The Liver is the heaviest internal organ in the human body. It is a reddish-brown organ that weighs about 1.5kg. This organ helps in detoxification, synthesizes proteins, & helps in emulsification of lipids. It is considered as a digestive gland that produces bile and helps in the breakdown of fats. There is different type of diseases associated with liver one among them is liver cirrhosis. Most of the people didn’t have exact knowledge of this disease.
In liver cirrhosis, the healthy cells of the liver are replaced with scar tissue that slows down the production of protein & other substances. This disease is progressive that develops slowly & at the end stop its proper functioning. The Advance stage of liver cirrhosis is a life-threatening condition. So always try to take proper treatment at a time.
What are the signs & symptoms of Liver Cirrhosis?
Most often there are no signs & symptoms of Liver Cirrhosis seen in patient until the liver get fully damaged. The signs & symptoms that are seen are:
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Tenderness & pain near the liver
- Heartbeat accelerated
- Edema on ankles, feet, & legs
- Hair loss
- Muscular cramps
- Increased infection
- Nasal bleeding
- Pain in the right shoulder
- Dark urine
- Vomiting with blood
- Itching in skin
- Ascites (Accumulation of fluid in the abdomen)
- The blood vessels of your skin are easily prominent
- While walking patient feel a disturbance
- Stools appear pale in color
- Loss of sex drive
What are the causes of Liver Cirrhosis?
There are different causes for the occurrence of liver cirrhosis mentioned below:
- Excessive consumption of alcohol
- Viral hepatitis like (B, C & D)
- Excessive accumulation of fats named as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
- Wilson’s disease (accumulation of copper in the liver)
- Biliary atresia in which bile ducts are formed poorly
- Cystic fibrosis
- Autoimmune hepatitis that is caused due to the body’s immune system
- Scarring & hardening of bile duct known as primary sclerosing cholangitis
- Most of the infections like brucellosis or syphilis
- Certain medications like isoniazid or methotrexate
What is the ayurvedic view of liver cirrhosis?
According to Ayurved Yakrit is known as liver & the cirrhosis of liver is correlated with “kumbh kamla”. In this disease all three doshas (Vata, Pitta, & Kapha) are imbalanced. Pitta is the most aggravated dosha so pacifying & purification therapies are done.
What is the ayurvedic treatment of liver cirrhosis?
In Ayurved, there are different herbs that will treat the scar tissues & maintain healthy liver cells. The ayurvedic medicines for the liver cirrhosis will deal with the signs & symptoms of liver cirrhosis, balances dosha in the body, & increase the life-span of liver. Chandigarh Ayurved centre introduces a kit known as liver cirrhosis care kit that contains a combination of herbal medicines. This kit contains ayurvedic products that are mentioned below in detail:
Real Testimonial of Liver Cirrhosis
ALL PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION IN DETAIL:
1. Kutaki Capsule
These herbal capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of Picrorhiza kurroa. The herb used in this capsule show anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These properties help in treating liver cirrhosis naturally.
Recommended Dosage: Take two capsules twice a day with normal water.
2. Bhumi Amla Churna
This herbal churna is prepared from the extract of herb Bhumiamla (Phyllanthus niruri). It is considered as the best herb for liver that regenerates the liver cells and increases life-span of the liver. The antioxidant nature of this herb removes all toxins from the body.
Recommended Dosage: Take half teaspoon twice a day with normal water.
3. Detox Premium Powder
This is a herbo-mineral preparation that contains following ingredients: Moti pishti, Parwal pishti, Shukta pishti, Giloy satav, Kamdudha ras, Jahar Mohra pishti, Akik pishti, Gandhak rasayan, Tal sindoor, Shankh bhasam, Sutshekhar ras, Sudhyog tab, Shwet parpati, Yavakshaar. Premium detox powder keeps your liver cell healthy. It clears away the toxins from the body and stimulates the function of the liver and increases the flow of bile
Recommended Dosage: Take one sachet twice a day with normal water.
