There are numerous liver tonics and supplements out there claiming to be able to detox your liver and improve your liver’s health. They might contain substances like milk thistle, artichoke leaf or dandelion root.
There’s not much evidence that these supplements work. The best way to look after your liver is to eat healthily, lose weight and avoid alcohol.
In some people with liver disease, liver tonics can be very dangerous. They can damage the liver even more or lead to liver failure.
If you know you have liver disease, never take a liver tonic or supplement – or any new medicine or supplement – without discussing first with your doctor.