Naturopathy and benefits of medicinal plants

Health through plants is a natural medicinal approach that is increasingly coming back into our daily lives. Thanks to the benefits of plants, we can relieve or even cure the ailments of the human body . The virtues of medicinal plants can act on the joints, circulation, breathing and even menstruation . They may also be recommended to help you get back to sleep, facilitate digestion or overcome stress.

Effect of 3 plants on the liver:

The liver is an organ that actively participates in digestive function. It ensures the production of enzymes necessary for metabolism, neutralizes and evacuates toxins, liquefies blood flow and regulates its flow. Given its role, it is essential to take care of this organ and medicinal plants can be of great help in relieving it or strengthening its regenerative power. Here are the recommended medicinal plants which have proven their effects on the liver.

1. Artichoke (Cynara scolymus)

The artichoke is one of the best-known plants for treating and protecting the liver. Originally, the artichoke is a wild, spiny thistle that has been domesticated and cultivated. The most common in France is Camus, a Breton variety. Often prescribed in diets because of its low calorie content (40 calories per 100 g of food), this vegetable is full of virtues.

2. Milk thistle

The ripe fruits (seeds) of milk thistle are used medicinally for their highly sought-after hepatoprotective properties. The content of the seed, a substance called silymarin or silibinin, a complex flavonoid of milk thistle, is the key ingredient recognized by the WHO to be effective in fighting diseases such as cirrhosis or hepatitis. It modifies the membranes of liver cells, making them impermeable to absorbed toxins: alcohol, “poisonous” foods, etc. In addition, rich in antioxidant flavonoids, it protects it from oxidative stress by increasing the capture of free radicals.

3. Dandelion (Taraxum officinale)

A universal plant present in almost all regions of the world, it contains taraxin, hence its bitter taste when consumed. It is this active ingredient which gives it the ability to stimulate the secretion of bile and improve digestion. The body is therefore able to digest fats better. If the subject also has appetite disorders, dandelion can stimulate this desire. The diuretic properties of dandelion allow it to completely detoxify the body. After cleaning the organs and evacuating toxins, by activating the secretion of bile and stimulating the liver, dandelion destroys gallstones and kidney stones. These wastes are eliminated from the body through urine.