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Ayurvedic / Herbal Advice For Anemia

Question: Sir, I Suresh Chandra Sahoo aged about 46 yrs and my two children aged about 21 & 19 years. Now we are suffering from sickle cell trait anemia. Due to this disease we are suffering a lot like painful in body and always the hemoglobin level is very law i.e. 8 to 9. Doctor advise to take only folic acid tablet. Please suggest me for better treatment from patanjali medicine.

Answered by Dr.Ramani : Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disease acquired due to defective red blood cells. Anemia and body pain are the most common problems as the sickle shaped red blood cells reduce the flow of the blood causing severe pain in the specific areas. Anemia will also cause severe tiredness which may also hinder the daily activities. Ayurvedic medicines like Karumpirumbadi kvath - 15ml with 60ml of warm water before food, Divya Lohasava and Divya Kanchanar Guggulu can be taken for 3months and then reviewed. Include dates, jaggery, beet root, spinach, pomegranate, oranges and curryleaf. Avoid excess carbonated beverages oil, caffeine, sugar, salt, caffeine and refined flour. Practising Yogasanas like yoga nidra, padmasana, shavasana, Pranayamam and Meditation will be beneficial. Please consult your nearest doctor if the symptoms are severe.

Question: My son of undergoing treatment for Aplastic Anemia at CMC Vellore.He has been given ATGAM.Would you please suggest me alternative medicines for early cure.Pls.suggest me the food intake as well as yoga/exercise also. Thanks. Niraj K.

Answered by Dr.Vijay : Hello, Greetings from, As you may aware that Aplastic anemia is a metabolic disorder, and there are many other causative factors which has to be analysed properly. Though, you mention that you are under treatment, along with that you may need to consume medications such as supplements like Vitamin B12, folic acid supplements. In order to improve metabolism, you may consume some herbal medicines or ayurvedic medicines along with other alternative therapies that include siddha, homeopathy, and other system of medicines. You may need to take dietary sources like green leafy vegetables, dry fruits, nuts, milk and milk products, and vitamin C rich diet. In order to enhance proper synthesis and absorption power, you may be on the following medicines such as Amla Juice, and as Divya Purnavadi Mandoor and you can practice yoga and pranayama that include Sarvangasanam, Trikonasana, Anulom Vilom pranayama. For more details, you can contact us. With regards, Dr.Vijay.

Question: Hello Doctor Vijay, My wife seems to be suffering from Anemia. She is 23 years old and thin. Doctor has diagnosed probable anemia in her. She has less quantity of hemoglobin. As I find you expert so I would like ask you few questions so that I can understand my wife's condition better:- What are the signs and symptoms of Anemia What causes anemia? are there any possible complications? My wife is also pregnant, any precautions? What are various types of Anemia? What are the natural treatments you suggest? Waiting for you valuable reply.

Answered by Dr.Vijay : Hello, Sorry for delayed reply. As your wife is suffering from possible anemia, it is better get assessed personally with doctor for other causes though I can answer your all questions. As anemia is a vast subject and has got many subdivisions, it is better to understand in simple way that for your first question, the symptoms of anemia is are easy fatigue, and pale appearance of the body, palpitations, short breath or breathing difficulty, and hair loss, and malaise and sometimes cardiac problems and the causes are a either is decrease in production of red blood cells or hemoglobin, or an increase in loss or destruction of red blood cells in the form of excessive bleeding during menstruation and complications as I mentioned there may be cardiac problems and there may be brain related problems due to hypoxia and as other important thing is when women are pregnant, hemoglobin demand raises and accordingly women have to be with supplements. There are simple natural remedies like consuming adequate green leafy vegetables, dates would help. Abhraloha which is good for her complaint. Please update her present health condition if any. With regards, Dr. Vijay.

Question: Respected Sir, My wife age 42 years suffering from anemia. I think this may occur due to more bleeding during mensuration period. Kindly advise best ayurvedic medicines/treatment with precauctions required. Regards, Dinesh Baghel

Answered by Dr.Vijay : Hello, As your wife is suffering from anemia which is mainly due to your irregular menstruation and probably due to heavy menstrual flow and it is quite common in menstruating women. There are many methods to improve haemoglobin and in natural way, you can try to eat plenty of green leafy vegetables and plenty of fruits in your diet. Avoid consuming spicy foods, oily foods, and other foods which may aggravate some other factors which indirectly cause anemia. Avoid stress and anxiety which may also lead to the same problem. Following medicines are helpful for your condition such as Abhraloha, Punarnavadi Mandoor are good medicines to be consumed in this condition. Divya Lohasava and Divya Patrangasavawhich are good for the same complaint. With regards, Dr. Vijay.

Question: I have anemia and low iron in my blood. The quantity of red blood cells (RBC) have decreased and white blood cells (WBC) have increased. I feel very weak and thin. My complexion is yellowish. I have an itching sensation and feels dizzy. I have been also suffering from stomach and heat problems for a long time. My skin is lusterless, muscles are stiff, heartbeats increases and nerves system is weak. I also feel that I have lost appetite and feels nausea. Often, hands and legs are numb.

