Home Remedies for Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty liver is the build-up of fat in liver cells. The condition usually is caused by obesity but may result from diabetes or high serum triglycerides as well as alcohol abuse, rapid weight loss, and malnutrition. Some cases are associated with prescription drugs, such as tamoxifen, the antibiotic tetracycline, and long-term use of steroids.
The danger of fatty liver is that it can contribute to localized inflammation, which can progress to serious liver damage. This condition is called NASH, which stands for Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis. NASH can cause cirrhosis – scarring and hardening of the liver that increases risk of liver cancer and liver failure. An organ transplant may be the only treatment option. Because of rising rates of obesity, NASH has become increasingly common.
What Causes Fatty Liver?
There are multiple causes of fatty liver that include, but are not limited to:
- Diabetes & Hypertension causes of fatty liver
- Hepatitis C
- Disorders of fat metabolism, storage and transport
- Wilson’s Disease
- Drug Induced
- The Metabolic Syndrome
1. Liver Detox Tea:
- Tea requires equal parts Fennel,
- Fenugreek, flaxseeds,
- ¼ part burdock and
- Licorice and
- Some peppermint leaves.
How to do:
- Fill a pot with 20 ounces of water. Divide fennel, fenugreek and flax equally across an ounce.
- Add ¼ ounce divided burdock and licorice. Simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add peppermint and let steep. Filter into a cup to drink as part of a liver cleansing diet.
Turmeric contains the potent compound curcumin, which has been used in medicine to treat jaundice and other liver diseases. Turmeric also reduces liver injury and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by reducing the release of inflammation, minimizing oxidative stress, altering fat metabolism, and enhancing insulin sensitivity. Curcumin can also help fight liver fibrosis and liver cancer—also called hepatocarcinoma. Turmeric can be used in tea or while preparing meals.