From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Lack of Appetite:
- American Ginseng
- Bay Leaf
- Black Walnut Leaf
- Celery Seed
- Chicory Root
- Curcumin and Turmeric Root
- Devils Claw
- Evening Primrose
- Fennel Seed
- Ginger Root
- Gotu Kola
- Juniper Berry
- Korean Ginseng
- Magnolia Bark
- Turmeric Root
Natural Cures and Remedies for Lack of Appetite
Take black cohosh tincture, but remember not to combine black cohosh with any conventional or herbal over-the-counter medicines. For precautions see page 138. Adults: 5 drops diluted with some water, 2-3 times a day, tincture strength 1:2, increasing to 10 drops, 2-3 times a day if no side effects are experienced.
The following illustrations, listed by their common names, are from Duke, J., Medicinal Plants of the Bible, Trado-Medic Books, Buffalo, New York, 1983. With permission.
Allspice, American Ginseng, Bay Leaf, Black Walnut Leaf, Catnip, Celery Seed, Centaury, Chicory Root, Curcumin, Curcumin and Turmeric Root, Devils Claw, Evening Primrose, Fennel Seed, Feverfew, Ginger Root, Gotu Kola, Hops, Juniper Berry, Korean Ginseng, Magnolia Bark, Myrrh, Quassia, Sage, Turmeric Root
Activities (Scurvy-Grass) – Antibacterial ; Antiscorbutic ; Antiseptic ; Depurative ; Discutient ; Diuretic ; Irritant ; Rubefacient ; Stimulant ; Stomachic .
The basic causes of heart diseases are wrong dietary habits, faulty style of living and various stresses. The famous Framingham Heart Study of the National Heart and Lung Institute identified seven major risk factors in coronary heart disease. These are : (i) elevated blood levels of cholesterol, triglycerides and other fatty substances ( ii) elevated blood pressure (iii) elevated blood uric acid levels (mainly caused by high protein diet), (iv) certain metabolic disorders, notably diabetes, (v) obesity, (vi) smoking, and (vii) lack of physical exercise. Each or a combination of these risk factors can contribute to heart disease. Most of them are of dietary origin. These risk factors can be controlled by changing one’s life style and readjusting the diet.
Onion is very useful in cholera. About 30 grams of this vegetable and seven black peppers should be finely pounded in a pestle and given to the patient. It allays thirst and restlessness and the patient feels better. The fresh juice of bitter gourd (karela) is another effective medicine in the early stages of cholera.
Several studies have shown that large amounts of antioxidant nutrients can greatly reduce the frequency and severity of asthmatic reactions.