Fatty liver means built up of fat in liver.

The main function of liver is metabolism of food and liquid and also prevent the entry of harmful substances from the blood

But if there is too much saturation of fat in liver then it interrupt the function of liver which can cause the formation of severe disease called cirrhosis.

The liver commonly repairs itself by rebuilding new liver cells when the old ones are damaged. But due to fat saturation process of rebuilding of liver cells also hampered which cause damage of liver .

In many cases, fatty liver has no symptoms intially.

Symptoms

Loss of appetite

Nausea

Severe acidity

physical weakness

  • fatigue

 

In progressive stage symptoms are-

 

Causes-

Alcoholism

High protein diet

  • obesity
  • High cholesterol level
  • diabetes
  • genetic inheritance
  • rapid weight loss
  • Certain medicines like aspirin, steroid,tetracycline

Types

 

Nonalcoholic fatty Liver

NAFLD has a tendency to run in families
NAFLD is more likely to happen to those who are middle aged and are overweight to obese. These people often have high cholesterol and diabetes.

And

Alcoholic fatty liver

It occures in alcohol adicted persons.

Treatment-

Panchkarma-

  • Udwarthana – Medicated powder, pastes are used to massage in the reverse direction of the hairs
  • Vamana – Therapeutic emesis
  • Virechana – Therapeutic Purgation which enhances the functioning of liver
  • Vasti (Teekshna Kashaya Vasti) – Enema by teekshan dravya cause reduction of fat
  • Lekhana Vasti – Enema by lekhana dravyas which cause the scrapping of accumulated fat in the body
  • Raktamoshan-Impure blood withdrawl

 

Preparations-

  • Triphala Kashaya with Honey
  • Guduchi Churna (powder of Tinospora cordifolia) + Musta Churna (Powder of Cyperus rotundus) with honey
  • Bhumyamlki churna+Katuki churna+Punarnava churna decoction
  • Triphala churna
  • Takrarishta (fermented medicated buttermilk

 

  • Herbs beneficial for Liver:
    Bhumyamalaki – Phyllanthus niruri
    Amalaki – Emblica officinalis
    Sharapunka – Tephrosia purpurea
    Katuki – Picrorrhiza kurroa
    Punarnava – Boerhavia diffusa
    Kakamachi – Solanum nigrumhttps://easyayurveda.com/2012/12/08/licorice-benefits-medicinal-qualities-complete-ayurveda-details/
    Kalamegha – Andrographis paniculata
    Loha – Iron
    Kumari – Aloe vera
    Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia
    Yashtimadhu Licorice– Glycyrrhiza glabra
    Haridra – Curcuma longa
    Bhringaraja – Eclipta alba
    Vasa – Adhatoda vasica
    Kiratatikta – Swertia chirayata
    Daruharidra – Berberis aristata etc