Materia Medica for Liver Diseases
Liver Diseases General
It is normal to first talk about the anatomy of an organ, then its normal functions, then the diseased condition and conclude with remedies.
But, this time, lets reverse the process. Lets first talk about the herbs to be used to cure Liver diseases.
When the Liver is diseased it shows its conditions in many symptoms like Jaundice, Hepatitis, Biliousness, Gallstones. The list is endless. But the solution is the same. If you or your doctor has concluded that the diseased condition is due to the malfunction of the Liver, look no further. The answer lies in the use of these top notch herbs.
Use them singly or in combination, they will bring back the Liver to its normal functioning.
And, now if you would like to read about the organ called Liver, read on.
Liver is the human body’s largest organ. (Forget about the skin).
Liver is the main filter of the human body. It is also the main organ that regulates the digestion. It is the master weaver that controls the metabolism. Immunity is dependent on its health. Liver sick, Immunity down, man sick. It stores Nutrients.
It is a pivotal and important organ that controls the supply of energy and nutrients to the tissues.
The Liver is a tenacious organ. It is capable of regrowing dead or damaged cells/tissues and becoming healthy in a short time.
Liver produces Bile. The function of the Bile is to regulate digestion by breaking up fat into small pieces so that they can be absorbed by the Intestines.
Bile Ducts carry bile through the liver and gallbladder. Bile, then travels to the Duodenum of the small intestines.
Functions of the Liver. The Liver has countless functions. Some of the major functions are :--
Store Vitamins and Iron
Store sugar glucose
Convert stored sugar to usable sugar
Break down Hemoglobin and Insulin
Convert ammonia to urea
Destroys old red blood cells
Produce Proteins for Blood plasma
Production of cholesterol and special proteins to help carry fats through the body
Regulate blood clotting
Resist infections. Produce immune factors. Remove Bacteria from the bloodstream
Old dead red blood cells are the waste product that gives our stools brown color. Discoloration of human excreta may be a warning that something is wrong with your liver. Darkened urine bears the same message. Jaundice is the name of the disease when the skin and the eyes become yellow. Jaundice means excess Bilirubin. All these are the consequences of malfunctioning of the Liver.
If I abuse myself by consuming alcohol, my Liver will harden and Cirrhosis will set in. The same will happen if I am infected with Hepatitis C.
Extract the juice of Grapes. Take one glass per day.
OR : Have a bowl of Grapes every day.
Take Chicory roots. Boil in water. Drink one cup daily.
Take some fresh leaves. Prepare an infusion. Drink a cup daily.
Drink one cup Bilberry fruit juice daily for 15 days.
Caution : Don't use more than 15 days at one time. If needed, you may continue after a break of one month again.
Take Astragalus roots. Wash them. Prepare a decoction. Drink half cup daily.
Add half cup White Mustard powder in One liter of water. Soak your foot in this water for half an hour.
Ficus Retusa for Liver Diseases
Prepare a juice of Ficus Retusa bark. Take it, twice a day.
Dodder For Liver Diseases
Take three tablespoons decoction of Dodder creeper thrice a day for One month.
Fry some Radish leaves in a little oil. Include in your daily diet for a week.
Carrot ( Gaajar ) as Liver Tonic
Consuming 1 Cup Carrot juice daily helps in proper functioning of Liver.
Consuming a cup of Indian Gooseberry juice helps Liver to work well. Drink it in the morning with an empty stomach.
Prepare decoction of the leaves and flowers of Toadflax and drink half cup twice daily.
Put one teaspoonful of the dried herb into a cup of water. Let it simmer for l0-l5 minutes. Drink thrice a day.
Make a decoction of crushed Elephantopus Scaber's root. Have 5 ml of it once a day.
Oregon Grape as a Liver Tonic
Put One tablespoon Oregon Grape root in One cup boiling water.
Steep for 5 minutes and filter.
Take One tablespoon 3-4 times a day.
Take out the pulp of one Aloe Vera ( Gheekumari ) leaf. Add little Black Salt ( Kala Namak ) and 1 teaspoon Ginger ( Adrak ) juice. Mix. Have it every morning for 15 days.
Put One cup cold water over 2 tablespoons of Dandelion ( Dudal ) Root and Aerial parts.
Bring to a boil and then steep for 10-12 minutes.
Filter and drink 2 cups daily, In the morning and before going to sleep..
Chew fresh leaves of Clerodendrum to cure Liver related diseases. It also helps to cure Diarrhea.
Add One tablespoon dried herb in half cup of boiling water and steep for 10 minutes.
Take half cup a day.
Add 2 tablespoons of dried Hepatica to 2-3 cups of Whiskey.
Let stand for 20-25 days at room Temperature.
