Liver Detoxification

Herbs which support liver detoxification and health also helps with skin conditions, digestive issues and Candida yeast-overgrowth.

Whole foods provide us with the needed nutrients to nourish our blood; our entire being and herbs are concentrated foods. The wonderfulness of herbs is they can assist the body both in symptoms and getting to the root of the cause of chronic or acute illness. 


Barberry Root
Burdock Root
Chamomile
Cinnamon
Dandelion Root
Fennel Seed
Milk Thistle Seed
Orange Peel
Oregon Grape Root
Paud' Arco
Sage
Turmeric Root


In today's world, most of us need regular liver detoxification because we are exposed daily to toxins and stress. Gently cleansing the liver using cleansing herbs and foods rich in antioxidants, is easy and simple. What a great way to  improve your health and that of your family and animal friends.

Liver herbs helps those with:

  • Cleanse toxins from the liver & blood
  • Aid in digestion, especially fats
  • Relax tight muscles and jaw (TMJ)
  • With skin conditions; acne, eczema, rashes, fungus...
  • Stop candida yeast over-growth
  • Kill parasites
  • Balance hormones

Especially great for those who feel:

  • Anger
  • Irritable
  • Impatient
  • Moody
  • Feeling uptight
  • Tense

Having a healthy liver means immune system, hormonal and digestive health is well.

Liver Detoxification supports our emotional well-being

An unhappy liver can create:


  • Digestive issues
  • Hormonal imbalances for men and woman
  • Moodiness
  • Anger, Irritability
  • Tight jaw, upper neck and shoulders and aches and pains

Make your own herbal formula with herbs which are known to mainly help with liver detoxification, keeping the skin clear, clearing excessive yeast over-growth, and support healthy digestion. One of my favorite books for making your own blends is
HOW TO BE YOUR OWN HERBAL PHARMACIST by Linda Rector-Page, N.D., Ph.D.

Herbal Therapeutic Dictionary

Barberry Root

Barberry Root, berberis vulgaris Part Used: root  Taste: Bitter Energetic: cold Effective form/Preparation: decoction, capsule, tincture Properties: Alterative, antiseptic, hepatic, laxative, anti-inflammatory, bitter tonic, vermifuge Medicinal Use: A bitter tonic which helps purify the blood and bile creation.  Has mild laxative properties and is beneficial for skin conditions; psoriasis, eczema and herpes when undernourishment and constipation are the cause.  Prevents parasite infestation, aids in digestion of fats and proteins and helps keep the spleen healthy and strong.

Burdock Root

Burdock Root arctium lappa. Part Used: root, seed (fruit), leaf Taste: bitter Energetic: cooling Effective Form/Preparation: *decoction, capsule, *tincture, tea, *compress, *poultice  Properties: anti-inflammatory, anti-infective, anti-histamine, anti-biotic, *alterative, anti-fungal, diuretic, mild laxative, 45% *inulin (a prebiotic important for metabolism of carbohydrates), high amount of Vitamin C, A, B complex, bioflavonoids, minerals; iron, sulphur, silicon, copper, iodine,  potassium, calcium, and zinc. Medicinal Use: Regulates blood sugar. Is known to help with diabetes & hypoglycemia Blood *tonic. Blood cleanse. Helps with water retention. 

Burdock root is the most used in herbal remedies because it  is a tonic and is used specifically for blood cleansing and detoxification, inflammation, serious female conditions, excess fluid retention, allergies, acne, eczema.  

Cautions: Do not use during lactation.

Dandelion Root

Dandelion Root Taraxacum officinalePart Used: entire plant (leaf, root, flower).  Taste: Bitter Energetic: cooling Effective form/Preparation: *decoction, capsule, *tincture, roasted, tea, *compress.  Properties: Anti-inflammatory, good source of potassium. High in inulin which is known as a prebiotic; encourages and enhances the growth of beneficial intestinal flora. Liver detoxification and cleansing. A tonic herb. Medicinal Use: Used in formulas for cleansing the liver. Stimulates bile secretion and production of enzymes.

Chamomile Flower

Chamomile Flower maticara recutita  Part Used: flowers Taste: bitter Energetic: neutral Effective form/Preparation:  *infusion, *tincture, capsules, tea, compress   Properties: *nervine, *tonic, sedative, antispasmodic, antiseptic, anti-fungal, high in calcium and magnesium. Contains potassium, iron, manganese, zinc and some beta carotene.  Medicinal Use: Helps with sleep. Soothes a nervous stomach caused by stress. Relieves indigestion, gas and flatulence. 

Aromatherapy:

German Chamomile matricaria chamomilla - antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, supports the liver, sedative.

