10 Natural Home Remedies For Calcium Deficiency

Have you been witnessing a pain in the bones and muscles without any probable reason?

You apply pain balms and spray, but still the pain persists and your normal day-to-day activities receive a set back.

Then, you need to consult with a health care professional immediately, as this might be due to calcium deficiency in the body.

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Calcium forms an important mineral in the body with 99% deposits in the bones and teeth.

If there is a calcium deficiency in the body, the bones tend to become weak and brittle; and therefore chances of fractures are more.

An ideal level of calcium requirement by the body goes this way - for adults and elderly, calcium intake of 1000-1300 mg per day is required; for teenagers, 1300 mg per day; for children, 700-1000 mg per day; and for infants below one year of age, 250-300 mg per day.

Of all the available treatment measures, natural homemade products are known to have the best remedial measures to increase the calcium level in the body when compared to certain synthetically derived sources.

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The best part of home remedies is that, it uses herbs in the natural form that are unadulterated, and these remedies also do not come with any side effects.

Here are 10 natural home remedies to treat calcium deficiency. Have a look:

1. Amla (Amlakki):

Known for its antioxidant properties, amla is rich in calcium that helps strengthen the immunity level in the body. It can be consumed either in the form of a fruit or can be boiled in water and consumed.

2. Sesame Seeds:

One of the best home ingredients for calcium deficiency is sesame. A tablespoon of sesame seeds contains about 88 milligrams of calcium. It can be ground and consumed in the form of a powder, by adding it to the cereals, soups or salads.

3.Milk:

Milk is one of the rich sources of calcium. Take a cup of warm milk and then add a teaspoon of roasted sesame powder in it, stir it properly and drink. Drinking this thrice in a day would provide best results.

4.Cumin Seeds:

Boil a glass of water and add a teaspoon of cumin seeds in it. Allow it to cool and then stir it. Drink this water at least twice in a day. This helps in improving the calcium deficiency in the body.

5. Ginger:

Boil a glass of water, add 1-2 pieces of ginger and then keep boiling it for a while. Strain it and then add a bit of honey as per your taste, to make it taste better.

6. Ashwagandha:

Ashwagandha is an ancient Ayurvedic herb. It is well known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and can also help treat calcium deficiency in the body.

7:Guggul:

An ayurvedic herbal ingredient, guggul, is known to improve the calcium deficiency and bone density. On a daily basis, consumption of about 250 mg to 2 grams of guggul helps in building up the calcium deficiency.

8.Yogurt:

Yogurt is very rich in calcium. Consuming just a cup of yogurt is good to meet the daily recommended value of calcium that is required by the body. A cup of yogurt contains about 250-300 milligrams of calcium.

9.Guduchi:

It can be consumed either in the form of leaves, or the leaves can also be dried and ground into a powdered form. Not just the leaves, even the stem and roots can be dried and consumed in the form of a powder.

10.Ragi:

Ragi is one of the cereals that is highly rich in calcium. It can be consumed either in the form of a whole grain or flour. Half a cup of ragi a day is enough to keep calcium deficiency at bay.

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Story first published: Friday, May 27, 2016, 10:00 [IST]
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