It is a condition where the skin and the whites of the eyes become yellowish.


Heavy intake of oily, spicy, sour, salty, alkaline,

Intake of very hot foods; alcohol; and sesame oil

Pandu roga

Vidahi Ahar sevan

Sleeping in the daytime,

excessive physical work,

overindulgence in sexual activity,

suppression of the natural urges

psychological factors like  fear, anger, and stress


This all hetus (reasons)causes vitiation of  Pitta dosha . This aggravated Pitta causes  impairment of blood and the muscle tissue of the liver which leads to blockage in the channels of the liver .this aggrevated Pitta (bile) is thrown back into the blood causing  discoloration of the eyes and skin.


  • Haridranetrata-yellow tinct in eyes
  • Haridratwak-yellowish discolouration of skin
  • Haridra nakhata-Nails become yellowish
  • Haridra  Anana-Face become yellowish
  • Rakta pitta shakrut-Faeces become red or yellow coloured
  • Rakta pitta mutrata-Bloody red or dark yellow coloured urine
  • Bheka varnata-Body resembles to Frog in rainy season
  • Hata indriyaha-Disturbed perception of organs
  • Daha-burning sensation
  • Avipaka
  • Drowsiness
  • Dourbalya-Weakness
  • Sadanam-Fatigue
  • Aruchi-Lack of appetite

Ayurvedic  Treatment

Snehana-Intake of medicated ghee like tiktak ghruta or mahatiktaka ghrut

vaman-Emesis treatment

Mrudu virechana-Purgation by erand oil


Medicines –

Haritaki kalka with gomutra

Guduchi swaras with honey

Triphala kwath

Gomutra haritaki

Darvyadi leha

Punarnava mandur


Diet & Lifestyle Advice

  • Avoid hot, spicy, oily, and heavy foods;
  • eat a vegetarian diet.
  • Avoid refined flour, polished rice (white rice), mustard oil, mustard seeds, asafetida, peas, canned and preserved foods, cakes, pastries, chocolates, alcoholic beverages, and aerated drinks.
  • Increase intake of whole-wheat flour, brown rice or parboiled rice, mangoes, bananas, tomatoes, spinach, potatoes, Indian gooseberries (amla), grapes, radishes, lemons, dried dates, raisins, almonds, and cardamom.
  • Avoid heavy exercise
  • Do regular meditation
  • Take complete rest.
  • Avoid working under the sun or near boilers
  • Intake of coffee, tea and alcohol are prohibited

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