Fatty Liver Disease

We would suggest the following herbs:

Milk Thistle: Silymarin: Has been used for years to help people with bile duct and liver conditions. It has strong antioxidant properties that help with cell regeneration of the liver and reduction in inflammation.

Ginseng: Powerful anti-inflammatory properties. An anti-oxidant that helps liver injury caused by alcohol, viruses or toxins. And will promote cellular regeneration after surgery. Improves liver function and reduces fatigue and inflammation in those with liver dis-ease or dysfunction. *Can react to other medications, use with caution*.

Green tea: Both the tea and the extract have powerful effects on the liver. *The Green Tea Extract must be used with caution as it has been associated with liver injury in some rare cases. The tea is safe *

Liquorice root extract: Glycyrrhiza glabra: Anti-inflammatory, antiviral and protects the liver. Benefits those with fatty liver and protects the liver against alcohol. *Be cautious of adverse effects from taking the extract: High blood pressure, low potassium levels*.

Turmeric: A powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-cancer and very effective for liver diseases.

Garlic: Allium sativum: Powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Raw garlic and garlic powder have high liver-protective properties and may help improve fatty liver * Eating raw garlic will help protect against Liver cancer*. Safe in general but has caused liver issues with a few people*.

Ginger: Well-known for its digestive properties. It helps with inflammation and protection against cellular damage. It also helps protect the liver against alcohol. It also helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar.

– Listed by Sharon Olivier, February 2021

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Essential Oils

We would suggest the following:

  • Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Ginger Essential Oil

Massage – Buy a base oil: coconut, sweet almond, grape seed for example. If you have 20ml of base oil, add half the amount of Essential Oil drops. In this case, you will add 6 drops of Ginger and 4 drops of Peppermint. Rub the blend over the liver area, as required.

** A patch test is required – 1 drop of aromatherapy oil to 4 drops of base oil. Apply a coin size amount to a patch of skin on the inner arm **

If sensitivity occurs, apply more base oil to soothe the area. Possibly avoid use for a further 10 days. If you wish to continue, dilute to ¼ of the original amount and test on a small area of skin. If there is no further reaction, continue with that dosage.

** Ginger – Use low doses, a strong, warming oil. Avoid during pregnancy, HBP, Heart conditions, Cancer, Diabetes, Liver damage, Skin disorders/sensitivity. No sun direct sun exposure to any skin applications for 24hours **

** Peppermint – Avoid use during pregnancy/lactating, or if on homeopathic remedies. Avoid use in children under 5. Use low doses, it’s a very cooling oil and strong. May irritate the skin. It is a stimulant. Safe all around for inhaling **

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