Strain and take 10-12 drops on a sugar cube, thrice a day for Liver, Kidney Diseases.
Add 5 ml Honey in 20 ml leaf juice of Indigo. Have it twice a day.
Chirreta for Liver Diseases
Prepare a decoction of Chirreta plant. Drink 10 ml of it once a day.
Take 4 to 5 leaves of Bacopa Monnieri ( Brahmi ). Soak in half glass of water overnight. Add 2 Almonds ( Badam ) and grind. Mix little sugar and milk. Drink it once a day.
Mix one teaspoon Turmeric ( Haldi ) in a glass of lukewarm water. Take it twice or thrice a day.
Take 2 drops of Arjuna bark extract thrice a week.
Take some leaves and flowers of Sodom. Make its decoction. Have 10 ml of it twice a day.
Take 2 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar ( Seb Ka Sirka ). Mix in one glass of water. Drink it 2 times a day.
Grind Liquorice ( Mulethi ) to make a powder. Boil half teaspoon powder in one cup of water and drink it twice a day.
Take half teaspoon Flax ( Alsi ) in your diet in any form.
Squeeze out the juice of Papaya ( Papita ). Take one tablespoon Papaya ( Papita ) juice with half teaspoon Lemon ( Nimbo ) juice.
OR : Grind dried Papaya seeds to make powder. Add half tsp in a cup of Lemon juice. Drink it thrice a week.
Eat 2 to 4 Walnut ( Akhrot ) daily.
Take one Avocado ( Makhanphal ) as salad daily.
Indian Mallow as Antihepatotoxic
Extract leaf juice of Indian Mallow. Take 1 tsp of it once a day. It is very beneficial for Liver. Therefore cure various Liver Diseases.
Take 2 tsp leaf juice of Pointed Gourd once a day.
Prepare a root decoction of Operculina Turpethum. Drink 10 ml of it twice a day.
Plumbago Zeylanica as Liver Tonic
Crush the dried plant of Plumbago Zeylanica to make powder. Take 2 g of it with lukewarm water twice a day.
The strong Antioxidant property of Milk Thistle helps to protect and strengthen the walls of Liver cells. Milk Thistle helps to detoxify the Liver.
Add fresh leaves of Milk thistle in salad.
OR: Have one cup of the decoction of Milk Thistle leaves.
OR : Take 180 mg Milk Thistle capsules two times a day for a month.
Take half cup of Grapefruit ( Chakotra ) juice and add Salt to taste. Have it once a day.
Take One teaspoon Lemon juice mixed in a glass of hot water on an empty stomach or One hour before your breakfast.
Make an infusion with leaves of Artichoke. Drink 5 ml of it twice a day.
Crush roots of Banana ( Kela ) plant. Extract its juice. Take 1 tsp of it twice a day.
Soak Carom seeds in Lime juice. Dry it under shade. Take half tsp with a pinch of salt in it with lukewarm water. Have it twice a day.
Butter Tree ( Mahua ) Bark for Liver Congestion
Add quarter tsp bark powder of Butter Tree ( Mahua ) in a cup of lukewarm water. Have it once a day.
Add 1 g bark powder of Callicarpa Tomentosa in 20 ml boiled water. Drink it once a day.
Powder the dried leaves of Agave. Take quarter tsp twice a day with warm water.
Bael ( Villi ) Leaves for Liver Diseases
Bael ( Villi ) Leaves is an ideal liver supportive.
Powder dried Bael ( Villi ) Leaves. Take one teaspoon powder with water at night daily.
Powder Caesalpinia Bonduc ( Karanjwa ) seeds. Have 2 pinches with a glass of Goat milk.
Take a drops of fresh extract of Black Nightshade for 2-3 days.
Note : Large dosage can be poisonous.
Grapefruit as Liver Tonic
Grapefruit contains vitamin C and antioxidants. It is also a natural Liver cleanser. Drink 1 full glass of Grapefruit juice. You can also add Grapefruit to your daily diet.
Beetroot ( Chakundar ) as Liver Tonic
Beetroots stimulate and improve overall Liver health and functioning. Prepare a Beetroot salad with 1 cup of chopped Beetroots, 2 tablespoons of Olive oil and 1/2 tablespoon of Lemon juice. Mix it well and eat once a day for two weeks.
Lemon as Liver Tonic
Lemon contains the natural antioxidant D-Limonene which helps to activate the enzymes in Liver that detoxifies the toxins. Mix 1 tablespoon of Lemon juice in 100 ml of water. Consume it once a day to keep your Liver healthy.
Green Tea as Liver Tonic
Daily consumption of Green tea flushes out the toxins and fat deposits present in Liver. Drink 3 cups of Green tea daily. You can add Honey to taste.
