By: Dr.Madhura Karthik
Human body is the epitome of creation crafted to perfection. Multiple unique machines are installed in the body that excels at their duties. The bone marrow is one such part responsible for the formation and development of blood cells.
Blood cells are essentially classified into three groups – the white blood cells, the red blood cells and the platelets. Platelets are important components of your blood. These plate-shaped, minute cells help in blood clotting in case of an injury. This, in turn, prevents excessive blood loss that may be fatal at times.
Major causes of decline in Platelet count
Cancer or severe liver diseases
Leukemia, anemia or viral infections
Exposure to harmful chemicals
Deficiency of vitamins
Symptoms of platelet decline
Slow blood clotting
Appearance of red or purple spots on the skin
Heavy bleeding during menstrual cycles
Cure for low blood platelets
Treatment for low platelets is costly and in case the count is not devastatingly low it can be boosted with effective natural technique. A few adjustments in lifestyle and food choices aids in achieving the required platelet count.
Fruits and veggies to increase Platelet count
Papaya and papaya leaf extracts
Papaya leaf extract is the best concoction for boosting platelet count. It has been used for centuries to increase platelet count and soothe the associated causes leading to this condition.
The sparkling red diamond seeds of pomegranate are loaded with nutrients packed with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immunity boosting properties. The multifaceted fruit helps in increasing platelet count, preventing diseases and uplifting the energy levels despite the low blood platelets.
Loaded with vitamin A, the bulky food supports platelet development and regulation of proteins. The regulation of protein cells elevates the number of platelets in the blood.
Leafy greens, such as spinach, kale, and fenugreek leaves, are high in vitamin K, and are immensely useful in improving platelet count.
Beans are blessed with the goodness of vitamin B9 that greatly boosts the blood platelet count.
Ayurveda hails the power of Indian gooseberries. Rich in vitamin C they are potent in increasing the production of blood platelets and boosting the immune system.
The red-blooded food is another potent food that helps in increasing the platelet count.
Apricot is a super-food replete with oodles of benefits. Being rich in iron Apricot has amazing effects in increasing blood platelets.
These green leaves are brimmed with vitamin K which is often used to help treat low platelet disorder. It aids in proper blood clotting and reduces the risk of excessive bleeding.
Nutrients for your platelets
Vitamin A plays a vital role in the synthesis of healthy platelets and protein in the body.
Vitamin B9 or folate is essential for growth and production of platelets.
Vitamin K is responsible for activating proteins that stimulates blood clot formation.
Vitamin C boosts the platelet synthesis in the body. It is a powerful antioxidant adept at preventing the free radical damage caused to the platelets.
Dr. Madhura Karthik, Ayurvedic Physician, AyurCentral, Banashankari, Bangalore
AyurCentral, No 415, 24th Cross Road, 9th Main,
Banashankari 2nd Stage (Near BDA Complex) Bangalore – 560 070.
Phone : +91 80 2671 8046