Category: Liver Health

Herbal Remedies for Liver Hemangioma Treatment

Abstract

Liver is the heaviest internal organ of the body and is present in vertebrates only. It weighs around 1.2 to 1.5 kg and is located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. It also helps in detoxification and in various metabolic activities. It is a roughly triangular structure that consists of two lobes. One is the right lobe and another is the left lobe. Right lobe is slightly larger than the left lobe and is separated by falciform ligament. Liver is also connected to two large blood vessels, which are hepatic artery and portal vein. The hepatic artery carries blood from aorta to liver whereas portal vein carries blood containing digested nutrients. When due to these blood vessels a non- cancerous lump is made then this lump is called liver hemangioma. Some hemangioma occurs externally on skin and some occur internally like liver hemangioma. In this article we will be discussing liver hemangioma and also about the ayurvedic herbs that help in managing this condition.

Introduction

Liver hemangioma can be understood as the tangled network of blood vessels in or on the surface of liver. The tumor thus formed is benign (non cancerous) and usually do not cause any symptoms. The tumor is small and generally measures less than 4 cm in diameter. In rare cases it can grow larger and hence apply pressure on the surrounding structure. If it grows larger it can cause pain on the liver site and also can cause symptoms like nausea associated with vomiting. Many people have only one hemangioma but in some cases people can have multiple hemangiomas on their liver at once.  In adults it usually does not cause any complications but can be dangerous if develops in infants.  In infants it commonly develops in first 6 months of life. Further let us discuss the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and management of this condition.

Liver Hemangioma

Causes

It is believed that this condition runs in families and is having its roots stuck to genes.  Even in some cases this condition can also be understood as birth defects. It is most common in pregnant females due to hormonal changes and also in menopausal females on estrogen therapies. In ayurveda, liver is called as yakrit and liver hemangioma is understood as yakrit asrigdar. Yakrit helps in agni chaya upchaya that is maintaining the digestive metabolism. This condition arises due to imbalance in agni or digestive fire. This imbalance results in the accumulation of toxins and hence gives rise to yakrit asrigdar.

Symptoms and signs or clinical features

In common, there is absence of symptoms. But if the size of tumor increases then following symptoms can be observed

  • Pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen.
  • Feeling full after having small amount of meals
  • Nausea may or may not be associated with vomiting
  • Lack of appetite
  • Indigestion

In ayurveda acharya charaka mentioned asrigdara as rakta- pradoshja vikara and also as a complication of pittavrita apana vayu. Yakrit is called moola (root) of rakta vaha strotasa (channels of circulation). The strotasa carries dhatu (tissue elements and their constituents) that undergo transformation to their destination. This indicates that when the integrity of strotas is impaired both sthanagata and marga gata dhatu are involved and the vitiation spreads from one dhatu to another. This causes diseases of one particular strotas. Yakrit asrigdhara or liver hemangioma is believed to be vikara of rakta vaha strotasa.

Risk factors

  • The people lying in between the age group of 30 to 50 years.
  • Pregnant females
  • Females on estrogen therapies as high levels of estrogen tend to increase the risk of liver hemangioma.
  •  Infants before the age of 6 months
  • The people with family history of liver hemangioma.

Diagnosis

  • Ultrasound and Computerized Tomography scan can be used as the confirmation test. The imaging tests will show a small sized, nodular appearance of hemangioma mentioning its measurements and liver condition.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging can also be used if the sizeof hemangioma is large and there is probability of some other associated condition.

Treatment of Liver Hemangioma in Ayurveda

If the condition does not depict any symptom, then, no treatment is generally required. But in case of symptoms there are chances that hemangioma is increasing and will cause problems in future. So for this in modern science either use of corticosteroids is prescribed or surgery is to be performed. If the conservative treatment fails only then the surgical option is to be considered. In surgical procedure hepatic artery ligation is done after the removal of hemangioma so as to cut off the blood supply to hemangioma.

Herbal Remedies for Liver hemangioma by Planet Ayurveda

Planet ayurveda is the leading herbal manufacturing unit that deals with production of best herbal products. These products are 100% pure and are totally vegetarian. The manufacturing is internationally certified and is done using standardized extracts of potential herbs. The products offered by planet ayurveda for liver hemangioma are:

  1. Mahashankh Vati
  2. Agnitundi Vati
  3. Livo Plan Syrup
  4. Heartburn Capsules

Liver-hemangioma

Treatment of Liver Hemangioma

1. Mahashankh vati

This tablet is having amazing results in conditions like indigestion, acidity, pain in abdomen, nausea and vomiting. It also behaves as a deepana formulation, which increases your appetite. The formulation contains herbs like Pippali (Piper longum), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Danti (Baliospermum montanum) and some more.  These all herbs together help in pacifying the vitiated dhatus.

