Jaundice can be termed as yellowish tinge to the skin and the similar to the eyes. The yellowish tinge to the skin happens because of the excess of bilirubin, which is a substance created when your red blood cells break down. The colour of the fluids may also be yellow. A damaged liver is the main cause of jaundice, jaundice can also indicate a problem with bile juice. Bilirubin is the yellow coloured waste, which remains after the iron is removed from the blood. When there is an excess of bilirubin, it leaks into your surrounding tissue. It is termed as hyperbilirubinemia, hyperbilirubinemia causes a yellow colour in the skin and eyes. Jaundice can also be associated with acquired or acute hepatitis B infection.

Some common symptoms of jaundice include pale stools, dark urine, itchiness in body and yellow tinge to the skin and eyes. Fever, vomiting and abdominal pain are some other symptoms which can indicate jaundice. Main types of jaundice include Hepta-cellular, Hemolytic and obstructive jaundice. Hepta-cellular jaundice occurs due to the disease or injury in the liver area, hemolytic jaundice occurs when red blood cells to break resulting in the production of bilirubin and obstructive jaundice occurs as a result of an obstruction in the bile duct. Diagnosis of Jaundice includes bilirubin tests, blood count test and Hepatitis A, B, C tests. While it is necessary to diagnose jaundice, there are some home remedies which you can use to cure jaundice. Some of them are given below.

I. Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil-Home Remedies

Lemon contains anti-inflammatory properties which can help in curing jaundice. The essential oil in lemon is known for its healing properties, the lemon essential oil can help protect the liver against injuries. You can just add a few drops of lemon essential oil to 25-30 ml to some other carrier oil of your choice. Mix the lemon essential oil and carrier oil well and apply it on your abdomen especially in the area above your liver. Repeating the process for a few days can help in better results and will definitely aid in curing jaundice.

II. Sugarcane juice

Sugarcane can help in the proper functioning of the liver and digestion. Drinking sugarcane juice twice a day can help in curing jaundice and better digestion. You must drink sugarcane juice daily in order to get your condition better.

III. Goat milk

Goat milk consists of vital vitamins which can help in curing jaundice. It is known that goat milk consists of some antibodies which may help you fight jaundice and result in a better immune system. Drink a glass of goat milk daily to see the results.

IV. Green grape juice

Green grape juice-Home Remedies

Green grape is believed to improve the serum bilirubin levels in your liver. Green grape juice can help you in n curing jaundice as it boosts liver and absorbs the yellowness by improving the functioning of your liver. You can extract the juice itself or you can buy it from a supermarket, extracting juice at your home would be a better idea as it does not consume much time and one can easily make green grape juice. Consume a 1-2 glass of green grape juice daily to see the results.

V. Ginger

Gingeris known for its medicinal properties, ginger is enriched in medicinal values like anti-oxidant and hypolipidemic properties. Its medicinal properties can help you boost your liver and can help in curing jaundice. All you need is some minced garlic and a cup of water, just add the minced garlic to the water and boil it.  Allow it to get steep for 5-7 minutes and strain, drink it while it’s warm. Including garlic in your daily diet can help you curing jaundice.

VI. Garlic

Garlic-Home Remedy

Garlic is known to be a very good detoxifier as it contains allicin in it. Garlic can help you cure jaundice in no time, it is suggested to include garlic in your everyday diet. All you need is 3-4 cloves of minced garlic, you can chew it directly or you can use it in your diet.

VII. Vitamin D

Jaundice is often seen in infants, the reason behind it is that they are hardly exposed to the sun. Deficiency of vitamin D can result in jaundice. Sunrays are a great source of vitamin D since infants are kept away from it they tend to get jaundice more often than others. To reduce the deficiency of vitamin D in infants, breastfeeding is the best solution. Breastfeeding can boost up the vitamin D content in infants. Adults can increase the intake of foods enrich in vitamin D, foods like eggs, cheese and fish.

VIII. Tomato juice

Tomato juice-Home Remedies

Tomatoes contain lycopene which can help in curing jaundice as it lowers the risk of liver damage. All you need is 3-4 tomatoes and little salt and pepper, just prepare one glass of freshly squeezed tomatoes and add little salt and pepper. Drinking one glass of tomato juice can help you cure jaundice.

IX. Barley water

Antioxidant and diuretic properties of barley can help you in curing jaundice. The diuretic properties of barley can help you flush out toxins as well as bilirubin through urine. All you need is one teaspoon of roasted barley seed powder, one teaspoon of honey and one glass of water. Just add roasted barley seeds into a glass of water and mix well then add a teaspoon of honey, stir it well. Drink one glass of barley water daily to see the results.

X. Papaya

When someone is suffering from jaundice, papaya leaves can help in aid. Papaya leaves are enriched in enzymes which can support your digestive system and can also treat liver and cure jaundice. All you need are some papaya leaves and honey. Just grind two or three papaya leaves add a little water to it and make a paste, then strain the mixture and add a tablespoon of honey and drink the mixture.


Jaundice is turning of skin and eye colour from normal to yellowish. This happens because of an increase in bilirubin. Bilirubin is a waste material left after the breakdown of Red blood cells. An excess of bilirubin results in hyperbilirubinemia, that results in the yellow tinge in the skin and eyes. If you know the symptoms of jaundice then these remedies will help to cure it. But if you have really caught it consult a qualified physician. There are some home remedies that will help alongside treatment are drinking green grape juice, barley water, papaya leaves and tomato juice. Including ginger and garlic in your diet is a great way to improve digestion and can cure jaundice.

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Nikunj Sharma

Nikunj Sharma

He is a professional fitness trainer and coach (including aerobics and yoga instructor). He provides the best nutritionist training plans as well to his clients. He has been constantly writing as a freelancer from the past 3 years as an author for fitness instruction ebooks/ manuals and for several online health magazines as well.