What is Jaundice?
Liver is a organ located in the upper right abdomen, and it has a several functions in the body, including destruction of toxins, production of bile, which is highly concentrated fluid that helps digesting the food in the intestines, storage of iron, sugar, vitamins and minerals, regeneration of worn red blood cells, and it breaks down medications or alcohol. Jaundice is a condition in which liver produces a high level of the pigment bilirubin, which causes the skin, nails and eyes to become yellow.
In cases of jaundice, there are several types of remedies, and together with diet of fresh vegetables and whole and unprocessed food they can help you to relieve the symptoms of jaundice. You should also avoid alcohol, processed food, fried food, saturated animal fat, large meals, caffeine and sugar. Also zinc, cooper, iron sulphur, silicon and selenium are trace elements and minerals that are necessary for good functioning of metabolic reaction in the liver.
Homeopathic Remedies for Jaundice
Milk thistle is one of the homeopathic remedies used for centuries for liver problems. Milk thistle liver tonic is used in cases of jaundice and it contains substances which protects liver cells from chemical damage and some liver toxins. Milk thistle tonic can also be used to boost secretion of bile flow from the liver. Besides jaundice, milk thistle is used for other liver disorders like viral hepatitis, toxic hepatitis, cirrhosis and ischemic injuries.
Also you can use a mixture of various homeopathic remedies like Sanguinaria, Chelidonium, nux vomica, Veratrum album, podophyllum and others, in order to relieve your liver problems.
Phosphorus in another useful homeopathic remedy for jaundice cases, when other symptoms may include feeling of tightness in the chest and pain in the abdomen. Patients with jaundice who needs this remedy often feel thirst for cold water and have sensation of weakness after bowel movement.
Chelidonium is remedy recommended in case of jaundice when other symptoms include pain under the right shoulder blade and itchy skin. Chelidonium should be used 3 times per day, for period up to four days.
Dandelion is homeopathic remedy used in cases of inflammation and congestion of liver and gallbladder. Dandelion have a reputation of best liver tonic, and it acts by filtering and removing toxins and wastes from blood stream. It also helps the body to get rid of excess amount of water that is product of liver disorder and it stimulates the production of the bile in the liver.
Rosemary is indicated for use in cases when symptoms of liver disorder are cramping and indigestion. Rosemary has a calming effect on the whole body and it also relax muscles of the digestive tract.
Other homeopathic remedies that you can use for jaundice problems are artichoke, barberry and taraxacum.