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Liver & the Gall Bladder Health

Liver Dysfunction

The liver is the biggest glad in our body. Many chemical reactions take place in it. It has three main functions:

  1. Transformation of nutrients into other nutrients

  2. Bile production, which is needed to digest fats

  3. Blood cleaning, by neutralising and eliminating many foreign and toxic substances flowing into the blood system.

Many of these plants have choleretic properties, that is they favour bile secretion by hepatic cells. Hence, they reduce the congestion of the liver, and enhance its function. Other plants stimulate regeneration of hepatic cells when they have been damaged by several causes (viruses, medicines, toxic substances, etc).

Hepatitis

It is the inflammation of the liver, usually caused by any virus. Its main symptom is Jaundice, a yellowish colouring of the skin due to the inability of the liver to eliminate bile, then it passed to the blood and permeates the skin and other tissues. Medicinal herb based treatment tries to enhance liver function so that this gland recover to its best working conditions. The same plants can be used as complementary substances in the treatment of cirrhosis. Besides these herbs, all those with choleretic properties are useful

Liver Toxicity

When liver cells have been damaged by medicines, chemical products, or poisonous mushrooms, any of these to plants can help enhancing the anti-poisonous functions of the liver and regenerating it cells

Fluid in the abdomen

The accumulation of liquids in the peritoneal cavity is called Ascitis. Its most frequent causes is hepatic cirrhosis. These plants activate blood flowing in the portal system, reduce the congestion of the liver, and promote the elimination of abdominal fluids. Hence, they improve the resolution of hepatic cirrhosis.