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4 Herbs to Cleanse Your Liver

Globe Artichoke (Cynara Scolymus)
Globe Artichoke contains compounds called caffeylquinic acids which have demonstrated powerful liver regenerating effects similar to milk thistle.  Globe artichoke is usually found in capsule form.  Doses range from 300 to 500 mg daily.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
A commonly-used spice in Indian curries, turmeric helps regenerate liver cells and cleanse it of toxins.  Turmeric also increases the production of bile to help expel toxins and may help reduce liver inflammation.  In studies turmeric has also been shown to increase levels of two liver-supporting enzymes that promote Phase 2 liver detoxification reactions.  Turmeric comes in capsules and tablets, sometimes under the label, “curcumin,” which is the key ingredient in turmeric.  Follow package instructions.  You can also add ground turmeric to soups, stews, and curries.

Always consult your holistically-minded physician prior to taking any herbs.  This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat illness.

Adapted with permission from The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan by Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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7:47PM PDT on Sep 18, 2014

Interesting article, thank you!

8:26PM PDT on Sep 15, 2014

Don't forget cilantro

8:25PM PDT on Sep 15, 2014

Add black pepper to turmeric to make it more effective

7:35AM PDT on Sep 1, 2014

thank U

7:08AM PDT on Aug 26, 2014


5:09AM PDT on Aug 24, 2014

Eat well

2:49AM PDT on Aug 24, 2014


9:48PM PDT on Aug 1, 2014

you got to love your liver

3:45PM PDT on May 31, 2014

Add to that list of Liver helpers -
the juice of a lemon or lime in a litre of water and drink a glass first thing in the morning and sip the rest throughout the day :)

5:59PM PDT on Apr 13, 2014

Thank you!

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