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Easy and Effective Natural Cures for Anemia

Last Modified on Jan 25, 2016

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Posted by Cheryl (Regina, Sask, Canada) on 07/01/2014

Re: iron tests: I just bought iron on the recommendation of my reflexologist. I came on line to read up on it and saw all of the e-mails. I just wanted to let everyone know that if they are worried about too much iron, a good way to find out, is to give blood. It is needed and they test your iron, blood pressure and temperature. It's a win, win, win, situation!!!!

Posted by Beverly (Riverside, California United States) on 06/01/2013

[YEA]  Does anyone know if taking over the counter IRON Tablets 65 mil. is safe?

3 days ago I was so weak that I could hardly get out of bed. A friend told me to try IRON Tablets so my husband went out and bought me a bottle. Within the first day I felt better! 3 days later I am outside doing decent yard work! I had not been able to work in my yard due to weakness.

I am wondering if taking a pill a day is safe? Anyone know? I wonder if I should cut the tablet in half to be safe? How long can I take Iron?

(I am the Beverly that wrote about having a cold head. Even my head is not bothering me as much now.)

Replied by Andrea C
Cardiff, Wales
hi, you gotta be careful taking Iron tablets. Have you been blood tested?? When I went through 'The Change' I was also super tired, and could not function properly. My younger Sister thought it was a lack of iron because I was young when it started. The thing is, there is no such thing as a certain age when Menopause kicks in xxx Also, too much iron, can be very negative to your body <3 No one should just swallow it, without being sure it is an iron deficiency. Been there, done that. Aarrrgggh! It was hormonal. I am not saying you're wrong, but..... If you can, have a blood test for Iron levels. It is no fun to sit on the toilet schreching!!! I know!!! Too much iron will cause constipation, and over load your body. I am not trying to freak you out.I am talking from experience..... God bless you hun. Try and get checked first to make sure, xxxx We can all assume it's one thing, then find out, it was not that we thought it was.
Replied by Helpyourself
Houston, Texas
Hey it worked! I once drank liquid iron from Walgreens, worked for me. Now, you could start eating veggies with iron thereby going natural. Good Luck!

Iron Rich Food  

Posted by Princess J. (Abingdon, Va, Usa) on 07/17/2012

Over my childhood (5 years old to 10 years old), I was anemic. My mom, having been raised in Louisiana, used a lot of the "known" foods from that region. Blackstrap Molasses, greens (mustard, turnip, collard), cream of wheat, calf liver (beef liver tends to be less tender than calf), and chicken livers. I was very healthy in those early years (not too bad now at age 62).

The only things I picked up in those few years? Chicken Pox, German Measles, and Tonsillitis resulting in the "dreaded" Tonsillectomy.

For years after I have used these food for the content of iron. And I thoroughly enjoy all those foods... As for the MOLASSES? Love it straight!!! And only found out about other types of syrup for pancakes/waffles etc. When I turned 10. Still prefer molasses (and only the Blackstrap) over anyother syrup!!!

Replied by Ed
Oakville, Canada
In addition to that

1. Wheat Grass Juice (the king)
2. Beet Root Juice
3. Carrot Juice
4. Vitamin B rich foods yoghurt, kefir
5. Dates
6. Chyawanprash (the complete for food for general health of the body)

Low Red Blood Cell Count  

Posted by Desparate (South Africa) on 08/30/2013

Hi, My sister-in-law is in hospital with a blood count of 2. They found 2 viruses in her bone-marrow. EPO treatment not working. Meds are being flown in but only due to arrive Sunday. Blood count keeps dropping, last night was 2, 9 now 2... Any immediate help available?

Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Tennessee, Usa
Dear Desperate,

Oh, dear. I would give 1 t. of cayenne pepper in 8 oz. of water. It may burn some going down and even give heartburn, but that beats the alternative. Cayenne is good for the blood and it also stops bleeding. She may have no known bleeding, but I know (from experience) that you can be so sick that your blood vessels seep blood. (I had this happen 14 years ago. I wish I had known about cayenne. I ended up with surgeries and transfusions and oodles of medication... and no one really knew what was going on.)

This could be repeated as needed. I would definitely do it at least twice. (Maybe again 8 hours later.)

Garlic. Fresh garlic is a great antiviral. Crush fresh garlic and have her take two cloves an hour. Again, not delicous, but may kill the virus.

Extra virgin coconut oil is also a great anti-viral. I would give 1 T. (you could even mix it with the garlic. ) every 4 hours.

I am assuming your sister in law can take in food and drink right now. If not, rub the cayenne into her gums. It will work that way, too.

