Many people in today’s society fail to get enough iron in their diets.
There are many factors which can cause anemia. It may be due to a vegetarian diet lacking in the right combination of foods, including plant-based proteins, or living a life so busy that meal times are hurried and feature too many processed foods devoid of nutrition.
Ayurveda views anemia to be a linked with the subdosha of pitta: pachaka pitta. Seated in the stomach, it aids in the process of properly assimilating digested foods. If this process does not function properly, the minerals in the food, like iron, do not pass into the blood stream.