Herbal Remedies for Anemia
The ash herb makes a beneficial tonic however it should be used very prudently.
Blessed thistle or holy thistle is great for stimulating appetite and if taken as an infusion, can help to combat anemia.
Centaury is a pretty purple flower that can be made into an excellent general tonic. However take this herbal remedy with caution as it tend to irritate mucous membranes lining the gastrointestinal tract if taken over extended periods of time. Due to its bitter taste, centaury infusions are often mixed with other herbs.
Chives are herbs and not vegetables and can be easily grown in your gardens. They are rich in vitamin C and iron. Iron is needed to produce hemoglobin which then helps to carry oxygen to cells and tissues and hence will be extremely beneficial to anemia which often develops due to an iron deficiency. Just simply eat chives fresh and raw.
Dandelion has many beneficial medicinal qualities. It is a digestive aid and a natural diuretic, extremely high in minerals and effective in helping to prevent iron-deficiency anemia.
Dong quai, also known as Chinese angelica, Angelica sinensis, tang kuei or dang gui, is a Chinese herb that is well-known to be effective for a wide range of menstrual and gynecological problems. It is especially great for regulation of menstrual cycles, easing cramps and suppressing PMS (premenstrual syndrome). With its rich contents of vitamins A, B12 and E, it is also beneficial in preventing anemia in both males and females.
Women has a higher risk of developing anemia because of blood loss that results in iron deficiency during menstruation. The elecampane herb is especially recommended for younger women.
Gentian is great for stimulating appetite. An infusion of the roots of this pretty flower can be used as an aperitif before meals and as a digestive after meals.
Hops is an essential ingredient often used in the beer brewing industry due to the reason that it has a calming effect on the nervous system. It is also an excellent tonic for those suffering from fatigue and anemia as the hops infusion can help to regenerate the blood.
Nettle is rich in phosphorous, calcium, vitamin C and D, iron and other minerals which makes it an excellent cure for anemia. The vitamin C and iron can help in promoting the formation of red blood cells. You can purchase fresh nettle extract, brand name is Urtica Primera, or prepare a nettle infusion yourself.
Note: For severe anemia cases, this nettle infusion should be consume up to 2 liters daily. You may also add nettles to salads.
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