I second the dandelion. It is a diuretic, though, but shouldn't be a problem, unless you consume it in copious amounts.
I like to take a mixture of yellowdock root, dandelion root, and burdock root in capsule form, when I want to boost my liver/kidney power
What I do is buy the roots at the store (but if you have your own wildcrafted...
) and I grind the roots up to a fine powder in a coffee grinder, and capsulate them with vegicaps. I take about 2-3 per day (when I was pregnant), but not *all* the time, just when my body was feeling *slow*. Those herbs really get things moving, in all the ways... lol... which can be really good for constipation during pregnancy as well.
Actually, when I first heard of this great herbal root combo, it was from a lay-midwife (who is awesome... believes totally in UC.. loved JPB) and she said those herbs are really great for IRON, too. She suggested mothers to take it in tea form, with blackstrap molasses (another good source of iron), which is a lot more gentle way of getting the good stuff.
What can I say, I'm as my location suggests.
Also, garlic is awesome.... What I do is chop the garlic into tiny bits, and swallow them like that, with water. It really makes the body feel *healthy* afterwards.
I also like to take these bitter and strong tasting things while pregnant because the baby tastes them in their amniotic fluid, so they won't be so "picky" once they get old enough to eat their own food.
I can remember my DD (3 yo now) when she was about 7 months, literally eating those vegicaps full of my powdered root combo
I was sitting there capsulating them, and she was beside me asking for *more*. I take pride in that.
Shes a *strong* healthy, little grrl, I tell ya.