Has your skin turned pale and dull recently? Do you often feel lethargic and fatigued? If the answer is a definitive yes, then you might be suffering from anemia.
One of the most common ailments among Indian women, anemia is characterised by absence of blood and refers to reduction of hemoglobin level in body.
For adult females, the normal level of hemoglobin is between 12 to 16 g/dl, whereas in adult males it is between 14 to 18 g/dl.
In Sanskrit ‘pandutya’ means whitish colouration. Since anemia is characterised by a whitish tint on skin, eyes and nails, it is called pandurog in Ayurveda.
It can be caused by intake of a non-nutritious diet, weak digestive fire, malnutrition or loss of blood, says Dr Partap Chauhan, author, public speaker, TV personality and Director of Jiva Ayurveda.
Dr. Chauhan underlines the common causes of anemia, home remedies and some lifestyle changes to cure the disease.
Causes of anemia
Diminished production, increased destruction or severe loss of red blood cells leads to anemia. Deficiency of iron, thyroxine, vitamins B12, C and folate results in diminution of RBC production while various infections, toxins, antibodies and congenital structural abnormalities lead to their increased destruction.
Other than this, anemia can also be the cause of other serious diseases.
Symptoms of anemia
Home remedies for anemia
Apple and beetroot juice
Mix half a cup of apple juice with half a cup of beetroot juice. Put honey into this mixture and stir it well. Consume the juice twice a day for effective results.
Bring black sesame seeds to your rescue
Soak one teaspoon of black sesame seeds in water for two hours. Take the soaked sesame seeds and grind it into a paste. Mix one teaspoon of paste of sesame seeds and honey to a glass of milk. Drink this milk daily and watch the hemoglobin level shoot up.
Other than following diet tips, an anemia patient should also follow these lifestyle changes for long-term results:
Note: If you have any menstrual issues or piles, take immediate doctor’s advice.
These Ayurvedic tips for anemia are sure to benefit you.
With inputs from IANS