Anaemia may be defined as a condition in which there is a decrease in the quantity of hemoglobinor in the number of red cells. Anaemia is among the most common ailments affecting human beings.
Nearly half the blood flowing in our veins and arteries consists of red blood cells which carry oxygen to the tissues. Approximately one trillion or 100 million new blood cells are formed daily in the bone marrow. The raw materials required in the production of these cells are iron, proteins, and vitamins, especially folic acid and B12. Of these, iron and proteins are essential in building up the red colorings matter called hemoglobin.
A red cell has a lifespan of approximately one hundred and twenty days and is then destroyed and replaced. Each person should have about 15 gm of hemoglobin per 100 ml of blood, and a blood count of approximately five million red cells per millimeter of blood.
Causes and Symptoms
The patient usually complains of weakness, fatigue, lack of energy, and dizziness. Other symptoms include a haggard look, premature wrinkles, dull and tired looking eyes, poor memory,shortness of breath on exertion, headache, slow healing of wounds, and palpitations. The skin and mucous membranes look pale.
A diminished formation of red blood cells in the bone marrow, either due to defects in the bone marrow, or due to an inadequate intake of iron, vitamins, and proteins, is one of the main causes of anaemia. Other important causes are heavy loss of blood due to injury, bleeding piles, or excessive menstruation in women. Anaemia can also occur due to a lack of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which is needed for digestion of iron and proteins, or Intestinal parasites or worms. Hookworms, pinworms, round worms and tape worms feed on the supply of blood as well as on the vitamins.
Home Remedies for Anaemia
Mix 3gm black salt in 100gm tomato juice in the morning & evening to get relief from anemia.
The black ash of the outer covering of tamarind should be mixed in up to 10gm of goat’s urine & taken daily. This gives benefits in anaemia.
Apply wet lime over a banana & keep it out in the dew at night. Eat this banana in the morning to get benefits in anaemia.
Mix 10gm lemon juice, 20gm khand, 4 rati soda bicarbonate, & 2 rati nausadar. Add 10gm fresh water & have this in the morning & evening for benefits in anemia.
Grind shade-dried flowers of Babool & add equal amounts of misri. Take 5-10gm of this with fresh water to get results in anaemia.
To 2.5-5gm of juice of fresh leaves of bel (woodapple), add 1gm of powdered black salt & take in to cure anaemia.
Take out the juice of bitter neem by grinding in water. Mix misri in this juice & heat. Afterwards cool & ingest for special benefits in anaemia.
Soak old tamarind in water & drink the water to get results in anaemia.
Drinking honey sherbet thrice daily increase production of RBC.
Take out the juice of fresh bittergourd & let the patient have 2.5-3 tola of this. This will result in 2-4 loose motions. After that have this daily for 8-10 days to cure anaemia.
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