Hepato DR is traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to support liver function and as an alternative to help remove accumulated waste products via the kidneys, skin, and mucous membranes.
Hepato DR is useful in treating chronic degenerative or inflammatory disorders of the liver, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, and fatty degeneration.
St. Francis Herb Farm’s Hepato DR ingredients are Wildcrafted/Certified Organically Grown.
Hepato-DR (Milk Thistle Combo)
Liver dysfunction and disease
This combination helps restore the liver—the only organ in the human body that can actually regenerate itself. The ingredients have hundreds of years of traditional use behind them. Modern clinical and laboratory work confirms that they are effective in protecting and restoring the liver, which not only aids digestion and the regulation of blood sugar, but also detoxifies the body.
This combination is used primarily:
as a liver restorative
to support liver detoxification
This synergistic combination is built around milk thistle as the principal ingredient. The restorative and protective functions of milk thistle are supported by the alterative action of dandelion and Oregon grape, the restorative action of Culver’s root, the antispasmodic effects of wild yam, and the choleretic properties of globe artichoke. Naturally, these herbs have many other positive effects on the liver, overlapping each other in their several actions, working together to regenerate and strengthen the liver.
Milk Thistle is great for cleansing your liver …
Milk thistle was used historically as a digestive aid, to promote the flow of digestive juices, and as a tonic for nursing mothers, to increase milk supply. Nowadays it’s popularity stems from its ability to detoxify and protect a very important organ, the liver. Our liver is responsible for filtering out most everything that should not be in our body and processing it so that it doesn’t cause damage to other cells.
It also metabolizes hormones and fats, and makes sure that the transportation system for fats (cholesterol) is working properly. The livers secretions, called bile, carry metabolized waste products out into the intestine where they can be excreted. The medicinal activity of milk thistle is in a molecule called silymarin. It causes liver cells, hepatocytes, to resist toxic compounds and regenerate themselves. It also increases glutathione in the liver.
Glutathione is an antioxidant that the liver uses to catch damaging free radicals that are created when the liver changes toxins into harmless chemicals. Silymarin also blocks the toxic effects of drug overdoses and poisonings. Milk thistle is a bitter herb that causes the release of digestive juices and bile, thus helping with indigestion and intestinal cleansing. Natural health practitioners recommend milk thistle for liver toxicity, indigestion, poisonings, drug overdoses, hepatitis, jaundice, gallbladder dysfunction and high cholesterol.
Milk thistle can be purchased as encapsulated herb, dried herb, tincture or liquid extract. Milk thistle’s active components are not soluble in water and therefore there is little medicinal value in drinking it as a tea. Concentrated extracts or capsules are the best forms to use. Milk thistle is found as a component of many cleansing formulas. In order to help with digestion, bitter herbs must be tasted, like when you take in a tincture or tea. Encapsulated herbs are swallowed, thus bypassing the taste buds, and will not stimulate digestion.
Milk thistle is a very safe herb but it does have detoxifying properties. Individuals with serious liver disease or high levels of toxic compounds in their body should use milk thistle under the guidance of a health professional.
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