Herbal Remedies for Appetite Loss
The plant world provides a wide variety of herbal remedies for issues ranging from a temporary appetite loss due to mild depression to the more serious condition such as anorexia.
Angelica seeds are commonly used in beverages and cakes while the angelica stems are used for sweetening desserts. As a herbal remedy, angelica is effective in alleviating flatulence and improving kidney functions. It is also effective in treating all kinds of stomach problems such as ulcers and vomiting accompanied by cramps.
Centaury has traditionally been used as folk herbal remedies and has extremely bitter taste. It is very effective for cases such as appetite loss accompanied by intestinal fermentation and painful digestion. It is also useful in combating anemia, asthenia and general fatigue, stimulating the salivary glands, intestines and stomach, and alleviating flatulence and constipation. Depurative herbal tea is great for depression and anemia cases. Besides stimulating appetite, centaury also has beneficial effects on kidney function.
An aperitif herbal tea is highly recommended for cases of anorexia and anemia.
Elecampane helps digestion, regulates liver function and stimulates appetite. It is also effective for problems such as anemia, general fatigue and sluggish digestion.
Gentian is a medicinal herb that is famous for its beneficial effect on the stomach. The gentian herb helps in stimulating appetite and digestive functions, activating the salivary glands and promoting increased production of white blood cells which is crucial in the treatment of asthenia and anemia.
Caution: Never consume gentian for prolonged periods as it may cause mild side effects such as nausea or headaches.
Ginseng can help in stimulating appetite and restoring vigor and strength to organisms suffering from fatigue.
Caution: For active young people, ginseng should not be be taken more than 3 weeks at a time. If the preference is buying a commercial ginseng liquid, do not consume more than 1 vial per day for a period of up to 10 days. Repeat the recommended dosage every 2 months or so.
Hops are beneficial for appetite loss, flatulence and intestinal spasms. They also have a soothing effect on the nervous system and are highly recommended for problem such as diarrhea and nervous tension.
Caution: Avoid prolonged use and excessive dosages.
Horehound are great at stimulating appetite as well as combating bronchitis and the flu. Since infusions are too mild, it is better to consume 1 or 2 grams in tablet forms together with meals.
Sage is beneficial for appetite loss, diarrhea, fever, fatigue, nervous tension and other intestinal problems.
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