Category: Hepatitis B

Natural remedies for the Treatment of Fatty liver Diseases

General Description

The liver is one of the mandatory organs in the human body which performs diversified functions necessary for the smooth running of the body. It is considered as the largest gland which comprises around 2% of an average adult’s body weight. The liver plays an important role in bile production, maintaining the metabolism of bilirubin and drugs. It also manages the level of thyroid hormones in the blood.

What is Fatty Liver?(مرض الكبد الدهني)

This chronic liver condition is also termed as hepatic steatosis, which occurs when fat starts accumulating in the liver. This causes liver inflammation which ultimately results in liver failure.

There Are 2 Types of Fatty liver Conditions

A.AFLD (Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease)

AFLD is associated with excessive alcohol intake and is dominantly observed in males. This triggers inflammation and weakens your immune system.

NAFLD (Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease)

NAFLD is a condition in which there is an excess accumulation of fat in the liver and can affect the individual who drinks little or no alcohol. NAFLD develops to Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which is symbolized by liver inflammation and Cirrhosis/liver failure.

Treatment of Liver Disorders

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Fatty Liver?

Both fatty liver conditions i.e. AFLD and NAFLD are considered as silent disorders with few or no noticeable symptoms.

Though, if this condition develops then the person affected with fatty liver shows the following symptoms

  • Jaundice
  • Ascites and Edema
  • Bruising
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sudden loss in weight
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain and swelling
  • Itchy skin/ skin allergies
  • Weakness
  • Yellowness in skin and eyes
  • Fullness in the middle or upper side of the abdomen
  • Confusion and lack of concentration

Who is at risk of being affected by the fatty liver?

People Having Following Disorders are at Highest Risks

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes Mellitus or Prediabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Hepatitis C
  • Metabolic syndromes or disorders
  • A person who is consuming corticosteroids
  • Malnutrition
  • Celiac disease
  • Rapid weight loss

Diagnosis of Fatty Liver

1. Blood tests– If the person is having higher levels of aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST), which are the important enzymes for the proper functioning of the liver.

2. Imaging tests– Fatty liver condition can be scanned by MRI, CT scan and Ultrasound.

3. Liver Biopsy

Beneficial Ayurvedic Herbs for Treating Fatty liver

1.Indian Echinacea (Andrographis paniculata)

Indian Echinacea which is also known as ‘Kalmegh’ or ‘King of Bitters’ in Indian scriptures is being used in treating various diseases for centuries. The phytochemical and chemical orientation of Kalmegh includes flavonoids, xanthones, polyphenols and terpenoids which makes it possess anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and liver enzyme modulation activities. (1)

2.Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa)

Punarnava which is also known as ‘Hogweed’ consists of sitosterol, punarnavine, boerhaavia acid and palmitic acid which makes this herb therapeutically beneficial. This traditional herb is very useful in treating Ascites which is caused by liver diseases. It is also beneficial in improving appetite, jaundice and treating obesity. (2)

Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri)

Indian gooseberry or Bhumyamalki has being a boon for liver disorders like Jaundice, Fatty liver, Chronic Hepatitis B and C virus, and liver failure.(3) The chemical constitution consists of Flavonoids, Glycosides, Triterpenes, Phyllantheol, etc. which makes it amazing liver tonic, cardiotonic and antidiarrheal properties.(4)

Effective Home Remedies for Fatty liver

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

This Indian traditional herb is used as a traditional flavoring agent and a great herbal remedy for cold & cough. Ginger is a great detoxifying and carminative agent.

Green Tea

Green tea contains large amounts of catechin namely Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which makes it beneficial in treating various ailments. It has anti-oxidants which makes it a great detoxifying agent.

Lemon (Citrus lemon)

Lemon which is a rich source of Vitamin C, anti-oxidants makes it useful in preventing diseases and boosting the immune system.