Dosage: One tablet twice a day with luke warm water after meals

2. Agnitundi vati

Agnitundi vati also behaves as a deepana formulation and also helps in relieving abdominal pain. It enhances the digestive fire by reducing gastric secretions. It is also very useful in bloating and flatulence. Agnitundi vati contains herbs like Ajmoda (Apium graveolens), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Sajjikshara (natural sodium carbonate) and many more. These all herbs play a very important role in subsiding the hemangioma by stabilizing the digestive fire.

Dosage: One tablet twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.

3. Livo Plan Syrup

The livoplan syrup enhances the liver metabolism and also eliminates the toxins that cause harm to the liver. It helps in regeneration of liver cells.the decoction is made using potential herbs like Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Ghrit kumari (Aloe barbadensis), Kasni (Cichorium intybus) etc. These all herbs work potentially and protect the liver and its normal functioning.

Dosage: 1-2 teaspoon twice a day after meals.

4. Heartburn Capsules

These capsules work wonderfully on stubborn acidity. They work by neutralizing the excessive acid in the stomach and thus balance the digestive fire.  These capsules contains Praval pishti (Coral compound), Akik pishti (Agate compound), Jawar mohra pishti, Kamdudha ras, Mukta pishti (Pearl compound) and Giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia).

Dosage: One capsule twice a day after meals.

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Conclusion

The liver hemangioma is a rare disorder and is non cancerous. Although it can be troublesome when ignored for long or grows really fast. Such conditions are easily manageable if given attention on time. The medications offered by planet Ayurveda are best for the management of this condition as they cause no side effects and are easy to consume. Herbal medications have very good results in such conditions. In case of any query visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com

AYURVEDIC HERBS FOR LIVER DISORDERS

INTRODUCTION

Liver is the prime organ of detoxification and the main organ involved in regulating the chemical levels in the blood. The main job of the function is filtering the blood coming from the digestive tract and then passing the purified blood to other parts of the body. Due to regular intake of unwholesome articles like alcohol and use of other modern medications (such as steroids and antihypertensive drugs etc.) for a longer duration of time and other causes lead to the gradual alteration in the liver tissues which result in the loss of functions of liver and ultimately leading to liver disorders. In this article we’ll discuss the common clinical features and general causes/risk factors for the liver disorders along with the best herbs for preventing & treating the liver disorders.  

SIGN AND SYMPTOMS 

The clinical manifestation of the liver disorder depends upon the degree of damage to the liver or severity or chronicity of the disease. However, the common clinical picture of various liver disorders may appear as yellowish discoloration of eyes and skin (jaundice), abdominal pain and swelling specifically in right hypochondriac region and severe itching, chronic fatigue, abnormal appetite (mostly reduced or loss of appetite) with difficulty in digestion resulting in multiple and frequent episodes of nausea and vomiting, darkening of the color of urine and edema in legs and ankles. 

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CAUSES

There are numerous causes that lead to liver disease. The most common causes/ risk factors for developing liver disease include genetic predisposition, heavy alcohol intake, obesity, diabetes mellitus (type 2), viral infections, unprotected sex, blood transfusion, overuse or long term use of modern medicines having hepatotoxic side effects, etc. 

AYURVEDIC VIEW

Various liver disorders are categorized under the general term yakrit roga in Ayurveda. Yakrit rogas ranges from kamala (jaundice), halimak (green texture in stool; a complication of kamla), kumbh kamla (ascites due to jaundice/liver cause), yakrit vidradhi (hydatid cyst), yakrit vridhi (hepatomegaly), yakridalodar (cirrhosis of liver), yakritarbud (tumors of liver) and other such diseases. The main vitiated doshas involved are tridosha with the predominance of pitta. 

AYURVEDIC HERBS FOR LIVER DISORDERS

1. Bhumyamlaki

(Phyllanthus niruri) contains the phytochemical Phyllanthin in the leaves which have hepato-protective activity. It has been indicated in kamla (jaundice), yakrit-pleehavridhi (hepatomegaly-splenomegaly) and other blood disorders along with urinary tract related disorders and respiratory disorders. This herb is proven to have anti-inflammatory properties in various hepatitis conditions and has significant results in reducing the AST- ALT levels.  

