Home remedies for loss of appetite

The normal urge to eat a healthy meal and remain happy with it is the trend of the regular population. There are people among these who feel loss of appetite or have urge to eat things that are not good for the body. There are remedies with which you can fight poor appetite and start enjoying a healthy meal. Try these home remedies to improve the appetite so that you can fight the eating disorder and absence of the hungry feel.

Loss of appetite or loss of hunger is a general problem related to many factors. There are psychological causes and medical issues triggering the loss of appetite. Excess depression, anxiety and increased levels of stress comes under the psychological reasons where as kidney failure, heart failure, chronic liver diseases, bacterial infections, hepatitis, hypothyroidism, dementia and some other reasons are contributing for the medical issues of appetite loss.

Home remedies for loss of appetite

Indian gooseberry

Home remedies to control appetite

In treating the appetite loss problem reflected due to the improper functioning of the digestive system Indian gooseberry works amazing. Amla is loaded with vitamin C which helps to boost the immune system and keep the track of mineral absorption.

Take a tablespoon of Indian gooseberry juice, one tablespoon of lemon juice and honey. Mix all the three of them in a glass of warm water and drink it on the empty stomach in the early morning. Continue doing this process for few months to get the desired results.

Alternatively add a tablespoon of gooseberry powder to a glass of water and leave it for a whole night, in the next day morning add it one tablespoon of lemon juice and a pinch of black pepper powder. Drink it in the morning on empty stomach for few months.


To cure the indigestion problem and to increase the appetite ginger is a perfect pick. Take half a tablespoon of crushed ginger, add it a pinch of rock salt and swallow it. This process is followed before half an hour to meals every day for atleast 10 days.

Also use ginger in yet another way to improve the appetite: Prepare ginger tea by tossing few ginger pieces in one cup of boiling water. Let it come down from hot
temperature, add it enough milk and sugar.


Drink coriander juice to improve your appetite as it helps to inhibit gastric juices. Apart from that, it also gives relief from gas, nausea, indigestion, colitis and other stomach related problems.

Take few coriander leaves and crush them, wring the juice and drink it. Add a pinch of salt and a dash of lemon juice to the coriander juice if you wish to increase its taste.

Black pepper

In the ayurvedic treatments black pepper is renowned to increase appetite and to reduce the gastrointestinal problems.

Black pepper stimulates our taste buds, there by the release of hydrochloric acid in the stomach will be increased through which the overall digestion will be improved. Mix a tablespoon of jaggery powder with equal amount of pepper powder, consume it daily for few weeks to notice changes in the appetite.

This black pepper remedy also gives relief from stomach and intestinal problems. You can also follow this remedy if you have stomach ulcers and abdominal surgery linked

Dandelion root

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Dandelion root is famous for its action of improving appetite and decreasing poor digestion.

Make the root in to small pieces, add to a cup of boiling water and strain the solution. Your dandelion root tea is now ready to drink. Add a small bark of cinnamon if you

Some fruits as natural remedies for bringing back a healthy appetite are

Oranges for cure: Oranges can be peeled and then eaten after adding a little ginger powder and crushed pepper. You can eat it three times each day for a few weeks and you will find your natural urge to eat a normal meal is returning back slowly.

Raisins during fever: There are some people who lose appetite during a fever and you would like the person to eat to get back his health. Raisins are good when you keep behind your eating habits and so you can soak some big raisins. Eat them after sprinkling a bit of salt and pepper powder on them. You will find the person is getting back his taste to eat normal meal.

Lemon or lime can enhance taste buds: A fresh and green lemon or lime is good for bringing back the taste sense in you. You will find this lemon juice aromatic and refreshing. Add this with your salads or over some freshly cut fruits and you will find the taste buds start tingling. Add a dash of pepper and some salt to taste with the juice and prepare some fresh lemonade. Drink this in the morning and you can also add some honey for better taste and increased effect.

Guava cures loss of taste of food: You will find that guava is another unique fruit that can cure the avoidance of food. You can eat 2 – 3 guavas each day before any meal. You will find the problem is getting cured slowly. You will start feeling interested in food again and take heart to eat few of your favorite dishes as your appetite grows.

Pomegranate juice for regaining healthy eating: This is another fruit that helps in giving you a better appetite. This has got anti-oxidants that can wash out toxins and the vitamins will give you a better health. If you are lacking in the urge to eat anything, then make a glassful of pomegranate juice and add a dash of honey with it. Drink this juice to gain better health and get back the sense of taste in your taste buds.

Some special foods as natural remedies for bringing back appetite

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Garlic: Boil some pearls of the food and then eat them.  This boiled garlic is good for keeping away oral health issues and it also gives you renewed sense of appetite.

Tamarind: This is another special taste enhancer and will add a tingling taste to the curries. The pulp prepared from tamarind improves appetite and helps you to get back to healthy food habits.

Black Gram: These black grams can be boiled to get a solution that is good for preventing appetite loss. Take 250grams of this black gram and soak in 600 ml of water. Boil and then strain the water. Drink this throughout the day. This will treat your appetite loss and you will soon start eating a healthy meal without fail.

Green tea and chamomile tea: You can use herbal teas to get rid of loss of eating urge. The chamomile tea is effective in this problem as this can sharpen the feel of hunger fast. Green tea also is good for your body as it helps in cleaning the colons and then you start feeling hungry.

Essential oils: Use a few drops of peppermint oil and add 5 – 6 drops of sage and coriander oil in it. Add another few drops of black pepper oil or some ginger oil in this mixture and then blend the concoction well. Store this oil mixture in a glass bottle that is air tight. Smell this when you feel aversion from eating. You will feel better and find back the urge to eat faster.

Alfalfa: This is also good for loss of appetite in human beings. The alfalfa is nutritious and has got a lot of vitamins stored in them.  It can also add minerals to your body. Extract juice of alfalfa from the leaves of this fruit and then drink this before your meals. You will soon find that you are experiencing the pangs of hunger as before.