Anorexia Nervosa Homeopathic Treatment, cause and Symptoms

Are you experiencing unexplained weight loss? Are you afraid to gain weight and therefore you avoid meals? You might be suffering from Anorexia Nervosa. Anorexia Nervosa (or simply known as anorexia) is an eating disorder causing a severe weight loss. More than physical, it is a mental condition. The main symptoms of anorexia are fatigue, insomnia, low body weight, pale skin, hair loss, brittle nails, depression, dry skin, constipation, low blood pressure, chronic fatigue, frequent mood swings, avoiding social gatherings, etc. 
The biggest problem with the treatment of anorexia is that it is really difficult to diagnose. And, it can cause serious physical disorders such as bone weight loss, anemia, imbalance of electrolytes in the body, kidney problems, etc., if it is not cured timely. It would be wise to consult a doctor and psychologists to treat this condition. However, some of the natural remedies can also be helpful to cure anorexia.



Garlic is another beneficial cure for anorexia. It is a good appetite stimulant that helps promote the secretion of juices and cleanse the digestive system. Take a cup of water and add 3-4 finely chopped garlic cloves to it. Boil this mixture for a few minutes and then, strain the solution. Now, add 2 tbsp of lemon juice to it and sprinkle a pinch of rock salt on it. Consume this drink twice a day for a few weeks.

Or else, you can also add garlic to your daily diet to improve the digestive process.


Almonds are known for making your brain more active and healthier. It improves the power of concentration and help you deal with mental distress. Take a handful of almonds and soak them overnight in water. In the morning, consume them after removing the skin.

Alternatively, make a paste of soaked almonds with sandalwood powder and butter. Use it as an inhaler. It will boost your brain cell activity.

Pineapple also helps treat anorexia by stimulating your appetite and increases your food cravings. Eat fresh pineapple every morning; it makes you feel hungry throughout the day.

 Warm Water

Warm water is often associated with weight loss, but, it can also be helpful to treat anorexia. It flushes the toxins out of your digestive system which further improves its functioning. Thus, promotes the hunger.

Note: Make sure that water is not too hot to drink as it may affect your taste buds and burn the digestive tract which may worsen the condition.


Cinnamon is a great home remedy that promotes the secretion of juices beneficial for your digestive system. Add a tsp of powdered cinnamon to a litre of water. Stir properly and consume 2 glasses of this water about half an hour before meals. It will surely boost your hunger.



Mint is very useful to treat anorexia as it is a natural appetizer. It has a strong and distinct taste and a powerful aroma that help boost the hunger. Also, it is really helpful to relieve emotional stress. Take 2 tsp of fresh mint juice every morning to cure anorexia nervosa.

Alternatively, prepare mint tea by adding 2 tsp of dry mint leaves to a cup of hot water. Allow it to steep for 10 minutes. Strain the liquid and drink it.


Chamomile can soothe your nerves and thus, can help reduce stress and anxiety levels. It keeps you hydrated and energized. Drink chamomile tea once or twice daily for the treatment of anorexia.

 Lemon Balm

It is a natural nerve tonic and mind-relaxant. Lemon balm eases the stress, reduces anxiety and improves appetite. It also promotes a sound sleep. Just add a tsp of dried lemon balm to a cup of hot water. Cover it and steep for 5-10 minutes. Consume a cup of this tea daily for a couple of weeks.

Note: High doses of this herb can cause more anxiety.

 Juniper Berries

Juniper berries are high in zinc which stimulates the production of gastric juices. Grind 50 grams of dried juniper berries along with a litre of white wine. Store it for two weeks. Drink one glass of this wine just before your meals. It will improve the functioning of the digestion system and promote hunger.


Parsley is helpful in decreasing flatulence and therefore, promotes hunger. Take few fresh parsley leaves and soak them in warm water. Steep for half an hour and strain the solution afterwards. Drink it 30 minutes before your meals.

Note: Higher consumption of parsley can upset your stomach.


Tarragon is highly beneficial herb to get rid of anorexia. This herb induces the secretion of digestive juices and aids in the process of metabolism. Thus, boosts your appetite. It also ures insomnia and improves blood circulation. Dried tarragon can be used in salads and soups to treat anorexia nervosa.

 St. John’s Wort

St. John’s wort cures anxiety and depression. Therefore, it treats this psychological disorders. It is available in the form of tincture in the market. Consume it thrice a day to alleviate the problem.

Note: Don’t take any antidepressant along with this herb.


