Rich in fibre, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and the B vitamins, thiamine and riboflavin, and are a good source of protein…. rich in micronutrients such as copper, cobalt, zinc, boron, and molybdenum, as well as Vitamin D. .. ..prevent or cure liver diseases, such as hepatitis or jaundice; act as a tonic and gentle diuretic to purify your blood, cleanse your system, dissolve kidney stones, and otherwise improve gastro-intestinal health; assist in weight reduction; cleanse your skin and eliminate acne; improve your bowel function, working equally well to relieve both constipation and diarrhea; prevent or lower high blood pressure; prevent or cure anemia; lower your serum cholesterol by as much as half; eliminate or drastically reduce acid indigestion and gas build up by cutting the heaviness of fatty foods; prevent or cure various forms of cancer; prevent or control diabetes mellitus; …’
‘Much of what dandelions purportedly do in promoting good health could result from nutritional richness alone. Vogel considers the sodium in dandelions important in reducing inflammations of the liver. Gerasimova, the Russian chemist who analyzed the dandelion for, among other things, trace minerals, stated that “dandelion [is] an example of a harmonious combination of trace elements, vitamins and other biologically active substances in ratios optimal for a human organism” (Hobbs 1985).’ http://www.leaflady.org/health_benefits_of_dandelions.htm
Milk Thistle (Carduus mar)
‘Helpful for preventing and eliminating gall stones; reducing cholesterol levels while improving the “good” kind; in cirrhosis and psoriasis; for hepatitis, diabetes, fatty liver and chemical exposure. Milk thistle is a good companion when you are getting chemo or taking a wide array of prescription drugs.
Digestive stimulant, stimulates and tones the liver. Need the digestive stimulant to help the liver herbs clear the system.
Contains soluble fibre, which can be beneficial for irritable bowel syndrome (Chouinard, 2011; Suares & Ford, 2011; Yoon, Grundmann, Koepp & Farrell, 2011).
1gm of herbs (1 rounded tspn) = 30mg of Vit C
Can be safely taken for 3 months continually, then 3 weeks off, then 3 weeks on periodically. As advised by a practitioner.