Natural herbal & homeopathic remedies useful in Jaundice (Hepatitis)

Jaundice (Hepatitis)
HEALTH HERBS & NUTRITION - REMEDIES - DIGESTIVE SYSTEM - jaundice (hepatitis)

· General Description

· Symptoms

· Causes

· Herbal & Homeopathic Remedies

· Helpful Dietary Habits

· Dos and Don'ts

Natural herbal & homeopathic products for Jaundice - Hemolytic/Liver-cell(Hepatitis)/Obstructive/Favism

General description & overview of Jaundice - Hemolytic/Liver-cell(Hepatitis)/Obstructive/Favism

Usually characterized by yellowing of the white of the eyes and skin, jaundice happens when the yellow bile pigment, called bilirubin, gets accumulated in the blood, mostly due to liver malfunctioning. Jaundice may be caused by an obstruction of the bile ducts which normally discharge bile salts and pigment into the intestine. The bile gets mixed with blood and this gives a yellow pigmentation to the skin. This bilirubin appears in the blood when red blood cells get degenerated. Basically, the capacity to remove bilirubin from the blood is impaired in jaundice.

In most cases, this catarrhal jaundice causes nausea for a few days and one feels depressed. Rigid food regimen is usually followed to treat this disorder. So, in short, jaundice is not a disease, but is most affected as a result liver diseases.

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Symptoms of Jaundice - Hemolytic/Liver-cell(Hepatitis)/Obstructive/Favism

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Skin, urine and the white of the eyes get yellow

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Severe itching everywhere on the body, specifically in obstructive jaundice as the bilirubin level in the blood goes up

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Appetite loss followed by extreme weakness and fatigue in general

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Nausea and mild to severe constipation

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Fever (fluctuating between 99 and 100) along with headache

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Slight pain in the liver region may also accompany the above symptoms

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Causes of Jaundice - Hemolytic/Liver-cell(Hepatitis)/Obstructive/Favism

There are basically three types of adult jaundices, another a rare one and two related to the new born babies:

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Hemolytic due to breakdown of red blood cells - The red cells in the blood have a life of 120 days. If their life span is reduced or if their generation occurs in large numbers, it leads to jaundice

Herbal supplements for Jaundice - Hemolytic/Liver-cell(Hepatitis)/Obstructive/Favism. Typhoid, malaria, yellow fever and tuberculosis; all affect the liver and may cause certain complications as they become severe, including jaundice.

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Liver-cell, usually caused by hepatitis (Viral hepatitis, which includes hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D and hepatitis E) or cirrhosis that causes liver failure

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Obstructive, when the bile flowing from the gall bladder (or the liver directly) is stopped by gall stones in the common bile duct. Some other type of obstruction is also possible like the common bile duct getting squeezed due to some reason, like inflammation of the liver

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Favism is another type of hemolytic jaundice, although quite rare, that occurs when an inherited defect in a particular enzyme causes the destruction of red blood cells leading to anemia, because the RBCs become sensitive to a chemical found in a type of broad bean

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Jaundice in newly born babies, or neo-natal jaundice or physiological jaundice, is not uncommon and this occurs as the liver of the infant is not mature enough to excrete bilirubin efficiently. This problem usually gets fixed automatically in a few days

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A more serious form of neo-natal jaundice occurs when the blood types of the mother and her child are simply not compatible. During pregnancy, mother’s body detects this alien type of blood, and produces antibodies which pass across the placenta to the fetus where the red blood cells are eventually broken down. This might call for a blood transfusion after the birth of this poor child

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Some other known causes of jaundice include:

Drug-induced cholestasis as a result of bile pools in the gallbladder because of the effects of drugs

Drug-induced hepatitis triggered by antidepressants, anti-cancer drugs, steroids, oral contraceptives, testosterone

Biliary stricture

Alcoholic liver disease (alcoholic cirrhosis)

Cancer of the pancreas

Primary biliary cirrhosis

Ischemic hepatocellular jaundice caused by inadequate oxygen or inadequate blood flow to the liver

Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (bile pools in the gallbladder because of the pressure in the abdomen with
   pregnancy)

Hemolytic anemia

Disorders present since birth that cause problems processing bilirubin (Gilbert's syndrome, Dubin-Johnson
   syndrome, Rotor's syndrome, or Crigler-Najjar syndromes)

Malaria

Homeopathic medicines & cures for Jaundice - Hemolytic/Liver-cell(Hepatitis)/Obstructive/Favism. Don’t. Alcohol is hard poison for you in case of any kind of jaundice. So, don’t just avoid it but simply forget about it till the next time your doc says, yes.

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Herbal & homeopathic remedies useful in Jaundice - Hemolytic/Liver-cell(Hepatitis)/Obstructive/Favism

Treatment of jaundice depends on knowing the underlying causes such as a gallstone, hepatititis or a virus. Then, the underlying cause be treated immediately. The most important thing is to prevent kernicterus, which involves toxic levels of bilirubin accumulating in the brain. Jaundice in babies should be treated immediately. Phototherapy or light treatment is used to reduce bilirubin levels. Occasionally, a change of blood is required.

