Liver Cirrhosis and Liver Failure - It's Possible to Treat in Ayurveda

Liver Cirrhosis is getting quiet common now a days and there is a good news that Ayurveda works in liver cirrhosis. Liver is like an immigration officer which checks entry of toxins into the blood.

The liver cells called hepatocytes kill themselves during neutralizing the toxins like Alcohol, drugs, artificial food preservatives, Soft drinks, packaged food like Chips and other snacks.

Any food prepared more than 1 day ago is an enemy to the liver. I am mainly talking about packaged food. All food which you find in supermarkets is packaged food.

Excess food is also bad for the liver. Liver has to work hard to neutralize the toxin. Too much bread, beer, biscuits are not good as they accumulate as fats in the liver.

The first stage of liver failure or liver cirrhosis is called Fatty liver. During first stages of liver failure, the liver becomes fatty and slowly when the inflow of toxic material keeps coming, the fatty cells start to die and get converted into scarred tissue called Cirrhotic liver. The scarred tissue is not elastic anymore and it becomes stiff like a scar tissue or like a plastic. The opposite of elastic is plastic. So liver tissue becomes stiff and hard like plastic.

Now a days Liver fibroscan tells us how much liver has become plastic (hard) and how much is left elastic (Natural).

I have seen modern medical system says it's never possible to reduce the plastic tissue and improve elastic tissue mass of liver, but in Ayurveda, I have seen excellent results using herbs. Even the fibroscans confirm the reversal of liver cirrhosis and the values of hardness getting better and better.

All liver cirrhosis should immediately start with the liver care pack. # 1 to # 4. These are 4 herbal combinations, can be consumed along with any ongoing allopathic treatment of liver cirrhosis. Can be consumed by Diabetics, Blood Pressure patients, liver failure due to alcohol or Hepatitis or any other reason. The Ayurvedic medicine after # 4 to # 8 can also be consumed without any fear of contraindications or side effects as they help to get rid of excessive water and provide strength. The special Gemstone / Bhasma combinations should be consumed only after consultations with an Ayurvedic practitioner.


1. Cap. Liver detox - 2 twice daily

2. Cap. Echincacea - 2 twice daily

3. Cap. Phyllanthus -2 twice daily

4. Yakrit Plihantak Churna - 1 teaspoonful twice daily

The above 4 are there in Liver Care Pack of Planet Ayurveda. These are immediately required by all liver failure patients.

Other than these various other products should be added.

5. Punarnava Mandur - 2 thrice daily ( For Edema and water retention)

6. Do not give Arogyavardhni Vati ------ stop it, it's heavy and strong for fragile liver cirrhosis patients, it's excellent for fatty liver and initial stages of liver failure.

7. Cap. Tribulus Power - 2 twice daily ( to increase albumin )

8. Cap. Rencure formula or Cap. Punarnava or Both - 2 twice daily ( To remove edema from the body, it works better than Dytor and other allopathic diuretics like lasix and it does not cause electrolyte imbalance, Dytor is allopathic medicine works faster but causes weakness and electrolyte imbalance)- The Rencure formula, Punarnava capsules will reduce the edema.

Punarnava mandur also reduces edema and also gives strength and but little slower than Rencure / Punarnava capsules. Rencure/ Punarnava capsules are faster to remove edema and also give little strength to the body. So, I recommend all 3 of them because there are no side effects and there is synergy.

Edema - the water retention is due to low albumin in the blood. Tribulus power will improve the albumin in the blood. Or Shatavari can also be given as both are good for low protein ( albumin) in the blood and help to recover from body edema. Allopathic doctors give high protein diet, egg white or infuse Albumin if there is too much edema and liver is not making enough albumin or albumin is leaking through kidneys / urine.

Rencure formula/ Punarnava / Tribulus power help the kidneys as well to prevent the leaking of albumin through urine. Shatavari capsules are also excellent to improve Albumin in the blood. It's asparagus racemosus, rich in natural proteins.

In liver cirrhosis, the body is not able to expel water from the system, so it's better to give diet which is drying, and soaks water. Barley, Bajra, Besan ( Chana powder - Black gram is high in protein, and absorbs water) are good for such condition, but make sure total weight of proteins given per day to a person should not exceed the body weight of the person.

100 kg person needs about 90 gm of proteins per day.

Milk, Cheese, Pulses, Legumes, Non-Veg, Eggs, Soyabeans are sources of proteins.

Egg white can also be given to increase albumin in the blood.

Cirrhosis patients develop "PILES" on the esophagus/ stomach junction. They are called esophageal varices and not piles here but they are actually tortuous veins due to congestion in the liver, increased pressure in portal vein. Sometimes when the pressure in portal vein is too much, it can rupture and can cause immediate bleeding and requirement of emergency surgery. All the veins are very fragile here and bleed and there can be blood in the vomiting. I hope you must have seen some movies ( Like Devdas) where there were ruptured esophageal varices due to alcoholic liver disease.

Special care should be taken that the food consumed by liver failure patient is cooling in nature, little bit drying, avoid cucumbers, water melons, tomatoes as they contain enough water.

Sauna ( Steam bath), Sun Bath removes excessive Sodium from the blood through sweating. In liver failure, the enzymes needed to make vitamin D are reduced, so sun exposure for at least 45 minutes for Indians, 15-30 minutes per day for White skinned people and at least 1 hour for black skinned people. Excessive fat also holds Vitamin D and does not let it function.

Sweating / Exercise / Sun Bath also help to release stored vitamin D in fats of obese people and elimination of Sodium from the body.

Sweating leads to water removal as well as toxins removal as well. The levels of Vitamin D also increases due to Sun Bath.

It's recommended that Liver cirrhosis patients must go for sunbath to get rid of excessive water retention and reduce edema.

Green vegetables like lettuce, Fenugreek, Radish leaves ( they are excellent) , mustard leaves, Cabbage, Vegetables of Gourd family ( Ghiya, tinda, Tori etc.) are good for liver. Turnips and Beets are also fine. Radish is very good.

Liver failure patients can not digest heavy food. Green leafy vegetables, Nut Milk( Around 15-20 ml per day) , Sugarcane juice ( 40 ml per day) - as sugar cane will give energy and soothing for the body.

Makhana Powder 1 teaspoonful per day ( Latin name Eurayle ferox ) Or raw seeds as a snack can be consumed. Try not to consume salted Makhana. ( Gorgon seeds in English)

Liver failure patients should avoid all artificial foods at all costs. They contain preservatives but also Sodium which causes water retention and edema.

Avoid processed snacks, biscuits, namkeen, sweets, packaged food, packaged juices, soft drinks, Alcohol ( even wine or beer or any drinks containing alcohol), Chips and Rusks.

Rice are good for liver failure patients, They are easy to digest and rich in carbohydrates. Moong Dal Khichdi is perfect. It's optimum mix of Carbohydrates and Proteins.

Classical Combination for Liver failure

Ayurveda is a vast science and has thousands of medicine combinations. In really serious cases of liver failure, Ayurvedic doctors can use various cooling, water absorbing gems, stones, gravels, minerals and even metals to cure the liver cirrhosis. Yes, it's possible in many cases to cure the liver cirrhosis using Ayurvedic remedies.

These are certain Ayurvedic medicines, which are needed in case of severe liver failure. I usually recommend the following:-

1. Bhasma Medicines:-

  • Praval panchamrit – 5 gm ( Contains Corals, Pearls & Shells)
  • Praval Pishti – 5 gm
  • Jaharmohra pishti – 10 gm ( Gems from the sea)
  • Kaharawa pishti – 10 gm
  • Shothari mandur – 5 gm
  • Punarnava mandur – 5 gm ( Contains Fe and Punarnava)
  • Swarn Makshik Bhasma – 10 gm ( Contains Cu, Fe, S )
  • Kamdudha Ras – 5 gm
  • Swarn Gairik – 5 gm
  • Abhrak Bhasma (Plain) – 5 gm ( Calcined nano mica)
  • Akik Pishti – 5 gm
  • Yakrit Plihari Loh - 5 gm
  • Tapyadi Loh- 5 gm
  • Mukta pishti – 4 gm
  • Rajat Bhasma – 5 gm ( Colloidal form of silver)
  • Navrattan kalpamrit Ras – ( Gems from the sea)

2. Liver Care Pack – The above mentioned # 1 to # 4 medicines.

3. Jalodrari Ras – 2 twice daily, in case of constipation and severe water retention.

In all above mentioned medicines, I have tried to avoid all heavy metals like Mercury, lead, tin, arsenic and others. The above combination contains only gems, lucky stones, rich in natural microminerals and nutrients.

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