8 effective home remedies for your ailing liver

Written by Juhi Kumari | Published : January 1, 2019 6:13 PM IST


Jaundice is an easily recognisable disease which occurs due to elevated levels of bilirubin, a byproduct of red blood cells. When a person gets affected with jaundice, his/her skin and eye colour changes and becomes yellow. Notably, hepatitis, an illness of liver happens to be the most common cause of jaundice. Sadly, there is no diet that can bring your escalated bilirubin levels down. However, there are few healthy herbs like neem, sugarcane, tomato, lemon, spinach, radish leaves, and papaya leaves, that can promote liver function, may be effective in controlling it.


Sugarcane: Consume fresh sugarcane juice everyday as it smoothens the functioning of your digestive system and strengthens your liver. This way, your bilirubin levels are kept in check.


Lemon: Lemon has anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in vitamin c. Lemon is one of the most effective home remedies as it protects the liver cells from damage and unblocks the bile ducts.

Reddish Leaves

Radish leaves: These leaves are detoxifying agent that removes the excess bilirubin produced in the course of jaundice. Prepare radish leaves juice and consume it after diagnosis.


Barley water: Known for its diuretic and antioxidant properties, it helps in removing toxins and excess bilirubin from your body. Mix a teaspoon of roasted barley seeds with a glass of water and honey. And, drink it on a daily basis for better results. Also Read - Be Careful, These Five Things Can Weaken Your Immune System


Papaya Leaves: These help in eliminating toxins from the bloodstream and help in proper liver function. Also, being the potential sources of enzymes like papain and chymopapain, they boost your digestive health and help to cure conditions like jaundice.