Chelidonium 5X, Carduus Marianus 3X, Popophyllum 6X, Sanguinaria 3X,
Nux Vomica 9X, Chionanthus 5X, Glonoinum 3X, Veratrum Album 6X, Taraxacum
5X, Liver 6C, Barberry 240 mg, Dandelion 250 mg, Artichock 250 mg,
Rosemary 220 mg, Milk Thistle 100 mg, Copper 2 mg, Zinc 10 mg, Sulfur 50
mg, Silicon 500 mcg, Selenium 60 mcg, Iron 9 mg.
Anatomy of the Liver
The liver is the largest gland in the body, and
perhaps the most complex organ in the body. It is located in the upper
side of the abdomen on the right, just above the stomach and the
intestines and below the ribs, lungs and the diaphragm. Shaped like a
triangle, the liver is a dark reddish-brown organ. Its consistency is a
soft solid, easily lacerated and highly vascular. In the male it weighs
from 1.4 to 1.6 kilograms and in females from 1.2 to 1.5 kilograms.
Without proper blood flow through the liver, the liver cannot function
properly. The blood that flows through the liver comes from two sources,
the portal vein (nutrient-rich blood) and the hepatic artery. The portal
vein, which carries blood from the digestive organs to the liver, is the
primary blood source. The secondary source, the hepatic artery, delivers
freshly oxygenated blood from the heart. The inferior vena cava is a large
main vein that carries blood through the liver and back to the heart.
Structure of the Liver
The liver consists of two main lobes, both of which
are made up of thousands of lobules. These lobules are connected to small
ducts that connect with larger ducts to ultimately form the hepatic duct.
The hepatic duct transports the bile produced by the liver cells to the
gallbladder and duodenum.
Functions of the liver
The liver regulates most chemical levels in the
blood. The liver has both external and internal secretions, which are
formed in the hepatic cells. Its external secretion, the bile, is
collected after passing through the bile ducts, which join two large ducts
that unite to form the hepatic duct. The bile is either carried to the
gallbladder by the cystic duct or poured directly into the duodenum by the
common bile duct where it aids in digestion. The bile helps carry away
waste products from the liver. All the blood leaving the stomach and
intestines passes through the liver. The liver processes this blood and
breaks down the nutrients and drugs into forms that are easier to use for
the rest of the body. More than 500 vital functions have been identified
with the liver. Some of the more well-known functions include:
- Production of certain proteins for blood plasma.
- Production of cholesterol and special proteins to
help carry fats through the body.
- Storing carbohydrates for energy.
- Regulation of blood levels of amino acids, which
form the building blocks of proteins.
- Processing of hemoglobin for use of its iron
- Conversion of poisonous ammonia to urea. (Urea is
one of the end products of protein metabolism that is excreted in the
- Clearing the blood of drugs and other poisonous
- Controlling blood sugar levels and regulating
- Resisting infections by producing immune factors
and removing bacteria from the blood stream.
When the liver has broken down harmful substances,
its by-products are excreted into the bile or blood. Bile by-products
enter the intestine and ultimately leave the body in the feces. Blood
by-products are filtered out by the kidneys, and leave the body in the
form of urine. In addition, the liver is the only organ in the body
that can regenerate itself.
When the liver is unhealthy or diseased, many of its
functions are not done properly. Toxins are no longer filtered out
efficiently and may build up in the body.
Växa's Liver Formula is a botanical
formulation which effectively cleanses and rejuvenates the liver. This
formulation provides natural herbal ingredients with extremely effective
principles to aid and support the liver efficiently. These herbs have a
much deeper value than 'simply' the release of bile; they help ensure a
strong and healthy liver and can be considered as having a system affinity
for the liver and so a broad supportive effect upon the whole digestive
system and blood.
Växa's Liver Formula is a blend of
homeopathic and herbal ingredients that play a detoxifying role with
antioxidants properties to prevent free radical damage. In cases of
congestion of the liver, it also stimulates protein synthesis to
accelerate regeneration of damaged liver tissues.
Växa's Liver Formula was formulated to:
- Protect the liver against toxins, poisons and
- Stimulate regeneration of liver cells.
- Protect against inflammation.
