Jaundice is a disease caused due to malfunction of the liver. It is one of the common disorders of the lungs and it occurs when there is blockage in the bile duct or there is loss in the bile producing liver cells. The main symptoms of Jaundice include yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes caused by the huge amount of pigment billirubin in the body. Bile is a digestive fluid that is necessary for proper nutrition. It fails to function in the proper manner andfiltering and elimination of toxins from your system is adversely affected.

The possible causes of jaundice include acute hepatitis, hymolytic anemia, pancreatic cancer, blockage in the bile duct, excessive alcohol consumption, thyroid malaria, tuber. Several psychological factors like stress, anger, fear and lust can also be causative factor for jaundice.

Newborn babies are also infected with jaundice because of a condition known as hyperbilirubinemia. In such instances, there is a flow in the synthesis of the enzyme that breaks down bile to an excretal form.

Symptoms of jaundice

  • Yellow discolouration of eyes and skin
  • Dark tea coloured urine
  • Bad breath
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain around the liver
  • Extreme weakness

Ayurvedic name for jaundice is Kamala and the disease considered as the complaint of the pitta region of the body which causes an imbalance in the overall Dosha. The treatment involves suppressing the aggravated body energies by using ayurvedic medicines that stimulate the liver function and increase the flow of bile duct. Digestion is restored with the assistance of a strict ayurvedic diet to ensure efficient metabolism.

Diet and Lifestyle:

  • Never eat hot, spicy and oily food
  • Follow vegetarian diet
  • Avoid white rice, mustard oil, asafetida, canned and preserved foods
  • Avoid bakery items such as cakes, pastries, chocalates
  • Avid alcoholic beverages and aerated drinks
  • Increase intake of mangoes, bananas, tomatoes ,gooseberries, grapes and potatoes
  • Avoid stressful conditions such as anxiety or anger
  • Avoid working under the sun or furnaces
  • Do not eat sea foods
  • Take proper rest

Home remedies :

Juices of bitter vegetables are good for treating jaundice. Mash the vegetable and extract their juices by squeezing with a cloth. Drinking one glass vegetable juice daily morning will help to cure jaundice. A mix of beetroot and lemon juice also will help in curing the disease. It is good to drink gooseberry juice thrice a day. It is usually recommended for all kinds of liver ailments.

  • Ayurvedic medicines used to treat jaundice
  • Trikatu choorna
  • Kumaryasava
  • Kalmegha powder
  • Cardimap tab
  • Rohitakarishta
  • Liv-52 syrup