How to Increase Low Platelet Count in the Blood Naturally?

Platelets are also known as thrombocytes. The condition of low blood platelet count is known as Thrombocytopenia. 150,000-450,000 platelets per microliter are the normal count of platelets of blood in a human body. These cells are the constituents of blood that are necessary for the blood clotting and respond to bleeding that occurs due to blood vessel injuries. The production of platelets takes place in the bone marrow. The bone marrow is the soft and spongy tissue inside the long bones, where all constitutions of blood are produced including platelets. Platelets move to an infected area and adhere to form a plug there. So if the platelet cell level is low, there will be an excess of bleeding.

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Cause of Low Platelet Count

Commonly the cause of low platelet count is bone marrow depression or defective bone marrow function.

  1. Defective production or low production of platelets from bone marrow.
  2. Bone marrow depression due to many reasons like medicines, chemotherapy, excessive intake of alcohol, drug reactions, and health conditions like cirrhosis, leukemia, vitamin B-12 deficiency, folate deficiency, iron deficiency
  3. Spleen problems also cause low platelet count.
  4. Viral infections such as HIV, Epstein- Barr and chickenpox.
  5. Cirrosis
  6. Leukemia
  7. Myelodysplasia
  8. Aplastic anemia
  9. Vitamin B-12 Deficiency
  10. Exposure to chemotherapy radiations
  11. Autoimmune disorders
  12. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
  13. Hemolytic uremic syndrome

Signs and Symptoms Showing a Low Count of Platelets

Symptoms of low platelet count vary from person to person depending on the severity of disease.

  1. Excessive bruising
  2. Red-purple spots normally on the lower legs
  3. Continued bleeding from cuts
  4. Gums or nose bleeding
  5. Blood in stool and urine
  6. Abnormally heavy menstrual flow
  7. Fatigue
  8. Enlarged spleen/Splenomegaly
  9. Jaundice

So, it is important to have a balanced platelet count in the body. If you want to increase and balance platelet count safely and effectively, then prioritize the natural way of treatment.

How to Increase Low Platelet Count in the Blood Naturally?

According to Ayurveda, the cause of any health condition is an imbalance of Tridosha (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) and poor dietary habits. So, similarly, if you want to increase platelet count naturally then adopt home and herbal remedies.

Home Remedies to Increase Blood Platelets

The best home remedy to increase platelet count is through food. Foods that help to increase platelet count are the following:

1. Folate Rich Food

Folate is a vital vitamin B which is essential for healthy blood cells. Some of the food products that are rich in folate are dark and leafy vegetables, beef liver, black-eyed peas, Fortified cereals, rice, yeast, kidney beans, orange, and orange juice, etc.

2. Iron-rich Food

Iron is one of the nutrients required for the production of platelets and red blood cells. Some of the rich sources of iron are white beans and kidney beans, oysters, beef liver, cereals, tofu, spinach, dates, etc.

3. Vitamin K Rich Foods

Vitamin K is an important nutrient that promotes blood clotting and healthy bones, thus helping to increase low platelet count. Some of the Vitamin K sources are leafy green vegetables (spinach, collards, etc.), broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cereals, soybeans, meats, fish, and eggs, etc.

4. Vitamin B-12 Rich Foods

Vitamin B-12 helps in increasing platelet count and red blood cells. Some of the rich sources of Vitamin B12 are beef liver, eggs, fish (tuna, trout, and salmons, etc), cereals, almond milk, and soy milk, etc.

5. Vitamin D Rich Foods

Vitamin D is an important nutrient that plays a vital role in the healthy functioning of bone marrow cells and produces platelet cells and other blood cells. Some of the Vitamin D sources are cereals, soy milk and soy yogurt, egg yolk, fatty fish, fish liver oil, fortified milk, and yogurt, etc.

Effective Herbs to Increase Low Platelet Count in the Blood

1. Giloy

Giloy has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic properties. It improves the immune system and increases the platelet count.

2. Papaya Leaf Extract

Papaya leaves contain an enzyme called Papain that enhances the level of platelet count in the blood. The juice of papaya leaves helps to increase platelet count and returns it to normal.

3. Ashwagandha

It helps to promote the functioning of the immune system and increase the platelet count in the blood.

4. Aloe Vera

It is also a wonderful herb to increase platelet count and the body’s overall immunity.

These herbs are very effective in low platelet count and are also used to prepare herbal products. These herbal products are effective only when they are 100% natural, pure, safe and effective. For effective herbal products, Planet Ayurveda is one of the best.

