JAUNDICE

It is a yellowish pigmentation of the skin, tissues, sclera (whites of the eye)&certain body fluids caused by deposition of bile pigments. (Excess bilirubin in the blood). Bilirubin is a waste product that remains in the blood stream after iron is removed from the Haemoglobin, when there is an excess of bilirubin it may leak into the surrounding tissues, saturating them with this yellow substance. In Ayurveda, Jaundice is known as Kamala, where the aggravated Pitta impairs the liver.

Symptoms
  • Yellow tinge to the skin&whites of the eyes
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Itching all over the body
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Drowsiness
Do’s
  • Take complete rest
  • Rice or soft bread may be consumed.
  • Oil free cooked vegetables must be eaten
  • Drink more fluids.
Don’ts
  • Avoid hot, spicy, fried, non veg.
  • Avoid preserved foods, bakery foods, alcohol, aerated drinks.
  • Avoid exercise&stressful conditions
  • All beans, peas&pulses should be avoided
  • Don’t eat sea foods.
Home Remedies
  • Drink lemon juice regularly. It helps to cure Jaundice.
  • 1 glass of sugarcane juice 2-3 times a day without ice.
  • 1 glass of warm water + 10 ml of Amla juice + 2-3 leaves of basil helps in jaundice.
  • Drinking Buttermilk daily also help.