IJSRP, Volume 9, Issue 7, July 2019 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Eswari Gopi and Aruna Narayanan
Introduction: Adolescence is considered as a nutritionally critical period of life. Anemia is the most prevalent nutritional problem worldwide and it is mainly caused due to iron deficiency. India has the world’s highest prevalence of iron deficiency anemia among women, with 60 to 70 percent of the adolescent girls being anemic. Trianthema portulacastrum Linn is a herb used in ayurvedic medicine. Different parts of Trianthema portulacastrum Linn, are traditionally used as analgesic, stomachic, laxative, treatment of blood disease, anemia, inflammation, and night blindness. Objective: To assess the efficacy of “Saravallai dhal powder” (Trianthema portulacastrum linn) in improving the blood iron profile of anemic adolescent girls.