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5 Best Herbs For Liver Health

Did you know that liver diseases have risen to become one of the leading causes of death and illness globally?

Liver is a vital organ in the body that aids digestion, stores nutrients and detoxifies our body by eliminating harmful substances. Liver also acts as an important warrior of our immune system as it identifies harmful bacteria, viruses and toxins entering our body, captures them & throws them out of the body. Healthy liver is essential for overall health and well-being.

Heavy binge drinking, over-consumption of junk foods, processed & stale foods, aerated drinks, irregular meal timings, poor sleep, increasing stress levels & even  certain medications can cause damage to the liver resulting in frequent illnesses , poor quality of life and even death.

Due to the increasing burden of liver diseases worldwide, it is important that we make healthy lifestyle modifications and seek herbal support to strengthen & protect our liver. Many herbs have been mentioned in the texts of Ayurveda to maintain liver health and prevent as well as cure liver diseases. Here’s a list of 5 best herbs for liver health:    

1. Bhumyamalaki (Phyllanthus niruri)

Bhumyamalaki is used since ages for treating jaundice and liver diseases. It is rich in antioxidants that protect the liver cells from oxidative damage and toxicity caused by various other medications. It is also proven to be effective against hepatitis B virus.

2. Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata)

Kalmegh is an excellent herbal liver tonic. It helps to reduce liver inflammation in hepatitis due to its anti-inflammatory property. It also helps to boost immunity naturally. It regulates the liver enzymes and protects the liver.

3 Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa)

The roots of this plant are used worldwide to treat various liver diseases. It is known for its hepatoprotective action i.e. it guards the liver against various toxins. It is also a good source of anti-oxidants and nutrients like amino acids and vitamins. Apart from protecting the liver, it boosts immunity naturally and also keeps blood sugar levels and lipid levels in check.

4. Rohitak (Amoora rohituka)

This herbal liver tonic protects the membranes of the liver cells thus, maintaining their integrity. This herb is used traditionally for liver enlargement and jaundice. It also shows antibacterial and antiviral properties.

5. Katuki (Picrorrhiza kurroa)

Katuki is extensively used in Ayurveda for maintaining liver health. It is a bitter liver tonic which is used in the treatment of jaundice, liver diseases and fever. Katuki protects and strengthens the liver. Research proves that it also helps healthy liver tissue regeneration and boosts immunity naturally.

Combining the goodness of these 5 best herbs for liver health, Charak Pharma has formulated Livomyn that strengthens and protects the liver in liver diseases. Strengthen your liver and stay healthy with Livomyn which is available in the form of tablets, syrup and drops.

Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult your doctor if suffering from any disease. Charak Pharma Pvt. Ltd. does not claim responsibility for this information.

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