What Is The Best Ayurvedic Medicine For Jaundice?

Jaundice is an ailment in which yellowing of the skin, mucous membranes, or eyes takes place. The reasons for the yellow color are due to bilirubin, a byproduct of old red blood cells. Jaundice can be a symptom of other health problems in day-to-day life. 

Every day, a small number of red blood cells in your body die which are replaced by new ones. The liver removes old red blood cells, forming bilirubin in which the liver helps break down bilirubin so that it can be eliminated by the body in the stool. When too much bilirubin builds up in the body it can cause jaundice.

Types and Causes of jaundice

  • Hemolytic Anemia: This includes conditions such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia. It may also be an autoimmune disease.
  • Gilbert’s syndrome: This condition is very common; it is a harmless inherited condition that is affecting about 2% of the population. Minor defects in liver metabolism of bilirubin cause jaundice it is generally due to stress, exercise, starvation, or infection.
  • Viral hepatitis: Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E, can temporarily cause liver inflammation. Types B and C can also cause chronic lifetime inflammation.
  • Medication-induced hepatitis: This can be caused by alcohol, erythromycin, methotrexate, amiodarone, statins (eg, lovastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin), nitrofurantoin, testosterone, oral contraceptives, acetaminophen, and many other drugs.
  • Gallstones: The gallstones formed in the gallbladder, can block the bile ducts, preventing bile (and bilirubin) from reaching the intestines. Sometimes, the bile ducts may become infected and inflamed and resulted in jaundice.
  • Cholestasis pregnancy: Abdominal pressure closes the ducts between the liver and gall bladder, or between the gallbladder and intestine may cause Jaundice that is common in pregnancy.
  • Tumors: These can be in the liver, the pancreas, or gallbladder which is responsible for the occasional obstruction.
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis: In this condition, the body's immune system attacks its own liver cells. This type of hepatitis is more common in individuals and families with other autoimmune diseases such as diabetes, lupus, ulcerative colitis, or thyroid disease. Primary biliary cirrhosis is another autoimmune liver disease and inflammation of the bile ducts.
  • Alcoholic liver disease: In this, the liver is damaged due to long-term excessive alcohol consumption which may result in jaundice.
  • Malaria: In this, the liver destroys red blood cells infected with the parasite.
  • Jaundice in newborn babies: This condition is in many newborns.

Ayurvedic View on Jaundice

The treatment of all liver diseases in Ayurveda focuses on Pitta dosha rather than the body itself. All liver diseases have imbalances of pitta and Agni. Apart from this, Ojas was also affected. As the liver is the basis of Pachaka Pitta, all liver diseases can be treated at the same time trying Pachaka Pitta.

The liver is an organ of fire, All Bhuta-Agnis (fire): Nabhasa Agni, Agni Vayavya, Tejo Agni, Apo Agni, and Agni Parthiva are located here. These agnis and Ranchaka pitta originating in the liver serve to break down substances into their respective elemental factors akasham (space), Vayu (air), thejus (fire), p (water), and Prithvi (earth) and distribute them to the appropriate tissues (dhatus ) in the body.

With this in mind, an Ayurvedic doctor treats liver diseases, considering them as pitha rogas (diseases manifested through corruption pitha). The drugs and diets that alleviate pitta are commonly used for all types of liver diseases.

Ayurvedic Herbs for Jaundice

1. Dandelion: This herb is a tonic for the liver and digestive system. Add the dandelion to your salads or cooked vegetables. You can also take this herb as tea or in tablets or capsules. This herb is also beneficial for newborns.

2. Milk thistle: This herb is known for its reputation for protecting the liver. Take this herb as an extract or tincture.

3. Cascara sacred: This herb is especially useful when jaundice is caused by biliary obstruction. Take this herb as a tincture or capsules.

4. Yellow Dock: This herb is very beneficial for the liver. Take it as herbal tea, in capsules or tablets.

5. Chamomile: This is good to improve liver function. Drink Chamomile tea, once a day for relief.

6. Turmeric: Add half a teaspoon of turmeric powder to a glass of warm water and drink this mixture three or four times a day.

7. Catnip: It is a very useful herb for jaundice in a newborn if the mother is breastfeeding, you should drink a tea of catnip to help the baby to overcome this affliction.

8. Ginger: Normally considered as a digestive aid, ginger can also benefit the liver. Add half a teaspoon of ginger juice with one teaspoon of lemon and mint.

9. Oregano: Oregano tea can help the liver break down excess bilirubin. Add 2 tablespoons of oregano in a cup of boiling water and let stand for ten minutes. Strain the herb and drink once a day.

10. Lemon: This herb is astringent and beneficial for the body. Add 8-10 lemon leaves to 1 cup boiling water. Cover the bowl and let stand for 5-6 minutes. For jaundice, drink this lemon water for 4-5 days.

Natural Home Remedies for Jaundice

1. Bitter Luffa: The juice of bitter Luffa is one of the effective treatments to cure jaundice. To do this, with the aid of the fabric has to tighten on the bitter Luffa. Next, place the juice into the palm of the hand and make it into the nostrils. When this special of bitter Luffa juice enters the nostrils yellow fluid coming out. Luffa bitter seeds can also be used in case if you do not find liffa bitter.

2. Green leaves of radish: Another effective home remedy for the treatment of jaundice, the green leaves of radish. can be used by crushing the radish and juicing them. The adult patient can intake this juice daily and the results can be seen.

3. Tomato: Tomatoes are easily accessible as you need in your daily diet. It can even be used for the treatment of jaundice. To do this, make fresh tomato juice and add a pinch of black pepper and salt. Drink daily early when dawn breaks and the best results will be seen within days.

4. Snake gourd: The leaves of snake gourd have also been forced to treat jaundice remedies. Take 250 ml of hot water mixing blades 15 grams of snake gourd. Drink daily for best results. Take coriander seed in 500 ml of water and reducing it to pieces 1/3. Drink this infusion three times daily. This is one of the common remedies for jaundice at home.

5. Sugarcane Juice: Fresh juice of sugarcane mixed with half a lemon should be consumed twice a day, and you can set the recovery of jaundice. However, the juice must be consumed fresh, and clean contaminated juice can worsen the condition of jaundice.