Methods and Herbs for Liver Detox in Ayurveda

In the previous posts, we discussed the significance of liver in our healthy existence and diet practices that are helpful in safeguarding its efficacy. Now we are going to talk about techniques to do that.

Healthy Liver Detox
Healthy Liver Detox

An Ayurvedic cleansing method is a reset button for the liver. The toxin build up can be either flushed out or can be gradually pacified.

Virechana

It’s an Ayurvedic therapy to throw the toxins out of the body by inducing loose motions. These toxins present in the gut are removed with the help of purgatives. This method is best suited under the guidance of an Ayurvedic physician.

Herbal Liver Tonics

It is a unique concept in Ayurveda wherein we can strengthen the liver functioning by consuming natural herbs. This not just improves the efficacy of liver but also gradually flushes out the toxins.

Ayurvedic Herbs for Reviving the Liver

Use the below mentioned Indian medicinal herbs in regular routine to revitalize your liver functioning and you will see wonderful changes in your system.

  1. Gwarpatha (Aloe vera) powder: It improvises the functions of liver and strengthens it. Half to one teaspoon with plain water in the morning on empty stomach is beneficial.

    Aloe vera herb for liver
    Aloe vera herb for liver
  1. Amvala powder: Known for its rejuvenation property. It revitalizes the liver and ensures its smooth working. Also it helps in increasing the blood count. A teaspoon morning and evening is effective.
  1. Giloy powder: An excellent liver bracer. It is used in varied conditions like fevers, skin problems etc. the reason of which is usually unhealthy liver condition. One teaspoon of this powder is helpful.
  1. Kutki powder: It not just cures various liver ailments but also many associated to it. It is slightly laxative in nature. Half a teaspoon suffices the taste buds.
  1. Neem powder: Commonly available these margosa leaves are a wonderful anti-biotic for liver. They effectively cleanse the liver and purify blood.
  1. Mulathi powder: This miraculous herb has an exceptional healing power. This can be consumed half a teaspoon for its benefits.

    Mulathi Powder for Liver
    Mulathi Powder for Liver
  1. Triphala powder: It is a classical digestive tonic which acts as a mild laxative. It has anti-oxidant property.

Above mentioned are general dosages. In specific conditions, consult an Ayurvedic physician to have amazing benefits of these Indian herbs.

 

Dietary Tips for Healthier Liver Functioning

There is no better way than following a healthy diet regime to have a smooth functioning liver. After discussing the importance of liver in the system, here is an article that focuses on proactive precautions that we all can take by ensuring a healthier and more organized diet.

Food for Healthy Liver
Food for Healthy Liver

Food Tips for Healthy Liver

Occasion Fasting

It helps in digesting the accumulated toxins in the system thereby relaxing and decontaminating the liver.

Fast for Liver
Fast for Liver

Avoid Unwholesome Combinations

We often consume food in unhealthy combinations because of ignorance which adversely affects our health. For example, eating hot and cold combinations like curd and milk or ice cream and gulab jamun.

Eat When Hungry

You must eat only when your body demands it. This is important for reducing load on liver. Do not follow a clock to eat, follow your appetite.

Say NO to Late Night Munching

We often end up munching on all sorts of unhealthy snacks when we are up till late. Don’t do that as it is extremely unhealthy.

No late night food for healthy liver
No late night food for healthy liver

Don’t Completely Miss on Ghee

Indian cuisine suggests use of ghee in everyday meals and so does Ayurveda for healthier gut. Have it in lesser quantities on daily basis. In specific conditions, guidance of an Ayurvedic physician should be taken.

Reasons which impair liver functioning must also be avoided.

(as discussed in the previous article)

Follow these tips and stay healthy. If you have any doubts then mail me at vdshruti@gyanherbal.in.

 

Healthy Liver: The Key to Perfect Skin, Hair and Digestion

Ayurveda declares the liver as the core of agni (the digestive fire). Therefore, it is the metabolism factory of a human body. It is responsible for processing the food that we eat. The metabolism of glucose, fats, proteins, modification of toxins and such more essential functions fall under the custody of liver.

