EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ON LIVER AND ITS NATURAL CURE WITH AYURVEDA
Introduction: liver is the largest gland in the body. Liver produces proteins, enzymes and hormones for the process of digestion. It helps in conversion of vitamins, nutrients, medicines into the substances for the usage of body. Liver produces bile that aids digestion, acts as store house of glycogen, useful in cleaning the blood, detoxifies the whole body and what not. It is the primary organ of metabolism that metabolize nutrients as well as drugs into easier form for the use of body or which are not toxic. And throw out the substances that are toxic to body.
Alcohol and liver: 90% of the alcohol consumed is processed by liver. It takes about 1 hour to process alcohol. It takes longer period of time to higher alcohol content. At a particular time liver can only process certain amount of alcohol. The times when someone drunk too much alcohol, it is left unprocessed by the liver and circulates through bloodstream. The alcohol in the blood starts affecting brain and heart. And the people become intoxicated.
When there is chronic alcohol abuse there is first destruction of liver cells which results in scarring of liver cells known as liver cirrhosis, alcoholic hepatitis and cellular mutation that final leads to liver cancer. These conditions usually progress first from fatty liver to hepatitis to cirrhosis to mutation of cells. And this is how it is known as Alcohol-Related Liver Disease (ARLD).
Symptoms of Alcohol-Related Liver Disease (ARLD):
Liver does not usually produces symptoms until the severe damage is happened. And symptoms may include:
Loss of appetite
Yellow pigmentation of white part of eye and skin
Swelling in abdomen and ankle
Blood in the stool
Stages of alcohol-related liver disease (ARLD):
Alcoholic fatty liver disease: Drinking too much alcohol leads to deposition of fat in the liver tissues. It is the first stage of ARLD. It rarely causes any symptom but it is an important warning sign of liver damage. It is easily reversible.
Alcoholic Hepatitis: It is a serious condition of alcohol abuse for longer period of time. It is a result of binge drinking that means if a person drink large amount of alcohol in short period of time. It is serious and life threatening condition.
Liver cirrhosis: This stage occurs when the liver has damaged significantly with scar formation. This condition is difficult to reverse. Drinking at this stage might lands person on to death bed.
Complete abstinence from alcohol
Have healthy and balanced diet
Avoid hepatotoxic agents
High protein diet
Regular exercise or running
Best Ayurveda Herbs to cure Alcohol-Related Liver Disease (ARLD):
Kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa): It has anti-inflammatory and hepato-protective properties. It basically protects the liver cell damage by free radical and is potent antioxidant. It improves metabolism and generates appetite.
Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia): Giloy has antioxidant, hepatoprotective, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, adaptogenic and anti-cancerous properties. It improves metabolism and boost up immune system. It increases human life expectancy. It is helpful in removing toxins from the liver as well as whole body and leads to regeneration of healthy body cells.
Turmeric: It has very good anti-inflammatory and antineoplastic properties. It detoxifies liver and prevents build-up of fat in the liver. It aids in growth of healthy liver cells while restoring liver functions.
Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa): Punarnava cleanse and revitalizes the liver. It has purification and diuretic properties that helps in removal of toxins from liver cells. It is also a very good appetizer.
Managing liver disease with Chandigarh Ayurved Centre:
1. Kutki 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. 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, 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.
3. 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
4. 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.
5. 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.