Everything that enters the body through the mouth and passes through the intestinal barrier goes automatically to the liver, which could be compared to a filter; the intestines are more like a sewer system; any stagnation within this organ could be considered the first step towards illness.
If the liver is up to the job, waste consisting of heavy acids (produced by the digestion of animal protein) is eliminated by the kidneys, carbon dioxide and light acids (derived from the digestion of plants) are eliminated through the lungs whereas water and heat are evacuated through the skin.
If the liver becomes overloaded, two emergency exits are used: mucous membranes for the excess starches (sugar) and fats (mucus), and the skin for defective acid metabolism.
Signs that the Liver’s Functions are Impaired (from course 231 Health Education)
To assist the work of waste elimination, organs often need the help of drainage agents. There are simple, natural and effective means of regeneration and detoxification using medicinal plants, juices, detoxifying foods, massages, baths, relaxation and intestinal hygiene. Fasts and cures may be required to clean deeply lodged waste.
Drainage agents act on several levels: they not only enable the liver to detoxify itself and the kidneys to rid themselves of what the liver has rejected, but they also enable the skin to eliminate toxins. Moreover, these agents influence circulation in the veins as well as digestion and potentially discomforting gases. Drainage agents stimulate the thyroid gland and can help prevent cholesterol, rheumatism and many other ailments.
Massages improve blood and lymph circulation and facilitate relaxation.
There are various forms of massage: lymph drainage (very useful during fasting because it enables the gentle evacuation of toxins freed by cells into the lymph vessels), Swedish massage (the classic massage), reflexology, acupressure, healing touch, shiatsu, bio-dynamic massage, bioenergetics massage, etc.
First of all, be aware that liver detox treatments are not recommended in all cases. Here are the exceptions that are not affected (for now!) By this article:
- Pregnant and lactating women (recommended, however, before conception)
- People undergoing chemotherapy treatment (allow 6 months after the end of treatment)
- Someone with gallstones (some plants that are too draining could promote obstruction)
- or having had advanced liver disease (the liver is already very tired, it must first be rebuilt before you want to drain it)
The liver and intestines are emunctories which are closely dependent on one another, because one follows the other when toxins work their way out of the body: bile secreted by the liver and the waste it contains are first dumped into the intestines before being carried out of the body. It is therefore important to ensure that the waste eliminated by the liver during drainage cures can be rejected via the intestines.
“Fasting is the Best Detox”
According to our Dr. Vania, tutor at CMDQ, the best drainage, beyond supplements ect. , rest the fast. Give our digestive system a rest to give it the opportunity to get rid of toxins. We already published an article on fasting at the time. We have also published several articles on mono-diets, which in a way have the same effect. In response to a question from our student body, we can drink beverages (not medicated) as part of a fast such as teas or herbal teas.
Tea and Herbal Teas to Recommend
Here are some examples of tea and herbal teas that can be recommended in the case of liver drainage:
- Pepper mint
- Dill (not to be confused with fennel)
- Cumin or caraway
– preferably taken at the end of the meal. Rosemary is also a good idea because it helps rebuild the liver.
Hepatic and choleretic plants influence the liver’s hepatic cells by increasing bile secretion. Some plants have biliary and cholagogue properties that increase the gall bladder’s contractility and therefore the quantity of bile that is poured into the digestive tract. These two types of plants increase gut motility. In fact, the speed of transit is proof of the prescription’s validity. If stools are soft (diarrhea), transit is too fast and the dose should therefore be reduced. Drainage aims at purging the gall bladder and liver of accumulated waste, so that the liver may resume filtering waste that has accumulated in the blood. The main vegetables used to drain are: artichoke, black radish, dandelion and the olive tree. As for medicinal plants: rosemary, boldo tree, European centaury, chicory, peppermint, eupatorium, turmeric, goldenrod and buckbean.
