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Desmodium ascendens


Liver disorders, damaged liver as a result of alcohol abuse, follow-up treatments for viral or toxic hepathitis, chemotherapy; regenerating liver cells ...


Composition :
Capsule, 100% Desmodium ascendens herba - 340 mg

Part used :

Desmodium, also known as tick-trefoil, tick clover, hitch hiker or beggar lice, is a plant in the pea family (Fabaceae). This plant family includes about 440 species with over 10'000 varieties. Desmodium is a perennial plant growing to 50 cm in height (20in), with numerous purple blossoms and small green fruit, which grows in open forests, planes or at the wayside. It is native in Africa and South America (equator).

Desmodium is a first choice when it comes to treatment of livers exposed to viral and/or chemical damage (e.g. from medication, hepatitis, alcohol abuse); its unique properties protect and regenerate liver cells. It is also the premier medicinal plant to help detox the organism after a successful chemotherapy treatment; any viral hepatitis will remit faster with a follow-up regime of Desmodium.

Desmodium is harvested after bloom, when it contains the most active ingredients: alkaloids, flavanoids, free amino acids, proline, astragalin, mild bitterns and free fatty acids,

History: The indigenous people of the Amazon have known and used this plant for centuries. In Brazil it is known as ‚amor seco‘ and ‚amor-do-campo‘. In Peru it is called ‚manayupa‘ and as a tea used for blood cleansing and treatment of vaginal infections. It also appears to help with allergies. In Africa, medicine men use it to detox the body; in Ghana it is even used to treat asthma patients. Some of the saponins (soysaponin and dehydro-soysaponin) have been shown to have a relaxing effect on the muscles oft he respiratory tract.

Note: Use alternately with Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum). Desmodium is also dubbed ‚dancing plant‘ or ‚music plant‘ (see video).


Take 3-6 capsules daily, with plenty of water.