Home Remedies for Anorexia

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The home remedies for anorexia include apple, ginger, orange juice, lemon, garlic, grapes, warm water, and mint. Anorexia is a common problem that arises from a persistent digestive disorder. Anorexia patients, as a result of this, suffer from a loss of appetite and are unable to maintain a proper diet. Also, there is general weakness and problems of sleeplessness.

Anorexia affects your body’s overall health in a dramatic and dangerous way. It is caused due to bad eating habits and many reasons like indigestion, inactive lifestyle, prolonged illness, and chronic conditions like cancer.

Anorexia nervosa is another psychological condition that happens when people go out of their way to reduce their weight in an extreme way. The size zero types often suffer from anorexia nervosa, when being thin is never enough, as though they could always lose just one more inch. Given that it is a psychological illness, treatment is complex. However, it is not impossible as there are many options like counseling, inpatient treatment, and medically supervised weight gain. Psychosocial support and participation in counseling are essential facets of treatment for anorexia nervosa.

Anorexia home remedies aim at improving digestion, increasing appetite, and enhancing overall body health. The best part with natural remedies is that they don’t have many side effects and are highly effective as well; you also only need to take them regularly over a rather short period of time to achieve results.

Home Remedies for Anorexia

These home remedies, along with psychological medication, can help in curing anorexia and the symptoms related to it. Some vitally important remedies are as follows:


Eating an apple a day stimulates a surge of protein-digesting enzymes known as pepsin. This is useful in helping digestion.


Ginger is especially recommended for anorexia because it helps to enhance hunger. Ginger taken with rock salt every day works miraculously on an upset stomach and in stimulating the appetite.

Orange Juice Therapy

A very quick and effective treatment is orange therapy. All you need to do is to have a glass of orange juice every two hours throughout the day. Follow this for 2-3 days and you will see even the worst digestive system getting into the right form. Remember not to take anything else in between. Basically, this methodology will cleanse the system thoroughly.



Lemon works great as a system cleanser. One lemon squeezed in a glass of lukewarm water with a pinch of salt, drunk in the morning, cleanses the system thoroughly. Add some ginger juice to make it more effective. Lemon tones up the system as well, getting the body back to its optimal conditions.


Take three to four cloves of garlic a day in any form, including raw garlic, crushed garlic in soup, and garlic boiled in water. Garlic helps treat anorexia since it cleanses the system and increases hunger. It also helps in the secretion of juices that cleanses the digestive system.

Sour Grapes

You should drink the juice of sour grapes for two purposes, improving appetite and boosting digestive health. Remember to take this continuously every day for at least three weeks to get the most effective results.

Warm Water

Water is the most basic remedy for anorexia. Unless your digestive system is not cleansed, you will not feel hungry and your anorexia will not be cured. Water takes care of that first step. The intake of warm water cleanses the digestive system.


Mint is a natural appetizer, so consume 2 spoonfuls of mint juice in the morning to help increase your hunger. Within a few days of taking mint juice, you will see a marked change in your eating habits and you will feel more of a craving for food.


This is a grandma’s classic home treatment. For ages, it has been believed that if you take a pinch of asafetida in a spoon of pure ghee, it can solve the problem of anorexia.

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Regularly eat a few pieces of pineapple for breakfast and you will feel a consistent craving for food throughout the day.

Anorexia is an easily curable problem. You need to maintain a proper diet and cleanse the digestive system. This can be easily done by following one or some of the above-mentioned home remedies. A good diet is a must for healthy living, and remember, consulting a doctor for anorexia is always a good idea, just to comprehensively treat the problem from every angle.

About the Author

Kiran Patil is the founder of Organic Facts. He has a keen interest in health, nutrition, and organic living. He completed his B.Tech and M. Tech (Chemical Engineering) from IIT Bombay and has been actively writing about health and nutrition since over past 12 years. When not working he likes to trek and do gardening.

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