Liver Channel in Traditional Chinese Medicine
In traditional Chinese medicine, the liver channel is one of the 12 main meridians in the body. It is associated with the liver organ and is believed to play a role in maintaining the smooth flow of qi (vital energy) and blood throughout the body. The liver channel is also believed to be related to the emotions, and imbalances in the liver channel can manifest as physical and emotional symptoms.
Herbs for the Liver Channel
There are many herbs that are traditionally used to support the liver channel and address imbalances in the body. Some examples include:
- Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale) - believed to support liver function and improve digestion
- Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) - traditionally used to protect the liver and support its function
- Bupleurum (Bupleurum chinense) - believed to support the liver and address emotional imbalances
- Gentian (Gentiana lutea) - traditionally used to support the liver and improve digestion
It's important to note that these herbs should be used under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional, as they may interact with certain medications or have contraindications in certain individuals.