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What are different home remedies for Anorexia ?

Anorexia is medically known as anorexia nervosa.
– It is an eating disorder.
– It mainly affects mainly girls or women.
– Anorexia can be simply defined as less appetite or sometimes disliking towards the food due to one or the other reason.
– Anorexia may not harm on the initial stages but eventually it can take up the body weight.
– Anorexia also makes person undernourished resulting in low immunity power.

Causes of Anorexia
– Cultural pressures
– Psychological issues
– Family environment
– Genetic factors
– Life transitions
– Perpetuating factors

Home Remedies and Natural Remedies for Anorexia
1. Oranges
– Having about 2-3 fresh oranges a day is extremely beneficial.
– One can eat them once in a day as a breakfast.

2. Cloves and Lime Solution
– Take 1 cup water and boil 2-3 cloves in it.
– Strain it and then add the juice of half lime to this solution.
– Consume this twice a day, for 7 days.

3. Apples
– Apples help the digestion by stimulating the flow of pepsin.
– Pepsin is a protein-digesting enzyme present in the stomach.

4. Garlic
– Garlic has a special property to stimulate the digestive system of the body and can improve appetite.
– A soup made from garlic can be of great help to a person suffering from anorexia.
– Take three or four cloves of raw garlic and boil them in a cupful of water.
– The soup can be enhanced with the juice of half a lemon.
– This soup can be taken two times a day.

5. Ginger
– Use of ginger is valuable in treating loss of appetite.
– About 5 gm of this spice is grounded and licked with a little rock-salt once a day for the treatment of anorexia.

6. Ginger and Rock Salt
– One can take little piece of the ginger and peel it off.
– Make it paste by adding few drops of lemon, very little asafetida, and one black pepper.
– Mix it up and have it daily on empty stomach at least for 15 days.
– This may improve the appetite.

7. Leafy Vegetables
– Increase the green vegetable salads in the meals.
– This may include cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, beets and capsicums.

8. Tomato
– Simply eating raw tomato increases appetite to some extent.

9. Ghee
– ‘Ghee’ is one of the best foods for increasing the appetite without disturbing any of the other bodily systems.

Other herbs that help in treating anorexia
– Chamomile
– Marjoram
– Hawthorn
– Myrrh
– Gentian
– Wormwood
– Hops
– Sage
– Thyme
– Lavender
– Tarragon
– Yarrow
– Centaury
– Horseradish

Diet for Anorexia
– Patients should be given a well balanced nutritious meal that is high in proteins that can help to regain and build muscle and bone strength.
– Vital vitamins and minerals can be obtained from fruits and vegetables that are also low in calories.
– Fruits and vegetables are also high in fiber which helps in boosting digestion and metabolism.
– Foods rich in proteins such as chicken, eggs, legumes and pulses should be included in the daily diet.
– Carbohydrate rich foods like whole grains, oats and rice are also a must for anorexia patients.
– Vitamin supplements for B vitamins, vitamins A, C, D, K and folic acid should also be regularly given to patients suffering from anorexia.

Note:
Under no circumstance should the patient resort to the use of laxatives, enemas or other medications that have not been prescribed by the doctor.

Biting Anorexia: A Firsthand Account of an Internal War The Anorexia Workbook Anorexia Nervosa

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