Anemia is a serious condition for most women and a few men. It is a decrease in red blood cell count, causing extreme tiredness and fatigue. It affects more women than men due to menstrual cycles and a greater loss of blood. It can be treated naturally, and often is, using one or more of the following remedies.
Five Natural Remedies for Anemia:
Liver is full of iron. It is the most iron-rich meat you can eat. If you can learn to love liver or tolerate the taste, you can cure your anemia in no time. If liver is not your thing, there are other foods that can help, albeit at a slower rate than eating liver.
- Dark Leafy Greens
Another natural remedy for anemia is consuming dark leafy greens. Broccoli, brussel sprouts, swiss chard and spinach are all considered “dark, leafy greents” and are full of iron. Eat two servings of these every day to raise your red blood cell count.
- Iron Tablets
If can’t eat liver or dark leafy greens, your doctor may recommend all natural iron tablets. Take them as the bottle’s label suggests unless your doctor prescribes otherwise. Also, iron tablets may cause constipation in some people, so be prepared to consume a lot of fiber, fruits and vegetables and/or drink lots of water when you take the tablets.
- Blackstrap Molasses
Blackstrap molasess is heavy-laden with iron. The problem is that, like liver, most people can’t get it past their noses and over their tongues. Use it in oatmeal in the morning or to make cookies you can consume for a snack and that should help.
- Raisins and Dates
If you like raisins or dates, eat lots of them. Better yet, put them in your blackstrap molasses cookies for double the daily dose of iron.