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What is Jaundice?

Home Remedies for JaundiceJaundice is the term used to describe the yellowish appearance of the skin and whites of the eyes that occurs when the blood contains an excess amount of pigmentation. This pigmentation is known as bilirubin, a natural product that occurs from the normal breakdown of red blood cells by the spleen in the body. It is then carried to the liver to be excreted in the bile. Jaundice is not a disease, but is most affected as a result liver diseases.

Jaundice Causes:

  1. Jaundice may be caused by an obstruction of the bile ducts which normally discharge bile salts and pigment into the intestine. The bile gets mixed with blood and this gives a yellow pigmentation to the skin.
  2. Gallstones
  3. Inflammation of the liver, which is known as hepatitis, and is caused by a virus.
  4. Haemolytic anaemia
  5. Certain diseases affecting the liver such as typhoid, malaria, yellow fever, and tuberculosis

Jaundice Symptoms:

  1. The symptoms of jaundice are extreme weakness, headache, fever, loss of appetite, severe constipation, nausea, and yellow discoloration of the eyes, tongue, skin, and urine.
  2. The patient may also feel a dull pain in the liver region.
  3. Obstructive jaundice may be associated with intense itching.

Jaundice Prevention:

  1. Rnsuring that you stick to the recommended daily amount (RDA) for alcohol consumption
  2. maintaining a healthy weight for your height and build
  3. Ensure that you're vaccinated against a hepatitis A or B infection
  4. Minimising your risk of exposure to hepatitis C because there's currently no vaccine for the condition
  5. Take medications which prevent malaria before travelling to high-risk regions.

Jaundice Home Remedies:

  1. Fast: The patient should be put on a juice fast for a week, and he should rest until the acute symptoms of the disease subside. After the juice fast, he may adopt an all-fruit diet for a further three to five days, taking three meals a day of fresh Juicy fruits at five-hourly intervals.
  2. Radish Leaves: The green leaves of radish (Muli) are another valuable remedy for jaundice. The leaves should be pounded and their juice extracted through cloth. Half a litre of this juice should he taken daily by an adult patient It induces a healthy appetite and proper evacuation of bowels, and this results in gradual decrease of the trouble. In most cases, complete cure can be ensured within eight or ten days.
  3. Tomato: Tomatoes are valuable in jaundice. A glass of fresh tomato juice, mixed with a pinch of salt and pepper, taken early in the morning, is considered an effective remedy for this disease. Almonds, Dried Dates and Cardamoms: A mixture of almonds, dried dates and cardamoms is regarded as an effective remedy for jaundice. Eight kernels of almonds, two dried dates, and five small cardamoms should be soaked overnight in water. The outer coating of the almond kernels and the inner seeds of dried dates should be removed the next morning and the whole material should be rubbed into a fine paste. Then , fifty grams of sugar and an equal amount of butter should be mixed in it and the patient should lick this mixture.
  4. Sugarcane Juice: One glass of sugarcane (Ganna) juice, mixed with the juice of half a lime, and taken twice daily, can hasten recovery from jaundice. It is, however, very essential that the juice must be clean and preferably prepared at home. Resistance is low in jaundice and any infected beverage could make matters worse.
  5. Lemon: Lemon is also beneficial in the treatment of jaundice. The patient should be given 20 ml of lemon juice mixed with water several times a day. This will protect the damaged liver cells.
  6. Barley Water: Barley water drunk several times during the day is another good remedy for this disease. One cup of barley should be boiled in three litres of water and simmered for three hours.
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