The root of gentian helps in the treatment of anorexia. It cures problems related to indigestion; thus, boosts appetite. It is available in the form of tincture and tablets. The presence of a bitter chemical called secoiridoids promotes the secretion of gastric juices, bile, and saliva which aids digestion.

Note: Those who are suffering from stomach inflammation or ulcer should avoid this remedy.


This herb has been used for years to treat stomach disorders. It helps regain the lost appetite. The tincture of alfalfa can be helpful to treat anorexia. It helps cure physical and mental fatigue. You can take up to 1000 mg of alfalfa in a day to treat anorexia nervosa.

 Blessed Thistle

It is a bitter digestive tonic due to the presence of niacin. Blessed thistle promotes the secretion of gastric juices and bile. It stimulates the appetite and aids digestion. You can intake its tincture to cure anorexia.

Note: Pregnant women should not consume this herb.


Horehound is a digestive stimulant that boosts appetite by increasing saliva and gastric acids. Take 3/4 tsp of horehound herb daily to treat anorexia. It will help improve the process of digestion.


It is also a appetite stimulant herb which promotes the secretion of gastric juices that aids digestion. You can consume it in form of tea or tincture to treat liver disorders and regain the lost appetite.

Note: Don’t consume this herb if you are pregnant.


Chemical imbalance in the brain cells may cause anorexia. Rosemary is a herb that is really helpful in nourishing the brain cells. Hence, relieve a person from the symptoms of anorexia nervosa. Boil a few leaves of rosemary in a cup of water. Steep for sometime and strain afterwards. Drink it after it gets a bit cooler. It should be consumed twice or thrice a day to see the effective results.


Dandelion aces in treating the issues related to digestive system. It cure the eating disorder in anorexic patients and increases appetite. You can consume the extracts of dandelion on a regularly to treat this disorder. Keep it regular till the symptoms of anorexia persist.


Licorice works as an anti-depressant. It cleanses the mucous membranes of the digestive tract. The appetite becomes normal as the digestive area gets free from bacteria. You can consume licorice root extract to treat anorexia.

Note: Patients suffering from high blood pressure should avoid using this herb.


This herb is a widely known digestive stimulant. Thus, it helps improve the appetite. The components present in goldenseal fight off the bacteria and fungi. You can use medicines made from the root of this herb.


Oatstraw is a nerve tonic herb that acts as an anti-depressant and reduces the irritation of mucous membranes. Though oatstraw takes a longer time to treat anorexia, its effects are immutable. It cures physical stress and nervous fatigue. The components like silica, vitamin B complex, calcium, saponins, vitamin A, etc., boost the metabolism, improves blood flow and treat anorexic nervosa.


Condurango contains some special substances that help stimulate salivation and stomach juices. It also helps regain reduced food cravings so that you can get your lost nutrition level back. Add 1.5 gram of crushed condurango to a cup of cold water and bring this mixture to boil. Once it cools down; strain and enjoy this herbal decoction.


A patient suffering from anorexia is more prone to get infected by other diseases due to a weaker immune system. Basil improves the functioning of immune system and boosts appetite as well. Take 4-5 basil leaves and add them to a cup of boiling water. Brew for a few minutes and strain the tea. Drink it regularly to treat anorexia.


Burdock accelerates the secretion of gastric juices in your stomach and improves the appetite. The root of burdock herb is rich in dietary fiber that helps regulate the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. You can take it in the form of a tablet.

Note: Pregnant women should not use burdock root.


The nutritional component of watercress helps produce the gastric juices, which, in turn, enhance the working of digestive system. Add sprigs of watercress to your salad and have it 10 minutes prior to your meal to improve your appetite.

 Green Tea

Green tea is a very popular digestive stimulant that helps improve the functioning of the digestive tract. It not only improves the appetite but also reduces fatigue, anxiety, and stress. Sip green tea two to three times daily to obtain its benefits


1) Consume foods rich in vitamin B complex as it is helpful to treat anorexia.

2) Eat vegetable, soups or salads before the meals as they are a good appetizer.

3) Choose to eat more spicy food as it would create strong appetite.

4) You can also take nutritional supplements after consulting a doctor to restore your normal body weight.

5) Drink plenty of water throughout the day but don’t rely on it only.

6) The patient should be supported by the family and friends as well.

7) Eat zinc rich foods or supplements.

8) Consume vitamin B6 and fatty acids as they help treat emotional trauma and eating disorders.


1) Don’t skip your breakfast. Eat small meals throughout the day.

2) Don’t avoid social gatherings as they can actually help you recover from this disorder.
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