September 18, 2013 | Posted in Digestion / Liver, Nutrition

Inflammation of the liver comes from a variety of causes — alcohol, viruses, medications, abnormal fat and carbohydrate metabolism.

Description

The liver is the organ with the most abundant life forces of any organ. It is not highly differentiated, almost a bag of cells, unlike the kidney and brain which have very elegant structure and do not regenerate easily. Hepatitis A, B, and C are viral in origin, and each has inflammation associated with it. Hepatitis B and C can become chronic.

Cirrhosis is a hardening process, the opposite of inflammation. Hardening processes are part of the scarring that follows chronic inflammation, such as in alcoholic or viral hepatitis.   See Polarity, rhythm.

Cirrhosis of the liver can block blood flow within the liver tissue. This can cause enlargement of spleen and varicose veins in the esophagus, as well as severely deteriorating liver function.

The plant kingdom carries enormous life forces, such as an acorn growing into an oak tree. The liver has this in common with the plant kingdom. Both are dependent upon rhythm for best health.

Plants follow the rhythm of light and dark daily, and of seasons. The liver has a digestive cycle from 3 am to 3 pm, and outside this time frame is less able to digest heavy foods. The liver’s metabolic activities focus on healing and house cleaning, from 3 pm to 3 am.

This largest organ of the body has a connection with the largest planet, Jupiter, and its metal, tin (Stannum).

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Treatments

All forms of liver issues are helped by having a clean diet, and avoiding alcohol and toxins in foods and drinks, including avoiding food additives and genetically modified foods. Eating rhythmically as a routine in life is healthy for the liver.  In tune with the digestive phase of liver activity, we would eat ‘Breakfast like a king (queen), Lunch like a prince (princess), and Supper like a pauper.’  Expressed differently, we would have heavier food including animal products in the morning and at noon, and a light more vegetarian meal at night.  See Breakfast.

Regular bedtime is healing, especially with 2-3 hours sleep before midnight. The hours of sleep before midnight are known to be more restorative. Respecting these rhythms for health keeps the liver healthy, and supports its healing if it is damaged.

Keeping the abdomen warm supports liver health, which has endothermic chemical reactions, namely, chemical reactions requiring added warmth to go forward efficiently. Tuck in your shirt. Wear an undershirt or sash or belt, so the belly is not breezy.

Yarrow compress can be applied after each meal, or just once a day, for example after supper, to boost healing and improve energy.  see Yarrow compress.

The following treatments are for general liver support, including hepatitis and cirrhosis.

  • Dandelion yarrow tea (Uriel Pharmacy) for adults drink two cups per day to provide liver support and gentle detox.
  • True Botanica Liver Cleanse is of value; for adults 2 capsules daily orally.
  • Uriel Fragaria Vitis for adults 10 drops or 1-2 tablets 3-4 times per day orally for general liver health.
  • Weleda Hepatodoron for adults 2 tablets chewed with meals and 3 at bedtime for general liver health.

The treatments listed below bring specific anti-inflammatory help to the liver:

  • True Botanica Stannum complex is also of value, for adults 20 drops 3 times per day orally.
  • Uriel Hepar Stannum 6/10 for adults 10 pellets 3-4 times daily orally calms inflammation in the liver

ASK YOUR DOCTOR:  Practitioners may choose to recommend injectable forms of anthroposophic remedies for more intensive treatment.

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**Cautions**

 

Rarely hepatitis is acute and life-threatening.

Fatigue can be profound and requires provider attention.

Accurate diagnosis includes knowing the name of the process, and understanding its severity.

A diseased liver should not be overloaded with supplements or medications.  Discuss all medications and treatments with your provider, please.

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Resources

True Botanica www.truebotanica.com +1 800 315 TRUE (8783) (in USA)  +1 262 912 0970 (outside USA)

Uriel Pharmacy www.urielpharmacy.com +1 866 642 2858 (in USA)  +1 262 642 2858 (outside USA)

Weleda www.weleda.com  +1 800 241  1030 (in USA and to obtain contact info outside USA)

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