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Ayurvedic Herbs that help restore Liver Health

12 Aug 2016   Shanti Gowans
Your precious liver processes proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals and performs critical metabolic tasks. It is one of the most important organs of health and for detoxification, and works extremely hard to keep you healthy.It cleans and filters your blood, working hard to remove toxic matter such as dead cells, microorganisms, metabolic waste, chemicals, drugs, and debris from the blood, so these substances can be excreted out of your body.

A healthy liver is vital to your sustained health and longevity, so it's worth taking care of.

An overwhelm of toxicity in your body is the quickest route to a diseased liver. This is often caused by eating processed foods, and chemicals applied topically on your body. It's hard not to have a sluggish liver. In today's polluted world, we live with pesticides, chemicals and artificial ingredients and processed additives in our food, water, air and in just about everything we encounter in our modern lives. And with all the toxins and pollution in the environment, your liver is probably could be overworked and sluggish. 

A sluggish liver makes us feel tired, emotionally erratic, short on patience and unable to focus for long periods. We might have physical pain, digestive issues and become prone to allergies, not to mention stubborn weight gain. When your liver isn’t working at its best, it can even contribute to weight gain. If your body can’t remove the toxin before it can hurt you, the safest solution is to store it safely away in your fat cells. The body will keep pumping it into your fat cells, until the fat cells can no longer accommodate the toxic load.

The liver also secretes an anionic compound known as 'bile', which helps break down fats. Lemons are the only food on earth that contain "an-ions", which is why they are a profound healing food for the liver. This is why Yoga and Ayurveda recommend adding lemon juice to water to create a cleansing tea or drink. 1 cup of freshly squeezed juice every day should completely restore your liver within 90 days.  

To help you give your liver the love it deserves and needs to safeguard you from toxins, Ayurveda has provided some remarkable remedies. 
 
Triphala, made from the three fruits, namely: amalaki, haritaki, and bibhitaki, has been regarded as a powerful way to restore balance for optimal health and well-being for thousands of years. The ancient people of India discovered that triphala helped manage indigestion and alleviate occasional constipation. Triphala nourishes the system as it helps the liver to work more efficiently and rid the body of metabolic wastes that burden our system and eventually create disease. Today it is still used as a healing tonic for the digestive system.
 
Turmeric has a natural microbial effect that helps re-establish the good gut bacteria and remove pathogens from the digestive system as well. Its anti-inflammatory properties help heal the gut by reducing inflammation in the gut lining. Curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, is a superstar when it comes to your liver’s health. One of turmeric’s primary benefits is its ability to support the liver.
 
Ashwagandha, the stress and tension reducer, alleviates mood swings, maintain healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and supports a healthy immune system.
 
Additionally, these Ayurvedic herbs deliver holistic benefits to the mind, body, heart and soul.
 
The Pure Shanti Liver cleanse is available from Shanti Yoga Health Institute Australia.
 
 
 

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Shanti Gowans is the globally recognised author and founder of Shanti Yoga™, Meditation and Ayurveda for the self, family and community.

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