Blood platelet, a word which you must have heard even if you are not related to medical field. Our blood has some essential parts, for example, white blood cells, platelets, red blood cells etc. These combine and make ‘blood’. Each part has its function. Platelets perform one of the most important functions. They form clots in the blood, so that overflow of blood can be stopped in case of some injury.
If your body is running short of platelets, it might cause some considerable damage to your organs, and this condition needs to be treated immediately. There can be many reasons behind this condition. Usually, an individual must have 1,50,000 -4, 50,000 blood platelets for every microlitre. If your platelet count is less than this, you have platelet deficiency. In medical terms, this condition is known as thrombocytopenia.
Here are some home remedies to increase blood platelets-
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has been used for centuries for medical purposes because of its antibiotic specialties. Although its taste is quite bitter and it does not feel very good to eat it because of the jelly-like substance, but it is very useful in increasing the platelets and improving the immune system. There are several ways to add Aloe Vera to your diet.
- The first one is that you can pick up fresh Aloe Vera from the plant. Wash it and remove the thrones from the knife. Eat it.
- You can remove the skin and extract the jell if you are comfortable in eating the whole thing.
- Extract the jell and mix it with some honey for a better taste.
Giloy is a herb. Well known because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties. This can also help in strengthening the immune system. Juice of Giloy plant is highly recommended for the people suffering from thrombocytopenia.
Water means life. Water somehow has the solution to every problem. If you are drinking the right amount of water every day, it will wash out all the toxic material from your body. If you drink more than eight glass of water every day, it will help in improving the blood platelets. Water cannot make new platelets, but it surely will rescue the one who is remaining. Always drink warm, or room temperature water as cold water can disturb the whole digestive system.
Platelets are found in blood plasma. Blood plasma consists of protein, fats and most importantly of water. In fact, it consists of 92 percent of water. Therefore, you should always keep your body hydrated.
4. Vitamin B12-Rich Foods
Thrombocytopenia is often connected with a deficiency of Vitamin B12-Rich Foods. It is a common belief that you can overcome this deficiency by adding the food to your diet which has more Vitamin B12 in it. All the seafood has a significant amount of Vitamin B12 especially calms and liver. Other sources of Vitamin B12 are poultry and dairy products like cereals, eggs, cheese etc.
Pumpkin is an ingredient, easily found in your nearby store and is available at a very reasonable price. Pumpkins are usually considered to be useful near Halloween and for baking pumpkin pies. What you do not know is that it contains Vitamin A, which is vital for platelet growth. If you are taking pumpkin for increasing the platelets, try to take it in natural form, which means avoid baking and cooking the pumpkin for a while. Eat it raw, after peeling the skin off. The other way is to make the juice and add few teaspoons of honey in it. It will give you better taste and health.