Over the past forty years, intensive research has confirmed the mechanisms of action and therapeutic value of milk thistle. Literally hundreds of modern research studies have confirmed the remarkable ability of milk thistle to protect the liver and the body against virtually all types of damage.
Additionally, the United States National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have cataloged more than 400 scientific studies of milk thistle and its active compounds in their medicine database. These studies reflect what generations past knew and depended on – that milk thistle is one of the most valuable and beneficial herbal remedies and treatments available anywhere in the world.
Today, milk thistle is still one of the most commonly used medicinal plants in the world and is also the number one recommended natural herb for liver health. In fact, in Europe, milk thistle is a prescribed medication. The milk thistle extract is prescribed to treat mushroom poisoning, alcoholic cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis, drug and alcohol-induced liver damage and acute viral hepatitis, just to name a few.
N-acetyl Cysteine (NAC)
For more than three decades, a safe, low-cost compound has provided millions of people relief from the coughing, wheezing, and thick phlegm associated with cold and flu. We now know that NAC is a direct precursor to the body’s most powerful internal antioxidant, glutathione. We also know that NAC inhibits the pro-inflammatory cytokines that are somehow related to many chronic diseases.
-Protects against acetaminophen toxicity and acute liver failure.
-Protects against influenza and other viral infections.
-Protects against chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis).
-Protects against helicobacter pylori: the bacterial culprit behind stomach ulcers.
A study (published in Urology Feb 2008) done in Austria found a significant increase in all three liver transaminases (that means an increase in liver function) after just 3 months of taking red clover extract.
-Improves liver function, by producing liver detoxifying enzymes.
-Supports adrenal function, helping to reduce stress.
-Lowers inflammation due to its high antioxidant content.
Dandelion helps to detoxify the liver and promote increased bile production. In folk medicine, dandelion is used as a liver tonic to stimulate a sluggish or congested liver. The roots provide a mild laxative effect and are used to improve digestion and relieve stomach upsets like flatulence, constipation and fullness. Additionally, dandelion root may relieve headaches and treat skin disorders, boils and other ailments related to liver dysfunction. Because dandelion helps to clean the liver and gallbladder, it is believed to be important for the removal of toxins deposited in the liver from pharmaceutical drugs. There is some indication that the root of the plant may boost the production of natural, healthy bacteria of the gastrointestinal tract, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.
-Turmeric removes cholesterol from liver.
-Turmeric removes toxins from the liver. It also protects the liver from toxins such as hepatoxins (aflatoxin) etc. and rebuild it in case of damage.
-Turmeric can assist the liver in coping up with excess of alcohol and its consequences.
-Turmeric is also known to increase the secretion of bile thus improving digestion.
-It generates cellular energy by making ATP and transporting NADH into the mitochondria of cells.
-It helps the liver in eliminating waste and toxins from the body.
-It can undo the liver damage caused by alcoholism.
-It prevents fat build-up around the liver.
-is used to treat and prevent liver damage caused by acetaminophen (Tylenol, Panadol) poisoning.
-is critical for liver detoxification.
-detoxifies toxic metals and chemicals.
Suitable for (1)people who drink a lot of alcohol, (2) people who are suffering from liver problems, and (3) athletes who are using anabolic steroids.