourd juice everyday empty stomach in the morning as it helps to increase the appetite of the body for the rest of the day.
Cumin And Coriander Seeds
The combination of cumin seeds and coriander leaves is one of the best remedy to increase appetite. Take equal amount of cumin seeds and coriander leaves and roast it in a pan with some oil. Powder these roasted mixture in a grinder.
To take this mixture,take one teaspoon of cumin and coriander leaves and add to a cup of yogurt. You can add black salt to increase taste and it is also good for the digestive system also. Taking this much dose of the mixture daily twice in a day will definitely increase your appetite.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.