Reasons for Improper Liver Functioning

Our improper and unwholesome food and regimen practices lead to toxin accumulation in liver. Common unhealthy food practices and items that hamper liver functioning have been mentioned below:

  • Oily and spicy food
  • Liquor
  • Artificial preservatives, flavors and fermented food
  • Caffeine rich supplements
  • Salty, sour food articles
  • Improper food timings and combinations
  • Junk and aerated drinks
  • Zero or very restricted intake of ghee and sweets
  • Dryness causing food articles or practices

We often end up interfering with smooth liver functioning because of our ignorance about right food regime and unhealthy eating practices.

Do You Need a Liver Detox?

Well, yes liver decontamination is needed if you are suffering from any of the symptoms that have been mentioned below

Acidity, Constipation
Acidity, Constipation
  • Digestive problems such as acidity, burning sensation, bloating, indigestion, constipation etc.;
  • Sleep disturbances, irritability;
  • Skin problems;
  • Hair loss;
  • Back pain and joint pain;
  • Eye problems;
  • Weakness and dullness etc.

 

These general and common symptoms suggest that alleviation of toxins from the liver is very necessary.

Benefits of Liver Detox

Here are a few benefits of healthy liver which can be attained with a detox program.

Healthy skin, hair and eyes
Healthy skin, hair and eyes
  • Healthy gut ensuring easy digestion and no GIT ailments,
  • Lustrous skin;
  • Healthy, dense hair;
  • Twinkle eyes;
  • Mental peace and sound sleep;
  • Enhanced energy levels etc.

Because of such a vital role in our healthy existence, it becomes inevitably important that liver must undergo cleansing for its smooth working like any ordinary machine.

Follow the next post which talks tips on diet for healthy liver as per Ayurveda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tips to Make Your Tea Healthy with These Ayurvedic Herbs

We all know the importance of a healthier start of the day but despite that we all get up with a cup of bed tea or coffee which is surely not a good way to begin your day. It is a common complaint that tea or coffee has become a habit and quitting it is impossible. In that case, you can revive or replace your tea with these amazing flavorsome options which are also very nourishing for the system.

Herbal Tea 1

Tea Prepared With Arjunchaal Herb

Herbal Tea

We all are aware of the health benefits of Arjunchaal herb. It is believed to be an amazing Indian herb which is wonderful for good health of your heart. Here is a simple process to prepare this amazing morning tea.

  • Boil half cup water with half cup milk.
  • Add to it one tea spoon of Arjunchaal
  • Allow it to boil for good 5-10 minutes.
  • Add sugar as per taste.
  • Strain it in a cup and have it.

You can also add to it other herbs like Dalchini (Cinnamon) or Elaichi (Cardamom) to make it more delicious. If you want then you can also prepare it without milk.

Add Chai Masala to Your Tea

Chai Masala Tea

We know that tea is not good for the system as it is believed to be a cause of acidity and indigestion. Therefore, if you can have some magical combination added to you tea so that it relives you from the problems mentioned above.

Recipe of Herbal Chai Masala:

Here are some of the herbs that you can use for preparing a chai masala at home:

  • Dalchini (Cinnamon)
  • Kali Mirch (Black Pepper)
  • Elaichi (Cardamom)
  • Sonth (Dried Ginger)
  • Laung (Clove)

Mix all these herbs in powdered form in a preferable combination and store them in a glass jar. Add a pinch of this combination to your cup of tea just before the final boil and enjoy a flavorsome tea minus its side effects.

So now don’t feel guilty while sipping tea as now you are having a healthier combination.

 

Control Your Diabetes With Right Lifestyle and Food

Yes you read that right. You can actually make a big difference to your diabetic condition with right guidance on food and lifestyle.

Diabetes Herbs

As discussed in the previous article, Diabetes is a lifestyle disorder resulting from improper food and routine practices. Therefore, solely medicines cannot help this condition. Here is a general course of guidance based on Ayurveda which a diabetic can adopt for healthier living.

Diet Tips for a Diabetic Person

  • Avoid maida based food articles like bakery items.
  • Do not consume jaggery and its derivatives.
  • Do not have curd and delicacies prepared with it.
  • Avoid sugarcane, dates, meat, mangoes.
  • Carbohydrate rich diet like rice, banana must also be avoided.
  • Prefer barley, wheat, green-gram preparations.
  • Buttermilk and bitter-gourd are healthy options that can be included in the diet.
  • Always go for freshly cooked food.