Garlic (Allium sativum)

Garlic is a staple herb that is being used in Indian cuisines. Moreover, it contains selenium and allicin which helps in cleansing the liver and inactivating certain enzymes that trigger the liver to flush out of the liver.

Natural Remedies for Fatty liver by Planet Ayurveda(علاج مرض الكبد الدهني)

Liver Care Pack

Herbs for Fatty Liver

Product Description

1.Echinacea Capsules

Echinacea capsules are an effective herbal product for fighting liver ailments and chronic liver disorders. These capsules have been formulated using the best quality of Indian Echinacea which is also known as Kalmegh. This is a great hepato-protective (liver protecting) and hepato-stimulating agent which helps in fast recovery of liver and protects the liver. This herbal supplement is beneficial in treating liver disorders and helps in removing toxins from the blood. Kalmegh contains echinacea which imparts it antifungal and antibacterial properties. These are considered as the natural cleansers or detoxifying agents that are beneficial in flushing out toxins from the body and induces the better functioning of the liver and kidneys.

Dosage- 2 capsules two times a day after meals with plain water.

1.Liver Detox Formula

Liver detox formula is prepared by combining many medicinally useful herbs like Kutki (Picrorhiza kurrao), Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Makoy (Solanum indicum), Kaasni (Chicorium intybus), and Biranjasipha (Achilea milleefolium), Jhavuka (Tamarix galluca), Himsra (Capparis spinosa) and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula). This detoxifying formula helps in rejuvenating liver and acts as an amazing liver tonic. It plays an important role in blood purification and useful in relieving digestive disorders.

Dosage– 1-2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

2.Yakritplihantak Churna

Yakritplihantak is a tremendous herbal blend of very beneficial traditional Indian herbs like Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Katuki (Picorrhiza kurrao), Makoy (Solanum indicum), Punarnava (Boherrhavia diffusa), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Kaasni (Cichorium intybus), Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea) and Bhringraj (Eclipta alba). This product supports healthy liver and helps in the regeneration of liver cells.

Dosage– ½ to 1 full teaspoon two times a daily with plain water after meals. Or Mix 1 full teaspoonful in 400ml of water and then boil it until the volume reduces to 1/3rd of the original volume. Sieve the sediments and consume the filtrate.

3.Phyllanthus Niruri Capsules

Bhumi Amla capsules are pure formulations that possess anti-viral, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties which makes it beneficial in strengthening the Immune System and reduces the symptoms of inflammation in the liver. This works effectively in treating liver disorders like Hepatitis B & C, Liver enlargement and Fatty liver.

Dosage- 1-2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

Why only planet Ayurveda?

  • 100% pure and vegetarian
  • 100 % natural product and free from preservatives, additives, colors, yeast, binders, and fillers.
  • All products are formulated by MD Ayurveda expert.

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4032030/
  2. http://www.plantsjournal.com/vol2Issue6/Issue_nov_2014/19.1.pdf
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4032030/

Types of Liver Diseases and Its Treatment in Ayurveda

One of the most important organs of our body without which, survival is not possible. The weight of the liver is 3 pounds, and it is normally the size of a football. As living with one kidney is possible, but without the proper functioning of the liver is never possible.

The main role of liver in our body is to filter the impure blood or detoxification of blood and its part to play role in the digestive system and in metabolism cannot be ignored, as metabolic processes of the body is handled by the liver, like breaking down of the substances during digestion, it removes the toxins from the body, extracting chemical energy from the body and converting it into mechanical energy.

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It is the storehouse of vitamins, minerals, and proteins when our body needs these vitamins and minerals it releases them according to the need.The liver when receives blood from the digestive organs, it then converts blood into purifying form.

All these liver functions (purification and storing) is done by liver cells known as “hepatocytes”. Hepatocyte filter and accepts this blood. The Liver receives the blood means which part of nutrients should remain and how much waste should be discarded via stool. What should be stored in the liver like glycogen form of Breakdown of fats is the handiwork of liver, as the liver breaks them down for proper utilization of fats and it stores them as well for releasing of energy.

