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.
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
- Ascites and Edema
- Loss of appetite
- Sudden loss in weight
- Abdominal pain and swelling
- Itchy skin/ skin allergies
- 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
- Diabetes Mellitus or Prediabetes
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol levels
- Hepatitis C
- Metabolic syndromes or disorders
- A person who is consuming corticosteroids
- 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 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)
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.
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.
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