Category: Liver Health

Natural Treatment of Primary Biliary Cholangitis

Abstract 

Despite sky touching technologies for the treatment of disease in modern science, there are many diseases that have no medical cure. Such diseases are managed by prophylactic treatment. But even after prophylactic treatment the disease never stops growing. It grows till the stage of organ failure and a transplant is required. Sometimes conditions get so worse that even transplanted organs fail and ultimately death. One such disease is primary biliary cholangitis. This disease destroys the bile channel inside the liver. Destruction of bile channels inside of the liver results in accumulation of bile in it and thus results in cholangitis.

Introduction

In primary biliary cholangitis, biliary means related to bile duct and cholangitis means inflammation of the bile duct system. It is also termed as primary biliary cirrhosis. The main cause for this condition is damage to bile duct or bile channel due to bacterial infection or by autoimmune process. The biliary system is responsible for carrying bile to the small intestine in order to complete the digestion process. Bile also helps our body in getting rid of toxins, cholesterol and residues of red blood cells. In ayurveda this condition can be best correlated  as yakritpleehodra, a subtype of udra roga in Charaka chikitsa.

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Stages of primary biliary cholangitis

The progression of this disease can be further categorized into four stages, these are:

Stage 1: (Florid) 

Bile duct damaged due to inflammatory actions.

Stage 2: (Periportal) 

Bile duct vanishes, portal or periportal inflammation with ductular proliferation.

Stage 3: (Fibrosis)

Portal fibrosis takes place.

Stage 4: (Cirrhosis)

Irreversible changes occur on and inside the liver surface.

Causes

In modern science only two causes are explained either by bacterial invasion or by the autoimmune process (tendency of body’s immune system to kill its own healthy cells).

In Ayurveda if doshas are too much accumulated inside of body and in addition a person is having poor state of digestion and use hot, saline, alkaline, burning, sour and poisoned food or intake of improper food after evacuative therapy or improper evacuative therapy, suppression of natural urges, morbidity in channels, ama dosha, obstruction due to piles etc. result in udara roga of all types.

Acharayas believed that the accumulated doshas by blocking the channels carrying sweat and fluid and affecting prana, agni and apana produce abdominal diseases (udara roga).

Symptoms of  Primary biliary cholangitis 

The symptoms initially include fatigue, itching over skin and dry eyes. But with passage of time and ignorance patient many develop severity of symptoms like pain in right upper abdomen, swelling in spleen, fat deposits around eyelids and over skin, yellowish discoloration of skin and eyes, skin darkening due to hyperpigmentation, weak brittle bones, slow buildup of fluid inside body due to liver dysfunction, ascites in case of liver failure and swollen lower limbs or ankles.

The general symptoms according to Ayurveda acharya in all udara roga includes gurgling sound in abdomen, swelling of hands and feet, poor digestion and emaciation (to grow thin), yakritpleehodar (hepatomegaly, splenomegaly), and accumulation of free fluid in abdomen. (due to bile accumulation).

Risk factors   

  • Smoking
  • Drinking alcohol in excess
  • Intake of heavy oily meals on regular basis
  • If runs in a family (genetic)
  • Obesity
  • History of any other liver condition

Diagnosis 

There are three key points out of which at least two should be fulfilling:

  1. Persistent raised levels of serum alkaline phosphatase.
  2. Presence of anti mitochondrial antibodies.
  3. Liver biopsy histology with persistent primary biliary cholangitis.

Herbal Remedies for Primary Biliary Cholangitis

In Ayurvedic aspect udara roga is the result of excessive accumulation of doshas resulting in obstruction of channels. In this case one should purge the patient daily. After he is evacuated and managed with a proper diet she should be given milk for promoting strength and after the purpose is served it should be withdrawn gradually.

Planet Ayurveda which is a leading herbal manufacturing unit offers liver care packs for the management of this condition.

Treatment of Liver Failure

Treatment of Primary biliary cholangitis

These include

  1. Yakritplihantak churna
  2. Echinacea capsules
  3. Phyllanthus niruri capsules
  4. Liver detox capsules

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Yakritplihantak churna

This blend powder is known for its effect on liver disorders. The ingredients are:

Bhumiamla (Phyllanthus niruri)

Bhumi amla is known by another name as Dukong anak. This herb has properties which can act on oedema in the liver, hyperbilirubinemia like in primary biliary cholangitis. It also detoxifies the liver. Due to its rejuvenating property nourishes the body.

Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata)

Kalmegh which is also known as kalmegh is known for its hepatoprotective property. It balances pitta and kapha.

Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa)

Kutaki helps in maintaining proper metabolism of liver and also in eliminating accumulated fat on liver. Regular use of kutki in particular doses helps in eliminating, cleansing and preventing gallbladder stones.

Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa)

It is one of the famous diuretic in Ayurvedic herbs. It is having the potency to eliminate excessive water content from the body. Punarnava can be termed as a natural liver tonic and enhances kidney functioning.

Makoy (Solanum indicum)

It is called as kakamachi in sanskrit and garden nightshade in English. The extract from leaves and fruits of this plant is used in managing liver disorders.

Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea

Sharpunkha is called as sarpoonkh in hindi and wild indigo in English. It helps in balancing vata and pitta dosha. Sarpunkha or sarpoonkh have excellent results in liver cirrhosis. This is also known to detoxify liver.

Kaasni (Cichorium intybus)

Kaasni is known as hinduba. This herb pacifies pitta and kapha. It is having deepana, sedative and diuretic properties. It is known to remove any kind of vascular, hepatic, visceral obstruction.

Bhringraj (Eclipta alba)

Bhringraj is known by another name in English as false daisy. The bhringraj is neetrahitkara (beneficial for eyes), jatharagni deepaka (revive digestion fire), , keshranjaka (hair vitaliser) , pachana (digestion stimulant), kapha visha nasha (eliminate kapha dosha and its toxins from body)shothahara (reduces oedema), rasayana (have rejuvenating properties), pandunut (helps in managing anaemia).

Dosage of Yakritplihantak churna: ½ teaspoon twice daily wit plain water, after meals.

2. Echinacea capsules

These capsules are made up of standardized extract of kalmegh

(Andrographis paniculata). Kalmegh is especially used in managing liver related diseases. Kalmega derived its name from its appearance. Kalmega means “dark cloud”.  It has properties to protect the liver from damage caused by free radicals. It is known to be quite effective against hepatitis B viral infection. It is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, kriminashak, in various skin diseases and has hepatoprotective action.

कालमेघतु भूिनबो यवाकारफलतथा। सुितो लघुोणः

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दीपनः वेदनो वयो वरः क्रिमिनाशक। यकृतोगेमो कुबरेचासो ॥

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Bhuminimb is said to be Kalmega’s synonym. The fruit of having a shape like yava. Its taste is tikta (bitter), guna are laghu and ruksha, virya is ushana and action is kapha pitta nasha. It is also believed to be agni deepak (stimulates digestion), veedana nasak (analgesic), kriminashak (kills worms), used in yakrit vikara (liver disorders) and kushta roga.

Dosage: Two capsules twice daily, after meals.

3. Phyllanthus niruri capsules (Bhumiamla)

Phyllanthus niruri capsules consist of bhumiamla alone. It is having therapeutic action on the liver and kidney. It helps in eliminating accumulated toxins from both the organs. Regular use of bhumi amla in jaundice helps in reducing serum bilirubin levels naturally.

  भूधात्री  वातकृतितिक्ता कषाय मधुर हिमा 

पिपासा कासा पित्तास्त्र कफ कण्डु क्ष्तापहा (भा .प्र 298)

Qualities of bhumiamla:

  • It is pungent, sweet and astringent in taste.
  • It pacifies vata dosha, relieves thrust and cough.
  • Also pacifies pitta dosha, rakta dosha
  • Relieves swelling and itching.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily, after meals.

4. Liver detox capsules

These capsules are the formula prepared by Planet Ayurveda, leading herbal manufacturing unit in India and internationally. This formula consists of standardized extract of nine herbs. Nine herbs are as follows:

  • Kutki(Picrorhiza kurroa)
  • Biranjasipha (Achillea millefolium)
  • Makoy(Solanum indicum)
  • Punarnava(Boerhavia diffusa)
  • Kasni(Cichorium intybus)
  • Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata)
  • Haritaki (Termenalia chebula)
  • Jhavuka (Tamarix galluca)
  • Himsra (Capparis spinosa)

Some of the ingredients are mentioned above and some are mentioned as following:

Biranjasipha (Achillea millefolium)

This plant is also known as yarrow. It is having properties to heal wounds. This plant is said to be used by Achilles, a greek mythology character.

