Having seen many people who suffer from anemia and don’t even realize it until they get their blood work back from the doctor, I thought it would be beneficial to share a few ayurvedic tips to cure anemia.
Anemia is defined as an insufficient amount of red blood cells and hemoglobin that eventually lead to the decrease of oxygen in the blood as the number of hemoglobin molecules that bind with oxygen have decreased. It can occur for several reasons, such as: a diet low in iron, a vitamin B-12 deficiency, excessive bleeding due to wounds, rapid blood cell disintegration, organ disorders that involve the liver, the stomach, the spleen or bone marrow that can disrupt healthy blood cell production.
Today, I’m going to share my top 10 Ayurvedic Food Remedies to Cure Iron Deficiency Anemia:
1. For a period of two months, soak a handful of raisins in water overnight, eat these in the am. Daily intake of soaked raisins, along with the water ( soaked for one night ) for two months has been shown to cure anemia.
2. Apples are very good for anemia as they have high iron content. They should be eaten regularly; preferably after meals.
3. Load up on pomegranates a few times a week. This fruit is rich in iron and also provides calcium and magnesium. Beyond which, it contains vitamin C which can aid in the absorption of dietary iron.
4. Eat your green leafy vegetables. Think spinach, kale, fenugreek…beyond salads, think about adding these rich green leafy veggies to soups and smoothies.
5. Incorporate onions in your diet, as they are rich in iron content and can easily be assimilated in the blood.
6. Incorporate a few dates in your diet. Dates are a good source of antioxidants, fiber and are also rich in vitamins B Complex and C, as well as being a fantastic source of iron.
7. Avoid tea and coffee as they are known to hamper the absorption of iron.
8. Eat three to four figs daily.
9. Crunch on some celery, as it has high iron and magnesium content. When combined with carrot juice, it proves to be very effective in treating anemia.
10. Incorporate chicory in your diet. Not sure how? Try adding it to salads, alongside celery and parsley.
Stay healthy, stay happy.
Note: This post is addressing iron deficiency anemia, not other forms of anemia, such as sickle cell anemia, pernicious anemia or haemolytic anemia. Please consult with your doctor about your specific symptoms and the best treatment options.