Your spleen plays an important role in your body. Not only does it supply your body with blood in the case of a bad cut, but it also recycles your old red blood cells and provides a location for white blood cells to destroy viruses and infections. Should your spleen metabolism slow down, you may need to work on speeding it up so that your body and immune system continue to function normally. Consult a doctor first, but there are several natural remedies that may help.
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Things you need
- Barberry bark
- Devils claw
- Wild yam
Try barberry bark tea. Barberry bark stimulates both the liver and the spleen. It is considered a tonic for the spleen, pancreas and overall digestive system. You can get it at most health food stores.
Increase your metabolism and fight arthritis at the same time with devils claw. Devils claw is a liver and spleen stimulant that contains anti-inflammatory properties that can aid in reducing pain for arthritis. Generally, this Namibian herb is taken in capsule form once a day.
Treat your adrenal gland and your spleen with wild yam. Wild yam stimulates your adrenal glands which automatically increases spleen metabolism. Generally, wild yam is taken as a tea or tonic.
Tips and warnings
- Always consult your doctor before you take herbal supplements because they can interact badly with other medications.