Gilbert’s Syndrome  Symptoms, Causes, and Ayurveda Treatment


Bilirubin is a yellowish pigment produced by the breakdown of red blood cells. It is a waste product that is produced and excreted from the body simultaneously. If the quantity of bilirubin increases in the body, it shows various symptoms and can cause prolonged adverse effects. Generally, Gilbert’s Syndrome isn’t noticed until you go through a blood test. The bilirubin level disturbance is found more commonly in males than females. Through this article, you will get to know the causes, symptoms, and ayurvedic management of Gilbert’s Syndrome.

Gilbert’s Syndrome 


Gilbert’s Syndrome is not a serious condition. This liver does not function properly and does not produce normal quantities of bilirubin. The mutated gene affects the ability of the liver to process bilirubin formation properly. Unexplained and recurrent jaundice can be a common symptom of Gilbert’s Syndrome due to the accumulation of bilirubin in the bloodstream. Either it may have no ill effects on your body until you get to know it through blood tests done for other purposes. Fasting for a long time, menstrual cycle, and excess physical work can trigger this condition. Also, prolonged increased bilirubin levels can lead to gallstones and other serious liver diseases.

Ayurvedic Aspect

Excess bilirubin levels in the body cause jaundice-like symptoms and can be correlated with “Kamala” in Ayurveda. Kamala is said to occur due to excess Pitta Dosha in the body that affects Rakt dhatu and Mams dhatu (Blood and muscles) causing Yellow discoloration of skin and urine. Depending on the doshas involvement Kamala is characterized into three types namely-

  • Shakhagatashrit Kamala (Obstructive jaundice)
  • Koshthaashrit Kamala (infective jaundice increased bilirubin levels)
  • Koshth-shakhaashrit Kamala (Haemolytic jaundice)

From the above three types of Kamala, the Koshth-shakhaashrit Kamala is a rare and serious condition that represses all the seven dhatus that cause severe weakness and deformities in the body.

Ancient Reference

Reference – Charak Chikitsa 16/132

Prolonged untreated Kamala causes increased levels of bilirubin with more complications and Excess Vata dosha Prakop and is correlated with “Halimak” and “Laghrak” in Ayurveda.

Discussing the management- Detoxification is the first step in the line of treatment for this condition, followed by strengthening the liver and fixing liver damage.


Gilbert’s Syndrome occurs due to an inherited gene that leads to an increase in blood bilirubin levels. Bilirubin levels in the body also increase due to-

  • Infections
  • Illness
  • Dehydration
  • Low intake of a nutritious diet
  • Menstruation in females
  • Overexertion
  • Stress


Common Symptoms of Gilbert’s Syndrome are

  • High levels of bilirubin in the body show many symptoms including
  • The yellowish coloration of the skin
  • Whitish eyes
  • White stools
  • Symptoms of jaundice
  • Dark urine
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea with vomiting


The Diagnosis is Confirmed by

  • Blood tests
  • Bilirubin test
  • Liver function test
  • Genetic test


Since Gilbert’s Syndrome is not a serious problem, the treatment is not found necessary. Still, some medications are used to lower bilirubin levels and are prescribed for jaundice.

  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs

Ayurvedic treatment

Ayurveda has certain treatment options for managing the correct levels of bilirubin in the body. Also, Ayurveda is the best option to maintain bilirubin levels as it does not cause side effects and directly treats the condition, unlike modernity.

  • Panchakarma- Virechana therapy can be recommended for patients with Gilbert’s Syndrome. Various herbal medications are used for this procedure. Various pre-therapies are done before this procedure and proper diet management is done after this procedure. Another panchakarma therapy that can help to maintain the health is Basti procedure which can reduce Vata dosha involvement in chronically increased bilirubin levels.
  • Proper diet management- According to the aggravated doshas, Prakriti, severity, and extent of damage the diet is recommended to you.

Herbal medications for Gilbert Syndrome by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a famous herbal medications manufacturing company whose products are being prescribed by doctors throughout the world. Their medicines are 100% pure and thus have 1000% results in the condition they are prescribed in. Their medications pass through practical testing for checking the efficiency and purity of drugs before sending them to the market. Planet Ayurveda prescribes various medications for the management of Gilbert’s Syndrome.

Products List

  1. Yakrit Plihantak Churna
  2. Arogyavardhini Vati
  3. Liver Detox Formula
  4. Gandhak Rasayan
Herbal Remedies for Gilbert’s Syndrome
Herbal Remedies for Gilbert’s Syndrome

Products Description

1.Yakrit Plihantak Churna

This churna consists of herbs- Bhumiamla (Phyllanthus niruri), Bhringraj (Eclipta alba), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea), and Kaasni (Cichorium intybus). This churna has the rarest combination of herbs having the properties of eliminating toxins from the liver, thus excreting excess bilirubin from the body very efficiently. This churna is also recommended for all liver-related conditions such as liver cirrhosis, infection, jaundice, etc.

Dosage- Take 1 tablespoon full twice daily

2. Arogyavardhini Vati

This ayurvedic medicine is very beneficial and is prepared from the Shudh parade (Purified mercury), Loha Bhasma (Iron calx), Eranda (Ricinus communis), etc. This medicine contains various purified metals in calx form that balances all three doshas in the body. They are prescribed for many liver conditions and are effectively used for managing bilirubin levels in the body.

Dosage- Take 2 tablets twice daily

3. Liver Detox Formula

Liver detoxification is very helpful for the whole body and is done through Kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Makoy (Solanum indicum), Jhavuka (Tamarix gallica), etc. Liver detoxification is beneficial in conditions like- hepatitis, fatty liver, jaundice, elevated bilirubin levels, and liver cirrhosis. Liver detox does miracles to the body’s functioning and energy levels. Thus it is recommended for patients with Gilbert’s Syndrome. You must take this medication with the guidance of an ayurvedic doctor.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules of liver detox twice daily

4. Gandhak Rasayan

This effective herbal medication contains Shuddha Gandhak (Purified sulfur). These medicines are used to purify the blood by removing toxins from the body. Bilirubin in excess acts as a toxin and it is removed through the urine by consuming these Rasayana tablets.

Dosage– Have 2 tablets twice daily.



Ayurveda is the oldest natural healing system with Herbal medicines and treats the root cause of the disease without adverse effects. Treating the root cause will not lead to the reoccurrence of the disease. Ayurveda medicines work very differently from other medicines in the treatment of such disorders. For experiencing side effects free management of bilirubin levels and any queries regarding the treatment visit us at

Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit

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