Sunday, July 30, 2017

World Hepatitis Day 2017: Ayurvedic herbs helpful in jaundice treatment

Herbal treatment of jaundice caused by hepatitis A is increasingly gaining popularity, especially since allopathy doesn’t have an definate treatment for it.
Ayurveda follows a holistic approach to balance the tridoshas by prescribing a strict diet regimen and potent Ayurvedic herbs. Here are some of the common herbs that can help in the effective treatment of jaundice resulting from hepatitis A.

Kutki: This herb is known by its scientific name picrorhiza kurroa and is a common Ayurvedic medicine. Although it has many health benefits such as antioxidant, inflammatory and immunomodulatory qualities, it is prized mostly for its liver-protecting properties. It is one of the best remedies for jaundice.

Giloy: Also known as tinospora cordifolia, giloy is valued for its hepatoprotective ie. liver-protecting properties. Ayurveda recommends this humble herb for the effective treatment of jaundice.

Nishottar: It is one of the two best Ayurvedic herbs for jaundice, the other being kutki. The herb is taken in a powdered form or mixed with water.

Vasaka: Vasaka is also known by its scientific name Justicia adhatoda, the leaves of which have been used to cure jaundice in the Ayurvedic system of medicine. It acts by healing the liver from the inflammatory damaged caused by hepatitis.

Kakamachi: This herb is known by its scientific name solanum nigru. The fruits of the plant protect against liver toxicity. Long before science validated its liver-protecting power, Ayurveda had already discovered its healing powers.

Triphala: Technically, triphala is not a herb but a combination of three powerful herbs that have detoxing powers: amlaki or gooseberry, bibhitaki or terminalia bellirica and haridraki or terminalia chebula. The herb is administered in a powdered form to the patients for quick recovery from jaundice.

Aloe vera: The plant is used in Ayurveda to cure jaundice, mainly due to its liver-friendly properties.

Bhumi amalaki: The plant is used not only in Ayurveda but also in Siddha school of medicine for liver protection. It is known by its scientific name Phyllanthus Niruri.

Read more about Ayurvedic Treatment of Liver Disorders.
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