Anaemia is a medical condition where there is lack of haemoglobin in the blood. Anaemia is very common in developing as well as developed countries. Anaemia is mainly caused by malnourished diet in which the iron rich foods are not ample. It has also been found to run in families and so is hereditary too.
Apart from these two reasons, excessive bleeding during menstrual cycle, pregnancy, destruction of red blood cell can also lead to Anaemia. Anaemic people show symptoms like paleness in the eyes socket, tongue and they tend to get breathless easily and suffer from fatigue. Where the anaemia is acute, person may suffer may experience dizziness, excessive hair loss and restless leg syndrome.
This happens because the oxygen carrying haemoglobin is not enough in the blood. You can treat anaemia at home by making some dietary changes and inclusions. These home remedies are especially recommended where a person chronically suffers from this condition.
Different Home Remedies To Cure Anaemia
Banana is a rich source of iron and is easily available. Consuming at least two bananas in a day is bound to help you with the haemoglobin deficiency.
You can also prepare banana shake with nuts for increasing its potency. Banana shake is also a good option where along with the anaemia, you have been experiencing drop in the body weight too.
Beetroot has very high level of iron content in it. You can include it in salads which is the best way of consuming beetroot without spoiling its nutritional value.
However, not everyone likes its woody taste. You can grate it and add it to yoghurt or alternatively add it to all gravies in your food preparations.
It will give a beautiful rich colour to gravy without giving out the taste. Beetroot juice is another option which you can mix with apple juice to improve the taste.
Green leafy vegetables are very good for people suffering from Anaemia. Amongst these, spinach is considered the best and richest source of iron.
However it is a little difficult for the body to absorb iron contained in spinach. Therefore, you can add it to the food preparations that contain potatoes, tomatoes, broccoli and bell pepper.
Honey contains iron and magnesium. Both these boost the red blood cell production in the body. You should try and obtain unprocessed dark and thick pure honey. Processed honey usually loses most of its goodness while getting refined.
You can have a spoonful directly or replace sugar with honey. In any case honey is a much better option health wise as compared to sugar. You can also add it to beetroot juice, apple juice and banana shake to increase the iron content in them.
When you cut an apple, it turns brown in a few minutes; the reason for this is that apple is high on iron which gets oxidised when exposed to the air. An apple a day can keep Anaemia away. Amongst children too, it is a recommended dietary addition to avoid and treat Anaemia.
Apple is easy to digest unlike its contemporaries like spinach and beetroot that can cause constipation and honey is not considered safe for infants due to bacteria contained in it. These home remedies are sure to help you maintain optimum levels of haemoglobin in the blood.
If you are on Vitamin supplements then you can continue to consume these food items along with the supplements after taking doctor’s advice.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.