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AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF SICKLE CELL ANEMIA

INTRODUCTION

It is well said that health is the real wealth nor the pieces of gold or silver. No one can mark question on these lines because if you are not physically fit then there will be lack of interest in all other activities. It seems miserable that health issues are rapidly increasing. There are various factors which are responsible for this thing like improper eating habits, busy schedule and our life style. Today we are talking about the sickle cell anemia.

From the ayurvedic point of view, there are various herbs which are very helpful to manage the symptoms of sickle cell anemia in natural way. Ayurveda is an ancient healing science which has been originated in India around 5000 years ago. To manage the health problems ayurveda's main motive is the prevention and healing the disease to have better quality of life. But when you are looking for herbal medicines to manage the health issues then you must have some patience because herbs take time to show their effects.

There are various herbs like Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Shunti (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Piper chaba (Chavya), Haridra (Curcuma longa),Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Chitrak mool (Plumbago zeylanica), Mandoor bhasma (Ferric oxide calx), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcumin longa), Bhumiamla (Phyllantus niruri) are there which are very useful to manage the symptoms of sickle cell anemia in a natural way without causing any adverse effects on health.

WHAT IS SICKLE CELL ANEMIA?

Sickle cell anemia is a blood disorder and inherited form of anemia. In this condition red blood cells become sticky and rigid and form a crescent shape, like a sickle cell. These sickle red blood cells get stick to the wall of blood vessels and block the blood flow and oxygen to various parts of body. Normally, red blood cells are round and flexible which allow them to move easily through blood.

SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH SICKLE CELL ANEMIA

  •   Anemia
  •   Chest pain which results in difficulty in breathing
  •   Abdominal pain.
  •   Joint pain.
  •   Swelling in hands and feet.
  •   Slow growth and development in infants and children.
  •   Delayed puberty in teenagers.
  •   There is blockage of blood flow to spleen or liver.

WHEN TO VISIT YOUR DOCTOR?

Sickle cell anemia has the serious health hazards like permanent damage to brain, heart, liver, kidneys and bones. So it is mandatory to visit your doctor during these symptoms:-

  •   Severe pain in abdomen, chest and joints.
  •   People who have sickle cell anemia are at the increased risk of infections and fever is the first symptom.
  •   Pale skin.
  •   One side paralysis and weakness in arms, legs, difficulty in walking and problem in vision, then call your doctor immediately.

CAUSES OF SICKLE CELL ANEMIA IN AYURVEDA

Sickle cell anemia is an inherent blood disorder in which red blood cells become rigid and form crescent shape like a sickle cell. Due to this there is the blockage in blood supply and oxygen to the different part of body. According to ayurveda, sickle cell anemia is due to beejadsoha that means the abnormality in sperm or oveum. Beejaodosha leads to the impairment in the raktavaha srotas (blood channels) due to which blood cells are not able to perform their normal functions.