Liver Conditions

Do you suffer from?
  • Feelings of bloatedness?
  • Nausea?
  • Digestive problems, including heartburn and constipation?
  • Problems with the gall bladder – bitter taste in mouth, headaches – especially right side of face and head?
  • Hepatitis?
  • A tendency to gain weight?
  • A short-tempered or grumpy disposition?
Nature’s solution

A.Vogel’s Boldocynara is an excellent herbal remedy derived from the artichoke, which stimulates the liver as well as bile production. Together with a good liver diet and plenty of water, there is every reason to expect the liver to return to full health.

Some useful information

As the regulator of health, a healthy liver guards against catastrophic illness. Just think what we would do without this important detoxifying and metabolising organ; it wouldn’t take long for toxins to build up and destroy us from within! Because of its huge importance, there are many ailments associated with liver disorders; these include cancer, migraines, obesity, rheumatism, skin conditions (acne and pimples for example) and digestive problems.

What role does the liver play?

The liver has many functions; they can be divided into four groups:

  • It manufactures essential substances like bile and enzymes involved in metabolism
  • It stores excess glucose in the form of glycogen
  • It detoxifies by metabolising drugs or toxins to less toxic forms
  • It secretes bile, which is necessary for the digestion of fats

Schematic showing the position of the liver in the upper right quadrant of the body, where it is protected by the rib cage.

Dr. Vogel’s suggested liver diet

One glass of carrot juice, a slice of toast with a little butter and a soupspoon of wheat germ (dry or in carrot juice).

Vegetable soup, brown rice or potatoes boiled in their skins and chicory or raw carrot salad – or any other raw salad vegetable (the bitter kind preferably) – steamed vegetables may be added. AVOID all fried and sweet dishes.
The lunch menu can be varied as follows:
First day: brown rice, fennel root and a mixed salad.
Second day: potatoes boiled in skins with cottage cheese and a little fresh butter, a salad.
Third day: vegetable soup, sandwiches made with rye or whole wheat bread spread with a little butter and yeast extract; top them with onion, garlic and sliced tomatoes, a mixed salad.

Soup made with oats, barley or brown rice with a few vegetables added and a mixed salad seasoned with lemon juice or sour milk – but never with vinegar.
For the sake of variety, sandwiches and different salads may be served, followed by cereal coffee (Bambu) with a little milk. AVOID FRUIT while the liver is out of order.

Other ways to look after the liver are to avoid vigorous movements, which shake the liver up, and to keep the feet and abdomen warm at all times.

Did you know?

A healthy liver helps body weight to stay constant; a sluggish liver promotes weight gain because metabolism is slowed.
The liver is the only organ that is able to regenerate and heal itself. If it is badly damaged, however, this may take up to three years.

Three quarters of the cells in the liver can die before it stops functioning.

The liver is strongly connected to emotions and the liver meridians are massaged by walking barefoot. Happiness and a relaxed frame of mind promote liver health. Vigorous movements adversely affect the liver if it’s very inflamed.


A balanced lifestyle, in which nutrition plays a vital role, is by far the most effective means of ensuring a healthy liver. Nature, however, provides us with a remedy for liver disorders: Boldocynara is a liver tonic that works by assisting the drainage of bile out of the liver and enhancing metabolic function. Consequently, it regulates health by freeing the body of toxins. It makes sense for anyone to use this remedy; regardless of their state of health – you are never too healthy to neglect your liver!

Boldocynara. Application No. U876 (Act 101/1965).
Each 1 ml contains Cynara scolymus F 421 mg, Silybum marianum F 293 mg, Taraxacum off. F 110 mg, Peumus boldus F 64 mg and Mentha piperita F 27 mg. Alcohol content 60% v/v.

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