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ANEMIAAyurvedic Treatment of Anemia - Medicines, Home Remedies and Diet Charts

The word 'anaemia' actually comes from the word 'mia' which means blood and blood component is one of the most important aspect for carrying life. Anaemia means absence of blood and refers to the reduction of haemoglobin level in body which can create host of complications later on. Normal level of haemoglobin in adult females is between 12 to 16 g/dl while in adult males it is between 14 to 18 g/dl and its this reference range which is accepted wordwide. When haemoglobin level falls below the minimum parameter, anaemia ensues and alongwith comes varying degrees of signs and symptoms. In Ayurveda medicinal science, Anemia treatment begins with identifying the root-cause of every individual patient and its this very reason why ayurvedic treatmen of anemia is always holistic in nature and lasting good health benefits are witnessed. You are welcome to contact Nakra Ayurveda Hospitals and Herbals Pvt Ltd to avail our Free Online Ayurveda Consultation for Anemia.

Causes of Anemia

Diminished production, increased destruction or severe loss of red blood cells leads to anaemia and further investigation are recommended as per signs of patient. Defficiency of iron, thyroxine, vitamins B12, C & folate results in diminution of RBC production while various infections, toxins, antibodies and congenital structural abnormalities lead to their increased destruction and its this process which can create many complications if left untreated for longer duration. Apart from this, diseases like hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, intestinal worms, various types of cancers, liver & kidney diseases and excessive bleeding (due to any reason) can cause anaemia so patients must not delay treatment of any illness and instead be sincere with alll the treatment protocols.


  • - Headache

  • - Loss of appetite

  • - Fatigue

  • - Weakness

  • - Breathlessness

  • - Haemoglobin level below normal

  • - Giddiness

  • - Swelling around eyes

  • - Whitish tint on skin, nails & eyes

  • - Palpitations

  • - Sleeplessness

Ayurvedic Anemia Treatment

In Sanskrit 'panduta' means whitish colouration and thats why the name suggests as well. Since anaemia is characterized by whitish tint on skin, eyes & nails, it is called Pandurog in Ayurveda medicinal science and its all as per the nomenclature ethics. It is caused by improper diet, weak gastric fire, malnutrition, worms, loss of blood and eating soil and thus such signs must not be taken lightly. All such factors cause production of ama (toxins) in stomach which then blocks the channels of rasa dhatu and thus illnesses are the result. This results in paleness and other symptoms of pandurog which can be easily distinguised by any treating physician. Depending upon which particular Dosha is vitiated, pandurog has been classified into Vataj, Pittaj, Kaphaj and Sannipatik types in Ayurveda and as per these classification, we can further recommend the intake of illness specific medicinal herbs. At Nakra Ayurveda Hospitals and Herbals Pvt Ltd, Anemia treatment is done by first diagnosing the dosha that is out of balance and accordingly the presciprion is advised-

Vataj pandurog (caused mainly by vitiated Vayu) is marked by pale, blackish, dry skin, bodyache and constipation and here vata aggresssive diet are restricted.

Pittaj pandurog (caused mainly by vitiated Pitta) causes pale, yellowish skin, fever, giddiness, thirst, excess sweating and sour belching and here all pitta aggressive diet are restircted.

Kaphaj pandurog (caused mainly by vitiated Kapha) displays itself through pale, whitish skin, heavines & swelling in body, vomitting, and breathlessness and here all Kapha aggressive diet are restircted.

Sannipatik pandurog is caused by vitiation of all three Doshas and therefore have mixed characteristics and as a result physician shall buld the diet chart for patient so best health benefits be achieved.


Diet & Lifestyle Advice for Anemia

  • - Attention should be paid to gastric fire in anaemia to avoid indigestion as it leads to development of Ama. Heavy, spicy, fried food is prohibited and must be avoided. Non-veg items, eggs are also not allowed and so should be avoided as well.

  • - Light meals, rice, lentils, soups, vegetables and fruits like pomegranate and melons are particularly recommended because they are rich in many aspects from anemic perspective.

  • - Food articles cooked in iron pots are good in iron deficiency anaemia and so should be encouraged.

  • - Problems like bleeding piles and excessive menstruation should be attended immediately as they often lead to anaemia and a regular consultation with physician are necessary.

Home Remedies for Anemia

  • - Take half cup of apple juice and half cup of beet root juice - means both in equal quantity. Mix apple juice with beetroot juice as its very vital. Add honey to this and stir well to mix so all are thoroughly mixed. Have this juice twice a day for best health benefits.

  • - Take one teaspoon of black sesame seeds, milk (1 cup), Honey or jaggery (-1-2 tsp) and warm water to soak sesame seeds and its very much accountable herbal remedy. Soak sesame seeds in warm water for 2 hours and then its ready. Grind it to get a paste which is very fine in nature. Strain and mix it with a cup of milk so best health benefits are achieved. Add honey or jaggery and mix well so all are mixed thoroughly. Have this sesame flavored milk daily for best health benefits in every regard.

  • - Take 1 teaspoon of turmeric juice mixed with honey daily and its also very accountable herbal remedy.

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