Jaundice is the most common medical condition of the lever. In this condition, a lever cannot perform its function of removing the toxin from the bloodstream through the kidney. Lifestyle changes may also lead to face a lot of liver disorders and jaundice is one of the most common ones. This disorder is identified with yellowing of the skin and arises due to excess of a pigment named bilirubin and the typical cause has been found to be the obstruction of the bile duct due to a disease in the liver or due to excessive breaking down of red blood cells. The main symptoms of jaundice are:
- A headache
- Excessive weakness
- Severe constipation
- Loss of appetite
- Whitish stool
- Discoloration of the tongue, urine, and eyes to yellow.
The bile ducts normally discharge pigments and salt in the intestine and their obstruction is the main cause of jaundice. Certain diseases that affect the liver are also known to cause jaundice. There are many home remedies to relieve the symptoms of jaundice and some of the main remedies are:
Neem (Indian lilac):
Neem has several constituents, which have anti-viral properties and is also capable of destroying the toxic substances that have been generated in the liver. To benefit from neem, you need to prepare a juice of neem leaves that are washed. Mix about 15 ml honey in 30 ml of neem juice and take this empty stomach, every morning for a week to see amazing results.
The barks of the Arjuna tree are well known for their healing powers. They are very effective in treating ailments related to the urinary tract and heart. The best part is that the alkaloids, that this tree contains, have the capacity to regulate the cholesterol production in the liver and this makes it such an effective remedy for jaundice. Take a half tablespoon of the powder of its bark and mix this with ghee and take twice a day for relief from jaundice.
Amla and Lemon:
Amla is also known as Indian gooseberry and is a rich source of vitamin C. It is an excellent anti-oxidant and vitamin C is the amla helps to reduce the liver damage liver caused by free radicals. Regular consumption of its juice can speed up your recovery from jaundice. Lemon juice works as an alternative if in case you are not able to find some amla.
It is a common misconception that since the turmeric is yellow in color it is not supposed to be taken while you are suffering from jaundice. Turmeric possesses some very strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial effect and is very effective in treating jaundice. The ability of turmeric to shrink enlarged hepatic ducts makes it one of the most effective home remedies to relieve the symptoms of jaundice. Take one-fourth teaspoon of the powder of turmeric with a glass of water. You need to consume this powder three times daily to get relieved from jaundice in a short span of time.
Include radish in your daily diet. You may either eat it raw or drink a half glass of juice to get benefits.
Drinking bitter gourd can reduce yellowness in the eyes.
Drinking sugarcane juice twice a day also helps in getting relief and sufficient nutrition for the body. You may also add lemon juice for more benefits.
Drink coconut water frequently to recover from symptoms of jaundice.
Along with these remedies, adopt healthy eating habits such as avoid fried and spicy foods, avoid alcohol and smoking. Stay positive to lead a healthy life.