How To Do A Natural Liver Detox (Liver Cleanse) | Barron Report

Date: 08/01/1999    Written by: Jon Barron

How To Do A Liver Detox & Blood Cleanse

How To Do A Natural Liver Cleanse & Liver Detox

By cleansing the liver, we're talking about inducing the liver to purge all of the fats, old cholesterol deposits, gallstones, poisons, drug residues, and toxic waste stored therein. Probably nothing else you do (including even the colon detox) will make a greater difference in your overall health. The liver is so important to our well-being that many healers maintain that most diseases cannot develop in the body (that, in fact, no form of cell degeneration can occur) if the liver is functioning in an efficient, healthy manner. Conversely, an unhealthy liver is very likely at the root of most serious health problems.  

To learn more about the health benefits of a liver detox, see our main detox program, our click here to find out why you should do a liver detox.

Note: It is vital that you do a colon detox before doing the liver detox. When the liver dumps, it dumps through the bile duct and out into the colon. If the colon (the drain pipe if you will) is plugged, the waste backs up into the blood stream and can make you feel extremely ill. This is the reason that the "Miracle Doctors" always start with the colon detox. It's the prerequisite for all the other cleanses in the body -- and, of course, can also produce dramatic healings in its own right.

The 5-Day Liver Detox

This is the Liver/Gallbladder flush recommended by Dr. Richard Schulze -- and is the one most people should opt for. It is done in the morning on an empty stomach for 5 days.

First thing on rising, drink 8 oz of pure water to flush your digestive tract.

An hour later, in a blender, mix up 8 oz of any fresh squeezed citrus juice (fresh squeezed apple juice or grape juice with all the sediment will work too), one lemon, 1 clove of garlic (increase by 1 clove each day), 1 tbs. of olive oil (increase by 1 tbs each day), and a piece of ginger (about 1" long) along with 8 oz of pure water

Drink it down and follow with a fresh juice chaser to clear your mouth.

Fifteen minutes after consuming this drink, follow with 2 cups of the liver/detox tea. It is also important to take 2 droppersful of the liver/detox tincture 3-6 times a day while on the 5-day cleanse -- and continuing after until the bottle is gone.

The Liver Detox Diet

It is extremely beneficial to incorporate a 2-day raw food and 3-day juice-fast into your 5-day liver cleanse. However, for those who can make it, a five day juice fast is the best. Below are the directions, and you may want to follow along with our new downloadable detox diet chart in PDF format.

Liver Detox Package from Baseline Nutritionals

Liver Detox Day 1

During the morning (after your cleansing drink and stopping one hour before lunch), eat all the live FRESH fruit or vegetable juice you want. Beet juice is especially good. Do not mix your fruit and vegetable juices together, and feel free to dilute your juices.

For lunch you can have more diluted juice, or a raw vegetable or sprout salad. Absolutely do not use bottled dressing. Make your own dressing from fresh olive oil and lemon or apple cider vinegar and any fresh herbs and spices you of your choice. If you are hungry thoughout the day, feel free to snack on fresh vegetables or juices.

For dinner eat fresh fruit or fruit juice or fruit smoothes.

Liver Detox Days 2-4

After your morning flush, drink diluted juices and herbal tea throughout the day -- as much as you can drink. Try to consume 128 oz during the day.

Also recommended throughout the day is to consume cups of potassium broth. Potassium broth takes advantage of the fact that the outside of a potato is one of the highest plant sources of potassium. Take the peelings (1/4" to 1/2" including the skin) of several potatoes. Do NOT use the inside. Add other well chopped vegetables to taste including carrots (with skin), celery , whole beets (including greens), fresh parsley, and lots of onion and garlic (up to 50 cloves).

Simmer for 40-60 minutes in a covered pot using clean filtered water. Strain out the vegetables, cool and drink the broth. Refrigerate leftover broth in glass containers in the refrigerator for use over the next two days.

Liver Detox Day 5

Same as Day 1

An Alternative Liver Detox (30 Day Cleanse)

For those who don’t want to do the full liver flush, there is a slow and easy version that will give you 70 to 80 percent of the benefit without the difficulty. As part of your daily diet, just eat one cup of raw, freshly grated beets mixed with olive oil and lemon juice for thirty days straight. Daily use of a liver detox tea is also required. Using one bottle of liver tincture is recommended.

