Last Modified on Feb 14, 2014
Natural treatments for Sickle Cell Anemia aim to reverse the condition by stimulating growth of healthy red blood cells and oxygenating the body. Several nutritional supplements and home remedies like hydrogen peroxide can be used to achieve effective treatment of this condition.
What is Sickle Cell Anemia?
Sickle cell anemia is defined as an inherited blood condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen throughout the body. Symptoms of the condition include anemia, periodic episodes of pain, swollen hands and feet, frequent infections, delayed growth and vision problems. The condition is caused by a genetic mutation in the gene that orders hemoglobin production.
Natural Remedies for Abnormal Red Blood Cells
Treatment for sickle cell focuses on replenishing the body’s supply of healthy red blood cells as well as providing the body with enough oxygen to function well. Nutritional supplements including vitamin B17, chlorophyll and hydrogen peroxide are effective treatments for the condition. Eating a balanced and highly nutritional diet also helps mediate the disorder.
Vitamin B17 is an important nutrient that has often been overlooked. Its extracted form, laetrile is a substance that targets damaged cells, eliminates them and stimulates the production of new healthy cells. The compound is also an important component of a variety of metabolic processes.
Chlorophyll is a naturally occurring molecule that is involved in photosynthesis of plants. This molecule also functions as an effective treatment for sickle cell, however. Chlorophyll is unique in that it very closely resembles a human’s red blood cells, meaning that it is also functional as a blood cleanser, blood builder and oxygen booster.
Hydrogen peroxide is a natural germicidal agent composed of strictly water and oxygen. Used as an inhalant, hydrogen peroxide delivers additional oxygen to the blood. This supplemental oxygen helps the body function more optimally and reverses the symptoms of sickle cell anemia.
A fairly serious condition, sickle cell anemia causes the slowing of blood flow and oxygen to different parts of the body. Effective natural treatments, however, regenerate the blood and replenish oxygen flow to alleviate the symptoms associated with the condition.
04/21/2011: Gwen from Tucson, Az: "I have heard that b17 or Dioscovite can help with sickle cell anemia. I am saddened by the fact that I never heard of these natural remedies before. Now that I am aware I want to share the knowledge. I have started my 15yr old son on 100mg b17 tablets, he is doing well so far. If that doesnt work then I will give the Dioscovite a try.
01/14/2012: Unique85 from Houston, Tx, United States replies: "I have the trait but I believe that I still have some of the same symptoms as the actual disease. Do you think taking this will help ease some of the pain I experience."
Foods High in Nitrilosides
03/29/2011: Gwen from Tucson, Az: "My 15yr old son has Sickle cell Anemia. Thank you so much for posting the information you found out, I greatly appreciate it and I am going to try giving my son foods high in Nitrilosides which is Vitamin B17. I found a site which list many of these foods. http://www.vitaminb17.org/foods.htm"Replies
09/21/2011: Cheryl Long from Hazelgreen, Al, U.s replies: "I recently found out about foods high in nitrilosides I will incorporate this into my childs diet. Also wheatgrass juice and chloryphyll combo is essential to providing the cells with oxygen even when you are having a crises."
04/23/2011: Gwen from Tucson, Az: "http://www.mcssl.com/store/naturalhealthresearchinstitute/catalog/product/6827ee2b685c40c0b3245f2046a74704"
12/16/2008: Dani from Atlanta, GA: "I love this site. It is wonderful. However, I don't see any remedies for Sickle Cell. Any ideas???"
EC: New page created, thank you for the suggestion!
11/24/2009: Almarie from Luton, United Kingdom replies: "WILL IT BE POSSIBLE TO GIVE INFO IN SICKLE CELL ANEMIA? LOVE YOUR SITE... NEED HOME REMEDIES.
05/09/2012: Nathaniel from Accra, Ghana: "I tested positive to sickle cell test as AS. My understanding is that this anomaly is genetic. Do you have any treatment to address this condition- I mean one that can result in test proving one is AA. If you have, are there testimonies?"Replies
05/17/2012: Zilverb from Seabrook, Tx - Texas, Usa replies: "Vitamin B14 for Sickle Cell Remedy
Vitamin-B17-Laetrile for Cancer and Sickle CellVitamin B-17 experts say that 15 seeds every other day would provide an adequacy and give quite a margin. Vitamin B-17 is found in most seeds such as peaches, apricots, prunes, plums, cherries, and nectarines. The only common fruit on the hemisphere that lacks nitrilosidic seeds, are the citrus fruits. [i]
The seeds are eaten raw and preferably organic. It's been recommended to eat 24 kernels a day as a preventative, and 40 as a therapy. Also, one must be on a vegan diet while supplementing with apricot seeds. [ii]
Note: Dr. Efran Navarro's father cured his cancer patients with laetrile. He had phenomenal success.
