Supports the Natural Cleansing Action of the Liver Bupleurum Liver Cleanse is a unique herbal formula that unites the healing traditions of three cultures to provide a comprehensive and well-balanced program for deep internal cleansing. It helps the overburdened liver by "dredging" it of old, stored-up waste matter, and strengthening it with nourishing herbs. The Liver's Role in DetoxificationThe liver is the largest of our vital organs. It is responsible for facilitating digestion and elimination, and filtering potentially toxic waste products from the blood. Liver detoxification is especially important today, due to the increasing prevalence of chemical pollutants in our environment. Traditional Liver CleansingEvery culture in the world used to have a traditional practice of cleansing the liver at least once a year. Many of the old people of our own Appalachian Mountains still do this. It is a wise practice to continue. There are many toxins the liver cannot effectively eliminate. Eventually it stores up more than it can handle. This can lead to problems such as environmental sensitivities. The Bupleurum Liver Cleanse TeamBupleurum is the most widely used herbal detoxifier in Chinese herbalism. It is the major ingredient of literally dozens of herbal "liver" formulas, and is the star of the Bupleurum Liver Cleanse formula. Supporting bupleurums antioxidant powers is milk thistle seed extract (yielding 80 mg silymarin), one of the most well researched herbal substances in Germany. It has a powerful protective action, helping the liver stand up to the onslaught of chemical pollutants and antagonists. Dandelion root has traditionally been used in North America for internal spring-cleaning. Wild yam supports the liver's cleansing powers, alleviating some of the stress to this vital organ. Dong quai root, from China, provides powerful tonifying and antioxidant properties. Additional liver-supportive herbs include lycii fruit, cyperus rhizome, peony root, fennel fruit, ginger root, and Chinese skullcap root. Together, these renowned botanicals from three continents provide a thorough herbal approach for supporting a healthy liver. The quality of this formulation, together with the care that goes into its preparation, boosts your livers abilities to eliminate toxins. Clinically Derived FormulasBupleurum Liver Cleanse is part of the Planetary Herbals line of products that draws on the wisdom of traditional cultures and the new knowledge emerging from scientific research. Planetary Herbals products are developed or selected by acupuncturist, herbalist and author Michael Tierra, L.Ac., O.M.D., and used on a daily basis in his clinical practice. The result: premier botanicals, unsurpassed for dependability and consumer satisfaction. The liver plays an important role in detoxification. The Chinese herb bupleurum has a unique reputation for deeply cleansing this overburdened organ. Planetary Herbals Bupleurum Liver Cleanse combines this Chinese classic with renowned herbs from three continents to facilitate deep internal cleansing.