Liver is one of the important organ of human body. It is responsible for removing toxins from the body, fights infections, controls cholesterol levels, and aids digestion. Any disease affecting the regular function of liver is called liver disease. There can be various causes for liver disease such as infection, physical trauma, etc. Ayurveda recognizes that balancing liver function is pivotal to ensuring overall health. In dealing with problems of the liver, the primary goal within the system of Ayurveda is to enhance liver detoxification processes and help protect against further damage to the liver. Right diet, lifestyle and herbal remedies by Ayurveda can help get good liver health.
According to ayurveda, metabolism and digestion in the body is carried by different types of digestive fires (enzymes), which are termed as ‘agni’ and ‘pitta’ in ayurveda. So in short, liver is a fiery organ, and that is why anything, which is fiery or hot in nature is not good for the liver. In ayurveda, bitter tasting and cooling herbs and foods like aloe vera, neem, kutki, karela, amala, turmeric, bhumi-amala, punarnava and others are used for both protection as well as boosting liver health. Green leafy vegetables, beetroots, carrots and apples are also good for the liver.
Overactive or underdeveloped capacities for willpower, courage, confidence, enthusiasm, contentment, and surrender can also affect the liver. It is important to feel and acknowledge all of your emotions in order to ensure their complete release. One of the best ways to do this is to become a passive observer and to allow yourself to witness whatever emotions are arising in each moment. You may also want to consider addressing any stagnant energies from your past that might need attention and resolution. In particular, the practice of actively surrendering the personal will to the higher, creative or spiritual will can help keep the solar plexus energetically clear.A regular practice to cool and quiet the mind can be instrumental in promoting health throughout the mind-body organism and can be especially supportive of an emotional hot-seat like the liver. Keep in mind that liver imbalances do not develop in a vacuum. They occur only within the larger context of who we are—body, mind, and spirit.