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Your liver is one of your most vital organs, responsible for detoxifying your body and removing harmful toxins and waste products. Unfortunately, the modern world we live in exposes us to many toxic chemicals in our food, water, and air, leading to an overloaded liver and impaired liver function. This can result in a range of symptoms, including fatigue, sleep issues, brain fog, skin conditions, low energy, anemia, and more.

Ayurveda recognizes the liver as a root cause underlying many health and skin imbalances, emphasizing gut health as a cornerstone of overall well-being. To support your liver health and function, Ayurveda recommends a liver cleanse, which can be particularly beneficial if you drink alcohol, eat non-organic meat, or live in an area with high environmental pollution.

Fortunately, there are many powerful Ayurvedic herbs that can help support your liver function and promote liver health. Kutki, Kutaja, Kalmegh, Vidanga, Clove, Musta, Chitraka, Pippali, Neem, Bhumiamalaki, Guduchi, Triphala, Bilva, Cumin, Turmeric, and Manjistha are just a few examples of potent herbs that can aid in liver detoxification and promote overall well-being.

According to Ayurveda, symptoms of impaired liver function may include

fatigue sleep issues brain fog skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne, dark eye circles, low energy, anemia, sexual dysfunction, reproductive imbalances, bloating and gas, difficulty losing weight, acid reflux and heartburn, constipation, irritability, moodiness, anxiety or depression, and anger. These symptoms may indicate an overloaded liver, which can benefit from a liver cleanse and support from Ayurvedic herbs and practices.


  1. Take 1 tsp of the liver cleanse mixture and steep it in hot water for 3-5 minutes.

  2. Allow the mixture to cool down before drinking.

  3. This formulation is known to be VERY BITTER. If you find it difficult to consume, you can take it like a quick tequila shot (use less water) and chase it with a slice of lemon and a glass of warm water.

  4. It is best to drink the liver cleanse mixture in the morning on an empty stomach. However, you can take it at any time that suits you.

Liver Cleansing Guidelines

Embarking on a liver cleanse journey requires a holistic approach that encompasses not only your dietary choices but also your lifestyle and emotional well-being. Ayurveda provides valuable insights into how you can support your liver's health and overall balance. Here are some liver-cleansing foods, lifestyle guidance, and practices to nurture your liver and enhance your well-being:

Liver Cleansing Foods:

Leafy greens (kale, spinach, collard greens)
Dandelion Greens

Brussels sprouts
Berries (blueberries, raspberries)
Chia seeds
Brown rice
Cayenne pepper
Green tea

Lifestyle Guidance:

  • Determine your Dosha or eat a clean, organic, and seasonal diet if unsure.

  • Avoid highly processed foods, sugar, fast food, alcohol, junk food, overly fatty foods, red meat, and stale leftovers.

  • Embrace fresh, pranaful vegetables and bitter greens like dandelion greens, arugula, and bitter gourd.

  • Incorporate spices such as turmeric, ginger, and cumin into your meals.

  • Start your day with warm lemon water for liver detoxification and improved digestion.

  • Practice mindful eating by focusing on your food, chewing slowly, and avoiding distractions.

  • Engage in pranayama (yogic breathing) exercises to reduce stress and support liver function.

  • Include yoga poses like twists and forward folds to stimulate the liver and promote detoxification.

  • Prioritize self-care, journaling, and processing emotions, as cleansing the liver can release pent-up feelings.

  • Meditate and practice mindfulness to aid in the detox process and manage stress.

  • Ensure restful sleep for deeper healing.

  • Cultivate joy, creativity, and introspection in your daily life.

  • Pray for healing or use affirmations to enhance mental and emotional well-being.

  • Create a mini-retreat with self-love activities like oil massages, Epsom salt baths, and soothing ambiance.

Crucial Warnings:

  • Avoid alcohol and smoking, both of which are harmful to the liver.

As you embark on your liver cleanse, remember that it's a journey towards holistic well-being. Nourish your body, mind, and spirit with the right foods, practices, and positive energy. By following these guidelines and embracing a liver-loving lifestyle, you can promote a healthy liver and experience greater vitality and balance in your life.

What to Expect During a Liver Cleanse:

A liver cleanse is a transformative experience that can bring about various physical, mental, and emotional changes. As you embark on this journey, it's essential to understand what to expect along the way. Initially, you may notice increased energy and mental clarity as your liver starts to shed toxins. Your digestion may improve, and you might even shed a few pounds as your body releases excess waste. However, it's not uncommon to experience temporary discomfort, such as headaches, fatigue, or mild digestive disturbances, as your body adapts to the cleansing process.

Emotionally, you may find that unprocessed feelings and emotions begin to surface. This can be challenging but is an essential part of the healing process. Remember to practice self-compassion and engage in the recommended emotional processing activities like journaling, meditation, and mindfulness to navigate these emotions effectively.


Throughout the cleanse, you may also notice changes in your skin, which can become clearer and more radiant as your liver becomes more efficient at filtering out impurities. It's essential to stay hydrated, as increased detoxification can put additional strain on your kidneys, and water helps flush out toxins more effectively.


As you progress, you may discover a deeper connection between your mind, body, and spirit, fostering a greater sense of balance and well-being. Each person's experience is unique, so be patient and attentive to your body's signals. A liver cleanse is a profound journey towards rejuvenation and inner harmony, and by following the guidelines and staying attuned to your body, you can expect to emerge from it feeling revitalized and more in tune with your overall health.

By following these Ayurvedic tips, you can get the most our of your liver cleanse and promote overall health and well-being. If you need deeper guidance or personalized recommendations, consider scheduling a one-on-one consultation with Dr Seeta.

*Choose essential oils like lavender, eucalyptus, frankincense, or any scent you love. Scent can affect your emotional wellbeing, and it's an easy way to brighten up the atmosphere in your home and enliven the body temple.

For deeper guidance, schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Seeta.

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