cure loss of appetite

Loss of appetite medically called as anorexia can be caused by variety of reasons. Causes of poor appetite may include pregnancy, depression, aging, chronic diseases, viral or bacterial infections, physical inactivity, asthma, kidney failure, irritable bowel syndrome, liver or heart diseases, emotional stress, inflammation of gallbladder, smoking and so on. Here is the simple home remedy to treat loss of appetite.

Anorexia can be identified with some common symptoms like sudden weight loss, fever, irritability, extreme fatigue, rapid heart rate or general ill feeling. Once you find the symptoms try this home remedy to overcome loss of appetite.

Take 20 fresh curry leaves, piece of ginger, cumin seeds and jaggery. Boil all the ingredients in water for few minutes. Strain and drink.  Consume this drink daily once to treat loss of appetite.

Curry leaves are one of the essential ingredients in cooking. It not adds good aroma to the foods, but also it activates the digestive enzymes and help breakdown the food more easily. Curry leaves are tends to stimulate the taste buds. So whenever you deal with the issues like tastelessness and loss of appetite, just make herbal drink by adding curry leaves.

Cumin seeds are extremely good for digestion. Cumin contains a compound called thymol that stimulates the glands to secrete acids and enzymes responsible for complete digestion. It relieves gas trouble and improves appetite. Cumin drink prevents stomach ache and all other problems related to stomach.

Cumin seeds – Names in other languages

  • Scientific name – Cuminum cyminum
  • English – Cumin seeds
  • Hindi – Jeera
  • Sanskrit – Jiraka
  • Malayalam – Jeerakam
  • Bengali – Jeera
  • Tamil – Jeeragam
  • Kannada – Jeerige
  • Telugu – Jeelakari

Ginger also helps to increase appetite due to its medicinal properties and refreshing taste. Add a small piece of ginger when you make herbal drink to overcome loss of appetite. This works great for alleviating stomach ache and improves your appetite.

Follow the simple below steps and know how to improve appetite with the combination of curry leaves, cumin and ginger herbal drink.

Treat loss of appetite with herbal drink – DIY

  • 20 Fresh Curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • Small piece Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Jaggery
  • 250 ml Water
  1. To make the herbal drink use curry leaves, cumin seeds, ginger, jaggery and water.
  2. Add 250 ml of water to pan.
  3. Add curry leaves to water.
  4. Add half a teaspoon of cumin seeds.
  5. Add small piece of ginger to water.
  6. Add one teaspoon of jaggery to it.
  7. Boil the ingredients for two minutes.
  8. Allow to cool and strain the drink.
  9. Herbal drink is done,


Consume this herbal drink every day to improve your appetite and digestion process.

Kalaivani Selvaraj, MBA, got her Master’s degree in Human Resources. Due to her interest in natural healing, she pursued studies in the field of alternative medicine and is certified in Aromatherapy by Isla Verde Spa Training Academy. Ms. Kalaivani Selvaraj is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.