Antifibrotic - Foods & Herbs List
AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE ON ANTIFIBROTICFibrosis of an organ is often a progressive leading to organ failure (i.e lungs, liver, kidney). While vulneraries usually help restore collagen, antifibrotic herbs often clear collagen. Aka fibrinolytic.
Fibrin is a tough, scar like tissue deposited when tissue because damaged or distended. This process of tissue become fibrous, inelastic, and tough is called fibrosis.
Fibrosis affects the blood vessels, lungs, liver, and kidney. It not only reduces function of these organs, but also reduces elasticity of blood vessels and lung tissue.
Fibrosis of the lungs increases pulmonary hypertension and damages air sacs (alveoli), eventually causes hypoxia. Many antifibrotic herbs are also vessel and airway tonics / protectants.
Fibrin is implicated in many clots. Because of its brittleness, fibrinous masses can crack and break off, leading to a dangerous floating clot. Fibrinlytic agents can dissolve these clots, having a thrombolytic action.
OTHER HERB ACTIONS AFFECTING SKIN-CARE
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About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.
John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.