Natural Cure for Hepatitis

by Sam Malone

Hepatitis is the inflammation of liver tissue which can progress to swelling and scaring of the liver if not treated for long period of time. Liver is the hub and the largest single gland of the body. It performs many important functions like bile synthesis, cholesterol synthesis, metabolism and storage of nutrients and many more. A healthy liver thus is a key factor for good health and any compromises in liver health can cause various complications. Hepatitis is mainly caused by the viruses and the type of hepatitis is named after the virus which causes it for example hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. It can also be caused by chemicals, alcohol, drugs, inherited disease or by a persons own immune system. Hepatitis treatment would depend largely on the type of hepatitis and treatment mode generally involves combination of symptom relief, treatment of the cause, prevention support and medications. Certain hepatitis natural cures can help to prevent the progression of the disease and save the liver. Try the following hepatitis home remedies to prevent the progression of the disease and rebuilt the damaged liver cells.

Garlic - Include garlic liberally in the diet while preparing meals, one or 2 cloves can be chewed daily on empty stomach too. The active component and essential oils in garlic helps to purify blood and eliminate toxins from the body.

Milk thistle - This is a common herb used to treat all kinds of hepatitis as milk thistle helps to restore and protect the liver cells. Other herbs like yellow dock, artichoke leaves, dandelion root and burdock root are also helpful in hepatitis treatment. Before starting any herbal supplements containing milk thistle or other herbs please consult a health care professional for correct doses and guidance.

Preventive measures-

  • Hepatitis A infection will generally clear up on its own without any after effects within few weeks or months. To prevent this infection you can get an immune globulin shot.
  • Hepatitis B infection can also be prevented successfully by vaccination. Besides a person with hepatitis B should always have safe sex using latex condoms. Don't share anything which has infected people's blood with other people like razors, toothbrushes, tongue cleaners, nail cutters, drug needles or other body piercing instruments.
  • Infected people should avoid pre chewing food for babies. Any blood spills from infected person should be cleaned thoroughly with 10% solution of household bleach.
  • Unlike hepatitis A and B there is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C and vaccines for hepatitis A and B don't offer any protection for hepatitis C. Anything which has blood of the infected person on it like razors, scissors, nail files, tampons, sanitary napkins or tooth brushes should be avoided. Get hepatitis A and B vaccination and practice safe sex. A person infected with hepatitis C should completely avoid alcohol consumption as it accelerates liver damage.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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