Barberry (Berberis vulgaris, which is
also called "Oregon grape root") Barberry is one of the best remedies for
correcting liver function and promoting the flow of bile. The secretion of
bile is of great help to the whole digestive and assimilative process. The
role of bile is partially that of facilitating fat digestion but also of
being a natural laxative, and thus cleansing to the system. It is
indicated when there is an inflammation of the gallbladder or in the
presence of gallstones, when jaundice occurs due to a congested state of
the liver, improves digestion and assimilation. Current herbal literature
commonly recommends barberry as a treatment for liver problems such as
hepatitis and jaundice. It is also used as a topical antiseptic. Barberry
contains a number of physiologically active alkaloids, like berberine, and
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) As a
hepatic and cholagogue, dandelion is used in inflammation and congestion
of liver and gall bladder. Dandelion is a general tonic and perhaps the
best liver tonic. It acts by filtering toxins and wastes from the
bloodstream. Dandelion exhibits hypoglycemic effects. It stimulates bile
production, and helps the body get rid of excess water produced by the
diseased liver. Dandelion root has also been shown to have potential for
fighting cancer. Dandelion has been shown to uniformly remedy chronic
liver congestion, and has also been used in medical practice to
successfully treat hepatitis, swelling of the liver, jaundice, and
dyspepsia with deficient bile secretion.
Artichoke (Cyara scolymus) The leaf of
artichoke has a strong bitter taste with a mild laxative action. It
stimulates the secretion of bile in cases of liver malfunction. Artichoke
has also been used for jaundice, dyspepsia and liver insufficiency.
Artichokes contain 'cynarin' and 'scolymoside' which have been shown to
stimulate bile production and secretion. This supports the traditional use
of artichoke for creating support for sluggish livers and digestive
irregularities. 'Cynarin' creates support for lowering cholesterol and
triglyceride levels in the blood. Artichoke protects the liver against
toxins and infection. It may lower serum cholesterol, improve digestion,
provide liver protection, and suppress free radicals. It contains potent
phytonutrients, such as chlorogenic acid and luteolin that may help
prevent certain cancers.
Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis)
Rosemary has a toning and calming effect on the digestion and relieves
cramps. Like many culinary herbs, rosemary helps relax muscles, including
the stomach muscles of the digestive tract. Rosemary is rich in minerals,
particularly calcium, and is easy to absorb. Rosemary is used in Europe as
an aid to liver function and is particularly useful for ameliorating liver
congestion and inflammation. Rosemary has been used since ancient times.
It has a tonic effect upon the digestive systems. It relaxes the muscles
of digestive tract. The stimulant action of rosemary helps promote liver
function, the production of bile and proper digestion.
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) Milk
thistle has been used for centuries for liver complaints. Its traditional
use as a liver tonic has been supported by research showing that it
contains constituents which protect liver cells from chemical damage.
Extracts of milk thistle do indeed protect against some liver toxins
through the action of compounds commonly referred to as silymarin. Milk
Thistle can be used to increase the secretion and flow of bile from the
liver. Historically, this herb has been used in Europe as a liver tonic.
The results of numerous studies suggest that silymarin not only protects
liver cells by preventing the actions of toxic substances but that it also
stimulates protein synthesis to accelerate the regeneration and production
of liver cells. Most liver toxins produce their damaging effects by free
radical mechanisms. Silymarin protects red blood cell membranes against
lipid peroxidation caused by certain red blood cell poisons. Silymarin has
been shown to reverse the effects of highly toxic alkaloids. Silymarin's
hepatoprotective effects are accomplished via several mechanisms including
antioxidation, inhibition of lipid peroxidation and enhanced liver
detoxification. Milk thistle has been shown to have clinical applications
in the treatment of toxic hepatitis, cirrhosis, ischemic injury, and viral
The homeopathic part of the formula with Chelidonium,
Carduus Marianus, Podophyllum, Sanguinaria, Nux Vomica, Chionantus,
Glonoinum, Veratrum Album, Taraxacum, and Liver are prominent liver
remedies, covering many of the direct reflex symptoms of diseased
conditions of that organ. They protects the liver against toxins and
stimulated regeneration of liver cells. These safe remedies stimulate
liver activity by promoting circulation within the liver. They stimulate
synthesis of bile that supports detoxification and the absorption of
Copper, zinc, sulfur, silicon, selenium, iron are
minerals and trace elements necessary for the good functioning of
important metabolic reactions in the liver.