What Can You Expect From The Detox

If you are so inclined (and you should be) you should examine what you deposit in the toilet. Look for "stones." The bile from the liver gives some stones their pea green color. But also look for black stones and red ones and brown one. And look for stones with blood inside them. (Note: Oftentimes, the olive oilis converted into little "soap beads" in the intestinal tract, and many people confuse these little beads with actual stones.) If you do not notice anything, it does not mean it is still not working.

During the course of a cleanse, it's not uncommon to pass some 2,000 of these stones. Be glad. The more you pass, the healthier you become. You may also find untold numbers of tiny white cholesterol "crystals" mixed in with the waste.

The Liver Detox Tea & Tincture

The use of an herbal tea and tincture along with the flush is essential.

The Detox Tea

The tea helps with the flushing process itself, but also helps minimize any discomfort or nausea. The key herb in the tea is dandelion root, one of the strongest herbal lipotropics known. That is to say, it flushes fat deposits from the liver. Other herbs that you will find in a good detox tea include things like: ginger, clove, cinnamon, burdock root, and horsetail.

Incidentally, some of the other herbs used in a good liver/detox tea (such as uva ursi, parsley root, and juniper berries) are also extremely beneficial to the kidneys.

Two cups of the tea should be consumed fifteen minutes after drinking your citrus and olive flush. But several cups can and should be consumed throughout the day. In fact, consuming the liver/detox tea as a regular part of your diet is a pleasant and tasty way to continually optimize your health. (Feel free to sweeten the tea with honey or real maple syrup as desired.)

The Liver Detox Tincture

The tincture is crucial in that it contains herbs that help the liver to rebuild and regenerate itself. A secondary benefit is that it will significantly reduce the liver's release of LDL cholesterol. The key herbs include milk thistle, dandelion root, the perennial herb picrorhiza kurroa (sometimes called kutkin, or "Indian milk thistle), and artichoke or beet leaf.

The liver/detox tincture is also a good place to include the antiparasitic herbs such as wormwood and black walnut. Along with the garlic that you are taking with the liver flush, this will drive virtually any parasite from your body.

Take 2 droppersful 3-6 times a day (depending on your level of illness and your level of discomfort) until the entire bottle is gone.

Cleansing Your Blood

There are actually several ways to cleanse your blood. One of the most effective is to take digestive enzymes between meals or before bed. Within a matter of minutes the enzymes enter the bloodstream and begin cleaning the detritus out of the blood and stimulating the immune cells to consume Circulating Immune Complexes in the blood. This can make a significant improvement in your overall health.

But what we're talking about here is something different. We're talking about using herbal blood cleansers to remove toxic residues from the blood so that it is inimical to cancer and tumors. The great blood cleansing herbs are: red clover, burdock root, chaparral, poke root, and sheep sorrel. These are the herbs you will find in the famous blood cleansing formulas such as the Hoxey formula, the Essiac formula, and the Dr. Christopher and Dr. Schulze formulas. These herbs can literally "drive" tumors out of the body.

The best way to take this type of formula is as an herbal tincture, which concentrates the herbs up to 30 times. Take 4-12 droppersful a day (depending on need) in juice. Take rest days as needed, but finish the entire bottle. Repeat as often as needed.


Liver Tea

  • Dandelion root
  • Burdock root
  • Cinnamon bark
  • Cardamon seed
  • Licorice root
  • Fennel seed
  • Uva Ursi
  • Juniper berries
  • Ginger root
  • Clove buds
  • Black peppercorns
  • Horsetail herb
  • Orange peel
  • Parsley root
  • Fenugreek seed
  • Sassafras root bark

Liver Tincture

  • Milk thistle seed
  • Black walnut hulls
  • Dandelion root
  • Picrorhiza kurroa
  • Oregon grape root
  • Ginger root
  • Artichoke leaf
  • Gentian root
  • Wormwood leaf
  • Garlic
  • Fennel seed

Blood Cleansing Tincture

  • Red clover
  • Chaparral
  • Burdock root
  • Poke root
  • Yellow dock root
  • Goldenseal root
  • Oregon grape root
  • Bloodroot
  • Mistletoe
  • Periwinkle flowers
  • Lobelia seeds
  • Sheep sorrel
  • Cayenne

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    Submitted by Saartjie on
    June 19, 2012 - 1:29pm

    My galblader was removed 4 weeks ago. I'm still wants to throw up all day. I need a good plan to detox my colon and liver. Help!!

