In Ayurveda, anaemia is known as Pandu Roga. It is one of the most important and very common dietary deficiency diseases. It is the lack of red blood corpuscles and haemoglobin in the blood. A person suffering from anaemia has a poor quality of blood.
According to Ayurved, anemia is a disorder of pitta. Anaemia may be caused due to loss of blood through heavy menstruation, child birth, injury, bleeding from the gastro-intestinal tract, deficiency of iron and vitamins in the body and defect in the formation of the blood in the body due to drugs, toxins and infections.
The most noticeable symptom of anaemia is that the skin gets pale in color. Breathlessness, weakness and decreased immunity are other common symptoms of anemia.