Roman Chamomile anthemis nobillis - *analgesic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, supports the liver, supports the immune system, sedative

Milk Thistle Seed

Milk Thistle silybum marianum  Part Used: seed  Taste: bitter Energetic: cooling  Effective form/Preparation:  ground, *tincture, capsules, tea  Properties: *hepatic *tonic, bitter tonic, *demulcent, antidepressant Medicinal Use: A specific in liver regenerating formulas. Helps with jaundice and cirrhosis; to increase the secretion and flow of bile from gallbladder. Helps with lactation for breast-feeding. Aids in liver detoxification.  

Oregon Grape Root

Oregon Grape Root berberis aquifolium  Part Used: root Taste: bitter Energetic: cooling   Effective form/Preparation: *decoction, *tincture, capsules, tea  Properties: *alterative; strong blood cleanser, liver detoxification, has the ability to release stored iron in the liver, used for chronic degenerative diseases such as arthritis. Medicinal Use: Used in many liver detoxification formulas. Helps improve blood conditions;eczema psoriasis.  Crohn's disease. Hepatitis. Jaundice. Mononucleosis.

Paud' Arco Bark

Paud' Arco tabebuia impetiginosa  Part Used: bark  Taste: bitter Energetic: cooling  Effective form/Preparation: *decoction, *tincture, capsules, tea, cream, ointment Properties: antibiotic, anti-inflammatory,  anti-viral, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal. Immune enhancing  Medicinal Use: fungal disease; thrush, athlete's foot, nail fungus, candida albicans yeast overgrowth and ringworm. Helps with digestive issues; colitis, gastritis and stomach ulcers.  Blood purifier.

Turmeric

Turmeric: Curcumae longa or c. aromatic; Zingiberaceae –  In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)  Jiang Huang, Pian Jiang Hugan Part Used: rhizome Taste: bitter/pungent   Energetic: warm (rhizome)  Preparation/Effective Form: decoction, extract, powdered, whole root Properties: alterative analgesic, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, cholagogue, emmenagogue stimulant, vulnerary Primary Use: Liver, digestion, spleen, musculoskeletal system. Turmeric is one of those herbs which can be used internally for liver and digestive stress and externally for tumors, joint pain and more.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon: cinnamomum verum  Part Used: bark, twig Taste: pungent/spicy Energetic: hot Effective form/Preparation: powder, *tincture, oil, capsules  Properties: stimulant, astringent, *diaphoretic, *carminative, antiseptic, antispasmodic, expectorant Medicinal Use: Helps strengthen digestion. Increases circulation. Tonic and uterine stimulant. Oil is antibacterial, anti- fungal.

Aromatherapy: Cinnamon leaf is used and has antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, *carminative, digestive, insecticidal, stimulant, *stomachic

Fennel Seed

Fennel: faeniculum vulgare Part Used: seed Taste: pungent/sweet Energetic: warm Effective form/Preparation: decoction, extract, oil, tea Properties: *carminative, expectorant, anti-inflammatory Medicinal Use: Helps relieve gas. Assists and improves digestion. Helps with bladder or prostate infections. Used as a tea for eye washes to relieve conjunctivitis and inflammation of the eyelids. Relieves pain and expels mucous.

Aromatherapy: antiseptic, antispasmodic, detoxifier, diuretic, insecticidal, stimulant 

Orange Peel

Orange Peel citrus aurantium Part Used: peel Taste: bitter Energetic: cool Effective form/Preparation: *decoction, extract, oil, tea,  Properties: astringent, *carminative, expectorant, rich in vitamin C and bioflavonoids Medicinal Use: Abdominal pain with bloating. Indigestion and gas  

Aromatherapy: anti-depressant, antispasmodic, lymph stimulator, mildly sedative, *stomachic.

Sage Leaf

Sage Leaf salvia officinalis  Part Used: leaf Taste: pungent/spicy Energetic: warm Effective form/Preparation: *infusion, *tincture, tea, *poultice  Properties: anti-infective, astringent, *diaphoretic,*carminative, antispasmodic, *antidiarrhteic, *nervine,  promotes natural healthy estrogen, anti-depressant, important herb for blood cleansing formulas, anti-galactagogue; helps stop lactation during weaning.  Medicinal Use: Emmenagogue; promotes regular menstrual flow. Used in formulas for chronic cystitis. Poultice for tumors.

Aromatherapy: Sage (Spanish) salvia lavandulaefolia - antidepressant, anti-infectious, *emmenagogue, stimulant, antisudorific; reduces sweating


If you are taking medication you may want to do some personal research or check with your doctor before taking herbal remedies to make sure there are no contraindications.  
For those on medication, taking liver regenerating and cleansing herbs one-hour away from medication may be beneficial for maintaining healthy liver function.

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