Introduction to the Digestive System of the Human Body

Bile is a thick alkaline fluid that is secreted by the liver and stored in the gall bladder.

Bile is ejected into the duodenum via the common bile duct, that is - it does not flow continuously but is released at intervals.

Bile may vary in colour (e.g. yellow, green, brown) according to the proportions of bile pigments. Leithin, cholesterol and bile salts are also present in bile.

What it does:

  1. Bile salts help to emulsify fats in the duodenum so that they can be more readily broken-down by pancreatic lipase into fatty acids and glycerol.
  2. Bile salts also form compounds with fatty acids.
  3. Bile also helps to stimulate peristalsis in the duodenum.

In the News:

Saffron adopted through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program - 7 Apr '20

Kale is in season in February - 7 Feb '20

Aromatherapy assoc. NAHA supports lavender via ABC's adopt-an-herb - 22 Dec '19

Garlic and Artichoke adopted through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program - 14 Jun '19

Cranberry Harvest underway in USA - 5 Oct '18

Total retail sales of herbal supplements in the USA exceeded $8 Billion in 2017 - 13 Sep '18

It's a bumper blueberry season - 13 Jul '18

Positive effects of exercise on blood cell populations - 20 Jun '18

Angel affirmations, meditations, or daily connection are popular with some who appreciate the joy of Angels in their lives.

Although care has been taken when compiling this page, the information contained might not be completely up to date. Accuracy cannot be guaranteed. This material is copyright. See terms of use.

IvyRose Holistic 2003-2024.