Treat Anemia Naturally Using Turmeric

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Anemia may occur in people when their blood lacks adequate hemoglobin or healthy red cells. In fact, hemoglobin is the main reason why blood is red, and it is the most important part of red blood cells. Without hemoglobin, blood cells may become unhealthy, which will likely result in anemia. In addition, hemoglobin carries oxygen in the body, making the blood cells healthy and the body organs function properly. If a person lacks red and healthy blood cells, he or she will likely feel exhausted or fatigued most of the time. Also, people with chronic diseases are prone to anemia, because of the cancer cells or unhealthy cells spread throughout their body.

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Common Symptoms of Anemia:

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    Leg cramps
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    Dizziness
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    Loss of energy/fatigue
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    Unusual rapid heartbeat when doing exercise
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    Lack of ability to focus
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    Difficulty breathing while doing exercise
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    Headache
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So, if you feel like you have anemia, you may want to try some herbal medications to treat it. I suggest you to take herbal medicines because these are mostly safe to use. Unlike modern medications, herbs don't leave you with serious negative side effects. Turmeric has been one of the great and potent herbal medicines used by people since old times.

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What is Turmeric? How Does it Work in Treating Anemia?

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Turmeric, also known as curcuma longa, is a rhizomatous herbaceous plant, which belongs to the ginger family, called Zingiberaceae. People, especially in India, mostly use this plant for making powdered spicy turmeric ingredients to add to some dainty curry dishes and delicacies. As a matter of fact, it adds flavor and taste to the dish, which makes it delicious. Turmeric, just like any herbs, has minerals and nutrients. In 4.4 grams of turmeric, it contains 3.1 percent of potassium, 3.7 percent of fiber, 4 percent of vitamin B6, 17 percent of manganese, and 10.1 percent of iron �" the latter is the most important nutrient for treating anemia.

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How to Make a Homemade Turmeric Herbal Juice

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Of course, we don't want you to cook dishes using turmeric, because you may damage the fresh iron and antioxidants in it for treating anemia. What we need you to have is the fresh raw turmeric for making a herbal juice.

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Ingredients:

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    Raw honey
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    5 to 7 inches of turmeric root
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    Two lemons
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    Water
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    7 tamarind fruits
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Materials:

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    Strainer
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    Blender
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    A bowl
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    A juice jar
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Procedure

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    Clean the turmeric and peel it.
    When you do this, your kitchen tools will turn yellow, as well as your fingers. You may just clean them those with water and let them soak for few minutes. This will completely remove the dirt and stains from peeling turmeric.
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    Place the peeled turmeric in a pot with water, and bring them to a boil for 20 minutes until the water turns bright yellow or orange.
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    Get a saucepan and add an inch of water into it.
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    Heat another saucepan for tamarind, while waiting for the turmeric to dissolve.
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    Crack and get the fruits from the tamarind.
    Do not include the roots and the pods.
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    Place the tamarind in the saucepan and stir until it looks like a jam.
    If it's a bit dry, you may add a small amount of water into it.
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    Turn the heat off when the texture of the tamarind looks softer and the seeds are coming out.
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    Set aside the tamarind.
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    Allow it to sit and cool down, then go back to turmeric.
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    Remove turmeric from the heat and add a bit of cold water to cool down the temperature.
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    Pour the turmeric into the blender and blend over and over.
    We boil the turmeric so that the roots will become soft. With blending, it makes it much softer and looks more vibrant.
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    Turn off the blender if the texture looks like a fiery gold.
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    Strain the tamarind through a sieve or a strainer into a bowl.
    We only need the jam or thick substance from it and not the seeds.
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    Pour the tamarind from the bowl into the blender with the turmeric shake.
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    Blend again and again.
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    Add lemon juices into the blender and blend them all once more.
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    Pour the juice into a jar.
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    Add the honey flavor to taste, cover the jar, and mix or shake them thoroughly.
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    Refrigerate the jar to chill.
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    Serve and enjoy your new delicious turmeric herbal juice!
    You can store it up to four days and drink daily to treat anemia naturally.
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Turmeric and Yogurt: An Easy Recipe for Anemia

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Here is another recipe for people with anemia. This recipe is considered as Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional medicine from India in which ailments are treated with a combination of herbs. In cases of anemia, turmeric can be used to treat it. You may want to follow the steps below to make a turmeric recipe:

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    Ingredients:
     
    1. A cup of yogurt
    2. 1 tsp. of powdered turmeric
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    1. Add 1 tsp. of powdered turmeric into a cup of yogurt. Mix them thoroughly.
    2. Eat the yogurt on an empty stomach twice daily, morning and afternoon. Do not eat this recipe after sunset.
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FAQs

Is turmeric effective in treating anemia?

