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Homeopathic Treatment for Loss of Appetite

The loss of appetite is known as Anorexia. There are various causes for the loss of appetite. Some causes are psychological in nature and include stress, grief and anxiety disorders. Other causes may be bacterial or viral infections. Diseases like hypothyroidism, tuberculosis, chronic liver disease, chronic kidney disease, hepatitis, and cancer can also lead to the loss of appetite. Certain medications and drug addictions also cause Anorexia. Another significant reason for the loss of appetite is Anorexia Nervosa. In homeopathy, cases of loss of appetite are treated with much success. Homeopathic treatment for loss of appetite uses medicines that help stimulate appetite.

Homeopathy helps by safely boosting the appetite. It works by correcting the cause of the anorexia to enhance the appetite. These medicines are useful for treating anorexia in patients of all age groups. Top grade homeopathic medicines to treat loss of appetite are Alfalfa, Antimonium Crudum, Psorinum, China, Colchicum, and Ignatia.

Homeopathic Treatment for Loss of Appetite

1. Alfalfa – Top Grade Medicine for Poor Appetite

Alfalfa is a high-grade treatment for loss of appetite. Alfalfa helps tone up the appetite in a very natural way. Along with boosting the appetite, it also helps to provide mental and physical strength to the body. Alfalfa works well in patients who experience a loss of appetite accompanied by weight loss, loss of flesh and emaciation. In such cases, the medicine helps improve the appetite as well as gain weight. Alfalfa is also a suitable medicine for anorexia nervosa and loss of appetite with weakness, fatigue, and exhaustion.

2. Antimonium Crudum And Psorinum – Appetite That Has Diminished After a Severe Disease

Antimonium Crudum and Psorinum are well indicated medicines for treating anorexia. These medicines help stimulate appetite after a serious illness. A patient needing Antimonium Crudum experiences a loss of appetite along with an aversion to every kind of food. But in some cases, the patient can eat acidic and sour things and has an aversion to all other food. Nausea and a bitter taste in the mouth are accompanying symptoms. Along with these features, the tongue feels thickly coated. Psorinum works well when there is a loss of appetite, but there is a constant thirst for water. Other symptoms include belching that tastes like rotten eggs. Psorinum is also useful for the loss of appetite and weakness arising after an acute disease. In such cases, Psorinum helps to improve appetite as well as provide strength to the body.

3. China – For Poor Appetite and Abdominal Fullness

China is a beneficial remedy for improving appetite. It works by helping to aid the desire to eat. This medicine works well in cases of reduced appetite with a sensation of fullness in the abdomen. China is useful when a person feels full in the stomach all the time. The abdomen feels bloated and distended. There is an aversion to all food. China works well in cases where there is not a complete loss of appetite, but the patient feels satiated by eating very little. Lastly, China is a beneficial medicine for a total loss of appetite during malaria.

4. Colchicum – When Nausea Accompanies Anorexia

Colchicum is another excellent treatment for loss of appetite. It helps to promote appetite in such cases. Colchicum is most helpful when nausea is present along with the loss of appetite. A person requiring Colchicum gets nauseous at the thought or smell of food. The patient feels hungry, but on smelling food, the appetite vanishes. If food is somehow taken, it seems tasteless. Colchicum helps to reduce nausea and stimulate the appetite.

5. Ignatia – Anorexia From Depression or Sadness

Ignatia is a high-grade treatment for loss of appetite. It helps to bring back appetite in patients who have lost their appetite due to depression. The guiding feature to use Ignatia is a loss of appetite from sadness, grief, and depression. A patient needing Ignatia refuses to eat and is absorbed in sad thoughts. The person feels sad and disappointed all the time, avoids the company of people, and feels exhausted both mentally and physically. Ignatia will help to recover from depression and assist in regaining the healthy appetite.

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  1. Hi Doctor,

    My father who is 66 years old is recovering from viral fever and is taking course of ciprofloxin antibiotics along with fever medicine. His fever is almost gone but he is feeling too weak and unable to eat properly due to loss of appetite. Is there any homeopath medicine we can give him which he can take along with allopath medicine to cure his loss of appetite?

    If there is any medicine, pls let me know the dosage and frequency as well!

    Thanks in advance!


  2. Which homeopathic tissue salt would you recommend for loss of appetite due to pancreatitis from insecticide?

  3. Sir
    I have very low appetite and also stress.
    Age: 49 Weight :45 Kgs

    Please suggest me homeopathy medicine.

