Hey MewithC....good to see you around again! I am surprised your Dr told you to take milk thistle? There are so many threads on this forum about milk thistle and the conclusions seemed to be that there was no added benefit in taking it. I am just curious about their reasoning in taking it?
They told me it reduces inflammation of the liver.
When they said that to me, I replied it's a wive's tale, which they immediately replied, "it's been proven to reduce inflammation of the liver."
It does nothing for hepatitis, but aids the liver.
If you were to read about this schisandra stuff....it looks like the wonder herb & why don't we take it. Doctors won't endorse it due to liability & no FDA approval, but then again, the FDA doesn't approve herbs.
So, here i am inquiring about it......again.
I have heard of it and it is a good liver herb. Because these herbs do nothing to fight the virus, I tend to minimize their use on the forum, but your Dr. is correct that some of these herbs are very helpful in supporting the liver otherwise. Just be careful that your Dr. approves them and that they are put out by a reputable company. Good luck to you.
I hope you get hooked up with the new orals soon.
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