                                                      (Reference- Bhavprakash Nighantu Haritkyadivarga 152)

2. Katuki

(Picrorhiza kurroaIt is rich in picrorhizin, along with other phytochemicals that include deepak appetizer, pachak digestive stimulant, and pitta virechak (aids in pacifying pitta). It functions mainly on the liver and intestines.  Also, its bhedni guna is very beneficial in breaking down the accumulation of endotoxins and then removing those through purgation. 

3. Kalmegh

(Echinacea- Andrographis paniculata) is another beneficial herb for liver problems such as fatty liver, alcoholic liver disease. This herb is used in liver disorders as it removes the accumulated toxins within the liver and contains phytochemicals such as alkaloids that promote the regeneration of the damaged liver cells.

4. Makoy

(Solanum nigrum) is a small weed-like herb with amazing healing properties. It also acts primarily on the liver by bringing down the raised level of alkaline phosphatase, due to underlying liver diseases such as alcoholic liver damage, fatty liver and all types of hepatitis and side by side fastening up the regeneration process of the liver cells.

5. Punarnava

(Boerhavia diffusa) is the best herbal diuretic herb. It aids in removing the excess fat and fluid from the body. Obesity as mentioned above is the main risk factor for developing liver disease and its diuretic action aids in getting relief from the ascetic or hepatomegaly conditions resulting from various liver disorders.

6. Kasni

(Cichorium intybus) has the unique ability to heal the liver cells even in the worst conditions of the liver. It is the blood purifier, thus helping in reducing the excess load on the liver, preventing the liver cells from further damage by free radicals and also providing time for the better and faster healing of the liver in various liver disorders.

7. Sharpunkha

(Tephrosia purpurea) is the most effective herb for enlarged liver and spleen. It helps in the regeneration of liver cells and also regenerates the capacity of the spleen to hold blood. Sarpunkha is a natural alkalizer that helps in reducing abdominal discomforts such as hyperacidity and flatulence due to liver problems. 

8. Bhringraj

(Eclipta alba) has been a well known herb for hair related problems since ages. But latest research shows that this herb has a wonderful role in normalizing the liver functions and helps in regeneration of new liver cells. It is beneficial in liver damage due to excessive toxins, fatty liver and other such conditions. 

9. Haritaki

(Terminilia chebula) is the best herb for detoxification of the body as it removes the toxic material by breaking up the blockages in the channels in the intestines, and other ducts, cleansing the body and reducing strain from the heart and other body organs. This will ultimately enhance the human body’s capability to recover from the ongoing disease and also make the action of herbal drugs more effective. It is used for therapeutic purgation, removes the toxins directly from the intestine reducing stress on the liver and promoting the faster recovery of the liver from various liver disorders.

Planet ayurveda is a globally emerging manufactures and supplier of herbal formulation that are made with the strict adherence to ancient ayurvedic texts.

Planet Ayurveda’s experts made the combination of herbal formulations for various liver disorders under the name of LIVER CARE PACK and FATTY LIVER CARE PACK. Both these packs contain a combination of 4 efficient formulations i.e. Yakrit Plihantak Churna, Echinacea Capsules, Phyllanthus Niruri, and Liver Detox Formula.

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1. Yakrit Plihantak Churna

It is an amazing classical polyherbal blend beneficial for various liver and spleen related disorders. Its ingredients include katuki, bhumyamalaki, kalmegh, makoy, sarpunkha, kasni, bhringraj etc

Dosage-1 tsp twice daily with plain water after meals

2. Phyllanthus Niruri 

these are the standardised extract of bhumyamalaki prepared in the house of Planet ayurveda. It has hepatoprotective properties due to which it detoxifies liver cells. 

Dosage– 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Echinacea capsules 

Echinacea capsules are single herbal formulations prepared using standardized extract of Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata). It is also a very good herb for managing Liver disorders. 

Dosage– 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Liver Detox Formula

it is best product made by Planet Ayurveda’s team for the detoxification of the liver and the whole body. It contains hepatoprotective herbs such as kalmegh, makoy, punarnava and purgative drugs such as haritaki and katuki along with other herbs. 

Dosage– 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030 Or Check Website – www.PlanetAyurveda.com

Liver is one of the unique organs having the regeneration capabilities in the hepatocytes even after damage due to diseased condition, if adequate nourishment is provided to the liver along with these herbal supplements, one can prevent or treat various liver disorders.