Category: Liver Hemangioma

Treatment of Biliary Atresia in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies


Bile ducts are thin tubes that carry bile from the liver to the stomach. The bile carried by them is helpful in digestion. Due to blockage of the bile duct, several disorders occur that lead to increased bilirubin levels in the body. The blockage of bile ducts is known as Biliary Atresia. This condition is rare but can be fatal if not diagnosed and managed on time. In this article, we will look at various causative factors, symptoms, and ayurvedic management of Biliary Atresia.


Biliary Atresia is a condition in children in which the bile duct is blocked. The bile cannot flow through the ducts and builds up in the liver itself. That can cause various liver disorders including liver damage, jaundice, etc.

There are types of Biliary Atresia

  • Perinatal Biliary Atresia
  • Fetal Biliary Atresia

Premature children are at greater risk for developing Biliary Atresia. A baby with Biliary Atresia usually seems healthy at birth but the symptoms start occurring after two weeks to two months. Two types of surgeries are used to treat this condition, which may include liver transplant and Kasai procedure. Ayurvedic treatment has a great effect on its management. Both treatment options are discussed further in the article. Choose the best for your child’s safe and healthy future.

Ayurvedic Aspect

In Ayurveda liver is known as ‘Yakrit’ and disorders related to it are called ‘yakrit rogas’. The excess formation of bilirubin is due to an imbalance of tridosha in the body, which will cause excessive production of bilirubin. The imbalance of tridoshas in the fetus will cause damage to the newborn’s biliary system/bile ducts. All these conditions together will cause the disorder of Biliary Atresia. The treatment includes herbs for the management of the liver and normal production of bilirubin in the liver.


The causes of Biliary Atresia are unknown, but scarring and damage to bile ducts can occur due to-

  • Infections at birth
  • Autoimmune problems
  • Genetic mutation


Due to blockage of bile ducts, the bilirubin cannot get out from the liver and is not excreted from the body. It gets collected in the liver and causes these symptoms

symptoms of Biliary Atresia

  • Jaundice
  • Light colored stools
  • Yellowish urine
  • Inflammation in the abdomen
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Liver failure (in some cases)

These symptoms look like other liver conditions like jaundice but the proper diagnosis is needed to rule out possible causes and disorders.


Diagnosis is confirmed by a pediatrician after a full examination of the baby. Diagnosis may include one or more of the following diagnostic methods-

  • Physical examination
  • Liver function tests
  • Ultrasound
  • Liver biopsy
  • Hepatobiliary scan

Differential Diagnosis

Symptoms of Biliary Atresia may correlate with symptoms of the following conditions, but proper diagnosis is a must to rule out the exact condition-

  • Lipid storage disorder
  • Caroli disease
  • Alagille syndrome
  • Neonatal hemochromatosis
  • Congenital herpes simplex virus
  • Congenital cytomegalovirus


  • Bleeding in liver
  • Blockage in intestines
  • Hole in intestine
  • Liver failure


In modern pathology, there is no Treatment for Biliary Atresia. Surgery is the only option for its management. The surgical procedure for the treatment of Biliary Atresia is known as the ‘Kasai Procedure’.. In this surgical procedure, the damaged bile ducts are removed and replaced with a piece of the small intestine that will allow the drainage of bilirubin into the small intestine directly from the liver. However, the success rate is low in many children, and the recurrence rate even after the surgery is high. This can be subjected to loss, with side effects, and undergoing surgery has several side effects. Ignoring side effects it still has chances of reoccurrence. Then what is the option for management besides antibiotics? Well here is the solution. Ayurveda is the solution to your problem. Ayurvedic herbs and therapies help you to recover from this condition and prevent its recurrence. Let us have a detailed look into it.

Herbal remedies for Biliary Atresia  by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a herbal medicines manufacturing company in India. Planet Ayurveda. It has been preparing several herbal medicines that are successfully treating several diseases worldwide. All their preparations are 100% pure and free from chemicals, and preservatives. The medications are used in the treatment of several health conditions. Planet Ayurveda provides the following preparations for the effective treatment of Biliary Atresia.

herbal remedies for Biliary Atresia

Herbal Remedies For Liver Failure

1. Livoplan Syrup

This syrup is prepared with a combination of various herbs such as Bhringra (Eclipta alba), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Shyonak (Oroxylum indicum), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Rohitaka (Tecomella undulata), Patol (Trichosanthes dioica), Ghritkumari (Aloe vera), Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea), Dugdhapheni (Taraxacum officinale), Kasni (Cichorium intybus), etc. This tonic helps protect the liver from several hepatotoxins by eliminating toxins from the liver and body. It also allows the healing of damaged liver tissues. It is helpful for damaged liver, alcoholic liver, and viral hepatitis. It promotes strength and helps in maintaining healthy stimulating sluggish liver.

