The liver is considered as the body’s most important organ, as it is responsible for filtration, metabolism, detoxification, and other vital functions. Now a days more number of people are having nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) associated with Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Dyslipidaemia,PCOS and the Metabolic Syndrome.
Lets understand the Organ Liver
The liver is the body’s largest gland and heaviest organ. It is a highly vascular organ that receives approximately 30% of resting cardiac output. The liver is the organ in which virtually all nutritional substances are metabolised. Because the liver is so important in fat metabolism, it is the most common site for fat accumulation. Depending on the cause and extent of the accumulation, fatty change can be mild and reversible or severe, resulting in irreversible cell injury and cell death. Fatty liver is caused by disruptions in lipid metabolism in the liver caused by a variety of etiological factors.
Ayurveda known for its safe and effective medication has a great potential in treating Fatty Liver .
Virechana being the most suitable Detox-Shodhana Karma is indicated in liver disorders in Bahu Doshavastha and Srotorodha.Also effective and safe Hepatoprotective herbs to treat any kind of liver disease.
When Fatty Liver progresses to next stage and Dhatus get involved, treatment should be directed towards Prasadana of Rasa and Rakta and also Yakritshothahara Chikitsa.
Importance of Guda Ardraka Yoga, Gomutra Haritaki Prayoga In fatty liver disease is explained in ayurveda classics.
Various Ayurveda formulations for Fatty liver are mentioned in classical texts which can widely be used for this purpose like Pippali Churna, Patoladi Churna, Mahasudarshana Churna, Rohitaka choorna , Agnitundi Vati, Arogyavardhini Vati, Patola katurohinyadi Kashaya, Rohitakarishta, Pippalyasava, Kumaryasava, Kalameghasava, Yakrit-Plihari Loha and many more can be taken consulting Ayurveda physician
Food which Must be included in Fatty liver
Ayurveda suggests certain types of food which are extremely important to add in the diet of Fatty liver patient.Vegetables which are bitter in taste , astringent and light to digest are good for fatty liver cases
- Kulattha (Horsegram)
- Mudga( green Gram )
- Yava (Barley)
- Takra ( Butter Milk )
- Ardraka( Ginger)
- Shigru phala( Drum stick)
- Laghu tikta Deepana (Bitter gourd, Methi leaves, curry leaves etc)