If you can get liquid chloropyll, that helps the blood count a lot. Midwives give it to ladies who hemorrhage after childbirth. I would have her drink a whole 16 ounce bottle of it over 24 hours.

This is what I would do for one of my loved ones if at all possible.

Praying for her recovery.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Dave Donate

Fountain Inn, Sc
I'm impressed they found the two viruses... I presume they took a culture of "dead" bone tissue and found the viruses.

Virus in bone and brain are hard to get to but the use of DMSO with equal part of Colloidal Silver and applied to the affected bone will allow the Silver atoms to penetrate into the bone and will kill the virus. DMSO is derived from the wood milling process and you can view a good analsis of it by googling "DMSO 60 Minutes Dr Jacobs Youtube".

For a virus to be in the bone means the virus perforce must be systemic and so if this were me, I would not only apply the poultice a dozen or so times over a week but also over the next three months would drink three tablespoons twice daily of the CS. I would use a high PPM. Silver solutions are not all created equal. Some claim they produce a super small silver particle but I think there is reason to believe that a larger particle is actually more effective. I make my own and take it at 100 PPM or greater. Have done so for over 20 years. I drink a tablespoon of silver five times weekly and do a sinus irrigation with CS three times a week. Of course it did NOT turn me blue.

Multiple Remedies  
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Posted by Dr Malawade (Belgaum, Karnataka, india) on 05/04/2012

Anemia is a condition in which your blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells. The normal level of haemoglobin is generally different in males (13.5 gms/100ml) and females (12gms/100ml).
It is directly or indirectly responsible for many diseases. This is because the lowered oxygen carrying capacity of the blood leads to poor oxygenation of tissue, which in turn results in degenerative changes and a general drop in immunity. As Ayurvedic Practitioner and doctor I have seen many cases of Anemia and the results of treatment using different allopathic, Homeopathic and Ayurvedic (herbal) remedies.
Allopathy may reduce the symptoms of anemia like generalised weakness but will not help in underlying causes for anemia.
Homeopathic remedies for anemia can be prescribed on the patient's constitution along with herbal remedies. This is very effective but success generally depends upon the doctor's ability to pick the right remedy for the patient.

Some of them are:
China 30; Chinin sulph 30; Cuprum met 30; Ferrum met 6x; Ferrum proh 6x; Nat mur 6x; Phos 200; Phos AC. 30, Allium Cepa 1X; Hyssopus Officinalis 1X; Avena Sativa 2X; Urtica Urens 2X; Paloondo 2X; Zingiber Officinale 3X; Trifolium Pratense 3X; Melilotus Alba 3X; Camphora 4X; Capsicum Annuum 5X; Magnesia Phosphorica 6X; Juglans Regia 6X; Pyrogenium 9X.
New resonance homeopathy has excellent homeopathic remedies like
Potentized Bioenergetic Impressions of Liver tissue (lyophilized) 500. 0; L- ascorbic acid (vitamin C) 100.0; Iron (aspartate) 30.0; Niacine (vitamin B3) 30.0; Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) 5.0; Copper (aspartate) 2.0; Folic acid. 40 (400mcg); Cobalamin (vitamin B12). 10 (100mcg)
Ayurveda also has numerous herbs and medicines to correct the Anemia and underlying causes and give lasting relief from Anemia.
In my experience the best results come from taking Ayurvedic herbs and homeopathic remedies (classical and resonance) together. You may get details at

Replied by Laura
Santa Cruz, Ca
I had severe anemia, fainting, I could not at times lift my arms to shower. One thing that I strongly recommend is Floridex, iron an herbs. it is a liquid and bought at health food stores, and online.
Replied by Grace
Palisades, OR
These doctors figured out a way to cure anemia fast and naturally, like in five days you will feel much better. I had shortness of breath and wheezing. I felt like my lungs were going to collapse along with heart palpitations. I had iron IV for five weeks until I had a reaction, but I was cured. Anyhow, My ND told me a simple natural fast cure for anemia is liver and onions everyday for three days at all three meals, has remarkable results. I have been hesitant to do this since I'm a vegetarian. Of course it is the best idea is to figure out why you have it in the first place.
Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
Grace, for me, Blackstrap Molasses did the trick. At first I was taking a tablespoon in hot water twice a day, then down to once a day and now only once in a while is enough to keep me away from anemia.

