Thursday, 21 November 2013

Anemia and Chinese Herbs

it is hard to believe that America, a country with one of the highest standards of living in the world having over 20 million people with the disease of anemia caused by unhealthy diet and nutritional deficiency with protein and fat intake 30% higher than any other country in the world. Most people understand that anemia is caused by iron deficiency in the bloodstream. In fact, anemia is characterized by deficiency in the hemoglobin of the red blood cells diminishing the ability of the blood to transport oxygen to our cells and to remove carbon dioxide.
In this article, we will discuss How to Prevent and Treat Anemia with Chinese Herbs

1. Chinese wild yam
Chinese wild yam has the same property of DHEA and acts as a precursor to human sex hormones. Extracts of Chinese wild yam has been used to treat painful menstruation, hot flashes, and other symptoms due to menstruation. In fact, it also helps to reduce the level of pro inflammation cytokines.

2. Cinnamon bark
Cinnamon bark has been historically used as a digestive aid and to promote blood purifier. Cinnamon contains high amounts of antioxidants that help to strengthen the immune system function that is vital for people with anemia who use to have a weakened immune system caused by low level of oxygen in the blood.

3. Dang Shen (Codonopsis)
Dang shen has been used in Chinese medicine for more than a century in strengthening immune system against bacteria and virus. It also is a blood enhancer. Dang shen has been used in Chinese medicine as a blood purifier as well as promoting the production of red blood cells and improving energy.

4. Fu Ling (Poria)
Fu ling is said to contain the substance that helps to increase the secretion of DHEA, a steroid hormone that helps to deduce the levels of pro inflammation cytokines.

5. Sheng Jiang (Ginger)
Sheng jiang is one of the oldest Chinese medicines in promoting blood circulation, increasing oxygen levels in the bloodstream as well as aiding the immune system fighting against any inflammation caused by bacteria and virus in our body. Sheng jiang is a blood thinner, do not take sheng jiang if you have ulcers or take any blood thinner medication.

6. Lu Rong (Hairy Antler)
Lu rong is one of the most expensive herb in Chinese medicine. Lu rong is a blood toner. It not only helps to increase the production of red blood cells but also to help purify your blood. Lu rong has been used for over thousands of years in Chinese medicine in treating anemia.

7. Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Roots)
Dang qui is a blood purifier. It has been used widely for women after period, loss of blood during child birth or other chronic illness. It is said that dang qui not only stimulates the bone marrow in production of blood and red blood cells to replace the blood loss but also to reduce
painful menstruation, hot flashes, and other symptoms due to menstruation.

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