Home Remedies for Fatty Liver

Fatty liver is a more common problem than what people know. Fortunately with inclusion of a few diet changes and physical activity, a fatty liver can hope for healthier days.

Bhadra Kamalasanan
Home RemediesWritten by: Bhadra KamalasananPublished at: May 27, 2018Updated at: Jul 11, 2018
Home Remedies for Fatty Liver

Fatty liver is a common medical condition, prevalent especially in places where people leisurely consume fatty food and indulgently pair them with some form of alcohol beverage or the other. Fatty liver, fortunately, has the scope of being treated with natural remedies. But, before you take to these remedies, make sure you have a talk with your doctor.

Milk Thistle

Milk thistle is a plant that can be abundantly found in the native Mediterranean. The seeds of this plant have been used to prepare medicinal formulations. The University of Maryland Medical Center states that milk thistle has a history of medicinal use in the treatment of liver and gallbladder problems. Some of the common conditions that milk thistle can treat include hepatitis, gallstones, cirrhosis and most importantly, fatty liver. Milk thistle is especially useful in the treatment of fatty liver that results from excessive consumption of alcohol or diabetes.

There is a flavonoid complex in milk thistle refered to as silymarin, which has been shown to protect liver cells from toxins. The plant also promotes regeneration of damaged liver cells and has anti-inflammatory properties that are helpful in healing fatty liver when it has progressed to the point of liver inflammation.

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This is a popular spice that has been known for its medicinal properties. Turmeric has been used in Chinese as well as Ayurvedic medicine to treat diseases of the liver, skin and digestive system. It has also been used in treating heart problems and arthritis. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory as well as antioxidant properties that help in the protection of liver cells against the damage caused by a fatty liver. You may sprinkle turmeric on your food as a spice or take it in the form of a capsule.



These are compounds that stimulate interaction with fat metabolism inside the body. Lipotropics enhance liver function and promote detoxification reactions. Some lipotropic nutrients include methionine, choline and betaine, all of which help in mobilizing flow of fats away from the liver and out through the large intestine. This, thereby, reduces the risk of fatty deposits. Lipotropics can be useful in the treatment of gallbladder problems, premenstrual ailments, fibrocystic breast disease and fatty liver. The compounds additionally contain vitamin B-6, B-12 and folic acid that help the liver to detoxify.



Apart from minor diet inclusions, you can heal a fatty liver with the help of exercise. Being inactive for long periods of time can lead to a diminished body function. Begin your exercise regime using a low-impact exercise and gradually increase the pace of the routine. This will help in improving your general health status and also in reversing fatty liver.


Visit your Doctor Regularly

While you make attempts to heal fatty liver condition, make sure you also undergo routine checkups to monitor liver function and to identify any underlying medical conditions that may cause fatty liver disease. Have your cholesterol, blood sugar as well as blood pressure levels checked and adequately balanced to manage the liver condition.

If despite trying these natural remedies, your fatty liver does not reap a favourable change, seek proper medical care. 

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