Essential Oils For Anorexia

Sir William Withey Gull

Essential oils for anorexia…..There are certain oils that can help with anorexia. So what is anorexia nervosa?

The term literally means “lack of appetite induced by nervousness.” This definition is something of a misnomer, however, because lack of appetite is not the real problem. At the heart of this eating disorder is an intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat. This is combined with a refusal to maintain even a minimally low body weight.

In 1689, Richard Morton published the first known medical account of the disorder. Morton described two patients. The first was an 18 year old girl and the second a 16 year old boy, both who suffered from a “nervous consumption” that caused wasting of body tissue. The female patient refused treatment and eventually died.

Miss A Sir William Gull

Miss A, pictured in 1866 aged 17 (No.1) and in 1870 aged 21 (No. 2) From the published medical papers of Gull

In 1873, Sir William Withey Gull, physician to Queen Victoria, in London and Charles Lasegue in Paris, independently described the clinical syndrome and the disorder received its current name.

Criteria for Anorexia Nervosa

• Refusal to maintain a body weight that is normal for the person’s age and height (i.e., a reduction of body weight to about 85 percent of what would normally be expected).

• Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight.

• Distorted perception of body shape and size.

• Absence of at least three consecutive menstrual periods.

Studies have suggested that women who continue to menstruate but meet all other diagnostic criteria for the disorder are just as ill as those who have amenorrhea.

Celebrities who have struggles with anorexia are Justine Bateman, Victoria Beckham, Courtney Cox, Tracey Gold, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

Mary-Kate Olsen
Mary-Kate Olsen

Buy at

Essential Oils for Anorexia:

• Angelica Root
• Cardamom
• Carrot Seed
• Cilantro
• Coriander Seed
• Fennel
• Palmarosa
• Tarragon
• Thyme

Check the oil for specifics and safety data. Anorexia Nervosa I
Anorexia Nervosa I

Giclee Print
Ong, Diana
Buy at

Solo Build It!

Essential Oils
Combining Scents


The information on is not offered for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of any disease or disorder nor have any statements herein been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We strongly encourage you to discuss topics of concern with your health care provider.

Return to Top

Organic herbs, spices, teas and oils.

Other Oils

Coconut Oil

Emu Oil

Jojoba Oil

Neem Oil

Tea Tree Oil