5 Home Remedies to Increase Appetite

Summary: Are you or someone in your family dealing with the loss of appetite? Don’t overlook the problem. This can be a cause for serious concern, which needs to be taken care of immediately. While the reasons behind it may vary from continuous snacking to influenza and other serious diseases, it is important to look after the natural solutions. Find out some easy home remedies here.

5 Home Remedies to Increase Appetite

You don’t feel hungry? Dizziness keeps you surrounded throughout the day? All these are symptoms of low appetite, which in turn simply decreases resistance mechanism of the human body. And yes, it raises the chances of diseases and infection.

As far as the reasons are considered, the condition can arise due to a number of factors. Some of them are:

  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Pregnancy
  • Nausea
  • Loss of smelling and tasting power
  • Aging
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Dehydration
  • Radiation treatment
  • Drug abuse

…and so on. Well, there is a long list of reasons; thankfully, appetite loss can be treated right at home. So, checkout some natural remedies here;

Black Pepper

Having pepper as the main ingredient, it leads to the absorption of several nutrients such as selenium, beta-carotene, and vitamin B. Stimulating the taste buds, it is highly useful in treating gastrointestinal problems, and also help improves digestion. Hence, increase appetite.

All you need to do is just take ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper. You need to blend it with one tablespoon of jaggery powder and consume it regularly for some days. Other way out, you can take equal proportion of black pepper, dried ginger root,long pepper, celery seeds, cumin seeds, and rock salt. Mix them together and grind to form powder. Take it two times a day before meals.

Additional note: In case, you have stomach ulcers, this needs to be avoided.


Combining the laxative and carminative effects tamarind helps improving the appetite in the most natural form. For this just take some tamarind pulp in a bowl, add water, cloves, little pepper, sugar, and cinnamon. Now simply strain this solution and drink it regularly.

Additional note: Be a wise buyer and don’t pick the Malabar variety of tamarind. It represses the appetite.


Just taking the fennel extract in doses of 5 to 30 drops will boostup the appetite. The other form to use this herb is by taking it in form of oil in doses of 1 to 5 drops. You can have fennel tea too. Bring one cup of water to oil and then add 1 to 2 teaspoons of finely crushed fennel seeds. Now steep the mixture for 5 to 10 minutes.

Additional note – Remember having it in large quantities can lead to hallucinations and muscle cramps.


Known for their soothing properties, figs are said to have high water content. Being low in fat and sugar, these are a good addition to the diet of a person with low appetite. Hence, it stimulates appetite. So, include fresh figs in your salads, cakes, sandwiches, soups, ice creams, cheesecakes, and lots more.

Additional note- In case you are allergic to it, please chooses some other remedy.

Dandelion Root

Do you know one-fourth ounce of dandelion root, sarsaparilla, and sassafras, can help you maintain a healthy appetite? Blend them together and keep this mixture aside. Firstly, bring two cups of water to boil and add the mixture to it. You can also add 1 tablespoon of fresh grated ginger root and keep it aside for 20 minutes. Now filter the infusion and drink it.

Additional noteYou must consult a doctor or physician before using it.

Remember, increased appetite and frequent cravings can put you at greater health risks. Hence, choosing the home remedies needs your attention.

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