Jaundice is a disease of the liver that occurs when there is an obstruction in the bile duct or a destruction of the red blood corpuscles. When one has jaundice, their skin becomes yellow in color and this is evident even in the eyes, fingernails, stool and urine. This yellow color shows that there is an excess circulation of bile in the blood. Apart from yellowness of the skin, there are other symptoms associated with jaundice such as indigestion, general body weakness and body itching. Below are some of the most effective natural remedies for jaundice:
Juices of bitter vegetables like the bitter gourd are highly effective. Mash the vegetable and extract its juices by pressing with a cloth. One glassful of juice per day early in the morning is recommended in order to cure this condition.
Beetroot and Lemon
Take a cupful of juice of beetroot and lemon in equal proportions. It should be taken for 4-5 days.
Extract the juice of amalaki (Indian gooseberry) as it is a powerful remedy for all kinds of liver ailments. Take a teaspoonful of this juice thrice a day.
Pound the green leaves of radish then juice them using a piece of cloth. If the sick person is an adult, a half liter of the juice should be taken on a daily basis. This should be done consistently for at least 8-10 days in order to eliminate the problem.
Fresh tomato juice
Take a glass of fresh tomato juice early in the morning with a pinch of pepper and salt.
Take a cup of barley that has been boiled in three liters of water and simmered for about three hours. This ought to be taken several times during the day.
Ground papaya leaves
Take one teaspoon paste of ground papaya leaves and add one tablespoon of honey to it and mix it well. This should be mixed with water and taken regularly.
Make a paste using about 10-15 basil leaves and add it to half glass of fresh radish juice. This should be consumed daily for at least 2-3 weeks.
Lemon is very effective as it protects the damaged liver cells. On the other hand, orange juice can be consumed to help the bowel movement return to normalcy.
Sugarcane juice taken at least 2-3 times a day acts as an effective remedy. It should be prepared at home so that it is clean.
Herbs such as berberis, chicory, Indian aloe, gokulakanta, Indian sorrel, picrorrhiza, snake gourd and turpeth are excellent in the treatment of liver ailments such as jaundice.
In addition to the above natural remedies in the treatment of jaundice, spicy, fried foods and alcohol must be avoided at all cost. They normally complicate the disease leading to fatal consequences. On the other hand, fresh vegetables must be included in the diet. They need to be cooked in minimum oil and kept as green as possible. Moreover, sweet fruits can also be included in the diet.