Haritaki to cure poor appetite

Due to lifestyle, incorrect sleep cycle and dietary habits many suffer from reduced or poor appetite. The mixture of Haritaki, Dry ginger and salt can help to improve appetite and helps to promote better digestion. This can be consumed by all age groups starting from kids aged 6 and above.

In addition to this benefit, this remedy can also have various other health benefits for your body. Few of those are listed below.

Health benefits of Haritaki

Helps to rejuvenate the body, refreshes the organs and keeps the body healthy overall.

Haritaki can cool down the body, can cure constipation, piles and bloody stools.

Haritaki (Kadukkai) to treat low appetite – DIY

  • 2-3 Haritaki (Kadukkai in Tamil)
  • 1 teaspoon Dry ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  1. Use haritaki (Kadukkai), dry ginger powder, and salt.
  2. Break haritaki (Kadukkai) and remove the seeds.
  3. Add broken haritaki pieces to blender.
  4. Grind and make fine powder.
  5. Take one teaspoon of haritaki powder in a bowl.
  6. Add one teaspoon of dry ginger powder.
  7. Add one teaspoon of salt.
  8. Mix the ingredients well.
  9. Done.


Consume one teaspoon daily before your biggest meal of the day.

Inflammation in any body part can heal faster with consumption of Kadukkai or Haritaki.

Promotes digestion, soothes the throat and can increase appetite. You can consume Haritaki powder or include Triphala powder in your diet for overall digestive health.

Excessive cough and pain in the throat due to this can be reduced to a great extent with Haritaki. Just consume a teaspoon of haritaki powder with warm water before bed to reduce cough.

Health benefits of Dry ginger

Improves metabolism, thereby helping to increase appetite. Also, it prevents stomach problems such as indigestion, gastric problems and constipation. Many who have poor appetite complain of constipation – dry ginger addresses the root of the problem by curing constipation and improving bowel movement.

Dry ginger can help to cure frequent headaches and nausea. A tea made of dry ginger is very effective in alleviating headaches.

Prevents and treats respiratory disorders such as cough and common cold. Is also helpful as a drink during flu.

Here is the recipe to make a powder using dry ginger, haritaki and salt to improve appetite. Salt in this recipe, helps to bind the ingredients together, elevates the sense of taste and will help to promote hunger.

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.