The liver is one of the largest and most important internal organs of the body.
Many people suffer from a fatty liver, also known as liver disease. This is when too much fat is being processed by the liver and it becomes inflamed and begins to clog up with unhealthy fat. This stops the organ from performing its important bodily functions.
The liver is vitally important because it’s job is to help digest food, detoxify the blood, to break down hormones, to digest fat and to store important minerals.
Some people suffer with a fatty liver for decades without even knowing. It causes chronic tiredness, weakness in the body, nausea, confusion, dark urine, bloating and constipation.
The good news is that there are some wonderful foods which you can eat to help the cleanse the liver.
Tamarind is a fruit tree which grows in tropical climates around the world. It was used as an ancient medicine by the Tamils in South India.
The fruit and leaves of this tree can be used to cleanse a fatty liver, when combined with
a healthy balanced diet.
Let’s take a look at the recipe
You will need
10 Tamarind Pods
1 Litre Boiling Water
Remove the shells from each of the tamarind pods and place the fruit in a large pan. Add half the water and bring to the boil. Cook these for 10 minutes and then remove from the heat. Allow the water to completely cool. Place the mixture from the pan into the blende, and process for one minute Strain the mixture to remove the pulp and then add the rest of the water
You now have a large jug of tamarind water, which you can store in the refrigerator. You should drink 3 glasses of this per day to begin detoxing your liver
Tamarind has a high concentration of unsaturated acids and fiber, which helps to detoxify the body.
It has been shown to cleanse the liver over time due to its de-congestive properties.
The remedy works to treat stomach bile disorders by purging the gallbladder.
Tamarind also aids the liver in purifying the blood of toxins and can also even cholesterol levels to a healthy state.
If you suffer from a fatty liver it is often the case that you will be overweight.
Tamarind water can aid digestion, by boosting your body’s ability to process foods and produce bile. Over time you will notice weight loss, as your body begins to balance itself out.
To further cleanse the liver, we highly recommend eating raw vegetables in your diet on a daily basis, especially kale, cabbage, broccoli, beets, and celery.
These can also be juiced to make them easier to absorb if you wish.
10-20 minutes of daily exercise will help your body to flush out the fat around the liver quickly and more effectively.
You can also purchase fresh or dried tamarind leaves to make herbal tea, which also contains liver cleansing properties.
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