Home Remedies for Fatty Liver

Fatty liver is becoming more common in many parts of the world that affects about 25% of people and is also known as hepatic steatosis. There is a buildup of fat in the liver. Fat in the small amount in the liver is normal, but in excessive quantity, it becomes a health problem. The liver is the second largest organ in the body that helps to process nutrients from food and drinks and filters out the toxic substances from the blood. Too much fat in the liver can cause inflammation and can damage your liver and create scarring.

What are the causes of Fatty liver?

When your body produces too much of fat or doesn’t metabolize it leads to fatty liver. The excess fat is gets accumulated and stored in the liver and causes fatty liver disease. For example, drinking too much alcohol can cause alcoholic fatty liver disease.

One or more of the following factors that can cause fatty liver include:

  • Obesity
  • High blood sugar levels
  • Insulin resistance
  • High levels of fat, especially triglycerides present in your blood
  • Less common causes include:
  • Pregnancy
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Some types of liver-related infections, such as hepatitis C
  • Certain medications like methotrexate (Trexall), tamoxifen (Nolvadex), amiodarone (Pacerone), and valproic acid (Depakote)
  • Exposure to certain toxins
  • The genetic factor is also responsible

What are the Symptoms of fatty liver?

Sometimes a person might not experience any symptoms as the disease progresses. When the liver gets enlarged in the fatty liver this may cause pain or discomfort in the upper right side of the abdomen, which is the area between the hips and chest.

Early symptoms can include:

  1. Loss of appetite
  2. Weight loss
  3. Weakness
  4. Fatigue
  5. Nosebleeds
  6. Itchy skin
  7. Yellowish colored skin and eyes
  8. Web-like clusters of blood vessels under your skin
  9. Abdominal pain and swelling
  10. Swelling in the lower limbs
  11. Breast enlargement in men
  12. Confusion
  13. Pain or discomfort in the upper right side of the abdomen
  14. Enlargement of spleen

 

What are the home remedies for Fatty liver?

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing you the best home remedies for fatty liver. Some of the symptoms can be treated at home with these simple home remedies that are mentioned below in detail:

1. Amla

Amla is one of the main and effective herbs that have various medicinal properties and is also known as “Indian gooseberry”. It is rich in vitamin C and its antioxidant property removes toxins from the body. Aids in healthy digestion, and reduces inflammation of the liver.

How to use

  • You can eat fresh amla once daily.
  • Add 30 ml of Amla Juice in an equal amount of water and drink it early in the morning on an empty stomach.

 

2. Cinnamon

Cinnamon maintains the functioning of enzymes in the liver. The decrease in insulin secretion is the main cause of the deposition of fats in the liver. It is considered as the best herb for fatty liver.

How to use

  • Take a cinnamon stick and add two cups of water and then boil it until it remains to half. Strain it and drink this herbal tea once or twice daily.
  • Add a teaspoonful of cinnamon powder in two cups of water. Boil this mixture until it remains to half. Strain it and drink it once daily.

 

3. Flax Seeds

Flax seeds contain minerals as well as vitamins. It protects the liver from various toxic substances. Its proper use eliminates out the toxins regularly from the body and keeps you healthy.

How to use

  • Take a teaspoonful of flaxseeds and add them in a glass of water on an empty stomach in the morning.
  • You can also prepare a powder of it and store it in an airtight container. Sprinkle this powder in the dishes.

 

4. Licorice

Licorice is a herb that regenerates the liver cells and keeps them healthy. It treats liver disease and maintains its functioning naturally.

How to use

  • Take a teaspoon of licorice stick in two cups of water. Boil it until the remaining one cup. Strain the mixture & drink this herbal decoction.
  • You can also take a teaspoonful of licorice powder and add it in two cups of water. Boil this until it remains to one cup. Strain and drink it once daily.

 

5. Giloy

Giloy herb is an effective herb that helps in reducing liver fat naturally. It provides strength to the liver, eliminates out the toxins, and maintains the overall functioning of the liver.

How to use

  • Take few leaves and stem from Giloy and boil it in water. Strain this mixture and drink half a cup of this decoction.
  • You can also prepare giloy powder and take a teaspoonful of it with a glass of water once or twice daily.

 

6. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is considered an effective home remedy for the liver as it has many medicinal properties. It reduces toxins and regenerates the fatty liver cells. It shows effective results in fatty liver.

How to use

  • Add a teaspoonful of apple cider vinegar in a cup of warm water. Drink this early in the morning on an empty stomach.
  • You can also add honey for taste.

 

7. Garlic

Garlic herb reduces the extra fat from the liver and hence reduces the body weight of an individual. It also keeps the liver cells healthy and increases its strength.

How to use

  • Chew two fresh garlic cloves of ginger once or twice daily.
  • You prepare powder of dry garlic and store it in a container. Use it daily in your dishes.