How to overcome from anemia with Ayurveda?

By Dr Sharda Ayurveda In Circulatory

Has your skin lost its color? Is it changing its color to whitish-pale? Do you find yourself tired most of the time? Is everything disturbing your peace of mind? Then maybe you are Anemic! This blog will give you a lot of knowledge about the disease and how with the Ayurvedic approach you will be able to manage the disorder. So, come read this and be aware of your existing condition.

The human body requires iron to produce hemoglobin, a protein present in red blood cells that allows cells to carry oxygen throughout the body. If hemoglobin is low in the body, then the tissues and muscles will not obtain enough oxygen to be able to function effectively and this can be called Anemia.

A person with Anemia may experience the following symptoms:

  • Weakness

  • Pale skin color

  • Dizziness

  • Headaches

  • Shortness of breath

  • Irregular heartbeat

  • Hair loss

  • Loss of appetite

  • Swelling around the eyes

  • The whitish tint of skin, nails, and eyes

  • Swelling or pain in the legs

If you have Anemia and are in great trouble, apart from other options available choose the Ayurvedic approach to treat anemia as it will deal with the problem in a natural way which will help in removing the root cause of the disease. Moreover, it will also have no side effects and will work against the reversibility of the disease.

Let’s know more about Anemia through Ayurveda!

As per Ayurvedic terminology, Anemia is referred to as Pandu Roga. The main reason is an imbalance in Doshas which causes the disease to manifest itself.

There are different types of Pandu Roga depending upon which Dosha is unbalanced.

  1. Vataj - Vata Dosha
  2. Pittaj- Pitta Dosha
  3. Kaphaj- Kapha Dosha
  4. Sannipataj- Tridoshas

The different types of Anemia have different types of symptoms. Below listed are characteristics related to the types of Anemia.


It happens when there is an imbalance in Vata Dosha. In this condition people may experience the following symptoms:

  • Dark to pale yellow discoloration of the skin
  • Rough /dry skin
  • Loss of taste
  • Cracking of joints
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue


Imbalance of Pitta Dosha results in Pittaj Pandu Rog. The affected people may go through the following symptoms:

  • Yellowing of eyes
  • Fever
  • Excessive thirst
  • Excessive sweating
  • Indigestion
  • Sour burping
  • Bad breath
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Loose motions


When the Kapha Dosha is imbalanced it leads to Kaphaj type of Anemia. A person with this type of Anemia will have the mentioned symptoms:

  • Swelling
  • Cold skin
  • Drowsiness
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Discoloration of skin, eyes, urine, and feces.


It is caused due to an imbalance in all three Doshas. When this condition occurs presence of a mixture of all the symptoms which were written above are visible. 

Now, let’s find out the root cause of the disease. Why does it happen? What could be the reasons behind the deficiency of iron? What causes the Doshas to imbalance?

1. It could be loss of blood from the body i.e. by some sort of injury or hemorrhaging in any organ of the body.

2. In the case of women, excessive menstruation bleeding can also be the cause of loss of blood in the body.

3. Formation of red blood cells in low amount and destruction of red blood cells.

4. History of Anemia within the family.

Anemia may sound like something which is not major, but if not treated on time it may lead to severe complications that may damage the heart and lungs. Before it becomes a problem for you, adopt Ayurveda.

Ayurvedic herbs and spices for Anemia

Ayurvedic herbs and spices for Anemia


The leaves of the Moringa plant increase the level of hemoglobin in the blood. The leaves are rich in iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, and magnesium.

Black Sesame Seeds

They are rich in calcium, magnesium, and iron. Additionally, they help in the proper absorption of iron in the body. Soak them overnight in water and drink them the next morning. 

Another way of consumption is by adding the paste of the seeds in the milk along with honey/ jaggery.


It is a rich source of vitamin C and iron. Drinking Amla juice daily will increase the red blood cells level in your body.

Methi seeds

Soak Methi seeds overnight in water. Cook them with rice and consume them. It will boost the production of red blood cells in the body. 

Herbal Tea

Hibiscus and Chamomile tea can be included in the meal diet either in the morning or in the evening. Additionally, you can also have ginger and tulsi tea.

Pumpkin Seeds

They are rich in iron and can improve the hemoglobin content in the body. Adding pumpkin seeds to the diet as a snack will increase the production of red blood cells. 

Dietary Changes

Dietary Changes for Anemia

Raisins and Dates

They are a rich source of iron and other essential nutrients. Consuming them in an adequate amount daily will increase the blood cells. You can eat them in the form of mid-day snacks. 


It contains natural iron, which increases the levels of hemoglobin. Beetroot juice shows tremendous results in fighting anemia symptoms. Other than juice it can also be used in the form of salad.

Green leafy vegetables

Vegetables such as Spinach, Cabbage, or Broccoli are an abundant source of iron and vitamins. Consumption of them will help you to manage the symptoms.            

Citrus fruits

Vitamin C consumption helps to improve the condition of the affected people by absorbing the iron content. Start adding oranges and lemon to the diet. 


Bananas are filled with various nutrients, vitamins, and elements that help the proper functioning of cells to improve hemoglobin levels. 

Fruit Juices

Juices will not only heal the body internally, but the glow will be visible externally too. So, add apples, pomegranate, carrots, and other fresh fruits to the juicer!

  • Avoid foods that contain an excess of oil and saturated fats.
  • Do not consume processed, canned, and foods rich in carbohydrates.
  • Make sure not to consume excess sugar, carbonated drinks, and caffeine.
  • Drink water and coconut water, which will hydrate your body.

Lifestyle Changes

Lifestyle Changes for Anemia

Yoga and Breathing exercises

Yoga is much more than stretches. Practicing Yoga along with breathing exercises will help the body wonderfully. Regular practice will aid in the proper functioning of the body and will also improve the breathing capacity of the lungs thereby increasing the oxygen content in the body. 

Following are the asanas and a few breathing exercises that will help you to curb Anemia:

Yogendra Pranayama IV

It involves breathing through the diaphragm. Along with keeping lungs active and improving lung capacity, it also aids in the proper functioning of the digestive system.

Ujjayi Pranayama

This Pranayama is beneficial in regulating breathing through the mouth and throat. Proper circulation and increasing the oxidation of food in the blood help the anemic patients fabulously.

Suryabhedana Pranayama

By reducing heat in the body, it increases the oxygen circulation in the lungs and blood. 

Anulom-Vilom Pranayama

It helps in calming the nervous system, and provides proper oxygen to the lungs. 

Kapalbhati Pranayama

Along with improving blood circulation, it also helps with blood pressure issues. 


It improves the functioning of internal organs and calms the body by maintaining equilibrium between the energies. 


This asana helps to improve the blood flow to the brain, which helps to relieve dizziness and fatigue. Further, it also manages the symptoms of menopause. 

Yoga Mudra

Various Yoga Mudras are beneficial in the treatment of Anemia. 

  • Gyan Mudra: Joining of the index finger with the thumb.
  • Vishnu Mudra: The right hand’s index and middle finger should be folded so as it reaches the base of the thumb and ring and the little finger should be straight.


Stress is the major factor that triggers the symptoms of the disease. To manage the signs of the disorder, one should regularly practice meditation. Meditation rejuvenates the body, mind, and soul. It calms the nerves and provides a soothing effect to the body.

The brain activity is also enhanced as it keeps the negative emotions and thoughts under control. Moreover, it also paves the path for spiritual awakening. 

Anemia can be managed and controlled very easily; it just needs the right advice and guidance from the expert! So, if the anemia has made your life worse and you need successful results, consult Dr. Sharda Ayurveda and live a happy, fit life!

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Dr Sharda Ayurveda

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