What is Anorexia?
Anorexia is an eating disorder characterized by extreme loss of appetite and weight loss. Anorexics may also exercise obsessively and may develop bulimia, a disorder in which they make themselves vomit after eating in order to avoid gaining weight. Anorexia is more common in women than men.
Cause of AnorexiaLoss of at least three consecutive menstrual periods (in women).
Eextreme weight loss.
Not wanting or refusing to eat in public.
Shortness of breath.
Obsessiveness about calorie intake.
There are no simple answers to the causes of anorexia and other eating disorders. It is a complex condition that arises from a combination of many social, emotional and biological factors. Although our cultures' idealization of slenderness plays a powerful role, there are many other contributing factors including family environment, emotional difficulties, low self-esteem and traumatic experiences which may lead to anorexia.
Symptoms of Anorexia
There are many symptoms of anorexia:
Home Remedies For Anorexia (Loss of Appetite)Squeeze 1 Lemon in a glass of lukewarm water. Add a pinch of salt and drink it daily in the morning.
Take three to four cloves of garlic (Lahasun) a day in various forms like raw garlic, crushed garlic in soup and garlic boiled in water.
Eat some dried ginger(sonth) with salt before meals.
Keep the paste of Raisins (kishmish) and date Palm (khajur) in mouth before meals.
Powder of roasted Cumin (jeera) seeds 3-6 gm with honey (shahad) twice a day.
Drink fresh juice of pomegranate (anaar) with cumin (jeera) powder, sugar and honey (shahad) before meals.
Take 2 g of ajowan(ajwain) powder with rock salt (kala namak), twice daily, before meals.
Take charcoal, burn and cook fruit of Amla on it. Add 2-4ml of ghee, cumin (jeera) seeds, salt, asafoetida (heeng) on amla.
After the addition immediately remove the Amla from charcoal, cool to room temperature and eat it before meals.
Jaggery (gud) water mixed with tamarind (imli) and spiced with cinnamon (dalachini), cardamom (elaichi) and black pepper (kali mirch) should be kept in mouth for some time before meals.
Drink a glass of orange juice every two hours throughout the day.
Drink grape juice for improving appetite and boosting digestive heath, forr at least three weeks to get the most effective results.
Ayurvedic Herbs/Indian Medicinal Plants