(Last Updated on : 15/06/2016)
Natural remedy for jaundice in simple cases involves proper diet and exercise. However in serious cases, recovery is slow. The patient should take rest until the acute symptoms of the disease subside. With reasonable care in the diet and life style, and regular, restrained exercise and frequent exposure to sunshine and fresh air, a recurrence of liver trouble
can be prevented.
Diet Therapy for Jaundice
The patient should be put on a fruit juice fast
for a week. The juice of lemon, grapes, pear, carrot, beet and sugarcane can be taken. A hot enema should be taken daily during the fast to ensure regular bowel elimination, thereby preventing the absorption of decomposed, poisonous material into the blood stream. The fruit juice fast may be discontinued after the severity of the disease is over and a simple diet may be resumed on the following lines:
Breakfast: One fresh juicy fruit such as apple, papaya, grapes, berries and mangoes. One cup wheat dalia or one slice of whole wheat bread.
Mid-morning: Orange juice.
Lunch: 2 small chapatis of whole wheat flour, a cup of strained vegetable soup, a steamed leafy vegetable such as spinach, fenugreek or carrot and a glass of buttermilk.
Mid-afternoon: Orange juice or coconut water.
Dinner: 2 whole wheat chapatis, baked potato and 1 other leafy vegetable like spinach and fenugreek, a glass of hot milk with honey can be taken if desired.
Fats like ghee
, butter, cream and oils must be avoided for at least 2 weeks, and after that their consumption should be kept down to the minimum. Digestive disturbances must be avoided. No food with an affinity to ferment or decompose in the lower intestines like pulses, legumes etc. should be included in diet. In most cases an absolute cure can be ensured within 8 to 10 days.
Home Remedies for Jaundice
1. The juice of bitter luffa (karvi torai) is regarded as an effective home remedy for jaundice. The juice should be placed on the palm of the hand
and drawn up through the nostrils. This will cause a profuse overflow of the yellow coloured fluid through the nostrils. The toxic matter having been evacuated in a considerable quantity, the patient will feel relieved.
2. Another valuable food therapy for jaundice is the green leaves of radish. The leaves should be pounded and their juices extracted through cloth. One pound of this juice daily is sufficient for an adult patient. It should be strained through a clean piece of muslin cloth before use. It provides instant relief. It induces a healthy appetite and proper evacuation of bowels, and this result in gradual decrease of the trouble.
3. Drinking a lot of water with lemon juice will guard the damaged liver cells.
Water Therapy for Jaundice
Alternate hot and cold compresses should be applied to the abdomen. A hot immersion bath at 104 degree Fahrenheit for 10 minutes daily will be helpful in relieving the itching which sometimes accompanies jaundice and in the elimination of the bile pigment from the system through the skin and kidneys. Cold friction twice a day will be beneficial for general tone-up.
Exercise for Jaundice
are also extremely helpful in the cure of jaundice. Certain asanas such as Uthanpadasana, Bhujangasana
, Viparita Karani
, and Anuloma-Viloma
will be helpful in the treatment of jaundice.
The jaundice patient can overcome the condition quite easily and build up his sick liver until it again functions normally with the above regime.
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