The liver is a vital organ, which works intensely in our body to maintain its health, through various functions. For this, it must be protected with the correct diet and, in the case of natural remedies, through the so-called liver herbs.

The liver processes everything we eat or drink, in order to detoxify the organism and gives valid nutrients, eliminating the toxic ones. It plays a vital role in maintaining the body's metabolic balance, so a well-functioning liver maintains our health.

To do this, the liver is exposed daily to a variety of toxins, microbes, pollutants or harmful substances such as alcohol and drugs.

In order not to burden the liver and purify it, this blend of liver herbs can help us. Through a regular cleansing of the liver, you can also improve its function, eliminate In this way the feeling of heaviness decreases and nausea disappears

The mix for the chosen hepatic herbal tea, contains herbs and vegetables such as: artichoke, dandelion leaves, woodruff, karkadè, helichrysum, elderflower, rapontico, agrimony, rosemary, licorice , orange peel, mint, flue.

Herbs for liver health: properties and benefits

Artichoke has been known for centuries as a liver tonic, since the substances contained in it help stimulate and increase the production of bile in the body. This property benefits the liver, improves its functioning and well-being conditions.

For centuries the artichoke has been the basis of herbal treatments for liver and gallbladder insufficiencies.

Today we know that the element that helps in the liver is cynarin, which stimulates bile secretion and facilitates its outflow towards the intestine, favoring the expulsion of toxins. In addition, it provides beneficial elements such as folate and minerals.

Another element of the purifying herbal tea for the liver is dandelion, whose leaves are useful for the well-being of the liver and bile ducts. It is also a plant used as a detoxifying diuretic, and to avoid excessive increases in liver enzymes. The so-called dandelion (common name of the dandelion) stimulates the production of bile in the gallbladder, and helps its expulsion.

In phytotherapy for the liver, an important role is also that of agrimony, a plant known in herbal medicine for its detox properties on the liver. The ursolic acid contained in agrimony, together with the bitter glycoside eupatorin, stimulate correct liver functions. Agrimony increases bile secretion and promotes its outflow.

Hibiscus, whose flowers are known as karkadè , is another ingredient in the hepatic herb blend, which may help reduce liver fat and elevated liver enzymes.

The antioxidant properties of helichrysum provide hepatoprotective, detoxifying and useful effects for the correct production of bile. Helichrysum helps in the purification of heavy metals and other toxins.

Woodruff is a medicinal herb known since the Middle Ages for its beneficial action on the liver and as a purifying agent. We know today that it contains coumarin glycosides which, when dried woodruff, produce coumarin and coumarol, active ingredients also useful as anticoagulants.

It stimulates the outflow of blood from the liver, cleanses it, frees the organism from accumulated toxins and also promotes diuresis to eliminate them.

Elder flowers are also diuretic, purifying and help protect the liver.

Rapontico, or false rhubarb, is rich in beneficial substances such as phenolic compounds, gallic acid, cinnamic acid and tannic acid. Its properties are useful for supporting the well-being of the liver, and as a purifier for the body and the blood. Stimulates the production of gastric juices and bile,

Another element of the hepatic herb blend is rosemary, which acts on the hepatic gland by stimulating the excretion of bile - as a choleretic, cholagogue and cholecystokinetic. It has traditionally been used in herbal medicine to treat liver and gallbladder ailments.

Licorice has been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine to treat common liver disorders, such as jaundice, thanks to the presence ofantioxidant benefits. It can protect the liver from free radicals and digestive toxins. Furthermore, it can help the liver in reducing the levels of transaminase enzymes.

The fumitory is another medicinal plant of this hepatic herbal tea, known for its protective action on the liver, and as a purifying agent. The flue contains an alkaloid, fumarin, which acts together with phenolic and aliphatic acids. These active ingredients help regulate the production of bile, modulating it as needed. In this way it can help prevent the formation of gallstones.

Mint is also a medicinal herb whose elements (terpenes) are beneficial in avoiding an increase in gallstones, and is traditionally associated with liver and gallbladder health.

Origins and History of cultivation

In the blend of hepatic herbs, we find several plants historically known for their healthy action on the liver. In different eras and territories in the past, treatments for intoxications, jaundice, liver diseases, were the prerogative of herbal medicine.

For this reason, many medicinal herbs have been used in this sense, especially artichokes, dandelions, agrimony and rosemary. Even if some medicinal herbs may come from different territories , today the ingredients of the energy herbal tea are now available dried and ready for infusion.