    Submitted by chand Kumar chetiwal on
    July 2, 2012 - 10:32pm

    Kindly advise to cleans the Liver as well as Blood
    cleanser How to cleans the Blood by the Ayurvedic or Plants sources
    Thanks and regards

    Submitted by Dinah on
    July 15, 2012 - 8:56pm

    My sister and I both have acute intermittent porphyria and would be very interested in liver detoxing. I also have an irritated gall bladder in associated with porphyria attacks. Your site lists what herbs to add to a tincture but what do I use as a base for the tincture?

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    July 16, 2012 - 9:20pm

    Rather than trying to make your own tincture, you might want to try buying a tincture already made by a reputable company. For recommendations, check out

    On a different note, although we cannot diagnose or prescribe for specific medical conditions, you might want to do some research on the internet about the possible advantages for someone suffering from porphyria of using alternative health methods such as coral calcium or alkaline drops or ionized water to raise body pH.

    Submitted by Guest IRENE FREEMAN on
    July 18, 2012 - 10:20am

    I have read your rules to clean the blood but i am 87 years old at this time very weak is there not a method not so strenuous for my age -thanks for your help .est regards
    irene freeman

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    July 18, 2012 - 3:04pm

    It sounds like you’re actually talking about the liver detox, not the blood cleanse. And for those who don’t want to do the full liver flush, there is a slow and easy version that will give you 70 to 80 percent of the benefit without the difficulty. As part of your daily diet, just eat one cup of raw, freshly grated beets mixed with olive oil and lemon juice for thirty days straight. Daily use of a liver detox tea is also required. Using one bottle of liver tincture is recommended. And you will still want to soften any stones using the kidney flush beforehand.

    If you’re actually looking for just a blood cleanse, that’s not as difficult when done by itself, and you can find information for that at It is just a daily tincture.

    Submitted by MaryL on
    January 16, 2017 - 6:31pm

    I have done a version of liver flushing on and off for over 10 yrs. After caring for my mom and not being able to do as much of the flushing for a 4 yr period, I was having the beginnings of what I thought was pancreatic pain and my labs showed an increase of p. enzymes so I elected to have gb surgery since function had deteriorated to 7% down from 14% when Ii began flushing. Two years ago, raised P. E. and in the past 6 months symptoms like those before my surgery appeared so I researched and started doing flushing again. I just had a possible acute pancreatitis attack after the last flush when I resumed eating. I am wondering if the mild version of flushing you mentioned above would work for me. I know you cannot advise but is there a caution you are aware of?

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    January 17, 2017 - 7:14pm

    When you say a "version" of liver flushing, what does that mean?  There are some intense liver detox protocols out there that Jon does not recommend.  For those, we really can not comment.

    Submitted by A on
    January 14, 2018 - 5:16pm
    Nevada City , California

    Since she references the mild version mentioned above she clearly means this, which appears on your web page directly above her post, posted by your own organization:

    "And for those who don’t want to do the full liver flush, there is a slow and easy version that will give you 70 to 80 percent of the benefit without the difficulty. As part of your daily diet, just eat one cup of raw, freshly grated beets mixed with olive oil and lemon juice for thirty days straight. Daily use of a liver detox tea is also required. Using one bottle of liver tincture is recommended. And you will still want to soften any stones using the kidney flush beforehand."

    Submitted by debora white on
    August 16, 2012 - 11:10am

    hello me and my hubby have mrsa for the last 8 moths n is been very hard for us bcuz it comes n go and is very painful,so we been getting atibiotic witch it work for a mounth but then it comes again, so i was thiking maybe if we do a blood cleansing ,liver and colon detox it will help us get rid of mrsa,i hope it works and i have question ,do i need to buy all this teas and then mix them,or i can choose whitch one i want to use,or i can only use one tea for each thing i want to detox ,im confuse plz help

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    August 16, 2012 - 2:37pm

    I would do a search on our site for MRSA and read the articles Jon has written about the topic--we have quite a bit of information already.  One article is this one:

    Submitted by Patti on
    February 2, 2013 - 11:24pm

    Regarding treatment of MRSA infections, also check out info on website for product called pHenomenal water. Company owner's son had MRSA infection that was cleared using this very stable high pH water. I have personally met owner, Shannon Brown, and his family and have used his product to reduce acidity in my body. Good luck!

    Submitted by Jemilat on
    July 31, 2014 - 6:06am

    I heard that there is a type of honey that helps with MRSA - it's called mankana honey. Good luck x

    Submitted by june on
    September 30, 2014 - 1:31am

    Would aoso like to know do I have to by all the teas. Shops by us don't sell all the teas.

