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|Jaundice is the most common of all liver disorders. It is condition in which yellow discoloration of the skin and mucous
membranes occur due to an increase in the bile pigments, namely bilirubin, in the blood.
The symptoms of jaundice are extreme weakness, fever, loss of appetite, severe constipation, nausea, and yellow
discoloration of the eyes, tongue, skin, and urine. The patient may also feel a dull pain in the fiver region. Obstructive
jaundice may be associated with intense itching.
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. The obstruction of the bile
ducts could be due
haemorytic anaemia and certain diseases affecting the fiver such as typhoid, malaria, yellow fever, and tuberculosis.
Jaundice Home Remedies with Barley Water
Barley water drunk several times during the day is another good remedy for this disease. One cup of barley should be boiled
in three litres of water and simmered for three hours.
Jaundice Home Remedies with Radish Leaves
The green leaves of radish are another valuable remedy for jaundice. The leaves should be pounded and juice extracted
through cloth. Half a litre of this juice should be taken daily by an adult patient It induces a healthy appetite and proper
evacuation of bowels, and this results in gradual decrease of the trouble. In most cases, complete cure can be ensured within
eight or ten days.
Jaundice Home Remedies with Lemon
Lemon is also beneficial in the treatment of jaundice. The patient should be given 20 ml of lemon juice mixed with water
several times a day. This will protect the damaged liver cells.
Jaundice Home Remedies with Jaundice Berry:
The herb jaundice berry, botanically known as Berberis vultaris is very useful in jaundice. The pulverized bark should be
given several times a day in doses of one-fourth of a teaspoon in the treatment of this disease, or the fluid extract should be
given in 2—4 ml doses.
Natural Jaundice Home Remedies with Tomato
Tomatoes are valuable in jaundice. A glass of fresh tomato juice, mixed with a pinch of salt and pepper, taken early in the
morning, is considered an effective remedy for this disease.
Jaundice Home Remedies Pigeon Pea Leaves
The green leaves of pigeon pea, a leguminous plant — the beans of which are used for dals — are considered useful in
jaundice. The juice extracted from these leaves should be taken in doses of 60 ml daily. Marked improvement will follow its
Jaundice Home Remedies with Bitter Luffa
The juice of bitter luffa is regarded as an effective remedy for jaundice. It is obtained by pounding and squeezing the bitter
luffa through cloth. The juice should be placed on the palm of the hand and drawn up through the nostrils. This will cause a
profuse outflow of a yellow-coloured fluid through the nostrils. The toxic matter having been evacuated in a considerable
quantity, the patient will feel relieved. This is, however, a strong medicine and may cause side-effects like giddiness,
migraine, and, at times, high fever for a short duration in patients with a delicate nature. Its use should, therefore, be
avoided by such patients.
If the juice of green bitter lufla is not available, it can be substituted by two to three drops of the fluid obtained by soaking its
dry crusts overnight in water. This will produce an identical effect Seeds of bitter lufla which are easily available can also be
used for the same purpose after nibbing in water.
Jaundice Home Remedies using Snake Gourd Leaves
The leaves of snake gourd have also been found useful in jaundice. An infusion of the leaves should be prepared by mixing
15 gm of dry leaves in 250 ml of boiling water. Next, a decoction of coriander seeds can be prepared by boiling one
tablespoon of coriander seeds in 500 ml of water till it is reduced by one-third. The infusion should be given in doses of 30 to
60 ml, mixed with the decoction of coriander seeds, thrice daily.
Natural Jaundice Treatments Using Sugarcane Juice
One glass of sugarcane juice, mixed with the juice of half a lime, and taken twice daily, can hasten recovery from jaundice.
It is, however, very essential that the juice must be clean and preferably prepared at home. Resistance is low in jaundice
and any infected beverage could make matters worse.
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