Foods that nourish the liver are green, lime/lemon, ginger, artichokes, dandelion and asparagus. Most garden herbs have an impact on liver health; eat them generously. When food is used for medicinal benefit, you will most likely “break down” your greens and never eat spinach, cabbage, broccoli, or kale (void!!) raw: They cause liver distraction.
Enjoy a little poetic TCM translation from old scriptures: “The Liver is a viscus, and the Gallbladder is a bowel. This brother and sister relationship represents the most important internal functions in the human body. The liver loves to disperse. A healthy liver stores the blood (in control of flexing and extending muscles). When the liver becomes inhibited by anger, it will be harmed, and the patient will display emotional disturbance, and will harm the body.”
Clearly, the heart is important, so are the lungs and the kidneys… all our organs. We can hardly live without caring for the harmony between them.
Current medical science states: There are over 5,000 identified functions, including food metabolism, energy storage, waste removal, detoxification, immune system support, and production of chemicals documented about the human liver. This amazing organ rich in hepatocytes is responsible for filtering out pathogens, converting glycogen to glucose, and detoxing your blood from most prescription drugs before you experience a chain reaction of side effects.
Gosh, I’d love to bore you with Microanatomy!
The effect of liver stagnations are difficulties in extending and flexing tendons, numbness, spasm. Liver health reflects eye health, nail consistency, skin color, and your sinews.
Bile is needed to break up fats, especially from animal sources! When the gallbladder is diseased, the symptoms reflect in scant urine, fever, thirst and abdominal swelling. Your tongue will have a yellow-greasy coating, and your pulse is rapid.