Another tidbit about the importance of our liver and why taking care of our liver allows our liver to take care of us. From my favorite herb shop:
"The liver is one of the most dynamic and multi-tasked organs in the body. It is also very susceptible to disruption by toxins and poisons if those substances exist in excessive amounts.
Liver wisdom and facts:
The liver is the only organ of the body that can regenerate itself.
The Liver performs 64 different functions in the body that we know about.
The liver likes bitter – bitter salad greens in a light vinaigrette before a meal serve this purpose – it is said that the more one hates bitters, the more one needs them!
Chinese wisdom teaches us that the liver is the seat of anger. If anger is one of the lenses through which you view the world, consider some of the herbs listed below to lift and transform the energy. During the Renaissance and Industrial periods, physicians treated depression and melancholy with bitter liver herbs, such as Wormwood and Milk Thistle.
Our liver performs critical functions on a non-stop basis. Some of these include: transforming waste and toxins – metabolizing fats – proteins and carbohydrates – synthesizing hormones and enzymes – producing bile necessary for digestion – storing glycogen – performing white and red blood cell functions.
A healthy liver ensures that all these processes continue normally. Stress on the liver can interfere with proper functioning, leading to a myriad of other problems, such as sugar imbalances, plaque build-up in the blood vessels, weight gain, improper digestion, hormonal imbalances, toxic build-up, and stress on the kidneys. "
Read more here: http://chakra4online.com/herbs-for-liver-support/herbs-for-liver-support#comment-958
Chakra 4 Herb & Tea House
4769 North 20th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
located at the southeast corner of 20th Street and Camelback Road in the Town and Country Shopping Center behind Trader Joe's.