Managing liver problems by traditional Ayurveda medicines - Dr. C.M. Sreekrishnan
Abstract: The liver is precisely called the engine of the body. It plays a pivotal role in the manufacture, storage and regulation of essential compounds. We can survive only one or two days if it shuts down. If the liver fails, our body will fail too. Fortunately the liver can function even when up to 75% of it is diseased or removed. This is because it has amazing ability to create new liver tissues. that is it can regenerate itself, from healthy liver cells that still exist. Currently there is no artificial organ or device capable of emulating all the functions of the liver. it does hundreds of vital things to make sure everything runs smoothly. The liver is among the most complex and important organs in the human body. Every second the liver cells go through thousands of complex biochemical interactions that influence all the other organs in the body. Its complexity that makes the liver more to become problematic, when we are neglecting its importance to prevent and cure its problem at the early stage itself. There are more than 500 functions are doing by the liver daily to protect our body. Of among them detoxification and metabolism is the important functions. The liver supports every organ in the body and is vital for survival. Because of its strategic location and multidimensional functions, the liver is also prone to many diseases. The term liver diseases can apply to many disorders that cause the liver to function improperly or cease functioning. When the liver is unable to meet with over function, due to over expose of more and more toxins both internal and external that cause liver damage. That precipitates as general weakness to chronic liver diseases. Nowadays due to change of life style especially the food alcohol over medication infection etc the liver problems are increasing. Our traditional Healthcare especially healthy food is to protect the liver from over toxicity. So that their function may be maintained. but due to the new lifestyles our body is especially the liver is subjected to do overwork in detoxification and metabolism. When is beyond its control the liver will become damage. By some simple drugs and healthy food habits we can protect the liver, improve liver function and manage liver problems very easily. Ayurveda describe the function of liver and its problems clearly in (Yakruth roga). The treatment methods in modalities are described in Ayurveda for preventive as well as curative of liver problem. Here I am discussing my traditional Ayurveda management of liver problems with its clinical evidence, especially the fatty liver and hepatomegaly. One among them is the usage is turmeric powder (haridra) and also the effect of panchakola thakram. it a a traditional preparation using a compound drug panchakolam (5 herbs boiled in butter milk ) . Advising along with the herbs some restrictions in the food, (where is normal good food and plenty of water) and make the mind calm and quiet to stimulate the metabolism. Also sufficient sleep to normalise the homeostasis mechanism of the body .An evaluation of SGPT SGOT and USG scan is also doing for a evidence based clinical trial.