The liver is a vital organ in humans and plays an important role in a wide range of functions including detoxification, metabolism and digestion, and enzyme. It is responsible for the regulation of glycogen storage and hormone production.
Ayurveda views the liver as a fiery, hot organ because of the fiery, dynamic energy of pitta (one of the three doshas) that is the source of all heat in the body. Imbalances of Pitta in the liver can lead to various disorders or serious diseases if the imbalance continues for a long time.
The liver is the only organ that has the ability to heal itself but the balance of Pitta can be supported through a proper lifestyle, a healthy diet, and natural medicines and supplements.