The liver is the largest organ in the body. It has a number of jobs, including forming and excreting bile, controlling cholesterol metabolism, metabolizing drugs and other substances, and forming urea, albumin, enzymes, and other proteins. The most common disorders affecting the liver include hepatitis and cirrhosis. You can reduce symptoms using our home remedies liver in this page.
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, which is marked by tenderness and swelling, mild fever, fatigue, joint or muscle aches, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, and possibly diarrhea. Many cases go undiagnosed, since these symptoms are indicative of so many other conditions, including the stomach flu.
According to the American Liver Foundation, viral hepatitis is the most common of the serious contagious viral diseases that attack the liver. Although hepatitis can be caused by a virus, it also may be caused by drugs, alcohol, and chemicals. Of the viral-caused forms, there are at least five types of hepatitis presently known: Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. Rarer causes include other viruses (such as yellow fever, leptospirosis, cytomegalovirus, and infectious mononucleosis). Hepatitis can cause permanent damage to the liver.
Cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease. In the United States, most cases of cirrhosis are due to chronic alcoholism; however, it can also be caused by severe reactions to prescription drugs, biliary obstruction, prolonged exposure to environmental toxins, and abnormal storage of metals by the body.
Cirrhosis is marked by destruction of normal liver tissue. This destruction leads to scar formation, which interferes with normal liver function. Unfortunately, in many cases, obvious symptoms do not occur until the disease is quite advanced. In addition to those herbs listed below, other beneficial herbs for liver disorders include blue vervain, devil's claw, elecampane, horseradish, hyssop, oxeye daisy, peppermint, and yarrow.
List of Home Remedies for Liver
1 teaspoon blue flag 1 teaspoon Oregon grape root 1 teaspoon dandelion 1 teaspoon redroot 3 teaspoons milk thistle 1 teaspoon yellow dock root 1 teaspoon ocotillo bark 1 cup boiling water Combine the above herbs in a container. Take one tablespoon of the mixture and cover with the boiling water; steep for 3o minutes; cool and strain. Take up to one cup per day, as needed.
LIVER TEA #2
2 teaspoons chicory flowery 4 teaspoons speedwell 4 teaspoons dandelion root 1 cup boiling water Combine the above herbs in a glass container. Take two teaspoons of the mixture and cover with the boiling water; steep for 30 minutes; strain. Take a tablespoon at a time, up to one cup a day.
LIVER TEA #3
1 teaspoon chaparral leaves 2 teaspoons milk thistle seed 1 teaspoon burdock root 2 teaspoons Oregon grape root 1 teaspoon echinacea 1 teaspoon yellow dock 1 cup boiling water Combine the above herbs in a container. Take two teaspoons of the mixture and cover with the boiling water; steep for 30 minutes; strain. Take up to one cup per day, as needed.
LIVER TEA #4
1 teaspoon milk thistle tincture 40 drops bayberry tincture 1 cup warm water Combine all ingredients. Take one-fourth of the mixture four times daily.