Bile, which plays an important role in our digestive system is also the product of the liver, which produces 800 to 1000 milliliters of bile per day. Bile duct, which is part of our digestive system, which helps in breaking down of fats is transported through the bile duct to the small intestine for a further breakdown of fats.

Liver when breaks down the proteins, the by product which remains is called ammonia. The Liver turns this toxic ammonia into a substance called urea. The liver releases this into the blood where the kidneys excrete it via urine.

Liver also helps in breaking down of many others in organic things like synthetic medications, alcohol. The liver has many jobs to do for us to remain healthy as enhancing the immunity and helps the immune system to fight against infections, creating proteins that help in the clotting of the blood.

Blood cells, which are not in use are also broken down by the liver. It also works as a storehouse for the storage of unused blood sugar in the form of glycogen.

It is a regenerator for itself; means it regenerates as it has the capacity to grow into itself, as after surgery or injury the removal of tissue from liver starts growing back to a certain extent. The existing cells make the liver grow back and new liver cells start to multiply. It is amazing fact that in duration, just within 7 days, even after removing 2 third of the liver, the liver regain to its original position.

The diseases which affects the liver

Billary Atresia

This is a condition which targets infants, it should be treated timely if it is not treated, the condition can cause liver scarring and it can affect liver tissue.

Hepatitis A

Viral hepatitis is a viral infection due to which inflammation occurs in the liver. The reason for this disease is the lack of clean drinking water and poor sanitation conditions. This condition prevails in unhygienic conditions. Cleanliness is the only key to getting out of this situation.

Hepatitis B

This is the disease which can affect liver badly; the reason for this disease is sexual contact. Contaminated needles, when exchanged with an infected person, or accidentally injecting themselves with a contaminated needle, who is already suffering from this problem can also be the reason of this disease breakout. It is a dangerous disease as it can cause the failure of liver and cancer.

Auto Immune Hepatitis

This condition causes the body’s immune system to attack itself and it starts destroying healthy liver tissues.

Cirrhosis

It is a condition where scar tissues replace healthy liver tissues. Many conditions can cause cirrhosis like consuming alcohol for a long period of time in excess and genetic disorder like Wilson`s disease can also be the reason for this disease to occur.

Symptoms of liver conditions

There are many liver diseases; they have just begin with flu kind of signs and symptoms, but progress to more sever signs of liver damages, like dark color urine and jaundice.

These are the liver disease symptoms

  1. Nose bleeding
  2. Vomiting
  3. Pain in joints
  4. Fatigue
  5. Low sex drive
  6. Loss of appetite
  7. Weakness
  8. Itchiness in the skin
  9. Stomach discomfort or pain
  10. Blood vessels on the skin which become abnormal

Ayurvedic treatment for liver diseases

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Agni (Digestive Fire)

It is the fire which is metabolic fire to digest the food. When it is disturbed, a digestion process also gets disturbed. Pitta dosha when gets aggravated, it creates problems in digestion.

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Cleansing Liver Foods

To draw toxins from the body and excess of 3 doshas like Vata,Pitta and Kappha out of the tissues and into the digestive tract so that they can be eliminated from the body. Ayurvedic employs diets and lifestyle therapies for their cleansing.

Herbal remedies

There are various herbal remedies that help improve liver functioning and prevent liver disease which are the following

Turmeric

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Studies show that usage of turmeric is the best herbal usage for hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

Burdock

Burdock

It’s a root known as burdock root. Its antioxidants lessen the harmful effects of toxic substances formed from acetaminophen or other chemical-based medicines, which have many side effects.

Milk thistle

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It is also very beneficial in people, especially those who are affected with cirrhosis of the liver. The use of milk thistle helps in reduction of liver-related diseases like hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Its usage can prevent the inflammation associated with hepatitis C and can protect against the damage to liver cells.