Answered by Dr.Ravinder : Anemia is very common in females. Anemia means low hemoglobin level. In other words the low level of red blood cells or RBCs in blood is called anemia. Anemia is caused by many reasons. The most common signs and symptoms of anemia are pallor or pale yellow coloration of skin, general body weakness, unexplained pains in legs and body, breathlessness, tachycardia, restlessness and many more. In allopathic medicines generally folic acid, ferrous and vitamins are given to help in increasing hemoglobin level. As in Ayurveda we recommend you to start with divya swarn makshik bhasma and divya loki juice together twice a day after meals. These medicines can be taken along with allopathic medicines and are good for increasing RBCs. These are also great general health boosters. A homemade light nutritional diet and timely medication cures anemia very fast. We recommend you to keep the medicinal course regular and practice pranayamas to stay fit and active. Diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables is very good for anemia patient. Complete rest will help in speedy recovery. Blood transfusion is performed in emergency situations.

Question: Dear Baba Ji, Namaste, My cousin brother, 15 years old, has been diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia (1.5 months bk). Since then, he has been given almost 40 units of blood. We need to whether their is some treatment for Aplastic Anemia. He is being treated in AIIMS, Delhi. Kindly reply,ASAP, as he serious.

Answered by Dr.Vijay : Hello, As you may be aware that anemia due to failure of the bone marrow to produce red and white blood cells. There are certain causes for Aplastic anemia, they are like long exposure to chemicals, drugs, viruses, radiation, immune system like systemic lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis, pregnancy, inherited disorders, and many more conditions. Here, in terms of alternative remedies, the role of ayurveda is to improve immunity power and to encounter symptoms and off course to cure the disease. There is a belief in ayurveda that once we improve the immunity power of the body, automatically there is selfgenerated power of cure in our body and in order to maintain or boost the immunity, you can give certain ayurvedic medicines such as Livomap, for improving immune system.Punarnava Mandoor for internal usage. However, you can keep on monitoring the vital factors with allopath doctor when and wherever necessary. Practicing pranayama and yoga will help to boost immunity power naturally. With regards, Dr.Vijay.

Question: My father is 71yrs,just detected by aplastic anemia. His iron level is so high. So can you advice so some treatment,food or medican.

Answered by YogaGuru : Bone marrow does not produce sufficient new cells. Aplastic anaemia pateints have low platelet count,low RBC and low WBC count. The ultimate option is bone marrow transplantation. Only those who received bone marrow graft from siblings have better chance of survival. Ayurvedic treatment of Aplastic Anemia is directed at treating bone marrow production and immune dysfunction. for immune system GILOYSATVA, ASHVAGANDHA CHURAN, SHATAVARI CHURAN And AMLA JUICE ARE USED.Also for increasing platelet count pulp of Aloevera can be taken, Papya leaf juice is excellent remedy for low platelets. The medicines to stimulate bone marrow production like AROGYAVARDHINI, PUNARNAVA MANDUR can be taken. In yoga BAHYA PRANAYAM can be done depending upon patients conditions.

Question: Sir, my one year old daughter suffering from aplastic anemia and doctor suggest me to bone marrow transplant, is there any medecine in ayurvedic for this, please suggest me as her life is in dangour.

Answered by Dr.Sony : Hellow, Aplastic anaemia is not an easy task in ayurveda. However all efforts can be made from the side of ayurveda and has found to save life of many.Here i suggest you certain home remedies and medicines for aplastic anameia. Tumbe and tulsi are two herbs found very useful for this condition. Mix a teaspoon of extract from both these plant leaves and have it 2 tsp twice or thrice daily before food. Lohasavam - 30 ml thrice daily after food Ayaskrithi - 15 ml with equal amount of water. Drakshadi lehyam - 1 tsp twice daily after food. Follow these for 1 month and take lab report.Based on the report, further treatment shall be suggested

Question: Swami ji namaskar. My father has cancer. Diagnoisis:- Caecal mitosis,Dimorphic anemia,hypthyrodism,Right Hydrocoele. Operation:- Right hemicolectomy with side to side ileo-transverse anastomosis on 14-04-2014 in Sir ganga Ram hospital, Delhi Doctor has called us for chemotherapy after 1 month of operation but we have not gone for chemotherapy session because my father has less hemoglobin and low growth. Before operation he got loose motions and his hemoglobin reduced to 3 and then we took him to Delhi. Please guide us and tell us what to do.

Answered by Dr.Ramani : Caecum is a pouch in the beginning of the largeintestine. If there was bleeding, it could also be the cause for anemia. Dimorphous anemia means due to the lack of iron and vitamin B12. So as your father's heamoglobin was very low, it must be checked again and that which is less than 6g/dl is severe anemia and may require blood transfusion as it will act quickly than the medicines. Adjuvant therapies like chemotherapy and radiation will be advised based on the grade of the cancer and the nature of the cancer cells. So please follow the doctor's advise and your father needs regular checkups and treatments. Medicines like Divya Lohasava and Punarnavadi Mandoor can be given to improve the haemoglobin. Try to give beet root, spinach, jaggery, pomegranate, lentils, drumstick leaves, dal in the diet. Please do have regular checkups and therapies.

Question: What are the causes of Anemia?

Answered by YogaGuru : There are many possible causes like medications, chronic diseases like cancer, colitis, arthritis, kidney failure etc. If there is blood loss due to menstruation, anal bleeding etc may also lead to anemia. Other causes like in pregnancy, and poor diet, there may be chances of anemia. If there is lymphoma, leukemia, or myeloma where bone marrow is involved, chances of anemia is possible. In many individuals for those who have hypothyroidism may also suffer from anemia.