Jaundice and its Ayurvedic Treatment
What is Jaundice?
Jaundice is a condition in which there is a yellowing of the skin and sclera of eyes. It is not a disease itself, but it is a symptom of several underlying illnesses. This yellowish discoloration depends upon the levels of bilirubin- yellow-orange bile pigment. Moderate levels of bilirubin lead to a yellow color, while very high levels will appear brown. Bilirubin is a yellow pigment that is produced due to the breakdown of dead red blood cells in the liver. This disease may indicate a serious problem with the function of the red blood cells, liver, gallbladder, or pancreas.
What causes Jaundice?
Here are various causes that increase the chances of jaundice such as:
- Viruses, such as Hepatitis A, chronic Hepatitis B and C, and Epstein-Barr virus infection (infectious mononucleosis).
- Alcohol consumption
- Autoimmune disorders
- Genetic metabolic defects
- Certain Medications including acetaminophen toxicity, oral contraceptives, chlorpromazine, penicillin, and estrogenic or anabolic steroids.
After the formation of bilirubin, jaundice may be caused by an obstruction (blockage) of the bile ducts from:
- Inflammation of the gallbladder
- Gallbladder cancer
- Pancreatic tumor
Diseases or conditions that can cause jaundice in infants include:
- Internal bleeding
- An infection in the baby’s blood
- Any viral or bacterial infections
- An incompatibility between the baby and the mother’s blood
- Malfunctioning of liver
- Bile ducts in the baby are blocked or scarred
- Deficiency of enzymes
- An abnormality in the baby’s red blood cells that causes its rapid breakdown
Four general areas of the causes of jaundice:
- Conditions that affect the red blood cells.
- Conditions that affect liver cells.
- Conditions that affect the tiny bile ducts within the liver.
- Conditions that affect the common bile duct outside the liver.
What are the symptoms of Jaundice?
Most of the time the patient does not experience any symptoms of jaundice, and the condition may be found accidentally. The severity of symptoms depends upon the underlying causes of the disease.
If it is caused by infection, then the patient may have the following symptoms and signs:
- Excessive fatigue
- Abdominal pain
- Weight loss
- Abdominal pain
- Flu-like symptoms
- Skin discoloration
- Dark-colored urine
- Clay-colored stool
If jaundice is not caused by an infection, then the patient may experience other symptoms such as
- Weight loss
- Itchy skin
It is caused due to pancreatic or biliary tract cancers then the common symptom is abdominal pain.
If it is occurring with liver disease, then the symptoms are:
- Chronic hepatitis or inflammation of the liver
- Skin related diseases
- Acute hepatitis A, B, or C.
- Inflammation of the joints
What is the Panchakarma Treatment in Jaundice?
Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing you Panchakarma therapies that help in the detoxification of the body. Along with Ayurvedic treatment, these therapies show long-lasting results. Therapies that are effective in treating jaundice are:
- Patra potli pind sweda: Prepare a potli with the leaves of the various herbs and then dipped it in medicated oil. Heat this potli and massage is done with it on the body.
- Basti: This is a herbal enema given to the patient in which medicated oil or decoction is used. It is given as per the condition of the patient.
What is the Ayurvedic treatment for Jaundice?
Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is recommending you the best Ayurvedic treatment to cure Jaundice by an Ayurvedic kit, known as ‘’Jaundice Care Kit’’. This kit involves herbal and natural remedies that will show effective results. The herbs used in this kit have wonderful action of the disease. This kit contains 6 herbal formulations named as- Liver care tablet, Detox Premium Powder, Liver care syrup, Trikatu Tablet, Bhumiamaladi Churna, and UTI care tablet.
Detail of products:
1. Liver Care Tablet
The liver care tablet balances the vitiated doshas and is very effective in the treatment of jaundice. The herbs present in are Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Kaasni (Cichorium intybus), and Punarnava (Borehavia diffusa) and Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea). These herbs are known to be used in various liver-related disorders. These tablets regenerate the liver cells and prevent their destruction. It also balances the bilirubin levels in the blood.
Recommended Dosage – Take 2 tablets twice a day with normal water.
2. Detox Premium Powder
Detox premium powder is specially used to cure the Jaundice naturally. It is a herbo-mineral formulation that contains ingredients like Akik pishti, Parwal pishti, Jahar mohra pishti, Tal sindoor, Giloy satva, etc. Being an antioxidant, it eliminates the toxins out of the body and stimulates the liver function. Hence it also increases the flow of bile.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 sachet twice a day with normal water.
3. Liver Care Syrup
Liver care syrup possesses various wonderful herbs like Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Pitpapda (Fumaria officinalis), Kaasni (Cichorium intybus), etc. This herbal tonic improves the functioning of the liver and acts as a natural hepatoprotective. It shows the best results in Jaundice and its associated signs as well as symptoms. It has other healing properties like an appetizer, digestive, liver stimulant, antioxidant, etc.
Recommended Dosage – Take 2teaspoonful twice a day.
4. Trikatu Tablet
As the name suggests, Trikatu tablet contains three effective herbs like Maricha (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), and Sonth (Zingiber officinale). It has been used in Ayurveda for many ages to enhance the efficacy of other Ayurvedic medicines. It increases the formation of digestive juices that boosts up the body’s metabolism and increases the appetite. This herbal tablet also increases the bile salt secretion in the body and treats jaundice.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.
5. Bhumi-Amala Churna
Bhumiamaladi churna possesses mainly two herbs named as- Bhumiamala (Phyllanthus niruri) and Kutaki (Picrorhiza kurroa). These two herbs have been used by our achrayas since ancient times for the treatment of Jaundice. It maintains the SGOT and SGPT levels and increases the production and excretion of bile. As per Ayurveda this churna balances the aggravated Pitta and helps in providing nourishment to the liver.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 teaspoonful twice a day with normal water.
6. UTI Care Tablet:
UTI Care Tablet is a herbo-mineral tablet that helps to treat the root cause of disease naturally without having any side effects. It comprises of ingredients like Yavakshar (Hordeum vulgare), Naushadar (Ammonium chloride), kalmi Shora (Pottasium nitrate), Swarna Gairik (Red ochre), etc. These tablets help in the regeneration of liver cells and prevent its destroying. It is also beneficial in kidney stones, jaundice, chronic kidney disease, burning sensation or pain during micturition, Hypertension, etc.
Dosage: Take one tablet twice a day with normal water.