Liver failure could happen when a large part of liver is damaged and isn’t able to function any longer. This condition could be either chronic or acute. Chronic failure is caused by metabolic disorders, malnutrition, cirrhosis, alcoholism, Hepatitis B/C and acute failure occurs due to food poisoning, drug toxicity, Hepatitis A, B and C.
However, these symptoms are seen much later. The earlier symptoms of liver failure include diarrhea, fatigue, loss in appetite and nausea. The symptoms seen later include coma, sleepiness, mental disorientation, swelling of abdomen, bleeding and/or jaundice. The removal and prevention of the cause of failure is very crucial.
Ayurveda and ayurvedic treatment is known as the best prevention method for any disease. Even liver damage can be treated by ayurvedic treatment by knowing the cause of the problem and then correcting it.
There are several medicines which can be used to treat hepatitis. These include Patol (Tricosanthe dioica), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Chirayta (Swertia chirata), Daru-Haridra (Berberis aristata), Hardira (Curcuma longa), Deodar (Cedrus deodara), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Sharpunkha (Tephrosea purpura), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Kutki (Picorrhiza kurroa), Bhunimbadi Qadha etc.
There are several medications which can deactivate Hepatitis A, B and C too. These include Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Kutki, Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Haridra, Yashtimadhuk (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) and Bhumiamalaki (Phyllanthus niruri).
There are medicines for treating alcoholism too. These consist of Vacha (Acorus calamus), Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamsni), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), mandukparni (Centella asiatica), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Kutki, Shrung-Bhasma, Nardiya-Laxmi-Vilas-Ras, Saraswatarishta, Punarnavadi-Qadha and Arogya Vardhini.
Herbal medications used for treating food poisoning and drug toxicants are Panchamrut-Parpati, Kutaj-Parpati, Praval-Panchamrut-Ras, Kutaj-Ghan-Vati, Laghu-Sutshekhar-Ras, Lashunadi-Vati, Chitrakadi-Vati, Shanks-Vati, Arogya-Vardhini, Saarivasav, Punarnavadi-Qadha, Gokshuradi-Guggulu and Punarnavadi-Guggulu.
In addition to the aforementioned medications, several medications can also be given to repair or reduce the amount of damage done to the liver cells and reduce the abdominal swelling. Therefore, both chronic and acute liver failure could be successfully cured by using a single or a combination of different ayurvedic herbs. Using these regularly can help an individual to prevent liver damage and failure.