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Anemia – An Ayurvedic perspective, herbal remedies and more


In Ayurveda anemia is compared with pandu roga. In this condition paleness of mucus membrane and skin occurs that result in diminished red blood cells and blood supply.  It is more common in females as compared to males.

The anemia is basically due to an excess of Pitta dosha along with other doshas in the body. Dosha and dushyas in the body cause a decrease in the blood, loss of complexion, sensation loss etc that leads to anemia (pandu roga).

The prodormal symptoms in an anemic patient are:

  • Dryness of skin, palpitation, fatigue, loss of sweat, excessive salivation, fatigue, , desire to eat mud, chalk, or clay, swelling around the eyes, indigestion, yellowish urine, stool, pallor of the skin, , loss of glow, anorexia, vertigo, fever, excessive sleep, feeble speech, cramps in calf region, hairfall etc.

Anemia - An Ayurvedic perspective

Now let’s discuss in detail few of the shlokas that represents the Pandu roga (Anemia)

पाण्डु रोगा स्मृता : पञ्च वात पित्त कफे स्त्र्य। चतुर्थ : सन्निपातेन पञ्चमो भक्षणांमृद।च। चि १६

This shloka of charak samhita represents that pandu roga (Anemia) is of five types vataj, pittaj, kaphaj, sannipataj, and eating mud.

दोषा : पित्त प्रधानस्तु यस्य कुप्यन्ति धातुषु। शैथिल्यं तस्य धातूनां गौरवं चोपजायते। च। चि १६ /४
ततो वर्णबलस्नेहा ये चान्ये अप्योजसो गुणा। व्रजन्ति क्षयमतयर्थ दोष दुष्य प्रदूषणात। च चि १६ /५
सोअल्परक्तो अल्पमेदसको नि : सार : शिथिलेन्द्रिय। वैवर्ण्य भजते ,तस्य हेतुं ऋणु सलक्षणम। च चि १६ /६

These all three shlokas represent the samprapti of pandu (anemia) roga:

  • The meaning of this shloka is Pitta dosha along with other Vata etc doshas causes aggravation of the Rakta etc dhatus that causes heaviness in the body.
  • Dosha and dushyas get imbalanced in the body, causes disturbed immunity, complexion, sneha, and oja.
  • The loss of all these dhatus in the body of a person causes blood loss, less muscles formation, immunity loss, and changes in the complexion. This all is called as pandu (anemia) roga.

These all are the signs and symptoms of an anemic patient.

तस्य लिङ्गं भविष्यत : हृदयस्पंदनं रौक्क्षयं स्वेदाभाव: श्रमस्तथा (च। चि १६ /१२ )

This shloka represents the Purvrupa (early symptoms) of pandu (anemia) roga:

Increase in heart beat, dryness in the body, loss of sweat, and lethargy in the body.

सम्भुतेअस्मिन भवेत सर्व : कर्णक्ष्वेडी हतानल। दुर्बल : सदनो आनन्दवीट श्रमभ्र्मनिपीडित। च। चि १६ /१३
गात्रशूलज्वरश्वासगौरवारूचिनर। मृदितैंरिव गात्रेश्च पीडितोंमथिततैंरिव। च। चि १६ /१४
शूनाक्षिकूटो हरित : शीर्णलोमा हतप्रभ। कोपन : शिशिरद्वेषी निद्रालु : ष्ठीवनो अल्प वाक। च चि १६ /१५
पिंडिकोद्वेष्टकटयुरूपादरुकसदनानि च। भवन्त्या रोहणा या सै विशेष श्चा सय वक्ष्यते। चचि १६ १६

The signs and symptoms of pandu (anemia) roga:

  • Tinnitus, weak digestion, weakness, loss of appetite, fatigue, vertigo, fever, breathlessness, anorexia etc are seen in an anemic patient.
  • Pain in the body, lean body, hair loss, uneasy mind, feeling angry without any reason, excess sleep, excess phlegm, not a very talkative person, back, chest region, and feet get tight, when doing some activity feel less energetic.
  • These all are seen in an anemic patient.

According to Acharya Shushruta

  • According to Acharya Shushruta some of the other complications of an anemic patient are vomiting, fever, excessive thirst, headache, anorexia, indigestion, fainting, malaise, diarrhoea, cough, burning sensation, hoarseness of voice etc.
  • The reduction in the number of red blood cells is anemia that may be due to haemorrhage, malaria, hypersplenism, iron deficiency, protein deficiency, low folic acid, leukaemia, congenital anemia, aplastic anemia etc.<

Ayurvedic treatment for an anemic patient:

  • In Ayurveda  the basic concept of treatment is to balance doshas and dushyas in the body. If the root cause is treated more than half of the disease will get cured. Along with medicines diet and daily habits also plays an important role in the treatment.