Jhavuka (Tamarix galluca)

Tamarix gallica is also known as jhavuka or saltcedar. It contains an alkaloid called Tamarixin. Tamarixin is used in managing low platelet count in the body and also for treating disorders related to hepatic insufficiency.

Himsra (Capparis spinosa)

It is having antioxidant properties. This helps in liver detoxification.

Haritaki (Termenalia chebula)

This herb is well known for its analgesic properties. It also increases physical metabolism and helps to improve quality of life.

Dosage of Liver detox capsule: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water.

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Conclusion 

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Ayurvedic Remedies for Liver Failure? How are These Better to the General Medicines?

ABSTRACT

As quoted by an American philosopher William James that “Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver”. It perfectly explains the importance of liver. Liver is one of the most important organs and taking care of it must be our priority.

Nowadays, due to sedentary lifestyle and increasing trend of packed food items and the polluted environment results in various ailments which affect our liver the most. Various modern medicine that the person take for long duration including anti-diabetic drugs, anti-hypertensive drugs and all the steroids and immunosuppressants and drugs with hepatotoxic side effects. They, in turn, cause hazardous effects on our liver which leads to inflammation of liver slowly or gradually progressing to liver fibrosis followed by liver cirrhosis, thus resulting in complete loss of liver functioning i.e., liver failure. But in contrast to Modern medicine, Ayurveda uses lifestyle modification methods which include both Aahar (dietary changes) and Vihaar (physical activities) along with some detoxification methods and medicines which are herbal or herbo-mineral in origin, time-tested and are used in purified form as mentioned in the ancient text by Acharyas. These medicines have lesser side effects and much more therapeutic value than Modern medicine.

Let’s discuss these facts in detail and know how the person of liver failure can be treated better in Ayurveda?

INTRODUCTION

Liver Failure generally means gradual loss of all the functions that are performed by the liver and is considered as a complication of various liver related disorders rather than a separate disease. There are numerous types of liver diseases. But in the end, damage to the liver is likely to go on the same progression route. Whether the liver is infected with a virus, or autoimmune, chemical injury, in nutshell, the danger is the same – which ends up in liver failure. Liver cirrhosis, liver carcinoma, and liver failure are serious conditions that are life threatening. Once the person reaches these stages of liver disease, the treatment options get very limited i.e. use of immunosuppressant drugs, steroids and in later stages liver transplant (partial or complete) is left as an only option, which in turn has its very dramatic consequences.

Liver Pain

In Ayurveda, as there is no specific explanation for liver failure, so we can take liver failure as an updrava (complication) of all the yakrit rogas (liver disorder) which ranges from kamala (jaundice), kumbhkamala (ascites due to jaundice/liver cause), halimak (green texture in stool; a complication of kamla), yakrit vidradhi (hydatid cyst), yakrit vridhi (hepatomegaly), yakridalodar (cirrhosis of liver), yakritarbud (tumors of liver) and other yakrit rogas.

Some Interesting Facts About Healthy Liver

  • The liver helps in clarifying various toxins and thus fights infections and cleans the blood.
  • The liver also helps in food digestion and even acts as a storehouse of energy for emergency situations.
  • A healthy liver has the ability to regenerate itself if damaged, this property is rarely seen in any other body organ.

About Ayurveda

Ayurveda as a Science of life is focused on keeping the health of a healthy person intact and then is focused on how to treat the diseased person. Ayurveda is not only focused on treating the ailment with medicines, despite that the person had to follow a proper daily and seasonal regimen according to one’s prakriti. These regimens include various modifications in diet and lifestyle. Lifestyle modifications include waking up habits, sadvrit (good moral behaviors), doing yogasana & pranayama daily, brisk walking, and getting indulge in physical activities.

Let’s Discuss This in Detail.

