Posted on Oct 07, 2018, 3 p.m.
Even if you don’t drink anyone can develop liver disease, to help to maintain liver and overall health some take herbal supplements that can help to cleanse the ever important liver.
The liver is the biggest internal organ and is an important hard working organ with various functions such as producing chemicals the body needs to function normally, breaking down and detoxifies substances in the body, while acting as a storage unit for the body.
Liver cells produce many of the proteins in the body that are needed for many functions including blood clotting. Triglycerides and cholesterol are manufactured in the liver as well as carbohydrates, and oxygen turns glucose into glycogen stored in the liver and in muscle cells. If that’s not enough this hard working crucial organ also produces bile needed for digestion.
The liver converts ammonia into urea that is excreted in the urine by the kidneys helping to detox the body. It also helps to breakdown medications and other substances as well as breaking down insulin and other hormones.
Alongside of all the critical functions it stores vitamins and chemical the body needs as building blocks such as folic acid, iron, and vitamins A, B12, D, and K. The liver is a gland and an organ that is most unique organ as it is responsible for countless chemical action required for the body to survive, and as a gland it secretes chemicals needed by other parts of the body.
There are many potent natural herbal remedies for liver health and those that can be taken to cleanse the liver, however it is recommended to consult your healthcare professional before taking any herbal remedy to ensure they are safe for you, and that they won’t interact with any prescription medications or conditions.
Dandelion roots are bitter tasting and common available in capsules or tablets at health food stores. Dandelion roots and leaves can help treat hepatitis C. It contains the active compound taraxin that is a choleretic, meaning it can help stimulate bile production in the liver. Dandelion greens can be cooked with other greens, or it can be consumed on its own, and made into a tea which is a great liver detoxifier.
Milk thistle is readily available in capsules or tablets at health food stores. Milk thistle helps to repair and replace damaged liver cells, it contains the antioxidant silymarin that is great for liver health. Milk thistle is used to help cure chronic liver disease and hepatitis B and C. Once the plant’s prickles are removed most of the plant can be consumed, the seeds are the most potent part, but you can stew the stems, seeds, and roots.
Chinese magnolia vine/Schisandra is much like milk thistle, and can help to reduce and repair symptoms linked to liver disease. About 500-1500 mg of dried schisandra berries 3 times a day has the best results.
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