Herbs for a Healthy Liver and Gall Bladder

Keeping your liver and gall bladder healthy is a key component of keeping your entire body healthy. Since the liver and gall bladder are the two organs which filter and process toxins, bacteria, and other harmful substances from our bodies, these organs must be kept in prime operating condition in order for the rest of the body to maintain its best levels of health.

The liver is the primary waste disposal organ in our bodies. Its job is to filter out wastes, toxins, bacteria and other poisonous substances from our blood. The liver creates bile from this waste and sends it on to the gall bladder, which in turn sends it into the small intestine. When the liver or gall bladder are having problems, the toxins may not be filtered out of blood stream well enough, or the waste may get stagnated and start leaking toxins back into the blood stream. When this back up or leakage occurs, it causes problems for other bodily organs and functions.

Usually you can help the liver and gall bladder stay healthy by simply keeping the bile flowing regularly. Because when bile backs up, that can cause damage or stagnation throughout the entire system. With that said however, there are also several herbs that can either help to move things along, as well as help the liver and gall bladder do their jobs.

Here are several herbs which are said to help clean, heal, and maintain the liver and gall bladder:

  • Dandelion is a weed which grows almost everywhere, and it's a wonderful herb packed full of vitamins and nutrients. Dandelion helps cleanse the liver by increasing its activity and increasing the flow of bile into the intestines. Dandelion is even considered an excellent herbal remedy for treating hepatitis, which is a liver disease.

  • Horsetail is an herbal diuretic which is useful for expelling worms and parasites. Sometimes liver and gall bladder sicknesses are due to the presence of parasites, so expelling them is considered standard procedure.

  • Ginger is an herb which acts as a cleanser for both the kidneys and bowels, and helps remove toxins from the body.

  • Yellow Dock is a natural laxative which helps with liver congestion and expels worms and parasites. Yellow dock dissolves mucus and moves it through the system, plus it cleans the lymphatic system. Yellow dock is another herb which has been successfully used to treat hepatitis.

  • Yarrow is an herb which regulates and tones the liver, plus it has healing affects on the glandular system.




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