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What does it mean ?

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that proves to be life threatening which is characterized by starving oneself and excessive weight loss. In actual terms Anorexia means “loss of appetite”. People suffering from anorexia nervosa kill their appetite despite being hungry. People with anorexia have intense fear of gaining weight and have distorted perception of their body weight and shape or having unrealistic body image. Nutritional deficiencies occur as a result of dietary restrictions. Sometimes people get into this when they try to cope with emotional problems. Mostly this disorder hits teenagers or early adulthood. Anorexia nervosa mostly occurs in females but can affect people of any gender.


  • Genetics and hormones
  • Pressure from environment and social media
  • Person with obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Emotional trauma

What does Ayurveda say about Anorexia Nervosa?

“Aruchi” is a word used to describe Anorexia. It occurs due to the aggravation of all three sharirik doshas (body elements). Along with this psychological factors contributing to this such as anger, stress, anxiety. All of these factors lead to incomplete digestion and accumulation of ama (toxins) inside the stomach. Hence vitiating the whole body.

Physical symptoms due to lack of nutrition:

  • Severe loss of muscle mass
  • Low blood pressure
  • Fatigue or exhaustion
  • Cold hand and feet (hypothermia)
  • Dehydration
  • Bloating
  • Hair Loss
  • Insomnia
  • Dry skin, brittle nails
  • Decrease bone density (more prone to fractures)
  • Constipation
  • Infertility
  • Bad breath , tooth decay

Behavioral Symptoms:

  • Signs of depression
  • Avoiding or delaying mealtimes
  • Adapting rigid eating rituals
  • Excessive concern for weight, body shape, size etc
  • Withdrawal from social interactions and friends
  • Inducing vomiting
  • Excessive exercise
  • Irritability and anger
  • Low self esteem
  • Inadequacy or loneliness

Management of Anorexia Nervosa with Ayurveda:

Some Classical  formulations:

  • Hingvastak churna
  • Dadimashtaka churna
  • Chitrakadi gutika
  • Agnitundi vati
  • Lashunadi vati
  • Lavanbhaskar Churna

Diet and Lifestyle Management:

  • Freshly cooked warm food
  • Meals at regular intervals
  • Avoid snacking after meal
  • Practices Yoga and pranayam
  • Try to be in positive and happy environment
  • Morning or evening walk

Home Remedies:

  • Eat 2-3 oranges a day
  • Eat an apple a day
  • Boil garlic cloves (2-3) in a cup of water, add a teaspoon of lemon juice  and drink twice a day
  • Paste of  fresh ginger, with a pinch of salt and lemon juice (half teaspoon) and have twice a day
  • Buttermilk with salt and black pepper

Managing Anorexia Nervosa With Chandigarh Ayurved Centre

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1. Active Plus Tablet:

CAC active plus Tablet is a pure herbo-mineral formulation prepared from the best quality of herbs. This tablet is best for a person ‘s mental and physical health, and also helps to boost up the immunity. The herbal ingredients present in these tablets are used to maintain a person’s health and refreshes the mind and body.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 sachet twice a day with normal water.

 2. Brain Relaxant Churna:

This churna is pure Ayurvedic which helps to rejuvenate the brain cells, improves memory, gives strength to the body, & increases the concentration by calming down the brain. It is prepared from herbs that show a calming effect on the brain and give you relaxation. Brain relaxant churna shows antioxidant, Neuroprotective, carminative and anti-inflammatory properties. Ingredients present in this churna are Amla (Emblica officinalis), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Marich (Piper nigrum), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Bala (Sida cordifolia), Shuddha Gandhak, Lauha Bhasma. It helps to Maintain blood sugar level, Anti-depressant, Insomnia, Increase Haemoglobin levels, Cures indigestion, Helpful in Ulcerative colitis, and Nerve tonic. It helps in dealing with health conditions such as feeling delusion, hallucinations, disordered thinking, disabling, & impair daily functioning related to schizophrenia patients.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablespoon of this churna twice daily.

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Trikatu Tablet is a hebo-mineral tablet of 650 MG and is purely Ayurvedic formulation. CAC Trikatu Tablet helps to eliminate excess Kapha or mucus from the body, supports respiratory system, manages weight, helps to take out impurities or ama from the body, supports healthy detoxification, reduces swelling. It shows anti-inflammatory, analgesic, expectorant, antioxidant properties. This tablet is made up of equal parts of three herbs such as Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), & Marich (Piper nigrum) that maintains the metabolism in the body. The regular use of this tablet balances the thyroxine hormone and treats hyperthyroidism naturally. It is an Appetizer and it improves digestion, supports normal gastric function, and normal circulation.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.

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Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.

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Recommended Dosage: Take 2 teaspoon twice daily.