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Herbal Medicines to Increase Children’s Appetite

Herbal Medicines to Increase Children's Appetite

Why do children often have difficulty eating? For those of you who have small children, especially those who are under 5 years old, it will definitely be a little troublesome when the child does not want to eat. Even though the mother has prepared nutritious food with an attractive appearance. Then, you look for ways to increase children’s appetite.

Actually, there are several reasons why children find it difficult to eat, for example experiencing intolerance to certain foods, unattractive presentation, the taste is not suitable on the tongue, or eating too many snacks that are filling but do not meet the body’s needs. Don’t panic, this time you will find recommendations for herbal remedies to increase children’s appetite.

Herbal Medicine to Increase Children’s Appetite

Something you need to know is the ingredients of the content as a child’s appetite enhancer


Turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn) is one of the ingredients that can be used as a natural ingredients to increase children’s appetite. The content in turmeric that can  increases children’s appetite is the compound curcumin. In addition to increasing children’s appetite, curcumin in turmeric also maintains immunity, reduces stomach pain, relieves fever, and is antiseptic. The use of turmeric can be used as a seasoning for yellow rice or a natural colorant in cooking. In addition, it can also be drunk with milk. other.


Besides being found in turmeric, curcumin is also found in the temulawak plant. It is not without reason that temulawak can increase  children’s appetite. Even not only children, but the benefits can be useful for all ages who are experiencing disturbances in appetite.

Thus, the consumption of temulawak can help to keep the body’s nutritional needs fulfilled. The next benefit of temulawak is to cure flatulence and overcome the risk of intestinal inflammation so that it heals faster. How to consume temulawak can be made into drinks or herbs and also made supplements in the form of capsules.

Aromatic ginger

Kencur (Kaempferia galanga) has long been known to the public as a natural medicine that can increase appetite. Concoctions with kencur can increase children’s appetite by making drinks. The famous drink or herbal medicine made from kencur is herbal rice kencur. The aroma and taste are distinctive and quite friendly to children’s tongues. Rice kencur drink is made from rice, kencur, brown sugar, and a little tamarind. Kencur drink can also maintain body stamina and overcome stomach ulcers.


In addition to turmeric, temulawak, and kencur, a natural ingredient that increases a children’s appetite is ginger. The content in ginger is protein, carbohydrates, fiber, iron, potassium, and vitamin C. The aroma of ginger is also very distinctive with a warm sensation after being swallowed.

For children, the amount of ginger can be adjusted because the taste may not suit the child’s tongue. However, ginger boiled water can help improve digestion and boost immunity. If you don’t like to be consumed directly, ginger can be added to food spices so that it doesn’t taste too much.


Cinnamon has a distinctive fragrant aroma, so this ingredient is often used as an addition in cooking and various cakes. For children, cinnamon can increase  children’s appetite naturally. Cinnamon content for example; vitamins A, B and K, protein, calcium, fiber, iron, selenium, phosphorus, potassium, antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory. Because cinnamon has antibacterial properties, its long-term effect can increase body resistance.

To increase your children’s appetite, you can also add Nitacur herbal supplements containing kencur extract, lempuyang rhizome, and black turmeric. Nitacur is useful to help increase the appetite of children and adults.

Herbal Medicines to Increase Children’s Appetite

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