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Home remedies for Anemia
- It’s very important to get the proper nutrients into the body. Eating a diet rich in cereals, rice, pastas, dairy products (milk, yogurt and cheese), vegetables and fruits, meat, poultry and fish, and finally dry beans, eggs, and nuts. Has been proven to help boost the immune system.
- Almonds contain copper to the extent of 1.15 mg per 100 gm. The copper along with iron and vitamins acts as a catalyst in the synthesis of haemoglobin. Almonds are, therefore, a useful remedy for anaemia. Seven almonds should be soaked in water for about two hours and ground into a paste after removing the thin red skin. This paste may be eaten once daily in the morning for three months.
- Make sure you are eating plenty of iron rich food, such as, liver, green leafy vegetable, beets, dried fruits, bran flake, oysters, brown rice, lentils and molasses, raisins, prunes; breads and pastas made from hole grain flour.
- Avoid drinking coffee, tea and ingesting antacids, because they decrease iron absorption.
- Try to cook in iron pots; it is proven that doing it can significantly increases the amount of iron in your foods.
- During your pregnancy it’s important to take the correct vitamins that will help you and your baby to be healthy.
- Diet is of utmost importance in the treatment of anaemia. Refined foods like white bread, polished rice, sugar, and desserts rob the body of its much-needed iron. Iron should preferably be taken in its natural organic form in food. The emphasis in the diet should be on raw vegetables and fresh fruits which are rich in iron. Eliminate junk foods from your diet, especially fried foods as these foods are high in calories but very low in their nutritional value. Bakery products too are extremely unhealthy as they contain plenty of processed fats, sugars, and flour. Substitute regular polished rice with unpolished rice as far as possible.
- In addition take an organic form of Iron ( amino acid chelate ): 100 mg of elemental Iron daily (Iron aspararte, citrate or picolinate ), not the poorly absorbed sulphate which may cause constipation and/or stomachache. Vitamin C (500 mg), it’s recommended to be taken with iron for better absorption. Desiccated liver tablets may be helpful as well and a Folic acid supplement, with Vitamin B6 and B12 should be used to prevent anemia. Also herbs can help your body to maintain a good level of iron, such as:
- 1/2 to 1 tsp. of the tincture of Yellow dock root three times daily, or 1/2 to 1 tsp. of extract of Dandelion leaf and or root or two capsules twice daily, or Eat Dandelion greens in your salads.
- Manganese is helpful for protein and fat metabolism, healthy nerves, immune system and blood sugar regulation. Manganese is essential for people with iron deficiency anemias. Manganese deficiencies may lead to atherosclerosis, confusion, eye problems, hearing problems, heart disorders, high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, pancreatic damage, rapid pulse, tooth-grinding, memory loss, tremors, and a tendency to breast ailments.
- Diet and regular breathing exercises are the two key ingredients in treatment of anemia. Deep breathing exercises, such as those suggested in yoga, and regular light exercises such as walking and swimming help to regularize the breathing and thus use the lungs to their full capacity, increasing the flow of oxygen in the body. The iron deficiency which characterizes anemia should be made up as far as possible by consuming iron in the natural form found in organic food. You should focus on a diet of fresh fruits and vegetables rich in iron content and avoid refined foods such as polished rice, white flour, sugar and desserts which rob the body of essential iron. Beets are not only a rich source of iron, they also contain potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sulfur, proteins and vitamins B1, B2, B6 and vitamin P which are all beneficial in increasing resistance of the body by improving the immune system and increasing the hemoglobin count in the blood. You can have 1 cup of fresh beet root juice daily for best results. Lettuce is another rich source of iron, which can be easily absorbed by the body, so you should increase your use of lettuce in your salad preparations. Another leafy vegetable that is rich in iron content is spinach which is highly beneficial for the build-up of hemoglobin and red blood cells. Soybean is also rich in iron content but it can be difficult to digest so you should consume it in the form of milk. Black sesame seeds, another rich source of iron, can be soaked for a few hours in warm water, ground, strained and mixed with 1 cup of warm milk with honey or jaggery to improve the taste and consumed twice a day.
- Soya bean is rich in iron and also has a high protein value. As most anaemic patients usually also suffer from a weak digestion, it should be given to them in a very light form, preferably in the form of milk, which can be easily digested.