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Have any of you tried these herbs?

Here are quotes from newsmax.com:

"A lot of natural supplements aid in the treatment of Hepatitis B including:

    * Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale): Native Americans have been using this supplement for long periods of time to treat liver disorders including Hepatitis B. Dandelion can work as a liver tonic and a rich source of Vitamin A.

    * Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is a Mediterranean herb that has been used for thousands of years for liver ailments.

    * Andrographis panniculata, better known as Kalmegh in Ayurveda, is native to India and Sri Lanka. It helps protect the liver from toxins.

    * Phyllanthus niruri, better known as Stonebreaker Herb, has recently been discovered to be useful in the treatment of hepatitis B. It is effective as an anti-viral herb.

    * Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is beneficial as a hepatitis B treatment, but should not be taken for more than four to six weeks. It has been used in Japan as a therapy for chronic viral hepatitis."

Have any of you hbvers tried any of these herbs?
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Milk thistle (Silybum marianum), this slow down and improve liver working but no antiviral effect on hbv, might interfere with antivirals, i've used this when i was very young for 6 months while inactive carrier.

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) little effect on hbsag but nobody ever got hbsag neg only in vitro observation and none on hbvdna, toxic for the liver over a certain dose so liver must have no severe fibrosis to use it

Phyllanthus niruri and urinaria, effect on hbeag positive, might lower hbvdna 3 logs and make hbe negative according to a 48weeks trial presented at easl 2009.it is very important to have a good source for this herb because other trials failed to have any result

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I am on milk thistle but don't know if its working.
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I'm e antigen negative, e antibody positive ; do you think phyllanthus niruri may help to lower the virus count since this herb is anti-viral?
What exactly mean by antiviral? Thank you very much.
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the results are superweak, 3 log is in the range of no treatment recommended, but you can try it it won t harm especially if you have hbvdna low, the problem is get a source of the real plant with no toxic mixures.

antiviral interfernce has been found with all Nucs drug for hiv-hbv-hcv (polymerase inibitors), it is safer to use it once the virus replication is und
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