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AMARA PASCOE® - Routes to a healthy appetite

Loss of appetite is due to a variety of factors.

Stress and grief cause some people to reach for chocolate in search of "la dolce vita", they make others lose their appetite.

Recently overcome illnesses or anemia, alcohol abuse and digestive disorders can also be reasons for loss of appetite. Especially elderly people oft complain about loss of appetite.

The consequences are:

  • Weight loss
  • Weak immune system
  • Lack of vital nutrients

If loss of appetite persists, you should consult a doctor to clarify the cause

The proportion of bitter tasting foodstuffs is continually decreasing in modern nutrition. Many people even have a distinct aversion to anything bitter. The food industry responds to this by increasingly cultivating vegetables for sweetness. Once bitter vegetables such as chicory and radicchio have had the bitter cultivated out.

The benefits to health of the bitter substances no longer count.

  • increase food tolerance 
  • promote salivation
  • promote the secretion of gastric juices
  • stimulate the digestion of fat

In naturopathy bitter substances have a secure place in treating digestive disorders and loss of appetite. Especially cinchona bark, cinnamon bark, gentian root and bitter orange peel are used. They make up the herbal drug AMARA PASCOE®

Bitter substances should also be reintroduced to food! People with a strong aversion to bitter tastes can slowly re-accustom themselves to bitterness.

"What is bitter on the tongue, is good for the stomach”

Popular German saying