Herbal Remedies for Anemia

Herbal Remedies for Anemia

  • Planet Ayurveda offers  various products that contain herbs which will increase the number of red blood cells in the body. Anemia care pack offered by planet Ayurveda possesses four products. The details of these products are mentioned below:

Punarnava mandur:

  • It is a classical herbal formula used from ancient time for anemic patients. These tablets help to remove toxins out of the blood. It increases the production of red blood cells in the body. The tablets balance the imbalanced dosha in the body.

Dosage: Two tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

Wheat grass powder:

  • This is an herbal powder that contains extract of wheat grass. As wheat grass is full of nutrients and vitamins. It increases the production of RBCs in the body and balances all symptoms associated with anemic patients like fatigue, weakness, indigestion etc.

Dosage: One teaspoonful mixed  in a glass of water. Drink this mixture twice daily.

Aarogyavardhini vati:

  • These are classical herbal tablets that had been in use since ancient time for an anemic patient. The tablet detoxifies the body and increases the production of red blood cells. The tablets are prepared from various herbs.

Dosage: Two tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

Chanderprabha vati:

  • It is a classical formulation in Ayurveda that balances general weakness and the doshas responsible for anemia. The tablets contain loh bhasmas in it that increases the production of red blood cells in the body. It maintains the glow and color of the skin. These tablets give very effective results in anemia patients.

Dosage: Two tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

These all are the Ayurvedic treatment for an anemic patient now let’s discuss a few of the home remedies that are easily available at home, mentioned below:

natural home remedies for anemia

Home Remedies for Anemia

  1. Take one pomegranate fruit and one carrot make a fresh juice. Drink this juice daily.
  2. Take one beetroot, two carrots, leaves of spinach and coriander. Blend these all ingredients strain the ingredients and drink one glass of this juice daily in the morning.
  3. Spinach, coriander can also be used in soup form. This is very rich in iron and folic acid.
  4. Take sesame seeds or chia seeds,  one teaspoon of each. Soak these two separately in a glass of water. Use these seeds to garnish your dishes. Consume daily as they are rich in iron content.
  5. Ridge gourd one of the best vegetable rich in iron content. All gourd family vegetables are good for an anemic patient. So consume these vegetables.
  6. You can also use sunflower seeds as they are rich in iron and minerals. These seeds give proper nourishment to an anemic patient.
  7. Use copper vessel jar for drinking water. Keep water in this vessel whole night. Early in the morning on an empty stomach drink water from this jar. As it provides various minerals to your body.
  8. Dates and raisins are rich in iron and vitamin C. So eat raisins and two dates daily. It gives you energy.
  9. Use green vegetables like broccoli, spinach, celery, mustard green as these are rich in iron that will increase RBCs production in the body.
  10. Eat a cup of yogurt by mixing a teaspoon of turmeric in it. As this remedy is good for an anemic patient.

Healthy tips for an anemic patient:

  1. Eat a healthy diet that is full of nutrients and minerals.
  2. Include green vegetables, fresh fruits, whole grains, and grams in your diet.
  3. Perform pranayams like anulom vilom and kapalbhatti.
  4. Do perform yoga asanas like trikonasana, paschomittanasana, Sarvangasana, viparita-karani and yoga-mudra etc.
  5. For deep relaxation and rejuvenation of the red blood cells do meditation daily.

Treatment of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) in Ayurveda


Hemolytic uremic syndrome(HUS) is a serious condition which is marked by an abnormal activity of destruction of the body’s red blood cells and, consequently, a low platelet count. The condition can put affected individuals at a potential risk of kidney failure because the filtering system of the kidneys can get clogged by the damaged red blood cells.Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is, therefore, a condition which affects two body systems the blood stream and the kidneys. Besides leading to life-threatening kidney failure, the condition can also cause some other serious health complications, including heart problems, stroke, coma, high blood pressure, and intestinal disorders like inflammatory colitis.


Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) can affect both children and adults. The condition is basically of two types: Typical and Atypical. The main trigger for Typical HUS is a diarrheal infection which is usually caused by a particular strain of toxin-producing E. coli bacteria found in the intestines E.coli OH157:H7. However, Atypical HUS is not linked to any digestive tract infection, and has a comparatively less favorable outcome.Apart from the mentioned E.coli strain, some of the other causes of Hemolytic uremic syndrome includes the use of certain medications – like quinine sulphate, certain chemotherapy and immunosuppressant medications, and anti-platelet medications as well as HIV/AIDS or an infection with the pneumococcal bacteria. In some rare cases, the condition may get triggered in females due to pregnancy.

Symptoms of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Some of the common symptoms associated with the occurrence of Hemolytic uremic syndrome are :-

  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Bloody diarrhoea
  • Blood in the urine or decreased urination
  • Bleeding from the nose and mouth
  • Minor, unexplained bruises
  • Fatigue and irritability
  • Paleness (pallor) or weakness
  • Seizures or confusion
  • High blood pressure
  • Swelling of the face, hands, feet or the whole body.

