Natural Herbal Remedies To
Detoxify Your Liver
Your liver may just be one of the most overlooked organs in
your body. Your liver is vital to your body's ability to filter
out any number of toxins or poisons that may enter your
Here are two highly regarded herbs that can help detoxify
your liver so that it is working at its highest capacity.
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum):
Milk thistle seeds are essentially comprised of three
components that are collectively referred to as silymarin. Milk
thistle seeds are well known for their ability to protect and
heal the damage incurred by the liver.
In many European studies, milk thistle seeds have been known
to aid in the treatment of cirrhosis of the liver caused by
alcoholism. Studies have shown that the use of milk thistle
seeds may even help extend the survival rates of some
alcoholics who suffer from cirrhosis of the liver.
Milk thistle seeds have even been shown to speed the
recovery from hepatitis. Other research has shown that milk
thistle seeds may be the best weapons against amanita, perhaps
better known as mushroom poisoning. In one study, Swiss
researchers found that patients treated with milk thistle seeds
had a better survival rate against "death cap" mushroom
poisoning than those treated with conventional medicine.
Many well known researchers have even gone so far as to
advocate the use of milk thistle seeds in cases where
alcoholism is known. It is recommended that a typical dose be
taken, which is approximately 140 milligrams of silymarin three
times a day during the periods where the patient is
experiencing the most liver stress due to the use of alcohol or
drugs, or whenever liver enzymes are known to be
An Interesting Herb Fact
The Healing Beauty of Borage
The borage flower (Borago officinalis) is well known for its lovely blue color. The flowers have been used since Elizabethan times for both decoration and for its healing beauty. Recent modern research has shown that the plant may actually stimulate the adrenal glands, encouraging the production of adrenaline, that famous 'fight or flight' hormone that is responsible for getting our bodies geared up during the most stressful times in our lives. Herbalists describe the character of the borage...
It is rare to hear of side effects from the consumption of milk
thistle seeds, but those side effects that have been identified
include nausea, hives, itching, headaches, stomach distress,
and joint paint.
senticosus): This herb is often also referred to as
Siberian ginseng. Whatever it may be called, this herb is a
well-known adaptogen that is known to help stimulate the immune
system and boost energy levels.
Eluethero has been used in traditional Chinese
medicine for thousands of years, where it has been used as a
tonic to protect against the effects of excessive toxins.
Recent Korean studies have shown that the stems
of the Eleuthero plant contain polysaccharides, which are
believed to help enhance the function of the liver and reduce
the levels of enzymes that may be related to liver
The leaves of the Sage Plant can also be
easily used to create a healing gargle and
A mouthwash can be used to treat gum
disease, mouth ulcers, sore throats, or
In several animal studies, the use of Eleuthero
was shown to reduce the number of toxins, especially ethanol
and tetanus. Eleuthero is now recommended by herbalists to
detoxify the liver, especially after the use of medications
that contain statins or other enzymes that have been identified
as stressors on the liver.
Recommended doses are 3 grams of dry leather
root per day for up to one month, or 16 milliliters of leather
extract one to three times a day for up to two months.