GURUKUL INFORMATICS

Jaundice


Jaundice is a liver disorder that causes yellow discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes, due to an increase in the bile pigments, namely bilirubin, in the blood. Known as icterus, jaundice can strike people irrespective of their age and sex. Jaundice is most often the result of a disorder affecting the liver. It is basically of three types - hemolytic jaundice, hepatocellular jaundice and obstructive jaundice. Nowadays, many newborn babies are affected with the disease at the time of their birth. In the following lines, we have provided information on the causes and symptoms of jaundice.

One of the most popular liver disorder, jaundice results in the yellowing of skin and whitening of the eyes. It is a condition caused by high-level of pigment bilirubin in the body. The major causes for jaundice are hemolytic anemia, blockage in the bile ducts, acute hepatitis, pancreatic cancer and alcoholic liver disease. Extreme weakness, headache, fever and a dull pain in the liver region are some of the symptoms for jaundice. Bile, a digestive fluid, is essential for nutrition. When prevented from entering the intestine, it results in the increase in gases. Jaundice can, however, be dealt with using some home remedies. In the following lines, we provide some of the natural ways to cure jaundice.

Causes Of Jaundice
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis D
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Hepatitis E
  • Obstruction of bile ducts
  • Gallstones
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Inflammation of the liver
  • Haemolytic anaemia
  • Typhoid
  • Malaria
  • Yellow fever
  • Tuberculosis
  • Certain medication
  • Pregnancy
Symptoms Of Jaundice
  • Extreme weakness
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Severe constipation
  • Nausea
  • Yellow discoloration of the eyes, tongue, skin, and urine
  • Dull pain in the liver region
  • Intense itching
Home Remedy For Jaundice
  • Extract the juice of bitter luffa by pounding and squeezing through a cloth. Take the juice on the palm and slowly sniff it. The juice should be drawn through the nostrils.
  • The green leaves of the radish are also an effective home remedy. Pound the leaves and extract the juice from them. Intake at least one pound of this juice daily.
  • Another effective remedy would be to mash a banana and add to it a tablespoon of honey. Have this mixture two times a day.
  • In a glass of buttermilk, mix a pinch of black pepper. Intake this for about a week.
  • Take 4 grams of Indian gooseberry with a glass of water. Have this thrice a day for about 20 days.
  • In a cup of boiling water, add 8-10 lemon leaves. Cover it with a lid for about 5 minutes. Now, strain the liquid and drink it. Repeat this for 4-5 days.
  • Take a cup of water and boil it. To this, add 2 teaspoons of oregano and leave it for 10 minutes. Filter the solution and have it.
  • In a glass of buttermilk, add a pinch of roasted alum. Have this 2-3 times a day, regularly.
  • Mix 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder in a glass of hot water. Have this 2 to 3 times a day.
  • Take tender papaya leaves and make a paste out of it. Consume ½ tsp of this paste with 1 tsp honey.
  • Consuming lots of lime juice is beneficial for a person suffering from jaundice.
  • Mix 1/2 tsp ginger juice and 1 tsp each of mint juice and lime juice. have this mixture after a span of few hours.
  • Have a glass of tomato juice early in the morning. Add some salt and pepper to it, before drinking.
  • Squeeze half a lemon in half a cup of beetroot juice. This is an effective remedy for treating jaundice.
  • Consuming a glass of carrot juice every day is also beneficial in curing carrot juice.
  • Avoid having oils, fried foods, butter, turmeric, spicy food, pickles and sour products.