36 Home Remedies for Anemia

Anemia is a common condition in which a person does not have enough blood cells or hemoglobin in their bloodstream. This can be a genetic condition or it can be caused by low iron levels, as iron is required for hemoglobin to form.


The low counts of hemoglobin can be attributed to a number of reasons such as having a diet that is low in foods naturally containing iron, having a genetic condition which makes it difficult to retain iron, or blood loss. Anemia can also occur in children and teenagers who have recently gone through a growth spurt.

Home Remedies for Anemia

Since anemia is related to iron, many of the home remedies in this article will help to improve iron levels in the blood. These home remedies should be supplemented with advice and medication given by your doctor. Always see a doctor if you are concerned that you may have anemia. This is not something that can be easily diagnosed at home.

1. Beet Juice

Natural iron is essential for the synthesis of hemoglobin synthesis. Iron content in beet juice is remarkable along with fructose, glucose, calcium, phosphorus, and vitamins C and B. Add a tablespoon of honey to a cup of beet juice. Drink this home remedy before each meal.

2. Orange and Mango Juice

Both of these juices are great at improving hemoglobin production in the bloodstream. If you can, drink fresh orange and mango juice to get the best results. Drink one glass of either of these juices before or with each meal.

3. Garlic

Garlic is effective for putting anemia at bay and it is one of the best home remedies to use. If raw consumption is difficult, you can also add cooked garlic to your meals.


Garlic cloves and whole garlic

4. Nettle seeds

Nettle seeds are suitable for use in anemia treatment as a result of their active cleansing agents. These agents help blood vessels and the liver, all while improving the immune system. Nutrients found in Nettle include vitamins B12 and C, calcium, folic acid, iron, phosphorus and other minerals. One of the easiest ways to use this remedy is to mix one part nettle seeds with two parts of almonds and honey. Soak all of these ingredients in a glass of milk. Drink this mix as often as once a day.

5. Breathing Exercises and Yoga

Breathing exercises are recommended and yoga is helpful as well. Breathing exercises often go hand in hand with meditation, so it may be helpful to practice meditation as well. Beginners to yoga can watch videos like these.

6. Spinach

Spinach contains nutrients like beta-carotene, iron, fiber, calcium as well as a range of vitamins. You can eat a serving of spinach either raw or cooked to gain its health benefits for yourself.

7. Sesame Seeds

Rich measures of iron are present in black sesame seeds, to use as a remedy for anemia: soak (teaspoon) sesame seeds in water for three hours, grind the seeds to paste, add a tablespoon of honey, and mix. You can either eat this paste twice a day or add it to milk twice a day to drink it.

9. Bottle Gourd Soup

Bottle gourd is rich in folic acid and iron. By eating bottle gourds, you can effectively increase your hemoglobin levels. Add a cup of raw spinach to half cup of beetroot. Chop the bottle gourd into cubes. Mix all of these ingredients in a pot of water. Boil the soup until the gourd is soft. Eat this soup as often as you like to gain its benefits.


Bottle Gourd, gourd, anemia

Bottle gourds hanging in a greenhouse

10. Legumes and Whole Grains

Legumes and whole grain items are rich in folic acid and iron. These foods help the body absorb the iron needed for anemia prevention. Some of these foods include lima beans, kidney beans, peas, chickpeas, walnuts, peanuts, and whole grain pasta and cereal.

11. Parsley

Parsley has vitamin C, folic acid, and iron components. You can either use parsley in your meals, or you can make a tea out of it to gain its health benefits. To make a tea out of parsley, steep a cup of fresh parsley in two cups of water. After the parsley has steeped for several minutes, allow it to cool before drinking. If you do not like the taste, you can add honey to improve its flavor. Try to incorporate parsley into your meals or drink this tea three times a day.

12. Tomatoes

Tomatoes have vitamin C and lycopene and are vital for iron absorption. Try to eat raw or cooked tomatoes at least once a day. You can also drink tomato juice if you like.

13. Raisins

Raisins contain 1.88 milligrams of iron in a  100-gram serving. There is a mix of iron, potassium, sodium, proteins, and fiber in this remedy and can be eaten every day. Try to eat at least a serving of raisins every day. You can also drink grape juice instead if you prefer the taste.

14. Avoid Carbonated Drinks

The colas inhibit the absorption of iron and should be avoided. Other drinks like beer and coffee should also be off-limits. Overall, try to avoid caffeinated and alcoholic drinks while you are trying to treat your anemia.

15. Dates

Dates have appreciable quantities of copper, manganese, and calcium. Copper, like iron, is crucial for the production of red blood cells. Try to eat two dates a day, four times a week. To improve the benefits of dates, you can either soak them in milk or drink milk after you eat the dates.

dates, anemia

Dried dates

16. Moderate Dairy

If you have a meal that combines dairy with other food class, always separate the dairy and eat them separately. The reason for this is the high degree of phosphorus and calcium in dairy and these can inhibit iron assimilation. Do not make cheese-covered foods when you are struggling with anemia.

17. Vitamin C Rich Foods

The entire class of vitamin C rich foods should be eaten eagerly. Chives, green peppers, and chili are among common foods of this class of nutrients.

18. Dried Black Currant

Soak 12 dried black currants in a bowl of water overnight. Eat these before breakfast in the morning. Black currant boosts iron and vitamin C supply to your body. There will be an increased red blood cell production with optimum hemoglobin count as a result.

19. Pomegranate

Pomegranate can be eaten in a number of ways to boost your hemoglobin levels. There is a range of nutrients here like fiber, potassium, copper, calcium and the essential vitamins. You can also drink pomegranate juice to get the same benefits. Have at least one serving of pomegranate seeds or juice a day.

