Liver Health:

Constipation: Liver and Gallbladder Health

Keeping your liver and gall bladder healthy is an important component of keeping your entire body healthy.

Since the liver and gall bladder are the two organs which filter and process toxins, bacteria, and other harmful substances from our bodies, these organs must be kept in prime operating condition in order for the rest of the body to maintain its best levels of health.

The liver is the primary waste disposal organ in our bodies. Its job is to filter out the undesirable and toxic substances from our blood.

The liver creates bile from this waste and sends it on to the gallbladder, which in turn sends it into the small intestine. When stream well enough, or the waste may get stagnated and start leaking toxins back into the blood. n the liver or gall bladder are having problems, the toxins may not be filtered out of the blood

When this backs up or leakage occurs, it causes problems for other bodily organs and functions.

Usually you can help the liver and gall bladder stay healthy by simply keeping the bile flowing regularly.

That said, there are also several herbs that can either help to move things along, as well as help the liver and gall bladder do their jobs.

Here are several herbs which are believed to help maintain the liver and gallbladder:

  • Dandelion is a weed which grows almost everywhere, and it's a wonderful herb packed full of vitamins and nutrients. Dandelion helps cleanse the liver by increasing its activity and increasing the flow of bile into the intestines.
  • Horsetail is an herbal diuretic which is useful for expelling worms and parasites. Sometimes liver and gall bladder sicknesses are due to the presence of parasites, so expelling them is considered standard procedure.
  • Ginger is an herb which acts as a cleanser for both the kidneys and bowels, and helps remove toxins from the body.
  • Yellow Dock is a natural laxative which helps with liver congestion and expels worms and parasites. Yellow dock dissolves mucus and moves it through the system, plus it cleans the lymphatic system.

As always, talk to your health care provider and discuss herb usage, and remember to use herbs in moderation.

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