Dosage–  Have 1 teaspoon twice daily.

2. Arvindasav

This herbal formulation contains Arvvinda (Nelumbo nucifera), Mansi (Nardostachys jatamansi), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Neelkamal (Nymphaea stellata), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Bala (Sida cordifolia), Nilini (Indigofera tinctoria), Gambhari (Gmelina arborea), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Pitpapra (Fumaria parviflora), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Patola (Trichosanthes dioica), Muramansi (Selinum tenuifolium), Shyama (Ipomoea turpethum), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Draksha (Vitis vinifera), etc. This asav is indicated in all conditions of children. It manages indigestion issues, diarrhea, cough, and weakness by enhancing immunity in children. It strengthens the immune system of a child to fight against several diseases.

Dosage– Take 10-20 drops two times a day.

3. Yakrit Plihantak Churna

It consists of herbs Bhumiamla (Phyllanthus niruri), Bhringraj (Eclipta alba), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Kaansi (Cichorium intybus), and Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea). This churna promotes healthy liver functioning. It also maintains the spleen functioning along with the liver. All these herbs work together to sustain the good functioning of the hepatic system.

Dosage- Take 1/4th spoon of churna, and mix with Livoplan Syrup and Arvind Asav.

4. Acidoplan Syrup

This syrup consist of herbs- Patol (Trichosanthes dioica), Ghritkumari (Aloevera), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), Kokum (Garcinia indica), Pittapapada (Fumaria indica), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Sajjikhar (Soda bicarbonate), etc. This syrup is used in the management of acidity. Bile is an acid in the human body. Excess production of bile is controlled by this syrup which can help in easing the symptoms of biliary atresia.

Dosage- Have 1 spoon two times a day.


Biliary Atresia is corrected through surgery which does not have high success rates.  Also, the child may need a liver transplant even if the surgery is successful. Ayurvedic herbs provide proper management of this condition with no side effects and no failures. Keep your child safe and away from side effects with herbal management. For any queries visit us at

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What is Ascites? – Types, Symptoms, Causes and Herbal Remedies


It frequently happens because of cirrhosis of the liver, heart failure, kidney failure, and infections. Mild ascites may not show any symptoms but if you are experiencing the fullness of the abdomen, weight gain, swelling in the ankles, nausea, or shortness of breath you have landed on the right page. Here we have discussed ascites in detail, its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and its Ayurvedic treatment. Ayurveda, our age-old science, has wonderfully treated ascites with remarkable results. Read on to know more.


Ascites is a condition in which there is an accumulation of free fluid in the peritoneal or abdominal cavity, which gives a feeling of fullness and rapid weight gain. This free fluid leads the belly to swell and is called a ballooning belly. Ascites is a further complication of non-hepatic or hepatic disease. Mild ascites is hard to notice whereas severe ascites cause distension of the abdomen.



Ascites is categorized mainly into two types depending on the protein content in the fluid:

  • Exudate: Exudate has a protein content of more than or equal to 2.5g/dl.
  • Transudate: Transudate has a protein content of less than 2.5g/dl.

The other, more useful way to categorize ascites is by using the SAAG



Cirrhosis of the liver is the most common condition that can cause ascites. Other conditions that cause ascites can be heart failure, kidney failure, infections (such as tuberculosis ),or

How does cirrhosis cause ascites?

When a patient has cirrhosis, his liver doesn’t function normally as it should. The abnormal liver function combines with portal hypertension to cause ascites. This portal hypertension is the high pressure in portal veins (the veins that supply blood to the liver). This abnormally high pressure in portal veins causes fluid to leak out of the veins into the belly and collect there as a fluid.