Note Avoid excessive Green Tea consumption.
Avocado as Liver Tonic
Avocado contains large amounts of Vitamins, Minerals, and antioxidants. It supports the overall health of the Liver. Eat 2 Avocados once a week for 1 month to cure Liver Damage.
Turmeric as Liver Tonic
Turmeric is an effective Liver cleansing food. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of water and boil it. Add one pinch of Black Pepper in it to increase the bioavailability of Turmeric. Drink it twice daily for a 2 weeks.
Grind stems, leaves, fruits and flowers. Have it twice a day after meals.
Prepare a decoction of Baliospermum Montanum roots. Drink one cup daily for a week.
Drink 100 ml of juice of leaves of this Herb, twice a day. For children, the dosage is reduced to 20 ml. Try for a week.
Simmer 2 teaspoons dried powder of Cancer Bush in a glass of boiling water. Strain off this decoction. Allow it to cool. Consume it on the daily basis to protect your liver from diseases.
Brew 12 grams Albizia Lebbeck ( Siris ) dried powder in 200 ml of water for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain it off. Consume this water daily to keep Liver Diseases at bay.
Consume 2 teaspoons of Jamun Vinegar daily.
Extract the juice of Kalanchoe Pinnata leaves by grinding and squeezing them. Consume 1 teaspoon of it daily.
Mix 1 teaspoon each of dried Picrorhiza Kurroa root powder and Honey. Consume it.
Take one capsule of Borututu root powder, twice a day after breakfast and dinner. It improves Liver function.
Stonebreaker is effective in case of Fatty Liver.
Consume 40 grams of Stonebreaker herb, once a day.
Eclipta Alba ( Bhringraj ) for Liver Diseases
Consume 3 grams of Eclipta Alba freshly extracted juice of whole plant daily.
Prepare a decoction, made of Henna leaves and one cup of water. Strain and drink 30 ml of this decoction, once a day.
Boil one crushed Long Pepper in one glass of Milk. Strain and drink it.
It help to keep the Liver healthy.
Take 5-10 g of fresh Adhatoda leaves. Make a juice of the leaves. Mix it with Honey. Take the juice 3 times a day for 2 weeks.
Tamarind is a rich source of minerals and vitamins. It enhances the metabolic activities and aids digestion. It acts as a Liver cleanser and treats fatty liver.
Have Tamarind tea every day or add it in your daily diet. Take it for 1 week.
Roselle tea contains Hepatoprotective components. It prevents Liver Diseases and are diuretics in nature.
Have a cup of Hibiscus tea 2 times every day.
Lemon Grass as Detoxificant
Lemon Grass is diuretic in nature. It flushes the toxins from the body and cleanse the Kidneys and Liver. Multiple Herbs How to Use Herbal Treatment? Click Here +
Have a cup of Lemon Grass tea every day.
Herbal Treatment For Liver Diseases 1
Add One tablespoon each of Flax seeds, Fennel seeds, Fenugreek seeds, Burdock Root and half tablespoon Liquorice in 4 cups of water. Simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and add Peppermint. Let it cool. Strain and bottle. This is an awesome Liver cleansing drink.
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Take dried Coriander ( Dhaniya in India ), dried Ginger ( Adrak in India ) and Black Salt ( Kala Namak in India ) in equal quantity. Grind them together. Have half teaspoon thrice a day.
Herbal Treatment For Liver Diseases 3
Pepare a decoction of Dandelion root, Berberis Aristata ( Kilmora ) root and Chelone Glabra leaves. Take it twice a day.
Herbal Treatment For Liver Diseases 4
Take a cup of Spinach juice. Mix it with 1.5 cup of Carrot juice. Drink everyday.
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Take fermented Castor Oil ( Arandi in India ) and externally rub it over the liver and other areas of the abdomen.
Take hot Ginger ( Adrak in India ) tea and wring out a towel in it.
Apply it over the Abdomen area.
Now place a hot water bottle over the liver.
It draws out toxins and helps in Liver Disorders.
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Externally rub Fermented Castor Oil ( Arandi Ka Tel in India ) over the Liver and other areas of the Abdomen.
Now soak a towel in Ginger ( Adrak in India ) tea. Wring it out and apply over the Abdomen.
Place a hot water bottle over the Liver.
It is quite useful for Liver Disorders.
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Add 10 ml Eclipta Alba leave juice in 20 ml Yogurt with a pinch of Black Pepper. Take 20 ml of the mixture with breakfast.
