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5 Natural Remedies to Keep Anaemia at Bay

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jan 31, 2015
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Quick Bites

  • Decrease in red blood cells is called aneamia.
  • Green leafy vegetables are rich sources of iron.
  • Mix fresh dates with any recipe to fight the condition.
  • Jaggery can dramtically shoot up haemoglobin levels.

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One of the most common conditions found in Indian women, aneamia, can be a tough thing to fight. It makes the number of red blood cells in the body to nose dive dramatically and is a common occurrence in pregnant women, growing children and women who experience excessive bleeding during menstruation. Although iron supplements can be an effective remedy, there are some natural ways in which you can keep the condition at bay.

Home Remedies to Fight Anemia

Green Leafy Vegetables

Leafy and green vegetables like spinach, fenugreek, coriander and Malabar spinach are not only rich sources of iron, but they also provide the body with folic acid, which is important during pregnancy. Some people might not find these vegetables lip-smacking but, if you really wish to keep aneamia at bay you may use these in your soup or curries.

Pomegranate

Besides being a great source of iron, pomegranate is also rich in other minerals like calcium and magnesium. Also, it contains vitamin C which boosts the ability to absorb dietary iron. Thus, pomegranate is considered to be one of the best natural remedies to treat aneamia. Eating ripe pomegranate seeds is the recommended way to prevent anemia but alternatively, you could also turn it into a glass of juice and drink it al least a few times every week.

Home Remedies to Fight Anemia

Dates

Dates contain dietary fiber and antioxidants and are a great source of vitamin B complex, vitamin C and iron. Eat them fresh or add them to any of your recipes and you are good to go.

Jaggery

Found in almost every Indian household, the dark-coloured substitute of sugar is a great source of iron and if you consume it regularly it can dramatically shoot up your haemoglobin levels. Add it to your tea or coffee or into your breakfast cereal or you can also put a pinch of powdered jaggery in your dal.

Shatavari

Obtained from the plant Asparagus racemosus, shatavari has been recommended by Ayurveda experts for treating aneamia. A popular Ayurvedic drink called shatavri kalpa can be found in the form of liquid as well as granules that can be mixed with milk and turned into a refreshing drink.


So, stop popping those iron pills and switch to these natural remedies.

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