Symptoms, conditions and causes

What is the cause of jaundice?

Jaundice is a condition where your skin and the whites of your eyes turn yellow. This is caused by bilirubin (yellow pigment) backing up into the skin. Bilirubin comes from the breakdown of red blood cells.


  • Yellow pigmentation

  • Dark urine

  • Pale stool

  • Abdominal pain

  • Itching

  • Fatigue

  • Vomiting

  • Flu-like symptoms

  • Sleeping problems

Cause #1: Liver problems

If your liver is not functioning properly or is damaged, this can cause jaundice. This is because your liver, if damaged, can not clear out the bilirubin (yellow-orange pigment) from your blood, which causes the coloration of your skin. Supporting your liver will help to get rid of bilirubin and resolve the condition.


  • Avoid alcohol

  • Improve your diet (more nutritious food and less carbs)

  • Get more exposure to the sun

  • Consume vItamin D

  • Consume rosemary

  • Drink more lemon juice

  • Consume more cruciferous vegetables

  • Consume ginger

  • Consume amla berry

  • Consume natural vitamin C complex (not ascorbic acid)

  • Consume oregano oil

  • Consume milk thistle

If an infant has jaundice

If an infant has jaundice this is a sign that the liver is not fully developed yet. A great remedy would be for the infant to get exposed to the sunlight more, so he/she can get enough vitamin D to remedy the condition. Additionally, 165- to 180-watt halogen phototherapy is a good remedy to remove excess bilirubin from an infant’s skin. This light will give a full spectrum of sunlight without the UV radiation.

Other causes:

Drugs (especially antipsychotic drugs)

Last updated: May 11, 2023 23:19 PM