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Making a commitment to do something can be tricky, on one hand you know that commitment is what’s right on the other hand, giving up something that feels good at the moment is very difficult. But when it comes to doing a liver cleanse, giving up that piece of cake or that beer, is going to do your health a world of good.
When making a commitment to do a liver cleanse, you must commit to no less than thirty days. This is very important because the liver rejuvenates and repairs itself on the time frame of thirty days. If you slip before then, you will have to start over to get the desired results, which is a clean liver. A clean liver is the furnace to fat burning, to boosting the metabolism and to healthy thyroid function.
There are several symptoms that accompany a liver gone overly toxic; mild depression, weight gain, acne and that’s just to name a few. When you’re experiencing toxin overload you’re just not going to feel like yourself. This is when you know a liver cleanse is due. If your sink got clogged, you’d snake it so when you liver becomes toxic, you clean it.
A few examples of someone who should on occasion clean their liver would be: smokers, drinkers, junk food eaters, people who are overweight and people who experience high levels of stress. All of these examples are perfect in the sense that the damage these behaviors cause on the liver can be quite extreme and dangerous to the liver.
Your liver is the filter to your body, it filters everything you do. It also is where stress and negative energy is stored. Here are a few herbs that I recommend when doing a liver cleanse;
Milk thistle:
Milk thistle is a common weed with white markings on the leaves. Reaching the height of five feet the plant puts out purple flowering heads, which may be eaten fresh as a vegetable. The seeds are collected and dried for use in herbal medicine.

Milk thistle is useful in the treatment of liver diseases such as alcoholic
Hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver poisoning and viral hepatitis. Milk thistle is one of the few herbs that have no real pharmaceutical equivalent. Milk thistle also regulates the digestion of fats, helps stabilize blood sugars and cholesterol, reduces inflammation of the intestine and promotes the excretion of certain hormones.

Burdock Root:

Burdock is a blood purifier that clears congestion in the circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory and urinary systems. Burdock also helps to eliminate excess fluids in the body and stimulate the elimination of toxic waste which relieves liver disorders and improves digestion. Burdock cleanses the body of bile and detoxifies the kidneys and gallbladder. It also increases perspiration which reduces excess toxins.

Dandelion Root:

Dandelion leaves are a powerful diuretic. The roots act as a blood purifier that helps the kidneys and the liver to remove toxins and poisons from the blood. The roots also can be used to help jaundice. Dandelion also acts as a mild laxative and improves appetite and digestion. Dandelion root is also believed to help age spots.


Bupleurum is a Chinese herb that is used for the liver and circulatory system. Bupleurum seems to have a tonic effect on the heart and lungs, making it a great herb for treating respiration and circulation.

Sunshine and Herbs
Jennifer Lamb
Master Herbalist



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