Medicinal plants for hepatitis
Home remedies for hepatitis
MEDICINAL PLANTS FOR HEPATITIS
Which plants are suitable to cure hepatitis?
The role of plants in the natural treatment of hepatitis will focus on the following types of medicinal plants:
- Detoxicant or purifying plants that will help the liver remove toxins from the body.
Natural remedies for hepatitis
Home remedies for hepatitis consists in the use of a series of resources with plants and medicinal preparations that will help to improve the state of health of the organ.
Given the severity of the disease, a doctor needs to evaluate the person's condition, cause of hepatitis, the type and the most appropriate treatment. In no case can medicinal plants substitute for medical treatment.
Along with treatment, it is important to eliminate alcohol consumption, include alcoholic beverages, foods with alcohol and medications such as macerations in alcohol, wine, or tinctures.
Natural treatment of hepatitis should be done under medical supervision.
Infusions and decoctions for hepatitis
- Boldo(Peumus boldus) Boldo is currently one of the medicinal plants most used in herbal recipes to treat the liver and gallbladder. (Decoction of 1.5 - 2.5g dry leaves in 200ml., Three times a day. Treatments longer than 4 weeks are contraindicated).
- Green tea (Camellia sinensis) It protects the liver and has an antiviral action on it. Its antioxidant properties may protect the degeneration of the liver and help prevent liver cancer or cirrhosis (Infusion of a spoonful of dried plant per cup of water. Take 3 cups a day)
- Turmeric (Curcuma longa) Scientific studies have observed the ability of turmeric as a biliary tonic and protective of the liver (Infusion of 20 grams (4 teaspoons) turmeric powder in 1 liter of water. Filter it with a piece of cloth and drink the preparation in several shots for the next 12 hours)
The best three plants for your liver
The three main remedies to treat hepatitis naturally
- Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) The presence in the seeds of a constituent called silymarin, is a remedy for the treatment of liver diseases, among which we can mention hepatitis, liver failure and cirrhosis. It acts by means of regenerating diseased liver cells and has a protective effect by preventing these diseases, so it's very appropriate for those who drink a lot of alcohol because it protects them against possible cirrhosis.
It is also appropriate to remove impurities that can be deposited in the liver when this organ filters contaminated blood.
Its effectiveness as an antidote agains Amanita venom has been tested in order to prevent this fungus toxins can destroy the liver.
(Roots, stems, and the juice of crushed leaves in the desired proportion) (1 ml of tincture 3 times daily) (Infusion of a spoonful of crushed fruits by glass of water for 1 / 4 hour. Take three cups a day for 1 or 2 months). (There are silymarin supplements that can be taken according to the patient information leaflet conditions)
Phytoterapy. Herbal remedies for hepatitis
- Artichoke (Cynara scolymus) It protects the liver and helps it to recover in case of liver disease. It promotes bladder function and helps eliminate the need to vomit. - Caffeic acid, linoleic and oleic acid are involved in its hepato-protective power. Caffeoyl-quinic-acid and cynarin are those that provide its choleretic values, that's to say they stimulate bile- (Infusion of two teaspoons of dried leaves per liter of water. Take three times daily before meals.) (A preparation of green leaf juice mixed with wine can serve the same purpose.)
Plant supplements for hepatitis
- Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) It has been demonstrated that the ingestion of standardized products with glycyrrhizin from licorice has a protective function of the liver, releasing those toxic substances that are harmful, protecting and revitalizing liver cells. This property is useful for treating liver diseases such as hepatitis B or cirrhosis (3 tablets a day of licorice root) (See full study toxicity of the plant)
- Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) This plant has been considered a good stomach tonic and anti-anorexic and even suitable for people with hepatitis. (Drink a few cups a day of infusion of one teaspoon of dried flowers per cup of water after meals) (50 drops of fluid extract daily in three divided doses. It can be obtained in pharmacies and health food stores)
- Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) Positive values of wormwood for swollen gall bladder and for the treatment of jaundice have been demonstrated. Equally it is appropriate to assist the liver in cases of liver failure and for the recovery of patients with hepatitis caused by ingestion of chemicals. (Take wormwood capsules according to the patient information leaflet) (Do not take during pregnancy, lactation, gastritis and ulcer. Do not overdose or take it in a prolonged treatment)
Medicinal plants NOT suitable for hepatitis
The liver is the organ in charge of metabolizing medicines and medicinal components of plants. Just as you can not take certain medicines when there is hepatitis or other diseases of the liver, certain medicinal plants are also contraindicated.
Among the plants that should NOT be taken when there is hepatitis are:
- Spirulina: Not recommended because it may contain certain amounts of a substance called microcystin, which may be toxic to the liver.
In general, herbs that are not supervised by your doctor should NOT be taken as they may interfere with the course of the disease or the effect of the medications. Always consult the contraindications of each plant.
More information on hepatitis and its natural treatment in the listing above.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.