Liver Health & Detoxification

The liver strengthening herb Andrographis paniculata has been shown inHempedu Bumi Plus for Liver Health and Detoxification hundreds of laboratory and clinical studies to protect and improve liver and pancreatic function. Our product Hempedu Bumi Plus has been especially formulated to provide protection for the whole digestive system from inflammation and assist detoxification from many of the harmful chemicals present in our food, water and environment.

The liver and pancreas perform hundreds of functions and it is not surprising that if they do not function optimally our health is affected in many ways. One of the liver's primary tasks is to filter toxins, a function for which it is often overworked and put under stress by various factors of modern living. If prolonged, these stresses can lead to a wide range of conditions as a result of toxic overload and liver disease. The pancreas provides both essential digestive enzymes and insulin for the control of blood sugar. The pancreatic cells responsible for blood sugar control are particularly sensitive to toxicity and when the liver's detoxifying function is overburdened then this may impact pancreatic function. Hempedu Plus for hangovers, click here for more info!

The major factors that impede healthy functioning of these organs are environmental pollutants, food toxins, trans fat and fried oils, excess refined sugars, pharmaceutical drugs, hepatitis, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. For more information on herbal alcohol detoxification and relief from hangovers, please click here.

Hempedu Bumi Plus

Hempedu Bumi Plus combines 3 standardized extracts of natures most powerful liver detox herbs: Andrographis paniculata, Phyllanthus niruri and Curcuma longa. This combination has the following properties: 

  • Antioxidant protection for the liver, pancreas and digestive system
  • Natural liver detox and blood cleanser
  • Natural hangover remedy (click for more info)
  • Protects from gastric and Duodenal ulcers
  • Boosts immunity
  • Protects the liver from dietary toxins, oxidized fats and alcohol
  • Assists pancreatic function and improves glucose metabolism
  • Promotes liver regeneration
  • Promotes recuperation from hepatitis (after acute phase is over)

Recommended Dosage: 2 capsules with meals twice daily. Each bottle contains 60 capsules.  

Approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Health MAL05061624T

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Andrographis paniculata (Hempedu Bumi)

Hempedu Bumi (Andrographis paniculata)Indigenous Malaysians have long recognized the liver promoting effects of this herb by naming it Hempedu Bumi, or bile of the earth. Andrographis has been shown in comparative studies to be superior to Milk Thistle in its liver protective and bile promoting properties. The active constituent,  andrographolide protects the liver, pancreas and digestive system. Laboratory and clinical trials have demonstrated its effectiveness in cases of toxic liver damage, poor liver function and hepatitis. Andrographis is also shown to prevent the build up of oxidized cholesterol in the arteries to a degree that was more substantial than omega 3 fish oils. It is particularly suited to those on a high cholesterol diet.  Andrographolide also protects the insulin producing cells of the pancreas and improves glucose metabolism and diabetic retinopathy.

Traditionally the herb is also used for high blood pressure and modern research has also confirmed its gentle and safe  hypotensive effects. The most recent research on this herb is focusing on its immune enhancing and anti-viral properties, even against several strains of the HIV virus. In China it is the herb of choice for sore throats, colds and flu. In India controlled double blind clinical studies found that Hempedu Bumi has a preventative effect against the common cold. Recent studies have also focused on the ability of Andrographis to protect from gastric and duodenal ulcers.

Phyllanthus niruri (Dukung Anak)

Dukung Anak (Phyllanthus niruri)Found throughout the wet rain forests of Asia and South America, it is one of the most versatile and useful herbal remedies to relieve pain, support the body against colds and flu, eliminate kidney stones and for speeding the recovery from hepatitis and jaundice. As such, this herb addresses several disorders that modern medicine is struggling to find any suitable treatment for. Dukung Anak grows up to 40 cm in height and is distinctive by its small seedpods stretching along the underside of the leaves (and is a common week in Malaysian flowerpots!).

The herb is traditionally used for jaundice and hepatitis. In China and India, studies to assess the herbs’ liver protective effect were conducted by subjecting laboratory animals to liver toxins including alcohol and paracetemol. In all instances, a protective effect was demonstrated.
Tremendous excitement was generated in the late 1980’s following successful tests on the herb against Hepatitis B virus, a slow acting infection linked to liver cancer and estimated to be carried by some 300 to 500 million people worldwide. While science is still searching for a treatment to render the virus inactive and prevent it from spreading, several studies on Dukung Anak showed promising anti-viral effects against Hepatitis B. However subsequent tests elsewhere gave conflicting results with no changes observed. The differences may be due to fluctuations in the levels of active constituents in the samples used. In all the tests, researchers found no side effects or negative reaction from the herb and concluded that it is safe and non-toxic. If used in combination with other herbs, it at least offers a promising alternative to treat Hepatitis B.

In South America, it is the most widely used remedy for kidney stones and gallstones, so much so that many locals call it “Stone Breaker”. In a 1999 clinical study (Campos, A.H.,, a Phyllanthus niruri extract exhibited a potent and effective non-concentration-dependent inhibitory effect on the calcium oxalate crystal formation (the building blocks of most kidney stones). The herb is believed to possess unique properties as an antispasmodic and muscle relaxant specific to the urinary and biliary tract, which the researchers surmised, facilitates the expulsion of kidney, bladder or biliary stones.

Recent research on Phyllanthus niruri reveals that its antiviral activity extends to human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV). A Japanese research group discovered its HIV-1 inhibition properties in with a simple water extract of the plant.

For more information on these herbs please visit our science & articles page here 


Could you benefit from antioxidant liver & pancreas support herbs?

Answer the questions below to understand the role of your liver and pancreas in your health please read through the following questions:


Q: Do you suffer from nausea after eating oily foods, or do you instinctively avoid these foods as a result?
Q: Have you ever had hepatitis?
Q: Do you have adult onset diabetes?
Q: Do you get hungry quickly after meals, especially after eating sweet foods?

Q: Does your energy drop and you feel "shaky"only 2-3 hours after eating?

Q: Are you a smoker?

Q: Have you even been a frequent or heavy drinker of alcohol?

Q: Do you regularly suffer from skin conditions, skin allergies, constipation or headaches / migraines?
Q: Are you exposed to dangerous chemicals in your workplace / environment?
Q: Do you regularly take prescription medicines or pharmaceuticals that have a know toxicity on liver function?
Q: Do you suffer from intestinal infections such as candida, chronic bacterial infections or parasites?

If you have answered yes to any of these you could benefit from the natural liver detox herbal formula Hempedu Bumi Plus.



Curcumin is one of the world's most potent antioxidantsCurcuma longa / Curcumin (Kunyit / Turmeric)

Turmeric is one of the most well researched herbs in the world with particular attention on its positive effects against most types of cancer. Of its many natural compounds, most studies focus on the active ingredient Curcumin (more than 4,700 studies have been done to date with new ones published each week). To document the many benefits of Turmeric would fill many books, so to summarize, the conditions for which it has been most widely studied are as follows:

Cancers and Tumors (in order of frequency of research studies): 

Colorectal, Breast, Colon, Prostate, Pancreatic, Lung, Skin, Liver, Drug Resistant, Gastric, Leukemia, Oral, Melanoma, Bladder, Squamous Cell, Ovarian, Lymphoma, Cervical, Head & Neck, Precancerous Conditions, Esophageal, Chemotherapy Induced Toxicities, Fibrosarcoma, Osteosarcoma, Cancer Prevention, Tongue, Urothelial Tumors, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Fibroid, Hodgkin Lymphoma & Kidney

Oxidative Stress & Inflammatory Conditions:

Liver & Alcohol Toxicity, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Radiation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Cholestasis, Aflatoxicosus, Osteoarthritis, High Cholesterol, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Colon Polyps, Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Myocardial Ischemia, Ulcerative Colitis, Arterioscerosis, Atherosclerosi, Arthritis & Allergies

Immunity and Infectious Conditions:

HIV,  Low Immunity, Malaria, Helicobacter Pylori Infection, Fungal Infection, Parasitic Diseases, Liver Flukes, Automimmune Diseases, Bacterial Infections, Candida, Respiratory Tract Infections, Tuberculosis & Vitiligo

Nervous System & Neurodegenerative Conditions:

Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Disorders, Brain Ischemia, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons, Brain Damage, Epilepsy, Depression, Cognitive Decline, Aging Brain, Stress, Spinal Cord Injuries & Anxiety Disorders

Please click here to access these and many more published scientific references on Turmeric and Curcumin.

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