Liver tonic is a "super pill" formulation. It contains six of the greatest tonic herbs used in Chinese tonic herbalism. All of the herbs are considered to be antiaging herbs. They are all completely safe and non-toxic. In fact, they help detoxify the Liver and the whole body while improving the condition of the tissues of the Liver and improving its functioning. The Herbs in Liver Tonic Polyrhachis Ant Ant has been widely used and very highly regarded in China as a tonic for over 3000 years. It has been universally touted as a superb Liver and Kidney tonic of the highest order. Gynostemma Leaf Gynostemma is one of the superstars of herbalism. It is a potent adaptogenic herb with powerful immune modulating actions. It is considered to be especially beneficial to the Liver. Schizandra Berry Schizandra is one of the primary cleansing tonic herbs used in Chinese herbalism. Schizandra does not have the side effects that are associated with many of the "medicinal," or "inferior" liver cleansing herbs. It is believed that by taking Schizandra regularly, it is possible to rid the body of toxins before they have a chance to do serious damage. Schizandra are widely believed to protect the liver from damage due to toxins, as well as the by-products of living. Duanwood Reishi Duanwood Reishi is the most highly regarded herb in Chinese herbalism. It is believed to have powerful protective actions on the Liver. Lycium Berry The LBP (Lycium Barbarum Polysaccharide) component of Lycium has been found to have significant liver protective actions. Dioscorea Root Dioscorea is a Qi tonic that aids in the assimilation and utilization of the other herbs in this formulation. The liver plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein plasma protein synthesis, and detoxification.