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Home Remedies For Jaundice

Updated on November 29, 2007

Home Remedies For Jaundice


-What is Jaundice?

-Common Causes of Jaundice

-Home Remedy for Jaundice

What is Jaundice?

Jaundice is the yellow discoloration of the skin and the whites of the eyes. It is caused by a build-up of a substance called Bilirubin.In many cases, yellowness in the white part of the eyes is more obvious than in the skin. Jaundice in new born babies is common as their livers take time to get working properly.

There are three types of jaundice that affects adults are:

Hemolytic jaundice Hepatocellular jaundice and

Obstructive jaundice

Common Causes of Jaundice

The red blood cells after a period of 4 months time becomes fragile and becomes a yellow like chemical called Bilirubin. The body usually removes bilirubin from the bloodstream by passing it though theliver and to the kidneys for disposal. The liver, which plays a vital role in removing the bilirubin from the body, may not be able to do so for some reasons, where the bilirubin gets accumulated and causes jaundice.

Home Remedies for Jaundice

-1/4 tsp of turmeric powder mixed in a glass of hot water taken 2-3 times a day.

-Make a paste of tender papaya leaves. Take 1/2 tsp of this paste with 1 tsp honey.

-Boil 1 cup of water, when it boils add 8-10 lemon leaves. Cover and leave for 4-5 minutes. Drink the decoction for 4-5 days.

-Lots of lime juice should be consumed.

-1/2 tsp ginger juice, 1 tsp mint juice and 1tsp lime juice to be taken as often as possible

-1 cup of juice made with radish leaves taken 2 times a day.

-First thing in the morning, drink 1 glass of fresh tomato juice. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.


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      teeray 10 years ago from Canada

      Nice hub! Keep up the good work and thanks for the helpful information

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      sukritha 10 years ago from Cochin

      Informative Hub

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