Ayurvedic management of alcoholic liver disease - Dr. Shripathi Acharya
Abstract: Alcoholic liver disease is caused due to prolonged intake of alcohol . Alcoholic liver disease is of 3 stages. They are Alcoholic steatosis, Alcoholic Hepatitis and Alcoholic cirrhosis . Ayurveda medicine has a positive role in the management of liver disorders . Hepatoprotective, hepatic stimulant, rasayana , dipana , pachana and Vyadhi pratyanika drugs and formulations are used in the management of alcoholic liver disease. Use of Pathyapathya is also very important here. Arogyavardhini vati, phalatrikadi kashaya, guduchi kashaya , bhumyalaki swarasa , kumaryasava, bhringarajasava, kakamachi swarasa and godanti bhasma are few medicines frequently used in the management of this disease . Alcoholic steatosis and alcoholic hepatitis are easier to treat by ayurveda medicine .But alcoholic cirrhosis is difficult to treat and often leads to malignancy and incurable. This presentation deals with Ayurveda management of Alcoholic Liver Disease.