Infusions and Natural remedies for Iron deficiency or Anemia Infusionen und natürliche Heilmittel für Eisenmangelanämie Infusiones y remedios naturales para la anemia ferropénica

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Infusions and Natural remedies for Iron deficiency or Anemia

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Infusions and Natural remedies for Iron deficiency or Anemia

Anemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the body is below normal levels.

In men, it is considered anemia when the hemoglobin level is less than 13.5 g/dl and in women when the hemoglobin is below 12 g/dl.

Some patients with anemia have no symptoms at all. However, others may experience symptoms such as fatigue, tiring easily, pale skin, shortness of breath, sweating, weak nails and heart problems, among others. Treatment of anemia is highly variable and dependent on its cause.

Herbal medicine also offers alternatives to treat this condition naturally.

Anemia

This deficiency occurs due to a lack of iron, which in turn prevents the formation of red blood cells, which are responsible for transporting oxygen to the blood. This important mineral can be found in our food, but there are times when our diet is deficient in iron and therefore does not provide for our need to consume iron every day.

There may also be other reasons, such as habitual blood loss, such as in the case of heavy periods in women.

Some teas and natural remedies can help to combat iron deficiencies, either by stimulating the production of red blood cells, as well as being a natural source of iron.

Dandelion

Dandelion is a plant species rich in iron, so it can be used to increase the levels of this mineral in the body.

Preparation: Prepare a tea with a teaspoon of dry dandelion in a cup of hot water. Drink 1 cup after each main meal.

Nettle

This is a very rich plant food and its leaves are a great source of iron.

Preparation: Use a teaspoon of dried nettle plant per cup of hot water, drink a cup three times a day. You can also use its leaves to prepare vegetable broths.

Gentian

Although it has a bitter taste, gentian root stimulates digestion and increases the secretion of gastric juices and enzymes, which can contribute to the absorption of iron and other nutrients necessary for the normal functioning of the body.

Preparation: Boil 2 grams of gentian root in two cups of water for about 5 to 6 minutes. Cover and let stand for 3 minutes. Serve and sweeten with honey. Drink a cup half an hour before meals.

Watercress

Another plant rich in iron.

Preparation: Place some previously dried and crushed watercress leaves in a quart of water and drink daily. It can also be used as an ingredient in your salads.

Royal Jelly

Consuming two to three tablespoons royal jelly each day is a great natural remedy for anemia, as it helps to increase the number of red blood cells in the body.

General recommendations

It should be noted that green tea is not recommended for people with anemia, as the tannins it contains may interfere with the absorption of iron.

Other foods to be avoided containing tannins are thyme, sage and pennyroyal mint.

Desirable foods are red meat and blood sausage (black pudding). Other plant sources of iron are legumes, such as beans and lentils, and vegetables such as kale and spinach.

Try to consume foods rich in vitamin Cfor example citrus fruits like orange and lemon are rich in this vitamin. Also vegetables like peppers and broccoli. Vitamin C is important for iron absorption from plant sources.

Do not forget to check with your doctor, in many cases it may be necessary to prescribe iron supplements or another treatment.

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7 Reviews “Infusions and Natural remedies for Iron deficiency or Anemia”

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on 25/02/2016
This is potentially one of the best articles I have read on this site. Thanks for a really interesting and informative read on the causes and potential natural remedies of anemia! I think many people nowadays are suffering from this due to a lack of iron (and lack of healthy fresh produce) in their diets, and it really can affect your life so much: concentration, energy levels, etc.
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on 09/07/2014
wow! this is great!!! I've been anemic off and on for YEARS, and the only thing that's been recommended to me have been those atrocious iron supplements. Every time I take them they make my stomach upset, so I've just decided I'd rather deal with seeing spots everytime I stand up. I'll give these supplements a try! thanks!!
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on 08/11/2013
The best thing you can do when you find yourself in this trouble is change inmediately the diet to avoid major problems, the irno defiency is caused by a lack of many foods and you need to attack this point, well if you need even more help, you can use the herbs that are recommended here but the priorty is the diet
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on 05/11/2013
It is so common,especially in gilrs and during the adolescence, so if you have a daughter you need to care for this for sure, and teach her to eat products that help to avoid the anemia, like all you mentioned here, this list is very important, I should have it printed in the fridge or someone
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on 10/11/2013
printing this and pasting into the fridge could help avoid many problems, especially if you have many girls in the house, they need to understand the importante of iron, as well as men, but they tend to have less problems related to this topic
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on 25/11/2013
Yeah, that is a very good idea indeed, haha as the girls tend to forget the things you say yo them, so probably I will print this and paste in her room, that could be even more effective than the fridge right?
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on 31/10/2013
Anyone can have the problem of iron deficiency and it is a matter that we should consider especially in kids, as they forget to eat their meals or eat to many sweets and of course their mind cannot still fully understand the importance of the proper diet to have a healthy body.

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