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Food therapies on Jaundice

Jaundice is a kind of disease expressed as yellow eye balls, yellow skin and even yellow nails. At the beginning stage of this disease, patient may be accompanied with anorexia, nausea, fatigue, yellow urine, etc. It can be classified into Yang and yin of jaundice. Yang jaundice note as damp-heat syndrome, manifested as bright yellow skin and sclera, similar to the yellow color of orange,short and red urine; while yin jaundice manifested as stagnation and cold-damp syndromes, yellow and dark color of skin and sclera, similar to color of smoked color.

Therapeutic principles

  • 1 Food should be fresh, nutritious, easy to digest, eat less each time and more meals.One should eat mild, like vegetables and beans, eggs, flour and so on.

  • 2 Except the ones who have severe vomiting and can’t drinking water, one should make up appropriate liquid, usually 1500~2000ml daily.In order to drain urine to accelerate the hemobilirubin and expel toxins.

  • 3 People who have yang Jaundice symptoms should intake more mild and cold quality foods and digestible ones as rice, millet, corn, beans, fresh vegetables, fruits; for those who have yin jaundice, diet should be warm and not greasy, such as rice, custard, lily porridge, etc.

  • 4 Diet must be less oil, not greasy, eat less pasta, avoid spicy, seafoods, such as shrimp, crab, fish, onions, leeks, garlic, chili and raw fruits and so on. Absolutely no drinking.

General foods:

  • 1 One carp, move out the to internal organs, do not scale, simmer well,apply at times.

  • 2 Xue li:Clean and slice, soak in salt water, apply two xue li one dfy for three times aday.

  • 3 Shan zha:apply 60 grams at first two days,reduce the dose from the third day, soak in hot water and drink as tea.

  • 4 Ling yu:wipe off viscera, scale and clean up, fry for a moment, put in salt、ginger、onions, a little water, stew into soup, add MSG at last.

  • 5 Honey pig gall prescription:pig gall, 100 grams of honey. Take the gall liquid and mix with honey, put into the pot and steam for 20 minutes.

A.Damp heat Jaundice

clinical manifestations:

Yellow skin and eyes, akin to orange bright yellow;body heat and thirst, loss of appetite to greasy foods;nausea;bitter in mouth;heavy body and weakness;abdominal distension;constipation;yellow urination and yellow greasy tongue coating;slippery and rapid pulse.

Food therapies principles:

Clear heat and induce diuresis.

Food therapies

  • 1 Stewed vivipara:vivipara 10~20 pieces, a small cup of rice wine. Clean the mud on tian luo, remove the vivipara meat, add half cup of rice wine, mix them well, and then add water and stew through. Drink soup for 1 time a day.

  • 2 Watermelon juice:one watermelon, remove the seeds, smash into juice, put into the mug and forze.

  • 3 yin chen porridge:30~60 grams of yin chen, rice 50~100 grams, proper sugar. First, clean the yin chen and decoct juice, remove slag, add rice and water then make porridge. Add an appropriate amount of sugar when it’s about to ready, cook for a while.

  • 4 Water chestnut soup: 500 grams of water chestnuts, peel and wash them, slice and boil well. Eat water chestnuts and drink soup.

  • 5 Tofu stew with loach:500 grams of loach, remove gills and viscera, wash and put into the pot, add appropriate amount of water. Stew until half done, add about 250 grams tofu, simmer until the loach are cooked through, then add appropriate amount of salt. Eat fish and tofu, drink soup.

B. Damp cold yin Jaundice

Clinical manifestations:

Yellow body and eyes;yellow complexion;poor appetite;tastelessness and not thirsty. Abdominal fullness and distention;cold limbs;chills; limb heaviness;loose stools;white greasy tongue coating;slow pulse.

Food therapies principles:

Warm the cold dampness.

Food therapies

  • 1 Yin chen ginger soup:Add 15 grams yin chen, 6 grams of ginger into the pot, add appropriate amount of brown sugar and boil well. Apply once a day for half a month.

  • 2 Cucumber juice:Cucumber 200 grams, clean and smash into juice. Apply every morning for 2 weeks.

  • 3 Gui xin fu ling porridge:3 grams Gui xin, fu ling 30 grams, 50 grams of rice. Boil Gui xin, collect fu ling juice, remove slags and make porridge as normal. Apply on empty stomach as breakfast.

  • 4 Fu ling dates porridge:30 grams of fu ling, 30 grams of rice, red dates 20 pieces. Make porridge as usual.