- Anna Lunaria, L.Ac.
Liver & Gallbladder Gentle Spring Cleansing with Food & Herbs
Apples: Fresh apples are detoxifying and help to stimulate a sluggish liver.
Radish & Daikon with their spicy and bitter flavor are excellent for Liver & Gallbladder function. Try a green apple and radish into thin slices and stacking them together for a great flavor combination.
Asparagus: Both the roots and shoots of asparagus have a stimulating effect on the liver.
Beets: For a superb liver and gallbladder cleanser eat beets twice a week. Try grating some raw beets to add to a salad, or coleslaw. Or roast beets along with carrots and onion and enjoy as a tasty side dish.
Burdock: The bitter elements in burdock root help to stimulate digestion and cleanse the liver. It’s also been used traditionally by herbalists as a blood purifier. Enjoy burdock root in a miso soup along with some daikon root and carrots.
Celery: Increases bile flow.
Carrots: Stimulate the liver.
Green Vegetables: Fresh green vegetables are a great blood tonic, they help to increase the flow of bile in the liver. They also make the body more alkaline, bringing it back into a more natural, healthy state.
Lemons: Lemons are a superfood that should be included in everyone’s daily diet for many reasons. But focusing specifically on the liver, a daily glass of water with a squeeze of fresh lemon will promote healthy bile activity, and help to alkalinize and cleanse the body.
Olive Oil: Organic oils are essential for increasing bile action. Have at least one tablespoon daily.
Turmeric: Useful for treating liver and gallbladder problems, relieving liver damage, and increasing bile production. Turmeric also has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Astragalus tea also supports the heart, kidneys and immune system. It can help prevent viral infections, raise vitality and promote healing and tissue regeneration.
Dandelion Root: The liver healing properties of dandelion root have been known by herbalists for centuries. The bitter properties of dandelion root tea stimulate the digestion, liver and activate bile flow, making it a great liver cleanser and tonic.
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