Monday, October 06, 2008

Keeping Your Liver Healthy with Herbs

The liver is one of those organs that we often don't think about until it stops working. Whenever we drink or eat something, or liver steps in. It helps metabolize fats and the foods we eat and helps regulate our weight.
So what's the problem? It has TOO MUCH work to do. Obesity, taking medication, drinking too much, etc can all affect the way the liver functions. In other words, it is easy for the liver to get overworked which throws the body out of balance.

In Chinese Medicine, practitioners often help their clients restore liver health as a vital first step to any healing program. I believe in doing something similar. But instead of waiting for health to decline, I like to take herbs that are good for the liver on a constant basis.

Here are some of the herbs I use:
  • Milk Thistle
  • Dandelion Root
  • Burdock Root
I go into greater detail about the herbs in an article I wrote: How to Use Herbs for Liver Health.

I also enjoy certain foods that have liver cleansing properties. Foods like lemons, artichokes, and watermelon are a vital part of my diet.

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andrew said...

Good find...but are these herbs easily available?Health Advocate

April said...

Liver is very important for the digestion of the food we eat and therefore it is important to keep this organ properly.

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anderson said...

Good thought...there are also herbs like Basil and Neem which are easily available and very good for health.

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