Sickle Cell Disease Remedies

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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

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

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.


Posted by Gwen (Tucson, Az) on 04/21/2011

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.

Replied by Unique85
(Houston, Tx, United States)

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

Posted by Gwen (Tucson, Az) on 03/29/2011

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.

Replied by Cheryl Long
(Hazelgreen, Al, U.s)

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.

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Posted by Dani (Atlanta, GA) on 12/16/2008

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!

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(Luton, United Kingdom)



Replied by Patricia
(Tennessee, US)

Like everyone else, looking for honest help. It's hard to see loved one in so much pain. There's got to be an answer. Thank you for letting me have my say. Going to keep looking, GOD ONLY KNOWS;

Replied by Martina
(United States, Ga)

How do we use the hydrogen peroxide as an inhalant? Please advise.

EC: Please see our Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method page here.

Urine Therapy or DMSO

Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 07/07/2021 334 posts

Sickle cell is scary to those who know anything about it and there is a profound lack of information. I suppose, because it's been considered untreatable - one of those things allopathic medicine "manages".

I don't know why I think about it and know even less, why no one speaks of it with regard to natural medicine, aside from vitamins etc..

Two things peak my interest with regard to sickle cell. First and foremost is UT - yes, I mean urine therapy. One's very own source of one's very own stem cells. Harmless and having profound effects.

Something happens to urine about 20 seconds after it's expelled and I suspect the change that happens is about stem cells and that in some instances, fresh urine is paramount.

The other harmless thing is DMSO and what peaked my interest in that regard is two-fold - it's effectiveness against radiation poisoning and its facilitation of the body's own mechanism of DNA repair and cellular preservation.

Both of these substances are controversial and I may be the only person on the whole of earth clinic that considers DMSO harmless but I just want to put this out there. Particularly the UT and stem cell theory.

If EC doesn't want to post this, I totally understand because I myself have never written about it, in 40+ years of being just plain heartbroken about it but people are crying for dialogue, in conjunction with natural therapies and it breaks my heart. I don't think it's what the "experts" believe it is and I refuse to believe there's nothing that can be done about it for the simple reason that creation isn't designed that way. There's something. There's always something. But if no one speaks, it may never be discovered. It may never even be sought.

I can't recommend something people believe can hurt them and UT - well, it's urine and has never been well-received so...I don't know. Nobody is talking about sickle cell so, this is me, talking about it.