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5 Beneficial Herbal Teas For Loss Of Appetite

 Loss Of Appetite

Loss of appetite is the lack of desire to eat food. Severe cases can even lead to anorexia. It might sound like a simple issue but if left untreated, it can lead to weakness and a drop in resistance mechanism in our body. This can give way to more sickness. Some symptoms of loss of appetite are: indigestion, constipation, mood swings, fever, nausea, cough, bad breath, weight loss and fatigue. This can happen to anyone of any age. Factors like aging, depression, stress, pregnancy, lack of water content in the body and medical disorders like asthma, tuberculosis, emotional disorders, jaundice, Addison’s disease, kidney and liver failures can lead to loss of appetite. You can consult a physician for this problem but the medicines and tonics may contain chemicals. Instead, try herbal teas which are natural, free from side effects and effective in reducing the symptoms of this disorder.

Here Are Some Herbal Remedies That You Can Try To Tackle This Issue:

1. Chamomile Tea:

Take a teaspoon of crushed chamomile flowers and add it to a cup of boiling water. Cover the cup and allow it to steep for about 10-15 min. Use a strainer to discard the flowers and separate the liquid. This tea can be drunk for 3 to 4 times per day for best results. You can obtain betterment in eating pattern if you follow this regularly. Chamomile can also sooth and relax our mind. Hence it can reduce our stress levels which can boost up our appetite. [1]

chamomile Tea

2. Juniper Tea:

Obtain the berries, branches and wood of juniper and chop them into fine pieces of about a teaspoon. Add it to a cup of boiling water and close it with a lid. Allow the tea to brew for 20 min. Strain and drink the tea while it is still warm. You can have this tea once in the morning and evening. It will give better results if pursued regularly. However this tea is not recommended for pregnant ladies and nursing women. [2]

Juniper Tea

3. Peppermint Tea:

Take about 15 grams of peppermint leaves and dry them. Use them after they have completely become dry. Add this dry peppermint leaves to 2 cups of boiled water and let them stand for 20 min. Strain the solution before drinking. For best outcomes, have this tea at least twice a day between meals. You can drink them hot or warm. It is not a good idea to give this tea to infants and very young children since it can cause choking and suffocating sensations which can be quite unpleasant. [3]

Peppermint Tea

4. Fenugreek Tea:

Obtain about 5 grams of fenugreek seeds and pound or crush them. Combine the crushed seeds with a cup of boiling water and cover the container for half an hour. Use a strainer or muslin cloth to strain the tea. Drink this concoction for at least twice per day to get improvements in your appetite. Fenugreek has other beneficial qualities like anti-inflammatory property which can aid in healing inflammations. [4]

 Fenugreek Tea



5. Holy Basil Tea:

Holy basil which is also known as Tulsi in India is a great herb in kindling hunger and increasing the desire to consume. Crush about 11 grams of this leaves and add them to 2 cups of water. Bring this mixture to boil in a covered container. Use a strainer to separate the liquid and add a tablespoon of milk and 15 grams of sugar. You can also garnish this tea with powdered cardamoms for better taste. To get optimal results, drink at least 3 cups of holy basil tea every day. [5]

 Holy Basil Tea

Holy basil which is also known as Tulsi in India is a great herb in kindling hunger and increasing the desire to consume. Crush about 11 grams of this leaves and add them to 2 cups of water. Bring this mixture to boil in a covered container. Use a strainer to separate the liquid and add a tablespoon of milk and 15 grams of sugar. You can also garnish this tea with powdered cardamoms for better taste. To get optimal results, drink at least 3 cups of holy basil tea every day.





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