Herbs do a remarkable job of keeping the liver healthy,but many people unintentionally harm this vital organ.
Unlike other organs that produce gas,palpitations or pain to signal go for years without any indication that it is having a hard time.
FRIED FOODS Sorry to say,but fried “comfort” foods are the worst choice for the liver.That includes burgers,bacon,chips and often crackers–even many sold in natural food stores.Fried food absorbs lots of overheated oil that has become indigestible.it blocks the body’s efficient use of essential fatty acids that are important to feed the brain and nervous system.
ESSENTIAL OILS As an aromatherapist,i love the healing properties of essential oils but in small amounts.Too much of a good thing overwhelms both the liver and kidneys.Even worse,during the process of breaking down some oils,even more toxic compounds are created.One to two drops of essential oil per a day diluted in a carrier like vegetable oil and applied externally is a safe limit.That would equal about 5 to 16 cups of tea! if you already have liver problems,maybe use none at all.
PESTICIDES The Environmental Protection Agency reports that homeowners are notorious for overuse and misuse of pesticides and herbicides.Wear protective gear,follow directions.and keep animals and children away from recently sprayed areas.Better yet,seek out safer,more natural alternatives.
ALCOHOL It probably goes without saying that excessive use of alcohol Negatively impacts the liver.Moderation is the key,and none at all is best if you have a history of liver,disease.See recommendations in this article for herbs tha slow alcohol damage.
TURMERIC COCONUT DRINK
- 2 cups coconut milk or other milk substitute
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger powrder or
- 1/4 teaspoon finely greated ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
Mix in a blender until smooth.
Serve cold or warm
- 1/2 cup turmeric powder
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 5 tablespoons coconut oil
Stir water and herbs in a pan over low heat about 5 minutes until it turns into a thick paste.Mix in coconut oil.Store in a jar in the refrigerator.
Add to veggie dishes.