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Treatment Of Jaundice - The Ayurvedic Approach!

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Dr. Paresh J Thakkar 90% (22 ratings)
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Ayurvedic Doctor, Ahmedabad  •  27 years experience
Treatment Of Jaundice - The Ayurvedic Approach!

Jaundice is a disease that is caused by high levels of bilirubin in the human body. It is a serious condition of the liver that needs to be treated on time because it leads to weakness, weight loss, fever, loss of appetite and other disturbing symptoms. It severely affects the functioning of the liver and since the liver is one of the most important organs of the body, its dysfunction can cause a lot of trouble to the patient. So, most of them prefer Ayurvedic treatment to get jaundice cured as allopathic medicines are harsh and not every patient can handle them with weak immunity.

Ayurveda treatment principle in jaundice
In Ayurveda, jaundice is known as ‘Kamala’ and it is believed to be caused by pitta aggravation. When the liver starts producing bile in excess, the liver becomes dysfunctional and it causes jaundice. Therefore, Ayurveda tries to correct this aggravation. It focuses on curing the pitta imbalance and therefore, all of the Ayurvedic medicines that are used to treat jaundice have diuretic, detoxification, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. These medicines work by flushing out the toxins, in this case, excessive pitta from the liver, while also relaxing the liver muscles.

Ayurvedic medicine effects
Medicines have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and it restores the normal functions of the liver. So, Ayurveda aims to correct the root cause of the disease and does not suppress the symptoms of the disease. It cures the disease completely without being harsh on the liver. Also, the diet guidelines prescribed in Ayurvedic treatment increase the efficiency of the medicines, thereby, helping in quicker recovery.

Liver cleansing in jaundice
In the Ayurvedic treatment of jaundice, correction of pitta dosha is the prime goal. Even the therapies help in detoxifying the body so that the liver does not have to work hard to remove the toxins. The idea is to restore the liver to its previous state so that it can perform the normal functions without any trouble. So, all the Ayurvedic remedies work at strengthening the liver and it can be done only when the liver does not have excess pitta in the form of toxins.

Also, excess water and fluid intake are especially emphasized during Ayurvedic treatment and the motive behind this instruction is also the same – to expel the toxins. The liver is badly affected by jaundice. The excessive bile secretion makes it work extra hard to filter the toxins, which puts additional strain on the liver and as a result, it gets inflamed.

Ayurveda is a holistic and permanent curing system that works to provide lasting relief to the patient. It does not harm the body either and the remedies are always in sync with the medical state of the patient. Ayurveda diagnoses the patient before prescribing the medicines as every patient differs from another.

In case you have a concern or query, you can always consult an ayurvedic doctor for a proper line of treatment.

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