General approach towards a person with Liver disorder in Ayurveda

The person having liver disorder must be examined on the basis of rog and rogi pariksha as mentioned our texts by Acharyas

  • Roga Pariksha includes the Nidana Panchak which helps in evaluating the stage and severity of the disease. These contains
  • Nidana also known as Hetu, are the causative factors or risk factors responsible for the origin or progression of the disease. For instance, as discussed above liver disorders are more prevalent because of the over use of packed food items/ unhygienic diet regimen, uncontrolled abuse of alcoholic products and the increasing trend of this sedentary lifestyle & lack of physical activity.
  • Poorvaroop means the prodromal symptoms (pre-clinical symptoms) are the initial indications that the disease is going to manifest soon. This stage is perfect for the treatment, in case of liver failure, hepatitis (inflammation of liver), or jaundice are considered as prodromal symptoms. Treating well at that stage with some alteration in lifestyle, and just by avoiding the Nidana sevan, the person can get rid of various liver disorders.
  • Roop means the stage of the disease in which the signs and symptoms of the disease begin to manifest. This stage manifests when the person continue Nidana sevan (i.e.  Taking/doing the causative/ risk factors). This is the perfect stage for disease to be well diagnosed and treated accordingly.
  • Upshaya means therapeutic test, in some cases where it is difficult to reach a conclusion and make a diagnosis of the disease that disease is checked on the basis of Upshaya-anupshaya. On the basis of the effects of Aushad, Aan & Vihar in particular, whether it is helpful or not, the treatment plan is decided.
  • Samprapti means Pathogenesis of the disease. It is the process which explains how after various Nidana sevan, the vitiated dosha affects the individual & causes various diseases. It is the most important step in making a proper diagnosis of the disease and thus is an important tool in the treatment as Samprapti-vighatan (breakage in the link of samprati at various levels) is known as Chikitsa (treatment).

These are the five tools to access the extent and severity of the disease. Now Acharyas had also mentioned various examination methods i.e. parikhas to evaluate the diseased person.

Rogi Pariksha:-After roga pariksha (evaluation of the disease), the Rogi pariksha is done. In context of Rogi Pariksha Acharyas had described various Pariksha vidhis that includes

1. Dwibidh Pariksha:-a). Pratyaksha (Inspection) b). Anumaan (Assumption)

2. Tribidh Pariksha:-a). Pratyaksha b). Anumaan c). Aaptopadesh (as written in Samhitas by Acharyas)

a). Darshan (Inspection) b). Sparshan (Palpation) c). Prashan (Interrogation)

3. Chaturvidh Pariksha :- a). Prataksha b). Anumaan c). Aptopdesh d). Yukti

4. Panchvidh Pariksha:-Panchgyanindriya pariksha (examination of five senses i.e. sense of hearing, sense of touch, sense of vision, sense of taste and sense of smell

5. Shadvidh Pariksha: -Panchgyanindriya Pariksha and Prashan pariksha.

6. Astvidh Pariksha.

7. Dashvidh Pariksha.

Let’s discuss the Dashvidh Pariksh a given by Acharya Charka in Charka Vimaansthana, 8

This include

1. Prakriti Pariksha

The correct evaluation of a patient’s prakriti is the first step towards rogi pariksha. This pariksha includes evaluation of both physical & mental nature (manas & dehik prakriti). It will help in understanding the patient’s nature, making diagnosis, evaluating prognosis of disease, some clue about his Agni (digestive power) & thus accordingly can decide the diet & treatment plan that best suits the patient.

2. Vikriti Pariksha

Acharya Charka had guided Vikriti Pariksha by dosh-dushya-prakriti-desh-kaal-bal-agni etc. These tools will help in making a good diagnosis of the disease.

3. Saar Pariksha

The word “Saar” refers to the purest form of Rasadi dhatus. Saar pariksha is important in accessing the correct knowledge about a patient’s strength and age.

4. Sehnan Pariksha

Sehnan referred to the composition. Sehnan Pariksha here is the diagnostic tool to evaluate the patient’s physical construction & compactness e.g. Patient is sthool (obese), krish (feeble), madhyam shirr (healthy body).

5. Parman Pariksha

This Pariksha deals with the measuring of body parts of patients. Parman pariksha is described to be taken with Anguli parman in ancient era. But nowadays, we can correlate it with weight of body, height of person etc.

6. Satmaya Pariksha

The food- medicine, dietary-physical habits & the place of residence due to regular utility had become favorable & comfortable for the person is known as Satmya for that person. On the basis of Pravar, avar and madhyam this pariksha is divided into 3 types.

7. Sattva Pariksha

Satva refers to mental strength. It is also divided into three subtypes i.e. Pravar, Madhyam and Avar sattva.

8. Aahar Shakti Pariksha

It is the most important tool in diagnosis of a patient as it is the method to evaluate the patient’s Agni (digestive power). This is done in two steps i.e. Abhyaran Shakti (ability of person to eat) and Jaran Shakti (ability of person to digest).

