WHAT IS CIRRHOSIS?
The diseases of liver in span of time lead to fibrosis and scarring of the liver tissue. The liver gets degenerated and there is sequential loss of liver function. It is a chronic disease due to alcohol abuse, smoking, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF CIRRHOSIS?
The cirrhosis of liver is a chronic derangement that is a result of chronic liver diseases. The causes of cirrhosis are:
- Diseases like hepatitis B and hepatitis C
- Alcohol abuse
- Chronic smoking
- Fatty liver disease
- Liver diseases of chronic nature
- Autoimmune diseases
- Cystic fibrosis
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF CIRRHOSIS?
The symptoms related to cirrhosis of liver are:
- Due to decrease in coagulation factors bleeding and bruising in the body
- Jaundice may be the outcome of cirrhosis
- Hepatic encephalopathy
- Pigmentation on the skin
- Itching on the abdomen
- Other medical signs related to liver cirrhosis are gynecomastia, deformities in the flexion of palm, hypogonadism, and spleenomegaly.
HOW CAN AYURVEDA HELP IN CASE OF CIRRHOSIS?
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 CIRRHOSIS
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 relieve 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 relieve 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.
TERMINALIA ARJUNA (ARJUNA)
The herbs of Arjuna have been used since ancient times for its magnificent properties. It has special remedial action on the heart as it tones the cardiac muscle and thereby protects it. It does so by strengthening the cardiac muscles. People from the ancient times have been using this ayurvedic herb in its raw form for health benefits. Heart troubles like ischemia, myocardial infarction can be protected by using Arjuna. It helps to meet the energy requirements of the heart. In mature adults intake of Arjuna can supplement the naturally lowered Co-Q 10 levels. Arjuna takes care of blood pressure levels by strengthening and toning heart muscles thereby increasing the stamina and immunity of the heart. Our product Detox tea has Arjuna in it.
CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICA (DALCHINI)
It is a common Indian herb used in every Indian kitchen. Its regular usage reduces breathlessness and strengthens the heart muscles, vascular system and acts as a natural anti-oxidant. Cinnamon controls vomiting, nausea and diarrhea. Cinnamon paste can be applied to relieve blackheads, pimples and acne. It is also useful for relieving other ailments like asthma, paralysis, uterus disorders, gonorrhea and excessive menstruation. The leaves and inner bark is used in the preparation of sweets, cakes and curries. It is a common spice used in Indian cooking. It is also used in the manufacture of incense, perfumes and dentifrices. Cinnamon leaves are used in decoction and powder forms. They act as stimulants and relieve flatulence, increase the discharge of urine. It also prevents nervous tension, improves memory and complexion. Dalchini is used in our product the DETOX TEA.