An excellent resource for another laetrile protocol is contained in a pamphlet called What I Would Do If I Had Cancer by Dr. Julian Whitaker, M. D. , 2002, www.drwhitaker.com.
07/29/2012: Real Sickle Cell Scott from Fort Hood, Tx replies: "Try putting her on a vegan diet. I have sc and I associate with a person that has ss who is a vegan and he has had less crisis by doing this regimen. Green leafy foods are great, turmeric, and wheatgrass and aloe. The best things for your body are natural organic foods. It's hard to start a vegan diet but I am working towards it to limit my crisis every month. T. J. Brown is his name and he has an awesome natural website. http://www.scnwg.org/natural-remedies.html"
09/07/2011: Godsoriginal from Virginia Beach, Va: "HI, my name is Pat; my daughter is diagnosed with having Sickle Cell Anemia we did not ask for this disease my daughter was born with this disease at birth she is now 25; she has had blood transfusions too many to count, gall bladder remover2010, her spleen may have to removed, she had a shoulder replacement 2011, her breast was a 38D;now a 34d after the surgery and she has lost weight that she seem not to gain as she would like, her baby died 2010 (2 weeks dead when she found out; then the doctors made her wait until 2 weeks to do this new procedure, she constantly has sickle cell crisis, her eyes are always yellowish.
As a mother that believes in God unconditionally; I do believe that God has given Dr & other's on natural health a special annointing in knowledge, wisdom and understanding. I need help I want to save my daughter's life and help my other daughter, son I gave for adoption and family to live longer. I myself was oversea from 12/2008 to 8/2010 got extremely ill surgeries, scar tissue etc.. I have done colon, liver, kidney cleansing.
Yesterday started my first oil pulling 9/6/2011.I just need advice as to what to do for my daughter with this sickle cell anemia disease what to do when a person has a kidney disease? As far as my health I will keep on searching as I'm doing well in spite of. I beg you for help; give me your opinions and advise.
Thank you, Pat"Replies
09/08/2011: Jen from Bozeman, Mt, Us replies: "Hello Godsoriginal, I felt so terrible for you when I read your post. I have read that sickle cell anemia symptoms can be relieved by increasing the nitrous oxide in the person's system. It seems that nitrous oxide helps to expand the blood vessels in people who don't have the disease but for some reason people with sickle cell don't have enough nitrous oxide to help the vessels expand. Scientists are not sure why. I would think if you could get both the oxygen level and the nitrous oxide level's up in your daughters blood that she could be helped with some of the pain caused by the sickle shaped blood cells clogging up the veins and killing her organs. I know that inhaling food grade H2O2 is one way to bring up the oxygen levels but there is also a supplement called hemoxide that you can get online to bring the nitrous oxide levels up in her blood. I have no idea if these remedies will work as I have only read about them but they are both easy natural things you might try. I pray that it will help her since it is such a painful horrible disease. God bless you and her both."
09/21/2011: Cheryl Long from Hazelgreen, Al, U.s replies: "Chylorypyll is liquid oxygen it is almost exactly like blood except it has no iron. Chlorphyll and wheat grass juice will help deliver oyxgen to the cells even when you have a crises. Also foods high in nitrilosides are high in b-17 which is helpful with sicklecell. My daughter has sickle cell disease and rarely has a crises. Her oxygen levels are always at 100 percent. The wheatgrass juice and chlorphyll should be taken daily. Try it. It couldn't hurt. "
06/24/2012: Ayesha from Abuja, Nigeria replies: "Pls gods original try dioscovite my 5years old son has been on it and it's amazing, he is Ss but has never been hospitalized praise be to God almighty he is active and very intelligent, you can find dioscovite in your pharmacy and you can also check on line."
06/25/2012: Sandieson from Some Place, Usa replies: "For Godsoriginal from Virginia Beach, Va in regards to sickle cell anemia. I know of someone that was dying from that disease when she was young and she said she was healed by eating raw liver. I can't remember how much."
12/21/2012: Cj from Houston, Tx, Usa replies: "I read in Black Gene Lies, by Joel Wallach that Sickle Cell disease goes into remission when you take trace minerals and extra doses of selenium. He wrote that most diseases are really mineral deficiencies and that selenium would significantly reduce the frequency of crises. Here in the US, selenium is easy to find at the health store and inexpensive too. Brazil nuts are a food source of selenium."
05/22/2013: D0ug from Luperon, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic replies: "Godsoriginal, I know that a lot of time has past since you posted but being new to this website and with a possible help I hope you are still watching.
I got into natural health when I went to the doctor specialist who wanted to do six surgeries on me and I said no. when home and started to be my own doctor.
I have in the mean time help a lot of people on thing that helped on child who is a family member that had sickle cell anemia from birth. My mother in law was looking after the child and I give her colloidal silver for the whole family. I about two weeks the child started feeling better and by four months they could not find any problem in a lab report
The lab report came back no sickle cell anemia. There was no other treatment used during that time."