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Fatty Liver and Cirrhosis Natural Ayurvedic Treatment

Author : Dr. Gurnam Saini  

Natural Cure For Fatty Liver and Liver Cirrhosis

Fatty liver disease is a condition caused due to an excessive accumulation of fats in the hepatic cells. Since the most common cause of this disorder is the consumption of alcohol; the fatty liver disease is categorized into two major types: alcoholic fatty liver that is caused due to the consumption of alcohol and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease that is caused due to the factors other than alcohol consumption. The natural cure for fatty liver using Ayurvedic herbs or medicine can be beneficial for both these forms of fatty liver disease.

 

Fatty liver disease results in abnormalities in the various metabolic processes occurring in the liver. The liver is a vital organ of the body that plays a major role in the metabolism of fat. It is also responsible for transporting fats to other parts of the body and removing the same from the blood.

 

The fatty liver causes disturbances in the process of handling the fat by the liver cells as a result of which an increased amount of fat is produced by the hepatic cells, and not enough is eliminated from the body. Due to this, there is a deposition of excess fat in the liver. The use of best herbs for liver, as mentioned below can help to regulate the fat metabolism and prevent the development of fatty liver.

 

 

 

 

What Are The Causes Of Fatty Liver?

 

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Preexisting conditions like obesity and diabetes
  • Wilson's disease
  • Abetalipoproteinemia
  • Lipodystrophy
  • Intravenous nutrition
  • Prolonged starvation
  • Side effects of some medications like corticosteroids, tamoxifen, and methotrexate

What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Fatty Liver?

 

The patients with fatty liver disease usually remain asymptomatic during the initial phase of the illness. The symptoms begin to appear only after the condition is advanced. Most of the symptoms of fatty liver occur due to the presence of complications like cirrhosis. The patients may develop symptoms like:

 

  • Jaundice caused by the inability of the liver to remove bilirubin from the blood
  • Excessive bleeding due to the reduced amount of blood-clotting proteins produced by the liver
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding caused by portal hypertension
  • Edema
  • Psychological and neurological symptoms like loss of memory, altered consciousness, and declining ability for rational thinking due to encephalopathy

 

Proper treatment of fatty liver using natural herbs coupled with a diet for liver disease recovery is important because this condition is known to cause serious complications. If left untreated, it can lead to cirrhosis, which, in turn, can lead to other complications such as gastrointestinal bleeding, hepatic failure, and even liver cancer.

 

Additionally, fatty liver can also increase the risk of life-threatening non-liver diseases such as myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular stroke. The cure for liver disease using natural remedies can block the progress of this disease and prevent these complications.

 

Natural Treatment For Liver Damage

 

Most patients diagnosed with fatty liver or cirrhosis prefer a natural treatment for liver damage as it is safe as well as effective in improving the ability of the liver to function normally.

 

Also, currently there are no specific allopathic medications to treat fatty liver. The modern approach to the management of this disease involves controlling the associated conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol to minimize the risk of complications. However, these treatments do not help to cure the condition. Also, in severe cases, a liver transplant may be needed. A liver transplant surgery bears disadvantages such as a low success rate and a difficulty in getting a suitable donor.

 

Ayurvedic treatment for liver cirrhosis using herbs can enhance the natural ability of the body to heal and repair and thus, help to boost the hepatic functions. Herbal medications also possess hepatoprotective properties that help to protect the liver against further damage. Ayurvedic doctors recommend a diet for liver disease recovery that can help in controlling weight and blood pressure and reducing cholesterol and blood sugar levels. The natural treatment for cirrhosis of the liver allows the patients to recover and prevent the life-threatening complications.

 

Herbal Medicine For Fatty Liver

 

The herbal medicine for fatty liver given below can help in the management of this disease by producing a range of actions. These herbs protect the liver from the effect of alcohol and toxins, reduce inflammation in the liver, enhance the functions of this organ and help to repair the damaged hepatic tissues.

 

Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea): Sharpunkha is one of the best natural liver remedies that help to treat fatty liver by producing an anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective action. It also prevents enlargement of the liver and improves digestion.

 

In a research presented by Punjabi Harpriya et al Sharpunkha has been found to be very useful in the treatment of liver cirrhosis. This herb has a rasayana effect on the liver and thus prevents further damage to the liver cells and also helps in regeneration. After treatment with sharpunkha and some other herbal formulations (Bhumyamalaki and bhringaraja) the liver function improved, which was evident by reduction in serum bilirubin, serum alkaline phosphatise and prothrombin time as well as increase in serum protein (mainly serum albumin) and haemoglobin after treatment.

 

 

Kakamachi (Solanum nigrum): Kakamachi is a potent hepatoprotective herb. It supports the liver functions and prevents the complications like cirrhosis.

