Liver Gall

Chakra Location

All 7 chakras are involved

Dosha Imbalance

Three Dosha

Ayurvedic Healing for Liver and Gall: Understanding the Relationship with Other Organs and Systems

The liver is a vital organ that plays a crucial role in the body's detoxification and digestion processes. It is closely linked to other organs and systems in the body. Ayurveda provides valuable insight into the relationships among these organs and systems, which helps to better understand the body's support for the liver.

The Five Elements of Digestion and Ayurvedic Understanding of the Liver

The digestive process divides food into five basic forms, or the five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and ether. These elements are used by the body to sustain itself. In Ayurveda, the liver works under the Pitta dosha, which is described as a fiery, hot organ that is most directly related to Agni, the sacred metabolic fire inside the body. This close relationship between the liver, Agni, Pitta dosha, and energy exchange plays a significant role in the overall health of the liver. Ayurvedic treatment begins with pacifying the Pitta dosha, followed by detoxification and cleansing therapies, and then the restoration and healing of the body using various Ayurvedic methods prescribed by an Ayurvedic doctor.

Ayurvedic Recommendations for Maintaining Liver and Gall Health

Ayurveda recommends several lifestyle changes and dietary modifications to promote liver and gall health. Here are some of the Ayurvedic recommendations:

  • Drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning kindles and protects Agni and helps to clear the digestive tract of ama (toxins).
  • Consuming a balanced diet has a profound effect on liver health.
  • Including specific products that strengthen and support the liver such as cabbage, beet greens, collard greens, dandelion greens, nettle and deciduous leaves, as well as green vegetables that are rich in chlorophyll, beets, carrots, and apples.
  • Using organic sesame oil, olive oil, and avocado oil to rejuvenate the liver.
  • Practicing meditation, Pranayama, and Yoga.
  • Ayurvedic self-massage, abhyanga (self-massage with oil).
  • Ayurvedic Understanding of Emotions and the Liver

Ayurveda believes that the liver plays an important role in digesting emotions. The liver is considered the place of anger, hatred, and resentment. If you hold onto anger and resentment for years, it can adversely affect your liver.

Liver and Gall Problems and Their Effects on the Body

Liver and gall problems affect the biliary system, including the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. The following diseases are associated with liver and gall problems: gallstones, liver cirrhosis, liver and gall, jaundice, fatty liver disease, pancreatitis, liver disease, liver cancer, biliary dyskinesia, primary sclerosing cholangitis, gallbladder polyps, and gallbladder cancer.

Chakra Location, Dosha Imbalance, and Emotions that Block

Chakra Location
Manipura Chakra
3rd chakra  - Solar plexus

Dosha Imbalance
Pitta - Fire

Emotions that Block
envy, irritability, frustration, impatience, and excessive ambition"