“Plants are not just in supplements”
Dr. Vania, our faithful tutor at the AMCC, reminds this to a student who is wondering what dosage to give to patients for artichoke, black radish ect. : “A good part of these drainage plants are vegetables, and therefore directly edible. For example, the artichoke: one can enjoy the artichoke in soup; or stuffed with garlic and parsley; or in salad with mozzarella, basil and onions. It is enough to provide a small list of these vegetables to the patient, and to let him integrate them in his menu of the week. You do not have to go through sold extracts. in pharmacies. But if it is extracts, follow the instructions on the package. ”
Olive Oil Diet
The cholagogue and choleretic virtues of the olive tree are increased when used as oil. Only first press cold-pressed olive oil should be used; as a fatty body, oil causes biliary functions by nature. Two diets can be followed:
For 10 to 15 days, take 1 to 2 spoonful’s of olive oil every morning on an empty stomach; this diet can be repeated several times a ye
Diet 2:Fast during the evening before beginning the diet.
On the following morning, on an empty stomach, take 100 to 200 ml of olive oil.
Lie on your side and slip two pillows under your pelvis so that your shoulder is lower than your hips. (Within half an hour, the oil reaches the duodenum and enters the bile duct and gall bladder, lubricating and stimulating these organs.)
Repeat once a month or three days in a row.
The second method may seem somewhat fastidious, but it effectively drains the engorged gall bladder. This cure is not for everyone, as the gall bladder is vigorously called into action and the oil absorbed results in intensive digestive activity. Adding lemon juice to the oil will make it more easily digestible. The second diet is only recommended for sturdy people with good digestion, and is not advised for thin and nervous people.
Here are some gemmotherapy remedies you can take to properly drain your liver and detoxify it.
Rosmarinus: cholagogue and choleretic action.
Secale cereale: active on the hepatic cell.
Juniperus communis: stimulating and healing action of the hepatocyte. Prescription Prescribe 50 to 75 drops Morning: Secale cereale D1 Noon: Ribes D1 Evening: Juniperus communis D1
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GEMMOTHERAPY AND HOMOEOPATHIC DISEASE DESIGN
Drainage of the liver:
Rosmarinus officinalis, Young Leaves D1
Juniperus communis, Young Shoots D1
More About the Liver
The liver constantly filters blood. It intervenes in more than 200 vital functions, such as the synthesis of vitamins, hormones, and proteins for example. It also has an antitoxic function that is particularly interesting. Traditionally considered to be a crystalloid emunctory, it is in fact perfectly mixed and must be accompanied in its efforts in almost all pathologies (even psychosomatic, as the liver controls emotions, frustrations and anger). The liver also controls the filtration of one liter and a half per minute of blood at rest, as well as the nutrients and wastes from the intestine. This rate is sufficient for the smooth running of each filtering cell (hepatocyte), but it may suffer from a slowing down, stases, congestion due to mechanical causes (ptosis, clothing), chemical causes (additives, medication, drugs), metabolic causes (constipation, sedentariness, blood viscosity), nervous causes (visceral spasms, stress), thermic causes (cold), psychological causes, etc. The pressure of blood arriving in the liver is therefore no longer sufficient for filtering to take place effectively. The liver becomes congested and unfiltered blood re-enters circulation co-laterally.
Humoral pollution begins. Here are the functions of the liver with relation to blood purification:
- The liver kills bacteria and viruses and neutralizes their toxins;
- It deactivates and evacuates all toxic substances which are ingested: additives, synthetic vitamins, dangerous minerals, toxic medication, drugs, alcohol…
- It also extracts waste from blood and residue from cell metabolism: dead cells, used minerals, waste from combustion, cholesterol…
- The liver eliminates waste from intestinal fermentation and putrefaction …
- If drainage is used as a preventive measure, it should be done twice a year, in the spring and fall, or, according to the Chinese principle of seasons, each organ should be drained during its corresponding season.
- When done for curative purposes, the drainage should be done either before homeopathic treatment and/or after having been on a course of antibiotics, anti- inflammatory medication, cortisone, etc. It should be done as often as necessary.
Liver drainage aims at emptying the gall bladder and the liver from accumulated waste, thus enabling the liver to filter waste from the blood once again
Not only does the liver filter the waste contained in blood, but it also neutralizes and destroys toxins, poisons, microbes and diseased cells. Medicinal plants stimulate the liver. The most well- known examples of these are: Dandelion, Boldo Tree and Birch.
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