  4. Shumaila Umair says:

    Hello my son age is 2.5 years he does not eat anything ….what to do help me plz…he does not like anything…no roti fruits vegetables nothing plz help…

  5. Arun Kumar Singh says:

    loss of appetite (totally), floating abdomen all the time with heaviness as food and water is kept intact severally more than 10-12 hours, bechaini, ghabrahat increased after eating food , some time without eating
    increasing weakness, and physical activity

  6. Subrata Chowdhury says:


    My daughter aged 24+ yrs have been suffering from Bipolar Disorder over 10 years and is now stable on alopathy medicine. But she often has no appetite thereby causing her health problem. Pl suggest her a homeopathic appetizer without any side effects to keep her hearty and healthy.


    Subrata Chowdhury

  7. Dear Dr. Sharma,

    I am actually trying to find homeopathic remedies for a bunny. She had 3 procedures done, which exposed her to too much anesthesia. One of the procedures was done painfully (teeth trimming) so heavy pain medication was prescribed, which made things worse. After the procedures and medication she developed anorexia. Then she was prescribed antibiotics, which aggravated the anorexia. I have been syringe feeding her and nothing jump starts her appetite. So, I am looking for homeopathic remedies. I had used them on myself; thus I know they work.
    Thank you for your article, it gives very good ideas and guidance.
    If you have some suggestions for my bunny, I would greatly appreciate it if you please let me know. Thank you very much!


    After my death of father, my mother is under deep sorrow and doesn’t want to live initially.Aversion to take food, Bloating, Indigestion. She feels drowsy all the tome. I gave Staphysagria 200, lycopodium 200, opium 1M. She is recovering from drowsiness. Kindly suggest a medicine to regain her appetite. Presently she is taking Natrum Mur 6x in Morning, Magnesia Phos 6x,Kali Mur 6x and Natrum Phos 6x daily. I am in dilemma to give chins 90 or Ignitia 30 for her loss of appetite.

  9. baby age two year doesnt eat much.i am worroied abt him.he dosnt like to eat ftuits and vegtabels.jst drink simple water and bafflow milk .plz reply

  10. umair ahmed khan says:

    My son is 3.5 years old. he don’t want to eat anything.. what can I do?? Please suggest me something what can I give him??

  11. Sangeeta nagee says:

    Hello doctor, my mom is sick. She doesn’t like to eat anything. How shall I make her eat. Plz prescribe medicine for her so that she feels hungry

    • My mom has undergone all tests.. everything is normal. She is 76 years. For the past 3 months she gets nauseous at the thought or smell of food. She feels hungry, but on smelling food, the appetite vanishes. She is not eating any solid food. Has very small quantities if juices. But most of the time she feels like vomiting.

      Please advice

  12. Tarun Goswami says:

    Good evening Dr sarma

    Even my stomach is felt empty I donot feel hungry. And some times felt full of gas without appetite. Stool is always loos With constipation. Pl advice careflly.Im also in this line for some years. But confused to take myself.

  13. Can these remedies work/help in pet dogs, Please throw some light, Sir..

  14. मेरी बेटी 15 वर्ष की है। दुबला शरीर है। हाईट अच्छी है। उसको भूख नहीं लगती। पूरे दिन में एक रोटी बहुत मुश्किल से लेती है।

  15. Rajendra Sharma says:

    During rainy seasons I undergo loss of appetite. Also during this period I feel my stomach full even after a small breakfast.Also I get constipation and irregular bowel movements. Please suggest some remedy.

  16. My daughter of 4years old and suffering from low hb and loss of appetite and also under weight. She has 11 kg

  17. Nomathemba Lukhezo says:

    My sister is grossly underweight and as older person she is not receiving the treatment she requires basically the psychiatric nurse described her condition as “life choice.” My sister states that food does not taste at all i.e. loss of taste is her main complaint. This has led to dangerous weight loss and the NHS has failed to treat her indeed they say that she does not have an eating disorder.

    I am left with an elderly person who has no flesh on her, looks like a skeleton and unable to eat sufficient food to save her own life. She has hidden food in all sorts of places. She has been in a Mental Health Unit for just over three months.

