Liver is a very important organ as well as gland in the body. Liver secretes valuable chemicals, which are needed for the appropriate functioning of the various organs of the body. A sound liver eliminates harmful toxins from the body, regulates blood composition and the processes that are responsible for the conversion of nutrients into the form that can be used by body. Liver also stores essential vitamins, simple sugar glucose and iron obtained from the food.Read more About the excellent herbs to improve liver functions
Herbs to improve liver functions:
Bhumiamlaki (Phyllanthus niruri): Called Chanca piedra in English. This herb successfully take care of variety of liver disorders mainly due to diseases like hepatitis-B, jaundice, fatty liver, diabetes, intestinal infection etc. Bhumiamlaki has immense potential to balance increased levels of pitta. It is also advantageous in managing digestive disorders like hyperacidity, constipation, inflammation, dysentery etc. Bhumiamalaki helps in reducing risk of cholestasis that occurs owing to retention of bile acid in the liver.
Makoy (Solanum nigrum): This is an excellent remedy for the management of liver diseases. The extract of its leaves and fruits are used to lower the severity of the discomfort due to liver disorders. This herb effectively destroys the toxic substances. It is an important herb that can be used in cirrhosis of the liver and useful in healing wounds, scars and cancerous sores.
Katuki (Picorrhiza kurroa): Katuki is a beneficial Ayurveda remedy for issues affecting liver and lungs badly. It is effective for patients experiencing frequent vomiting and fever. This is the best remedy for balancing pitta levels in the body. It is highly beneficial in all kinds of liver and kidney failure, diabetes, jaundice, liver cancers, skin ailments and psoriasis. This is considered to be a liver regenerating herb.
Punarnav (Boerhavia diffusa): Punarnava is a very significant herb in Ayurveda used for rejuvenation and regeneration of liver and its complete detoxification. Liver is the main area, which gets affected when body is attacked by harmful bacteria. This herb is importantly used for kidney and urinary related problems. The juice obtained by crushing its leaves and root is a beneficial tonic for kidney and liver. It enhances the functioning of liver and also helps in jaundice and hepatitis from its root.
Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata): This herb is extremely important in liver and digestive discomfort, fever and pain in the body. This herb has anti-inflammatory and immune system enhancing properties that manages all kinds of infections including HIV infection occurring in lungs and liver.
Haridra(Curcuma-longa):This herb consists of remarkable liver healing, protective and regenerative qualities. It prevents built up gas in the intestine, bloating in the stomach, weakness, loss of appetite, jaundice and liver disorders. It is very helpful in restoring liver in good condition. It works amazingly to promote better functioning of liver.
Kaasni (Cichorium intybus): It is useful in various problems related to malfunctioning of liver, kidney, respiratory organ, and digestive system. A glass of fresh kaasni juice, when consumed early morning is a remedy for all kinds of liver disorders. It deals effectively in hepatic enlargement, sluggish liver, fever, vomiting and painful sensation in abdomen. It is also used for cleansing the urinary tract and removing the harmful substances from the body
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. WEBSITE – WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM