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In medical terminology, low platelet count in the body is often referred to as thrombocytopenia. This disorder basically means that there is less number of blood cells in the body less than required.
Platelets are usually the smallest form of blood cells in the body, which help in promoting blood clotting by forming plugs in vessel holes. As per experts, a health person contains platelets ranging from 150,000 to 450,000 per microlitre of blood. Platelet count less than 150,000 is considered to be low.
Some of the main reasons behind low platelet count include liver disease, leukemia, anemia, viral infections, dengue, exposure to toxic chemicals, alcohol consumption and deficiency of essential vitamins. Besides excess blood loss from a wound and heavy blood flow during menstrual cycle can also cause low platelet count. There are several home remedies, which can help in increasing the platelet count. Let us get to know about a few of them.
Be it the fruit or leaves, papaya is a great fruit really helpful in increasing the platelet count in the body. As per a research done by Asian Institute of Science and Technology in Malaysia, papaya leaf juice helps in increasing the platelet count in case of those suffering from dengue fever.
Also, one can eat papaya or drink its juice at least thrice a day. Try and extract the bitter juice of papaya leaves by pounding them in mortar and pestle. Drink his juice twice a day.
Papaya helps in treating constipation too. This is so because it improves bowel movement, thus keeping the digestive tract under proper functioning.
A 2011 study published in International Journal of Universal Pharmacy and Life Sciences suggests that wheatgrass is an essential ingredient for increasing platelet count.
Moreover, it plays an important role in boosting the level of hemoglobin instantly. This is because of the presence of chlorophyll, which has a molecular structure similar to hemoglobin molecule.
All you need to do is drink half cup of wheatgrass juice (mixed with some lemon juice) regularly.
Wheatgrass is known to possess several other health benefits too, which is why it is recommended by several dieticians.
Spinach is another superb ingredient needed to improve the platelet count in the body. It is a rich source of vitamin K, which is usually given to treat people suffering from low platelet disorder. Also, it helps in proper clotting of blood and therefore, cures the problem of hemophilia.
Just boil a few leaves of fresh spinach in two cups of water. Allow the water to cool down and then blend in the mixer. Add half a glass of tomato juice to it and drink thrice in a day.
Spinach can also be added in soups, curries, salads and smoothies.
Pumpkin is another great vegetable for improving platelet count. It is the presence of vitamin A in it that supports the development of platelets. Vitamin A basically improves the production in the body, which is essential for raising the level of platelets in the body.
Drink half glass of fresh pumpkin juice daily. You can add a spoon of honey to it to improve its taste. Besides, incorporate this vegetable in your soups, curries, stews and smoothies.
Sesame oil is basically a cold-pressed oil, needed for improving the platelet count. Owing to its healing properties, it can naturally raise the level of platelets in the body. Further, it reduces the damage done by free radicals and inflammation, thus boosting blood circulation.
Al, you need to do is consume two tablespoons of sesame oil two times in a day. Moreover, rub some sesame oil on the lymph node areas twice a day to increase platelet count.
Sesame oil serves as a great cooking oil. It is also used as a dressing in salads. Mix sesame oil with a bit of lemon juice, honey and oregano to make a super delicious salad dressing.
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