WHAT IS JAUNDICE?
The increase in the bilirubin content of the blood leads to yellow pigmentation of the skin, mucus membranes, and the sclera of the eye. The bilirubin content of the blood more than 2.5mg/dl leads to jaundice.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF JAUNDICE?
THE HYPERBILIRUBINEMIA IS A CONDITION THAT OCCURS DUE TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CAUSES. THEY ARE:
- Sickle cell anemia leads to jaundice
- Malarial fever may lead to jaundice
- In medical conditions like Thalasseamia and Gilbert’s syndrome
- It could follow or precede hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and hepatitis A
- Autoimmune hepatitis
- Alcoholic liver disease
- Drug misuse
- Gall stones
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF JAUNDICE?
THE SYMPTOMS PRESENTED BY JAUNDICE OF LIVER ARE:
- Yellow pigmentation of the skin
- Pigment deposits in the nails and sclera of the eye
- Weak liver
HOW CAN AYURVEDA HELP IN CASE OF JAUNDICE?
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine that makes use of herbs existing in the nature and formulates herbal remedies using the inherent power present in these herbs. We in Ayurveda believe that herbal remedies bring to you the richness of the herbs in a natural, unadulterated form. These combinations help improve immunity and provide strength, endurance and will.
Ayurveda uses the inherent power of natural herbs to bring about wonderful results on the human body. The herbs are natural and 100% safe. They improve the body metabolism and help recover from all disorders. The herbs improve the immunity and strengthen the vitality of the body in a healthy way. The infections with viruses and bacteria are relieved and the liver strengthened in a natural, herbal way.
HERBS IN AYURVEDA THAT HELP IN CASE OF JAUNDICE
BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA (PUNARNAVA)
Punarnava is a wonderful Ayurvedic remedy with diuretic properties and increases the renal blood flow. It has astringent, bitter, anti-inflammatory and carminative properties. It is an excellent kidney and heart tonic. This medicine is useful in maintaining the health of the skin. These capsules can clear excess Kapha from the stomach and chest. They act as a rejuvenator and can be used in relieving impaired urinary condition. They are very useful in the reduction of excess body fluids, congestion and edema due to excess Kapha. Punarnava has properties to clear toxins from the blood and increase red blood cells in the body. The haemoglobin content increases and oxygen carrying capacity increases. They act in the prevention of pain and intestinal spasms. Punarnava capsules are recommended in relieving diabetes. They are useful in relieving swollen joints because of fluid retention caused because of imbalance in Kapha. This herbal medicine is useful in eliminating toxins accumulated in the joints through kidneys and urine. It is effective in the management of arthritis and gout. It is helpful in the breakdown of the ‘fibrin’, a blood clotting protein. Punarnava is very effective in relieving infections of urinary tract. It is used in Yatrik plihantak churna.
PHYLLANTHUS NIRURI (BHUMI AMLA)
It is a very effective herb suitable for the management of Hepatitis B and other forms of Hepatitis. It has been used in the traditional medicine as a relieve for kidney and liver failure. It is capable of eliminating toxins from the body. Bhumi amla efficiently relieves jaundice within 4-5 days and helps to reduce the levels of bilirubin. It helps in the regeneration of liver cells and rectifies liver failure. It can be used for preventing any kind of liver problems. It is sued in Yatrik plihantak churna and Phyllanthus niruri capsules.
Andrographis is believed to have some wonderful actions on the immune system, boosting the natural immunity of the body. It has great control over the inflammatory reactions in the body. Echinacea is found to have anti-microbial properties that work well in infective conditions. It relieves different types of infections. It is an anti-inflammatory herb that helps many inflammatory conditions in the body. It is a natural immune booster that decreases the growth of hepatitis-b, herpes virus and influenza. It has anti-carcinogen properties and acts against prostrate and breast cancer. It is a cardiac protector and an anti-thrombotic product. The terpenes in the Echinacea plant help in the differentiation of leukemia cells. It reduces the aggregation of platelets. Echinacea capsules are prepared using Echinacea herb.