How many of you are aware of the fact that anemia is a Greek word that means lack of blood? This medical condition occurs when a person has low concentration of hemoglobin in the blood. Irrespective of all types of anemia and factors that trigger this condition, a person who is anemic exhibits extreme levels of lethargy, fatigue, dyspepsia, malaise, and poor concentration. But is it necessary to take medications? Yes, it is essential because untreated anemia could prove to be life threatening. However, there are certain home remedies for anemia that could actually do wonders in nourishing back your health. Eager to know what those are? Read on.
Home Remedies for Anemia
1. Eat Plenty Of Iron Rich Food:
Change your diet! Yes, you have heard this before, and we tell you the same. Eating a balanced diet is certainly the key to good health. Include foods such as dried fruits, bran flakes, oysters, and brown rice to your daily diet. Embrace green leafy vegetable, raisins, dates, and prunes. Breads, pastas, lentils, molasses, and liver, when eaten in moderation can help you get enough Iron for the body to battle this simple war within your body. Handful of roasted black sesame seeds along with jaggery could help you overcome this condition.
2. Say No To Beverages:
Cut down your coffee and tea intake. Excessive levels of caffeine hamper with the absorption of iron. So, take it easily! Instead, go green! Opt for freshly squeezed veggie and fruit juices or smoothies and milkshakes, sans sugar. You can add a little honey to enrich the flavor and benefits.
3. Taking A Cold Bath:
Step into a cold bath! A refreshing bath in cold water can help treat anemia. Shocked? Studies suggest that a cold water bath helps the body reach an ideal temperature needed for the proper flow of blood to all parts of the body.
4. Seek Masseurs:
A good massage improves the quality and quantity of blood pumped by your heart. The better the circulation levels are, the more agile and active you will be. Opt for an Ayurvedic massage for better results! So what are you waiting for? Go in for a massage and relax while the pros will make you rosy again!
5. Enjoy Your Glass Of Tang:
There is nothing like a glass of chilled tang on a hot summer day, is there? Citrus fruits like oranges and lemon are rich Vitamin C and helps combat anemia. Begin your day with a glass of warm lemon water with a dash of honey; you can also sip the juice sans sugar throughout the day for added benefits.
Here is another best home remedy for anemia, drum sticks which have an exotic flavor and finds its way in several South Indian cuisines. A steaming cauldron of drumstick sambar will satiate your taste buds and fight the deficiency! If you do not know how to cook this vegetable, or are too lazy to do so, simply extract the juice and gulp it down.
The red, chubby root that you have been ignoring since childhood could become your friend in need and is great anemia remedy. The root is rich in folic acid and nutrients like fiber and potassium. These nutrients and acids are known to purify the blood while increasing the levels of hemoglobin in blood.
[ Read: Health Benefits Of Beetroot ]
8. Herbal Living:
Make those medicinal herbs a part of your life. Burdock root, dandelion root, nettle, yellow dock root, alfalfa, spirulina, and gentian – these are a handful of herbs that could give you a new zest. And, this in turn improves your anemic condition.
9. Go Bananas:
Eating bananas, also known as the poor man’s foods, is one of the best ways to tide over anemia. This fruit is rich in iron and potassium and helps in stimulating the production of hemoglobin in the blood, thus thwarting and easing anemia.
[ Read: Benefits And Uses Of Banana For Health ]
10. Happiness Is The Mantra:
“Do what you love”! As researchers say all the symptoms of anemia could be diverted and later eradicated by continuously being in a state of active threshold. Hence, do what your heart beckons you to, be it shopping, reading, or even just listening to music! You will see this will have a positive impact on your treatment.
Being a person who thoroughly believes that we live once, for what it’s worth, I strongly recommend that you eat well, exercise moderately and enjoy life to the fullest. Try these simple home remedies for anemia, and share with us what worked best for you!
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