Liver is one such organ of our body which participates in digestion of food, getting the nutrition from that food, processing the nutrients and eliminating the wastes. Thus, it is an important organ of the human body. But unfortunately there are many conditions and diseases related to liver.
Herbs have been proved to be helpful in treating the ailments of liver. An attempt is being made in this article to equip you with the knowledge about some herbs which can help you deal with liver aliments. Remember that the herbs should be sourced from a reliable place, they should not be old or fake.
List of Herbs for Liver
Arjun Tree for liver
Arjun tree is commonly found in India. Its pink colored bark is loaded with medicinal value. It sheds its bark naturally once a year which is collected and used. This bark has been used traditionally for cirrhosis of liver. It reduces inflammation of liver and helps in improving functioning of the liver.
Bhumiamalaki is a popular Ayurvedic herb used for liver. It strengthens the liver, clears the stones of the gall bladder. Additionally, it reduces liver inflammation, helps in alleviating the symptoms of hepatitis. It has these qualities because it has the potency to improve the functioning of liver.
Daruharida for liver
Daryharida has yellow colored roots and trunk. Turmeric, which is also yellow in color, can be combined with daruharida to make it beneficial for liver.
If somebody’s liver gets damaged because of use of certain toxic medicines daruharida can treat that damaged liver. Daruharida is also useful in cirrhosis, hepatitis, and a sluggishly working liver.
Turmeric is very beneficial in removing toxins of the liver. Curcuminoids are the organic compounds present in liver, that are the main stakeholders in the treatment of liver. Turmeric improves the flow of blood in the liver which flushes the toxins out of the it. Turmeric improves the output of bile and clears the stones from gall bladder and prevents the formation of new stones.
The botanical name of this herb is Silybum marianum. It is a widely known herb to cleanse the liver. The chemicals silymarin and silyin make the toxins get eliminated from the liver repair the damaged liver. World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported many benefits of milk thistle.
The botanical name of dandelion is Taraxacum officinalis. Though it is a common garden herb, it has loads of medicinal value to heal various systems of body. The roots of dandelion are helpful for cleansing live rand stimulating the bile production. This increase in bile production helps remove the toxins out of body through stool.
Artichoke helps the liver by enhancing the production of bile. The active organic compound of artichoke is silymarin. Silymarin is an antioxidant which benefits the liver by protecting it from toxins. Artichoke helps in regeneration of liver cells and even protects the healthier ones from getting damaged.
It is the presence of glycerrhizin chemical in licorice root that helps the liver to keep certain toxins at bay. The presence of these toxins damages the liver. Thus, licorice gives protection to the liver.