The body is bombarded with toxic wastes every day, due to the polluted air we breathe, unhealthy foods we eat, pills (drugs) we take and others impurities. Most of what we consume daily contains some levels of toxicity and this creates an extremely stressful condition for the liver.
The primary function of the liver is to remove impurities from the blood before it gets circulated throughout the body. Everything we consume has to go through this filtration process so that the body can remain healthy to keep us alive. The liver is one of the most abused organs in the body due to its adversaries, created by our toxic environments and other things we consume internally. This makes it imperative for us to invest time into taking care of our liver, if we want to remain healthy.
Removing toxic waste from the blood is not the only job of the liver, some of its other important functions include: producing over 80% of the cholesterol made in the body, urea, substances that breaks down fats, converting glucose to glycogen, removing old blood cells from our system and it is also a storage house for certain key vitamins and minerals.
Below is a list of herbs that will give your liver the support it needs:
Found in the deep jungles of Africa, this is one of the most powerful herbs used to combat biliary colic and jaundice. Borotutu bark has a very powerful detoxifying property that helps to cleanse, strengthen and protect the liver from damage.
This is a very well known powerful blood purifier, that helps to repair damaged cells and significantly aids in the cleansing of the liver.
This herb is known to treat many illnesses and organs such as the kidneys and liver. It is used to combat adversities such as fatty liver and cirrhosis.
This is probably the most commonly known power herb for the liver that has been used in many cultures for ages. Milk Thistle is excellent for detoxifying the liver of poison, stimulates tissue regeneration and improving digestion.
Another all purpose herb that is listed for many different illnesses. It is very effective in aiding enzymes that are responsible for removing toxic waste from the body, protects and stimulates the production of liver cells.
Yellow Dock Root
Another well known powerful blood cleanser that plays a vital role in the detoxification of the liver, stimulating digestive enzymes and reduces irritation of the liver.