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Medicinal herbs for lack of appetite

  1. Lack of appetite for a day or a few days does not have to be a problem for a healthy person. When it lasts longer, or occurs in people who are underweight, it can cause problems. In addition, people generally feel bad when they have a lack of appetite. There are several herbs in nature or in the kitchen cupboard that help to regain the appetite, such as parsley, rosemary and wild garlic.

When to treat

  1. In modern society, temporary lack of appetite is not considered negative by many people. However, it can have major drawbacks when you no longer get enough nutrients. Eating little for one or a few days is generally okay, but it can be dangerous if it lasts longer. Lack of appetite can be a symptom of various diseases. Therefore, if in doubt, go to the doctor. When people who are underweight or children suffer from underweight, this is an extra point for attention. It can cause problems much faster if they don't eat. Just remember before making an appointment with a doctor that having no appetite is not unhealthy in itself.

How to treat

  1. The skin remedies made from medicinal herbs mentioned in this article can almost always be used. Only when hypersensitivity to the plant is known, it is not recommended to use the products. Rosemary is a special case, it should not be used during pregnancy.

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)

  1. You can use both the leaf and the root of parsley. It contains apiol, which stimulates the gastrointestinal tract and aids digestion. Furthermore, parsley contains many vitamins, so even if the effect does not occur, it is good to use when you do not want to eat. Parsley can be easily made into a tea. The tea should be drunk 15 to half an hour before eating, at least three times a day. For the tea is necessary:

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

  1. Rosemary leaves are known to have a relaxing effect. They also contain bitter substances, which promote the secretion of gastric juices. It can also help with digestive complaints. Rosemary can also easily be used to make a tea. Drink this three times a day, the time when it does not matter much. For the tea is necessary:

Wild garlic (Allium ursinum)

  1. Wild garlic is present in large quantities in certain places in Limburg. The young leaves and roots can be used as a medicine. The essential oils in wild garlic can work up the appetite and promote gastrointestinal function. Wild garlic can be eaten raw or used in dishes. For example, it can be used in a salad, or chopped into sauces.

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