Ayurvedic Management of Jaundice | Beneficial in Chronic fever, General weakness, Tiredness, Loss of Appetite.

Ayurvedic treatment of jaundice

Ayurvedic treatment of Jaundice:


Jaundice is the most common liver disorder affecting almost all people at some point of time in their life. Icterus is a medical term for jaundice and is mainly caused by the buildup of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a yellow-colored substance that is produced by the breakdown of red blood cells. The normal serum levels of bilirubin are less than 1mg/dl.

Types of Jaundice:

  • Neonatal Jaundice: Jaundice developed in newborn babies is known as Neonatal jaundice. It occurs as a result of the liver being undeveloped.
  • Hepatocellular Jaundice: It is the most common type and occurs when bilirubin is unable to leave the liver cells and cannot be removed from the body by kidneys. It is usually caused by liver disease, hepatitis, liver failure.
  • Haemolytic Jaundice: Haemolytic jaundice occurs when there is too much bilirubin and a large number of red blood cells being broken down. This condition can be due to a problem with the metabolism, or a health condition such as anemia.
  • Obstructive Jaundice: Jaundice occurs when there is an obstruction in the bile duct that prevents bilirubin from leaving the liver.

Causes of Jaundice: 

Jaundice can be an onset of any problem in the production of bilirubin. It mainly takes place when the bilirubin is not metabolized by the liver properly. The main causes of jaundice are:

  • Destruction of red blood cells
  • History of Liver Cirrhosis
  • Excess consumption of alcohol and other carbonated drinks
  • History of gall stones
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Due to certain viral infections
  • Circulation of excessive bile in the blood
  • Impairment of the liver function
  • Obstruction in the bile duct

Symptoms of Jaundice:

In a person with jaundice, signs & symptoms may or may not be apparent. In short-term jaundice, which is usually triggered by an infection, the symptoms are:

  • Abdominal Pain                                                                                            Symptoms of jaundice
  • Fever with chills
  • Changes in skin color
  • Dark-colored stool and urine
  • Yellowish discoloration of the eyes
  • Lack of appetite
  • Excessive thirst
  • Burning sensation in the body
  • Weakness and Fatigue

Ayurvedic concept of Jaundice:

In Ayurveda, Jaundice is termed as ‘Kamala’ and is mainly caused by the aggravation of Pitta dosha. When the liver starts producing bile in excess, the functioning of the liver becomes dysfunctional and it results in jaundice. Jaundice is a typical condition of aggravated or increased pitta, which has affected the gall bladder and liver. With increases in pitta, the biliary secretion can increase excessively and result in various symptoms.

Causes of Jaundice according to Ayurveda:

Paandu rogee tu yo atyarthama pittalaani nishevate

Tasya asruk maamsam dagdhwaa rogaaya kalpate

(Ref – Charaka Chikitsaa 16/34)

When the patient is suffering from pandu, during the process of recovery or after getting cured, if the patient consumes pitta aggravating foods and life activities in excess, it progressively aggravated the pitta and burns the muscles. Further, this leads to Jaundice.

Symptoms of Jaundice according to Ayurveda:

Haaridra netraha sa bhrusham haaridra twak nakha aananaha

Rakta peeta shakrut mootro bheka varno hata indriyaha

Daaha avipaaka dourbalya sadana aruchi karshitaha

Kaamalaa bahu pitta usha koshta shaaka aashrayaha mataa

(Charaka Chikitsa 16/35-36)

  • Haridra netraha: Eyes become yellowish
  • Haridra twak: Skin becomes yellowish
  • Haridra nakh Nails become yellowish
  • Haridra Anana: Face become yellowish
  • Rakta peeta Shakrut –The color of feces become yellow or red
  • Rakta peeta mutra – Yellow color urine
  • Daaha – Burning Sensation
  • Avipaka – Indigestion
  • Daurbalya – Weakness
  • Aruchi – Anorexia

Ayurvedic Treatment of Jaundice from Deep Ayurveda:

In Ayurveda, jaundice can successfully correct the Pitta dosha functioning leading to normal bilirubin levels. Ayurvedic herbs can offer an effective Ayurvedic treatment of jaundice that helps in managing the disease along with its underlying cause and improve the overall health. Deep Ayurveda provided the best management of jaundice that works at the root cause and prevents a person from various complications. The Ayurvedic treatment of jaundice includes a composition of different medicines like livclear capsule, amritarishta, arogyavardhini vati that effectively works in managing jaundice and its associated symptoms. The medicines are result-oriented, free from steroids, chemicals, preservatives, and adulteration. The description of each medicine is given below:

Livclear capsuleLivclear capsule: Livclear capsule is a composition of various Ayurvedic herbs that amazingly helps in the detoxification of the liver, bring down the SGOT and SGPT levels. An ingredient like bhumi amla, katuki, kalmegh, makoy clears away the toxins from the body and stimulates the function of the liver, and increases the flow of bile. These herbs balance excess pitta dosha and help in managing symptoms like flatulence, abdominal pain, indigestion, etc.

Makoy Capsule: Makoy herb is rich in various Ayurvedic properties such as anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic, and anti-oxidants. The regular use of the makoy capsule is very helpful in the detoxification of the body and consuming it on regular basis strengthens the liver and improves its functioning.


Arogyavardhini Vati: Arogyavardhini vati has potent anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties that effectively work in managing liver problems like fatty liver, jaundice, hepatitis, etc. Arogyavardhini vati is a multi-herb supplement that amazingly works as an Ayurvedic treatment of jaundice and manages symptoms like indigestion, flatulence, anorexia, etc.


Amritarishta: This is one of the best Ayurvedic classical formulations which aid in improving the overall liver condition and improve digestion because of its Deepan and Pachan properties. This classical medicine effectively works against Jaundice, liver enlargement, and liver disorders. The Ayurvedic formulation of amritarishta helps in the detoxification of the body purifies the blood and helps to promote liver health.

Herbal Powder Formulation:
 This is the Ayurvedic formulation of ingredients that naturally works as the Ayurvedic treatment of jaundice. This composition clears away the toxins from the body and stimulates the function of the liver and increases the flow of bile. Along with this, the herbal powder is very beneficial in chronic fever, burning sensation, nausea, and vomiting.


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