Remedies for Jaundice

Remedies for Jaundice that are useful

By Veena Deo

The discussion in this article is about remedies for Jaundice that can be followed very easily by all people.

Jaundice is a  a yellowish pigmentation of the skin, tissues and certain body fluids, caused by the deposition of bile pigments that follows interference with normal production and discharge of bile (as in certain liver diseases) or excessive breakdown of red blood cells (as after internal hemorrhage or in various hemolytic states). 2) Any disease or abnormal condition (as hepatitis A or leptospirosis) that is characterized by Jaundice also called Icterus.

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Obstructive Jaundice is something that usually occurs when the bile ducts are blocked and bile cannot pass into the intestines. If too much Bilirubin is produced by the excessive breakdown of red blood cells, then Haemolytic Jaundice occurs. It is very common in adults and in new born babies.

Symptoms include Skin becominf yellowish, the color of the urine is yellow, pale stools, extreme weakness, loss of appetite, and nausea and dull pain in the liver region are all the common symptoms of jaundice.

Remedies for Jaundice that are helpful-

Sugarcane juice is a very effective remedy for Jaundice, as it promotes more urination. If the person is diabetic, Barley water should be given.

Decrease the intake of fat. Fats are present in lamb, Cheese, Soybean, Pulses, Butter. Fish is harmful, hence avoid it.

Take juice of radish leaves.

Triphala powder is a mixture of Indian Gooseberry, Belleric myrobalan and Chebulic myrobalan, Take the decoction of Triphala or take it in the powder form.

Beet root juice mixed with lime juice is advisable.

Take tender papaya leaves or Carica papaya, make a paste of it, add honey to it and eat it.

Indian Aloe is also an effective remedy.

Take carotene rich foods.

Avoid yogurt. Take buttermilk by adding roasted cumin powder to it.

Tea, coffee and tobacco affect the functioning of the Liver. So avoid them.

Coconut water, pomegranate juice are advisable.

Avoid sea food.

Drink boiled and filtered water.

Gooseberry is rich with Vit C and so is very effective in Jaundice.

Carrot juice is advisable.

Take one teaspoonful of glucose in one cup of water thrice a day; this is not advisable for people with blood sugar problems.

Juice of bitter vegetables like the Bitter gourd is very effective.

Sweet foods are highly recommended for Jaundice patients.

Jaundiced people should avoid eating refined flour, polished rice, mustard oil, mustard seeds, asafetida, peas, cakes, alcoholic beverages.

Take plenty of rest.

Drink the juice made from fresh Tomatoes early in the morning.

I hope the above remedies for Jaundice will help all that are trying to address this situation. In most cases one should consult a healthcare adviser.

Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided and on supplements above and opinions expressed above are her own and should not be construed as medical advice. This information is provided for educational purposes only. For questions or to consult Dr. Veena Deo, please send an email to



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