Effective Natural Remedies for Curing Jaundice

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:

Bitter gourd

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.

Indian Gooseberry

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.

Radish

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.

Boiled barley

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.

Basil leaves

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 juice

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

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

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.

Delicious, Healthy Kale Recipes To Enjoy

kaleKale a bright, leafy green vegetable that once you look at it, you wonder if it is edible at all or if it is even good for you. Kale has curly leaves with thick stems belonging to the family Cruciferae. They are mainly grown for greens and for fodder. Kale is a cool weather crop. It has been known that frost improves the crop. Long Island and Virginia are the principal and commercial regions for growing kale.

Kale is definitely an edible plant which comes from the cabbage. Common types of kale have stems that grow up to 2 ft. long and carry a rosette of elongated, dark bluish-green, wavy or frilled leaves. It is an interesting type of green. Kale can be used for decorative salad sides or boiled to serve.

Kale is highly nutritious. It is very rich in vitamin K, vitamin C, Calcium and beta carotene. Since it is high in vitamin K, patients taking anti-coagulants like warfarin are highly encouraged to avoid eating kale; because it raises the level of vitamin K in their blood. These medications attempts to lower vitamin K. Kale is a good source of iron. Of course, if one is on medications it is always good practice to ask your doctor what foods are good to eat with the medications.

Kale also contains sulforaphane, which is a chemical which contains some anti-cancer properties, especially when chopped. Kale is a powerful antioxidant and is also an anti-inflammatory. Kale greens can provide a great addition to salads, especially with tamari-roasted almonds, dry-roasted peanuts or red pepper flakes.

Kale, despite being one of the healthiest greens, is not a popular vegetable because of its bitter taste and, blending it into a thick textured smoothie definitely won’t make it taste any better. However by tossing in fruits such as apples, carrots, pineapple, bananas, blueberries and strawberries you can convert it into an appetizing juice.

 

Kale Green Smoothie Recipes

Fruits and dairy products (plain yogurt and low-fat milk) are added to a green smoothie to make it more palatable. One can also drop in honey or agave nectar. Ice cubes add to the richness of flavor and give it a thicker consistency. Here are four healthy kale recipes

1. The Strawberry – Pineapple- Kale Smoothie

For this smoothie recipe you will need the following ingredients: Frozen crushed kale (2 cups), frozen pineapple (1 cup), frozen strawberries (1 cup), unsweetened almond milk (1 cup) and vanilla Greek yogurt (1/4 cup). Mix all the ingredients in a blender and blend it. Whip the mixture until the leaves are blended completely. Refrigerate and serve.

2. Kale- Apple Smoothie

A simpler and lighter kale green smoothie recipe is the one which uses apples. Use the following ingredients – kale (2 cups), celery (2 stalks), banana (1, medium size), apple (1 large and unpeeled), lemon juice (2 tablespoons) and crushed ice. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend till smooth. The lemon juice lends a fresh and tart flavor to the mixture making sweet and appetizing.

In addition to the fruits mentioned above, you can add citrus fruits to this green smoothie. It not only adds a rich flavor but also breaks down iron present in this vegetable enabling the body to absorb it better. When making a kale green smoothie, use fresh and not wilted leaves. Wilted leaves have a pungent flavor. Store it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh. Freeze the leaves before they are blended. It improves the final taste and smell. Kale has tough leaves and takes longer time to blend. Cut the leaves up into small bits to reduce preparation time.

3. Cooking Kale

In Portugal, the traditional Portuguese soup combines diced kale, puree potatoes, olive oil, broth, and sliced cooked sausage. In southeastern Africa, kale is just boiled with some ground peanut and coconut milk. Then served with either rice or boiled cornmeal. It is very popular meal and among the most liked dishes in Portugal.

4. Kale makes a wonderful garnish to your finished dishes of pasta, creamed soup, meat or fish platters.

For breakfast, put sauté tomato, onions, sausage, and kale leaves with olive oil in small frying pan. Heat the mixture for two and half minutes. Then add egg batter (one or two eggs) to the sauté and you have a delicious breakfast with two heart-healthy wheat bread toasts on the side. Orange juice or coffee beverage with any breakfast completes the early dine.