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Overdid it during the holidays?

With todays’ fast-paced lifestyle feeding into the consumption of fast, unrefined foods and high stress levels, it is no wonder that millions of Canadians suffer from liver congestion. From a biochemical point of view, wastes create excess in the body which drains you of energy and literally causes the metabolism to slowly shut down.  Once this process is engaged, you feel tired, lethargic, even anxious, you also crave junk food because your metabolism is in a toxic state.

A detoxification program should, above all, be gentle.  Detoxification programs should not be too cumbersome; that is, they should not have too many herbals in their combination or items in their repertoire.

When the liver is already taxed, you don’t want to put too much into your body. The more supplements you take, even ones meant to be good for you, the harder your liver needs to work to process them. This can lead to entropy, which can affect the entire body and lead to disease.

What herbs and supplements can be used to support a liver detox?

Herbals can detoxify the system and help the liver function at optimum capacity, while lacto-fermented whey can help achieve regularity.

A.Vogel’s Boldocynara liver-cleanse formula is made from fresh, organically grown herbs. Its’ main ingredient is artichoke. This plant has a deep-acting effect, resulting in the release of bile from the liver and the gall bladder. This relieves congestion, which allows the liver to function better. Artichoke also controls and improves cholesterol production, which originates in the liver. Boldo, Dandelion and Peppermint are added to the formula to aid the typical symptoms of poor digestion: flatulence, indigestion, heartburn, constipation, irritable bowel symptoms and cramps.

Alfred Vogel, the famous Swiss naturopath who concocted the powerful Boldocynara formula, was immensely satisfied with its efficacy as a liver tonic. Most of his patients were given Boldocynara to aid in their recovery from illnesses caused by a sluggish or overburdened liver. Vogel always insisted that people on chronic medication should ensure that their liver, as the body’s main filtering system, should receive the support it needed by using Boldocynara.

While Boldocynara will help your liver, it is important to eat a diet that fosters the development of good bacteria and also helps to achieve regularity. A.Vogel’s original Molkosan is lacto-fermented whey from Swiss cow’s milk.  It provides well-being from the inside through its pH-balancing action and helps to maintain a healthy intestinal flora.


15 Day Cleansing Program

In this day and age, it is difficult to stop the routine of every day life to embark upon a thorough cleansing system. The A.Vogel 15-day Cleansing program has all the prerequisites for a gentle therapy. It is composed of:

  • a herbal to stimulate kidney function – Stinging Nettle
  • a herbal to induce liver function – Boldocynara
  • and a lactofermented whey to improve gut health – Molkosan.

The components work synergistically to produce a mild effect. There is no need to stop regular activities or routine and it will always leave you feeling revitalized.

Mix in a bottle:

  • 45 drops of A.Vogel Boldocynara
  • 45 drops of A.Vogel Stinging Nettle
  • 2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon of A.Vogel Molkosan or Molkosan Berry
  • 1.5 L of water

Drink throughout the day. Repeat for 15 days, twice a year in Spring and Fall.


About the Author: A.Vogel


A.Vogel is pervaded by the idea of a way of life and of healing which is orientated in every respect towards nature. A.Vogel products are effective natural remedies and medicinal products made from freshly harvested plants. To learn more please visit