Natural Treatment for Anaemia

Anemia refers to a condition in which there is a deficiency of red cells or of haemoglobin in the blood, resulting in paleness and tiredness. Anemia develops when your blood does not contain enough healthy red blood cells. These cells are important for carrying oxygen around the body.

Causes:

There are more than 400 types of anemia, which are divided into three groupings: • Anemia caused by blood loss. Anemia caused by decreased or faulty red blood cell production and anemia caused by excessive destruction of red blood cells.

  • Anemia caused by blood loss - Red blood cells can be lost through bleeding, which can occur slowly over a long period of time, and can often go undetected.
  • Anemia caused by decreased or faulty red blood cell production - The body may produce too few blood cells or the blood cells may not work properly. In either case, anemia can result. Red blood cells may be faulty or decreased due to abnormal red blood cells or a lack of minerals and vitamins needed for red blood cells to work properly.
  • Iron deficiency anemia - Iron deficiency anemia occurs due to of a lack of iron in the body. Bone marrow, found in the center of the long bones in the body, needs iron to make haemoglobin, the part of the red blood cell that transports oxygen to the body's organs. Without adequate iron, the body cannot produce enough haemoglobin for red blood cells. The result is iron deficiency anemia.

Treatment:

  • Apples are rich in iron, arsenic and phosphorus hence they become to be very good in treating the problem. Prepare if possible half a glass of fresh apple juice, take twice daily for one month. This juice is to be taken half an hour before meals and before going to bed.
  • Apricot, red beetroot, fenugreek leaves or seeds juices can also be taken alternatively half a glass taken twice daily for 30 days.
  • Avoid intake of foods and liquids that deplete or decrease the iron absorption in your bloodstream - coffee, tea, soda, beer, ice cream or antacids because they counteract the intake of the nutrients you seek to supply your body with.
  • To boost your immune system, eat a diet rich in cereals, rice, pasta, dairy products, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, dry beans and nuts which give your body the nutrients it requires for proper functioning.
Peach Apricot fruits
Peach Apricot fruits

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