Posted by Elsaeasterly (Elsewhere, Ca, Usa) on 05/19/2011

[YEA]  In January I was diagnosed as being severely anemic. My ferritin level was 2. My blood volume was down by 10%. The doctor said I had virtually no iron in my body. I had been taking blackstrap molasses (1 or 2 tablespoons a day) for about a year and unfortunately it did not help me. I knew I needed iron because I was anemic 5 years ago, but it wasn't nearly as bad then as this time.

I did not want to take the prescription after reading all the negative experiences about it. I checked here on Earth Clinic and Dr. Weil's web site and decided to try the remedies that I listed in the title. I hope these brand names are printed because I am not endorsing one in particular, and I did read about at least 2 of them here.

After 2 months, huge success! All my numbers had come up so much that my doctor looked at me with big eyes and asked, "What did you do?" She actually wrote down the names of these products so that she could recommend them to other patients.

Interestingly, in Dr. Weil's article, he recommended Floradix, but said that it probably wouldn't be enough for those with severe anemia. Well, I took it anyway and proved him wrong!

By the way, prior to my first round of bloodwork, I had been taking rather large doses of zinc. I didn't find out until I was reading up on anemia that it blocks iron absorption. I also read that you should avoid milk, eggs, tea, and chocolate. I couldn't give up these items completely, but I reduced the milk and eggs, and I didn't take my iron within a couple of hours of consuming tea or chocolate. I had great results anyway

Replied by Elsaeasterly
Elsewhere, Ca, Usa
I see that the remedies that I used didn't make it into the title of my post. I used Floradix, Carlson's Chew Iron, SpaTone, and liquid chlorophyll.

Oil Pulling  
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Posted by Angela (Syracuse, NY)

[YEA]  I have been anemic for 2 and half years now. I was told to take Iron pills. Well they didnt work one bit. Luckily I found this website while trying to find a natural cure for kydney damage and pancreatitis and came across the oil pulling. I read about it and even went to different sites to find out if it was true. Well everything I found sounded amazing so I went out and bought the sesame oil. The first day I took it I felt just a little better. The second day I felt 95% better than i've felt in a long time. I also had blood work done a few days ago and found out I am no longer anemic and not only that but my lipase enzyme levels were back to normal. All this change within a month. I absolutely swear by the oil pulling.

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Posted by Demina (Athens, Greece) on 12/08/2010

[YEA]  It is very weird that no one here has never or so I think- mentioned the traditional grape molasses named pekmezi in Turkish or petimezi in Greek Http:// I guess that it is a local product and not widespread in other places in the world otherwise the page blackstrap molasses would have been a tiny sub page of this grapes molasses pages product.

Pekmezi is made by boiling down slowly for hours the first juice you get after crushing the grapes (the very first step for producing wine before any kind of fermentation) until this juice becomes a mild-thick black-brown sweet syrup. Actually in Greece we can do it in our own kitchen provided we find tons of fresh crushed grape juice. It is a difficult home procedure as we need "gallons" of this fresh juice to produce a bottle of pekmezi. There are a lot of wine producing countries in the world but I don't know if any others than the two above have also this product -well, lazy housewives ? :-)
Even wikipedia doesn't mention pekmezi in its "grapes" page as a grapes product (although there is a petimezi page, mentioned above)
If you just consider the raw material grapes- the grape molasses is far better than any other molasses. There are a lot of "grape" diets but non "sugar cane" ones, and there are a lot of health claims for grapes.

Anyway the grape molasses is so rich in iron too, that you can taste it. One spoon per day is the best home remedy for iron deficiency anemia. In Greece this was a must have remedy for young girls with heavy menstruation, actually not a remedy in a sense of healing the heavy menstruation, but in a sense of rebuilding the body the blood and the stamina. Pregnant women used to take it also. It was a material difficult to produce and every home had bottle as a medicine in its kitchen. I said was because the big pharma came and now the population has been brainwashed to take iron pills for anemia and millions of synthetic vitamins. Also as it is a have it all super food- when a small child was very ill and refused to eat we gave him a spoon of petimezi and we were sure that its body had all the necessary nutrients to combat illness and we didn't mind that the child refused to eat. I remember when I was 7 with chicken pox and 40Celsius for a week and I was saying "I'm dying" my mother gave me pekmezi and water as my sole food. I do not know in other countries what kind of food they feed (before the mass products appear) the very ill children when they refuse to eat but I suppose those exact foods would be the richest in nutrients foods available locally. Check on them in your country!

Replied by Mario
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Would you be kind enough to get me a bottle and ship it to me, and if you do I would like to know how much so I can send you the money in US dollars. Thank you so much for this wonderful info.
Replied by Selini
Nyc, Ny
For Mario/Niagara Falls, Ontario.... All you have to do is Google PETIMEZI not pekmezi.... Grape molasses or PETIMEZI grape syrup.... Comes up.... It's all on google.... That's all you have to do regarding any questions people.......... search... and it is there.

