Liver Compress: Relaxation, Aroma, and Wild Plants at Night

Author: Henrik Aulbach



Lesezeit: 4 min

A liver compress is an herbal cushion that can be used for digestive discomfort and liver issues. The cushion, filled with an abundance of herbs, is first moistened and then placed on the liver. This releases a pleasant and aromatic scent from the numerous herbs.

What Exactly Is a Liver Compress?

A liver compress is, like our herbal cushion for liver compress, primarily a cushion filled with herbs and warmed up. It's important that all materials are natural; the cushion should consist of 100% cotton and herbs. A liver compress is used by moistening the herbs slightly with water or steam and then placing the warm and damp cushion on the liver. The goal is to support the liver in its function as a detoxification organ, following the teachings of Hildegard of Bingen.

Our herbal cushion stands out with the following features:

  • Selected Comforting Herbs with Aromatic Scent
  • 100% Natural, Even in the Pillowcase
  • German Craftsmanship: Our herbal cushions are hand-filled
  • Hildegard of Bingen: Following the traditions of Hildegard of Bingen, we formulated the herbal cushion.

What Are Liver Compresses Used For?

The liver is the human body's detoxification organ. It regulates most substances in the blood, stores vitamins and glucose, and breaks down medications in the bloodstream. Excessive toxins from fast food, alcohol, and nicotine can strain the liver. A liver compress could support the liver, helping prevent problems.

Liver compresses are traditionally used for digestive issues, such as constipation, during fasting, or in detox regimens. People with gastric bleeding, ulcers, or inflammation in the digestive tract should not use liver compresses, as they might overly stimulate liver circulation.

As a traditional remedy, there are no scientifically conclusive findings confirming the effectiveness of liver compresses. When people use liver compresses, they hope for relief based on the teachings of Hildegard of Bingen or Paracelsus. Perhaps future studies will confirm the effects of liver compresses; for now, research is limited. 

Liver Compress and Psyche: Is There a Connection?

A liver compress doesn't directly affect your psyche, as its purpose is to support liver function. However, indirect connections between using liver compresses and your psyche can emerge. Alleviating your discomfort through a liver compress might have positive influences on your psyche. 

At the same time, a liver compress could, according to aromatherapy principles, impact your psyche. When using a liver compress, it releases a delicate and aromatic scent. This aroma might potentially trigger psychological responses in you, especially if you start associating the scent with relaxation.

Thus, a liver compress can induce relaxation through its scent and warmth. For this reason, many individuals use a liver compress shortly before bedtime. Additionally, we're receiving more messages that the herbal cushion for liver compress is being used as a regular pillow instead of a liver compress.

Liver Compress for Fatty Liver: Natural Aid

Using liver compresses can be a supportive measure in the treatment of fatty liver. A liver compress can help optimize liver function and reduce inflammation. However, keep in mind that a liver compress is not suitable as a standalone therapy but rather as a complementary measure.

The use of a liver compress can stimulate blood circulation in the liver, facilitating better detoxification. This could potentially provide relief from discomfort in the liver area.

However, please keep in mind that fatty liver is a serious condition and requires medical treatment. Using liver compresses alone is insufficient to reverse a fatty liver.

Liver Compress and Fasting: The Ideal Companion

Using a liver compress during fasting can not only be relaxing but also accelerate the detoxification of the liver. During fasting, the digestive system undergoes an extensive self-cleaning process. By using a liver compress, you can promote blood circulation in the liver, which in turn aids in neutralizing toxins more effectively. Feel free to try using liver compresses in your next fasting regimen.

How to Use a Liver Compress Herbal Pillow?

We'll guide you through the instructions in simple steps:

  1. Place the herbal pillow in a sieve over a pot of warm water.
  2. Leave it in there until the pillow becomes damp and warm
  3. Place the herbal pillow on your right abdominal side, where the liver is located. Wrap yourself warmly in a blanket. 
  4. Enjoy about 20 minutes of pure relaxation. 
  5. Repeat this for 7 consecutive days.
  6. After use, let the herbal pillow air-dry in fresh air.
  7. On the eighth day, we recommend taking an extended foot bath with the herbal pillow. Boil it in a large pot of water for this purpose.
  8. Alternatively, you can keep the herbal pillow in the bedroom and use it as a herbal sleep pillow.

Liver Compress: Frequently Asked Questions

How to Make a Liver Compress?

You can easily create herbal compresses yourself. All you need to do is fold a small cloth several times and dip it in hot water. Then, wring it out and place the still warm cloth on your liver. If you want to use herbs, place them in a thin cotton cloth and put it in a sieve with boiling water.

How Often to Apply Liver Compresses?

You usually apply a purchased liver compress every day for a week. For example, our herbal pillow is used continuously for 7 days and on the last day, it's boiled for a foot bath. If you only keep the herbal pillow in your sleeping area, it can provide its aroma for weeks to months.

What Does a Liver Compress Do?

A liver compress primarily stimulates blood circulation in the liver. This supports the breakdown of toxins. For instance, using a liver compress for fatty liver aims to enhance the breakdown of fat and other toxins through improved circulation.

What Are Typical Herbs for a Liver Compress?

We've conducted extensive research for our Herbal Pillow to identify the best herbs for a liver compress. We've come up with the following composition:

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