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What You should know about your Liver and the use of essential oils


What you need to consider is the fact that it takes large amounts of  plants to make a small amount of essential oil. Thus this makes then very strong. They should never be taken orally unless prescribed by a physician trained in the use of essential oils.

Certain essential oils most probably cause liver toxicity, but this is unlikely to be due to skin absorption, as in massage.

 Essential oil  taken orally (swallowed) - therefore the taking of essential oils internally must be done with great care - and only done when so instructed by a medical practitioner that has specialized in this branch of medicine.

Your Liver is best cleansed with vegetables and water.

 No essential oil should be taken internally unless so prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner - for more on this see our page on the medicinal use of essential oils.

 

Certain essential oils most probably cause liver toxicity, but this is unlikely to be due to skin absorption, as in massage.

Essential oil taken orally (swallowed) - therefore the taking of essential oils internally must be done with great care - and only done when so instructed by a medical practitioner that has specialized in this branch of medicine.

No essential oil should be taken internally unless so prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner - for more on this see our page on the medicinal use of essential oils.

Essential oils that may be toxic to the liver, when swallowed Certain essential oils can cause liver toxicity hepatotoxicity :-

 
1. Aniseed
2. Basil
3. Bay
4. Buchu
5. Cassia
6. Cinnamon (bark and leaves)
7. Clove
8. Fennel
9. Tarragon
Symptoms of hepatotoxicity include the following:
A. Stomach pain.
B. Nausea (upset stomach)
C. Unusual tiredness.
D. Dark-colored urine.
E. Light-colored bowel movements.
F. Jaundice (yellow skin and eyes)
G. Loss of appetite.
H. Fever.


The oils listed underneath are banned and can cause toxicity if taken internally as well as dermally (in a massage blend)


1. Almond (Bitter)
2. Boldo leaf
3. Calamus
4. Camphor
5. Horseradish
6. Jaborandi leaf
7. Mugwort
8. Mustard
9. Nightshade
10. Pennyroyal (both European and North American)
11. Rue
12. Sassafras
13. Savin
14. Southernwood
15. Stinging nettles
16. Tansy
17. Thuja
18. Wintergreen
19. Wormseed
20. Wormwood

FOODS THAT CLEANSE YOUR LIVER NATURALLY


• Alternative Grains
• Apples
• Avocados
• Beets and Carrots
• Cabbage
• Garlic
• Grapefruit
• Green Tea
• Lemons and Limes
• Leafy greens
• Olive Oil
• Vegetables Cruciferous
• Turmeric
• Walnuts

Apples
• High in pectin, apples hold the chemical constituents necessary for the body to cleanse and release toxins from the digestive tract. This, in turn, makes it easier for the liver to handle the toxic load during the cleansing process


Alternative Grains
• If your diet includes wheat, flour, or other standard grains, it’s time to make changes. And alternative grains like quinoa, millet, and buckwheat can help. Your liver is your body’s filter for toxins, and if you have certain sensitivities, grains that contain gluten only add to them. One study found that persons who experienced sensitivity to gluten also experienced abnormal liver enzyme test results.


Avocados
• This nutrient-dense super food helps the body produce glutathione, a compound that is necessary for the liver to cleanse harmful toxins.


Beets and Carrots

• Both are extremely high in plant-flavonoids and beta-carotene; eating beets and carrots can stimulate and support overall liver function

Cabbage
• Much like broccoli and cauliflower, eating cabbage stimulates liver detoxifying enzymes that help flush out toxins. coleslaw, cabbage soup, and sauerkraut are great cabbage-foods to add to your diet

Garlic

• Just a small amount of this pungent white bulb has the ability to activate liver enzymes that help your body flush out toxins. Garlic also holds high amounts of allicin and selenium, two natural compounds that aid in liver cleansing.


Grapefruit
• High in both vitamin C and antioxidants, citrus fruits like grapefruit, oranges, limes, and lemons support the natural cleansing abilities of the liver.[2] Have a small glass of freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice to boost production of the liver detoxification enzymes that help flush out carcinogens and other toxins.

Green Tea

• This liver-loving beverage is full of plant-based antioxidants known as catechins—compounds known to assist liver function.[4] Green tea is a delicious, healthy addition to any diet. Just remember that green tea offers the benefits, not green tea extract. Some research suggests green tea extract may actually have a negative effect on liver health.[5] Keep it simple and stick to the beverage to enjoy the benefits of green tea.

Leafy Greens Vegetables

• One of our most powerful allies in cleansing the liver, leafy greens can be eaten raw, cooked, or juiced. Extremely high in chlorophyll, greens soak up environmental toxins from the blood stream.[6] With their distinct ability to neutralize heavy metals, chemicals, and pesticides, these cleansing foods offer a powerful protective mechanism for the liver.

Incorporate leafy greens such as bitter gourd, arugula, dandelion greens, spinach, mustard greens, and chicory into your diet. This will increase creation and flow of bile—the substance that removes waste from the organs and blood.

Vegetables- Cruciferous

• Broccoli and cauliflower are good sources of glucosinolate, which supports enzyme production in the liver. These natural enzymes flush carcinogens and other toxins from the body, and may significantly lower risks associated with cancer.

 Lemons and Limes
These citrus fruits are high in vitamin C, which aids the body in synthesizing toxic materials into substances that can be absorbed by water. Drinking freshly-squeezed lemon or lime juice in the morning can stimulate the liver.

Olive Oil

• Cold-pressed organic oils such as olive, hemp, and flaxseed are great for the liver when used in moderation. They help the body by providing a lipid base that can absorb harmful toxins in the body. In this way, they take some of the burden off the liver.


Walnuts
• High in the amino acid arginine, walnuts support the liver in detoxifying ammonia. Walnuts are also high in glutathione and omega-3 fatty acids, which support normal liver cleansing. Make sure you chew the nuts until they are liquefied before swallowing.


Turmeric
• Turmeric is the liver’s favorite spice. Try adding some of this detoxifying goodness into your next lentil stew or veggie dish for an instant liver pick-me-up. Turmeric helps boost liver detoxification by assisting enzymes that actively flush out dietary toxins.
A word of warning; turmeric supplements are somewhat notorious for low-quality ingredients and even outright dangerous contamination. Only buy the highest quality turmeric from the most reputable sources.


Lets not forget the powers of Bicarbonate of soda.


In a cup squeeze the juice of half a lemon.
Add one tablespoon of Bicarbonate of soda.
Quickly stir and drink.
Then suck an orange or mandarin.
Next clean your teeth so the lemon does not eat at your tooth enamel.
Do this every day for one week then once a week for the rest of your life.

 

Warning as with almost everything in life too much is always a problem.

Warning

Long-term and overuse of baking soda can increase your risk for::-


  1. hypokalemia, or potassium blood deficiency.

  2. hypochloremia, or chloride blood deficiency.

  3. hypernatremia, or rise in sodium levels.

  4. worsening kidney disease.

  5. worsening heart failure.

  6. muscle weakness and cramps.

  7. increased stomach acid production.

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