Hunger and the desire to eat are stimulated. The opposite effect of an appetite suppressant. Anorexic or bulimic people, as well as children with poor appetites, may benefit from this medication. They may also be beneficial in cases of wasting and poor digestive function because they stimulate digestive secretions. Bitters and aromatics, when taken in liquid form or chewed (so they can be tasted and smelled), can help stimulate both appetite and digestive secretions.