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Ayurveda – Increasing hemoglobin

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Increasing hemoglobin with help of Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a science that uses the power of natural herbs to cure diseases. According to Ayurveda, there are many natural herbs that can help in increasing hemoglobin. Let us first know how low hemoglobin can effect us.over 30 percent of the people worldwide are known to be suffering from anemia. And most of these cases are caused by Iron deficiency. Hemoglobin is a type of protein present in our RBC which is rich in iron. This protein has a very function – to transport oxygen from our lungs to different parts of the body and to carry CO2 from our body back to lungs.

A healthy level of hemoglobin is very necessary to maintain proper functioning of our body. It is 14-18 mg/dl in men and 12-16mg/dl in women. One may experience symptoms like fatigue, tiredness, short breath, pale skin, less appetite, and increased heart beat when the hemoglobin levels are low in the body. If this hemoglobin level drops down significantly then the condition could be known as anemia. There could be several reasons behind the drop in hemoglobin levels in the blood – pregnancy, excessive periods, deficiency of folic acid, iron, vitamin b 12, frequent blood donation, bone marrow, cancer, and diseases of the digestive tract.

Now we will have a look at various herbs that can help in balancing the hemoglobin level:
Amla:
Some might be repelled by its tangy taste but amla is a good way to increase hemoglobin in the blood. They are packed with essential minerals, iron and vitamin C which help in restoring hemoglobin to normal levels. Have them on empty stomach 30- 45 mins prior to the meal.

Guggul:
Guggul is highly recommended in Ayurvedic literature- Charak Samhita for its almost magical properties to cure low hemoglobin and anemia. Guggul’s revitalizing and rejuvenating properties make it an important component of many herbal medicines. It has anti-oxidant properties and beneficial in many cases such as bloating, PMS, and arthritis.

HARITAKI:
Haritaki is regarded as a wonder medicine for a multitude of health benefits it provides. It is extremely important ayurvedic herb in anemia too. In the case of RBC deficiency, hemoglobin deficiency, Haritaki is very useful. When mixed with honey and ghee it is a great remedy for low hemoglobin levels.

Ashwagandha:
Ashwagandha is highly recommended in the Ayurvedic literature for adaptogenic qualities. It is rich in iron and consuming it regularly has shown the increase in RBC count, WBC count and hemoglobin levels. It also acts a blood purifier and an antioxidant.

Manjishtha:
Low level of hemoglobin in the body could also be because of toxicants deposited in the blood. Weak liver, bad food habits, smoking, the weak immune system could be some of the reasons. Ayurveda recommends usage of Manjishtha to purify the blood and to increase the concentration of hemoglobin in the blood. Its astringent and anti-bacterial properties help in purifying the blood, dissolving impurities and increasing the level of hemoglobin in the blood.

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