Jaundice and Ayurveda
Jaundice is a condition where the skin and the whites of the eyes changes to yellow color. Allopathy does not consider it to be a disease but a symptom of liver disorders like liver infection, gallstones and cirrhosis of liver. In Ayurveda, Jaundice is known as Kamala.
Increased intake of oily, spicy, sour, salty, alkaline, alcohol, and sesame oil cause Pitta aggravation. The aggravated Pitta then impairs the blood and the muscle tissue of the liver, causing blockage in the channels of the liver and thus Pitta (in the form of bile) is thrown back into the blood leading to discoloration of the eyes and skin. Sleeping in the daytime, excessive physical work, overindulgence in sexual activity, suppressing the natural urges of the body, and psychological factors like lust, fear, anger, and stress can also be causative factors in cases of Jaundice.
Yellowish discoloration of the eyes, skin and nail
Lack of appetite
Burning sensation in the body
Loss of libido
Ayurvedic Jaundice Treatment
Ayurvedic treatment of Jaundice involves balance in body dosha and restoring the function of the liver and increase the flow of bile in the bile duct, by using ayurvedic panchakarma and ayurvedic herbal medicines. Digestion is also restored with the help of a customised diet plan to ensure good metabolism.