Herbs that May Help Fight Hepatitis and Liver Disease

Herbal Cure For Hepatitis

Hepatitis is a viral disease of the liver that can be fatal. At the early stages of the disease, people may not realize that they have hepatitis as there are no symptoms, until the liver fails or the symptoms of chronic infection arise. Treatment for hepatitis, regardless of the severity, often involves antiviral medications and can last for an extended period of time. Luckily, there are herbs that can help fight the risks of hepatitis and liver diseases.

Herbs for liver disease are classified as food supplements and can be bought in almost any heath store.

Milk Thistle Seed

For over 2000 years, milk thistle has been used as herbal medicine for its remarkable effects on the gallbladder and the liver. The ancient philosophers ‘Pliny’ and ‘Galen’ recognized the remarkable power of milk thistle in liver cleansing. Milk thistle can help to detoxify the liver from poisons of alcohol, stimulate bile production, regenerate damaged liver tissue, and help improve digestion.

Borotutu Bark

The bark of Borotutu is one of the most powerful herbs for liver cleansing and support. Health experts have proved that the Borotutu has substances that can combat jaundice and colic. This remedy also contains high quantity of powerful antioxidants that are known to protect liver cells from viral infection such as hepatitis.

Greater Celandine

The ancient Romans and Greeks used Celandine for over thousands of years as a powerful herb for liver cleansing.

Also, the fabled French herbalist, Maurice Messegue, used Celandine to help treat all sorts of liver problems including hepatitis. As a herbal medicine, Celandine stimulates the enzyme production of the pancreas to help the liver to eliminate foreign particles. This herb also helps to stimulate bile production, improves a sluggish liver, and helps relieve gallbladder spasms.

However, it is very important for the reader to note that research has shown a harmful effect overall on hepatitis patients consuming greater Celandine. Use it with caution.

Chanca Piedra

For centuries, Chanca has been used by the indigenous people of the Amazon as a powerful herb for cleansing the liver, kidney stones, and gallbladder. This herb also helps to stimulate the liver’s natural function of cleansing itself from foreign particle and harmful free radicals. Chanca Piedra contains ingredients that help to soothe the liver, increase bile production, and reduce the formation of calcified stones within organs.

Chicory Root

Renowned for its vigorous blue flowers, the chicory plant is also known for its liver-cleansing capabilities. The ancient physicians of Rome, India, Arab, and Persia used the roots and the leaves of Chicory to treat several liver diseases including liver stones, gallbladder stones, constipation, urinary stones, and, possibly, hepatitis.

Dandelion Root

It’s often surprising to know that the dandelions you want to get rid of from your lawn have liver cleansing effects that have been celebrated for centuries.

The root of dandelion contains substances that can help to stimulate bile flow through the liver. This herb is commonly used by herbalists to combat cirrhosis, fatty liver, and estrogen irregularities.


The use of peppermint isn’t limited to freshening breath. This herb that has been used by many people almost every day contains substances that can help stimulate bile flow by relaxing the bile ducts. Peppermint also contains substances that break down fats within the liver. People taking peppermint can have reduced cholesterol, which makes it easier for the liver to filter toxins. The health substances of peppermint can also help to inhibit stones in the gallbladder and kidney, as well as calm the stomach for enhanced digestion.

Organic Turmeric

Organic Turmeric is a yellow root that’s a cousin of ginger. Organic turmeric contains substances that have been used by herbalists to combat liver diseases. According to research, Turmeric not only helps to stimulate the enzymes responsible for cleansing the liver from poison, but is also effective for combating the harmful upshots of carcinogens.

Organic Yellow Dock Root

This herb is used by herbalist as a blood purifier to cleanse toxins off the body. The roots of yellow dock contain substances that have been proven to help in breaking down fats. It also helps to stimulate bile production, improve the flow of digestive juices, enhance natural liver detoxification, and helps to eliminate harmful toxins in the liver that could improve the risks of viral infection that can result to hepatitis.

Although the above mentioned herbs can help fight hepatitis and liver disease, it doesn’t mean that all hepatitis sufferers can consume them. Some herbs can hinder to the effects of medication for hepatitis or liver disease. Also, most herbs or health supplements for hepatitis and liver disease are heavily marketed; these products are promoted in different forms of media and ads are saying that these products are effective in absolute form. But one shouldn’t fall for false claims. Before you decide to buy or to take herbs for hepatitis, see to it that you consult your primary care physician first.


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