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 newborn 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 the liver 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 to this.