What is Jaundice? Common Causes of Jaundice Home Remedy for Jaundice What is Jaundice? Jaundice is the yellow discoloration of the skin and the whites of the eyes. It is caused by a build-up of a substance called Bilirubin.In many cases, yellowness in the white part of the eyes is more obvious than in the skin. Jaundice in newborn babies is common as their livers take time to get working properly. The three types of jaundice that affects adults are: Hemolytic jaundice Hepatocellular jaundice and Obstructive jaundice Common Causes of Jaundice The red blood cells after a period of 4 months' time becomes fragile and become a yellow-colored chemical called Bilirubin. The body usually removes bilirubin from the bloodstream by passing it through the liver and to the kidneys for disposal. The liver, which plays a vital role in removing the bilirubin from the body, may not be able to do so for some reasons, where the bilirubin gets accumulated and causes jaundice. Home Remedies for Jaundice Tip 1: 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder mixed in a glass of hot water taken 2-3 times a day. Tip 2: Make a paste of tender papaya leaves. Take 1/2 tsp of this paste with 1 tsp honey. Tip 3: Boil 1 cup of water, when it boils add 8-10 lemon leaves. Cover and leave for 4-5 minutes. Drink the decoction for 4-5 days. Tip 4: Lots of lime juice should be consumed. Tip 5: 1/2 tsp ginger juice, 1 tsp mint juice and 1tsp lime juice to be taken as often as possible Tip 6: 1 cup of juice made with radish leaves taken 2 times a day. Tip 7: First thing in the morning, drink 1 glass of fresh Tomato juice. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to this. Published on Nov 21, 2016Last Updated on Nov 21, 2016 << Home Remedies for Intestinal Worm Treatment Home Remedies for Kidney stones >> Most Popular on Medindia A-Z Drug Brands in India Drug Interaction Checker Daily Calorie Requirements Recommended Reading Jaundice Outbreak in Shimla Shimla is in the grip of jaundice as more than 100 cases have been reported from the town in the last few days. READ MORE List of Drugs that may Cause Jaundice List of Drugs that may Cause Jaundice READ MORE Neonatal Jaundice Yellow colouring of skin in newborns, a condition called Neonatal jaundice. , Neonatal jaundice is caused by presence of excessive serum bilirubin. READ MORE jaundice - Related News A Smartphone App Checks for Jaundice in Newborn Babies According to a pilot study, a smartphone app that allows users to check for jaundice in newborn babies by merely taking a picture of the eye may be an effective, low-cost way to screen for the condition. READ MORE Blood Tests can Predict Liver Cirrhosis Risk Repeated measurements of the biomarker Fibrosis-4 (FIB-4) in the blood every few years can help predict the risk of developing a severe liver disease like cirrhosis, reports a new study. READ MORE Maternal Insecticide Use Throughout Pregnancy Lead to Neonatal Jaundice Frequent use of indoor insecticide spray during pregnancy increased risk of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia (jaundice) requiring phototherapy, reports a new study. READ MORE More Related News Comments 99060, India what is the best remedial measures cum management for jaundice so that it cannot recur again with its common cause . vaishali9524, India useful tips.. sreeni1958, India A person diagnosed with jaundice , who was under treatment was subjected to a home remedy too.The process involves ,taking a new sewing needle, move it around and over the person's body without actually touching his body.Subsequently the needle was kept immersed in water kept in a silver cup.After 24 hours , it was observed that the water in the silver cup had suspended yellow colored particles.Everyday the water in the cup was changed and the process was repeated.As the days passed the quantity of suspended yellow particles diminished and so also the bilirubin level in blood of the affected person. Can anyone explain about this phenomenon.I have seen it happen with my son . celestine, Nigeria i am a pharmacist technician. my son is one year eight months old but unable to walk, sit or stand up due to infant jaundice and neonatal sepsis. what best treatment could be given. new_agent, India hello, what is the best remedy for jaundice and kidney pain.