Of all the disorders of the liver, the most frequent disorder is jaundice. In Jaundice, due to increase in bilirubin, bile pigments and explicitly in the blood, mucous membrane occurs and skin is discolored to yellow. Jaundice itself is not a disease but merely a symptom. Illegal drugs and blood transfusion can also be the cause of jaundice. Production of bile is necessary for tissue and body cells to keep them healthy. When the liver is infected, enough bile is not produced by it. That causes the jaundice in which the white of the eyes and the skin of the whole body become yellowish.
Commonly new born babies suffer from this symptom in the first 2-3 days of their life but it clears out within a few days. Though recovery from this symptom is little bit slower and usually the people prefer to go for its natural treatment. They have to follow the below chart regularly.
When you wake up drink a mixture of half freshly squeezed lime and a teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water.
In breakfast you must go for fresh fruits and a cup of skimmed or toned milk mixed with honey and jaggery.
Between breakfast and lunch you will have to take a glass of carrot or lime juice.
During lunch you should go for whole wheat tortilla, a glass of butter milk, steamed vegetables and raw vegetable salad.
In the evening, between lunch and dinner take sugar cane juice or coconut water.
In the dinner, go for soup of vegetables, boiled vegetables dressed with lime juice, and whole wheat tortilla.
During jaundice pear, barley water, limejuice and lemon are beneficial foods.
Some patient prefers to go on juice fast for a week. The fruits that are beneficial for juice in jaundice are grapes, oranges, pineapples, pears, apples but banana should not be taken. Some patients after juice fast adopt fruit diet for further 3-5 days.
The other recommendations for jaundice are:
Avoid the situations which are full of anger and stress.
Excessive heat should be avoided.
Physical exertion should be cut down.
Patient should take sufficient rest.
Yoga is also helpful in curing this symptom. Matsyasana (fish position) helps in healing the condition like jaundice.
Foods which are recommended for the healing process of jaundice and also used as a preventive measures are-radish, lemon, tomatoes, almonds, cardamom etc. Some herbal Ayurvedic remedies which are easily available in the market are Bhumiamla capsules, Punarnana mandoor, Liverol syrup and Kumariasava. These products are very helpful in curing jaundice and the patient recovers soon.
Spicy food, ice-cream, chocolates, non vegetarian food, pastries, alcohol and all kinds of heavy foods should be avoided.