Sickle Cell Anaemia is a form of anaemia affecting people of African, Asian, and Mediterranean origin. The name derives from the sickle-shaped cells instead of circular red blood cells.
Few sufferers of sickle cell survive beyond their 40th year.
Symptoms of Sickle Cell Anaemia
The symptoms of sickle cell anaemia include unhealthy pallor, listlessness, sore tongue, dizziness, vague aches and pains, rapid pulse and breathing, tinnitus and palpitation. The skull may be disproportionately large. It is also linked to defective colour vision, impaired liver function, and stunted growth. Sufferers have a higher risk of infection.
Malaria: Sufferers are less likely to die of malaria because their red blood cells do not support the growth of malaria parasites very well.
Carriers: Carriers of the sickle-cell gene can now be identified by a simple blood test.
Treatment for Sickle Cell Anaemia
Supportive herbal treatment has been known to increase the output of red blood cells and raise haemoglobin levels. Herbs used include:– Carao, Red Clover flowers, Yellow Dock, Burdock, Wild Indigo, Gentian, Nettles, Birch leaves, Sage, Walnut leaves, Centaury and Gota Kola (Indian Pennywort).
Carao fruit(Cassia grandis) – anti-anaemia, builds blood and increases energy.
Tea: Mix equal parts: Iceland Moss, Nettles, Red Clover flowers. 2 teaspoons to each cup of boiling water; infuse for 15 minutes; the dosage is 1 cup morning and evening.
Tablets/capsules: Sarsaparilla, Iceland Moss, Red Clover, Gentian.
- Green leafy vegetables (contain chlorophyll, iron and folic acid).
- Dandelion leaves in salads.
- A period of green juicing (organic) along with high doses of plant-based iron.
- Carao fruit
- Dandelion coffee
- Burdock tea
Dr. Sebi’s Iron Plus, and Bio Ferro or similar plant-based iron herbal formula.
Dr. Sebi and Sickle Cell Anaemia
Dr. Sebi dispells the belief that sickle cell anaemia cannot be cured. Dr. Sebi has repeatedly spoken on curing sickle cell anaemia using iron from plants, which he terms ‘iron fluorine’. He spoke of the fact that people of African descent, in our present realities are deficient in iron and have been for generations. Please see the below clips:
Dr Sebi Speaks on Sickle Cell Anaemia
Dr Sebi Speaks on Sickle Cell and Nascent Iron
‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ of Sickle Cell Anaemia
- Have a complete blood test taken so you will be certain whether or not you have iron anaemia.
- Remove the sulphides from the intestinal canal (cleansing), and administer foods containing iron.
- Avoid milk and other dairy products, since these decrease iron absorption from other foods.
- Avoid these oxalic acid foods which include spinach, sorrel, Swiss chard, chocolate, cocoa, and soda. Almonds, cashews, and most nuts and beans also have some. Lettuce and tomatoes help iron regeneration.
- Never eat rhubarb; it is extremely high in oxalic acid.
- Avoid spicy foods or coffee. They decrease absorption.
- Avoid bran, it tends to link with iron and carry it out in the stool.
- Do not take calcium, vitamin E, or zinc at the same time as iron supplements. They interfere with each other’s absorption.
- Omitting sugar increases iron absorption.
- Do not use food additives or artificial sweeteners.
- Do not smoke, and avoid second-hand smoke.
- Orange juice increases iron absorption.
- There should be sufficient stomach acid to absorb the minerals. If there is not, take some lime or lemon juice.
- Eat more foods high in iron which include amaranth greens, parsley, cherries, dates, figs, and pears.
- Use a diet high in fresh, raw fruits and vegetables, which are high in vitamin C (which is necessary for iron absorption).
- Bananas are moderately helpful in increasing iron absorption.
- Eat more organic foods; since most conventional foods have too many pesticides.
- Some insecticides destroy bone marrow so new blood cells cannot be made.
- Many medicinal drugs destroy vitamin E and cause anaemia.
- Exercise is recommended since it stimulates the production of blood.
- Short, cold baths increase blood production and circulation.
- Too much iron can damage the heart, liver, pancreas, and immune cells’ activity. It has also been linked to cancer. If you do not need them, avoid iron supplements.
- Ferrous sulfate and other iron compounds are often given to reduce anaemia, but they definitely have toxic effects which you should be aware of: They destroy carotene and vitamins A, C, and E. They increase the need of the body for oxygen and damage unsaturated fatty acids. They also damage the liver, especially when the person has a poor appetite and is not eating very much.
- Iron salts taken during pregnancy are especially dangerous! They can increase the fetus’ need for oxygen, induce miscarriage or premature and postmature births. Some infants have malformations or mental deficiencies because their mothers took iron supplements before birth.
- Normal people do not need iron supplementation, for there is lots of iron in most real foods. The iron in unrefined food is never toxic. All iron supplements cause stomach or intestinal irritation.
- Those who are anaemic tend to have sore mouths or tongues, generally have poor blood circulation, and are cold. They need special care in regard to these matters.
- Eat at least 1 tbsp. of blackstrap molasses each day (1 tsp. for a child). This is a rich source of food iron.
Bartram’s Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine by Thomas Bartram
Natural Remedies Encyclopedia by Vance Ferrell etal
Advanced Treatise in Herbology by Dr. Edward Shooks