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Anemia

Anemia very common ailment, wherein the hemoglobin and RBC (red blood corpuscles) counts fall from their normal levels. The normal label of hemoglobin in male is 13.5-15 and female is 11.5-12 per 100 ml of blood and there are between 3.6 to 6.1 million red blood cells in a single cubic millimeter of blood. In Ayurveda it is termed as`pandu’.  

Symptoms

  • Weakness, dizziness and quick exhaustion.
  • Shortness of breath and palpitation on exertion.
  • Pale looking skin and mucus membranes.
  • Failing memory.
  • A haggard look, lined with premature wrinkles.
  • Occasional disturbing headache.
  • Slow healing of wounds
  • Eyes stripped off its shine, mirroring fatigue.

Root Causes

  • Loss of blood from the body i.e. hemorrhaging by injury, bleeding piles, bleeding from nose, mouth, lungs, anus, genital tracts or excessive menstruation in case of women.
  • Inadequate supply of blood-forming ingredients in food taken.
  • Destruction of red blood corpuscles inside the body after they are formed.
  • Deficiency in the production of blood because of defective functioning of liver and / or bone marrow.
  • Lack of hydrochloric acid in stomach, needed for digestion of iron and proteins.
  • Presence of hookworms, pinworms, round worms and tapeworms that feed on the supply of blood as well as on vitamins.
  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding.
  • Excessive alcohol or drug use.


Herbs & minerals which is useful :

Amla (Emblica officinalis):

The amla fruit (Embilica officinalis), also known as Indian gooseberry, is one of the richest natural sources of bioflavanoids and Vitamin C
Amla is very powerful anti-inflammatory herb. It enhances production of Red Blood Cells, strengthens teeth, hair and nails. It has also been been used to increase lean body mass and help with weight management.


Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa) :

According to Ayurveda, Punarnava is bitter, cooling, astringent to bowels, useful in anemia, blood impurities, leucorrhoea, inflammations, heart diseases, asthma etc. The leaves are useful in dyspepsia, tumours, spleen enlargement, abdominal pains.

Mandur (Ferric Oxide):

It is prepared by purifying and calcinating iron rust. Mandura is specially useful in anemia, amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, hepatic and splenic disorders. It is also used in diarrhea, chronic bowel complaints, dyspepsia, intestinal worms, nervous diseases, neuralgia of the 5th nerve due to debility, kidney diseases, albuminuria, etc. It is a powerful hematinic and tonic and is valuable in the treatment of hemolytic jaundice and microcytic anemia.

Spirulina :

Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae found in most lakes and ponds. Spirulina is considered a complete protein because well over half of it consists of amino acids -- the building blocks of protein. It is also a rich source of other nutrients including B complex vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, carotenoids, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and gamma linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid). Spirulina promotes hematopoiesis (formation and development of red blood cells). This is thought to be due to the high levels of iron present in this food supplement.

Diet :

Go for a well-balanced diet rich in iron, sesame seeds, almonds, dairy products, animal protein, vegetables as beet, lettuce, spinach, soyabean, radish, carrots, tomatoes and fresh fruits as banana, black berries, strawberries, apple, amla, plum.

Life Style:

Enjoy sun-bathing as the sunlight stimulates the production of red blood cells.

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