How to address Anemia with Ayurveda


Identify the causative factors

Whether are physical or emotional factors, is always good to distinguish what is the root so we can cut it. If we just suppress the symptoms we will never target the problem and therefore it will come back. We should always start eliminating the cause if we want an effect. In this post you will find enough information in order to understand Anemia, its types, the signs and symptoms and the responsible points. Read here: Anemia; Types, signs, physical and emotional causative factors


Steps towards balance

  1. Focus in proper digestion for the absorption and metabolization of all nutrients with a light but nourishing diet, with mildly spices cooked in iron pots or pans.
  2. Food in in Iron: Black sesame seeds, dates, almonds, beet, lettuce, spinach, soybean, radish, carrot, fig, pomegranate, banana, black berries, apple, amla,  plum, etc.
  3. All doshas must be pacified but especially Pitta.
  4. Iron needs vitamin C to be absorbed and competes with magnesium calcium and copper for its absorption. Amalaki has very high content of Vitamin C pacifies Pitta and Vata and it is an excellent blood builder. When possible eat daily a fresh Amla fruit with honey.
  5. Ghee balances Pitta and Vata aiding the digestion and nourishing the tissues.
  6. Daily Aloe Vera juice mixed with coconut water plus warm lukewarm water on empty stomach.
  7. In case of swelling (Kapha type anemia) consume 5 parts of Punarnava (Boerhaavia Diffusa) plus 5 parts of gokshura mixed with 2 parts of kutki and consume half a teaspoon twice daily.
  8. Add Fenugreek in your meals: Either the fresh leaves or soaked seeds overnight. (at least for a month to keep results).
  9. Onion is rich in iron, sulfur and copper. Better eat it in cooked form or in a spoon in juice form with honey.
  10. Include spirulina in your smoothies.
  11. If possible get some sun.


Herbs to be prescribed:

The following list of herbs should be consumed only under the supervision of your Ayurvedic practitioner who will decide what is the best for your constitution and situation: Punarnavadi Mandura, Mandur Bhasma, Swarnamakshik Bhasma, Guggul, Vacha, Chlorophyll, Dill, Fenugreek, Wormwood, Chicory, Celery, Punarnava, Shilajit, Haritaki, Vibhitaki, Shatavari, Lohasava Dhatri Lauh, Navayas Lauh, Shothari Lauh, Kasis Bhasma, Kumariasava Tapyadi Lauh, Saptamrit Lauh, Shothari Mandoor between others.


What to avoid?


  • Hot spices
  • Salty and fried foods
  • Alcohol, tea and coffee, smoking
  • Cocoa, canned fruit and refined grains
  • Working in the heat
  • Excessive exercise
  • Staying up late at night
  • High stress level
  • Constipation

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All the best my sister!

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