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Alternative Names

Anémone à Lobes Aigus, American Liverleaf, Anémone Hépatique, Anémone d'Amérique, Bryopsidée, Hepatici Noblis Herba, Hepática, Herb Trinity, Hépatique à Lobes Aigus, Hépatique d'Amérique, Kidney Wort, Liverleaf, Leberbluemchenkraut, Liverwort-Leaf and Liverweed, Round-Lobe Hepatica, Round-Leaved Hepatica, Sharp-Lobe Hepatica, Trefoil CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Red Clover, Agrimony

Scientific Name

Hepatica Nobilis

Why Do People Use Liverwort?

The oral preparations of Hepatica nobilis (liverwort), like liverwort powder, can be used for liver diseases, liver enlargement, jaundice, portal vein problems, congestion, liver cirrhosis and hepatitis. Liverwort is also used for digestive and gastric discomfort, relieving sensation of fullness, stimulating appetite, for regulating bowel function, for treating gallstones, regulating blood lipid levels, stimulating pancreatic function, stimulating systemic and cardiac circulation, for varicose veins, strengthening nerves, increasing myocardium blood supply, stimulating metabolism, for purifying blood, as a sedative or general tonic and relief of menopausal symptoms. Topically - Liverwort powder can be applied to the skin as an external rinse and for hemorrhoids.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Unsafe - All those parts of liverwort that are fresh and all above ground parts are consider unsafe to use when consumed topically or orally. However, about the safety of dried liverwort there is less authentic information available. Likely Unsafe for Pregnant Females - Oral or topical usage of liverwort by pregnant females is considered unsafe. Likely unsafe for Breastfeeding Females - All above ground parts of liverwort are consider unsafe for breastfeeding females when they are consumed or are applied topically.

How Effective Is Liverwort?

In order to rate the effectiveness of liverwort, there is less authentic and unreliable information available.

How Liverwort Works?

The most effective parts of liverwort are the dried or fresh above ground parts. This Plant contains an active constituent ranunculin (18), which hydrolyzes to unstable and toxic protoanemonin that readily dimerizes to nontoxic anemonin. There are some confirmations that suggest that anemonin may have cytotoxic properties. Some other studies also suggest that protoanemonin and anemonin may have antipyretic and sedative effects. Protoanemonin has antimicrobial effects in some individuals. It is responsible for the stimulation of central nervous system and paralysis in animals. Urinary and kidney tract irritation may be because of the alkylating activity of protoanemonin.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Liverwort?

Orally - There are some adverse effects reported due to fresh liverwort powder such as diarrhea, colic, kidney, gastrointestinal irritation and urinary tract irritation. Topically - By applying fresh liverwort on skin can cause itching, mucous membrane irritation, irritation, pustule formation known a ranunculus dermatitis. By Inhalation - Volatile oil containing Protoanemonin may lead to conjunctival and nasal mucosal irritation in some cases.

How Liverwort Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

There is no reported interaction between liverwort powder and various supplements & herbs.

How Liverwort Interacts With Drugs?

Not known.

How Liverwort Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Liverwort Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Liverwort Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Hepatica nobilis doesn’t seem to interact with any disease or condition.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Liverwort?

There is no specific and typical dosage information available for liverwort.



General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Liverwort Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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