Supercharge your Liver Detox with these Powerful Herbs

Supercharge your Liver Detox with these Powerful Herbs

While eating a healthy balanced diet, exercising and sleep are all key pillars in an effective detox regimen, there are also several herbal allies that can assist in supercharging your liver function to safely rebalance and restore your liver to optimal health. Today we want to talk ALL things herbs, cleansing, and in particular - which ones we love the most to help support your liver and vital detox organs to function at their optimum.

Cleansing is giving your body a break with added support to allow your own self-healing  processes to kick into gear.

Cleansing is a powerful way to support the body to release stored toxins that accumulate from modern day living which can be detrimental to your health over time. The liver is largely responsible for filtering harmful toxins out of the blood.

When it comes to a successful cleanse, there are three main ways that you can give your body additional support:

1. Identify and remove toxic exposur in your environment and diet

2. Provide the right nutrients for each of the three phases of detoxification in your lier

3. Boost and support your liver function with herbal medicines

Last month we did a deep dive into our favourite supplements to help get you started on a one month detox (tap here to read if you missed out)!
Discover our 🌿 TOP 5 HERBS 🌿 all available in store to assist with supercharging your liver for the most effective cleanse possible. Incorporating more of these into your diet whether through whole foods, teas or supplements can be powerful tools to support the natural cleansing actions of your body. 

Milk Thistle 

Milk thistle is always going to win MVP of liver detox herbs and you will likely see it in most liver cleansing protocols, for good reason! It is protective of the liver as well as helping to restore healthy liver function. It acts as an antioxidant, where it reduces free radical damage in cells. Moreover, it supports the entire gastrointestinal system by aiding in the production of bile and enzymes for further detoxification processes taking place in the digestive system! 🙌🏼


Dandelion root is supportive of cleansing both the liver and kidneys, whilst also stimulating the production of bile for proper digestion and assimilation of nutrients. This is a great bitter herb to take prior to meals to kick start your digestive juices. Research has found it to have protective and anti-inflammatory properties on the liver as it is able to reduce lipid accumulation and liver inflammation, directly improving liver function.  We also love dandelion tea as a coffee replacement! 

Globe Artichoke Leaf 

With a long history of use in liver and digestive health, we couldn't miss out on Globe Artichoke! Globe artichoke possesses protective liver properties where it assists in the removal of toxins, cholesterol, and xenobiotics. It also contains phytochemicals that act as antioxidants, and has antimicrobial and immune modulating effects. Studies have found that globe artichoke significantly improves bile production, reduces inflammation, improves liver function and the gut microbiome as well as enhancing lipid metabolism, which is necessary for fat digestion and required for optimal liver health. This is definitely a great one to take prior to meals and include in your daily routine or detox protocol, visit us in store to view our range!

Reishi Mushroom

Regarded as a symbol of health, longevity, prosperity and divinity, the reishi mushroom has been used for thousands of years as a powerful tonic and adaptogen to assist in restoring a state of balance in the body. It possesses potent immune enhancing qualities, reduces stress, supports emotional balance, as well as improving the function of the major organs including the heart, kidney's, liver, gut and lungs. As the triterpenes in reishi have been found to improve liver function, it is a great holistic herb that can strengthen the overall health and vitality and used alongside a healthy detox. 

Turmeric Root 

Turmeric is known as the liver loving spice... One of its benefits is that it contains a fat soluble ingredient called curcumin which is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It also facilitates the flow of the bile duct, which facilitates proper cleansing of the liver, and may reduce the risk of liver disease. It is known to protect the liver from free radical damage, toxins and waste as well as clearing out excess cholesterol and fatty deposits to reduce inflammation. This all works to reduce the overall stress load on your liver which will improve its overall detoxing capacity!