The job of the liver comes with so much responsibility, strength and resiliency. We believe we must do our best to protect, support and strengthen this very important organ as much as we can and that’s why we have chosen the following herbs to do so:
Artichoke Leaf may protect your liver from damage, reduce liver inflammation, lessen fat deposition and promote the growth of new tissue. Research shows that certain antioxidants found in artichokes — cynarin and silymarin — are partly responsible for these benefits.
Burdock Root helps prevent damage to the liver and has been shown to be effective in treating liver damage. A gentle herb that improves liver function and elimination while decreasing the amount of lipids deposited into the liver. Studies have also shown that burdock increases the amount of glutathione in the liver, an antioxidant that helps protect the liver from harmful chemicals.
Calendula Flower is antiviral and long been prized for its ability to clean and detoxify the body, in particular the liver and gallbladder.
Chicory Root has a beneficial antioxidant effect that provides functional support to the liver and has a promising role for halting oxidative stress and improving conditions within the liver. Research shows that it can help protect against free radical formation to prevent possible toxicity to the liver. It also has the ability to detox the liver and supports the breakdown of fats by increasing the flow of bile.
Dandelion Root has long been held as a liver tonic. Studies suggest this is due, in part, to its ability to increase the flow of bile. The increased bile production also helps the liver to digest foods and remove toxins quickly and efficiently cleaning the liver. The polysaccharides in dandelion are known to reduce stress on the liver and support its ability to produce bile.
Licorice Root has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and liver-protective effects. The main active component in licorice root is the saponin compound glycyrrhizin. Glycyrrhizin has been shown to help treat viruses that infect the liver through antimicrobial activity.
Milk Thistle Seed has been shown to help the liver by keeping toxins from attaching to liver cells due to its antioxidant properties. Studies show that it may help ease inflammation, promote cell repair and lower key liver enzymes that allow a more normalized functioning liver.
Peppermint Leaf has been shown to promote the production of bile that helps digest fats and encourages normal cholesterol levels. Normal cholesterol levels reduce the liver’s total workload. Additionally, compounds in peppermint leaf may protect the liver against certain toxins.
Turmeric has many beneficial effects derived from its anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Studies suggest it’s antioxidant activity can improve liver health by behaving as a detox agent in the body. Turmeric also ensures the natural and smooth flow of bile and prevents the build-up of more fat in the liver.