Conventional medical doctors do not recognize the value of herbs in general. I strongly believe there is enough research to support their use. With or without their doctors, people all over the world have been using herbs for thousands of years.
Herbs can help your liver clear toxins from your blood and GI tract. They can help restore liver function. Many ailments are related to toxin build-up. These toxins amass over time. This further interferes with the function of your liver.
Today I’ll show you how to use herbs to help cleanse your liver.
Why is this important to you? Because when toxins overload the liver, it stores the toxins instead of processing them out of the system. Over time, this can cause liver damage and a host of other health problems.
Your liver is also vital for the metabolism of your hormones. If it is not functioning properly, your hormones go out of whack. For instance, in women, an imbalance can cause infertility, PMS, irregular periods, headaches, migraines, and more.
The liver also plays a part in eye health. Your eyes get nourishment from your blood in order to see properly. If the liver fails to do its job of filtering toxins out of your blood, your eyes feel the effects.
Detoxify your liver a couple of times a year. You can find many products. Here’s a list of what I found to work well:
- Milk Thistle – For liver detox, milk thistle is my first choice. Milk thistle is the plant Silybum marianum. I have been able to document its capacity to heal damaged livers by measuring serum liver enzymes. I recommend 200 mg in capsule form twice a day. Look for dried extract with a minimum of 80% silymarin, the active ingredient for liver cleansing.
- Alfalfa – This herb cleanses the blood and liver. It can also lower cholesterol. It’s a good source of protein, vitamins A, D, E, B-6, and K, calcium, magnesium, chlorophyll, phosphorus, iron, potassium, trace minerals, and several digestive enzymes.
- Dandelion – This root stimulates bile production and acts as a diuretic for excess water produced by a diseased liver. Asian and Western physicians alike use dandelion to treat hepatitis, jaundice, swelling of the liver, and deficient bile secretion.
- Burdock Root – This ancient remedy is a diuretic and a diaphoretic. This means it increases urine and perspiration production. These actions exercise and strengthen these natural purging systems.
- Sarsaparilla – This is one of my favorite teas. Its benefits are many, including blood detox, and it tastes great. Native Americans cherish it as a restorative tonic.
Try mixing your own blend of these herbs. You can also look for a premixed blend with as many of these ingredients as you can find on the label.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD
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