Are You Suffering From A Loss In Appetite?

Do you feel like not eating at all at times even when it is high time you did? Are you having a poor appetite lately? Ayurveda calls it Agninmandhya. There are innumerable reasons why a person can experience loss of appetite. It could be due to a physical disorder, stress or even a change in a relationship. Let’s delve deeper into the causes and possible home remedies for loss of appetite.


Eating disorders are one of the primary causes of a loss in appetite or a poor appetite. Many people tend to eat heavy, oily and fatty meals at odd times of the day. The lesser the gap between meals the more difficult the stomach finds it to digest the food leading to a feeling of fullness.

Tips For Loss In Appetite

Also, fried foods and soft drinks in between meals can cause loss of appetite. Sometimes, cancer (of stomach, pancreas or ovary) can cause loss of appetite. While health conditions are direct causes of a loss in appetite or a poor appetite, a stressed and depressed mind can also cause it. This could all result in an extreme case of weight loss, a weak immune system and even dehydration.

avoid oily food

There are several home remedies to aid you during a continuous loss of appetite.The easiest option is to make a fine powder of equal parts of ginger, black salt, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and asafoetida and, mix it in a glass of buttermilk. If taken an hour before meals, it tends to increase appetite.A concoction of lime and ginger is an effective appetite increasing remedy.


A paste of a spoonful of gooseberry powder, honey and butter taken before meals promotes a good appetite.

Cardamom, coriander seeds, cinnamon bark and fennel seeds mixed in equal proportion can be soaked in cold water overnight. The mixture can be blended with a tea strainer. Drinking the cold mixture early in the morning enhances the appetite.

So, the next time you find your stomach a wee bit bloated, constipation or indigestion plague you constantly then, do take a shot at a home remedy. I bet it would help greatly.