9. Vyayam Shakti Pariksha

By accessing the Vyayam Shakti the person will get an idea about the person’s physical strength. It will help the Physician to decide the potency of a drug that can be used for the patient according to physical strength of the person.

10. Vaya Pariksha

Vaya means age, Age plays an important role in diagnosis as well as in deciding treatment plans. The age is divided into mainly 3 subgroups

  • Balyaavastha (Childhood i.e. from birth to 30 years)
  • Madhyamavastha (30-60 years of age)
  • Jeernavastha (61-100 years of age).

Thus, by using these 10 diagnostic tools on the patient, the physician will get a broad idea about the patient and his/her illness and he can very well decide the treatment, dietary & lifestyle modification plans accordingly.

CHIKITSA (TREATMENT)

As already discussed above the Samprapti vighatan (breakdown of pathogenesis at different levels) is known as Chikitsa. So, the first step towards treatment should be Nidana parivarjan i.e. avoidance of the possible causative/risk factors. In this disease, these include Ahitkar Aahar-vihar. Apart from this treatment methods include

  • Shodhan Chikitsa
  • Shaman Chikitsa
  • Pathya Apathya Aahar
  • Yoga asana & Pranayam

1. Shodhan chikitsa

(Detoxification Method) can be used on patients with Pravar Satva and Pravar Vyayam Shakti (i.e. in person having well mental & physical built). Virecahan & Basti are the best choice for Shodhan Chikitsa here and that too varies from patient to patient.

2. Shaman Chikitsa

These contain various herbal/herbomineral preparation mentioned in the texts. Those drugs include mostly the herbs which are hepato-protective in actions or immune modulator drugs.

Planet Ayurveda offers 3 liver care packs that include herbal drugs made from the classical references and are strictly under our experts’ guidance. These herbs/mineral formulations are obtained from natural sources and are prepared under proper ancient time tested formulas.

One of the Liver Care Pack, as created by our experts as per their experience and in adherence to the Ayurvedic text, is discussed below:

  1. Liver Detox Capsules
  2. Echinacea Capsules
  3. Yakritplihantak Churna
  4. Phyllanthus Niruri

Treatment of Liver Failure

Treatment of Liver FailurePRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Liver Detox Capsule

It is a poly herbal formulation available in capsule form. It contains Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) etc. Katuki is the best drug used for bhedan karma (these groups of drugs irritate the small intestine and break the toxins deposited in it) and then the drugs like haritaki in it, do the purgation effect. Thus, this combination of drugs help in better detoxification of the body, which will decrease the excessive load on the liver and thus the other medicines can have better effects.

Dosage-1-2 twice daily with plain water, after meals

2. Echinacea Capsules

It is a single herb formulation in capsule form. The basic ingredient/ source of this drug is Indian Echinacea. In Ayurveda, this drug is known as Kalmegha (Andrographis paniculata). Kalmegha is well known for its hepato-protective and anti-inflammatory abilities. It protects the hepatocytes from free radicals by scavenging them due to its antioxidant property. It also acts as a natural immunity booster. So, it can be very effective in the Treatment of Liver failure patients.

Dosage: 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

3. Yakritplihantak Churna

It is a classical drug indicated for numerous spleen & liver related disorders & is available in powder form. Few of the ingredients include Makoy (Solanum indicum), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri) and other drugs in this churna that have specific role in keeping the liver healthy, thus they can treat various liver related disorders.

Dosage: 1/2 to 1 teaspoonful twice daily, with plain water or fruit juice, after meals.

4. Phyllanthus Niruri

It is also a single herb preparation which is available in capsule form. It is a well-known classical herb under the name of Bhumi Amla or amalaki. It contains the standardized extract of Phyllanthus niruri. The drug is considered as one of the best in hepato-protective activity by improving hepatic regeneration. By enhancing IgG antibodies it can also act as immunomodulatory. Thus, this wonderful drug can be greatly utilized in the treatment of liver failure patients.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily after meals.

