Imagine you have a fish tank equipped with a water filter. If your motorized water filter is deadlocked by contaminants, then your filter can’t filtrate the water intake anymore, that means your fish tank will be contaminated quickly. Imagine that the filter is your own liver and the fish is you.
In this article I will share some herbs that can play the role as a filter from various toxins and pollutants. Before sharing, I will invite you to discuss what exactly the liver’s function is. The liver is one of the primary organs, responsible for getting rid of toxins from the body. The liver produces the bile, a detoxifying agent that functions as controller of fats inside the foods. Most of doctors are aware of the importance of liver for your overall health.
Dr. Karl Maret, M.D
“The proper functioning of the eyes, the heart, the brain, the gonads, the joints, and the kidneys, are all dependent on good liver activity… If the liver is impaired from constructing even one of the thousands of enzyme systems the body requires, there is an impairment in overall body function and a resultant greater metabolic stress on the individual.”
The doctor said that the entire of our health is depending on liver activity. If the liver is disturbed from building even one of thousands of required enzymes, then the overall body function will be disturbed too.
Now I will share nine herbs that are useful to detox your liver:
Borotutu bark is one of the most powerful herbs that has shown the triumph of battle against jaundice and biliary colic. Borotutu bark consists of powerful antioxidants that has been proved to be able to protect the liver cells from damage.
Milk Thistle Seed
The milk thistle seed has been used more than two thousand years because of its amazing effects on the gallbladder and liver. Galen and Pliny are two ancient philosophers. They used the milk thistle seed for cleaning the liver. The mil thistle is very useful to detox some poisonous ingredients , and regenerate damaged liver tissue, improve digestion, and stimulate also the bile production.
Some native tribes of Amazon have used the Chanca Piedra for cleaning the liver, gallbladder, and kidney stones. The Chanca Piedra will also stimulate the liver to get rid of unwanted particles and toxins by itself. The use of Chanca Piedra will increase bile production and reduce calcified stones formation inside the human body.
The Celandine was considered by ancient Greeks and Romans as the most powerful liver cleansing herb. Maurice Messegue, a famous French herbalist used the greater celandine for treating almost all liver problems he found. Based on some studies, the celandine stimulates pancreas’ enzyme production, eliminates unwanted foreign particles, stimulates the bile production, improves a sluggish liver, and helps relieving the gallbladder spasms.
Chicory is a medicinal herb that can help cleaning the liver. The ancient Romans, Persians, Arabians, and Indians used the chicory leaves and roots to kill some health problems such as gallbladder, liver stones, jaundice, urinary stoner, indigestion, constipation, depression, and headaches.
The dandelion root has been used for centuries as a liver cleanser. The dandelion root stimulates bile flow out from the liver. The herb is useful to help against cirrhosis, fatty liver, estrogen dominance, and acne problem.
Organic Turmeric is such yellow root, powerful to protect the liver and regenerate the liver cells. The yellow root stimulates enzymes useful to flush out the toxins (carcinogens too) from the body. There is one UCLA’s research that claims that the organic turmeric is capable of fighting the carcinogens.
When you hear the word “peppermint’, you will automatically think about the fresh breath. The peppermint’s advantage is not limited on fresh breath-related problem. The herb reduces bad cholesterol level, easing the liver’s job in filtering toxins. Peppermint also avoids kidney blockages and gallbladder as well as calms the digestion.
Organic Yellow Dock Root
The organic yellow dock root can play the role as blood purifier. The herb is used to cleanse toxins from the liver. This herb decreases the amount of fatty foods by enhancing normal detoxification, stimulating bile production, improving the digestive flow, eliminating toxins, and giving diuretic effects to help removing harmful substances off the body.