Conditions causing cirrhosis of the liver puts a patient at a greater risk of developing ascites. These conditions are Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Hepatitis-B, Hepatitis-C, Autoimmune hepatitis, Alcohol use disorder, Genetic liver diseases that may include Wilson disease and alpha

1 antitrypsin deficiency, and hemochromatosis. Some of the other conditions that can cause ascites are cancers of the abdominal or pelvic organs, infections, congestive heart failure, and kidney failure.


Depending upon the cause of ascites, symptoms may develop gradually or suddenly. Mild fluid in the abdominal cavity is usually asymptomatic, that is without any symptoms but as the collection of the fluid increases, it thereby causes:

  • swelling in the abdomen
  • sense of fullness
  • Bloating
  • weight gain
  • nausea
  • indigestion
  • shortness of breath
  • back pain
  • fatigue
  • swelling in ankles.


Multiple steps are involved in the diagnosis of ascites. The patient’s complete medical history followed by a thorough abdominal examination/physical examination is carried out by a medical practitioner to look for any signs or symptoms. a patient’s history and physical examination help determine a diagnosis. Blood tests and imaging tests are likely needed. Tests to confirm the diagnoses are Ultrasound or CT scans in which the abdominal area can be seen deeply and detailed. CBC is carried out to look for the infections and organ functions that might lead to ascites. The second most important test is paracentesis in which the fluid accumulated is analyzed for signs of cancer, infection, portal hypertension, and other conditions.


  • Nidana parivarjana (avoiding causative factors): This is a complete diet restriction to minimize the symptoms along with medicines.
  • Agni Dipti (provocation of digestion)
  • Apyam Doshaharnam and sroto shodhan (removal of the fluid accumulated)
  • Nitya virechana(daily therapeutic purgation)


PLANET AYURVEDA provides the best and most effective treatment by the touch of herbs for the treatment of ascites. As the diseased liver is the main cause of ascites, The Planet Ayurveda provides a complete ASCITES CARE PACK which is a combination of herbal remedies for liver health. Remedies that are herbal and with the non-touch of artificial ingredients. chemical and preservative-free herbal remedies are used worldwide to treat diseases.

This ASCITES CARE PACK consists of


Ayurvedic Treatment For Ascites

Herbal Supplements for Ascites


1. Punarnava capsules

This ayurvedic remedy has a great tendency to control water retention in the abdomen as it is prepared from the standardized extract of Boerhaavia diffusa . It possesses diuretic properties that flush out the toxins from the abdominal cavity, through urine by increasing its flow.

Dosage: 2 capsules to be taken two times a day after meals with warm water.

2. Water ex-tablets

These water ex-tablets consist of natural herbs like gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris), Varuna (crataeva nurvala), etc which have the properties of fluid expulsion from the body and reduce inflammation caused by any infection.

3. Rencure Formula

It consists of palash (butea monosperma), gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), punarnava (boerhavia diffusa),varun (crataeva nurvala) etc. This formula has tremendous effects on kidney disease which can be a leading cause of ascites. It maintains the normal

functioning of the kidneys.

Dosage: 1 capsule is to be taken twice after meals with water.

4. Liver Detox Capsules

This combination of herbs helps in the detoxification of the liver byremoving harmful toxins that cause fluid to accumulate. The herbs in this formulation are kaansi (Cichorium intybus), kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), makoy (Solanum Indicum), etc.

Dosage: 1 capsules to be taken two times a day after meals with warm water

5. Jalodarari ras

These herbal tablets have been prepared with the combination of pippali (piper longum), maricha (piper nigrum), jaiphala (Croton tiglium), Haridra (Curcuma longa), etc. This combination of herbs serves as an anti-inflammatory agent and eliminates accumulated fluid.


Ascites can be well managed at home along with these herbal remedies. Managing the diet with low salt intake can be beneficial. By Quitting alcohol and smoking the disease can be limited to a greater extent. A healthy lifestyle with exercising can prevent further liver


ASCITES mainly affects patients with cirrhosis of the liver. Another systemic disease can also lead to ascites. Important diagnostic tools are scans and blood tests. A physical examination plays an important role in diagnosis. PLANET AYURVEDA medicines are significantly effective in ascites under the guidance of well-experienced doctors. Management of diet and healthy lifestyle can add more value to the early recovery. Ayurvedic treatment is followed by the internal purification process, herbal remedies, a special diet, and meditation. The primary basis of Ayurveda is the interconnection between