Anemia can be caused by various factors, such as health problems, pregnancy or a lack of iron, which leads to abnormally low levels of haemoglobin in the blood. The results can be irritating for people who suffer from it, due the symptoms it can induce, including to fatigue, easily becoming breathless, hair loss, vertigo or tachycardia, to name but a few. Of course, if nothing is done to remedy the problem, things can unfortunately get worse, and this is not a problem to be taken lightly.
Today we are suggesting an ancient remedy made from lemon and nettle, which helps prevent and fight against anemia. Women can take it during their periods if they suffer from heavy periods.
These recommendations naturally do not replace the advice of a doctor and appropriate medical treatment. Don’t hesitate to consult your doctor in the case of unusual fatigue, in order to confirm or rule out anemia.
What you need:
- 50 g of dried green nettles
- the juice of a fresh lemon
- 1 litre of water
- optional: stevia or honey
1) Bring the water to the boil. Once it is boiling, take it off the heat and add the nettle leaves.
2) Cover it and leave it to infuse for 5 minutes before straining.
3) Squeeze the lemon and add the juice to your infusion.
4) If you like, you can add a little flavour with some honey or stevia.
5) Drink it throughout the day for 15 days, between meals. You could for example drink two glasses in the morning on an empty stomach, one mid-morning and another in the middle of the afternoon. After two weeks, reduce the dose to 230 mls per day.
- Note that iron supplements can cause digestive problems and discomfort. By combining them with vitamin C, your body will better be able to absorb the iron.
- Raw parsley is high in vitamin C and in iron. Don’t forget to add it to your dishes.
- You can also add lemon juice to your dishes in order for iron to be better absorbed by the body.
- Be aware of the foods that are rich in iron.