In addition to these symptoms, some other indications of Hemolytic uremic syndrome include: Dehydration, Anemia (resulting from abnormal destruction of red blood cells and low platelet counts), and Uremia (inability of the kidneys to remove waste products from the body).

Treatment of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Timely and appropriate treatment is required in Hemolytic uremic syndrome, so that the patients especially children — can recover fully from the condition. The treatments which can alleviate the symptoms of the condition and prevent any further complications include: Red blood cell transfusions, Platelet transfusions, Fluid replacement, Plasma exchange, and Kidney dialysis.

For the management of Hemolytic uremic syndrome in a safe and natural manner, some excellent herbal products are available for renowned herbal manufacturing company, Planet Ayurveda. The products are prepared from pure herbs, under the guidance of expert Ayurveda practitioners.

Planet Ayurveda’s herbal products for managing Hemolytic uremic syndrome are:

1. Green Essential Capsules

A number of useful herbal ingredients are combined for the preparation of these capsules. The ingredients include: Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Spirulina (Spirulina platensis), Green tea (Camellia sinensis), wheat grass (Triticulum aestivum), and grape seed (Vitis vinifera).

The use of the capsules is beneficial in Hemolytic uremic syndrome because of their ability to provide nourishment to the brain cells, enhance brain functioning, boost immunity, help the body fight against free radicals, and manage skin disorders and other conditions.

Dosage :- 1-2 capsules with plain water, two times a day, after meals.



2. Punarnava Mandoor Tablets

The preparation of these tablets involves a combination of some potent herbs including Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Mandoor Bhasma (Ferric oxide calx), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Shunti (Zingiber officinale), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Chavya (Piper chaba), Chitrak Mool (Plumbago zeylanica), and Vidanga (Embelia ribes).

Patients of Hemolytic uremic syndrome can benefit from the use of the tablets because they are helpful in eliminating toxins from the body, improving the quality of blood, increasing blood count, controlling cholesterol levels, and manages several disorders.

Dosage:- 1-2 capsules with plain water, two times a day, before meals.

3. Nephralka Capsules

Pure and standardized extracts of a number of herbs are used for preparing these capsules. The herbs include: Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Mooli satva (Raphanus sativus), Revandchini (Rheum emodi), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), and Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa).

The capsules can be useful for Hemolytic uremic syndrome patients because they can maintain healthy kidneys, help absorb fluid in digestive system, eliminates extra fluid from kidneys, manage constipation and diarrhoea linked to renal disorders, manage digestive disorders, treat urine infections, control blood pressure, rejuvenate immune system, and pacify aggravated Pitta and Kaphs doshas.

Dosage:-1-2 capsules with plain water, two times a day, after meals.

4. G-Plat Capsules

The capsules are prepared from some extremely useful herbal components which have the capability to manage a low platelet count, particularly if it is caused by faulty bone marrow function or bone marrow depression.

The patients of Hemolytic uremic syndrome can benefit from the use of these capsules which can be helpful in managing several conditions related to low platelet count. These conditions may include spleen disorders, different kinds of cancers, leukaemia, lymphomas, AIDS, and other disorders. In addition, the capsules also have the ability to manage gastro-intestinal disease, treat skin ailments, boost immune levels, treat ulcers, and alleviate stress and anxiety.

Dosage:- 1-2 capsules, two times a day.

5. Rencure Formula Capsules

The capsules are prepared from a combination of herbs including Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Palaash (Butea monosperma), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), and Kaasni (Cichorium intybus).

Hemolytic uremic syndrome can be managed with the help of these capsules which can treat kidney-related problems, eliminate accumulated toxins from the body, rejuvenate dying cells, ensure healthy flow of urine, and control the body’s vitiated Pitta and Kapha’ doshas.

Dosage:-2 capsules with plain water, two times a day, after meals.

6. Pitta Balance Capsules

For preparing these capsules, several natural ingredients are used, including Praval Pishti (Coral Calcium), Akik Pishti (Agate Calcium), Mukta Pishti (Pearl Calcium), Jawar Mohra Pishti (an Ayurvedic Calcium compound), Kamdhudha Ras (an Ayurvedic Calcium compound), and Giloy satva (extract of Tinospora cordifolia).

People affected by Hemolytic uremic syndrome can benefit from the use of the capsules which can promote the functioning of the immune system, support the digestive system, purify the blood, control blood pressure, balance the body’s Pitta dosha, and cure ulcers, acidity, and several other conditions.

Dosage:-1-2 capsules with plain water, once or twice a day, after meals.


Planet Ayurveda’s herbal products for the management of Hemolytic uremic syndrome are 100% natural formulations, which are completely vegetarian, and do not contain any chemicals, starch, additives, yeast, artificial colors, binders, fillers or preservatives.