Lifestyle Tips for a Diabetic Person

  • Give up on a sedentary lifestyle. Doing your daily chores is a great idea.
  • Avoid sleeping during day time especially after meal.
  • Exercise or walk according to your stamina. Do not overdo as it can be damaging.
  • Avoid working immediately after meals. No physical exertion after food.
  • Avoid traveling long distances and suppression of natural urges.

Healthy Herbs for a Diabetic PersonDiabetes Diet 

By consuming the right herbs in your meals or in your medication, you can actually keep your diabetes under control. Go natural to live healthier.

  • Danamethi: Fenugreek is a very common house remedy suggested by everyone in India. It helps in treating madhumeha and also is effective in improving digestion and relieving joint pains.
  • Gudmar, Karela, Jamun Guthali, Bilva Patra: These are a few Indian herbs that are anti-diabetic drugs which help control the sugar levels and also impart strength and stamina to the body.
  • Neem Patra, Kutki, Chirayata: They not only strengthen the liver but also clean the blood, improve digestion and control diabetes.
  • Vijayasara: It’s a tree bark which is known for its efficacy in madhumeha.

These are a few drugs for diabetes which preferably should be taken in a combination, to procure results under the guidance of an Ayurvedic physician.

You can write to me at vdshruti@gyanherbal.in for any guidance or doubts and you can have shop these herbs at GYAN HERBAL HOME.

Inputs from AYURVEDA: Know Everything About Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus has become a major concern in our society. It’s a killer disease which not just affects the quantity but also cripples the quality of life.

Ayurvedic vision to Diabetes Mellitus

Ayurveda explains Diabetes Mellitus under the title of “Madhumeha”. Madhu refers to honey like and meha refers to excessive urination. Thus, the name suggests the major symptom of diabetes mellitus i.e. honey like urine is excreted. The meaning of the Greek word “Diabetes Mellitus” is also the same – Diabetes meaning excessive urination and Mellitus meaning honeyed.

Diabetic patient doing glucose level blood test

Prameha is a state of passing high quantity of turbid urine. It’s a condition which incorporates various types of urinary diseases with common etiology, symptomatology, prognosis and to certain extent treatment. The worsen state of Prameha leads to Madhumeha.

Causes

Madhumeha can be categorized under lifestyle disorders. Common reasons to develop this health condition include both improper dietetic and regimen practices. A few causes have been listed below divided into two broad categories:

Causes related to diet -

  • Consuming curd and its derivatives in an inappropriate manner such as inappropriate season, time of the day, combination etc.
  • Ingesting freshly harvested grains like rice, wheat, ragi etc.
  • Excessive food intake or over nutritious diet.
  • Preferring non vegetarian diet like beef, meat etc. or sea food like fish, prawns etc. very frequently.
  • Excessively consuming food which is heavy to digest and oily.

Causes related to lifestyle –

  • Preferring comfortable seating/ soft beds.
  • Sleeping during day time, especially after meal.
  • Leading a very comfortable life without any physical strain.

Apart from the above said causes, the factors which promote a sedentary lifestyle and are comfort revoking both to the body and taste buds contribute to the onset of Madhumeha.

Types

Depending on the cause for Madhumeha and the physical appearance of the patient the types are advocated.

  1. Congenital Diabetes (Sahaja): It is genetically inherited from the previous generation.
  2. Acquired Diabetes (Apathaya): It develops in the system due to improper lifestyle practices as mentioned above.

 

  1. Lean Diabetic
  2. Obese Diabetic

Common Symptoms

Here are a few symptoms which a person might experience during the onset of disease and even during the course of it.

  • Profuse sweating
  • Foul smell from the body
  • Lethary
  • Feeling of a coating around body parts as if some wet cloth has been wrapped around it
  • Feeling of heaviness and looseness in the body parts
  • Excessive growth of hair or nails
  • Dryness of throat and palate
  • Sweet taste in mouth
  • Burning sensation in palms and soles
  • Sweetness in urine

 

So if you are noticing any of these changes in your system, you must consult some good Ayurvedic doctor who can help you deal with this problem in a much effective manner.

In case you have any doubts then feel free to pose questions or mail me your query at vdshruti@gyanherbal.in and don’t forget to read my next article which talks about tips on beating diabetes just by using some natural herbs.