Role of Ayurveda medicines in the management of Alcoholic Liver Disease

  • Shripathi Acharya G Director, Academic and Development, Muniyal Institute of Ayurveda Medical Sciences, Manipal, Karnataka, India.
  • Niranjan S. Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, Major S D Singh PG Ayurvedic Medical College, Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Swapna Swayamprabha HOD, Department of Agada Tantra, K.A.T.S. Ayurvedic College, Ankushpur, Odisha, India.
  • Rajeshwari S Acharya Post Graduate Scholar, PG Department of Panchakarma, Government Ayurveda Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Keywords: Alcoholic liver disease, Hepatoprotectives, Mootrala drugs, Rasayana


Due to faulty food habits and altered lifestyles, non communicable disorders are commonly occurring in modern India. Alcoholic liver disease is caused due to intake of excessive alcohol for prolonged period. The alcohol taken undergoes metabolic changes and acetaldehyde is formed which damages the liver. Initially liver cells get studded with fat droplets and leads to inflammation of the liver called Alcoholic hepatitis. If further alcohol is taken in excessive amounts, it leads to Alcoholic cirrhosis. In this condition some of the hepatocytes undergo necrosis followed by abnormal regeneration and formation of multiple nodules and extensive fibrosis. There will be decrease in liver function followed by emaciation of the body and ascites in alcohol liver disease. Ayurveda medicine has a better role and outcome. Use of hepatoprotectives, hepatic stimulant, Rasayana drugs. Choalaganges, Tikta and Madhura Rasayukta drugs, Mootrala drugs and protein supplementation are found effective in the management of Alcoholic liver disease. Present paper highlights the role of Ayurveda medicines in the management of Alcoholic liver disease.


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DOI: 10.21760/jaims.9.1.15
Published: 2024-02-23
How to Cite
Shripathi Acharya G, Niranjan S., Swapna Swayamprabha, & Rajeshwari S Acharya. (2024). Role of Ayurveda medicines in the management of Alcoholic Liver Disease. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 9(1), 113 - 116.
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