From the wise of the Hellenes came to us a myth about Prometheus, who stole from Olympus fire, to give it to the people. Angry Zeus ordered to chain titanium to the rock and bring a terrible death. Arrived every day an eagle was pasted from Prometheus liver. Not the eyes, not the stomach, not the kidneys or heart, namely the liver. Why is the Lord of the gods decided that this will be the most severe punishment? Apparently, the ancient Greeks considered the liver is one of the most important organs, if not the biggest.


It protects our bodies from the effects of aggressive environment. We, the people living in the modern world, daily inhaled and absorbed from food huge quantities of hazardous and toxic substances. Our liver is not designed for such high toxic load, and it cannot neutralize all poisons completely. In the struggle for survival liver cells tend to grow around malicious toxins fat sarcophagus. The fact that fat is waterproof, so it isolates the toxins from the rest of the contents of the cell. Every day toxins accumulate more and more, and the layers of fat sarcophagus around them continually. It is quite natural that fat sarcophagus prevents the liver cells to perform its main function is to filter the blood. As a result, our blood vessels circulates poorly filtered blood with poisons and toxins that poison every cell of the body. In this regard, we want to remind about the dangers of Smoking and drinking. So, resins, enters the blood with cigarette smoke, are deposited in liver cells turn into cancer-causing free radicals. And even a small consumption of alcohol, for example, two measures of vodka or one bottle of alcoholic beer a day, they lead to accumulation in the liver toxic degradation products of ethyl alcohol. This will disturb the function of choleresis that leads to the formation of stones in the bile ducts. The intake of fried, smoked, marinated foods, and dyes, preservatives and nitrates leads to the accumulation in the liver cells of toxic and carcinogenic substances. It becomes the cause of death or fatty degeneration of the liver cells. Special attention deserves the issue of toxic effects on the liver decisions we drugs. Toxic products of processing of drugs accumulate in the liver cells.


Clinical nutrition in diseases of the liver should help restore the functional state of the body, normalize the process of choleresis and bile flow, restoration of disturbed metabolism in the body. If we are talking about the danger of fatty degeneration of the liver, it is recommended to enrich your diet lipotropic substances. Such products are cheese, cod, and soy. For a long time it was believed that people with chronic liver disease should be limited in its power fats. Now doctors think otherwise: hepatic patients need to take fats, but only those that are tolerated by the body, and if taken properly, the state is not only not getting worse, but much better. The total amount of fat in the diet should be 80-100, Favorable ratio is 70% animal fat (i.e. associated with the protein - meat, fish, cheese and so on) and 30% of plant. The fact that a mixture of animal and vegetable fats has more pronounced lipotropic action, and such a diet more effective than diet containing only animal or vegetable fats. Vegetable oil normalizes metabolism in the liver and in the organism as a whole, has a good choleretic effect.


For the treatment of liver diseases in my practice, I use various medicinal plants, the choice of which depends on the cause of development, the nature of the disease, the degree of liver function abnormalities. They enhance the protective functions of the cell membranes of liver cells. In addition to protection of liver cells, stimulates the education and the bile secretion, reducing its concentration in addition, normalize secretion of all organs of the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, treatment should be used first of all those plants which contain as many flavonoids. It is best to start treatment of liver, when only start to appear first, subtle signals of minor illness caused by indigestion. Therefore, before to receive visitors or to go to visit, where you will find a rich buffet, not too lazy to make extract from the seeds of anise, cumin or fennel, in effect they are the same. The seeds you need to stretch. Half a teaspoon pour a half cups boiling water, adding there are still half a teaspoon mint leaves. To insist 40 minutes and warm to drink small SIPS can be sure that the liver can cope with any fatty foods. This infusion can drink and congestion in the liver, caused by improper eating disorders, in her process of the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. The liver is much easier to absorb the shock on her if several times a year, month courses to drink broth from hips.


