Symptoms and Treatment of Liver Disorders


Symptoms of Liver Disorders:

  • Loss of weight and appetite
  • Feeling of nausea
  • Feeling of dizziness
  • Pain on the right side of stomach just below the ribs
  • Pain in the stomach pit
  • Yellowness of eyes
  • Feeling of unwell and indigestion
  • Excessive formation of gas and gastric refluxes

Treatment of Liver Disorders:

Allopathic system of treatment is though much advanced, it is yet to provide some dependable synthetic preparations to correct hepato-biliary dysfunctions. The only dependable therapy is preparation from medicinal plants when there is malfunctioning of liver occurs. The medicinal plants which are bitter are mostly indicated in hepatic insufficiency, intestinal putrefaction, irregular bile flow, habitual biliousness, chronic dyspepsia (difficulty in digestion), chronic cholecystitis, intestinal auto intoxication, jaundice, early cirrhosis (degeneration of liver), hepatitis, fat intolerance, fatty infilteration of liver and other allied troubles.

Foeniculum vulgare

Foeniculum vulgare (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The plants which are intended for the treatment stimulate the hepatic cells, produces abundant flow of bile, normalise gastrointestinal inactivity in general and are beneficial in various hepato-biliary dysfunctions. They correct torpidity of the liver, stimulate separation in the stomach and intestine, cure habitual biliousness, chronic dyspepsia, jaundice and cirrhosis. The prolonged use of these plants revitalizes the liver cells by virtue of the compounds present in them which drain out the heavy toxin deposition by working as solvent for such pigments and combined effects of Cassia augustifolia and Foeniculum vulgare give it a fine cholagogue (promotes bile flow) action and regeneration of hepatic functions in all aspects and thereby increasing duodenal digestion, appetite and removing constipation etc.

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Few plants which require special attention are Phyllanthus niruri, Picrorrhiza kurroa, Capparis spinosa, Andrographis paniculata and Fumaria officinalis. These plants when used in combination with other drugs acts as a quick and effective cure for catarrhal jaundice, liver and gall bladder enlargement. They prevent post hepatic syndrome, they can be given in post therapy stage of jaundice for restoring normal functional phenomenon after organic treatment is completed. They are not used alone as a therapeutic agent in cases of catarrhal jaundice and advance cases of cirrhosis. When the assimilation power is poor, a course of these plants’ extract is given 2-3 week prior to a tonic, served as a anabolic agent, which enhance the results of tonic during convalescene. It thus helps during run down stage to gain speedy recovery.

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When these plants are used continuously, digestion gets improved and aids in bowel movement and set rights the entire digestive system. They also protects from viral hepatitis, toxic hepatitis like drug induced hepatitis and alcoholic hepatitis, chronic cholecystitis and promotes growth and appetite.

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