Home Remedies for Restoring a Healthy Appetite

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Nov 03, 2014

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Everyone experiences an occasional loss of appetite at some point of time. A reduced appetite, also known as anorexia, can be restored with natural remedies.
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    Why People Lose their Appetite

    Everyone experiences an occasional loss of appetite at some point of time. A reduced appetite, also known as anorexia, can be restored with natural remedies. If it lasts for more than a few days, you should always consult your physician as it could be a sign of an underlying health condition. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Indian Gooseberry (Amla)

    Indian gooseberry (Indian name – amla) works well to stimulate one’s appetite. Amla improves the functioning of the digestive tract and detoxifying the liver to up a diminished appetite. You can combine amla with honey or eat the fruit in the form of pickle. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Lime

    Lemon juice can improve your appetite greatly. You can squeeze the juice over fresh fruits or salads to enhance the appetite. Or, simply make yourself lemonade and drink up a glassful of it twice a day. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Ginger

    Ginger is one of the best home remedies to increase appetite, and also relieve indigestion. You can eat ginger in raw form or add it food preparations. Drinking ginger tea 3-4 times a day is another way to activate the flow of saliva and production of digestive juices that make you hungry. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Cardamom

    Chewing cardamom can help you regain a healthy appetite. It works as a warming digestive tonic to stimulate the secretion of digestive juices and thus, improving appetite. Moreover, cardamom can help relieve other digestive problems such as indigestion, flatulence and acidity. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Pomegranate Juice

    You won’t love any other home remedy for increasing appetite than drinking pomegranate juice. High in antioxidants and vitamins, pomegranate is a rejuvenating drink for the gastrointestinal tract. You can also add half a spoonful of honey to the juice. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Black Pepper

    Black pepper is often used as a remedy to rev up the digestive engine. It stimulates the taste buds, which improves the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, thereby improving digestion. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Coriander

    Coriander can help in the secretion of digestive enzymes that will naturally stimulate hunger. Simply gulp down a glass of coriander juice on an empty stomach each morning to improve appetite. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Tamarind

    Pulp of tamarind is one of the most widely used appetite stimulants. It is used as taste enhancer in many Indian dishes. Adding plenty of it to your curries can improve the reduced appetite. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Figs

    Figs work wonders for your entire alimentary canal to stimulate appetite. You can consume them either in the raw form or add them to your salad. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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