Herbs with stomachic effects include:
mechanism of action: they increase the appetite by increasing the gastric secreation .some other important agents used are:
1. bitters: these are the agents used to stimulate the taste buds and these produces reflex secretion of gastric juice. chirata. quassia , aristolochia and gentian are the commonly used ones.
2. alchohol:they induces gastric secretion by a direct action and also by the reflex stimulation of taste buds.
3. miscellaneous compounds; they include insulin which increases the gastric secretion by producing hypoglycaemia. histamine which produces direct stimulation of gastric glands. but these drugs have no therapeutic application.