Ayurvedic system originated from Indian thousands of years ago and has since spread to many other parts of the world. It was used for the prevention and treatment of various ailments even before the introduction of orthodox medicines. It is an alternative medicine involving the use of herbs and various lifestyle modifications for the prevention and treatment of ailments.
In Ayurvedic medicine, the organs in the human body are categorized into elements (dosas) which are Vata, Pitta and Kapha depending on its function. These elements must work in harmony to maintain equilibrium for an individual to be healthy. A defect in any of these three elements will cause malfunction in the others.
The liver being an organ of metabolism is considered as a pitta (fire) which burns out impurities from the body; when it is overloaded it causes the body to become unhealthy and the individual will feel sick. It offers several remedies for cleansing the liver and maintaining its integrity.
Ayurvedia employs diet, lifestyle change, and use of designated herbs for preventing and treating fatty liver disease. It encourages the consumption of diet that will improve liver function and elimination or restriction of foods that aggravates the condition such as spicy and oily foods.
Special herbal solutions are prepared with a blend of natural plants such as:
- Chicory seed
- Aloe Vera
- Embelia root
There herbs are believed to be potent in detoxification of the liver and improving its function effectively.
It is always advised to consult a physician before embarking on this treatment as there are various concerns about alternative medicines.