Positive results of the study conducted by the Ayurveda Department on anemic female students studying in 42 government schools across the Bharatpur district of Rajasthan, have been recorded. Female students aged between 15 and 19 years were administered Dhatri lauha and Navayas lauha medicines, and within 2 months, up to 4 gm of hemoglobin was reported to have increased among the students, and the ailments associated with anemia faded away as well.
No side effects of the medicines were reported. The research report was submitted by the Directorate of Ayurveda, Rajasthan to the state government, on Saturday, on the occasion of Dhanvantri Jayanti. The Directorate will soon, under a pilot project, offer these medicines to female students all across the state so that anemia among them could be fought at a fast pace.
Anand Kumar Sharma, Director, Ayurveda Department, said that a research on anemic female students was conducted in the month of January, under which, across 42 government girls’ schools in Bharatpur district, screening of 5965 students, studying in class 9-12, out of the 8007 took place, out of whom 2381 were found to be anemic.
Officers of the Ayurveda Department have said that all around the globe, 468 million women are suffering from anemia, the most being in India where 59.1% of the women are anemic. In the state of Rajasthan, 56.6% of urban female students aged between 15 and 19 years, and 60% of the rural ones are anemic.