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Herbal Liver Extracts

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Emblica Extract

Emblica exhibits strong antioxidant activity. It is one of the most important plants in the traditional Ayurvedic medical system as well as in other traditional health systems for immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, hepatoprotective, and anticancer actions. However, there is very limited clinical evidence to support the use of emblica for any indication.

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Barberry Extract

has a reputation for supporting liver function. Its berberine content, a bitter alkaloid, stimulates the secretion and flow of bile that eases liver congestion, and in times past, it was always used to curb jaundice and biliousness. Barberry is also thought to be effective in treating inflamed gallbladder and gallstones that are often associated with excess dietary fats. Barberry is antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory and is said to be extremely effective for fighting bacterial infection. As a bitter, stomachic tonic, Barberry helps to regulate the digestive process. It is believed that Barberry is an excellent hangover remedy. It stimulates the liver into action and helps eradicate the tension headache that often accompanies a hangover by expanding the blood vessels that have been constricted by alcohol and thereby increasing blood circulation.

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Schisandra Berry Extract

is considered a cholagogue, or substance that increases the production of bile in the liver and delivers it to the gastrointestinal tract. It is believed to protect against the progression of cirrhosis into liver cancer and also protect the liver from chemical damage, particularly from chemicals that have to be activated by the liver to become poisonous, such as carbon tetrachloride. In addition, laboratory studies have demonstrated its ability to make the enzyme, glutathione peroxidase, which deactivates several kinds of toxic free radicals that attack the outer membranes of liver cells. This substance is believed to offset damage done to the liver by chronic viral hepatitis, alchohol and HIV/AIDS. Schisandra contains lignin compounds that are said to lower high levels of glutamic pyruvic transaminase (GPT) in the blood, which is an indication of hepatitis. Another constituent in Schisandra, gomison-A, blocks the production of inflammation-inducing leukotrienes. Gomison-A helps to prevent liver inflammation and tissue destruction (without compromising the immune systems ability to fight the underlying infection). This substance also helps to stimulate the liver and growth of healthy liver tissue, as well as helping to hasten recovery after liver surgery.