People have used herbal remedies for many years to promote liver health and functioning. Herbal ingredients are not only extremely effective and safe to use for liver problems, particularly jaundice, but also gentle enough for the body’s system. Popular herbs such as Silybum marianus (Milk Thistle) and Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) are beneficial for the liver and digestive system. In addition, Verbena officinalis (Vervain) is an excellent hepatic tonic but is also effective for overall health.

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Silybum marianus (Milk Thistle) - Commonly seen on dry waste grounds all throughout the Europe and Asia, milk thistle derives its name, from a myth, of milk falling from the Virgin’s breast onto it. Its seeds are rich in a substance known as silymarin, which is actually a mix of several organic compounds that are known to be very beneficial in protecting the liver. They also have anti-inflammatory quality. These properties of milk thistle make it a fantastic remedy for minor digestive and bile flow related problems. It has been used since ancient times for treating a wide variety of ailments but particularly liver problems. It is widely prescribed for preventing and treating liver disorders including viral hepatitis and liver disease associated with long-term alcohol usage. Studies suggest that this herb protects the liver from damage by viruses and toxins including alcohol and drugs and is widely used for treating Hepatitis C. Milk Thistle is also a potent antioxidant and laboratory studies indicate it may have useful anti-cancer properties.

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Taraxacum officinale - More commonly known as Dandelion, this herbal ingredient contains bitter principles which have a beneficial effect on the liver and digestive system. It is considered a very effective general tonic and is known to improve bile flow and reduce inflammation associated with hepatitis and cirrhosis. Dandelion also improves gall bladder functioning and helps to dissipate gallstones. Dandelion is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, D, C, various B Vitamins, iron, lecithin, silicon, potassium, magnesium, zinc and manganese.

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Verbena officinalis - Also known as Vervain or Wild Hyssop, this herb is native to the Mediterranean region. Used as a hepatic (liver) remedy, it will treat inflammation of the gallbladder and is also used for jaundice. It is well-known for its ability to relieve tension and stress and relieve mild depression.

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Turmeric (Curcuma longa) – This tropical perennial is a native to Asia, Africa and the West Indies. Its pointed long leaves hide the low lying cluster of flowers which rises from the middle of the plant. The medicinal qualities of this herb lie in its rhizome which contains curcuminoids and essential oil. The rhizome is cylindrical in shape and yellowy orange from inside, owing its color to the curcuminoids. Turmeric is an excellent remedy for not only lack of appetite, indigestion and stomach acidity but also liver and gall-bladder problems. Its essential oil timulates bile secretion and curcuminoids have a protective effect on the liver.

Some most effective home remedies for jaundice are:

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Mash a ripe banana with a teaspoon of honey and take twice a day. Continue for a few days.

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Mix the following and take a few times in a day. This freshens up your taste as well.
Honey – 1 tablespoon
Mint – 1 teaspoon
Fresh lime – 1 teaspoon
Ginger juice – ½ teaspoon

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Make a fine paste of tender papaya leaves and take ½ a teaspoon of it with some water. Repeat a few times.

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Make a fine powder of 1 teaspoon each of rock salt, liquorice and chicory seeds and take ½ teaspoon of it with some water two times in a day.

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Dietary recommendations & restrictions in Jaundice - Hemolytic/Liver-cell(Hepatitis)/Obstructive/Favism

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In case of haemolytic jaundice, to stop the breakdown of red blood cells or rather, to build new red blood cells, nutrients, specifically proteins, iron and B vitamins are needed. Therefore, food full of poultry, fish and eggs should be taken. Dairy and Soya bean products are also good sources of all these three nutrients.

Natural & alternative remedies & cures for Jaundice - Hemolytic/Liver-cell(Hepatitis)/Obstructive/Favism. As constipation usually accompanies jaundice, eat some oats and muesli to avoid discomfort.

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Whole meal bread and dried apricots are rich sources of iron whereas brown rice, nuts and wheat germ provide for the B vitamins.

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Another important requirement for RBCs formation is folate, which can be found in green leafy vegetables, pulses and liver.

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Carrots - Carrots are a natural medicine for jaundice. In Europe, they give carrot juice, carrot soup and hot carrot to the patients of jaundice.

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Papaya - Grind finely 75g of raw papaya with the skin on and dissolve it in 1/4 liter of water. Mix sugar or glucose to taste and give it to the patient thrice a day. It shall provide you with immense relief within 3 days. You can make it more tastier by adding lemon and black pepper to taste. The milk in papaya is considered extremely beneficial.

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Eat small and more number of meals at regular intervals to avoid putting strain at your liver and make sure that your diet also has a lot of carbohydrate to supply enough energy to your liver in particular and body in general to help recover as early as possible.

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Don’t take fatty or spicy food, as these put a lot of strain on your poor liver.

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Eat small and more number of meals at regular intervals to avoid putting strain at your liver and make sure that your diet also has a lot of carbohydrate to supply enough energy to your liver in particular and body in general to help recover as early as possible.

Dos and don'ts & precautionary measures in Jaundice - Hemolytic/Liver-cell(Hepatitis)/Obstructive/Favism

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Adequate rest is the only therapy known, other than medications and diet control.

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