Pathya-Apathya(Do’s and Don’ts)

As a Science of Life, Ayurveda does not only focus on medicines to keep a person free from ailments but also the diet and lifestyle as already discussed above. These are known as Aharaj & Viharaj alterations in Ayurveda. Acharyas had given various do’s and don’ts that are called as pathya-apathya. Here are some pathya-apathya for  Liver failure patient

  • PATHYA AHARA:-The dietary habits\food items best suited for liver failure patients.
  • Fresh vegetables:-Green leafy vegetables are the best suited for a healthy liver as it contain the magic molecule i.e. Nitrous oxide promotes health by aiding in regeneration of the damaged part of the liver and thus helps in recovering the liver patient. These also contain a variety of vitamins and totally are nutritious food.
  • Salad:-Salad must be included in the liver patient’s diet. The quantity of salad in total food (lunch or dinner) must be at least 25%. The salad is to be consumed before the meal.
  • Smoothie:-Herbal smoothie made from the leaves & fresh fruits must be prepared fresh daily and consumed by the patient slowly.
  • Fruits:-Fruits must be consumed in adequate quantity. As they contain all the nutrition required for a person to remain healthy. Fruits must be consumed fresh or freshly prepared juice can be drunk. Coconut water and Pumpkin juice are very useful.
  • Dry fruits:-Use of dry fruits is very much advisable to these patients. Some of the best dry fruits include Cashew nut, almonds, walnut, resins etc. These dry fruits must be soaked in water for some time & are peeled off before use. These are easy to carry as an emergency source of energy i.e. whenever the patient feels hungry he/she can take them conveniently.
  • Millets:-Use of millets is highly advisable to these patients instead of traditionally used grains i.e. wheat or rice. Barnyard millets are the choice of grains for liver disorders. Millets must be started in the form of Khammer i.e. fermented product of millet prepared in earthen pot.
  • Pulses soup:-Use of pulses such as Moong daal for soup or for any preparation should be considered as a choice.
  • Salt:-Use of Saindha namak (pink salt is recommended instead of white salt)
  • Hunza Tea:-Use of Hunza tea whose ingredients include Daalcheeni (Cinnamon), Adrak (Zingiber officinalis), Pudina (mint leaves), Tulsi (Basil leaves), elaichi (cardamom) etc. It can be consumed in an empty stomach in the morning or evening.

APATHYA AHARA:-The dietary habits/ foods to be avoided by liver failure patients

  • Milk & milk products.
  • Non veg food items i.e. egg, chicken, meat, beef, fish and other non-vegetarian diets.
  • Packaged food items.
  • Excess use of rice & wheat.
  • Use of pulses such as Mash, Rajmah etc. should be avoided on a daily basis.
  • Refined oil
  • White Sugar, white salt
  • Tea, coffee & other non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages.
  • Bakery items,
  • Items stored in plastic jars/cans/glass/ plate.
  • Avoid using various modern chemical based medicines including antibiotics, antibiotics, antihypertensive, immune suppressing drugs & steroids for a longer duration of time.

PATHYA-APATHYA VIHAR:-These are dos & don’ts of the physical activities for the Liver failure patients.

  • Wake up early in morning and do Yoga asana and pranayama advised already in this article.
  • Drink at least 2 glasses of Luke warm water daily as soon as you get up.
  • Morning & evening walk for about 30-30 min. daily.
  • Take meals at the proper time & drink an adequate amount of fluid the whole day in form of lukewarm water or freshly prepared fruit juice.
  • Must have sunlight exposure for at least 1 hour daily.
  • Avoid divashayan (sleeping during morning hours).

YOGASANA & PRANAYAM

Kapalbhati:It is the best pranayam (breathing exercise) for the intestines and for the Agni. As it will ignite the agni i.e. the power of digestive enzymes. This will greatly prevent overload on the liver.

Other Pranayam & Asanas Include

  • Agnisaar
  • Sheetli
  • Mandukasana
  • Gomukhasan
  • Vajrasana
  • Shavasan
  • Pavanmuktasan
  • Surya Namaskar etc.
  •  Parvatasan

These asanas aid in making the body fit and also keeping the mind as well as digestion healthy which in turn give the liver more time to recover & regenerate its lost functions.

CONCLUSION

Thus, in the end of this article, we can see that modern medicines use steroids and immune suppressing drugs for liver failure patients which in turn proves dangerous to liver as well to other body organs also. Despite that, certain other modern medicine that we use for instance antibiotics or even Paracetamol has also shows some side effects on the liver. So, it is better to go with the above mentioned Methods of Ayurveda. Along with that, Ayurveda defines a better lifestyle to improve quality of life of the Liver failure patient and thus widening the scope of getting well with lesser risk. Instead of going for a liver transplant, the patient should follow these regimens strictly to get rid of Liver Disorders efficaciously.