This section is from the book "Smith's Family Physician", by William Henry Smith. See also: Natural Physician's Healing Therapies: Proven Remedies that Medical Doctors Don't Know.
A want of appetite and loathing of food is not usually an original complaint, but is generally a symptom of some other disorder, such as Indigestion, and must then be treated as advised under that head.
If it is caused by the stomach being overloaded, or from too rich food having been taken, an emetic, followed by a gentle purgative, will generally afford relief. The stomach may afterwards be strengthened by the Tonic Mixture No. 11.