4. Liver Care Syrup
It is a herbo-mineral Syrup which is purely ayurvedic formulation. CAC Liver Care syrup helps in balancing Pitta dosha. This Syrup enhances regeneration of liver cells, promote functions of liver, and improve blood flow from the liver. It helps in the treatment of fatty liver, Liver cirrhosis, Hepatitis, hepatomegaly, and obstructive Jaundice. CAC Liver Care syrup contains Ingredients like Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Kutaki(Picrorhiza kurroa), Bhumi amla( phyllanthus niruri), Giloy(Tinopora Cordifolia), Yavakshar( Hordeum vulgare), Imli Kshar( Tamarindus indica), Mukta Shukta pisti etc. These herbs show Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, Hepato-protective, properties. This syrup improves digestion, enhances appetite.
It shows results in Fatty Liver, Liver Cirrhosis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Liver Cancer, Hepatomegaly, Inherited diseases- Hemochromatosis and Wilson’s disease, and Jaundice.
DOSAGE– Take 2 tablespoon twice daily
5. Liver Care Tablet
It is a herbo-mineral tablet of size 650 MG and is a purely ayurvedic formulation. CAC Liver Care tablets help in balancing Pitta dosha. These tablets stimulate the growth of new liver cells, promote functions of liver, and improve blood flow from the liver. It helps in the treatment of fatty liver, Liver cirrhosis, Hepatitis, hepatomegaly, and obstructive Jaundice. CAC Liver Care Tablets contains Ingredients like Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Kutaki(Picrorhiza kurroa), Bhumi amla( phyllanthus niruri), Giloy(Tinopora Cordifolia), Yavakshar( Hordeum vulgare), Imli Kshar( Tamarindus indica), Mukta Shukta pisti etc. it shows results in Hepatomegaly, Inherited diseases- Hemochromatosis and Wilson’s disease, Jaundice and Obstructive jaundice
DOSAGE: Take one tablet twice a day with normal water.
6. Panchsakar Churna
It is a herbo mineral and purely ayurvedic formulation. It mainly works on your Vata and pitta dosha of your body. It can cure Chronic Constipation and help relieve symptoms of Acidity, indigestion, Belching and colic pain. It acts as a mild Laxative and reduces Bloating. It works very efficiently on a disease named IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) which is very common nowadays that affects your day to day activities. CAC Panchsakar churna is 100% natural and pure. It is prepared from various herbs like Haritaki, Shunthi, Swaran Patri, Shatapushpa, and Saindhav Lavan that show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and laxative properties.PANCHSAKAR CHURNA contains Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula), Shunthi (Zingiber Officinale), Saindhava Lavana (Rock Salt), Svarna Patri (Cassia Angustifolia), Shatapushpa (Foeniculum Vulgare)
DOSAGE: Take one tablespoon at night with normal water.
What is the panchakarma treatment for liver cirrhosis?
Panchakarma is a way that helps in the detoxification of the liver. It balances all three doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) in the body. As in liver cirrhosis basically the pitta dosha is imbalanced so firstly it is been balanced. Panchkarma treatment is not required in this disease only medicines are sufficient; the ayurvedic medicines mentioned above are beneficial for liver cirrhosis patients.
Healthy tips & diet for liver cirrhosis patients:
- Include in your diet green vegetables such as bottle gourd, ridge gourd, bitter gourd, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, fenugreek, coriander, pumpkin, etc.
- Drink limited amount of water & can drink one green coconut water.
- Also include vegetables like carrot, turnip, beetroot, radish, etc.
- Eat fresh fruits like berries, apple, pear, peach, orange, papaya, guava, etc.
- Daily walk for 30 minutes to keep you fit.
- Avoid milk & dairy products.
- Totally avoid fried, fast, & processed food items.
- Do perform yoga poses & pranayam such as kapalbhati pranayam, dhanurasana, ardh mastsyendrasana, naukasana, Gomukhasana, etc.
Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1000 plus patients worldwide.