Bile

bile

Description

Bile comes from secretion of the liver. The human liver can produce close to one litre of bile per day. The Greeks spoke about excessive bile produced an aggressive temperament. Depression and other mental illnesses (melancholia) were ascribed to a bodily surplus of black bile. This is the origin of the word "melancholy".

Function

Bile is a digestive juice with an emulsifying action that facilitates digestion of fats in the intestines.

Color

Straw color from the liver and yellow, brown, or green in gallbladder.

Shape

Thick fluid, like car oil.

Direction

Above and below the waist.

Location

It is stored in the gallbladder.

Delimitation

Bordered by digestive and elimination organs.

Meditation on Bile