Low platelet count also known as thrombocytopenia is a medical condition in which our platelets are lower than normal. But there are wonderful remedies and foods to increase it naturally.
What Are Platelets?
Platelets also called thrombocytes are colorless cells produced by bone marrow that are present in our blood stream and their main function is clotting. Bone marrow which is found inside the bones contains stem cells which mature and develop into white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets.
Low Platelet Causes
The problem occurs when the bone marrow is destroyed due to some diseases like leukemia or if the production is slowed down due to life style factors like drinking, diseases like dengue, toxin exposure and taking certain medications.
Platelet Normal Levels:
The normal levels of platelets found in the blood are 150000 to 450000. When the platelet count drops down to 30000 to 50000 per micro liter, the risk of bleeding when injured increases and if it drops below 15000, we start bleeding even without injury and it gets really dangerous the more the platelet count drops.
Platelet Count Blood Test:
You can take a blood test called complete blood count to find the platelet count in your blood. This test is cheap and can be done in every city in India.
Platelet Count Symptoms:
There will not be any symptoms when the platelet count is mildly low but when the platelet drops very low some might experience external bleeding from the nose or gums. The most common symptoms of very low platelet count is difficulty stopping the wounds from bleeding.
5 Best Foods For Increasing Platelet Count:
There are amazing herbs and foods for increasing platelet count that are backed by research. Five of the most common foods for increasing platelet count are
1. Amla juice:
Amla also called as Indian gooseberry is an amazing in increasing platelet count. Drink amla juice often to increase platelet count.
2. Wheat Grass Juice:
Wheat grass juice made by grinding wheat grass with little water is an amazing way to increase platelet count.
3. Leafy Greens:
Consuming leafy greens daily is an other effective way to increase platelet count effectively.
4. Pomegranate Juice:
If you are suffering from low platelet count try to consume either amla juice or pomegranate juice daily, both will help increase platelet count fast.
5. Sesame Seeds:
Consuming sesame seeds is an amazing way to increase platelet count. At home we make a traditional sweet with sesame seeds called ellu urundai. It is a traditional remedy for people suffering from anemia…..
5 More Remedies For Increasing Low Platelet Count In The Blood:
6. Papaya Leaf Juice For Increasing Low Platelet Count:
Papaya leaf juice is an amazing remedy for increasing platelet count and I don’t need to cite a research as I used it for my son to increase his platelet count when he had dengue fever. I used to give him papaya leaf juice daily twice to increase his platelet count and it greatly helped. You can read about how to make papaya leaf juice here.
7. Nilavembu Kudineer For Increasing Low Platelet Count:
Nilavembu kashayam | nilavembu kudineer made by boiling nilavembu kudineer powder with water is very very famous here in Tamil Nadu for increasing platelet and is widely used for treating dengue and chikungunya fever. Though it is called nilavembu kudineer (kalmegh in Hindi), it is not just made with just nilavembu herb. It is an amazing Siddha formulation that is a mixture of 9 herbs and nilavembu is just one herb in the mixture. You can read about it in detail here.
8. Amman Pacharisi For Increasing Low Platelet Count:
Amman pacharisi called Asthma-plant in English is a wonderful herb that increases platelet count naturally. It is native to India and you will find it growing abundantly everywhere here in Tamil Nadu, you can read about this plant in detail here. This plant’s botanical name is Euphorbia Hirta and is edible. If we break any part of this plant, a white milky substance will flow out. The water extract of this plant has been proven to increase platelet count and you can read about it here.
9. Giloy For Increasing Low Platelet Count:
Giloy | Guduchi is an ancient herb that is used extensively in ayurvedic medicine that increases platelet count naturally. It’s botanical name is Tinospora Cordifolia. The stem of giloy is the most used part but giloy leaves and roots are also used as a medicine. This plant can be found growing wild on trees and shrubs and it can be easily identified with the heart shaped leaves. The leaves have a perfect heart shape and giloy can be easily grown in pots at home. The water extract got by boiling giloy stem in water is a very effective in improving platelet count and you can read it giloy in detail here.
10. Boerhavia Diffusa For Increasing Low Platelet Count:
We call spreading hogweed plant punarnava in Sanskrit and mookirattai in Tamil. It is a creeper that grows everywhere in India and it bears tiny cluster of beautiful flowers that are pink in color. It is rightly called punarnava as it brings back lost vigor and vitality. It’s botanical name is Boerhavia Diffusa. This is an edible plant that is commonly found in Tamil Nadu and the water extract of this plant is used for increasing platelet count and has been proven through research too. You can read about the plant here.