Herbal Remedies for Liver Complaints,An unhappy liver can lead to fatigue, weight gain, mood swings and poor concentration. It can take a toll on your looks, too, giving you brittle nails, dull hair and unhealthy-looking skin. In extreme cases, it can progress to serious liver diseases such as cirrhosis.
So what can you do about it? Skip the booze and try a liver tonic instead.
You can do this the naturopathic way.
You can find liver supplements that contain herbs such as:
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Some studies have shown that yarrow protects the liver from toxic chemical damage. Yarrow may also help treating hepatitis. If you have liver disease, ask your physician about using yarrow in addition to standard therapies. Yarrow tea can also help in cases of: -nausea -migraine -bleeding hemorrhoids -indigestion -stomach cramps -inflammation of the gastro-intestinal track Yarrow grows in meadows and pastures, by roadsides and paths. Common names: Milfoil, Knight's Milfoil, Nosebleed, Woundwort, Bloodwort ...
Ginger tea is believed to act as a tonic for your liver. It is also thought to improve digestion, relieve nausea and help ward off colds and flu.
1 piece fresh ginger root, about 2 inches (5 cm) long
4 cups (1 L) water
honey and lemon to taste
Peel ginger root and slice it thinly. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add ginger. Cover and reduce heat; simmer tea for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain the tea. Add honey and lemon to taste. Makes 4 servings.
Centaurium erythraea (Rafin.)-red centaury
Erythraea's bitter action stimulates digestive secretions; the secretion of gastric juice increases as soon as the herb acts on the mucous membranes of the mouth. It also stimulates the sympathetic system and circulation, and has a tonic effect on the blood vessels. Temporary leukocytosis has been noted, implying that the tonic action goes beyond the stomach. In Europe, Erythraea is used in anaemia and liver and gallbladder disease. It is gently laxative and, taken after meals, is an excellent remedy for heartburn. It can also enforce the action of anthelmintic herbs. Like many of the bitter tonics, it is effective in reducing fever and has been used as a quinine substitute in the past. Research has shown that this action is due in part to the phenolic acid component. Another constituent, gentiopicrin, has been reported to have antimalarial properties. Research also confirms the plant's potential for treating rheumatism and gout, as the alkaloid gentianine has demonstrated strongly anti-inflammatory properties.
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