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How to Increase Hemoglobin Naturally

Amla and Ashwagandha

Let’s learn how to increase hemoglobin naturally and effectively to overcome fatigue, weakness, dizziness, pale or yellowish skin, colds hands and feet and other symptoms associated with low hemoglobin level. We will use only two herbs, which are commonly available everywhere. One herb is used to increase hemoglobin and another herb acts as a supportive remedy to increase the effectiveness of the first herb and reduce symptoms associated with anemia. These herbs are most likely to be effective in the case of iron deficiency anemia. However, these can also be used in other types of anemia for additional support.

Some people with anemia also experience irregular heartbeats, shortness of breath, chest pain and headaches. These two herbs are also beneficial in reducing these symptoms. These herbs might also help to increase the formation of red blood cells. These herbs are:

  1. Amla
  2. Ashwagandha


Amla contains iron and vitamin C (ascorbic acid). Ascorbic acid in Amla helps to increase the absorption of the iron in the gut. It also improves the absorption of iron from other foods as well. (1)

In ayurveda, Amla is a well-known anti-anemic herb and widely used alone or in the combination of other herbs to increase hemoglobin and treat anemia naturally.

A study suggested Amla has anti-anemic activity. Along with neem leaves and other foods, it has positive effects on the management of anemia and increasing hemoglobin levels in the blood.

Neem leaves also a very rich source of iron. However, we will not use neem leaves in this article.

Amla increases iron absorption in the body by 19 times when consumed along with iron-rich foods. It also contains malic acid, citric acid, gallic acid and tartaric acid in addition to ascorbic acid. These phytochemicals also support in increasing the bioavailability of iron. (2)

It is a very affordable remedy for iron deficiency anemia. It increases the bioavailability of iron in the body and improves the overall absorption of iron in the alimentary canal. Thus, it is an ideal remedy for improving hemoglobin naturally without using any medicines.


In ayurveda, we also consider Ashwagandha as an anti-anemic and hematogenic herb. Hematogenic means the agent that increases and stimulates the formation of red blood cells in the bone marrow.

It is also high in iron content and increases hemoglobin. It is also a well-known antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and adaptogenic herb. It also has strengthening action. It reduces fatigue, weakness, dizziness and chest pain. It prevents shortness of breath and helps in alleviating headaches. In combination with Amla, it also regulates heartbeat and prevents irregular heartbeats.

How to Use Amla and Ashwagandha for Increasing Hemoglobin

Amla Powder 100 grams
Ashwagandha Powder 100 grams
Trikatu Powder 10 grams
  1. Mix Amla (dried fruit pulp) powder, Ashwagandha (root) powder and Trikatu powder in the ratio given above.
  2. Keep this mixture in an airtight glass container.

In obese and overweight people, you can use Punarnava instead of Ashwagandha. Punarnava is also a potent anti-anemic and hematogenic herb according to ayurveda.

Amla Powder 100 grams
Punarnava Powder 100 grams
Trikatu Powder 10 grams
  1. Mix Amla (dried fruit pulp) powder, Punarnava (root) powder and Trikatu powder in the ratio given above.
  2. Keep this mixture in an airtight glass container.

Note: Trikatu powder is added for enhancing further action of the herbs.


Children 50 mg per Kg of body weight
Adults 3 grams

How to Use

How many times should I take? 2 times a day – with breakfast and dinner
When should I take it? In between food
Adjuvant Along with water
How long should I use it? 3 months

Note: You need to take it in between food. It means when you have finished your half of the meal, then take this mixture and then eat the remaining half of the meal.

You just need to take powder with water. If you are facing problem in swallowing powder with water, then you can mix this powder in small amount of water and drink the mixture.

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