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What are different home remedies for Anemia? – Part 1

WHAT IS ANEMIA?
– Anemia is a disorder that results from decrease in the concentration of red blood cells or hemoglobin.
– One of the main functions of hemoglobin is to carry oxygen to tissues.
– Anemia results in decreased oxygen carrying capacity of blood.

COMMON CAUSES OF ANEMIA
– Bleeding (hemorrhage)
– Iron deficiency
– Body inability to produce sufficient red blood cells
– Hemolysis (destruction of red blood cells)
– Menstruation
– Pregnancy
– Lactation
– Peptic ulcer
– Piles
– Hiatus hernia
– Hookworm infestation

SYMPTOMS OF MILD TO MODERATE ANEMIA
– Weakness
– Fatigue
– Shortness of breath

SYMPTOMS OF MODERATE TO SEVERE ANEMIA
– Rapid heartbeat
– Dizziness
– Headache
– Ringing in the ears
– Pale skin (especially the palms of your hands), pale or bluish fingernails
– Hair loss
– Restless leg syndrome
– Confusion

SYMPTOMS SPECIFIC TO SEVERE VITAMIN B12/FOLIC ACID DEFICIENCY ANEMIA
– Swelling of the mouth or tongue.

SYMPTOMS SPECIFIC TO PERNICIOUS ANEMIA
– Numbness, tingling
– Depression and/or irritability
– Memory loss

HOME REMEDIES FOR ANEMIA

1. Blackstrap Molasses
– Consider covering waffles or pancakes in a little molasses.
– Blackstrap molasses has long been known as a nutritional powerhouse.
– Molasses contain 3.5 mg of iron per tablespoon.
– Blackstrap molasses has been used in folk medicine as a “blood builder” for centuries.

2. Dry Cereal
– Many cereals are fortified with a nutrient punch of iron, vitamin B12, and folic acid.

3. Beef Liver
– Beef liver is rich in iron and all the B vitamins (including B12 and folic acid).
– Beef liver contains more iron per serving — 5.8 mg per 3 ounces — than any other food.
– Other animal sources of iron include :
• eggs,
• cheese,
• fish,
• lean sirloin,
• lean ground beef,
• chicken

4. Spinach
– Green leafy vegetables contain loads of iron and folic acid.
– Spinach has 3.2 mg of iron and 130 mcg of folic acid per 1/2 cup.

5. Other Home Remedies
– Cut way down on your intake of meats, milk, and eggs as this causes anemia caused by nutritional deficiency.
– These products cause iron from plant sources not to absorb by the body.
– Always check if adequate amounts of iron and vitamin B12 are included in your diet.
– Eat foods rich in vitamin C.
– Eat whole grains, spinach, and legumes.
– This will increase absorption of the iron in these foods.
– If you drink coffee or tea, do so between meals rather than with meals.
– Caffeine reduces iron absorption.

6. Juices and Pastes for beating Anemia
– Have beetroot juice, 1 cup of apple juice, mixed with either sugar or honey once a day.
– Consume a ripe banana with 1 tbsp of honey 2 times a day.
– Soak 10 currants overnight. Remove seeds and have them first thing in the morning for 3-4 weeks.
– Drink a mixture of apple and tomato juice.
– Eat a lot of green leafy vegetables.
– Honey helps increase the hemoglobin in the blood and it is rich in iron, copper and manganese.

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