The following is simply a general recipe of herbs traditionally used to help the liver function. You can use this drink periodically if not regularly to maintain good liver function.

  • 6 parts comfrey root, Symphytum officinale (also called nipbone root)
  • 6 parts tanner’s oak bark, Quercus alba (white oak bark)
  • 3 parts gravel root, Eupatorium purpureum (queen of the meadow)
  • 3 parts Jacob’s staff, Verbascum thapsus (mullein herb)
  • 2 parts licorice root, Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • 2 parts wild yam root, Dioscorea villosa
  • 2 parts milk thistle herb, Silybum marianum
  • 3 parts walnut bark, Juglans nigra, (black walnut bark)
  • 3 parts marshmallow root, Althea officinalis (white mallow)
  • 1 part lobelia plant, Lobelia inflata (bladder pod)
  • 1 part skullcap, Scutellaria lateriflora (helmet flower)
  • Mix all the herbs. Add ½ cup of the mixture to 2 quarts of
  • water. Bring to a boil. Put lid on. Let sit for six hours. Strain and
  • drink 1½ cups per day. Put the strained herbs in the freezer and
  • use them one more time.