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10 Home Remedies For Weakness To Improve Your Stamina & Give You An Energy Boost

Lethargy or weakness is something most of us feel, at one point or another. The Center for Pain and Supportive Care holds that weakness is the deficiency in physical or muscle strength, which makes us feel that we need to put in extra effort to get by daily and to perform our day-to-day routine.

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Symptoms of weakness

The symptoms of weakness include,

  • Lack of energy to perform everyday rituals
  • Feeling of drowsiness
  • Feeling tired all the time or most of the time
  • Sluggishness
  • Being uninterested and moody
  • Excessive sweating
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Loss of appetite

Causes of weakness

You may feel weak because of one or many of these factors,

  • Lack of essential nutrients
  • Lack of sufficient and quality sleep
  • Habit of skipping meals
  • Excessive drinking
  • Stress, physical or emotional
  • Weakness of the immune system

Some health problems and complications can cause persistent weakness. These illnesses are,

  • Anemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Chronic fatigue symptom
  • Sleeping disorder

 If you want to cure acute weakness and feel energetic and refreshed, you need to exercise for at least half an hour, every day. This will help you maintain your ideal body weight and Body Mass Index. Also, you need to follow a nutritious diet, avoid excessive alcohol or smoking, and keep yourself hydrated through the day.

Here are a few home remedies for weakness that can help you increase your stamina and energy, and hence, enhance your quality of life.

Home remedies for weakness

1. Bananas


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An amazingly rich source of natural sugars, such as, sucrose, fructose, and glucose. These sugars lend your body a quick, yet generous, energy boost. Also, the potassium in banana helps our body convert sugar into energy.

Because of the fiber content in bananas, they maintain the glucose level in our blood.


  • If and when you feel weak, just peel two bananas and eat them.
  • In case you do not like eating bananas whole, you can make a banana smoothie or shake for yourself.
  • Alternatively, eat a ripe banana with a tablespoon of honey, two times, every day, to strengthen your body by fighting acute weakness.

2. Almonds

The Vitamin E is almonds make it a great home remedy to feel more energetic and to get rid of the symptoms associated with general weakness.

Almonds are also a rich source of magnesium that helps in converting protein, fat and carbs into energy. In many people, mild deficiency of magnesium is the cause of general weakness.


  • In a small bowl, soak two almonds, a dried fig and 4-5 raisins.
  • Let it seep for the night.
  • Next morning, strain the cup, and drink the water.
  • Peel the almonds and eat it, followed by the osmosed fig and raisins.
  • In addition to this, you can carry roasted almonds in your bag, and munch on them if and when you feel weak. These will give you instant energy.

3. Milk

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When it comes to essential B vitamins, milk is one of the greatest sources. As such, it is an amazing remedy to cure general weakness.

The calcium in milk keeps our bones and muscles strong, which ultimately helps in fighting feebleness.


  • Heat a cup of milk, and drink it when lukewarm. You may add half a tablespoon of honey to the milk, if you want.
  • Alternatively, you can boil 2-3 figs in a cup of milk. Once boiled, eat the figs, and drink the milk for strength.
  • In addition to this, you can also add half a tablespoon of clarified butter to your glass of warm milk. You need to drink this milk two times, every day, to fight acute weakness that is caused by loss of blood or anemia.

4. Indian Gooseberry

Indian gooseberry or amla is a very rich source of energy. It is nutritious and the vitamin C in it makes it a fruit you MUST consume daily.

Indian gooseberry is also a good source of calcium, iron, carbs, phosphorous and protein. Eating an amla a day can enhance the immune system as well.


  • Remove seeds from a handful of Indian gooseberries.
  • Place them in a mixer to extract fresh juice.
  • Take four teaspoons of this juice and mix it with honey in the ratio of 1:1.
  • Now drink this mix two times, every day, for at least a week.

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5. Ginseng

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Ginseng is known for its antioxidant properties, and can give you instant energy if and when you feel weak.

Ginseng also soothes our nerves and improves blood circulation.


