The Liver is the “Pitta Organ” of your body
In Ayurveda the liver is considered to be one of the most important organs. The liver is the Pitta or fire organ. It is the seat of negative emotions such as anger, irritability, jealousy, and over-ambition, and also of positive emotions, such as courage, confidence, excitement, enthusiasm and willpower.
The liver is the largest glandular organ in the body and has more functions than any other human organ. Among its many functions, the liver is responsible for detoxifying the body. There are five main sources of body toxins and wastes that the liver deals with:
- Food (including traces of pesticides and preservatives) and alcohol
- Outside sources (drugs, adulterants, and environmental pollutants)
- Internally produced chemicals, such as hormones, that are no longer needed
- Nitrogen-containing waste left over from protein re-use
- Energy production