    I am desperate and please if you can help I will be grateful

  18. Amit Rose says:

    For 3 days my wife was out of school training and has very less food and water there. When she returned she was a bit feverish and some exhausted. For next 3 days had mild fever. Since then she has lost appetite and thirst, water tastes bitter and feels full stomach all the time. She feels hunger but that subsides after eating 2-3 spoons.
    I more thing sir, she is expected from 15 days. Thats why we fear to give any allopathic medication. Please suggest us.

  19. shivangi vishwakarma says:

    Sir I have a patient 4 yrs little girl her mother complaining that her child eats nothing and some how she eats a little bit only and if forcefully her mother tries to give something to eat she vomits it and patients is so much active and having sharp memory but easily irritated and easily offended wt to give her plz hlp ..

    • Pranali desai says:

      Hi doctor
      My main problem is my babies appetite
      She is 4 years old now just started going to school. Her school is starting at 1:30 bt before going to school she does nt wnt to eat food neither she eats any thing for breakfast. If I try to feed her forcefully she feels like vomiting. D main point is she just don’t wnt to eat food. Just help me
      Thank you

  20. Muhammad Asif Nayyer says:

    Dear Dr.Sharma Ji.
    my child is 3 years old , he is weak and skinny body , having los of appetite physically he is okay and active child he has by birth constipation , please advise best medicine to gain his weight .

    thanks Asif Nayyer

  21. good day,
    my baby boy is 11 months and just had roseola infantum. we treated fever with belladonna and strominium (only once).
    since one week ago his rash disappeared, but his appetite is still very poor and his tongue is white coated. he is active, but lost about 450gr weight.
    thanks a lot

  22. My son 2.5 year old dooesnot take solid food.he takes only milk mixed with supplements.isthere any way to increase his appetite?I have tried alfalfa but he does not take alfalfa as well?Can I mix alfalfa with milk and give him?Any other chewable or tablet form medicine which he can consume easily.thanks-Shekhar(Mob-9805946501

  23. Sankar Paul says:

    Poor appetite of 4 months old baby girl..plz give suggestion.

  24. My mother is around 50 Ys. and weight is about 30 Kg. my mother is suffering from low sodium problem from 5 Years which automatic decrease from 130 to around 110 many times we admitted her into hospital doctors diagnose SIADH case. but unable to find the problem why sodium is derasing. on 22/04/2017 they done CT scan of chest and found some heziness in the chest it might be tuberculosis after they done bronchoscopy test to confirm TB but the test got normal. On symptoms basis they start TB treatment.After 7 months they again call CT scan test and CT report shows some improvement into Chest Hezzines doctors stop medicine of TB after 12 Months. Now she is suffering from Low or Dead appetite problem and her knee pain also.
    Please suggest what should i do. ?

  25. I am 30 year old women n my weight is hight is 5’6. I completely loss my appetite. I m hardly feel hunger whole day. Eat once or twice a day. N feels so week. N specially my leg and foot pain a lot. What can I do. Please advise me. Thanks

  26. Jair-Rohm Wells says:


    My mother is 85 years old and recovering from a series of strokes. Her brain function is diminished due to the strokes. This is a contributing factor to her loss of appetite and we are working on this. I’m In the meantime, we’re looking for recommendations for supplements that will stimulate her appetite.


  27. My grand daughter is 16 months old. She appears to have almost total appetite loss. During 24 hours her total intake is measured 3-4 tea spoonful of rice or dalia. For last one year she has developed total aversion towards milk or milk based food.

  28. Ashish Sharma says:

    Good evening Dr. Sharma.

    I am very upset due to my mom’s weight loss due to the lost of apetite. she also has the thyoroid which is control now, thooth decay is there as well.

    Kindly suggest me the Cure if possible, or pls let me know from where and how can i get the below mention medition are these good enough to intake togather and if yes what should be the quantity?
    1. Alfalfa

  29. in which dilution chine should use?

    • Bhupinder sekhon says:

      I had major de bulking in abdomen cos of canser now my tounge is very raw very poor apetite poor saliva,weakness,poo when go to pee and it’s very smelly.

  30. My grand daughter is 2 yr old and eats very little. Mainly survive on milk alone. What should I do so that she eats every thing.

  31. Ashish Kumar says:

    One of friend having white patches (vitiligo ) (minor). Please suggest some medicine. How long I have to take the medicine.

  32. Sir I have a problem of loosing my appetite just after I stop taking any appetite enhancers. Without them I go about for days with no food. But soon as I stop them i start loosing weight very fast.
    Do you think Alfalfa can help me based on your article?
    And Are there any side effects??

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