Home Remedies For Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia
Idiopathic thrombocytopenia is a condition which is becoming quite common in society. Every third person around us whether a child or an adult is a patient of Idiopathic thrombocytopenia. But no study till now has enlightened us about the static occurrence of condition repeatedly in several individuals. Even the individuals diagnosed with the condition may or may not present with any symptoms. The biggest threat is that the condition is becoming more common in young children as well. Imagine a boy or girl just born or born 10 days before suddenly gets diagnosed with ITP or idiopathic thrombocytopenia. Who wants a small child to start suffering the time he or she still lies in the lap of their mothers? The answer is no one. But if that happens then there must be certain ways to keep the situation in our control and for that following home remedies are the best way.
But before starting the home remedies let's start with knowing the causes of Idiopathic thrombocytopenia.
Causes Of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia
Idiopathic thrombocytopenia is not a condition whose cause is known to people. Modern science claims this condition to be an autoimmune condition. Autoimmune is a process going on inside the body in which the body starts killing its own healthy cells for no reason. Sometimes it is genetic as well. The mutation is in the genes which are responsible for platelet release.
If understood from the view point of Ayurveda, then this condition is the result of Ama dosha accumulation along with aggravation of pitta dosha and dushti of rakta dhatu. The condition can be directly correlated with the rakta pitta explained in Ayurveda. In case of genetic thrombocytopenia, the cause remains the same along with beeja dushti after or at the time of fertilisation.
Home Remedies For Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia
The home remedies for idiopathic thrombocytopenia are really important because you need something constantly in your diet which can boost your platelets and your haemoglobin as well. These home remedies can definitely help you in boosting and maintaining a good amount of platelets in your body. Following are the most reliable home remedies in case of Idiopathic thrombocytopenia:
1. Remedy One – Red Juice
Red juice is quite a drink. It can be prepared with things which are obviously of red colour like pomegranate, apples, beetroot, half or one carrot and one thing which is green but is important in this juice. It is amla or gooseberries. You can take the juice of one apple, one pomegranate, one beetroot, two gooseberries and two or three black grapes. Mix these well and have this juice at least once in a day. The quantity will be around 100 ml per serving and the same can be given in children as well. If all the ingredients are not available then you can make this juice with one- three ingredients as well.
2. Remedy Two – Green Juice
Green juice is prepared with quite green things. You might be thinking that there are many green things in the market or at a grocery store. Then what to choose? The ingredients that can make the best green juice are spinach, green coriander, mint leaves, gooseberries, papaya leaves, wheat grass, sheesham and moringa. All of these ingredients make perfect green juice to have every morning. The quantity of each ingredient can be taken as spinach-2-3 leaves, Green coriander- 15-20 leaves, mint leaves- 5-6 leaves, wheat grass- 4-5 leaves, papaya leaves- 2, gooseberries- 2, sheesham leaves- 2 and moringa drumstick- 1.
In the mentioned quantity take all ingredients and make a good green juice to have in the morning.
3. Remedy Three – Juice of Papaya Leaves
If nothing can be done like you don't have ingredients for red juice or green juice or you want to try something extra to maintain your platelets then nothing is better than the juice of papaya leaves. Take two fresh papaya leaves and extract fresh juice. Have freshly extracted papaya juice at least twice daily. This will give you wonderful results.
4. Remedy Four – Giloy Decoction or Juice
Giloy or guduchi is a very famous herb of Ayurveda and of India as well. It not just has an immune modulatory effect but it can mould its effect according to the needs of the body. Giloy decoction of juice can be prepared with a giloy stem. Take a giloy stem and crush it. Boil it in water to make decoction. In case of fresh juice extract the juice from the giloy stem. It can be taken once daily in the quantity of around 50-100ml varying according to age.
5. Remedy Five – Soups
Impressive soups prepared with impressive ingredients serve in this condition really well especially when ITP or idiopathic thrombocytopenia is associated with weakness. A fresh prepared soup of pumpkin or black gram along with cow's ghee works impressively in this condition. It helps in building a good taste and also strengthens the body as well.
6. Remedy Six – Chutney
A chutney ? How is it going to help? But a simple chutney of pudina (Mint leaves) and dhaniya (green coriander) can be a great help in this condition. It can be used regularly and gives impressive results as well. It can be made fresh everytime or every day and will help in improving platelet count and has its impact on digestion as well.
Do's and Don'ts For Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia
The list of do's and don'ts in this condition is not long. It is just like you have quit things which might make your condition or your child's condition worse. The do's and don'ts are there in lifestyle and diet. Let's start with diet.
Do's and Don'ts in Lifestyle:
- Eat according to your appetite
- Maintain your sleep wake cycle
- Meditate to avoid stress
- Watch your digestion
- Try to exercise a bit or take a good walk on regular basis
Do's and Don'ts in Diet:
- Avoid the use of heavy pulses
- Stop the milk and other dairy products
- Avoid the use of green and red chillies
- Start with green leafy vegetables
- Eat according to the diet chart provided
- Stop intake of all citrus food articles including citrus fruits
- Stop the use of all type of packed food articles
- Each fresh and stay healthy