Pernicious Anemia Remedies  

Posted by Anonymous99 (Ogden, Ut) on 08/30/2014

Pernicious Anemia cures: Before B12 was isolated, the Nobel Prize was given for a diet. The abstract is below or you can search. January 1,1948; Blood: 3 (1)


  1. GEORGE R. MINOT, M.D. and


The dietetic treatment of pernicious anemia is of more importance than hitherto generally recognized.

Forty-five patients with pernicious anemia observed essentially in sequence are continuing to take a special diet that they have now been living on for from about six weeks to two years but which was temporarily omitted by three. This diet is composed especially of foods rich in complete proteins and iron—particularly liver —and containing an abundance of fruits and fresh vegetables and relatively low in fat.

Following the diet, all the patients showed a prompt, rapid and distinct remission of their anemia, coincident with at least rather marked symptomatic improvement, except for pronounced disorders due to spinal cord degeneration. Improvement was often striking, so that where the red blood cell count averaged for all before starting the diet 1,470,000 per cubic millimeter, one month afterward it averaged 3,400,000; and for the twenty-seven cases observed from four to six months after the diet was begun, the average count was 4,500,000 per cubic millimeter.

Patients having had two or more relapses showed on the average slightly lower red blood corpuscle counts about one and two months after commencing the diet than did those who had started it in their first or second relapse.

Change in the frequency of bowel movements, temporary increase of reticulocytes in the peripheral blood, and decrease of the icterus index of the blood serum were among the earliest signs that heralded the patient's better health.

All the patients have remained to date in a good state of health except three, who discontinued the diet; two rapidly improved on resuming it and the other has just commenced it again. As the diet was advised for most of the patients less than eight months ago, enough time has not yet elapsed to determine whether or not the remissions will last any longer than in other cases.

1948 by American Society of Hematology, Inc.

Pumpkin Seeds  
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Posted by Fiona (Arizona, USA) on 09/22/2008

[YEA]  I can't thank you enough, this has worked well for me.When i felt Dizzy spells coming i would know my iron level has dropped, so i would eat seeds and i would feel better.

Posted by Mona (Sydney, Australia) on 08/22/2008

[YEA]  PUMPKIN SEEDS for Anemia-IM in my late 20's and i have been Anemic all my life,ive had to have injections and take iron tablets but i got sick of it in the end and my doc told me that if i carried on taking iron tablets all my life i will kill my liver,so he suggested i start eating everything with high iron. The funniest thing was i discoverd pumpkin seeds when i had my second child and was told i needed a blood transfusion, but i rejected and went on a mission to get my iron levels up without it. I ate hand full morning,evening and night and after 2 weeks the doctor was in shock at how fast my iron level went up. SO PLEASE give it a go and let me know the results. GOOD LUCK.

Replied by Jules
Toronto, Canada
[YEA]   Tried this remedy for about 3 months, iron levels have improved so much.

Just want to say thanks.

Replied by Aneet
Delhi, India
kindly advice how to take pumpkin seeds to treat anemia

regards, aneet

Replied by Emma
Los Angeles, Usa
[YEA]   This actually works!!!
Replied by Helen
For Anemia - should the pumpkin seeds just be eaten raw, when you say a handful?

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Posted by Diana (China Grove, Nc) on 12/16/2011

[YEA]  Hello, My name is Diana. I have an ongoing problem with heavy periods and fibroids but at my age I did not want a hysterectomy. I am going to try the apple cider vinegar. I have already started using the kind with the mother in it. They say it is the best. I have to use iron supplements as well and I just wanted to let you know that I use an iron supplement that works really well for me and it is called "Blood Builder" from a place called Wellness. Iron supplements make me really sick but this one usually does really good for me. I still have to take food though before I take any kind of supplements. I always have. When I first started using the "Blood Builder" iron supplement my blood was really low and when I went back to the doctor to have it rechecked they could not get over how great my blood was. They were thrilled. They told me they had never seen it that good before. I really like them and just wanted to let all of you know in case you may want to try something different.

Vitamin E Deficiency  
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[YEA]  Vitamin E deficiency may cause anemia, as a result of red blood cell destruction and neurological dysfunction, myopathies, and diminished erythrocyte life span. New clinical evidence from heavy drinkers suggests that alcohol may increase oxidation of Alpha-Tocopherol. Increased demand has also been observed in premature infants and patients with malabsorption.