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Take the following herbs :
Garlic ( Lehsun in India ) Pods Crushed 40 gram
Cayenne ( Lal Mirch in India ) Powdered 20 gram
Ginger ( Adrak in India ) Crushed 20 gram
Oregano ( Sathra in India ) Powdered 40 gram
Turmeric ( Haldi in India ) Powdered 40 gram
Fennel ( Saunf in India ) Crushed 40 gram
Mix all and grind. Have one teaspoon with water on an empty stomach.
Herbal Treatment For Healthy Soup
Modern medicine banks heavily on names of diseases and brands of medicines. In reality diagnosing the disease in its totality is difficult. It often affects more than one organ. The obsession of naming it has forced us to focus only on part of the problem. Most of the times we need to go to separate specialists to deal with parts of the same disease. It is therefore, prudent to consider the disease as a whole and treat it as such. Herbal treatment often aims for this target.
The first aim of healthy living is to eat and live healthy. Second we should focus on preventing disease. And, lastly if we do get ill, we should try for a whole body cure.
Fortunately there is a remedy for all the three stages. Let's call it 'The Health Soup'. 'The Health Soup'
is made from ordinary vegetables as follows.
Collect the following vegetables.
500 gm Radish
250 gm Raddish leaves. Yes ! I mean that. Radish leaves. They have a function of their own, different than that of the radish.
250 gm Carrots
250 gm Burdock Root
5 Dried Shiitake
Do not peel or grate. Wash thoroughly. Cut them in small pieces. Put them in a large stainless steel pan. Add about 5 liters of water. Boil it. Lower heat to simmer. Simmer for two hours. Yes, you got it right, 2 hours. Cool. Strain. Store in a refrigerator.
Start with one cup daily. After few days, if all goes well, increase to two cups a day.
Result ! Considerable improvement in overall health.Note 1.
Use stainless steel or glass containers only, to avoid metal poisoning. Aluminum pots must not be used.Note 2.
Most of us are not really healthy. All of us are suffering from some sort of malaise. Even if we cannot put our finger on it. This soup will affect each person differently. Some temporary unwanted reactions are possible. Consider them to be reactions of the body to throw out the toxins. For example, the following symptoms may manifest at the start of the treatment.Itchy skin, Eczema, Mild Diarrhea
Some rules of thumb to keep in mind when dealing with the reactions.
If you are not sick, no reactions.
If you are mildly sick, there will be mild reactions. More sick, more intense reactions.
If you are constitutionally weak expect strong reactions.
But do not give up. These reactions are an indication that you are on your way to recovery and health.
Herbal Treatment For Health tea
Sometimes we need to make a wall around us. Not like a brick wall, its just to secure ourselves from various bacterias or viruses. As it is commonly said that, "All big things come in small packages". Similarly, the same thing happens with this formula. A small formula cures almost all the diseases and makes you healthy. It builds up strong immunity to fight against the invaders. Make sure you follow the same as we mentioned below :
Ingredients you need :Turmeric
( Haldi in India ) Powdered 2 teaspoons Ginger
( Adrak in India ) Dried and Powdered 1 teaspoonClove
( Laung in India ) Powdered 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
(Dalchini in India ) Powdered 1 teaspoonCardamom
( Choti Ilaichi in India ) Powdered 1 teaspoon
Take one liter of water in a pan. Add all the above mentioned ingredients. Put on a low flame. Boil for 10 minutes. Strain. Now the tea is ready to drink. Have a cup of this tea daily.Note :
In order to get rid of bitterness add 2 tablespoons of Almond
( Badam in India ) milk.
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Herbal formula for Liver Detoxification
Mix 1 gram powder of Flax Seed, Liquorice Root, Fennel Seed, Burdock and Peppermint in a mason jar. Boil 1 cup of water in a glass container. Add 1 heaping tablespoon of herbal mixture. Allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes. Strain and drink once it gets cools down. Consume 1 cup of tea before breakfast, and one before dinner.
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Herbal formula for Liver Detoxification
Take 1 to 2 g powder of Yellow Dock root, Dandelion root, Red sage, Sarsaparilla, and Pau de Arco. Mix each Herb into a wide mouth jar. Shake it up and your perfect formula for liver detoxification is ready. Prepare the tea and add 2-3 full drops of the Milk Thistle Seed extract to the tea. Let it cool and drink. Take this tea twice a day.
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Herbal formula for Liver Detoxification
Prepare a powdered mixture of equal amount of Red clover, Fennel, Cleavers, Dandelion, Oregon grape root, Burdock root, Chickweed and Parsley root. Boil 1 to 2 cups of water. Add one teaspoon of the powered mixture in it. Allow it to get cool down. Consume 1 cup of tea once a day before breakfast.
Herbal Treatment For Liver and Kidney Tonic
Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Liver and Kidney nourishment.
You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form is readily available. Consume 1 capsule per day.