Turmeric is rich in iron, an essential nutrient that can treat anemia. Anemia is a health condition which the body does not contain healthy red blood cells. Iron, on the other hand, can help produce red blood cells in the body. These cells carry oxygen into the body's tissues, making one becomes enlivened and looks healthy. If one has iron deficiency, his or her blood cannot bring oxygen into the body's tissues effectively. This is when anemia occurs. Turmeric is considered as one of the natural herbs containing rich in iron - which is effective in treating anemia and producing healthy hemoglobin.

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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Turmeric is caustic, which means it has a substance that may burn something in the body. If you take too much pure turmeric herb, you can harm yourself, causing you to have gastric problems. Use turmeric with other ingredients and herbs to avoid stomach problems.
  • A certain report states that there was a person who took a high amount of turmeric, of about 1500 milligram twice daily, who then experienced a fatal unusual heart rhythm. To take the right amount of turmeric daily, keep the information in mind below:
    • Dried herb: 0.3 to 0.5 grams.
    • Fresh herb: 3 to 5 grams.
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  • Avoid taking turmeric herbs or supplements during pregnancy to avoid birth defects.
  • Do not take turmeric if you are allergic to curcumin.

Questions and Answers

Can you take tumeric if you have anemia?

Yes, you can take tumeric powder (a teaspoon) with honey, daily to help countering anemia.

Turmeric for anemia ayurveda?

Turmeric is one of the ayurvedic solutions for anemia. The turmeric is rich in iron, therefore, the roots or the powdered form can be used to treat anemia.

But to avoid side effects of using too much turmeric to treat your anemia, you can only take up to 0.5 grams of the dried turmeric per day and if it is fresh turmeric, you can have up to 5 grams only per day.

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I have CKD induced anemia with normal iron levels?

I am currently being treated for anemia with Procrit for the last four months with very little improvement so far. I do not have a problem with iron levels. If you have any insights on this I would appreciate hearing from you. . . Regards,. Henry Solomon.

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How do I increase the amount of my hemoglobin?

I have a very low amount of hemoglobin, so I would like to improve it naturally.

To increase the amount of haematoglobulin in your blood, it is recommended to make nettle tea by drying the grass and stewing it in boiling water. Filter the nettle and drink the tea (you can add honey too). Then, eat food that contains iron: apples, dates, almonds, tofu, pomegranates, spinach, asparagus, if you eat meat, then you can eat shrimps and red meat; but always take vitamin C with the food, either with vitamins or with citruses, strawberries, broccoli, grapefruit, etc. You can further increase the effect with products containing folic acid: beetroots, bananas, rice, peanuts, et cetera.

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Does taking turmeric with milk help to improve hemoglobin?

I have low hemoglobin can turmeric help

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Tumeric is that OK to take for anemic people, how can we use, and what herbs are better?

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I am sort of anemic and I'm hesitant to take turmeric tea because it has blood thinning properties?

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I have sinus thrombosis problem. As turmeric has blood thinning properties, can I use it increasing HB level of blood?

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I have low iron levels and am tired and suffering from dizziness?

Hello, Doctor has diagnosed me with low iron anemia. I have had colonoscopy and gastroscopy that has ruled out problems there. I also take Meds for hypothyroid condition. I am confused by all the information out there, I have made golden paste and wondered if that will help my low iron levels?

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My daughter has been diagnosed of anemia. She is weak, stomach cramps, sometimes she feels as if there is something in her tummy?

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What are the best foods to treat anemia?

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What other herbal medicines can I have to cure my anemia?

Hi sir, is turmeric effective in treating anemia by boiling it or preparing it as a tea?..I am an anemic person since high school, now I have a son but I can say as years pass by, anemia got worse and worse..I am taking a Ferro B capsule which has vitamin B. 12, if I am not able to take one of those, it is very hard for me to sleep and I am always having a headache. Sir, what are other herbal meds I can have to lessen my anemia. I also eat vegetables and fruits but if my anemia triggered, I feel so exhausted and dizzy and getting tired easy. Thank you so much.

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Hello, looking for a natural remedy for anemia?

I am anemic, this is a hereditary issue. I have thalassemia minor also known as Mediterranean anemia. I am looking for a natural remedy.. I have tried: Iron pills. I think it was caused by: Hereditary on my father's side

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