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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

When embarking on a liver cleanse, it's essential to support your body with a healthy and balanced diet. Ayurveda recommends eating fresh, organic, and seasonal fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and proteins that balance your unique mind-body type or Dosha. If you are unsure of your Dosha, aim to eat as cleanly as possible. Additionally, consider doing a 3-7 day Ayurvedic kitchari cleanse with the liver cleanse.

It's crucial to avoid highly processed foods, sugar, fast food, alcohol, junk food, overly fatty foods, red meat, and stale leftovers. Instead, incorporate fresh pranaful vegetables and bitter greens such as dandelion greens, arugula, and bitter gourd, which can help stimulate the liver and promote the production of bile. Spices such as turmeric, ginger, and cumin can help support liver function and reduce inflammation in the body. Drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning can help detoxify the liver and support digestion.

Practicing mindful eating, which involves paying attention to your food, chewing slowly, and avoiding distractions while eating, can also help support liver function. Furthermore, pranayama, or yogic breathing exercises, can help reduce stress and support liver function. Certain yoga poses, such as twists and forward folds, can help stimulate the liver and support detoxification.

It's also essential to prioritize self-care practices during your liver cleanse. Take time to journal and process your emotions, as cleansing the liver can dislodge emotions such as frustration, resentment, and anger. Incorporating meditation and mindfulness can also help support the natural detoxification process and aid in processing emotions while relieving stress. Adequate sleep is essential for deeper mind-body healing, so be sure to prioritize restful sleep. Additionally, make time for fun, laughter, joy, creativity, and introspection. 


Praying for healing or repeating affirmations can have a positive impact on mental-emotional wellbeing. Take time to create a mini-retreat for yourself and practice self-love through activities like giving yourself an oil massage or abhyanga, taking an Epsom salt bath to flush out toxins, soothe achy muscles/joints, and calm Vata dosha. Set the mood by lighting candles, diffusing essential oils, and playing healing music.

It's essential to avoid alcohol and smoking, both of which can be harmful to the liver.

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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