Jaundice or icterus, is yellowing of the white portion of the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes that is caused by excessive amounts of bile pigments in blood tissues. In Ayurveda, Jaundice is known as Kamala. Jaundice is caused due to use of certain drugs, birth defects, liver damage, gallbladder disorders, blood disorders, cancer of the pancreas. The symptoms includes yellowing of skin, eyes, tongue and urine, weakness, headaches, fever, severe constipation, nausea, pain around the liver. Ayurvedic treatment of Jaundice involves pacifying aggravated body energies using herbs that stimulate the function of the liver and increase the flow of bile in the bile duct.
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