Plants and flowers

The components of the herbal tea for liver purification are various, deriving from medicinal plants or shrubs known for their properties.

The artichoke derives from Cynara scolymus , a perennial plant of the Compositae family. Of Mediterranean origin, it is born with gray-green rosette leaves, and grows to a height of about one meter. The fleshy stem develops in the center of the rosette of the artichoke, with oval and sometimes thorny leaves.

The dandelion or dandelion , has the botanical name of Taraxacum officinale. It belongs to the Asteraceae family, and represents a perennial plant that grows spontaneously in many different soils and climates.

The Asperula odorata , part of the Rubiaceae family, is a perennial herbaceous plant. It typically grows in the undergrowth and reaches up to 30 cm in height. The dark green leaves form a 6-8 pointed star, and the white flowers appear from April to June. Its aroma is released with drying.

The plant of the karkad flowers is and the Hibiscus of the mallow family (Malvaceae). Native to warm and tropical regions, it does not reach considerable size in mild climatic zones. The flowers are known for their beauty, and appear in groups or singly. Often they only last one day.

The European Sambucus nigra belongs to the genus Sambucus in the Adoxaceae family. It is a shrub that grows in humid places, and prefers sunny places. The trees reach up to 15 meters in height, and can live for about 60 years. The cream-colored flowers are hermaphroditic and give a black-purplish berry with a sour taste.

The Rheum Rhaponticum , is a herbaceous species with rhizome, belonging to the Polygonaceae family. It is a perennial plant, its name derives from the Latin rapòntico, a composition of rha, rhubarb, and of Pontus (ie of the Black Sea). Native to central Asia, between the Caucasus and the Urals, the rapontico is characterized by the yellow rhizome with deep roots, from which a rosette of large oval leaves develops. The stem can reach 2 meters and produces small, white flowers.

agrimony is a herbaceous plant of the Rosaceae family. It is perennial and has a rhizome from which the stem is born, whitish and green leaves, and yellow flowers. It grows throughout Europe, North America and Southeast Asia.

The rosemary plant is Salvia rosmarinus, a shrub of the Lamiaceae family. This plant is known for its use of leaves in cooking, it blooms from autumn to spring giving the aromatic linear leaves green on top and whitish below.

licorice , Glycyrrhiza glabra, is a perennial plant native to southwestern Asia and the Mediterranean area. It is known for its roots that give the sweet compound suitable for pastry, glycyrrhizin. The name derives from the Greek "sweet root",indeed. It grows best on deep, fertile, moisture-rich soils.

The Fumaria officinalis plant belongs to the Papaveraceae family. It grows spontaneously up to 50 cm, in the Mediterranean area and in northern Europe. It is known for the acid smell it gives off when it is uprooted (this is why it is called a flue). It shows thin leaves, flowers gathered in inflorescences, with a purple-pink color.

The perennial plant of the helichrysum is the Helichrysum italicum , of the Asteraceae (Composite) family. It comes in many varieties, in the form of a wild bush. It reaches about 50 centimeters in height, prefers dry soils, and is very common in Italy, as well as growing in the Mediterranean areas in France and Yugoslavia.

mint (Mentha) is a perennial herb of the Lamiaceae family. Famous thanks to its aroma, it shows a woody rhizome, oval and serrated leaves. The various species of mint have similar medicinal properties, thanks to the presence of the active ingredient of menthol.

Nutritional values ​​of the hepatic herb blend

This liver purifying herbal tea mix contains several active ingredients, suitable for liver function.

The herbal blend donates elements such as flavonoid antioxidants, alkaloids (fumarin), phenolic acids, coumarin, cynarin and other molecules that stimulate the secretion of bile and the well-being of the liver. < / p>

How to use the mixture of herbs in the liver tea
The exact infusion is obtained by putting in a cup (250 ml), about 3 -5 grams the mixture of liver herbs with water at 100 ° C. Leave to infuse for 8 to 10 minutes, before drinking the herbal tea.

Add honey or sugar if desired.

Hepatic herbal blend: side effects and contraindications

The ingredients that make up the herbal tea are selected for safety, but it is essential to keep the consumption of the herbal tea within the recommended doses. The intake must be limited, also to avoid possible effects of gastric disturbances, hyperacidity, laxative effects, nausea and vomiting.

Due to the presence of substances that act on the activity of the liver, it is recommended to seek medical advice for those suffering from liver disease, gallstones and narrowing of the biliary tract. It is important to evaluate possible allergies or intolerances to individual ingredients.

The herbal tea is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

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