Herbs & Foods Used to Treat Anaemia


foods used to aid anaemia




Below is a list of herbs and foods that can be used to treat anaemia.

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  • Iron rich foods: such as liver, apple, figs, raisins, prunes, molasses, seafood, beets, whole grains, brown rice, poultry, eggs, red meat, beans, spinach, silver beet, broccoli, nuts and seeds
  • Foods high in Vitamin C: such as tomatoes, peppers, or strawberries
  • Honey: increase haemoglobin in the blood and is rich in iron, manganese and copper
  • Dandelion and Burdock root: often used together, both of these herbs increase the body’s ability to absorb iron from food.
  • Avocado: contains large amounts of iron and also boosts folate levels
  • Nettle: contains Vitamins A, B, K, and C, as well as iron
  • Parsley: used as a juice, it has large concentrations of iron
  • Lemon/citrus: contains vitamin C which helps to absorb iron
  • Yellow Dock Root: contains high amounts of iron, calcium, and Vitamins A and C
  • Gentian: often used in Europe, this herb stimulates the digestive system to more easily absorb iron
  • Alfalfa: this herb is high in iron
  • Dong Quai: increases the production of red blood cells due to its high concentration of Cobalt
  • Chives: high in iron and Vitamin C
  • Spirulina: contains high amounts of Vitamin B12, iron, potassium, magnesium, and calcium