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Polycythemia Vera Herbal Treatment, Prevention, Symptoms, Causes, Cured By

General Name
Polycythemia Vera
Medical Name
Polycythemia Vera
Polycythemia Vera Symptoms
Impaired vision
Memory Problems
Difficulty in Breathing
Burning Sensation
Red patches on Legs and Arms
Sudden Weight Loss
Vision Problems
Blood Clots
Redness of Skin
Night Sweats
Pain in Bones
Itchy Skin
Over production of Blood Cells
Over production of Red Blood Cells
Over production of White Blood Cells
Over production of Platelets

Polycythemia Vera

Polycythemia Vera Cured By

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Polycythemia Vera is a disease of the Bone Marrow.
When the Bone marrow produces abnormal number of Blood Cells it is Polycythemia Vera.

Bone Marrow is a soft tissue present in the center of the Bones. It produces Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells and Platelets. The Blood Cells are produced in a regular manner. But in Polycythemia Vera the Bone Marrow becomes overactive and produces an abnormally large number of Blood Cells. This makes the Blood more thick and Blood Circulation becomes slow. It may lead to Thrombosis.

The cause for Polycythemia Vera may be mutated JAK2 gene. JAK2 produces a protein that helps in the multiplication and development of the Blood Cells. But when mutation occurs, JAK2 produces protein in excess. This results in the overproduction of Blood Cells. The Blood becomes thick and flows slowly in the Arteries and Veins. This leads to lack of oxygen in parts of the Body and causes Blood Clots.

If not treated properly, Polycythemia Vera may cause
Blood Clots
Heart Attack
Stomach Ulcers
Spleen Enlargement

Differential Diagnosis.
The excessive production White Blood Cells is termed as Leukocytosis .
The excessive production of Red Blood Cells is termed as Erythrocytosis .
The excessive production Platelets is termed Thrombocytosis .

Best detected by a Blood Test. The Blood test will show..
Increase in Red Blood Cells.
Increase in Hemoglobin.
Any reading above 16.5 gms per deciliter should be considered as Polycythemia Vera

Body Part(s)

Bone Marrow
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Materia Medica for Polycythemia Vera

Single Herb

Garlic for Polycythemia Vera

Chew 2-3 raw Garlic cloves daily in the morning on an empty stomach.

Cayenne for Polycythemia Vera

Consume 1 teaspoon of Cayenne ( Lal Mirch ) powder with one glass of warm water daily.

Aloe Vera for Polycythemia Vera

Consume 1 teaspoon of freshly extracted pulp from the Aloe Vera leaf daily in the morning.
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Shreyans Jain ( India/Gujarat )
21 Oct 2016
I have polycithemia Vera disease but jak 2 maturation report are negative please advice me which herb or medicine should I take?
21 Oct 2016
Dear Shreyans
We could not understand your problem. If the reports are negative, then why do you wish you take medicine and what for?
Could you please post your query again and mention some symptoms? It will help to recommend an appropriate herb to you.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Donna sanchez ( United States )
26 Feb 2017
Dr Said my bone marrow is producing too many red blood cells, but no symptoms really belive in God's healing power doing the herbal remedies
Shamim Ahmad ( Kolkata )
31 Aug 2017
My Hemoglobin is 18.5, and hemocrit is 54%, Doctor told me it is polycythemia. What i should do?
11 Oct 2017
Shamim Ahmad
High Hb is an indication of low oxygen content in the body.
It is the natural reaction of the body to compensate. If you smoke or living in a polluted area, I suggest you to move to a pollution free area for few days and then see the results.
M Abdul Hannan ( Bangladesh )
08 Sep 2017
My hemoglobin lvl-18.50 (before letting blood)
RBC- 6.29
JAK-2 Mutation (Negative)

I am 40 years old, unmarried, smoker ( since 20 years)
I need your suggestion

What can I do now?
Rajiv Arya
17 Oct 2017
Dear M Abdul
I know it would be hard for you, but you better quit smoking. Or you may try Hemp oil. Add a few drops of Hemp oil only in your salad and have it daily. You may add fresh Carrots, Beetroots, Lemons, Oranges and Celery. Try it for 15 days and see what happens.
Vashishtha Mishra ( Kenya/Nairobi )
27 Nov 2017
Hello Sir,

My Rbc and HCt are high from few months, has done blood letting 4 times. Done the jak 2 test, it’s turn up negative. My diastolic Bp is always high like above 90 but under 100. Kindly advise. What can I do? Or how can I contact you?
20 Dec 2017
Dear Vashishtha Mishra
Please let us know some more symptoms about you. Do you have high blood pressure?
Are you diabetic?
What is your age?
Since how long are you suffering form this problem?
What is your pulse rate? If it is more than 40 then please mention that?
What is your Hb?
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Vashishtha Mishra
03 Feb 2018
Hi Sir, Thanks for reply, I have high BP but only diastolic is high like it's goes to 95, I am not diabetic, my age is 34 years, it's started last year in February 2017. My heart rate is between 70 to 90
My Hb is 18.50
Hct is always in 50 or 51, additionally I have headache some time and I feel numbness in my hand some times.
Rahul ( India )
22 Jan 2018
Can eating lot of vegetables increase haemoglobin RBC level in body above normal?
Or only bone marrow is the cause..
23 Jan 2018
Please make this clear that are you talking about RBcs or you are talking about Hb. Because reason for the increase of Hb and Rbcs are different.
If your red blood cells are increasing then Bone marrow is at fault. But if your Hb is increasing it means your oxygen level is low in your body and the body is compensating on it.
So make your your Hb is increasing or Red blood cells.
17 Feb 2018
i'm 31 diagnosed with ASD congenital heart dse. 75% of may chest is how big my heart is, with pulmonary hypertention. my doktor told that its impossible to do open heart surgery due to pulmonary hypertention. due to low oxygen level of 74 my hemoglobin resulted 18.80 RBC of 5.88. i'm also suffering of gout attack right now. 3x undergone phlebotomy.. nothing has changed. i need an advice please help me. i need to cure atleast secondary polycythemia vera..
07 Mar 2018
Dear Lovely
We would not be able to suggest you anything remotely. In this physical diagnosis is must.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Donald Poe ( Texas/USA )
09 Mar 2018
I was diagnosed with polycythemia Vera in January 2015 at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Did a lot of tests, including bone marrow biopsy.My Jak-2 is mutated.
Just doing therapeutic phlebotomy,every 3-4 months.Not many symptoms,other than pruritus. Any advice on herbal remedies?
02 Apr 2018
Dear Donald Poe
Go to a Homeopathy shop and ask for just one dose of Medorrhinum 10M. Have only 2 or 3 granules then wait for 1 week. Notice your symptoms and let us know.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
SelvamChennai ( TAMILNADU )
22 Mar 2018
Now I am 23 year Old. I am not having habit of Smoking and alcohol?
I have taken CBC inwhich

HB is 15.7
HCT is 49.1
Total RBC count is 5.62
Also ? eosinophil is 9%

What is the reason? I am fear about polychythemia? My families are too much worry?, since my father is having PV after 47 years.

Please advise to stop further increase.
06 Apr 2018
Dear Selvam
I suggest you to try Psorinum 10 M. It is Homeopathy remedy and you need to take one dose only. Do not repeat the dose and wait for 1 week.
Rabee ( United States )
20 Apr 2018
I was diagnosed with essential thrombocythemia jak 2 positive. I refused chemo and am taking Pegasys (immunotherapy injections). My platelets were at 1.3 million and are down to 728 on the medication. I eat exceptionally healthy, grow my own garden and juice green veggies including raw cannabis leaves and flowers (legal where I live) and fruit at least 5 times a week. Hardly eat meat, and drink plenty of fluids. I exercise regularly and take good care of myself overall. Are there any herbal remedies that can slow down this mutation naturally?
Natalie ( Usa/ca )
29 Aug 2018
Never heard or seen any for a cure for pv, does garlic, cayenne and aloe really cure it or is there more to that?
Manohar chhajer ( India/Tamilnadu )
22 Oct 2018
My cousin sister age 27 diagnosed with polycythemia vera jak2 positive in 2015..she's on hydroxyurea daily...is there any herbal alternate ..pls help..bcoz hydrea hv many side affects..pls advice
Dr. Ankit Chauhan ( INDIA /GUJARAT )
26 Oct 2018
My self Dr. Ankit Chauhan
My Hb is 17
Rbc 6.2
Pcv 50
My all reports for polycythemia reports are normal bone marrow biopsy is normal
Jake 2 reports are normally
Other secondary reports normal
Headche ,burning sensation in feet, blurred vision
What I do?
Christina Affholder ( AZ )
28 May 2019
My husband has Essential Thrombocythemia where the bone marrow makes too many platelets. He takes Hydroxyrea for it. We have hoping to take that away completely or at least take the dosage down as it will go on for his lifespan. You have myeloproliferative disorders/polycythemia vera and also thrombocytopenia (the opposite of thrombocythemia). Would you direct him to use the suggestions for the polycythemia vera group?
Ranjit ( India )
11 Dec 2019
im ranjit my age is 24 from west bengal my hemoglobin is 21 and pcv 62 .my all test jak2,chest,abdomen,brain mri,blood gas all normal and bone marrow report normal and all blood test are normal .doctor tell me blood donate.but sir im also donate blood but my symtomps does not go away.my symtomps are heavyness of head in the morning and dizzy ,nosea ,chest discomfort etc.

sir im take too much smokeless tobacco (gutkha).

sir can smokeless tobacco causes high hemoglobin ??

please sir help me what can i do.
12 Dec 2019
Dear Ranjit High HB is an indication of low oxygen levels in the body. It can happen from multiple reasons with the environment, Tobacco, smoke, and alcohol being the main.
1. Visit a hill station for a week of few days to improve your oxygen levels.
2. Eat garlic in the morning with warm water. Take 1 clove. Crush it with wooden equipment. Eat after 5 minutes. High HB increases the viscosity of blood, thus slower blood circulation. Garlic acts as a blood thinner.
3. Quit Alcohol, Smoke, Tobacco for your health's sake. They are a reason for the rise in HB.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
12 Dec 2019
4. Have a glass of Green leaf juice ( GLJ ). Check the link below to know what is it. https://herbpathy.com/The-Genesis-Vid48
5. Go for exercise regularly, or walk, or Yoga. It will help you.
6. Take baking soda for 21 days. Add a pinch of baking soda to a glass of water. Take it once in the day. It will detox your body.
Do it for a month and see the results. However, if you feel complication anytime, it is advised to visit a doctor for an immediate physical diagnosis.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
15 Dec 2019
thank you sir
i will do all of these things.
then what would be perfectly fine my HB level??
26 Dec 2019
Dear Ranjit. Write back with results after a month. We will give further assistance then.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Geena ( Melbourne Australia )
02 Apr 2020
I suffer from severe pruritus during summer after I have a shower. This extreme itchiness can last up to 2 hours. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and heart blood pressure. I have heart palpitations and stomach uncomfortableness after a small meal. Please help
03 Apr 2020
Hey Geena
You can use Coconut oil, Neem for bath. Check for more cures on Pruritus page in Disease section. Follow a procedure that is available to you.
For Fibromyalgia, add Turmeric to your routine. Take Turmeric decoction or Turmeric milk.
Take Ginger Tea, Garlic to your diet.
For Heart health, take Arjuna powder. Take 1 teaspoon daily. Also, take Giloy ( Tinospora Cordifolia- mother tincture, Homeopathic medicine ). Take 2-3 drops in a glass of water, twice a day. It is good for reducing the High Blood Pressure readings. Write back for further assistance.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Monica Bartenfeld ( United States )
29 Apr 2020
polycythemia vera
I suffer from severe itching, Ascites, gout on my ankles, trouble breathing and deep exhaustion. What can I take?
K singh ( Karnataka )
13 May 2020
My sister age 28, has PV Jak2positive since 2015, she's on hydroxyurea daily,side affects are more by this medication,pls suggest herbal remedy or any other suggestion...pls,??
Aditya Agarwal ( India/Kolkata )
06 Jun 2020
Blood test on 17th May 2020:-
Rbc-5.36(range-3.8 to 5.30)
Hb-15.2(range-12 to16)
Hematocrit-48%(range34% to 45%)
Wbc-6.5(range-4 to 11)
Platelets-284(range-150 to 450)
B12-56(normal-180 to 914)

Took three injections weekly of vitamins b12(hicobal 2500) and d3(architol 300000)

Blood test on 4th June 2020:-
Rbc-5.64(range4.5 to 5.5)
Hb-16.1(range13 to 17)
Hematocrit-51.3(range 40% to 50%)
Wbc-7.4(range 4 to 10)
Platelet-316(range150 to 450)
Blood smear result:-
Wbc-Normal in number and morphology
Haemoparasite-no haemoparasite found in blood smear.
Do I have polycythemia vera or any other disorders?it is just coz of b12 nd d3 shots?
Arvin Cagsawa ( Philippines )
18 Jun 2020
Asking for herbal medication for:
Kumar ( Chennai )
11 Jul 2020
Hi Sir,
I'm suffering from polycythimia past two years onwards,I made back test got negitive, my spleen size got increased its 14 cm

Here are my hemoglobin details:

HB: 16.5
RBC count: 5.78
White blood cells : 8400
Platelates: 240000
HCT : 49

Erithropotien : 6.85

I have below symptoms:

Head ache
Bone pains
Chest discomfort
Frequent mucus
Mouth bitterness

Past two years on wards iam donating blood every three months,

I tried homeo and ayurvedic medicines no improment,

If is there any cure please let me know.

Kumar ( Chennai )
11 Jul 2020
Sorry typo mistake: I made jak2 test got negitive
Shahab Uddin ( Bangladesh )
02 Aug 2020
I, 42 yrs man, diabetic, Hypertensive, have been detected as polycythemia vera. Currently taking medication of Aspirin for the disease and two times letting blood in last 6 months.

Plz advise how I could manage the disease by herbs/naturally.
Zafar khattak ( Pakistan )
15 Aug 2020
Sir my hb17. 1g/dl and RBC 6.21?10'/up and HCT 51.8%.any medicine for reduce my hb 'rbcand hct pl
Krishna ( Telangana )
16 Aug 2020
Hello Sir, My CBP at Sep 2019 shows HB 15.5, RBC 7.32, WBC 16000 then tested postive for JAK2 Mutation and at Nov 2019 CBP shows HB 15.5, RBC 7.58, WBC 17400 and at Aug 2020 CBP shows HB 16.8, RBC 8.57, WBC 23400. As per Doctor advised donated 400ml blood and just started Hydroxyurea. I am experiencing reduction in my weight from around 65 to 55 now from past one and half year. The diagnosis started when observed my weight reduced in Aug-2019
Request your kind suggestion how to go about with this problem. whether to continue with medicine or any alternative remedies with herbal / home remedies.
I am vegetarian and request you to kindly suggest diet to control my above problem.
Kebed ( USA )
25 Aug 2020
I just went to clinic for an abdominal pain ,my first homoglobin was 19.3 ,second one 18.4 and last one 17 without any treatment and check JAk2 negative also normal erythropoietin and other blood test even my red blood cells become 5.30 ,but I am suffering left and right abdominal pain felling exhausted,please give me right advice ,
Anand Rawat
24 Sep 2020
My son 20 yrs has high HB - 17.7,hematocrit-51.0
RBC-6.27 and results are consistent in Last 3 testes conducted ( 3 months period). He also experiences headaches, can’t concentrate and etching. Further diagnosis is under way. Any suggestions - herbal medicine for cure ? Diet etc ?
I appreciate your valuable time and suggestions in advance!
Shekar ( Telangana )
27 Sep 2020
Hemoglobin 17. 5 secondary polycythemia
Manu ( Telangana )
16 Oct 2020
Recently my hemoglobin showed between 18 to 18.4 with HCT 52 to 54. RBC, WBC and platelets normal. Dr suggested EPO and LDH both came with in limit. I don't have any symptomps except some weight loss. Hetologist Dr suggested to follow phlebotomy with 400 ml and asked to wait for 1 month. Is there any way to lower this count naturally. I am non smoker and non alcoholic and not living at high altitude. Please guide if it can be cured and does not reappear.
Anwer ( Saudi Arabia )
21 Oct 2020
I have diagnosed Polycythemia JAK 2 positive 5 years ago. My HB was high and Hematocrit was 52. Hematologists advises for phlebotomy for some time and then my hematocrit came down below 45. It has been controlled and whenever it goes up I did Phelabotomy once in 6 months. I used to take one Aspirin. Since one year the hematocrit are below 45 but my platelets start increasing and it reached to 1million and then Heamotologist asked me to start taking two Aspirin daily and last month when I did CBC my platelets down little bit and now it is 936. My Ferritin level is very low around 6.
Please advise me any remedy to decrease my platelets.
Gloria gloria ( UK )
28 Oct 2020
my mother in low has been diagnosed with Polycythaemia rubra vera (PRV). Can you please suggest alternative herbal treatment.thanks
Rashid ( Uk )
28 Nov 2020
I have just been diagnosed positive jak2 positlve.how can it be treated and avoid complications. Would appreciate your suggestion please
Anu ( India )
06 Dec 2020
I felt my hand turned pinkinsh I thought it is due to good diet but suddenly I felt back pain and nerver pain some time rib pain.for one month I have taken neem leaves and take cbc test everything is normal in that period I. Didn't feel any nerve pain and back pain and after some time I didn't take neem leaves once again I'm experiencing my hands turning pinkish
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