 

Bhumi Amalki ( Phyllanthus niruri, Euphorbiacea): Bhumi Amalki is beneficial for the fatty liver treatment natural. It contains various active alkaloids, saponins, and tannins, which help to boosts the liver function and protect it from further damage.  It also helps to clear harmful toxins from the liver.

 

Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa): Punarnava is a highly effective Ayurvedic Medicine for alcoholic liver disease. It helps to prevent liver enlargement and products a regenerative effect on the hepatic tissues. This helps in the faster healing of the damaged liver. It also rejuvenates the liver and enhances its functions. It protects the liver cells against further damage. Regular use of this herb is beneficial for the prevention of complications of fatty liver.

 

Kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa): Kutki is known for the strong hepatoprotective properties it possesses. It has the ability to protect the liver tissues against the bad effects of alcohol and toxins. It helps to strengthen the liver functions and relieve the symptoms of fatty liver even when used in small doses. Kutki also stimulates the removal of the fat deposits from the liver. It has been proven to reverse the hepatotoxicity caused due to drugs like Paracetamol.

 

A research by Jit Narayan Sah highlights the uses of Picrorhizza kurroa in the treatment of liver disorders because of its anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, free-radical scavenging, anti-allergic, anti-anaphylactic and anti-hepatitis-B surface antigen activity.

 

Another study by A K Panda also highlights the uses is Picrorhiza kurroa in the treatment of liver disorders. The active constituents of this herb are effective in preventing liver toxicity and improve hepatic glycogen preservation. It is effective in hepatitis-B infection and has a promising effect on bilirubin, SGOT, SGPT. It also promotes liver regenerating activities by restoring cytochrome.

 

Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata): Kalmegh is a potent liver tonic. It restores the liver functions and helps the patients suffering from fatty liver to recover completely.

 

The above mentioned research also mentions about the benefits of Andrographis paniculata (kalmegh) in the treatment of various liver disorders. The plant extract of this herb can repair the hepatic injury and/or restore the cellular permeability, reduce the toxic effect of ethanol induced liver toxicity and prevents enzymes leakage into the blood circulation. A recent study showed that andrographolide attenuated concanavalin A-induced liver injury and inhibited hepatocyte apoptosis. It has been reported to be efficacious in chronic hepatitis B viral infection.

 

Natural Remedies For Liver Cirrhosis

 

The natural remedies for liver cirrhosis are prescribed keeping in mind the Ayurvedic concept of tridosha. According to this, fatty liver occurs due to the imbalance in the Pitta dosha that is primarily related to the metabolic processes in the body such as digestion, and elimination of toxic products.

 

Over a period of time, the imbalance in the pitta dosha results in an accumulation of Kapha that reflects on the processes involved in growth, and weight management. Ayurveda recommends the use of herbal remedies and a fatty liver treatment diet to improve the functions of the liver and maintain its structural integrity.

Fatty Liver Cure

 

Ayurveda offers a safe and effective approach for the fatty liver cure that involves the use of herbs and following a balanced diet. Our Ayurvedic clinic in Melbourne helps the patients with fatty liver to get rid of the symptoms and prevent the complications using natural herbs.

 

We have a team of the best Ayurvedic doctors in Australia, who believe in treating the patient as a whole to bring about a holistic improvement. We ensure long-term results and effective cure for liver cirrhosis by giving remedies that correct the imbalance in the underlying dosha. The Ayurvedic treatments help to improve the overall health of the patients and enhance their longevity and quality of life.

 

 

 

References:

 

  1. Punjabi Harpriya, Patel Kalapi, Patel Manish and Gupta S N, ‘An Ayurvedic Management of Jalodara (Ascites) with special reference to Hepatic Cirrhosis’, International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, http://oaji.net/articles/2019/1791-1546879948.pdf
  2. Jit Narayan Sah, Vinay Varshney, ‘Chemical Constituents of Picrorhiza genus- A Review’, Research Gate, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273145027_Chemical_constituents_of_Picrorhiza_genus_a_review
  3. A K Panda, G C Bhuyan, M M Rao, ‘Ayurvedic Intervention for Hepatobiliary Disorders: Current Scenario and Future Prospect’, Journal of Traditional Medicine and Clinical Naturopathy, https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/ayurvedic-intervention-for-hepatobiliary-disorders-current-scenario-andfuture-prospect.pdf

 

 

 

Dr. Gurnam Saini

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery

MD Alternative Medicine

Panchkarma Detox Expert

Member of AAA (Australian Association of Ayurveda)
 
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Dr. Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. In Australia he pursued post graduate degree in mental health from La Trobe University, Melbourne (Australia). He has worked as associated Nurse Unit Management in Eastern Healths, Melbourne for 9 years. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More

 

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