Deficiency of Vitamin C can lead to Scurvy. It may develop due to low intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. Common symptoms include fatigue, bleeding gums, fragile capillaries etc.
Listed below are the natural remedies for treating Scurvy:
It is by all means the best way to treat Scurvy due to its high content of Vitamin C. It can be eaten in form of Murabbas (sweet preserves of fruits), jams, chutneys and dried powders. Dried powdered Indian gooseberry can be added to a glass of milk with some sugar to taste.
Lemon and lime are rich sources of Vitamin C, and can help cure this condition. Lemon juice can be taken mixed with honey, or as seasoning on salads. Lime juice can be taken as it is, or in combination with various other fruit juices.
It is very commonly used in Indian kitchens as an ingredient to bring a tangy flavor to curries, pickles, chutneys and other recipes. It is also rich in Vitamin C and is made by skinning and then powdering dried raw-green mangoes.
Leaves of Jaundice berry are known to possess anti-scorbutic properties. A mixture made by boiling 35 gm of dried jaundice berry leaves in 1litre of water till it reduces to half in volume is an effective natural remedy for scurvy.
Orange is a rich source of Vitamin C and thus is an effective home remedy for scurvy. You could drink a glass of fresh orange juice daily in the morning as it nourishes the body and helps getting rid of scurvy.
A 100 gm serving of Brussels sprouts can offer up to 75mg of Vitamin C. If eaten regularly, it can eradicate the deficiency of Vitamin C thereby helping in the treatment of scurvy.