Tamarind helps improve appetite and has carminative and laxative effects. However, avoid the variety of tamarind known as Malabar, which tends to suppress appetite.
- Add sugar, a little pepper, cinnamon and cloves to tamarind pulp that has been softened in water.
- Drink this on a regular basis until the condition improves.
Alfalfa works as a great appetite stimulant and natural blood and liver cleanser. Being a diuretic, it is also good for those dealing with kidney problems. Alfalfa is excellent for overall health, being rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, and K, as well as calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, folic acid, and other nutrients.
- Drink alfalfa tea, prepared by steeping one teaspoon of dried alfalfa leaves in a cup of hot water for 10 to 15 minutes.
- You can also include alfalfa seeds and sprouts in your meals.
- Alternatively, you can take one to two ml of alfalfa tincture (about one-quarter teaspoon or so), three times daily. Continue until you see improvement.
Do not consume large doses of this herb, though. It is best to consult your doctor before using this herb as a remedy because it is not suitable for those suffering from autoimmune disease, gout, and certain other conditions.
Besides these home remedies, some simple yet effective measures can help improve your appetite like eating small but frequent meals, opting for your favorite foods and engaging in moderate physical exercise. If the problem persists, consult your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment.