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| Herbs for Hepatitis B? |
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Sara
Posted on: March 19, 2007
What is the difference between acute and chronic hepatitis B? What herbs are good for such conditions? Can they be cured by using herbs?
Hepatitis B is a viral infection by the virus named hepatitis B, which is usually transmitted by infected needles, Symptoms of acute hepatitis B can include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, body aches and fever. The symptoms usually subside as the viral infection is cleared, within a few weeks. When the infection is not cleared, it becomes chronic, with liver inflammation that can lead to cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer years later.
I don’t know how successful herbs are in the treatment of hepatitis B. Please see other questions about hepatitis by searching the Q&A page of our website www.richters.com .
Christopher Hobbs’ book "Milk Thistle: The Liver Herb" lists many studies showing improvement in hepatitis, including one study showing improvement in Hepatitis B.
Herbalists Kirk Moulton and Alan Tillotson share their experiences with herbal protocols for hepatitis B and C on the website: http://hepatitis-alternatives.com/.