How to increase Appetite in Kids?

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Sandhyaabhilash 2011-07-18 11:11:23


Hii All,

My Daughter is 4 1/2 yrs old. Her Appetite is very less. Can you pls help me in giving some home remedies to increase her appetite?

murugans 2011-07-19 16:31:07


Try karakaya(Telugu). Available in grocery stores.

Rub karakaya against a rough stone with little water. Collect the extract, mix it with honey and give it to the kid in empty stomach.


NJ 2011-07-19 17:43:04


In general, if the child has a lot of physical activities then they tend to have better appetites. Send her for tennis or swimming classes. It will give her the necessary excercise and also help improve her appetite,

One nutritionist suggested Ashta churnam. This is an ayurvedic recipe of 8 spices mostly found in our kitchen like pepper, turmeric, hing etc. This powder has to be mixed with ghee and given once or twice a day. Basically this helps to control the intestinal bad bacteria and once the bad bacteria is reduced the appetite returns. This can be found in many ayurvedic shops like kotakkal branches across many cities.

Sometimes the ways to improve appetite may be to simply try different things out and see what your child likes best. Some children likes spicy food, some like it sweeter, some like jeera taste, saltier, some like it with ghee, some like curd rice etc etc. You need to vary your menus and check out what your daughter likes best. Else you can harden yourself and ask her to eat whatever you have prepared. In some time, she will learn to eat what food is put in front of her. But the main things you have to rule out for this is to cure loss of appetite due to bad intestinal flora or just not needing to use enough calories(ie having a sedentary lifestyle).


Sandhyaabhilash 2011-07-22 11:01:12


Thanks Shall try it out.



Sandhyaabhilash 2011-07-22 11:01:36


mmm Thanks a Lot dear.



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