  • Grate a ginseng root into thin slices.
  • Boil the slices in three cups of water. Keep it on the simmer.
  • Now, strain the water in a cup and add a teaspoon of honey.
  • Let the water cool, and then drink a cup or two every single day.

A word of caution: If you have high blood pressure, DO NOT take ginseng.

6. Licorice

Another herb that can help you with weakness is licorice. Licorice stimulates our adrenal hormones, which then gives energy to our body. Licorice also boosts our metabolism, enhancing our appetite.


  • Heat a glass of water.
  • To this, add half a tablespoon of licorice powder.
  • Now add one tablespoon of honey to the mix and blend well.
  • You should drink this solution two times a day for energy.

A word of caution: Since licorice can increase blood pressure levels, consult your doctor before taking it.

7. Mangoes

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The sweet and yummy King of Fruits, Mango, has a good amount of minerals and vitamins in it. It also has antioxidant properties, which makes it an essential home remedy for weakness.

Mangoes also contain fiber, magnesium, copper and potassium.

The irons in mangos can fight anemia. The increase in red blood cells then fights the symptoms of lethargy and loss of appetite, which is associated with weakness. Also, the starch in mangoes convert sugar into energy.


  • Every day, drink a glass of mango milkshake to improve the process of energy generation in the body.
  • If preparing the milkshake is too much trouble for you, you can just cut a ripe mango into slices, sprinkle some saffron, cardamom and rose water on them, and eat it. You should eat this salad, two times a day to fight weakness that is associated with loss of blood.

8. Strawberries

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Include strawberries in your diet to make it healthy and low on calorie. These keep you energized, through the day.

Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C. They have anti-oxidant properties, which repair the body tissues, and enhance our immunity. Also, strawberries help get rid of the damage caused by free radicals.

Strawberries can give you a healthy dose of fiber, water and manganese.


  • Prepare strawberry juice, and drink half of this juice, once daily until you feel that your strength is improving.
  • If preparing strawberry juice is a hassle for you, you can simply munch on them or mix them with other fruits to prepare a high-in-fiber low-on-calorie fruit salad.

9. Eggs

A well-balanced diet is key to fighting weakness and gaining strength. Since eggs are loaded with essential nutrients, you need to consume them on a daily basis.

Eggs are a rich source of protein, iron, folic acid, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and vitamin A.


  • Start your day with a breakfast that includes an egg.
  • You can have a hard-boiled egg, or even go for an omelet with veggies and cheese.
  • Alternatively, you can eat an egg sandwich for snacks.

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10. Coffee

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Coffee is a rich source of caffeine which boosts our brain with an instant rush of energy. However, you should drink coffee in moderation, and not go berserk with it. If you drink more than a cup of coffee daily, you can suffer from anxiety and insomnia.

Coffee not only increases the energy levels in the body, but also enhances the metabolism rate, endurance level, concentration level and reduces general pain.

These are the home remedies for weakness. However, if even after taking these your weakness does not seem to be cured, you need to visit a doctor, and get proper treatment. According to wikiHow,

“The vast majority of fatigue cases have causes that can be solved with simple lifestyle changes or basic medical treatments. However, in rare cases, fatigue can be a symptom of serious or life-threatening conditions which can require immediate medical attention. In cases where your fatigue has no apparent cause and is accompanied by other symptoms (especially fever or unexplained weight loss), you should contact your doctor immediately. If severe fatigue occurs suddenly and is accompanied by other serious symptoms (like confusion, blurred vision, or swelling and an inability to urinate), as this may be a time-sensitive condition like stroke or heart failure. Some (rare) disorders which can have fatigue as a symptom are:

  • Heart failure
  • AIDS
  • Tuberculosis
  • Cancer
  • Lupus
  • Kidney/Liver disease”

So you need to be very careful. :)

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10 Home Remedies For Weakness To Improve Your Stamina & Give You An Energy Boost
Here are a few home remedies for weakness that can help you increase your stamina and energy, and hence, enhance your quality of life.
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