Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Anemia recipes

Anemia is a decrease in your blood cell count, and/or a decreased hemoglobin content in the blood. Since red blood cells are the ones responsible, for carrying oxygen to the cells via the hemoglobin, a
lower amount, would mean low oxygen in all your body's tissues, and if you are pregnant your baby gets less oxygen as well. Anemia can be caused by blood loss, which means that not enough red cells are being produce, or that too many red cells are being killed off. Home remedies for anemia are a great solution.

Usually, anemia is due to iron deficency, but also can be caused by not having enough vitamin 12; B6; Folic acid; and/or copper in your system. During your pregnancy blood counts will be done, that will help to determine what vitamins or nutrients you are lacking.

Anemia has the following symptoms:

You feel fatigued.
You feel dizzy.
You lack vitality.
You are short of breath.
Your skin looks white, as well as your gums and around your eyes.

If you have Anemia at the time of delivery you will be at risk of loosing excessive blood thus going into shock. Also your baby may have low amounts of Iron stored for the first month of life. Using home remedies for anemia reduces the risk of delivery conplications.

Anemia elixr

If you're feeling run down or are anemic, give this syrup a try:

3 parts rose hips,
2 parts nettle leaves,
2 parts wild oats,
2 parts chickweed (fresh preferrably) ,
2 parts malva leaves (fresh preferrably) ,
1 part yellow dock root,
1 part alfalfa leaf,
1 part red clover blossoms,
1 part violet leaf & flower,
1/2 part grated fresh gingerroot
1/4 part cinnamon stick,
chopped or grated,
1/2 part chopped dried apricots,
1/2 part currants or raisins,
1/2 part fresh or dried cherries,
Unslulfured blackstrap molasses,
Rasperry Vinegar

In a large pot, mix all the herbs and dried fruits. Cover with 3 times as much water. Simmer this mixture for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Check the water level as this simmers. This should reduce to about half. Turn off the heat and allow to cool for at least 2-3 hours. Strain the mixture using a cheesecloth, extracting as much liquid as possible from the herbs & fruits. Compost the herbs, measure the resulting liquid. For every quart of liquid, add 3 cups of unsulfured blackstrap molasses, 1 cup brandy, and a few dashes of raspberry vinegar. Stir well and then bottle. Store in the should keep for several months.

For use: Take 1 Tablesppon a few times per week over a period of several months. If you're very run down, try 2-3 Tablespoons per day.

Note: This syrup is very rich and has lots of iron and calcium. This also works well for children. You can also use this for PMS, druing pregnancy, postpartum, or even as a menopausal tonic.

Home Remedies for Anemia Tip:

There is another type of Anemia called "Pica". In this kind of Anemia you may have rare cravings, in which you will want to eat substances other than food, such as, coal, dirt, starch or hair; this kind of Anemia is usually the sign of a nutritional deficiency.

Home Remedies for Anemia we recommend:

Herbs can help your body to maintain a good level of iron, such as:

1/2 to 1 tsp. of the tincture of Yellow dock root three times daily,
or 1/2 to 1 tsp. of extract of Dandelion leaf and or root or two
capsules twice daily, or Eat Dandelion greens in your salads.

Manganese is helpful for protein and fat metabolism, healthy nerves, immune system and blood sugar regulation. Manganese is essential for people with iron deficiency anemias. Manganese deficiencies may lead to atherosclerosis, confusion, eye problems, hearing problems, heart disorders, high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, pancreatic damage, rapid pulse, tooth-grinding, memory loss, tremors, and a tendency to breast ailments.

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