Strengthen your Liver through Ayurveda

Ayurveda looks at liver as a Pitta Dosha organ. Once the food undergoes digestion in the stomach, it is then sent to the liver for further digestion. The liver also holds the digestive capacity of all the five elements: space, air, fire, water, earth. Therefore in Ayurveda we give immense importance to liver and its healthy status. When the heat in the body increases, the liver will be the first organ to be affected.

Keeping the liver healthy and functioning normally is an essential element towards a healthy and prolonged life.


  • Avoid all foods that increase heat or pitta in the body
  • Avoid excess of spicy, salty and sour foods as they increase heat
  • Favour tastes like natural sweets, bitter and astringent
  • Avoid excess alcohol, spicy oily foods and smokingh
  • Aloe vera is a very good liver cleanser. This can be taken as juice or gel
  • Anything that is green is bitter. Therefore all green salads are very good for the liver
  • Raisins soaked in water are also very good for the liver
  • Buttermilk with cumin powder also helps to remove heat from the liver


One of the best herbs known for its liver cleansing properties is Triphala. When taken on a regular basis it helps to remove the negative effects of alcohol on the liver. Ayurveda Pura Detox Mix is the best for such cleansing effects.

a-pile-of-fresh-turmeric-rootsTurmeric is another well known anti inflammatory herb that is taken to strengthen the liver functions.

Neem is not only good for the skin but for the liver too. It helps to purify the blood and therefore supports the functions of the liver.




Regular Foot Massages will help to remove the excess heat from the liver.

718Some Marma points or energy points that will help to strengthen the liver are: right knee, mid point on the forearms, points over the temple region, mid point of the wrists. These points can be massaged everyday in a circular fashion. Commence with anti clockwise circular strokes which are detoxifying followed by clock wise circular strokes which are nourishing. The best oil to use would be pure sesame seed oil. Alternatively coconut oil can also be used.

Abdominal Massages are also very good to help cleanse the liver.

Cleansing: regular purgation with castor oil will help to cleanse the liver and get rid of excess heat and toxins from this organ. Regular monthly fasting will give a break to liver and will help it to rejuvenate.



  • All poses that help to tone the abdominal organs are good.657
  • Forward bends, knee to chest pose help to massages and tone the liver.
  • Cobra pose, fish pose, wheel pose also help to strengthen the liver.
  • Moon salutations will help to remove excess heat
  • Breathing exercises best for the liver are cooling breath exercise, alternate nostril breathing and left nostril breathing.

Ayurveda Pura Academy Open Evening 12th November 2015

We would like to invite to our
Open Evening at Ayurveda Pura Academy
 12th November 2015 from 5-7pm.


Join us for some drinks, nibbles and an exciting evening of networking with like minded people. This also gives us an opportunity to celebrate the various awards and successes won by Ayurveda Pura and Dr Deepa Apte

Whether you would like to network with like-minded people, know more about Ayurveda or like to change your profession and become an Ayurvedic therapist/practitioner or a Yoga Teacher this evening will be for you!

During the event, Dr Deepa Apte will give an enlightening talk about Ayurveda in the Western world, ways of using social media to help further your practice, tips on how to setup your own practice and will also be available for Q&A afterwards. Our professional staff will be there to get all your questions answered. And to make this event even more valuable we will be offering special discounts on courses and have goody bags available.

Our onsite Health Cafe will be open for refreshments, snacks and/or dinner.

Please note that places are very limited and we can only accept RSVP but only if you really mean to attend this event.

We look forward to receive your registrations. Please RSVP by writing to or calling 0208 312 8383.

Venue Address: Ayurveda Pura Health Spa & Beauty Centre, Oval Square, 48 Newton Lodge, Greenwich Millennium Village, North Greenwich SE10 0BA