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Home remedies for Anemia

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Anaemia occurs from deficiency of haemoglobin which is the major constituent of red blood cells. It is triggered by lack of iron in your body. Reduction in RBCs means your body is not getting enough oxygen which results in dizziness, fatigue, nausea, lack of appetite, and general weakness. Simply put, you become anaemic.

If you have been diagnosed with anaemia then you can correct your nutritional uptake and make sure that you are giving enough iron to your body to enable it to make more haemoglobin and red blood cells. So how can you do that at home? We offer you the remedies here...


Take multivitamin supplements

You can visit a local drug store and ask for multivitamin supplements. They are safe to be consumed every day. The pills are combination of vitamins and minerals including iron and folate that suffice for your deficiency of iron.


Consume foods rich in iron

Plan your diet properly. Skim those vegetables that are exclusively rich in iron. To name a few, they are collard greens, bok choy, tomatoes, green peas, beans, Brussels sprouts, figs, broccoli, spinach, etc. Make sure you have one variety daily in your plate. You can also juice them out, steam or bake them but not overcook them.


Include fortified cereals and grains for breakfast

Cereals and grains are must, they are fortified with iron and folate. Consumption of cereals is also recommended for pregnant women. Have oats, muesli, quinoa, barley grain, whole grain pasta, wheat flakes and brown rice. Soak them in milk and mix with fruits like apricots, apples and banana to give a boost to your iron needs.


Natural therapies to increase your haemoglobin levels

There are numerous natural therapies that can increase your haemoglobin levels. Discover them here: 

  • Take an iron container and pour a glass of milk. Boil the milk along with 7-8 black pepper balls in slow heat for 5-7 minutes. Strain it and drink
  • Eat a pomegranate every day. If you do not like the seeds, juice it out and drink it fresh
  • Have the juice of amla (Indian gooseberry) or dried amla
  • Soak some raisins and two dates overnight in water and have them the next day.
  • You can chew the dandelion root, alfa alfa, yellow dock along with 2 teaspoons of honey. Pregnant women must consult their doctor before consuming herbs.   
  • Have lemon juice or orange juice, i.e. vitamin C enriched fruits to increase absorption of iron


To overcome nausea, dizziness and tiredness

These three things would quite obviously hamper your productivity.

You can overcome them in the following ways: 

  • Have sufficient healthy foods at least at an interval of three hours. Breakfast is must.
  • Try to avoid smells and odours that make you dizzy.
  • Take warm water showers and soak your feet in warm salt water to rejuvenate yourself.
  • Take ample rest and do not over work. At the same time indulge in exercises that would boost your energy
  • Engage yourself in activities that you love to do like reading, painting, cooking, etc. in order to divert your mind from feeling sick and weak. 

Lastly, if your doctor has advised pills and supplements then make sure you are having them properly. Try the aforementioned home remedies to get rid of anaemia.

Written by: healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: April 13, 2014

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