The spring period is the time to think about increasing hemoglobin. According to statistics, it is during this season that the lowest level of iron-containing protein in erythrocytes is noted. Experts attribute this feature to increased muscle work, in which part of the hemoglobin passes into myoglobin. The latter is also an oxygen-binding protein. But its main task is not to deliver oxygen to organs and tissues, but to create reserves of vital gas in the muscles. Nature seems to suggest a solution to the problem for a person — with the first warm May days, plants appear that can increase the level of hemoglobin. It remains only to choose.
- Stinging nettle
It is estimated that 100 g of fresh leaves of this well-known burning plant contains 41 mg of iron. And also — 0.15–0.2% ascorbic acid. It has been experimentally proven that vitamin C facilitates the absorption of the mineral. When taken regularly, stinging nettle can not only restore hemoglobin levels to normal, but also increase the number of erythrocytes — red blood cells that deliver oxygen from the lungs to body tissues, and carbon dioxide in the opposite direction. The main thing here is not to overdo it. An overdose of decoctions and infusions of a burning plant can cause severe blood clotting (nettle leaves are rich in vitamin K) and disruption of the heart. It is better to give preference to industrial preparations based on a plant. In them, the concentration of active substances of nettle is carefully verified, and if the recommendations for taking such a side effect are followed, such a side effect is excluded. It is worth paying attention to the manufacturing technology of the drug. The ideal option is cryo-treatment of a whole plant (in the instructions it will be written “cryo-powder”). It allows you to save vitamins, minerals and other beneficial substances of nettle in full. In our country, the drug “Nettle P” is produced using this technology.
- Dandelion officinalis
The root of this plant is another ideal remedy for increasing hemoglobin. 100 g of it contains 90 mg of iron. Vitamins B9, B6 and C help to absorb the mineral in the best way. All of them are also present in the dandelion root. Based on it, a tablet preparation is produced in Russia, produced using the technology of cryoprocessing of whole plant raw materials. This is Dandelion P. By the way, in addition to the ability to increase the level of hemoglobin, this remedy has a beneficial effect on the condition of the joints, liver and gallbladder, normalizing their work.
- Ivan tea (fireweed)
Iron is found in the aerial part of the plant in the amount of 23 mg per 100 g. Manganese, copper, nickel and cobalt contained in Ivan-tea will also contribute to an increase in hemoglobin. The flowers of the plant abound in vitamins B and C. Moreover, the concentration of the latter is three times higher than that in oranges and 6.5 times in lemons. The entire richest composition of Ivan-tea is preserved in the tablet preparation “Ivan-tea P”. It is a whole plant that has been frozen at ‑175°C and then ground into a powder. Unlike high temperatures, low temperatures do not have a devastating effect on the biologically active substances of Ivan tea.
The plant is a unique natural complex of useful substances that increase hemoglobin. Compared to the previously listed herbs, there is little iron in mint — only 5.08 mg per 100 g. However, the plant has an important advantage: it contains a large amount of folic acid (vitamin B9) — 114 mcg per 100 g. This is about 60% of the daily requirement adult person. Folic acid and iron enhance each other’s action and generally have a beneficial effect on the formation of red blood cells. A Saudi Arabian study of rats found that the group of animals fed 15% mint had the highest increase in hemoglobin levels. It recorded better results compared to other types of treatment.
5.St. John’s wort
A frequent component of phytotherapeutic fees to increase hemoglobin is St. John’s wort. The concentration of iron in it is 11 mg per 100 g. The plant also contains manganese (25 mg per 100 g), copper (34 mg per 100 g), nickel (18 mg per 100 g) and cobalt (21 mg per 100 g). By the way, the name “St. John’s wort” comes from the Kazakh “dzherabay” and means “healer of wounds.” The researchers note that the plant is non-toxic and does not kill any animals. The modern domestic pharmaceutical industry produces an easy-to-take tablet form of St. John’s wort — “St. John’s wort P”. The drug will help out in cases where there is no time to prepare decoctions and infusions. You can take it with you on the road. And the use of cryoprocessing technology is a reliable guarantee that all plant substances are preserved in full.
When choosing a natural remedy to increase hemoglobin, it is important not to forget that the treatment of iron deficiency anemia should begin, first of all, with the elimination of the cause of the disease. And for its establishment it is necessary to visit a doctor and be examined comprehensively. Without this, the treatment will not be effective, and hemoglobin will gradually begin to decrease again.