20. Honey

Honey contains manganese, copper, and iron. The presence of honey helps to boost red blood cells count as well as hemoglobin production. You can add honey to your teas and desserts or eat it raw. You can also make a healthy drink with honey by adding a tablespoon each of honey, apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice in a glass of water. Try to consume honey every day.

21. Fenugreek

Fenugreek is eaten in seed and leaf form as they supply iron in rich quantities. This food boosts red blood cell counts and can be added to salads and soups. You can also drink tea made from fenugreek seeds to gain the same benefits.


Fenugreek seeds

22. Almond Paste

Almonds are great at improving hemoglobin levels in the blood. You can eat almonds toasted or raw. You can also make a paste out of them with nettle seeds by grinding, almonds and nettle seeds in a blender and then adding honey. This can be a tasty and healthy paste to put on toast.

23. Blackstrap Molasses

Vitamin B, folate, and iron are present in blackstrap molasses in considerable amounts. Blackstrap molasses is also low on the glycemic index and is advantageous for diabetes patients. There are two ways that you can effectively use this home remedy.

  • Mix blackstrap molasses with apple cider vinegar in a cup of water using a measure of two teaspoons for each. Drink this mixture daily.
  • Dissolve a tablespoon measure of blackstrap molasses one cup of hot milk. Drink this mixture twice a day.

24. Beetroot

Beetroot contains sulfur, calcium, fiber, and potassium. It is a great boost for blood oxygen levels, as well as red blood count. Beetroot is excellent in salads or cooked. One tasty way to eat beetroot is to blend three carrots, half a cooked sweet potato and one beet. Eat this mixture like a soup.

25. Sunflower Seeds and Kiwi

These two ingredients are rich in potassium and are a great boost for red blood cell production. Blend these seeds and add them to a cup of milk. Drink this mixture as often as once a day. You can also eat sunflower seeds and kiwis on their own for similar health benefits.

26. Yellow Dock Mix

Yellow dock root boosts the capacity of your body to absorb iron efficiently. When added to other Iron-rich herbs, there is an upsurge in red blood cell count and in iron levels. See our recipe for yellow dock tea below to learn how to make a tasty home remedy. Drink this tea once a day to improve your iron levels.

Mix the following ingredients in 5.5 cups of water. Simmer the ingredients in water for 45 minutes. Once done, add 2-3 tablespoons of molasses, to taste. Drink this tea at least once a day to improve your iron levels. If you do not like the taste, you can also add honey.

  • 1 teaspoon size of Dang Gui
  • 1 teaspoon measure of yellow dock root
  • 1 teaspoon measure of stinging nettle
  • 1 teaspoon measure of peony root
  • 1 teaspoon measure of red clover


27. Balanced Diet

A balanced diet is needed daily to combat anemia and be sure to adhere to it so you can remain in good health. Try to cook and eat most of your meals at home. Try to avoid fast food and processed food as often as you can. Processed and fast foods usually do not have as great of a nutritional value as home-cooked foods.

28. Wheatgerm Tonic

Wheatgerm has considerable amounts of zinc, iron, and other nutrients. It is an excellent fit for vegetarians. It is obtained from wheat kernels after flour is processed and refined. Blend the following until ingredients until all items combine finely. Drink this mixture once a day.

  • 1 tablespoon measure of wheatgerm
  • 1 tablespoon measure of blackstrap molasses
  • ½ cupful of orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon of brewer’s yeast
  • 1 tablespoon measure of canola oil

29. Wax Gourd

The wax gourd contains thiamine, calcium, niacin, iron, riboflavin, phosphorus, and vitamin C. The wax gourd can be ordered from Chinese and herbal stores. You can eat this gourd (cooked) in your meals. You can also mix a powdered version of this gourd in buttermilk once a day to get similar health benefits.

30. Banana

Bananas are rich in iron and are excellent for hemoglobin production. They also boost the proliferation of other enzymes that enhance red blood cell production. Banana are also a well-reviewed source of manganese. Try to eat two servings of banana a day to get the best results.

31. Liver

Livers are a great source of animal produced iron. You can get these from poultry, fish, and red meat. Livers provide up to 85 percent of RDA of iron, depending on the type of liver. Vitamins B12 and B classes are readily available in livers along with zinc, copper and phosphorus. Eating grass fed animals and organically raised poultry is advised in order to maximize iron supply from this source.

32. Massage

Whole-body massages, using coconut oil, mustard oil, and olive oil helps to boost circulation. Stick to natural oils for these routines in order to have the best outcomes. You can also use massage oil. This can be done either at home or by a professional.


A woman gets a professional massage

33. Indian Gooseberry

Indian gooseberries are full of hemoglobin-boosting elements. Try to drink a cup of gooseberry juice a day to get the best results from this home remedy.

34. Black Pepper

You can gain health benefits from black tea by adding more pepper to your meals or by making a tea from it. To make a tea, mix a tablespoon of black pepper with a cup of milk. Simmer this until it is warm enough to drink.

35. Yams

Yams are also a rich source of iron. Try adding yams to your meals as often as possible to gain their health benefits. Yams can be eaten mashed, in soups, in casseroles, and as fries.

36. Grapes

Grapes are well reviewed for their nutritious and medicinal properties. They are noted as rich in powerful antioxidants that aid prostate, cardio, and circulatory activities in the human body. Try to eat grapes daily or drink a serving of grape juice every day to improve your condition when battling anemia.

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