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What is jaundice?

Jaundice can be broadly classified as infective and obstructive jaundice.

A virus called Hepatitis A, is a common cause of infective jaundice.  This virus is transmitted through water and food.  Children are often affected.

The other viruses such as Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C viruses are transmitted through blood.


Stones or growths, blocking the pathway of bile, contaminated food and water, liver malfunction, certain diseases, certain medicines, viruses, alcohol, certain vitamin deficiency.


Yellow complexion, nausea, fatigue, itching, confusion, slow pulse, yellow eyes.

Remedy (Nuskhe)

  • Mash a ripe banana along with 1 tablespoon honey and eat twice a day for a few days.
  • Frequently drink lemon juice.
  • Take ¼ teaspoon turmeric (haldi) along with a glass of hot water 2 or 3 times a daily.
  • Half teaspoon ginger juice with 1 teaspoon each fresh lime and mint (pudina) juice mixed with a tablespoon of honey, taken frequently.
  • Finely grind some bel leaves.  Take 1 teaspoon of this paste along with a pinch of black pepper and follow it with 1 cup of buttermilk thrice a day.
  • A fine paste of tender papaya leaves, about ½ teaspoon paste, is taken with some water.
  • Make a fine powder of 1 teaspoon each of crushed liquorice (mulethi) root, chicory seeds (kaasni) and rock salt (kala namak).  Take ½ teaspoon with water twice daily.
  • Wash 3-4 tender leaves of peepal tree.  Grind the leaves to a paste with a little sugar or mishri.  Mix the paste in 1 glass of water and then strain through a fine cloth, have it twice a day for 3-7 days.
  • Take a glass of butter milk (lassi) with a pinch of black pepper (kali mirch).
  • Mix 1 teaspoon of glucose powder in a cup of water.  Have it 3 times a day – morning, afternoon, and night.
  • Have juice of pudina with a little sugar early morning.
  • Musk melon (kharbooza) is good for people suffering from jaundice as the toxins are removed through the urine by consuming this high water content fruit.
  • Plums are beneficial for jaundice patients.
  • Sugarcane juice (ganne ka ras).