20 Of The Best Foods And Herbs For A Healthy Liver

Peppermint

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6. Peppermint

This sweet smelling herb does a whole lot more than just freshen your breath– it also relaxes the bile ducts and stimulates bile production. Peppermint also reduces bad cholesterol in the blood, which will ease the load on your liver. This herb will also calm the stomach for improved digestion, and inhibit any blockages in the gallbladder and/or kidneys. These are all terrific reasons to really enjoy that cup of peppermint tea tonight.

 

7. Apples

The skin of apples contains high levels of pectin, which helps to cleanse the digestive tract. This makes your liver’s job much easier.

 

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8. Dandelion Root

This humble little weed is actually a super liver and blood cleanser. The roots from dandelions stimulate the flow of bile and are often recommended by herbalists to fight acne, estrogen dominance, fatty livers, and even cirrhosis of the liver.

 

9. Berries

Keeping your liver healthy and helping it to cleanse itself does not get any tastier than this. All berries are rich in healthy nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants, which support a healthy liver as well as a healthy digestive system. Any type of berry will do the job: blueberries, strawberries, black berries, raspberries… you name it. This is a good reason to keep a bag of some type of frozen berry in your freezer at all times so you can put those little jewels of sweetness on everything!

 

10. Chicory Root

Known for its beautiful blue flowers, this is often used as a coffee substitute. This is an ancient medicinal herb that is well-known for its ability to cleanse the liver. The ancient Persians, Romans, and Indians all used chicory root and leaves to help prevent and cure gallbladder and liver stones, kidney stones, indigestion, headaches, and even depression.

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