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13 Best Ayurvedic Remedies For Jaundice In Newborn And Children

Jaundice (yellow skin) is a disorder caused due to the build-up of a yellow pigment known as ‘bilirubin’ in the skin. When the cells of blood complete their life cycle, there are broken down in the body. These cells release bilirubin that gets filtered in the liver and then excreted out. Since the organ is not thoroughly developed, it can’t penetrate the total bilirubin formed and thereby it gets collected in the skin thus leading to jaundice. Nearly, all the newborn, have some level of disease.

Home Remedies For Jaundice In Newborn


1. Sunlight

The skin of your baby should be exposed to sunlight so that the bilirubin gets dissolved and extracted out via urine.


a) Place your newborn for nearly 15 minutes daily.
b) Do it for at least four times in a day.
c) Partition off the time evenly on the back and stomach for best results.
d) Keep a check all the time.

Note: Avoid placing them under the direct sunlight otherwise their sensitive skin may be burnt.

2. Wheat Grass

Wheat Grass juice boosts the enzymes in the liver and stimulates the ability of the liver to eliminate excess bilirubin from the body. It can stop jaundice if you consume it every day.


a) Mothers must drink 2 ounces of this juice daily so that the liquid passes to the baby via breast milk.

3. Ziziphus Jujuba Extract

Ziziphus jujuba fruit minimizes the bilirubin level in the blood and loss eliminate the accumulated bilirubin from the bowels, of babies.


a) Give one milliliter of Zizyphus Jujuba fruit extract to your kid till it gets fully cured.

4. Continuous Feeds

Even the bottle feeds, or the regular breast feedings are highly recommended for jaundice cure in newborn babies. It will help to provide the fluids to the baby to cleanse the liver and keep them hydrated. It also flushes out the extra bilirubin from the liver and works excellent on the infection.

Tip: It is advised to give nearly 8 to 12 feedings for 2 to 3 hours.

5. Herbal Supplements For Mothers

The mom can take the herbal supplements so that it can travel through the baby’s body via the breast milk. These natural detoxifiers flush out the extra bilirubin from the newborn’s body. The mother should continue to breastfeed so that this treatment goes well.

Tip: Add-ons like as catnip tea, Dandelion, agrimony, and comfrey leaf includes certain substances that help in detoxifying.

Home Remedies For Jaundice In Children


1. Cumin Seeds + Buttermilk

You Will Need:

a) A pinch of roasted cumin seeds (Jeera)
b) Buttermilk


a) Take buttermilk and add salt plus roasted cumin seeds powder to it
b) Give it to your kid for drinking.

2. Turmeric Powder

You Will Need:

a) 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
b) 1 glass hot water


a) Mix turmeric powder in 1 glass hot water.
b) Give this to your kid 2 to 3 times a day.

3. Radish Leaves


a) Extract the juice out of radish leaves.
b) Drink 1 cup twice a day.

4. Papaya Leaves + Honey

You Will Need:

a) Papaya leaves
b) 1 teaspoon honey


a) Form a smooth paste of soft papaya leaves.
b) Give this to the affected child with honey.

5. Giloy Stem + Sugarcane

You Will Need:

a) Giloy (Guduchi) stem
b) Sugarcane
c) Grapes


a) Extract the juice out of sugarcane and grapes.
b) Now make the decoction from the Giloy stem.
c) Mix all the ingredients well and give this to your children.

6. Tomatoes

You Will Need:

a) Tomatoes
b) Salt and pepper


a) Extract 1/2 glass of juice from the tomatoes.
b) Add pepper and salt to it.
c) Give this drink to your children early morning.

7. Almonds + Dried Dates + Cardamom

You Will Need:

a) 4 almonds
b) 2 small cardamoms
c) 1 dried date
d) 25 grams sugar


a) Soak all in water overnight.
b) Next morning, eliminate the seeds of dried dates and the outer cover of almonds.
c) Make a paste out of it and add sugar to it.
d) Ask your children to lick this paste.

8. Barley Water

You Will Need:

a) 1/2 cup barley
b) 1 and 1/2 liter water


a) Boil barley in water.
b) Simmer it for nearly 3 hours.
c) Give this water to your children several times a day.