Due to our unhealthy living and diet including alcohol, pain relievers, etc. our liver may be affected and not function properly.
The liver has the responsibility to filter the blood and get rid of toxins by urinating. Plus it helps in the digestion of carbs and fats. Another important thing is that it helps in stabilizing the sugar levels in our blood and forms red blood cells.
Our health and liver go hand in hand. If the liver does not function properly then one can easily get diabetes. Among the other diseases that can be caused by serious dysfunction are hepatitis A, B and C, viruses and other infections.
If you consume too much alcohol than you can easily get cirrhosis. If by any means you get a serious infection from which the liver cannot recover than the medicine will intervene with liver transplants.
The liver has cells that can be self-repaired and it can be healed. One efficient way to solve liver problems is the consumption of one or two of the following herbs:
1. Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle)
One of the most recommended herbs that protect the liver from toxins in the milk thistle. You can find it in the form of capsules and extracts. It grows in Europe, North Africa, and the Mid-East. Scientists have proven that the milk thistle helps in repairing the liver from different damages. The recommended dosage is from 100-1000 mg, but people that have serious liver problems take 300 mg, 3 times per day.
People often say that there are weird small yellow flowers in their gardens. Well, say hello to the dandelion. The flower that is well-known for its high content of iron, zinc, and potassium, which can help in bile production. That results in better functioning and liver health. Also, this herb can be mixed with milk thistle capsules.
3. Burdock root
The traditional medicine recommends this root for making tea because it helps in bile production and healing of damaged cells. The burdock root swells when soaked and is well-known for its use in homemade tinctures.
Different from the burdock root the root of the artichoke does not swell when soaked. You can also use the dried leaves and flowers for homemade tinctures. It prevents gallstone and helps in bile production.
When it comes to inflammation, turmeric is the best herb to consume. It heals the liver. You can buy it in capsules and the best choice is the capsules that also contain piperine, which can be found in black pepper. You can also put the content of the capsule in olive oil, but the most known way is to combine turmeric with coconut oil or other heated fat.