Fusion Liver Tonic contains milk thistle, which maintains healthy liver function and the liver??s natural detoxification processes. Plus schisandra, traditionally taken to support liver health in Chinese medicine.
Features and benefits:
- Features milk thistle to support healthy liver function, including the liver??s natural detoxification processes
- Milk thistle is also traditionally used as a liver tonic, to support gallbladder function, and to stimulate bile flow to aid the breakdown of dietary fats in Western herbal medicine
- Contains schisandra, traditionally used to support liver health in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)
- Includes citrus peel, traditionally used to relieve indigestion symptoms, abdominal bloating and excessive burping in TCM
- Plus goji berry, baical skullcap, bupleurum and Asian dandelion
How it works:
Fusion Liver Tonic combines milk thistle with herbs schisandra, citrus peel, goji berry, baical skullcap, bupleurum and Asian dandelion.
Milk thistle supports healthy liver function
Milk thistle supports the health of the liver and its natural detoxification processes. Additionally, it has antioxidant properties to help reduce the formation of free radicals, which are naturally generated by the body??s detoxification mechanisms, as well as by other aspects of metabolism and via exposure to pollution.
Milk thistle has a long history of use in Western herbal medicine, where it??s traditionally regarded as a liver-protective tonic and is taken to relieve indigestion symptoms, support healthy gallbladder function (including the healthy flow of bile) to aid the digestion of fatty foods.
Qi and sluggish liver function in TCM
In TCM, the liver is traditionally believed to govern the smooth flow of qi (life force energy) and blood around the body.
Citrus peel is traditionally used in TCM to regulate the flow of qi and stimulate its movement if it becomes sluggish or stagnant (for example due to emotional overwhelm or a poor diet), and is also traditionally used to support the liver’s natural detoxification processes.
When liver qi is stagnant (called liver qi stasis pattern), bupleurum is traditionally taken to support healthy gallbladder function and bile secretion/flow, and relieve the irritability and irregular menstrual cycles that may arise.
Citrus peel is also traditionally used in Chinese medicine to help relieve indigestion symptoms such as excessive burping, poor appetite and abdominal bloating.
Heat in the liver in TCM
According to TCM philosophy, a stagnant liver generates heat in the body (called an internal heat pattern, sometimes accompanied by dampness), which can compromise its ability to perform its detoxification or purification functions. When this occurs, baical skullcap is traditionally taken in Chinese medicine to clear excess heat from the body (including damp-heat from the liver and heat from the gallbladder) and support the body??s natural detoxification processes in patterns of internal heat.
Goji berries and schisandra
Schisandra is traditionally used to support liver health in TCM, and goji berries are traditionally taken to strengthen the liver (in a pattern called liver yin deficiency) in TCM.