Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a bleeding disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding due to the weak immune system which destroys the platelets. The bleeding happens due to the lower levels of platelets. It can cause purple bruises, as well as tiny reddish-purple dots on the body that look like a rash.

Children may develop ITP after a viral infection like mumps or flu and get recovered fully without any treatment. In adults, it is a long term disorder.

What are the causes of Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?

Immune thrombocytopenia usually happens when immune system cells produce antibodies against platelets then mistakenly attacks and destroys platelets. In adults, this condition can be triggered by infection with HIV, hepatitis, or H. pylori that causes stomach ulcers. ITP mostly affects women more than men and is more common in children than adults. In children, it affects boys as well as girls equally.

What are the symptoms of Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?

In the initial stage, ITP may have no signs and symptoms. But when it occurs, it has the following symptoms:

  • Easily or excessive bruising
  • Bleeding occurs on the superficial layer of the skin
  • Superficial bleeding into the skin that appears as pinpoint-sized reddish-purple spots (petechiae) that look like a rash, mainly on the lower limbs
  • Bleeding from nose or the gums
  • Bloody urine or stools
  • Unusually heavy menstrual flow

 

Home remedies for Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP):

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing you various effective home remedies. You can start with these home remedies as they are natural & give good results to the patients. Here are some of the easily available home remedies:

1. Pomegranate

Pomegranate is the best fruit for ITP patients that not only maintains the blood platelet count but also provides proper nutrients and minerals to the body. It acts as a natural energy booster that will help to increase platelet counts to its normal level.

How to use:

  • Eat a bowl full of pomegranate fruit daily at home.
  • Prepare a fresh juice of pomegranate at home and drink this once daily for good results.

 

2. Papaya leaves

Papaya leaves are rich in compounds such as alkaloids, saponins, carpaine, flavonoids, anthraquinone, carposide, and tannins. Its antioxidant property has a free radical scavenging activity that prevents infections. These leaves also stabilize the red blood cells in the body. Papaya leaves can boost up the immune system of an individual that helps in increasing the blood platelet count naturally.

How to use:

  • Take fresh leaves of Papaya and make a paste of it by adding a little water to it. Strain the juice and drink this once or twice daily.
  • Eat a bowl of ripe papaya daily as it is good for your health

 

3. Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass contains various effective nutrients that help in the absorption of iron and hence increases the hemoglobin level naturally. Being a natural antioxidant, it has the property to remove harmful toxins from the body.

How to use:

  • You can prepare a fresh juice of wheatgrass at home & drink this juice daily early in the morning on an empty stomach.
  • Wheatgrass powder is also available and you can also add a teaspoonful of this powder in a glass of water. Drink this mixture once daily for effective results.

 

4. Spinach

Spinach has vitamin K in it that helps in preventing the blood loss in ITP patients. It increases the platelet count naturally and has very effective and long-lasting results.

How to use:

  • Take fresh leaves of spinach and blend them in a juicer by adding a little amount of water to it. After that, strain the mixture properly and drink it once daily.
  • Prepare a fresh soup of spinach leaves at home and take it once or twice daily for good results.

 

5. Aloe vera

Aloe Vera is the most effective herb that has so many medicinal properties. This herb prevents the body from blood infections and keeps the individual healthy. It also increases the blood platelet count which is the main issue in ITP. Other symptoms that are associated with ITP like bleeding from gums, nasal bleeding, low hemoglobin levels are treated with the regular use of this herb.

How to use:

  • Take 30 ml of Aloe Vera Juice and add an equal amount of water to it. Drink this juice once or twice daily.
  • Eat the fresh pulp of Aloe vera once daily for treating ITP.

 

6. Beetroot

Beetroot has antioxidant property that can prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals and hence maintains the number of platelet count naturally. It helps in controlling all the symptoms associated with ITP patients.

How to use:

  • Add beetroot salad in your diet or eat a bowl of beetroot once or twice daily.
  • Prepare beetroot juice at home as it is very good for ITP patients. Drink a glass of beetroot juice once or twice daily for results.

 

7. Amla

Amla (Indian gooseberry) has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immuno-modulator properties that boost up the immune system and prevent your body from infections naturally. It increases the platelet count naturally and deals with all types of health issues. This is one of the best home remedies for ITP.

How to use:

  • Eat a fresh fruit of Amla once or twice daily on an empty stomach.
  • You can also prepare juice of fresh amla and drink this juice once or twice daily for effective results.

 

8. Pumpkin

Pumpkin increases the low platelet counts naturally as it has various nutrients in it like vitamin A, minerals, protein, etc that increase platelet count. Being an immunomodulator, it increases the immunity of the body.

How to use:

  • Take a teaspoonful of pumpkin seeds powder with a glass of water daily.
  • Include pumpkin as a vegetable in your meal as it is equally beneficial.