Liver is the washing machine of our body, the detoxifier that cleanses our body, helping us get rid of dangerous toxins.
Rosmarinus officinalis, ordinarily known as rosemary is derived from the Latin words ‘ros’ (dew) and ‘marinus’ (sea), meaning ‘dew of the sea’. A powerful herb, prescribed by great Greek physician Hippocrates himself, for its anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and liver cleansing properties. One of the most important organs of the human body, the liver, is primarily responsible for producing bile and removing toxins from our body. Here’s how consuming rosemary helps detoxify your liver.
Diuretic nature of the herb
It increases the rate at which water leaves the body thus flushing out pathogens, salts, toxins and excess fat from the body.
Regulates bile flow
Rosemary oil regulates bile flow which helps neutralize the acidic food from the stomach.
Boosts liver function
It cleans out dangerous toxins that accumulate in the body and flushes them out of the liver.
Way to include rosemary in your diet
The leaves, either fresh or dried, serve as a wonderful seasoning herb for meats and curries, as well as a flavouring agent in a variety of dishes such as soups, salads, stews, and purees. Consumed in the form of tea, it can treat digestive ailments. Just add a few leaves to hot water, steam for five minutes, strain and consume hot.
However, a word of caution, since rosemary is diuretic in nature it is not advisable for women on their menstrual cycle or pregnant women, to consume this herb.