Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver caused by different reasons like viral infection, autoimmune disorder or toxicity due to medicines, drugs, toxins or alcohol. Hepatitis is a leading cause of death across the world, especially the viral hepatitis. Infective hepatitis like Hepatitis C represents fatal liver disorders claiming lakhs of lives annually. In addition, millions of people keep suffering from chronic hepatitis throughout the world. The liver acts as a key organ facilitating digestion and assimilation of food, removal of toxins and energy metabolism. Accordingly, healing hepatitis is a critical task in the health care system for maintaining good health among people, even though the hepatitis is not of a severe level. Treatment options for hepatitis vary depending on the type of hepatitis you have. Some forms of hepatitis can be prevented through immunizations and lifestyle precautions, while many forms cannot be.
Major symptoms associated with hepatitis include jaundice (a yellowing of the skin and eyes), stomach pain, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and slight fever. Individuals may show varied extents of each symptom and hence difficult to judge in many cases. Hepatitis caused by viral infection is termed as viral hepatitis and it represents one of the serious challenges in the healthcare system. East Asia represents the most severely affected region of the world by viral hepatitis. There are 5 types of viral hepatitis known by the names of different viruses causing them namely Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. Of these, Hepatitis A, B, and C are more prevalent. Hepatitis A is also known as Infectious jaundice and is an acute form of the disease. Hepatitis E is another type of acute hepatitis. Both these diseases are transmitted through fecal-oral route by contaminated water or food. Open defecation, contamination of sewage water to lakes and rivers, and insects like house flies play a key role in contaminating foodstuffs and drinking water. Developing countries are at higher risk of these forms of hepatitis. Hepatitis B, C, and D represent chronic infections and are transmitted by exposure to infected blood or other body fluids like semen, vaginal secretions, etc. These viruses can also get transmitted at the time of childbirth from mother to child. Hepatitis D virus infection happens only to those individuals already infected with Hepatitis B. Healing hepatitis requires a proper diagnosis and medication.
Hepatitis cases are diagnosed at the primary level based on the common signs and symptoms followed by blood tests for viral antigens and anti-viral antibodies in suspected cases. In the case of chronic hepatitis cases, other tests like liver biopsies are also recommended. Most of the hepatitis infections get cured over a period of time ranging from few weeks to few months unless aggravated to a chronic condition. In general, about 2-6% of Hepatitis B and 75-85% of Hepatitis C infections among the adults turn to chronic level. Infected infants and children have higher rates of development of chronic hepatitis. In allopathy, severe cases of hepatitis are treated with different antiviral drugs depending on the gravity of the symptoms. Tertiary level of liver damage often may demand even liver transplantation. However very effective vaccines are available for Hepatitis A and B, which have been used as the mass weapon against these diseases. However, vaccines against Hepatitis C, D and E are yet to be developed. Therefore, preventive measures or healing hepatitis through alternative medicine(s) take center stage in the management of these diseases.
Cowpathy, a variant of Ayurveda which uses products of cows for healing illness is gaining popularity during recent times. Cowpathy products perform successfully as both preventive and therapeutic medicines. Panchagavya is one of the oldest and popular formulations derived from cow products which retains a supreme status in the religious as well as therapeutic domains of Indian culture. Panchagavya comprises of five ingredients obtained from the cow namely dung, urine, milk, ghee (clarified butter) and curd. According to Ayurveda, all the five individual constituents of panchagavya possess medicinal properties and they can be used individually or in combinations for the treatment of wide-ranging ailments of human beings. Modern research has certified a high level of antioxidant property of panchagavya providing support to its healing properties on a broad spectrum of diseases and disorders of mankind. Healing hepatitis is one of the success stories of cowpathy established through ancient literature as well as contemporary case studies. This is scientifically evident through the toxic effect of cow urine on several drug-resistant bacteria and viruses, endorsed by US patents granted. During the recent time potential of cowpathy has been established through authentic results on cases of healing hepatitis and many other life-threatening diseases like cancer, HIV infection, psoriasis, leprosy, etc. According to Healthcare Foundation of India, one of the leading organizations participating in the cowpathy movement, panchagavya therapy can cure all range of liver disorders like Jaundice, all five types of hepatitis, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, liver failure, chronic viral hepatitis, fatty liver, liver abscesses, etc.