Will ayurveda help in decreasing liver toxicity of TB drugs?

Q. Will ayurveda help in decreasing liver toxicity of TB drugs?

Answered by
Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 17, 2018 and last reviewed on: Jun 04, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am 31 years old. I had enlarged lymph nodes in the left neck, and after a biopsy, I was diagnosed with lymph node TB and currently undergoing TB treatment. Since I am on TB medicines, it affects my liver greatly. What ayurvedic medicine can I take simultaneously to somehow decrease the toxicity of Tb drugs and help my liver? Can I take Sarvakalp Kwath (a combination of Bhumiamla, Punarnava, and Makoy)? Will it be helpful? What do you suggest for the liver? I am also a patient with high BP. Can I take Arjuna's decoction for that? I have heard that cardamom powder is also useful. Is it? What do you suggest for BP? Echocardiograph is normal. Currently, I am on Akurit-4 and Telmisartan.



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The allopathic antitubercular treatment causes toxicity and damage to liver and kidney. It is nice to hear that you are conscious of it. You can take Sarvakalp Kwath (Punarnava, Bhoomi amla, Makoy) one tablespoon twice a day with an equal amount of water after meals. It helps to improve your concern. You can also take Liv 52 (Caper bush, wild Chicory, Arjuna) syrup 2 teaspoons twice a day after meals and Punarnavasava (Draksha, Honey, Misri) one tablespoon twice a day with an equal amount of water after meals.

To maintain your blood pressure, you can take Mukta Vati (Rauvolfia serpentina) one tablet and Jatamansi Churna (Spikenard) tablet one tablet twice a day with normal water. You should take one hour gap between both medicines of allopathic and ayurvedic.

Thank you doctor,

Dandelion, Silymarin (milk thistle), Punarnava, Bhoomi amla, Kutki, Guduchi, etc., and many others are said to be good for the liver. Which herb according to you is the most potent herb for the liver for drug toxicity, regeneration, fatty liver, etc.? Please have a look at the picture. One of my friends is taking this tablet Amlycure DS. Please see the ingredients. Is it possible for such a long list of ingredients to be packed in one small tablet? Will Mukta Vati or Sarvakwalp kwath have any interaction with my TB drugs? Is it safe? Finally, I have heard Arjuna bark; bottle guard juice is very helpful for the heart. Is it used for mild blockage of arteries?



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

The herbs described by you are single drugs mostly useful in liver disorders. But, Amlycure DS or Liv 52 syrup/capsules are a combination of those herbs which are used in liver disorders. You can take Amlycure DS (Bhringaraja, Bhuiamla, Giloe, Mooli Swaras) capsule one capsule twice a day with normal water after meals. It is a good combination of liver protective medicines. You can take both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines with one hour gap between both. Arjuna bark or Bottle guard juice is good for heart issues and blockage. You have to remember one thing, just take a gap of one hour between both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines to get good results.

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