Herbs, as healing foods, are ideal for liver cleansing. Many herbs have tonic, balancing qualities that make them ideal for use as needed or long term if necessary. Herbs are also rich in vital nutrients, and many boost bile production and lymphatic cleansing (tied into liver health ).
Did you know? Liver health is a key to lymphatic health. The liver produces the majority of lymph, and lymph is a major route for nutrients from the liver.
Note: Some types of liver issues, like hepatitis or cirrhosis require a diligent, long term approach. Medical measures may be necessary, but most physicians in the know today recognize the benefit of using self, gentle herbs like milk thistle seed extract to support healthy liver activity.
How can Herbs Deep Clean Your Liver?
A study in Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine shows that 25 otherwise healthy people who followed a liver cleanse for just 7 days showed 23% improvement in their liver’s detox capability
Milk thistle seed extract is found in clinical studies to help prevent liver damage from alcohol and to regenerate damaged liver tissue.
Dandelion rt. and leaf help cleanse and flush the liver, and are widely used with good results by herbalists for liver support.
Yellow dock and Oregon grape stimulate bile flow, clear blood toxins and restore immune defenses.
Liver cleansing herbs are especially good for people who want a quick cleanse to boost digestion and weight loss. Liver cleansing herbs can also be used for health maintenance, to keep the body working at its peak.
For a complete liver detoxification program, please see pg. 211-213 of Linda Page’s Healthy Healing 14th Edition: A Guide to Self-Healing For Everyone. Also see separate entries for cirrhosis and hepatitis in the index.