Did you know there is a connection between your eyes and your liver? Well, there is! That is why some people with cirrhosis of the liver have yellow pigment in their eyes whites. Here is a picture of a young lady who has a very healthy liver. You can have that too! Just make sure you aren't chasing your liver cleansing tea with Margaritas and the like. ; )
Introducing DIY Liver Cleanser!
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Bulk = best price. If you don't drink 2 cups of this tea a day you can buy a smaller amount of bulk herbs.
I have chosen Burdock Root and Dandelion Root.
Burdock (Arctium lappa) is a liver cleansing agent. It is useful with skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. These conditions often manifest when the liver is overloaded from a diet high in fat and protein. Burdock aids the liver in metabolizing these nutrients and encourages the removal of waste products. This is in part why it is considered a “blood tonic.”
Burdock also aids in the removal of uric acid waste products, which makes it useful for those who suffer from joint conditions such as gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and bursitis. Such conditions often result from an excess of acidic waste products. Both burdock root and seed can act as a diuretic, making it useful for people who experience swelling in the hands and feet. Burdock root is safe to use during pregnancy for this purpose, but the seed should be avoided during pregnancy).
Dandelion Root (Taraxacum officianale) has been used for centuries as a liver tonic and a detoxifying agent. The bitter flavor stimulates the secretion of digestive juices. Its cholagogue properties increase the flow of bile, which improves the emulsification and digestion of fats, and also acts as a gentle laxative.
Dandelion is a supportive herb for the treatment of hepatitis, jaundice, gallstones, and other liver problems. In addition, the leaves of this herb act as a potassium-sparing diuretic. The leaves encourage the release of excess water, which is helpful in the treatment of edema.
Measure equal amounts of each. Reseal packaging good to keep air and moisture out.
Mix in a jar.
I use a level tablespoon per 12 ounces boiling water. Steep 15 minutes.
Cheers to your liver! I'm giving mine a little extra energetic boost with a VibesUp mat.
Feel free to enjoy two cups of prepared tea a day.