Hepatic herbs offer a broad range of support to the liver. These actions include strengthening tone and function of the liver tissue as well as supporting bile flow. With the liver having such a large impact on the rest of the body, hepatic herbs can make large changes with simple interventions.
One of the main functions of the liver is to detoxify our blood and remove a variety of molecules that would otherwise harm our body. Some of these are toxic to the liver as well, causing additional damage. The liver is easily able to heal itself but long term exposure can still cause significant damage. A variety of actions, including liver protective herbs, anti-inflammatories, and cholagogues combine to create the category of hepatic herbs.
Dandelion root is the hepatic herb I probably use most often as it is inexpensive and easy to come by. The leaf is…
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