11 Herbal remedies For Blood Shortage
These days millions of people throughout the world are suffering from anemia, which is a condition whereby the body’s red blood cell count is less than normal.
When you are anemic, your blood
(red blood cells contain hemoglobin, an iron-based protein that helps blood cells carry oxygen) will not be able to supply the proper oxygen supply to your organs and tissues.
TOP 11 HOME/HERBAL REMEDIES FOR ANEMIA
1. GUINEA CORN LEAVES
Guinea corn leaves which is known as poroporo oka baba in Yoruba language is also a good remedy for blood shortage or anemia. It is widely use as remedy to quickly supply blood to the body.
Boil the leaves with water. The red/blood-like solution can either be drinking alone or mix with milk to get optimum result. Poroporo okababa is popular in Western Nigeria as an ideal solution for anemia.
If you or anyone you know is suffering from anemia due to deficiency of iron, then Beetroot which is high in iron, fiber, calcium, potassium, sulfur and vitamins will be highly beneficial for you.
Beetroot is also a cleansing agent as it helps to cleanse the body and supply more oxygen throughout the body and thus increase the body’s red blood cell level.
Blend one medium-size beetroot, three carrots and one-half of a sweet potato in a juicer. Drink this juice once daily.
Beetroots can also be used to treat anemia by eating as a cooked vegetable or in a salad. It is recommended to be eating beetroot along with the peel for optimum benefits.
3. Blackstrap Molasses
Blackstrap molasses is also recommended for anybody suffering from anemia as it contains nutrients that are good for proper production and circulation of blood.
Blackstrap molasses is a good source of iron, B vitamins and other essential minerals that help increase red blood cell production.
You can use a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses daily as it supplies almost 15 percent of your daily iron needs.
Mix one tablespoon of blackstrap molasses in a cup of hot water or milk. Then drink this once or twice daily. This drink is highly beneficial for pregnant women.
Another way to use it is to mix two teaspoons each of blackstrap molasses and apple cider vinegar in one cup of water. Drink this once daily.
Science prove that a diet like spinach which is rich in green leafy vegetables is one of the best home cures for anemia. This is because spinach is highly rich in iron as well as vitamin B12 and folic acid, and all needed nutrients that the body needs to recover from anemia.
Drink one-half cup of spinach everyday as it provides almost 35 percent of your daily value of iron and 33 percent of your daily value of folic acid.
Drink spinach soup twice daily. PREPARATION
Take 1 cup of blanched spinach and puree it by adding a little water. Heat 1 teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil in a pan, sauté some chopped garlic cloves and onion in it until brown. Add the pureed spinach and a little salt and cook on low heat for 5 – 10 minutes. Mix two teaspoons of honey in a glass of fresh spinach juice. Drink this once daily for at least one month.
Pomegranate helps to produce more red blood cells and increase in the hemoglobin level because is rich in iron and other minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. Pomegranate also contains vitamin C, which helps improve the body’s absorption of iron.
Mix one cup of pomegranate juice, one-fourth teaspoon of cinnamon powder and two teaspoons of honey. Drink this daily with your breakfast.
Take two teaspoons of dried pomegranate seed powder with a glass of warm milk one or two times daily.
USAGE 2 Another usage is to eat a medium-size pomegranate every morning on an empty stomach.
6. MALT AND MILK
I highly recommend this as a remedy for blood shortage because it really works and it works very fast. Just buy a tin of Malta Guinness or any malt and mix it with a tin of milk. Hardly you will see any home or herbal remedy for blood shortage or anemia that work so optimally.
7. Sesame Seeds
Sesame seeds are also recommended for treating anemia because they are highly rich in iron content. One-fourth cup of sesame seeds provides almost 30 percent of the daily iron requirement.
Soak two tablespoons of black sesame seeds in water for two to three hours. Strain and make a paste of the soaked seeds. Add one tablespoon of honey and mix well.
Drink the paste two times daily.
Soak one teaspoon of black sesame seeds in warm water for two hours. Grind the mixture into a paste and then strain it to get the emulsion. Mix the emulsion in a cup of warm milk, add honey and drink it once daily.
Vitamin C is highly responsible for iron absorption.
Dates are a rich source of iron as well as vitamin C.
1. Soak two dates in a cup of milk overnight. The next morning, eat the dates and drink the milk on an empty stomach.
2. You can also eat some dry dates on an empty stomach in the morning, together with a cup of warm milk.
Apples help a lot in treating anemia because is highly rich in iron among other nutrients needed for proper blood manufacturing.
1. Eat at least one apple daily. If possible, opt for green apples and eat them with their skin.
2. Get fresh apples and beetroot. Mix equal parts of fresh apple juice and beetroot juice and a little honey. Drink this juice twice daily.
Banana is widely known to be highly rich in iron which help to stimulates the production of hemoglobin and many other enzymes that are essential for the formation of red blood cells. Also, it is a good source of magnesium that aids in hemoglobin synthesis.
Try eating fresh banana along with one tablespoon of honey twice daily.
Mix one mashed ripe banana and one tablespoon of Indian gooseberry (amla) juice. Make sure you eat this twice or thrice times daily.
HOW TO MEASURE ANEMIA
According to the World Health Organization, men are anemic when they have less than 13 grams of hemoglobin per deciliter. While for women, it is less than 12 grams of hemoglobin per deciliter.
CAUSES OF ANEMIA
Some of the conditions that may cause anemia includes HIV/AIDS, accidents/serious injury, heavy blood loss during menstruation, pregnancy, ulcers, intestinal disorders, inheritance, cancer, bleeding disorders, other chronic diseases, or a deficiency of iron, folic acid, vitamin B12.
SYMPTOMS OF ANEMIA
The following symptoms may mean that you are anemic: fatigue, pale skin, a fast or irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, cognitive problems, headaches,cold hands and feet, lack of energy, hair loss and high or low blood pressure.