Many people have anemia for different reasons, and need they need an increase in red blood cells to have the energy they need to get through the day and feel great. If there’s a lack of red blood cells being generated by the bone marrow that’s one reason why people have anemia.
But there are other reasons why people have anemia including low hemoglobin, destruction of red blood cells, lack of iron in the diet, and more. But one of the most common reasons why people have anemia is a lack of red blood cell production… here are a few herbs that can help.
Echinacea – Studies show that Echinacea stimulates bone marrow production of new red blood cells. It also contains B vitamins and cobalt that are important for red blood cell production. At Northwestern State University it was found that large doses of Echinacea increased erythropoietin production… which is a very important compound that promotes red blood cell production.
Dandelion – Studies show that there is significant increases in red blood cell production in mice when given Dandelion extract. Dandelion contains many powerful compounds including levulin, tracxacerin, and inulin.
Yellow Dock Powder – Normally used for detoxing… this wonderful herb also helps stimulate the bone marrow to produce red blood cells and it also works well for eczema and liver conditions.
Rehmannia Powder – This Chinese herb has been around for thousands of years… and studies show that Rehmannia will help the bone marrow produce more red blood cells. It’s traditionally used with other herbs for those suffering from anemia.
Dong Quai Powder – Has been used for thousands of years for blood deficiencies, and many times it’s used in combination with goji berries and peony for boosting up blood production.
Astragalus Root Powder – Astragalus is common Chinese Herb and now used in regular herbal medicine with great abilities to increase red blood cell production. And can help those with low white blood cell numbers to increase production and thus create balance.
Horney Goat Weed – This herb is usually used for increasing sexual desire and helping with impotence. But it also helps with kidney energy… and kidney energy translates into bone marrow health in Chinese Medicine. And thus Horney Goat Weed along with other herbs can make a difference in red blood cell production.
Licorice Root Powder – Studies show that licorice root used for 10 to 15 days can increase red blood cell production and hemoglobin concentrations too, with as much as a 15% increase in red blood cell production and erythropoietin activation. Licorice roots should only be used for short periods of time.
Deer Antler – Remember this product can be removed from the deer without hurting the animal. And in Chinese Medicine it does have many great health benefits including containing fibroblast growth factor, insulin-like growth factor, and epidermal growth factor, powerful proteins for building tissues, an amazing amount of trace minerals, and interleukins for stimulating the immune system and thus blood production.
Paud’arco Bark Powder – Way back in the 1800’s it was noted that Paud’arco increased red blood cell production and also helps with inflammation, and it’s a great anti-bacterial and anti-viral agent too.
Other herbs that can help with anemia are Bilberry, Red Raspberry Leaf, Mullein, Hawthorn Berries, Bay Berry, and Red Clover.
You can buy all of these herbs on-line or ask for them at your local health food store or Asian Market.
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