Top 10 Homeopathic Medicines For Gaining Weight

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Saba, BHMS, MD
By Kushneet Kukreja

Several homeopathic remedies are designed to address the underlying causes behind the body’s inability to bulk up or put on weight. While most people take vitamin and protein supplements to build up some weight, others prefer homeopathic medicine for weight gain. Homeopathy is a less invasive way of treating the body’s issues. It is also a herbal approach, which means that the risk of side effects is minimal to nil. Here, we have listed some of the top homeopathic remedies for gaining weight to enhance your hunger and boost your metabolism. Keep scrolling!

Homeopathic Medicine for Weight Gain – Best 10

1. Alfalfa Tonic

This is available in most homeopathic drug stores under some name or another. This derivative of the alfalfa herb is known to be helpful in the production of fat and reduction of tissue waste. According to animal studies, it increases appetite and improves digestion, nourishing a healthy body and a healthy mind, which leads to weight gain (1), (2)!

2. Lycopodium

This humble plant becomes a wonderful remedy for a lack of appetite when the spores are crushed and treated by trituration and succussion. Digestive imbalances are corrected by this product made with the Lycopodium clavatum plant (3). If you have not been able to gain weight due to weakening liver function, Lycopodium will work for you.

3. Calcarea Phosphorica

If you had a disease that took a toll on your health, Calcarea phosphorica is a homeopathic medicine for you. This is a good treatment option for anemic children and those with feeble digestion. It is also helpful in cases where there is difficulty in joining fractured bones (4).

4. Aloe Socotrina

If you are experiencing abdominal problems like the sensation of fullness or heat or gurgling sounds and cutting pain during bowel movements, then this is the ideal medicine (5). It is also helpful in reducing nauseous feelings and aversion to food. This can help you eat properly and gain weight.

5. Condurango Q

Apart from the loss of appetite, there are other reasons for not gaining weight normally, for example, pain in the stomach due to ulcers or vomiting soon after eating can prevent weight gain. You might even feel constriction in the esophagus with a constant burning pain behind the breastbone. Condurango is a good remedy for all these problems.

6. Arsenicum Album

Do you suffer from pain or burning sensation in the abdomen after eating certain foods or during fever? If yes, then you can take this homeopathic medicine for relief. According to a study done on mice, administration of Arsenicum Album helps alleviate these symptoms and lets you eat without worry, which, as a result, allows the body to gain weight (6).

7. Pulsatilla

There are only a very few things that are more embarrassing than hearing your stomach gurgling loudly during a meal! Sometimes, after eating warm or fatty food, you may feel a pressing pain or pulsation in your stomach. A mild dose of this medicine can solve all of that. If you feel any pain or as if a stone is passing through your gut, you can take this medicine too. Once, the pain eases, eating won’t feel like a chore, and you’ll be able to gain weight.

8. Chelidonium Majus

Lack or loss of appetite along with general sluggishness is sometimes the sign of a liver problem. This may happen due to serous secretions and bilious complications, which generally occur during pregnancy. But after that, you may feel a nagging bitter taste in your mouth, loss of appetite, or burning weight in the liver. This can be remedied by Chelidonium majus. This herb also has the potential to combat liver cancer (7).

9. Chininum Arsenicicum

Some people seem to rush to the bathroom each time they eat! Chininum Arsenicum is a great homeopathic remedy for diarrhea which occurs right after eating or if the food seems to pass without complete digestion. All of these problems can have adverse effects on your health and prevent proper weight gain. It may also treat a general lack of appetite, acidity, and vomiting.

10. Ignatia Amara

Some people binge eat when they are upset and anxious, others develop an aversion to food! If you belong to the latter category, you may be in danger of developing eating disorders and indigestion, which can create a nutritional imbalance in the body. If you want to gain weight and combat these symptoms, try Ignatia Amara (8)!

Homeopathy is a less invasive and healthier herbal alternative to bulk up compared to other options. There are quite a few homeopathic medicines for weight gain that you can try out, such as alfalfa tonic, Arsenicum album, and Ignatia amara. These homeopathic meds are a safer solution to increase weight without causing side effects or affecting underlying medical conditions. Since these meds are recommended with dosage instructions, don’t go overboard with them as they may cause weight fluctuations. Try out these homeopathic medicines only after consulting a doctor to see significant results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ashwagandha good for weight gain?

Yes. An Ayurvedic medicated ghee, which is processed with Ashwagandha juice, has been found to help improve body weight in children (9).

Does Shatavari increase weight?

Yes. According to animal studies, the extracts of Shatavari may help increase body weight (10).

Does vitamin B12 help gain weight?

B vitamins at a dose below their threshold may help promote body fat gain (11). However, more studies are warranted in this regard.

Is Triphala good for weight gain?

No. According to a study done on mice, Triphala and its constituents act as anti-obesity agents and help reduce body weight (12).

Is giloy good for weight gain?

Yes. The root extract of giloy may help improve weight gain (13). However, limited research is available in this regard.

Does Shilajit increase weight?

Yes. Much anecdotal evidence suggests that the intake of Shilajit may help increase weight. However, limited research is available in this regard.

Sources

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