Nourish Your Liver Tonic
As we start to make the transition from Spring into Summer, this is one of my favorite liver tonics. I like to make an infusion, but you could also buy or make tinctures of the these herbs. This formula is bitter and carminative in nature, which means it is stimulating to the liver, gallbladder and digestive tracts.
Dandelion: anti-inflammatory, stimulates bile flow and production for digestion
Milk Thistle: liver protectant, cell regenerator, antioxidant, anti-fibrotic
Artichoke: protects liver tissue, digestive stimulant
Burdock Root: diuretic, anti-inflammatory, liver tonic, blood & iymph mover
Turmeric: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, liver protectant, digestive stimulant
Fennel: digestive support
Oregon Grape: bile stimulant, digestive support
Licorice: anti-spasmotic, liver protectant, moistening, used to treat hepatitis
Dandelion Root - 30%
Milk Thistle - 20%
Artichoke - 10%
Burdock Root - 10%
Turmeric Root - 10%
Fennel - 10%
Oregon Grape - 5%
Licorice - 5%
For an Infusion:
Boil water and place 2 teaspoons per cup of water in a quart jar, let it steep for 2 hours and drink 3x per day.
To read more about how to nourish for Spring, read the latest Blog post
*As always, if you have a health condition, always check with your medical provider before starting an herbal protocol. Be smart, be safe.