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Liver cirrhosis is characterized by the replacement of normal liver tissue with fibrous tissue. This condition occurs when the liver has been exposed to certain causative factors for a prolonged period of time. Liver cirrhosis can be compared to “Kumbhakaamla” as stated in Ayurveda.
In Ayurvedic terms, liver cirrhosis is through to result due to an extreme aggravation of the pitta dosha. The liver is considered as the seat of pitta and therefore, an aggravated pitta dosha affects the functioning of this vital organ that helps eliminate toxins from the body. It can lead to problems such as anemia, jaundice, hemorrhage, ascites, and liver and spleen enlargement. This may end up aggravating and dis-balancing other doshas as well.
Because of aggravation of the pitta dosha, all the functions of the pitta such clarity of skin complexion, hunger, digestion, and production of blood are seriously affected. Because of the aggravation, the rasa and rakta dhatus are severely affected followed by other dhatus.
Ayurvedic treatment for liver ailments is highly recommended as it is completely natural and does not result in any side effects. It helps reverse all of the symptoms of liver cirrhosis and other diseases while restoring the normal functioning of the liver. There are several Ayurvedic remedies that you can practice to relieve the symptoms of liver cirrhosis.
The following are some of the most common Ayurvedic tips for liver cirrhosis:
- Patient must take expert opinion of an Ayurveda for the right treatment of liver cirrhosis
- Cirrhosis is a complicated and serious situation thus, home remedies or any single herb treatment is not recommended.
- Avoid foods that aggravate pitta, such as non-vegetarian food items, sour and spicy products, and oily foods.
- Incorporate sugar cane juice and raisins in your diet
- Consume well-churned buttermilk instead of curd
- Consume a mixture of 1 tablespoon licorice (mulethi) and 2 teaspoons honey twice a day
- Quit alcohol
- Eat a well balanced and nutritious diet that contains a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables
- Opt for sources of good fats such as nuts, seeds, avocado, soy and olives
- Limit your intake of salt and sugar
- Avoid packaged food items with added preservatives, including pickles
Ayurvedic treatment varies from person to person and therefore one must consult an expert and not try any home remedies.