So far I found the following, I was wondering what I'am missing out.
1) Virgin Coconut Oil (For Virus):
is really great against the Hep-C virus. Virgin Coconut Oil is the most abundant natural source of lauric acid available. This is really good against the virus.
2) Sunflower Seeds (For Virus):
They contain Omega Fatty 3 Acids, which is good in reducing long-term complications of liver injury due to Fibrosis and Cirrhosis.
Other things that include Fatty 3 Acids are: fish and shellfish, flaxseed (linseed), hemp oil, soya oil, canola (rapeseed) oil, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, leafy vegetables, and walnuts
3) Milk Thistle (For Virus):
Good against the virus. It interrupts the Hepatitis C virus' reproduction.
4) Dandelion Root/Leaf (For Liver):
Again, helps in stabilizing the liver. The extract reduces inflammatory response and oxidative stress. Dandelion Root tea has been used over the centuries as a diuretic as well.
5) Nutriferon (For Virus):
Patented Immune System Boosting supplement which supposed to boost your interferon using natural herbs.
7) Butylated Hydroxytoluene (For Virus) (anyone try this??):
People seem to have reduced viral loads after taking this. This is the same medication given to people with herpes.
8) Licorice Root (aka: Glycyrrhiza glabra) (For Liver):
May help prevent the development of liver cancer in patients with chronic hepatitis C. It has anti-inflammatory and an antiviral component. Studies showed that it helps in diminishing the effects of ongoing liver disease but also appeared to improve damaged tissue.
9) Ginsing (For Liver):
Studies have shown that it can help improve liver function, and diminish tissue damage to the liver.
10) Ginger (Aids Hep-C Therapy TX)
Ginger prevents foods from accumulating in the stomach, helps in digestion. Ginger has the potential to help people tolerate pegylated interferon and ribavirin.
11) Castor Oil Packs (For Liver):
Apply Castor Oil Packs to the liver to improve Liver Function,
12) Bitter Melon (For Virus):
it is used in Brazilian Herbs for tumors, wounds, rheumatism, malaria, vaginal discharge, inflammation, menstrual problems, diabetes, colic, fevers, worms. It is also used to induce abortions and as an aphrodisiac.
People with HCV should be aware of a bacteria called V. vulnificus, found in the Gulf of Mexico and other warm waters. It infects oysters and other shellfish. Pollution is not what causes the contamination in the shellfish, so just avoiding contaminated waters is not enough of a precaution. This bacteria can be in raw or undercooked fish. But, get this, it's not enough for those with HCV to just avoid oysters, sushi, and lightly cooked shellfish , but this bacteria can infect open wounds when a person goes swimming in infected waters!
Some of the remedies you mentioned above, are used
to lower viral load. I just wanted to remind people, that cirrhosis can still ocur, with a low viral load.
Hep C is a virus, and as far as I know nothing you've mentioned except perhaps one is an anti-viral. Mostly, you've described anti-inflammatories and liver cleansers, which could be a problem if you're taking medication. These would help strengthen the liver, but wouldn't act directly on the virus, only on the consequences of the virus. There are natural anti-virals, but whether they would be strong enough to do anything about Hep C is doubtful. Two of the strongest are olive leaf and elderberry, which can help minimize colds and flus but Hep C? There is a product made by Herb Pharm that is used to help prevent reoccurrences of persistent viruses, originally called lomatium hyperium combination. It's used for any virus that lingers in the body. Lomatium can be very good for the liver as well, and there's a very strong version of it called lomatium isolate. Isatis is another herb used for viruses. St. John's wort (hypericum) is a known anti-viral. So there are plants out there that are anti-viral, but none of them is mentioned in your list.
You forgot Dandelion - detoxes the liver and improves bile flow. Lycopodium is one of the main remedies for liver problems such as hepatitis. Selenium keeps this viral infection of the liver under control.
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