The most popular herb in my practice from all of liver disease, including cirrhosis, was and remains immortelle. Special recommendations he does not need, it is necessary to remember only that to collect it it is necessary not later than two weeks after the start of flowering. When later the collection of his activity decreases. Best of all acts such broth: 2 tsp. flowers on 1 glass of water, boil on low heat for 1 hour, achieving a temperature that boiling was completely invisible, then immortelle not vivariums and upreverse to one quarter. The remaining broth to drink 1 / 3 Cup 3 times a day for half an hour before meals. Soon hepatic pain will be over. From inflammatory diseases of the liver will save chicory. Can be rented separately any part of this remarkable plant: 4 tbsp. grasses or roots pour 1 liter of boiling water, slightly cook (7 minutes), leave for one hour, to filter. Add to broth 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar to drink in hot form instead of tea half an hour before eating or 1.5 hours after eating glass. But we cannot say that chicory may come all without exception. To refrain from it to those who suffer from varicose veins, vascular disease. In case of poisoning tap water I advise all to take, along with other herbs, pounded into powder root dandelion - on incomplete teaspoonful 3 times a day before meals. It enhances the removal of harmful substances from the body, helps with toxic liver injury. Unfortunately, we have very little attention to the healing qualities of this cute plants, believing it is a malicious weed. The respect for him as a valuable and harmless drug increases, if you know that dandelion is useful not only to liverworts: it has a positive effect on water-salt metabolism, tones up the nervous system, contributes to reduction processes after a stroke, and experiments confirm its antineoplastic action, especially with liver cancer. And for treatment of diseased liver has long tried another great herb - thoroughwax. Excellent results are obtained monthly treatment of fresh plants. Inflammatory processes in the liver are removed quickly. Pour 2 tablespoons of herbs 0.5 cups of boiling water, put on a weak fire, supporting a light boil, and keep up until evaporates one third. This decoction is used in the same dose for 0.5 Cup 3 times a day before meals, acts gently, without causing any unpleasant feelings. But with thoroughwax should be careful with a stomach ulcer and duodenal ulcer in acute, and jelchnokamenna disease.


Should not forget home remedies. Many homes agave grow. Since olden times it is used in diseases of the liver. The recipe is very simple. It is necessary to cut off a sheet of medium size, chop, formed the green mass with speaking juice, pour a glass of cold water and let it stand overnight. Drink 1 tablespoon 3 times a day 20 minutes before a meal. In life some people tend to think agave American close variety of aloe. If someone decides instead agave to use for these purposes aloe leaves, can only hurt yourself: drugs aloe, really useful for a number of diseases, absolutely contraindicated in diseases of liver and gall bladder.


In recent years there has been renewed interest in rastoropshi spotted. The plant is unique, with many white spots on large shining leaves, covered over the rough edges of acute yellow thorns. Long since the seeds of the milk Thistle was used in folk medicine of different countries at illnesses of a liver. The seeds must be crushed. Prepare broth: 2 tbsp. 0.5 liters of water, was evaporated on slow fire half. The remaining broth drink and 1 tbsp every hour during the day. But you can take and dry powder 1 tsp. 4 times a day, squeezed water courses in 1 month. Painful liver cramps cause people to turn to tea, chamomile, Melissa, mint, leaves of foxberry, dogrose berries, rose, juniper, infusions and decoctions calamus roots of elecampane, grass sporysha, forest strawberries, mother-and-stepmother, shepherd's purse, horsetail, succession, celandine. Each finds something suitable and begins to warmly praised its a lifesaver. Recently in Vogue celandine. He's really good at diseases of a liver that is not denied and scientific medicine. The optimal dose for liverworts - 4 tbsp dry grass to fill in 1 l of hot water. To insist night. To drink in the morning on an empty stomach and in the evening, 0.5 cups at each meal.


Some plants are particularly effective in combination with honey. Significantly improves liver broth herbs of nettle. Take 4 tablespoons of 0.5 liters of water, boil 5 minutes, drain. In broth diluted full tablespoon of honey and drink a hot Cup 4 times a day. In diseases of the popular horseradish juice with honey: both take equally, mix, take 1 teaspoon several times a day, squeezed warm water.

(On the treatment of cholecystitis and cirrhosis read in the next issue).