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Herbal liver stimulants include ginger, burdock, and Oregon grape.
It is imperative to stop taking any liver irritants immediately, including alcohol in any form, spicy foods, and stimulants. An herbal program can include liver protectors and liver cleansing herbs.
Because the eye is often related to the liver in traditional medicine, it is important to make sure one's liver is functioning normally. Liver cooling or tonic herbs, and the circulatory stimulant bilberry can be helpful.
The most important protective herbs include herbs for the liver, for the brain and nervous system, for the adrenal system, and for immune system.
With any form of hepatitis, it is important to reduce all liver irritants from the diet. These include alcohol, drugs and spicy foods. Herbal supportive therapy includes liver protective herbs, liver cooling herbs, immune stimulants, antiviral herbs, and the liver tonic fringe tree.
Herbal treatment includes immune stimulants, anti-inflammatories, and herbs to clear damp heat in the lower abdomen and liver.
Use herbs to help relax the gallbladder, plus a combination of bile-stimulant or moving herbs. Acidic foods to dissolve the stones include lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, unripe apples, and blackberries. A supportive diet should be low in fats and high in fiber and organic fruit acids. Avoid spicy foods and gallbladder irritants (alcohol, sugar, coffee, tea).
For the former, use herbs to help relax the gallbladder, plus a combination of bile-stimulant or moving herbs. For gallbladder inflammation or spasms due to inflammation, use cooling gall bladder herbs. The diet should be low in fats and high in fiber and organic fruit acids. Avoid spicy foods or gallbladder irritants, such as alcohol, sugar, coffee, and tea.
An herbal treatment program can include oils rich in essential fatty acids and monosaturated fatty acids, liver and bile-stimulating herbs, herbal antioxidants, and blood-thinning and cholesterol-lowering herbs.
Known for its excellent liver-protectant properties, milk thistle has proven effective in scientific studies for hepatitis, cirrhosis, and jaundice. This herb is used to protect the liver from toxins and drugs, such as alcohol, aspirin, acetominophen, and pharmaceutical drugs. It enhances liver regeneration after exposure to heavy metals, radiation, or toxic chemicals. Milk thistle stimulates the growth of new liver cells, builds liver health, and is a strong antioxidant. The ground seeds can
An herbal program can include immune-stimulating herbs, blood purifying herbs, cold and bitter toxemia-clearing herbs, excess intestinal heat-clearing herbs, and liver cooling herbs. Externally, poultices of flax seed, Balsam of Peru, or fenugreek are useful.
Boldo leaves are known to stimulate and decongest the liver and are sometimes used for hepatitis. They increase the flow of bile and are also used for gallbladder problems, with such symptoms as dyspepsia, weak digestion, and lack of appetite, especially when associated with nervousness, tension, and stress. Boldo leaves are diuretic and are sometimes useful for relieving subacute cystitis, especially with mucus and are sometimes used for slimming. Boldo has a taste of BITTER and a temperat
Herbal treatment for mild cases includes liver- and bowel- cooling herbs and antibacterials, immune stimulants, cold and bitter anti-bacterial and anti-toxin herbs.
A program of herbal tonics, including hormone regulators, herbal antispasmodics that have an affinity for the uterus, liver stimulants, and anti-inflammatories such as evening primrose are all recommended by herbalists. Recent research shows that women who eat soy products, such as tofu and tempeh, experience less symptoms during their menstrual cycle.
Indigestion is all too common in our fast-paced society. Stress, eating in a hurry or on the run, poor food combining, and overeating are all contributing factors. To avoid indigestion, eat slowly and leisurely, making sure to chew food thoroughly. A calm environment and rest may help indigestion brought on by stress. Beneficial herbs include digestive stimulants, bile stimulants, and herbal enzyme-rich foods and herbs (slightly unripe hawthorn fruit, plums and apples, barley sprouts, green p
Chicory is a mild liver decongestant and digestive and spleen tonic. As a bitter tonic, it is taken to increase the appetite and treat digestive difficulties. It is taken for gallstones, jaundice, and gravel and is used externally for inflammation. If taken during a cleansing program, as an aid to stimulate liver function, it is best to use the roasted root if you have a chronic weakened condition with symptoms of fatigue, loose bowels, or other digestive symptoms. The raw root is cooler and
Jaundice is a condition in which a person's skin and the whites of the eyes are discolored yellow due to an increased level of bile pigments in the blood resulting from liver disease. Jaundiced ...
Acid reflux, commonly called heartburn or GERD, is a condition in which the liquid contents of the stomach flow upward into the esophagus. A variety of treatments used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), such as acupuncture and herbal medicine, offer effective and natural treatment of acid reflux.
Digestive tonic herbs and digestive herbal enzymes are appropriate.
Physicians often prescribe nervous system stimulants like Ritalin for ADD or ADHD which can help one concentrate, but have side effects such as insomnia and nervousness. Herbal calmatives are key herbal remedies for ADD and ADHD. If accompanied by stress and fatigue, add adaptogens. When accompanied by signs of liver hyperactivity, such as frontal headaches, irritability, red or dry eyes, add liver relaxing herbs.