Herbal Products to Increase Blood Platelet Count by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda provides various herbal products which contain the standardized extract of herbs. These are 100% pure, natural and do not contain any type of chemicals and preservatives. Planet Ayurveda also recommends different doses for both children and adults.

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1. Giloy Capsules

Giloy Capsules contain a standardized extract of Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) herb. This herb helps to balance Vata and Pitta dosha and increase platelet count in the blood. It also possesses antioxidant and astringent properties.

Dosage

  • For Kids (< 5 years): 1 capsule, twice daily, with water after meals.
  • For Children (5-14 years): 1 capsule, twice daily, with water after meals.
  • For adults: 1 capsule, twice daily, with water after meals.

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

These Capsules contain a standardized extract of the Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) herb. This herb helps to boost the immune system and increase platelet count by inhibiting the abnormal functions of the immune system.

Dosage

  • For Kids (< 5 years): 1 capsule, twice daily, with water after meals.
  • For Children (5-14 years): 1 capsule, twice daily, with water after meals.
  • For adults: 1 capsule, twice daily, with water after meals.

3. Immune Booster

These Capsules comprise a mixture of different herbs such as Grape seeds (Vitis Vinifera), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Go- Piyush (Bovine colostrums), and Amalaki (Emblica officinalis). These show their action on the immune system and help to correct the unusual functioning of the immune system and enhance platelet counts in the blood.

Dosage

  • For Kids (< 5 years): 1 capsule, twice daily, with water after meals.
  • For Children (5-14 years): 2 capsule, twice daily, with water after meals.
  • For adults: 2 capsule, twice daily, with water after meals.

4. Gandhak Rasayan

Gandhak rasayan tablets are manufactured in the Planet Ayurveda house. It is prepared by using pure, safe and standardized quality of shuddh gandhak (purified sulfur). It works by balancing Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas (body energies). It helps to maintain the skin and blood vascular system healthy.

Dosage

  • For Kids (< 5 years): 1 capsule, twice daily, with water after meals.
  • For Children (5-14 years): 1 capsule, twice daily, with water after meals.
  • For adults: 1 capsule, twice daily, with water after meals.

5. Green Essential Capsules

These Capsules are made by a blend of Wheat Grass (Triticulumaestivum), Spirullina (Spirulina Platensis), Grape Seed (Vitis Vinifera), and Amla (Emblicaofficinalis). These herbs support the production of Rakta Dhatu and improve the platelet level in the blood.

Dosage

  • For Children (5-14 years): 1 capsule, twice daily, with water after meals.
  • For adults: 1 capsule, twice daily, with water after meals.

6. Kumar Kalyan Ras

These tablets comprise Swarna Bhasma, Abhrak Bhasma, Moti Pishti, ras sindoor, Loh Bhasma, aloe vera juice, and Swarnamakshik Bhasma. It improves the functioning of the immune system.

Dosage

  • For Kids (< 5 years): 1 capsule, twice daily, with water after meals.
  • For Children (5-14 years): 2 capsule, twice daily, with water after meals.
  • For adults: 2 capsule, twice daily, with water after meals.

7. Suvarna Vasant Malti Ras

This formulation contains Maricha (Piper nigrum), Swarna Bhasma, Bhavanadrava, Muktabhasma, Shuddha Hingula, Kharparabhasma, and Nimbu Swarasa. It helps to soothe Vata and Kaphadosha in the body.

Dosage

  • For Kids (< 5 years): 1 capsule, twice daily, with water after meals.
  • For Children (5-14 years): 2 capsule, twice daily, with water after meals.
  • For adults: 2 capsule, twice daily, with water after meals.

8. Brahmi Chyawanprash

Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) is a potent herb and is widely used In ayurvedic formulation related to nervous system conditions from ancient times. Planet Ayurveda’s Brahmi chyawanprash is the poly herbo-mineral formulation in the form of avleha (jam form). It is formulated from 28 unique ingredients of standardized quality having various actions on our body. This product maintains equilibrium in tridoshas and helps to maintain healthy functions of the nervous system and immune system. It supports almost all systems of the body. It is a purely natural product and does not contain binders, preservatives, additives, yeast, and fillers in it.

Dosage

  • For Kids (< 5 years): 2 teaspoonful twice daily.
  • For Children (5-14 years): 1 teaspoonful twice daily.
  • For adults: 1 teaspoonful twice daily.

Conclusion

It has been concluded that platelets are the major blood cells that prevent excess blood loss and protect against the resulting diseases. So, it is necessary to maintain the level of platelets and natural remedies are the best including home and herbal remedies. And Planet Ayurveda provides the best herbal remedy for low platelet count.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.