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Natural remedies for the Treatment of Fatty liver Disease

General Description

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.

Treatment of Liver Disorders

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

  • Jaundice
  • Ascites and Edema
  • Bruising
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sudden loss in weight
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain and swelling
  • Itchy skin/ skin allergies
  • Weakness
  • 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

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes Mellitus or Prediabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Hepatitis C
  • Metabolic syndromes or disorders
  • A person who is consuming corticosteroids
  • Malnutrition
  • 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

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)

Liver Care Pack

Herbs for Fatty Liver

Product Description

1.Echinacea Capsules

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.

2.Yakritplihantak Churna

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.

Why only planet Ayurveda?

  • 100% pure and vegetarian
  • 100 % natural product and free from preservatives, additives, colors, yeast, binders, and fillers.
  • All products are formulated by MD Ayurveda expert.

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4032030/
  2. https://www.plantsjournal.com/vol2Issue6/Issue_nov_2014/19.1.pdf 
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4032030/ 

How to Reduce the Chances of Fatty Liver Disease Naturally

Overview

Fatty liver is a condition or a disease of the liver in which fat build up in the liver and results in its inflammation. Consumption of over fat and alcohol results into fatty liver.

Symptoms of fatty LIver

The symptoms which give a clears picture of having fatty liver and requires attention are-

  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Dull abdominal pain
  • Flatulence
  • Bloating
  • Blood sugar imbalance
  • Cramping
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Loss of appetite
  • Constipation
  • Jaundice
  • Nausea

There are natural ways if followed will help to keep our liver healthy and free from the complications which can result in a damaged liver. Our lifestyle and dietary habits are very much counted to be responsible for fatty liver or other complications related to the liver.

Let us discuss the ways which can help to avoid Fatty Liver.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

  • Overweight is always unhealthy and a reason for many problems. When one continues with overeating, fried, and greasy food it leads to accumulation of fat on the liver. So one should always have a balanced diet which can avoid the fat accumulation and controls the body weight.

Body Detoxification

  • When one gets into direct contact of toxins- industrial chemicals,  certain medications, and even the food that we eat, than these toxins affect our body. It starts harming our liver and become a reason for fatty liver. Therefore one should keep oneself free from these toxins This can be done through detoxification.

Get Your Antioxidants

  • Intake of vitamins are very much required for  healthy working of the body. So one should take Vitamin E and C as both are good antioxidants and helps to promote liver health.

Try Herbal Medicine

  • Intake of too much of allopathic medicines can also harm our liver. Therefore one should move towards Ayurveda- natural and herbal products because it helps our body produce enzymes and boost immunity which help to flush out the toxins and keep our organs safe and strong.

stages of liver disease

Simple Home Remedies for Fatty Liver

Let’s discuss few of the home  remedies or the easily available things which helps in curing Fatty liver

Coffee to lower abnormal liver enzymes

  • Coffee is good to be consumed if you have fatty liver but in a limit. As it helps to lower down the abnormal liver enzymes.

Tofu(Soya Paneer)

  • Tofu is full of protein with very low fat. Therefore it helps to reduce the accumulation of fat on the liver.

Fish

  • Fish is a good source of omega-3 and fatty acid. Intake of it helps in decreasing the fat level of liver which eases the inflammation.

Oatmeal

  • Intake of oatmeal which is rich in carbohydrate give energy to the body. Its Consumption help in maintaining normal body weight.

Walnut

  • It is full of omega-3 and fatty acid and consumption of it improve the liver function.

Avocado

  • It has healthy fats and chemical which slows down the liver damage. Avocado is also rich in fiber which helps in maintaining normal weight.

Sunflower seeds-

  • These seeds are rich in vitamin E and have an antioxidant property which protects the liver from further damage.

Olive oil

  • This oil is rich in omega-3 and fatty acid and consumption of it lower downs the abnormal liver enzymes and controls and manages the weight.

Garlic

  • It is one of the most common spices used in every kitchen and it is overloaded with benefits. Its Consumption reduces the body weight and accumulation of fat on the liver. Thus it helps in treating fatty liver.

Green Tea

  • Intake of Green tea helps in reducing the accumulated fat and also improves the liver function. Green tea  lowers down the cholesterol and induces the sleep.

Papaya

  • It is a fruit which has the function of burning fat from the body. This fruit is having an anti-oxidant property which makes it useful in treating fatty liver. It can be taken as fruit.  The fried papaya seeds with lemon juice twice daily is very beneficial.

Lemon

  • It is a detoxifier which helps the liver in producing glutathione (enzyme). Lemon is a good source of vitamin C which in production of the enzyme required to overcome Fatty Liver. Consumed as lemon water.

Herbs which help in Fatty Liver

  • Turmeric is one of the most common and easily available herbs and spice in every kitchen. This herb is loaded with benefits therefore used in the treatment of many health issues. Turmeric Curcumin Longa has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant property also used as a detoxifier.
  • As per Ayurveda it also balances the vitiated Pitta Dosha. The properties  present in turmeric help in protecting the liver cells from the causes which leads to Fatty Liver. It can be consumed in any form- in cooking, added in milk, or in capsule form.

Indian Gooseberry/Amla

  • It is one the commonly found herb with antioxidant property and acts as a good detoxifier. It helps in maintaining and balancing the liver function. It can be used in powder form or can be eaten raw-3 to 4 daily. Mix 1 teaspoon of amla powder in a glass of lukewarm water and have it.

Golden Seal

  • Golden Seal is one of the best herb used for natural care of the Fatty Liver. This herb has the property of cleansing and purification. It is also helpful in problems related to digestion, UTI, and many more.  The dose of it depends on the factors like- age, health, and other conditions. Taken in powder form-1 teaspoonful twice daily with luke warm water.

Ginger / Adrak ( Zingiber officinale)

  • Ginger is again a commonly available spice of every kitchen. As per Ayurveda, it reduces the formation of Ama the toxins, which makes it beneficial in supporting overall health.
  • Ginger also has the properties which help in the protection of liver from damages like- degenerative liver and fatty liver. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and anti-oxidative properties which makes it useful in fatty liver and other health ailments too.
  • It can be used  fresh in cooking or can be consumed in powder form-1 teaspoonful with normal water or as ginger tea, decoction.

Cinnamon

  • Cinnamon has anti-oxidative and detoxifying action which improves the level of enzymes, and anti-diabetic function which makes it beneficial in Fatty Liver. It can be used as a normal spice in cooking,  or as a herbal tea, decoction and in powder form- ½ tsp once in a day.

yoga for fatty liver

Yoga

  • Along with diet doing yoga on the regular basis helps in reducing the fat over liver and it is also good for overall health. Let us discuss the yoga asanas.

Kapalbhati Pranayam

  • Boost the health of the liver and protects from ailments like Fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, Jaundice, and Hepatitis.

Ardha Matsyendrasana

  • It gives strength and stimulates the liver also protects from fibrosis, apoptosis, stress, and inflammation.

Dhanurasana

  • This asana is very helpful in  case of Fatty liver. It strengthen, stretches and stimulates the liver. By doing this asana the accumulated fat will be used as energy.

Gomukhasana

  • It is very helpful in the case of Liver Cirrhosis. Practicing this asana will strengthen, stimulate and stretch the liver

Naukasana

Effective in treating Liver cancer. It also strengthens, stretches and stimulates the liver. Removes the harmful toxins from the liver.

Note

  • Intake of these herbs enriched with health benefits and following proper diet with yoga helps a lot to overcome the diseases of liver, especially Fatty Liver.