Iron Deficiency – Anaemia

Iron Deficiency Anaemia which is described under the disease Panduroga in Ayurveda is a worldwide problem with the highest prevalence in developing countries. It is found especially among women of childbearing age, young children and during pregnancy & lactation.

Iron Deficiency is the most common cause of nutritional Anaemia; others are foliate & Vitamin B-12 deficiency. Iron deficiency can arise either due to inadequate intake or poor bio availability of dietary iron or due to excessive loss of iron from the body. The poor bio availability is considered to be major reason for widespread iron deficiency. Women lose a considerable amount of iron in menstruation. Some of other factors leading to anaemia are intestinal parasites (hookworm etc.) & malaria.

Tips for Preventing Iron Deficiency Anaemia

Diet Lifestyle
More intake of green leafy vegetables, carrot, and beetroot. Washing hands before meals.
Include dried fruits like figs, grapes, apricot, almonds etc. Washing vegetables and fruits properly before use.
Include Jagerry, Dates, Sugarcane. Early to bed and eraly to rise.
Intake of juice of Fruits like apple, pomegrannate, grapes & citrus fruits. Include Pranayama and light exercise.
Avoid intake of tea/coffee before and after 2 hours of meals.  

Herbs and Herbal formulation used

  1. Punarnava
  2. Shatavari
  3. Vidanga
  4. Mandoora Bhasma
  5. Louha Bhasma
  6. Dhatri Louha
  7. Punarnava Mandoor
  8. Daadimadi Ghee
  9. Daadimashtaka Choorna