Anemia is a nutritional deficiency characterised by lack of iron in the body. Anemia causes general weakness due to a weak immune system and other health related problems. Haemoglobin formation requires sufficient stores of iron. Haemoglobin transports oxygen to the various tissues of the body.
When there is a deficiency of iron in the body, heme an essential component of haemoglobin is not formed hence leading to low haemoglobin levels thus less oxygen supply to the tissues. Iron deficiency is caused due to impaired absorption or insufficient dietary iron supplement.
Herbal Remedies For Anemia
Alfa Alfa is a herb that improves blood. It contains natural antioxidants, vitamins and minerals along with iron. Alfa Alfa increases iron content in the blood. Vitamins like A, E, K , C, B1, B2, B5, B3 are present in the herb all of which help in formation of blood. Copper, magnesium, manganese are the minerals that also help in heme formation. It is used to treat mild Anemia and improves haemoglobin levels. All the parts of the plant including petals, flowers, leaves are all used for treating Anemia.
Raspberry is rich in iron, vitamin C and B complex vitamins all of which are required for formation of blood. It eases nausea thus easing symptoms of Anemia. It also contains phosphorous and beta carotene . A warm herbal tea made out of raspberry leaf is. Consumed to restore iron levels in the body .
Nettles is a nutritious plant that contains iron, vitamin C useful in treating Anemia. The flowers, leaves and roots are used for treatment. A black concoction or tea is prepared. It contains beta carotene, phosphorous and manganese. Nettles is thus an effective supplement of iron.
The root of dandelion is used for the treatment. It is used to fortify and cleanse the blood. The roots of this plant are simmered in the water for 20 minutes. This warm concoction is consumed. If leaves of the plant are used, boil only for 5 minutes. Other herbs like alfa alfa and yellow dock can also be combined. It is used to treat mild cases of Anemia and helps in bringing back normal levels of haemoglobin in the body.
Yellow dock is a natural herbal remedy to treat Anemia and also haemorrhage. The yellow roots of the plant are used to prepare a tincture or consumed in the form of warm tea. It helps in increased absorption of iron while naturally helping to prevent constipation.
Gentiana is a herb that acts on digestive system and helps in improve absorption of iron.It also helps in absorbing other important nutrients. One table spoon of this powdered herb is taken every day. The part of Chinese herb that is used is rhizome which is dried and powdered. This powder is mixed in three cups of water and consumed.
Burdock is used for Anemia caused by iron deficiency. Burdock root is used in combination with dandelion root. Tincture is prepared by simmering both the roots in water for sometime. This water is consumed regularly. The burdock root improves absorption of iron from the food and food supplements.