Cholestasis And Ayurveda

Cholestasis And Ayurveda

The condition in which the bile is restricted to flow from the liver to the duodenum .Means there is reduction or stoppage of bile flow. This will cause the auto digestion or necrosis in the cells of the liver. It leads to  acute liver failure also.

Types of Liver Cholestasis


  1. Obstructive

There is mechanical blockage in the bile duct which can inhibit the flow of bile.
Causes are-

  • Bile Duct Tumors.
  • Narrowing of bile duct
  • Gall stones
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst or tumor.
  • Infection in bile duct


  1. Hepatocellular

Any intrinsic condition at the cellular level in the liver can restrict the flow of bile.


  • Alcoholism
  • cancers in the liver.
  • Bacterial abscess.
  • Viral hepatitis.
  • Sepsis or the spreading of infection through the blood stream.
  • Drugs like acetaminophen, flucloxacillin, erthromycin, aspirin, ibuprofen



Symptoms of the condition


  • Itchy skin or pruritis
  • Jaundice
  • Yellowish skin  Mostly seen in the ostructive type
  • Pale or clay coloredstool seen in the obstructive type of the disease.
  • Dark urine.
  • pale stools in hepatocellular type
  • Stools may become pale yellow in colour.
  • Stools contain steatorrhea.
  • Lack of bile in the intestine produces calcium and vitamin D deficiency.
  • There will be bleeding tendency.


  • Alkaline phosphatase is very high.
  • Ultra sound, CT will be useful in the diagnosis.



  • Saptasaramkasayam –
  • Ciravilvadikasayam –
  • Citrakagrantyadikasayam –
  • Dadimasvarasa
  • Erandapatraswaras
  • Mulakasavrasa
  • Trikatucurnam
  • Kutakichurna
  • Jamun rasa
  • Kalmeghchurna
  • Bhumyamalkichurna
  • Punarnavasa
  • Rohitakasava
  • Varunadi kwath
  • Kaidaryacurna
  • Mulakaasavam

Other Yogas

  • Vardhamanapippali Rasayana


  1. Priyanka There

    Great blog written by Parijatak.I was taking ayurvedic treatment for my liver.It was very beneficial for me.Those who are having liver problem this is very useful blog to read.

  2. ankit

    Hi Parijatak ,Cholestatis is a common disease in all ages.I am really happy that you shared blog on Cholestatis.Keep sharing.

  3. Yogesh

    Indeed a great Post.

    I thought that Ayurveda Treatment would be the best solutions on cholestasis . I would be recommended this Artiles who are having cholestasis problem.
    Keep on Posting .

  4. Shivji Chouhan

    Dear Parijatak
    The liver is a large glandular organ in the body. It is responsible for carrying out the major digestive functions in the body. It converts food into energy and removes the toxins from the body. So That process we have to healthy our liver and protected from unhygienic food. so I like to read your blog and its a more informative.
    Thank you sir

  5. Vaibhav

    I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed reading this post. , thank you Parijatak Ayureveda!

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