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Home Remedies for Restoring a Healthy 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.

Home Remedies By Himanshu Sharma / Nov 03, 2014

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)

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)


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)


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)


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)

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)

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)


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)


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)


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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