Your liver is a vital organ that performs many essential functions. It’s the largest solid organ in the body and is located under your rib cage on the upper right side. It weighs about three pounds and is shaped like a football that is flat on one side, with 2 lobes. Your liver processes everything you eat, drink, breathe, and absorb through your skin. It helps to manufacture hormones, proteins, and enzymes your body uses to function and fight off disease. It turns nutrients into energy your body can use and removes harmful substances from your blood, it is rightly called Energy House!
Eating a healthy diet helps the liver perform efficiently and effectively. Conversely, eating an unhealthy diet can lead to liver disease. For example, a person with unhealthy eating habits is at higher risk of being overweight and having fatty liver disease. Fatty liver, characterized by an excessive accumulation of fat inside liver cells, makes it more difficult for the liver to function and can eventually lead to scarring of the liver.
The liver breaks down alcohol so it can be eliminated from your body. Some of the by-products of this process are toxic chemicals that, in high concentration, trigger inflammation and injure liver cells. Drinking too much alcohol, either on a single occasion – known as binge drinking – or drinking a lot over time, can take a serious toll on your liver. Liver damage can lead to the build-up of fat in your liver (fatty liver), swelling or inflammation of your liver (alcoholic hepatitis), and/or severe scarring of your liver (cirrhosis).
DO’S & DO NOT’S FOR LIVER WELLNESS:
How can I maintain a healthy liver? There are a number of things you can do to maintain the health of your liver. They include: eating a healthy diet, limiting the amount of alcohol you drink, correctly managing your medications, avoiding inhaling or touching toxic substances.
How does a healthy diet help my liver? What constitutes a healthy diet? To eat a healthy diet, keep in mind the following recommendations when planning your meals: Eat a diet that contains healthy amounts of protein, carbohydrates, and fats found in fish, meat, dairy, vegetables, grains, fruits and oils. Eat foods that have a lot of fibre, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grain breads, rice and cereals. Limit foods that are high in saturated fats, which are solid at room temperature, like butter, stick margarine and deep fried food items. Limit processed, canned foods and foods that have a lot of sugar or salt.
Why is managing my medications important to my liver health? Remember that your liver processes everything you eat, drink, breathe, and absorb through your skin. This includes all the medicines you take: over-the-counter medicine, prescription medicine, vitamins,and dietary supplements. When medications are taken incorrectly — by taking too much or not taking in recommended dosage, taking the wrong type, or by mixing them — your liver can be harmed.
How can things I inhale or touch affect my liver? Because your liver processes what you breathe and absorb through your skin, toxins contained in cleaning products, aerosol sprays, insecticides and other chemicals can affect the health of your liver. Follow directions carefully when using these products to limit your exposure to toxins. Many of these products should be used in a well-ventilated room to limit how much you inhale. In addition, gloves should be worn where indicated so the products do not come into contact with your skin.
Q. What are Herbal powders?
The useful part of Herbs or medicinal plant is selected, dried, powdered & sieved to 40 or 60 mesh. They can be easily stored and transported.
Q. How effective are Herbal Powders?
They are very effective and fast acting if taken as recommended for particular illness and in correct dosage, as suggested by health practitioner. The result may be seen within 5-7 days.
Q. What is the Shelf life of Herbal Powders?
Generally dried powdered herbs if stored properly never get spoiled or damaged. They may be less effective after 5 years of manufacturing.
Q. What are the importance of Herbal medicines?
Herbal medicines are derived from Natural, Pure Herbs with Natural origin. They work as per their content of natural, pure Bio-active substances (Glucosides), which are not chemicals and not artificially induced! Hence no side-effects of Herbal Medicines, if taken in recommended dosage and for specific illness, Like – Kalmegh Powder very good for Liver cells protection.
Q. Can you make tea from powdered herbs?
Teas can be made by pouring 1 cup of boiling water over 1–2 teaspoons of dried herbs. Cover and let tea steep for 5 minutes or so (roots and bark take longer). Then filter or decant the upper Tea solution and drink.
Q. How you can say, Your Liver is Healthy?
If you have regular appetite, good digestive functions, adequate motions in morning and energetic, then we can feel that Liver is Healthy!
Q. How can judge that your Liver is not working properly?
If you have low appetite, weak digestion, loose motions or constipation, yellowish tincture to every urination, yellowish eyes, overall lethargy, weight loss – are the signs that you should go for Liver Check!
Q. How to detox your Liver?
Eat freshly cooked food, avoid Oily, spicy, pungent, canned food items. Avoid Binge eating or junk food, late night parties. Have a clean Bowl, regular timings for food and boiled water. Reduce Alcohol, Nicotine, smoking, pollutions.
Q. Herbs good for Liver?
Andrographis(Kalmegh), Aloevera, Berberry, Polapola, Tinospora, Phyllanthus