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    September 30, 2014 - 12:37pm

    Baseline Nutritionals carries a complete Liver Detox package with the tea:

    Just make sure you clean your colon before the liver detox or you risk getting very sick. I would read Jon Barron's book about detoxing to undertand the entire process.  We offer a free download at the top of this page.  

    Submitted by Mn deplorable on
    October 13, 2016 - 12:57pm

    Do some research about colloidal silver. I have been reading its very good for killing staph MRSA.

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    October 14, 2016 - 5:38pm

    Jon Barron discusses colloidal silver frequently on this site.  I would do a search for it on our site and see what he has to say...

    Submitted by imraan on
    August 21, 2012 - 1:18pm

    Very informative

    Submitted by Laura Kippner on
    December 29, 2012 - 8:51pm

    The more I have learned about detox, the more blown away I have been! There is so much we can do for our bodies, without the help (or cost!) of “conventional” medicine. Rather than masking the problems, as conventional medicine does, the right detox products and processes make our bodies truly healthier and “younger.” Definitely amazing stuff.

    Submitted by Judy on
    January 22, 2013 - 11:27am

    Is there anything special I should do to detox my body from 2 large doses of the contaminated steroids?

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    January 23, 2013 - 12:50pm

    Fungal meningitis tends to infect people with weakened immune systems and people who are taking steroids. Getting injected with contaminated steroids just ups the odds. You can’t actually “detox” pathogens out of your body. Detoxing doesn’t work like that when it comes to pathogens. But you can boost your immune system to help your body resist them, and you can take natural anti-pathogens to directly destroy them.

    Submitted by Maria on
    February 14, 2013 - 7:05am

    Question about Liver/GallBladder Flush. Found one that requires an Epson salt drink on the last day, Do you recommend this step???

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    February 14, 2013 - 12:01pm

    Not if you’re using a colon corrective formula on a daily basis while detoxing.

    Submitted by Aleen on
    February 21, 2013 - 9:35am

    I really need your help, I was born vegetarian, I had egg when I was child, I ve been a 99% vegan since 12 years old. I am 30 female. I ve never drink tea or coffee,coca cola,alcohol and never eat processed food, I drink green smoothies every morning(kale celery avocado...). BUT i always have really bad acne on my body and face. no one in my family has this problem, i do yoga every day, I'm not stressful at all. i took any blood test ever exist. but its 16 years that i have this problem just tell me why? i am really really sad now :(

    Submitted by Laura on
    April 7, 2016 - 8:37am
    Chicago , Illinois

    Hi there!
    Dont be sad. My son had facial acne which seemed to be getting worse. It all went way when he started to cleanse with pure raw honey! It worked. Simply wash face with raw honey as it was soap. Make sure to rinse well with water then pat dry. You can use raw honey to wash your face even if you dont have acne. It leaves skin smooth. Enjoy!

    Submitted by Jamine on
    March 6, 2013 - 12:50pm

    I am over weight I want to loss the weight but sweet thing keep tempting me .I see your program has was of helping me and I think going to try it.

    Submitted by de on
    May 1, 2013 - 10:57pm

    we have severre mold toxicins losing our hair skin life. out three cats died. i also have cfsids daughter has CP brain damage mold has cause personality disorder. she won't take anything now. i ordered oregenol and got termanic spice which this person told me that help health deteration. my kitties have goldenseal olive leaf, cranberry mix. heard cats can't tolerate mold toxicins in liver. been trying to move from here for since 2008. fungus on my skin taking ant fungal med, liator pharmacy said no. do not take these. so i type in liver detox because my daughter needs help she refuses go to the doctor. we have the stove on for heat probably carbon monixide. lost muscle skin bone mass. i know that herbs are the best way to detox. have sores on my feet the fungus med only thing help it from traveling into my hip causing severe pain. please help. daughter probably eat beets, that was my grandmas remedy with vingegar. she has mold on her scalp i do too use vinegar to cleanse from skin. if my spelling not good neither computer having rough time.

    Submitted by Sophia on
    May 19, 2013 - 9:08pm

    An Alternative Liver Detox (30 Day Cleanse) where you mentioned to use freshly grated beets - do you mean beetroot?


    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    May 20, 2013 - 4:56pm


    Submitted by linda tritton on
    May 20, 2013 - 12:32am

    I have Cushings disease, an underactive thyroid, asthma and high cholesterol. Will detoxing affect my medication [I take T3] and would it really help these conditions please.


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