Essential oils of herbs such as bergamot, basil, chamomile, clary sage and lavender may help stimulate appetite, relax the body and fight depression. They can be diffused into the air, inhaled, massaged or put in bath water.
Treatment of anorexia nervosa includes both short-term and long-term measures, and requires assessment by dietitians and psychiatrists as well as medical specialists. Therapy is often complicated by the patient's resistance or failure to carry out treatment plan.
Mai Tran, The Gale Group Inc., Gale, Detroit,