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What is Anorexia (Loss of Appetite) ?

Anorexia is a condition in which loss of appetite occurs due to a variety of causes like fear, anxiousness and tensions etc,. In Ayurveda this condition is termed as "Agnimandya".

  • Equal quantity of black pepper (Maricha) and elaichi with sugar will increase the appetite.
  • Fenugreek (Jeeraka), Pippali (long pepper) and Rice flakes will increase the appetite 10 - 15 ml decoction of Ajvoin will increases the appetite.
  • Half glass of orange juice improves digestion and increases appetite.
  • 5ml of Ginger juice with 1teaspoon of Honey taken before food increases the appetite.
  • Taking 2-3 pods of garlic before food improves appetite.
  • 2 teaspoon of Limejuice with 1 teaspoon of ginger juice improves appetite.
  • One teaspoon mixture of Ajvoin, Maricha (Black Pepper), with Salt in the early hours increases the appetite.
  • 2 teaspoons of Ginger juice in half glass of water with a little sugar improves appetite.
  • Crush fresh ginger and extract the juice. Add two tablespoon of water and half a teaspoon of honey to one tablespoon of the juice extract. Take this preparation three times a day, half an hour before food.
  • Mix fine powder of Long Pepper, Chebulic Myrobolon (Terminalia chebula) and sugar candy in equal quantities. Take a pinch of this mixture, half an hour before food, three times a day.