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The Three Types of Anemia According to Ayurveda

In each anemic patient, there is a different dosha at fault. Once you figure out which dosha is causing you to be anemic, you can bring the condition into control by tailoring your diet to pacify the aggravated dosha.


  • Anemia is caused by doshic imbalances.

  • The dosha at fault is different in each patient.

  • To pacify the dosha use these dietary tips.

Anemia is a condition wherein the amount of haemoglobin in your blood dips below normal, causing headaches, weakness, fatigue, loss of appetite, insomnia, etc. This condition is caused by an imbalance in the doshas. However, there is no one dosha solely responsible for anemia, and in each anemic patient, there is a different dosha at fault.

Vata-type Anemia

If you have a yellowish complexion, rough and dry skin, joint pain, constipation, body pain, tremors and a bad taste in the mouth, you have Vata-type anemia.

To get this in control, have a vata pacifying diet of dairy, root vegetables, grains, milk, ghee, yogurt, nuts and seeds, oils, etc.

Pitta-type Anemia

Pitta- type anemia causes the whites of your eyes to turn yellow, and gives you fever, excessive thirst, sweating, sour belches, indigestion, bad breath, loose stools, etc. You also develop sensitivity to light and crave cold things.

To ease this, have a pitta pacifying diet of beans, potatoes, corn, millets, oats, dairy, ghee and vegetables.

Kapha-type Anemia

Kapa-type anemia leads to swelling, cold, and sweaty skin, drowsiness, heaviness in the body and mind, chalky complexion, chills, anorexia, cough, and a whitish colour in your urine, eyes and bowel movements.

To ease it, have a kapha pacifying diet of light fruits, vegetables, grains (except barley and millet), spices, honey, and milk products.

It’s important to fight anemia the moment it is detected. To know how you can do that, you should consult a Jiva doctor. You can dial 0129-4040404 from your mobile phone or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor’ under the CONNECT tab in the Jiva Health App.

To Know more , talk to a Jiva doctor. Dial 0129-4040404 or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor
under the CONNECT tab in Jiva Health App.




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