Health Care

Home remedies for jaundice

Jaundice is a common problem that is very much visible in children. It also affects adults too. It is caused due to increased level of yellowish bile pigment which is called as bilirubin in blood. It is a by-product of the natural process taking place in body which include  breaking down and removal of old red blood cells.

It occurs due to an increased level of the yellowish bile pigments, known as bilirubin, in the blood. Bilirubin is a by-product of the body’s natural process of breaking down and removing old and damaged red blood cells. It is removed through liver just like other products. There are many types of jaundice a person may face like infection, due to certain medication there may get gallstones, hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, pancreatic cancer, etc. It mainly affects three main organ which is liver, pancreas and most important gall-bladder. The symptoms may include yellowing of skin, eyes, tongue and even urine, headache, fever, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, skin itching and even pale-colored stools.

There are many home remedies that will help you in speeding up the recovery process of jaundice.


Lemon can help in treatment of jaundice as it has healing property. Being diuretic in nature it encourages the urine production so that harmful waste like bilirubin may eliminated from body. They stimulate liver bile production and even mineral absorption.

Take lemon juice dilute it by adding water to it almost one glass and then drink it twice to thrice a day for almost a week or two.


Another best remedy that is best in giving relief from jaundice is sugarcane. There is a sudden drop of glucose observed at the time of jaundice. The best sugar ingredient is sugarcane that help in boosting energy and also help in recovery process. Sugarcane being completely alkaline in nature help in maintenance of low acid level in body and keep it hydrated.

Sugarcane juice is best, prepare juice and squeeze lemon in it. Mix well and the drink this twice to thrice a day for almost two to three weeks. This will help in easy passage of urine and even nourish body.


Another most effective remedy against jaundice is barley. It acts as diuretic as well helps in removal of toxins such as bilirubin from the body. This is best recommended remedy since ancient times.

Take one cup of barley and add it to 2 to 3 litre of water. Simmer it for few hours, strain and then let it cool. Add lemon juice, salt and sugar as per taste if required. Try drinking mixture of four to five glasses of barley water till the symptoms of jaundice vanish.


Turmeric is rich in curcumin that help in the process of detoxification of liver. It helps in prevention of alcohol and even other harmful toxins that may damage liver. It also has medicinal as well as healing properties that may ensure speedy recovery.

Take one quarter of turmeric powder in a glass of lukewarm water. Drink this mixture for twice to thrice a day for few weeks till the symptoms of the jaundice disappears.


Ginger acts as natural detoxifying agent as well as it also protect the liver from various attacks and may ensure normal and smooth functioning of liver.

Take out the juice of ginger. Add half teaspoon lemon juice or mint juice to it. Then add honey as per taste.

Extract the juice from a small piece of ginger. Try this mixture thrice a day for two weeks for positive results.


Radish are very good for liver and is considered as best remedy for jaundice. It is very powerful detoxifier that will help in purifying blood and also help in elimination of harmful toxins as well as waste which also include bilirubin from body. Radish as well as radish leaves are used for treating jaundice.

Extract juice from radish leaves. Drink one glass of radish leaf juice twice a day for almost 10 days that will ensure faster recovery. You can even add crushed basil leaves.


The red color of tomato is due to a pigment it contains lycopene. This substance lends color, it also has an important action of reducing tissue damage in the liver. Drinking a glass of fresh tomato juice on an empty stomach every morning and is recommended for people with jaundice.

Papaya leaves

Papaya is rich in Vitamin A. Add one tablespoon of honey to one teaspoon of papaya leaves paste. Eat this paste regularly for about 1 – 2 weeks. This is very effective and homemade cure for jaundice.

Basil leaves

Take about 10 – 15 basil leaves and make a paste of it. Add half a glass of freshly prepared radish juice to it. Drink this daily for about 2 – 3 weeks for better results.


Gooseberry is rich in Vitamin C and is a very useful in alleviating the symptoms of jaundice.


Take about 8 kernels of almonds, two dates and five cardamoms and soak them in water. Leave it overnight and remove the skin of almonds in the morning. Make them a paste of it. Add some sugar and butter. Take this mixture several times a day.

Aloe vera leaves

Take the pulp of the leaves of aloe vera and mix it with black salt and ginger. Take this every morning for about ten days to get rid of aloe vera juice.


Tea made of chamomile is very effective cure for jaundice and should be at least once a day for several weeks. It can be continued after cure of jaundice as a preventive measure.


Take buttermilk and add roasted alum and add some black pepper and mix them well. Drink at least thrice a day for better results.

Try this few home remedies that will help in curing of jaundice in few weeks without any medications.