Home Remedies For Healthy Liver
The liver is an essential organ of the body. Whether it is producing bile for digestion or eliminating toxins from the body, the liver have to perform more than 500 different kind of functions in our body. Just because of change in our day lifestyle (increased junk food eating, heavy drinking, relentless smoking, increasing stress levels and self-medication), liver diseases are rising more often. Nevertheless, there are some natural ways which you can lessen the effects of these ill habits on your liver by and thus keep your liver healthy.
Here are some natural remedies you may undertake.
Amla or Gooseberry
The Indian gooseberry or amla is the one richest in vitamin C. What is more it has capability to keep the functioning of liver at most advantageous levels. It has been and is used widely in Ayurveda for the treatment of slow-moving liver. Also it has been found in researchs that extracts from amla have liver-protective feature in it. Amla is one of the main ingredients used in Chyawanpraash which are known for their immunity boosting, digestive and liver-protective action.
The best way to eat amla is taking it raw. So, you may have small pieces of it in your salad or may make a raitha mixing grated amla and curd together.
Jethimad or Licorice
Licorice has long been and is used in Ayurvedic as a remedy to cure liver disorders like non- alcoholic fatty liver disease. In this disease, the blood level of transaminase enzymes, called ALT and AST, raises to a harmful levels for the liver. Licorice (Popularly known as Jethimad or Mulethi in Hindi) extracts diminish the concentration of these enzymes throwing its beneficial effect onto the liver.
Get powder from Licorice roots and add this powder to the boiling water whenever you make tea. Steep it just for a few minutes and then strain the liquid.
Amrith or Guduchi
Amrith is another herb which Ayurveda regards as a natural rejuvenating product and which is easily available in every kitchen as well. Amrith is found to have the ability to clear toxins from the liver and to fortify its functioning. And what is more, Amrith does not produce any kind complication even when used for a long-term. Yet, Ayurvedic physicians caution that using this herb may precipitate liver crisis if the patient has a large amount of toxins in the liver. That’s why it is recommended to use this herb only under an Ayurvedic practitioner’s supervision.
Haldi or Turmeric
Due to having numerous valuable antioxidants, turmeric is said to be a significant herb that recovers liver health. It has been seen in studies that the antiviral action of turmeric is effectual in averting growth of the viruses causing hepatitis B and C.
You may take turmeric in your daily cooking, or have it mixing into plain milk .
A few certain receptor sites normally bind hormones and keep them circulating in the blood. This puts forth strain on the liver to sieve these surfeit hormones. It is found that the phytoconstituents present in flaxseeds have the capability to fasten such receptor sites, thus preventing hormonal binding. This eases the work load on the liver. Shake over a few crushed or whole flaxseeds onto your toast, salad or cereals to obtain its liver-protective benefits.
Certain vegetables contain such elements that could help the liver to emit greater concentration of important enzymes. And in turn, these enzymes help in emission of potential carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) from our body. Beet, cabbage, carrot, broccoli, onion and garlic are some of those vegetables that have such a significant feature. Broccoli, onion and garlic supply necessary sulfur to our body. It helps in detoxification reactions carried out by the liver preventing any damages.
However, above mentioned natural remedies could help your liver to remain healthy, but it is also advised that you must leave such food habits that could damage your liver.