In our childhood we used to hear that such and such person’s digestion is weak and that is caused by weak Liver or problems in the Liver. Liver is one of the most important organs in the body and in case of problem in this organ you are most likely to suffer from many other problems other than just digestive problems.
Liver is situated on the right hand side of the abdomen just below the diaphragm and is present in all vertebrates. Let us try to have a peek on what is the function or role of Liver in the Eco-system of a human body.
Functions of Liver
When you try to understand the importance of Liver, it is important to remember that Liver plays very important role in the following areas –
1. Digestive Function
2. Protein Synthesis
3. Detoxification of the body
Importance of Liver can be judged from the fact that if the Liver stops working we would die very soon. If the Liver is not healthy we will also become sick. However please note that Liver is a very resilient organ and and unless it is severely infected or we continuously keep on torturing it by taking toxic generating food it can regenerate itself.
Various Functions of Liver
Digestive Function – One of the primary responsibility of the Liver is to release bile. Bile is responsible for digestion and absorption of many food ingredients including fats and fat soluble particles such as various Vitamins. It is also responsible for metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids.
Detoxification Function – Liver breaks down and converts ammonia to urea which can be discarded more easily. It also breaks down various toxins in the blood and helps in throwing them out of the body through urine. If Liver does not function properly body will be full of toxins and we will be critically ill or die soon.
Protein Synthesis – Liver can help in protein and amino acid synthesis by processing various compounds in food we eat. As we know proteins are important building blocks of muscles.
As we can see healthy Liver is absolutely essential for possessing proper digestion, elimination, detoxification, and good muscles and tissues.
How to Take Care of Liver
First and foremost thing to do if you want to take care of Liver is to drink lots of water in the morning when you get up. Another thing which can be done is to take Castor Oil or Harde every 2 to 4 week overnight. Taking Castor oil or Harde powder cleanses the Liver and makes it more efficient.
Since one of the main functions is to do detoxification of the body, it tries to pull the toxins from the blood and excrete using the urine or stool. However when the amount of toxins are too much in the body some of it can start accumulating in the Liver also. Taking Castor oil also helps in constipation relief as well as Liver cleansing.
You should also reduce the consumption of alcohol and stop smoking as they produce lots of toxins. If you do not exercise much then you should also reduce the quantity if meat products as they also produce toxins.
You can take Triphala for constipation as well as cleansing the entire system including the Liver also every week before going to bed. Radish and sugar cane juice are also good for Liver health.
Some Facts About Liver
1. It is considered to be the heaviest organ.
2. Liver can also grow back if it is operated and some portion is removed.
3. It helps in removing toxins from the body.
4. If you feel lack of hunger or bad smell coming from mouth it can be a symptom of Liver disease.