The Top 9 Herbs for Liver Cleansing
by Edward Group
Imagine a fish tank with a motorized water filter. If the filter
is clogged with toxins from the tank, the entire tank becomes filled
with the same contaminants. In our system, the filter is the liver,
the tank is the body, and the fish that has to live in it is you.
Thankfully, a number of herbs for liver cleansing do exist. But
first, lets examine the role of the liver in detoxification
a bit further.
The liver is the primary organ responsible for expelling and breaking
down toxins entering the body. In particular, it produces bile,
a detoxifying agent metabolically indispensable in breaking down
fats from food. Even many traditional medical doctors are fully
aware of just how important the health of your liver plays in the
outcome of your overall health.
The proper functioning of the eyes, the heart, the brain,
the gonads, the joints, and the kidneys, are all dependent on good
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. ~ Dr. Karl Maret, M.D.
There are many herbs that can help with liver cleansing. Here are
the top 9 herbs I use and recommend:
This herb is by far one of the most powerful substances when it
comes to liver cleansing and digestive system support. It has even
shown promise in combating biliary colic, and jaundice. Its
also important to note that this herb contains powerful antioxidants
which are known to help protect your liver cells from serious damage.
Milk Thistle Seed
This herb has been used for over two thousand years due to its
remarkable effects on the liver and gallbladder. Galen and Pliny,
the ancient philosophers recognized and used the power of milk thistle
for liver cleansing and support. Milk thistle helps with the detoxification
of poisons such as alcohol, regeneration of damaged liver tissue,
stimulation of bile production, and improved digestion.
The indigenous people of the amazon have used this herb for centuries
to promote the bodys natural elimination of liver, gallbladder
and kidney stones. It also stimulates the liver to purge itself
of harmful toxins and foreign particles. Chanca Piedra soothes the
liver, increases bile production, and reduces the formation of calcified
stones in the body.
The ancient greeks and romans considered celandine to be one of
the most powerful liver cleansing herbs. Maurice Mességué
the famous french herbalist used greater celandine for all liver
problems. Celandine stimulates enzyme production from the pancreas,
helps the liver eliminate foreign particles, stimulates the production
of bile, helps relieve gallbladder spasms and improves a sluggish
Known for its vibrant blue flowers, chicory is also a medicinal
herb celebrated for its ability to help cleanse the liver. Ancient
Roman, Persian, Arabian, and Indian physicians used chicory leaves
and root to aid against a slew of liver ailments including jaundice,
gallbladder and liver stones, urinary stones, constipation, indigestion,
depression, and headaches.
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