According to Ayurveda, having pure blood is a sign of good health. Impure blood can cause many diseases. Exposure to the wind and unstable emotions are some of the causes that can cause impure blood. Horse gram, black gram, curd, vinegar, fermented or sour drinks, spoiled or stale food, heavy, and fatty foods are also capable of turning blood impure.
Purgation, fasting, or bloodletting is the method to restore the purity of blood according to Ayurveda.
Pureness of the blood can be determined from its color. All the three doshas influence the blood color. The influence of vata turns blood more reddish, thin, frothy, and non-slimy. Pitta makes it dark red with delayed clotting, while kapha turns the blood pale and viscous. Here’s a look at 5 Ayurvedic herbs that purify blood.
It has antiseptic, anti-fungal and antiviral properties that are vital for blood cleansing. Neem can also help fight blood clots and can be used to treat skin ailments, ulcers, arthritis, and gum diseases.1
This herb is a detoxifying agent that purifies the blood. It is beneficial for those who smoke and drink alcohol as it helps purify the toxins which build up in the blood.3
4. Dhatura ki jad (Burdock Root)
This root cleanses the blood by flushing out acids that harm the body. It also helps the kidneys purify the blood and helps balance the hormones by releasing protein from the pituitary gland.4
5. Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)
This is one of the most preferred herbs for detoxification. It cleanses the blood and improves blood circulation while giving an added glow to your skin. It also helps in healing arthritis, curing blood disorders, and repairing damaged skin tissues. It can also be used as an immune regulator.5
6. Sariva (Emidesmus indicus)
Sariva is another popular herb in Ayurveda. It is used for its cooling and blood purifying properties. It is also useful to treat anemia, chronic rheumatism, and skin diseases.6
|↑1||Gupta, Kanta. Be Your Own Doctor. Diamond Pocket Books, 2004.|
|↑2||Dr. Rajmohan. Sukhayu: The Ayurveda Way to a Healthy Life. Notion Press, 2018|
|↑3||Pole, Sebastian. Ayurvedic Medicine: The Principles of Traditional Practice. Singing Dragon, 2012.|
|↑4||Wynters, Sharyn. The Pure Cure: A Complete Guide to Freeing Your Life From Dangerous Toxins. Soft Skull Press, 2012.|
|↑5||Meena, Vandana. “Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)-A helping herb in cure of acne.” Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM) 3, no. 2 (2015): 11-17.|
|↑6||M Daniel. Medicinal Plants: Chemistry and Properties. CRC Press, 2016.|